When it comes to kitchen necessities for your wedding registry, a stand mixer and hand mixer should be at the top of the list. Mixers, along with essential cookware and time-saving gadgets, are kitchen tools that make whipping up a meal easier and faster than you ever imagined.
Whether you’re whisking dry ingredients for cookies or kneading a batch of bread dough, a quality mixer is an upgrade you won’t want to skip on your wedding registry. For home chefs and amateurs alike, we’ve broken down the best stand mixers, hand mixers and fun attachments for every need and budget.
Best Stand Mixers
Infuse your kitchen with some retro style by adding this SMEG stand mixer to your wedding registry. In addition to the chic design, this mixer impresses with a powerful 600-watt motor and planetary mixing capability that allows the arm to reach all the bowl walls. Say goodbye to the struggle of scraping unmixed ingredients off the wall of the bowl. You’ll always have the handiest arm for whatever you’re making, as this mixer comes with a wire whisk, flex-edge beater, flat beater and dough hook. This SMEG favorite is also known for its smooth-start and pouring shield that helps you avoid spills and splashes.
One of the most popular stand mixers on the market, this Artisan series tilt-head option is an easy choice for your wedding registry. It can meet all your mixing needs with a flat beater, dough hook and wire whip, as well as 10-speed control. The durable stainless steel mixing bowl allows ample room for you to make everything from cake batter to pizza dough. And whether your kitchen reflects your colorful personality or you like to keep it neutral, KitchenAid has a hue for you. It’s also compatible with a range of attachments sold separately, making it so much more than just a mixer.
The Cuisinart stand mixer is an excellent option if you’re looking for a more affordable appliance that doesn’t compromise on quality. From big batches of sugar cookies during the holidays to homemade pizza dough, this stand mixer delivers power, precision, and performance. Cuisinart’s Precision Stand Mixer has a tilt-back head that allows easy access to its 5.5 Qt. handled mixing bowl, while the splash guard prevents messy countertops as the 12 speeds, 500-watt motor does its job.
Best Hand Mixers
If you need a powerful hand mixer, this DUALIT 300W option delivers exceptional, quiet performance, offering four speed selections for blending, beating, whipping, and a turbo setting. It features a soft-touch finish with an easy-grip handle for comfortable use and a beater ejector unit that keeps a tight hold with effortless release. It includes a balloon whisk, two oversized flat beaters, and dough hooks to help you bake your best and even has a unique retractable power cord to make storage tidy and convenient.
For aspiring bakers, this hand mixer is an excellent starter appliance to add to your registry. It offers a 220-watt motor, nine speeds and slow-start technology that lets you work up to the perfect amount of power. And with extra-long beaters, a chef’s whisk, dough hooks, spatula and built-in storage for all the attachments, it’s an all-in-one tool that takes the guesswork out of baking. This is also a great pick for couples who have limited kitchen space but don’t want to sacrifice quality.
Easy to use and incredibly efficient, this stylish matte gray mixer is a must-have if you like to move around in the kitchen. What makes this hand mixer a stand-out registry pick is that it’s cordless — and what’s more, there’s no batteries needed. Being tied to an outlet is a thing of the past with this rechargeable mixer, which has seven speeds and a soft-start function that gradually shifts the beaters from one speed to another to help to prevent splatter. Another convenient feature is the mixer’s upright resting position on the counter, meaning the beaters won’t leave pools of ingredients on your counter.
Best Mixer Attachments
This is the ultimate attachment set for couples who want it all, transforming your KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer into a dough kneader, master mixer and whipping machine. Knead and mix yeast dough, pizza crust, and more with the dough hook. Stir all of your mixtures, even heavier ones, with the flat beater. And incorporate air into mixtures to create fluffy meringues, creamy sauces, and light-as-air whipped cream with the wire whip. Made of durable stainless steel, all attachments are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
Super-charge your prep process by automating your peeling, coring and slicing with this multifunctional attachment that’s essential for couples who have mastered all the kitchen basics. It includes four quick-change blades and a peeling blade, which can make everything from zucchini noodles to spiral-sliced apples. And if the thought of making your own noodles sounds daunting, know that this attachment is incredibly easy to use — you’ll look like a master chef with very little effort.
You can enjoy an interactive date night at home with this registry pick that will transport your taste buds to Italy. This three-piece KitchenAid stand mixer attachment includes a pasta roller to flatten dough, as well as fettuccine and spaghetti cutters. You can also use the roller to make a variety of hand-shaped noodles, from lasagna and farfalle to tortellini and ravioli pillows stuffed with cheese.