Christmas is approaching, which means it's time to get baking. Make your life easier with our handy guide to kitchen stand mixers. 

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What is a stand mixer?

An electric device that mixes ingredients, often used for baking. 

How much are stand mixers?

Like most appliances, stand mixers can vary in price depending on the brand. You can pay as little as £50 all the way up to £1,000. 

Who are stand mixers for?

Stand mixers are the perfect sidekick for keen bakers. Or, for anyone that's tired of using a whisk or hand mixer! 

Our top picks...

CRUX stand mixer, £199.99

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Appliances don't have to be big and bulky eyesores that simply take up work surface space. This Crux copper mixer is sleek and sophisticated.

Not only does it come with a stainless steel mixing bowl, it also includes a glass blending jug that lets you whip up everything from batters to smoothies.

Aucma stand mixer, £79.99

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If you want the retro look of a KitchenAid without paying the hefty price tag, this Aucma stand mixer is a great option. It comes in this gorgeous duck egg blue shade as well as black, if you'd prefer.

For an added bonus, it's packaged with three mixing accessories: a whisk, a dough hook and a mixing beater. 

Cuisinart precision stand mixer, £235

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The Cuisinart stand mixer has an impressive 12 different speed settings, giving you precise control of your mixing. 

If you're baking for a coach load, this mixer is great as it has a 5.2L stainless steel bowl, which can fit a large amount of ingredients in! 

Ambiano stand mixer, £49.99

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We can always rely on Aldi for a buyer's guide bargain. Their Ambiano stand mixer is just £49.99 but has a number of impressive functions.

It has 6 speed levels, a pulse function, a splash protection lid, a tilting head mechanism and extra attachments. 

Smeg Dolce & Gabbana stand mixer, £999.95 

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If you want to add the wow-factor to your kitchen, this Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana mixer is simply stunning. Adorned with the fashion brand's signature decorative style, this mixer has a smooth-start function which prevents the ingredients from spilling out when the machine is started, which is often an issue with stand mixers.

At a pricey £999.95, it's definitely an investment and a purchase to be considered. However, if you're a fashion and baking enthusiast, there's no better kitchen accessory!

Matt grey electric stand mixer, £60

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Wilko has expanded their appliance collection, with this gorgeous grey stand mixer. Boasting a powerful 1000W motor and six speed settings, it can effortlessly prepare batters and dough for baking.

Did you know, you can also use a stand mixer for mashed potato and homemade sauces? Bonus! 

Swan retro stand mixer, £164.99

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We are big fans of this retro-style stand mixer by Swan. It comes in a range of vintage colours, so ticks all of the boxes for both style and functionality.

For the price, it's a mixer definitely worth investing in. It has eight speeds, a pouring shield and a 10 minute auto safety shut off function.

Pebbled Palm KitchenAid, £599

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Arguably, the most famous and prestigous of the stand mixers – the KitchenAid. Made to last, this unique Pebbled Palm KitchenAid is ultra stylish and will make a statement in any kitchen.

What's even better about the KitchenAid mixer is that it can be personalised. You can choose the colour of the stand, the colour/pattern of the bowl and you can even get your mixer engraved! 

  

Are you going to invest in a stand mixer before Christmas? Let us know by tweeting us @goodhomesmag, posting a comment on our Facebook page or posting your stand mixer purchase on Instagram using the hashtag #ThisGoodHome for your chance to be featured on our Instagram. 

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