Best stand mixers based on customer reviews and ratings

For many tasks in the kitchen, a stand mixer can make the job much easier. When choosing a stand mixer, you want one that is going to be reliable, durable and will get the job done. We researched customer reviews and ratings to find out which ones consumers like the best.  The results are below in our easy to use stand mixer buying guide.

Best stand mixers available at Amazon

amazon-groupBased on the feedback customers at Amazon have given, we awarded the highest ranking to a Bosch mixer. Two KitchenAid models follow closely behind. A somewhat less well-known brand comes up next with Vollrath. Two other KitchenAid units are next, claiming the middle of the top ten list. Another Bosch stand mixer comes up next in our ranking. Finally, three lesser known models barely made the list: Ankarsrum, Kenwood, and Sage.

Rank Model
1 Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixer
2 KitchenAid UltraPower Plus Stand Mixer
3 KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
4 Vollrath (40756) 10 Qt. Countertop Mixer with Guard
5 KitchenAid 4.5 Quart Tilt Stand Mixer
6 KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer
7 Bosch Universal Series Kitchen Mixer
8 Ankarsrum Original AKM 6220 Mineral White Stand Mixer
9 Kenwood KMX51 K-Mix Kitchen Machine Electric Stand Mixer
10 Sage 1200 Watt Heavy Duty Stand Mixer 5.5Qt

Best stand mixers available at Best Buy

bb-groupBest Buy had a smaller variety of manufacturers overall compared to Amazon. Looking at reviews and ratings from Best Buy customers, we gave the highest ranking to a KitchenAid stand mixer. Two other KitchenAid units follow. The middle of the road model is a stand mixer from Hamilton Beach. We finish off the list of recommended stand mixers from Best Buy with three more units from KitchenAid.

Rank Model
1 KitchenAid – Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
2 KitchenAid – Professional 500 Series Stand Mixer
3 KitchenAid – Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
4 Hamilton Beach – Eclectrics Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
5 KitchenAid – Classic Stand Mixer
6 KitchenAid – Ultra Power Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
7 KitchenAid – Tilt-Head Stand Mixer


Looking at the big picture, it is clear that the most common and popular manufacturer is KitchenAid. They also have one of the widest range of options available, depending on your needs. We were also very impressed with the stand mixers from Bosch. Be sure to check the specifications carefully to make sure the stand mixer you choose will meet your needs.  Some models have more options than others, such as speeds and available attachments.  It is also a good idea to read some of the positive and negative reviews for a model you are considering.

Note: You can also find a wide range of KitchenAid stand mixers at their website.