As of 2014, the KitchenAid mixer is considered the better stand mixer when compared to the Cuisinart mixer and other brands. Good Housekeeping gave the KitchenAid Artisan series the top honors, while the Cuisinart 5.5-Quart model came in at number four on Good Housekeeping's list.
KItchenAid mixers are considered the best stand mixers, with models from this brand coming in first and second place. The KitchenAid Artisan series stand mixer has several favorable attributes, such as exceptional performance, several accessories, dishwasher-safe beaters and a handle on the stainless steel bowl. There is also a port where other accessories, such as a blender and pasta maker, can be attached. A few cons to this mixer include the handwashed whisk, the machine's hard-to-clean crevices and the likelihood of food splattering at the highest speeds.
The Cuisinart 5.5-Quart stand mixer, ranked below the two KitchenAid models and a Breville model, is considered one of the best mixers for whipping cream and making cake batter. It also has a feature in which flour can be folded into batter instead of merely mixed. Like the KitchenAid mixer, the Cuisinart mixer also contains many hard-to-clean crevices. Other cons include the weight of the machine and unclear speed settings.