KitchenAid’s iconic stand mixer is worth the hype

Best Multi-Purpose Stand Mixer

SM-50TQ Stand Mixer

amazon.com

$365.00

$199.95

This stand mixer can tackle your every need from folding to making heavy dough bread. It features 12 speed settings that are easy to select with the turn of a dial. The lowest setting is very gentle, while the highest is good for putting the final touches on a whipped cream. The bowl attaches to the base easily, as do the attachments to the head of the mixer. In our tests, the whisk whipped excellent fluffy egg whites and cream that didn’t seep. It also handled a monster cookie recipe very well, as well as a multigrain bread dough.  

Several attachments can be bought separately for this stand mixer, including a pasta roller and cutter, spiralizer and ice cream maker. We especially like using ice cream attachments on stand mixers because you can increase the speed to make a fluffier ice cream. The ice cream maker attachment also comes with a unique fruit chopping paddle so you can make all-natural sorbets.