To hone in on the best kitchen mixer for you, you should consider some of your main needs and preferences before starting your search. Below is a quick references guide with five pointers for you to consider during the buying process.


1. Your Cooking Needs

Really sit down and think about what you’re likely to use this mixer for – both in terms of the recipes you’ll make and the quantity of food you typically need. If you bake bread for your friends every holiday season, or like to make big batches of cookies for parties, you should go for a mixer that allows you to make a lot of dough at once.

2.  Price Range

If you are a lover of the traditional hand mixers, you can still get away with an options for under R800. But for the home chefs anything between R4000 – R6000 model will do the trick, but the higher end mixers could be a good choice for those who:

  • Wish to make lots of recipes that involve a lot of heavy duty mixing (like regular bread makers).
  • For especially large quantities, you want a big enough mixing bowl.
  • Want lots of different settings options for precision in making different types of food.

3. Weight

For the users who prefer hand mixers, you’ll probably want to stick with something light and easy to hold for a while as you mix. Bear in mind, the more items you have to mix, the longer you will be holding it. For many, this could be a deal-breaker in itself. If you opt for a stand mixer, you want to aim for the opposite. The heavier the stand mixer is, the sturdier it will be as it mixes.

4. Speed Settings

Different types of foods will call for different speeds of mixing and with both hand and stand mixers you have various speeds from 1 – 12.

5.  Size

There is two main considerations when it comes to size:

  • How much space do you have available in your kitchen?
  • What quantities of food are you typically hoping to make when using your mixer?

If you would like to find out more on how CaterWize can provide you with advice on the different cake mixers, speak to CaterWize today to find out more about our products and services we can offer you.