The best mixer on the market as of February 2015 is the KitchenAid Artisan, according to Top Ten Reviews. This mixer wins praise for its durability, quality of construction, reliability and array of powerful features.
KitchenAid’s mixer receives glowing reviews for its highly functional features. One of the device’s most notable inclusions is its 59-point planetary mixing system, which allows the mixer to hit 59 different points within the mixing bowl, ensuring that all ingredients are evenly mixed together. The Artisan’s deep bowl and powerful mixing head can churn up to nine cups of flour at a time, cutting down on the need to add ingredients in one-cup increments. The mixer also comes equipped with an auto-shutoff function to prevent the unit from overheating when stirring heavy mixtures. Users also praise the unit’s variety of accessories, including a dough hook for kneading bread and a juicing tool.
The Artisan also gets high marks for its sleek design and durable construction. The device is available in a wide range of colors, making it easy to match any type of kitchen décor. The mixer is also made entirely of stainless steel, with no plastic parts. Top Ten Reviews praises the unit’s long-lasting construction but does note that KitchenAid only offers a one-year warranty on the device’s motor.