‘As good as any other machine for a fraction of the price’: Amazon shoppers say this £89 stand mixer rivals that of more expensive brands like KitchenAid
What with the colder weather creeping in and The Great British Bake Off back on our screens, it’s the perfect time to hunker down and get baking.
If you’re looking to whip up batches of bread, cakes, meringues and more, then a stand mixer is a brilliant bit of kit which will take out a lot of the arm work.
If you want something similar to the quality of KitchenAid but don’t want to part with over £300, it’s worth checking out the Heska 1500W Food Stand Mixer. An affordable dupe, it comes with rave reviews, and at just £89.99 in the sale, it’s a bit of a bargain.
The Heska 1500W Food Stand Mixer is a bestseller on Amazon and is currently reduced to £89.99 in the sale
The Heska 1500W Food Stand Mixer is a 4 in 1 machine that will have you whipping up star bakes in next to no time.
Equipped with a beater, whisk, dough hook and flex edge beater, it has all the trimmings required of a top stand mixer- just without the top price tag.
The 5.5-litre stand mixer has received over 600 ratings on Amazon and an overall near-perfect score of 4.6 – and with so many stand mixers on the market, that’s pretty impressive going.
A stand mixer is a great way of taking some of the effort out of your bakes, especially for those who want to try slightly more complicated recipes.
One of the main benefits is that you can add in ingredients as it mixes, thus taking out the inevitable arm ache of mixing all your items by hand. It also comes with a hefty amount of power so you can tackle thicker batters like bread.
At £89.99, the Heska is substantially more affordable to other stand mixers- but how does it compare?
Well firstly, it is a lot lighter weighing just 5kg compared to the KitchenAid 11.7kg and Kenwoods 10.9. As it’s so light, you can easily take the mixer out whenever you need it rather than keeping it permanently on the kitchen surface- great if you’re short on space.
With six-speed settings and a 1500W, the mixer packs a serious punch too – the KitchenAid has just 300W.
The 4 in 1 machine has a tilt-head which allows for easy access to the mixture, while the Anti-slip silicone suction cups keep the machine steady
‘Brilliant for any home baker, best value for money mixer!’ raved one shopper. ‘I love this mixer! It’s basically been my lifelong dream to own a stand mixer, but a KitchenAid is obviously extortionate! So I gave this one a go and wow!’
Another agreed, comparing the quality of the Heska to more expensive models: ‘Why waste money on mega-expensive brand names such as Dyson, Kenwood, Kitchenaid etc. This mixer does it all. Used several times in the last two weeks for cake mixes and dough. Works just fine; easy to use and clean. Stable and quiet.’
A third added: ‘As good as any other machine for a fraction of the price. Great machine. Have whisked, beaten and made bread. Great results.’
With a sturdy body, smooth design and 5.5-litre bowl, it’s big enough for most home baking jobs and looks the part too. In fact, many shoppers agree that it ‘looks expensive’, ‘mixes beautifully’ and is a ‘good heavy-duty mixer’.
‘My absolute favourite thing to play with’ penned one delighted shopper. ‘It performs just as well as any of the more expensive brands, the silicone paddle is brilliant – I never have to scrape the sides down – and it’s powerful enough to really work bread dough. Best thing I’ve ever received. I use it for absolutely EVERYTHING. And it’s nice to look at. Love it!
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