The 7 Best Stand Mixers of 2021

One cuisinart and two KitchenAid stand mixers. Editor's picks

Baking is a science, which means shortcuts aren’t always possible—but they’re not impossible, either. Stand mixers help make mixing, whipping and kneading easier (and save you from tiring arm exercises!). Plus, with the right attachments they can make ice cream, pasta, mashed potatoes, pulled pork and more. Read on for the best stand mixers available at Walmart Canada in 2021.

Our editor’s picks

Bowl size:  4.5 qt.

Wattage: 250-499 watts

Capacity: 8-21 cups

Speeds: 10 speeds

Warranty: 1-year limited

  • Powerful motor, large capacity and three included attachments.

  • No pour spout on the stainless steel bowl.

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Bowl size:  3 qt.

Wattage: 200 watts

Capacity: 8-12.5 cups

Speeds: 5 speeds + turbo

Warranty: 1 year

  • A multitasker’s delight, this affordable stand mixer is lightweight, portable, and can be operated with one hand.

  • This is a basic unit; without a planetary design, you’ll have to periodically scrape down batter from the sides of the bowl.

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Bowl size: 4.5 qt.

Wattage: 300 watts

Capacity: 12-21 cups

Speeds: 12 speeds

Warranty: 3-years limited

  • Less expensive than other models with similar features and bowl capacity.

  • No handle on the bowl means this heavy model can be tricky to maneuver.

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Bowl size: 6 qt.

Wattage: 500-749 watts

Capacity: 21 cups and up

Speeds: 10 speeds

Warranty: 1-year limited

  • Large bowl, three included attachments and a bowl-lift for added stability.

  • Somewhat bulky, especially for smaller kitchens.

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Bowl size: 4 qt.

Wattage: 300 watts

Capacity: 12-21 cups

Speeds: 7 speeds

Warranty: 5 years

  • Lightweight and easy to use, this mixer features planetary mixing action, so you never need to scrape the bowl.

  • Smaller than other models, it might not be suitable for bulk or double-batch baking.

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Bowl size: 3.5 qt.

Wattage: 300 watts

Capacity: 12-21 cups

Speeds: 6 speeds

Warranty: 5 years

  • Lightweight and easy to store, this stand mixer also features some dishwasher-safe parts.

  • More compact than most models, it’s best for small and single-batch baking only.

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Bowl size: 5 qt.

Wattage: 250-499 watts

Capacity: 4 to 21 cups

Speeds: 10 speeds

Warranty: 1 year

  • Functional and fashionable, this heavy-duty stand mixer comes in a variety of colours.

  • The enhanced quality of this machine comes with a higher price tag.

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In this guide
Features to Consider
  • Wattage: The more wattage, the more power the machine’s motor has. If you plan on mixing thicker batters and heavier doughs, select a machine with a high wattage.
  • Attachments: Most stand mixers come with three standard attachments: a flat beater, a wire whisk and a dough hook. But many models also sell separate attachments that can do everything from grind meat and make pasta to shred veggies and grate cheese.
  • Speeds: Bakers typically need three speed settings: slow, medium and fast. But many mixers come with upwards of 10 speeds so that you can really customize the machine to your task.
  • Warranty: A lot of stand mixers come with at least a one-year warranty, but some extend to five years or longer.
  • Rotating actions: For consistent mixing action, look for a planetary mixing model (a.k.a. one where the mixing attachment spins while also rotating around the edge of the bowl).
  • Bowl size: Most bowl sizes range from three to six quarts, but consider your baking needs before purchasing. Bigger bowls are good for those who double recipes or batch cook, while smaller bowls take up less space in the kitchen.
Best Stand Mixer Overall
KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer
  • Wattage: 250-499 watts

  • Capacity: 8-21 cups

  • Speeds: 10 speeds

  • Features: Tilt-head, comes in a variety of colours, dishwasher safe, more than 10 available attachments, 59 touchpoints around the mixer bowl.

From buttery bake sale cookies to shredded chicken on taco night, this is one of the best stand mixers for busy families. Treat everyone to dessert with the available ice cream maker attachment or whip up a quick cake batter, then pop the bowl into the dishwasher for fast cleanup.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Comes with three attachments for whisking, kneading and beating.

  • Tilt-head allows you to easily add ingredients or swap out bowls.

  • The heavy-duty base allows for powerful mixing, no matter how dense the dough.

Cons
  • There is no pouring spout on the stainless-steel bowl.

