With Great British Bake Off back to our screens it’s time to dust of those mixers, stock up the store cupboard and get ready to be inspired by all the delicious recipes on our screens each week. The essential part of watching GBBO is having a cake ready to eat whilst watching the show to fend of the inevitable cravings. If your baking essentials are over used and dated then it’s time to buy new ones whilst prices have never been better. Amazon has a wide range of baking essentials at fantastic value for money.
First and foremost, the mixer. Electric hand mixers are great, however it really is time to upgrade to a stand mixer. These are easier, quicker, much cleaner and stop the dreaded splattering of the mixture around the kitchen. Prices really do vary and whilst most of the stand mixers currently on the market do the job, it really is worth investing a little bit more for as they feel firmer and mix better. This is reflected in the finished bake, resulting in light, fluffy cakes. They also work better with stiffer batters and bread dough as they are sturdier.
We can’t talk about stand mixers without including the iconic KitchenAid. Probably one of the most recognizable appliance brand names in the industry with it’s distinct and bold design that adds character to any kitchen.
The Kitchen Aid Classic Stand Mixer is a smooth, rounded, 4.3l tilt head mixer with an iconic design for easy use and cleaning. This mixer comes with perfect selection of accessories that include a beater, dough hook, wire whisk, 4.2-litre stainless steel bowl and pouring shield. Every item in the KitchenAid Collection is assembled by hand from reassuringly solid die-cast metal parts, receiving the individual attention to detail vital to ensuring top performance and quality. This product is currently priced at with free delivery from
Kenwood are currently selling the Kenwood KMix Stand Mixer in very fashionable Cream colour with a clear glass bowl. The slow speed outlet increases the versatility of your machine for all your food preparation and baking needs and the electronic speed control ensures that you carefully and smoothly build up to the desired speed. Additional attachments can be bought separately for the more adventurous baker. This product is currently on offer at with free delivery from
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With its influences in the 50s but technology firmly in the present, this Smeg Retro Standmixer with its pastel hues and curvaceous lines is super impressive as it gets down to business with baking tasks. With it’s distinctive die-cast aluminium body and high polished stainless steel bowl this Smeg Stand Mixer is just what is needed to make a statement of quality in the kitchen. It has tilt a head mechanism and a lever on the top allows variable speed control between 1 and 10 to suit every task from kneading and mixing to whipping and whisking. The 4.8 litre stainless steel bowl and removable clear pouring shield will help reduce splashes or let you add ingredients as you mix. This powerful and efficient stand mixer is a great investment piece for an aspiring baker. The stand mixer is supplied with a recipe book and three attachments, perfect for getting started.
- Stainless steel wire whisk
- Aluminium flat beater
- Aluminium dough hook
At the other end of the market is the Savisto 1260W Retro Food Stand Mixer With 5.5L Bowl, available in a range of colours to match your kitchen. Although this is less than half the price of the Kenwood mixer, it still offers great product that comes complete with beater, dough hook and whisk attachments, a transparent splash guard and a silicone spatula. A large capacity, 5.5 litre stainless steel mixing bowl is included to make mixing as easy as possible. The bowl can be locked in place to prevent spillages, or fully removed and carried with a convenient handle. There is an impressive 800 watt motor with the ability to push to 1260 watts when under heavy load, with 6 speed settings and a pulse mode, this baking mixer can make quick work of any ingredients. There is also a transparent splash guard with an ingredient chute to keep your worktop and mixing machine clean from any mess and four anti-slip feet to ensure stability during the mixing process. All in all this is great value for money and certainly gets the job done. Currently priced at with free delivery from
There are also several mid range products available, including the Kenwood Stand Mixer KM240. This is a more basic version than the KMix Stand Mixer but still comes complete with a 4.3L Stainlesss Steel bowl, 3 bowl tools, a k beater, whisk and dough hook as well as variable speeds and a full safety interlock system. Priced at this is really good value and a decent product.