Updated 22 Mar 2019

Breville

the Scraper Beater LEM250

Snapshot: The Breville the Scraper Beater LEM250 has a 4.5L stainless-steel bowl and comes with a scraper-beater. How well does it beat, mix and knead?

the Scraper Beater LEM250
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$400

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
81
Performance
?%
Beating egg whites
?%
Mixing cake batter
?%
Kneading dough
?%
Ease of use
?%

Good points

  • Very good results in our beating (egg whites) test.
  • Very good results in our mixing (cake batter) test.
  • Excellent results in our kneading (dough) test.
  • Controls are easy to use.
  • Speeds are graded according to their purpose.
  • Spring-loaded motor head easy to use.
  • Bowl and some attachments are dishwasher safe.
  • Has a splashguard.

But

  • No eject button for removing beater.
  • The mixer head “jolts” during kneading (which can make the mixer move).
  • Pouring shield annoying to use (rattles during mixing and needs to be removed when lifting motor head).

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Beating egg whites (20%)
  • Mixing cake batter (20%)
  • Kneading dough (20%)
  • Ease of use (40%)

Price is from a January 2019 survey.

Dimensions are measured with the mixer standing on its base.

Weight excludes beaters.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$400
Type
Benchtop

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
34 x 36 x 18
Noise (dBA)
81
Weight (kg)
5.5
Wattage (W)
700
Number of speeds
8
Bowl capacity (L)
4.5
Bowl type
Stainless steel
Mixer construction
Plastic

Features

Whisk
Yes
Dough hooks
Yes
Beater
Yes
Splashguard
Yes
Pulse option
No
Bowl lock
Yes
Dishwasher-safe bowl
Yes
Boost/turbo option
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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