  • The large design takes up a lot of counter space, which may not be ideal in small kitchens.

The draw
"Tried several hand mixers which were cheaper but didn't get the job done. Waited until I could afford this again and realized once and for all, this is the best mixer ever for cookies, cakes, etc."
-Deborah June, originally posted on kitchenaid.com
The downside
"I love it for the most part but I wish the stainless bowl had a pouring spout on it and I also would have liked the flex edge beater to have been included."
-MaryK6, originally posted on kitchenaid.com
Best Budget Stand Mixer
Brentwood 5-Speed + Turbo Stand Mixer Brentwood 5-Speed + Turbo Stand Mixer Brentwood 5-Speed + Turbo Stand Mixer Brentwood 5-Speed + Turbo Stand Mixer Brentwood 5-Speed + Turbo Stand Mixer Brentwood 5-Speed + Turbo Stand Mixer Brentwood 5-Speed + Turbo Stand Mixer
  • Wattage: 200 watts

  • Capacity: 8-12.5 cups

  • Speeds: 5 speeds + turbo

  • Features: Lightweight with beaters and dough hooks, includes dishwasher-safe parts, easy one-handed use, converts to a hand mixer.

Whip cream and concoct treats like cookie dough and meringue with just one hand using this lightweight model from Brentwood (it weighs in at just over 2.5 pounds). Get your basics done in a flash then throw the hooks or beaters into the dishwasher for fast and easy cleanup.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Designed with one-hand use in mind to help you multitask faster in the kitchen.

  • The inexpensive price is suitable for those with smaller budgets.

  • Lightweight and portable for easy storage when not in use.

Cons
  • It’s made for very basic functions and may not stand up to thicker batters or bread dough.

  • The non-planetary design means you’ll have to scrape batter from the sides of the bowl as you go.

The draw
"Well built, nice looking. Saves getting out the big mixer for small batches."
-Constant Baker, Walmart customer
The downside
"Need to use a separate spatula to scrape the walls of the bowl down since the immovable mixer/blades can't reach."
-Paul, Walmart customer
Best Multi-Purpose Stand Mixer
Cuisinart Precision Master Petite 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer Cuisinart Precision Master Petite 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer Cuisinart Precision Master Petite 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer
  • Wattage: 300 watts

  • Capacity: 12-21 cups

  • Speeds: 12 speeds

  • Features: Tilt-back head, optional attachment port, stainless steel bowl, blue light illumination when in use.

This all-out stand mixer is a great choice for families that like to cook and bake together. The machine is tough enough to handle robust batters and doughs, but the accompanying chef’s wire whisk also makes it ideal for more delicate fare like marshmallows, meringue and angel food cake.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Comes with a chef’s whisk, flat mixing paddle and dough hook to handle a variety of tasks.

  • A port attachment gives you the option of purchasing add-ons like a meat grinder or pasta rollers.

  • This is a less expensive model than some others currently on the market, but with the capacity to do just as many tasks.

Cons
  • There is no handle on the bowl, which can make it tricky to remove.

  • This heavy model can be hard to store and it takes up extra counter space in smaller kitchens.

The draw
"I love this mixer [it’s a] big help to our daily lives."
-crol, Walmart customer
The downside
"The bowl is a little narrow, but deep so it does fit a lot."
-Anon2020, Walmart customer
Best Large Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer
  • Wattage: 500-749 watts

  • Capacity: 21 cups and up

  • Speeds: 10 speeds

  • Features: Bowl-lift design with three lock-points, comes in a variety of colours, dishwasher safe, more than 10 available attachments, 67 touchpoints around the mixer bowl.

This dishwasher-safe mixer is perfect for large families or home bakers who love to make big batches of goodies. The large bowl mixes up to 13 dozen cookies in one single batch. Plus, you can invest in the pasta maker attachment to roll out all the noodles for your next Bolognese night.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Large bowl mixes enough batter for more than 150 cookies at a time.

  • Comes with three attachments for whisking, kneading and beating, plus a pouring shield to eliminate extra mess.

  • The bowl-lift model allows maximum stability, even when kneading bread dough.

Cons
  • This larger model can be bulky in some smaller kitchen spaces.

  • Some users find that the bowl can be tricky to clip in and you may have to readjust in between adding ingredients.

