If you are ready to invest in a serious machine, there are tons of stand mixers priced over $200 that will fit the bill. These machines tend to be higher in power and capacity than their less expensive counterparts. Some will even stand up to frequent breadmaking.
In Part II of my Stand Mixer Palooza, we lined up all of my stand mixers that are priced over $200. These mixers come in many different shapes, styles, and mixing platforms. Some are planetary while others have a bowl that sits atop a bottom mounted motor. One thing is for sure: there is a stand mixer for every type of cook!
I tested many of these mixers, and I had a range of emotions about them. You can see many of these reviews by viewing this playlist. Some of these mixers really surprised me…both in a good way and a bad way. After all is said and done, my advice is still the same: a stand mixer choice is a personal one that depends on your individual wants and needs.
Just remember: Your cooking style will change over time as your skills improve. Your first mixer does not have to be your only one. To me, a great combination is a robust planetary mixer for everyday jobs paired with a larger machine for heavy doughs.
Below are my Stand Mixers Over $200 that are currently available:
- KitchenAid Classic Plus 4.5 Quart
- KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart
- KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart – Design Series
- KitchenAid Pro 500
- KitchenAid Pro 600
- KitchenAid Commercial 8
- Kenwood 7 Quart (no heating function)
- Kenwood Chef Titanium 5 Quart
- Cuisinart 5.5 Quart
- Smeg 5 Quart
- Kenmore Elite Ovation 5 Quart
- Kenmore Elite 5 Quart
- Bosch Universal Plus 6.5 Quart
- Nutrimill Artiste
- Ankarsrum Mixer 7.4 Quart
Options for models that are no longer available:
- KitchenAid Proline 7 Quart
- Hobart N50
- Hobart 60
- Cuisinart 5.5 Quart (new model)
- NutriMill Classic Grain Mill