Benchtop mixer or hand mixer, which is best?
Which mixer makes baking a breeze?
If you enjoy baking, a food mixer is a handy kitchen gadget. We've tested benchtop and hand-held models to help you find the best performer.
Bench mixers make light work of mixing cake batter, kneading dough and beating egg whites at the turn of a dial. Some models also have optional attachments like blenders, mincers and sausage makers, and additional accessories you can buy for making ice cream, rolling pasta, and much more.
A hand-held mixer’s a useful kitchen gadget and a must-have for keen bakers. They're light, portable and take up little cupboard space. If you don't want to spend much, a hand-held mixer is a cheap alternative to a benchtop mixer.
Tip: Choose a mixer by doing your own “testing”: check how comfortable it is to hold and whether the controls are easy to use.