The draw
"I bought this mixer for bread and baking. It is a ‘must-have’ for high hydration bread dough as it can be very difficult to properly mix by hand - this machine has the power and capacity for anything I plan on making."
-otr4bread, originally posted on kitchenaid.com
The downside
"This is very powerful but so loud."
-busymomof9, originally posted on kitchenaid.com
Best Small Stand Mixer
Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer
  • Wattage: 300 watts

  • Capacity: 12-21 cups

  • Speeds: 7 speeds

  • Features: Planetary mixing action, non-slip feet, splatter shield, dishwasher safe.

Hamilton Beach offers one of the best stand mixers for busy families on the go thanks to its compact size, which still offers plenty of function. It’s powerful enough to mix anything from peanut butter cookies to bread dough, plus the bowl and accompanying attachments are all dishwasher safe.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Includes three attachments and planetary mixing action so you never have to scrape down the bowl.

  • The splash guard keeps messy drips and spills to a minimum.

  • Features a guide to help you determine which speed to use depending on what you’re mixing.

  • Lightweight and compact, which makes it easier to lift and maneuver.

Cons
  • Comes with fewer attachments than some of the other models out there.

  • May not be large enough for bulk-baking or for when you’re doubling a recipe.

The draw
Perfect. It does everything I need it to. It is quite stylish too! Easy to maintain and clean.
-mshhmshh, Walmart customer
The downside
When it is running the machine bounces or vibrates as though it wants to fall off the counter. I just put my hand on it and everything is fine.
-Tina, Walmart customer
Best Stand Mixer for Beginners
Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Orbital Stand Mixer Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Orbital Stand Mixer Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Orbital Stand Mixer Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Orbital Stand Mixer
  • Wattage: 300 watts

  • Capacity: 12-21 cups

  • Speeds: 6 speeds

  • Features: Two-way orbital rotating action, quick-release tilt-head, unique folding function, splatter shield.

The design of this Hamilton Beach model makes it a universal and easy machine for the whole family to use. The tilting head means adding ingredients is a breeze, while the planetary mixing action ensures there’s little-to-no bowl scraping required.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The lightweight model does big jobs but also tucks away for easy storage.

  • Comes with three attachments for whisking, kneading and beating, plus there’s a printed speed guide on the side for each task.

  • Some parts are dishwasher safe for an easier and quicker cleanup.

Cons
  • The bowl is smaller than most models, so it’s best suited for single batches.

  • Some users find this stand mixer runs on the louder side.

The draw
"So happy I don't have to scrape down the sides. Attachments also reach the bottom of the bowl."
-Scarlett, Walmart customer
The downside
"This product is ok for the price but the bowl is too small, could have been a bit bigger."
-Shopper, Walmart customer
Best Professional-Level Stand Mixer
Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer 5 Quart Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer 5 Quart Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer 5 Quart Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer 5 Quart
  • Wattage: 250-499 watts

  • Capacity: 4 to 21 cups

  • Speeds: 10 speeds

  • Features: Tilt-head function, comes in more than 20 colours, more than 10 optional hub-powered attachments, 59 touchpoints around mixer bowl, dishwasher safe.

Whether you need to churn out dozens of cookies or serve up mounds of mashed potatoes at your next family feast, this machine does it all. Invest in some attachments to up your homemade pasta, ice cream or burger game, then pop the pieces into the dishwasher for fast cleanup.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Comes in a variety of colours to match all kinds of gourmet home bakers’ kitchens.

  • The stainless-steel bowl features a handle and a pouring shield for ease of use and to keep mess to a minimum.

  • Its heavy-duty base is designed to last no matter how dense those bread doughs or batters are.

Cons
  • The larger model takes up a lot of counter space.

  • More expensive brand, and attachments may not be suitable for all budgets.

The draw
"I don't know how I got along without this stand mixer before. I simply love this mixer and I also have the ice cream maker attachment... I can't wait to get the pasta and vegetable spiral attachment, as well as the sausage maker attachments."
-Kayan, originally posted on kitchenaid.com
The downside
"The only downside is the price for each additional attachment."
-mmartm4, originally posted on kitchenaid.com
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Amber Dowling is a lifestyle and entertainment writer and mom to two crafty and curious kids. She's a wine enthusiast, yoga lover and all-around player of sports with a penchant for travel, animals and cooking. In addition to digging up the latest recipes and constantly window shopping online, she’s a fur-mom to two sweet chihuahuas and a cat named Grover who may be bigger than both pups combined.
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Simply put, we don’t recommend any products we wouldn’t buy ourselves. Our writers leverage a number of sources as a starting point, including reputable third-party reviews, Walmart.ca user reviews, and Walmart Canada’s category specialists. theHUB editorial staff has final say for all products included in this guide.

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