Sifting through the heaps of different stand mixers can be a time-consuming, daunting process for even the most experienced cooks. It can also be hard to gauge which features are worth splurging on and which are just extra bells and whistles you don’t need. Fortunately, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you with this comparison of two popular brands: Breville and KitchenAid.
The Basics: What’s the Difference?
So let’s take a look at the main differences between these mixers, with a focus on three main areas: design, functionality and price. First off, both models are equipped with bowl-style beaters that are controlled by the user by hand. This makes it easier to create detailed and consistent mixes than a regular crank-type mixer. The bowl also acts to distribute the ingredients evenly during mixing.
The Breville Stainless Steel Bowl Attachment is designed for use with these mixers as well. It enables you to detach the bowl from the mixer and use it as a portable mixing bowl. This is particularly useful for large recipes or ones that need to sit in the refrigerator for a period of time before baking.
Breville Vs KitchenAid: Design
If style is important to you, then Breville should be your top choice. Its models come in a variety of shiny finishes and fun colors, whereas KitchenAid’s are available with just one brushed finish. The model’s sleek design makes them an attractive addition to any kitchen countertop, while its bright color options add some pop.
The Breville models are just as compact as the KitchenAid models. However, the Breville Mixer Stand is about half as high and slightly wider than the KitchenAid model, making it a good fit for smaller spaces or those who want to store their mixer in a cupboard or closet. A plus for those on a budget.
In terms of storage and durability, both mixers include two-year warranties. While we’re not sure what kind of warranty/service options are offered by each model, we can confirm that Breville Customer Service has excellent ratings on different consumer review sites, scoring an 8 on Glassdoor (out of 10) and an 8.9/10 on Google Reviews (out of 10).
How do you open a Breville mixer?
Generally speaking, the Breville Professional Series Stand Mixers (Professional Series IDMixer1, IDMixer2, IDMixer3 and IDMixer4) are designed for professional use only. To avoid any potential issues with your mixer, we recommend following the manufacturer’s directions to avoid damaging the machine.
In this case, there are two main options:
1. Use the locking mechanism located on the front of the bowl and lift it up using both hands.
2. Remove all items from the bowl then lift with both hands as you would a jar of peanut butter until it can be lifted off on its own.
How do you open a KitchenAid mixer?
The KitchenAid Professional Series Stand Mixers are specifically designed for home use and can be opened via the locking feature located on the front of the bowl. This is located at the top of the mixer handle and is used to secure it when stored. This is a similar procedure to locking your bike when not in use, or unlocking your car door. For further assistance, please refer to KitchenAid Customer Service if needed.
How do you put the beaters in a Breville hand mixer?
Using the right beaters is essential to the success of all recipes. Check out our guide on how to properly assemble a Breville hand mixer below!
1. Place the flat end of the shaft into the assembled mixing bowl and ensure that it is completely seated in place.
2. Securely snap on the whisk/beater blade assembly by aligning it with the notches on either side of the assembly shaft and pressing down until it locks into place.
3. Attach your whisk or beater blade using your desired attachment, ensuring that it is fully threaded onto the shaft. You may need to twist and push firmly until it clicks into place if you’re trying for a secure fit.
4. To remove your attachments, simply twist and press firmly until they release from the shaft.
How do you remove a bowl from a Breville mixer?
If you need to remove the bowl of a Breville mixer, place the locking handle into the unlocked position. You will notice that there is a small arrow on the handle that indicates where it should be placed to unlock and secure it in place. Once it is unlocked, lift or press down/towards you on the bowl to remove it.
If the power cable is attached, simply lift or press down on the bowl while holding onto the power cord if necessary until they can be easily separated.
To avoid any potential damage or shocks during this process, we recommend following these steps exactly as indicated by your manual.
Does breville make a cordless hand mixer?
Breville does not currently offer a cordless hand mixer. The brand does, however, have a few handheld options available for purchase:
1. Breville BEM800XL is our top pick for a Breville handheld mixer. This model has five speed settings (high, medium-high, medium, medium-low and low) and two different attachments (whisk and beater). It is lightweight and easy to use with its ergonomic handle design and power switch.
2. Breville BHM800BSS is also a great option for those who need a complete set of accessories or want to draw more power from the motor. This model comes with 5 different attachments (whisks, beaters and dough hooks) as well as a special power cord designed to make life easier.
When do I need to change the blade on my Breville mixer?
Breville mixer blades will typically last for 1-2 years or longer if they are properly cared for. This can be accomplished by following the manufacturer’s directions. With that said, to ensure your blades have enough life left in them, you should change them out at least once a year if possible. The average kitchen should not need to replace their blade very often at all (if ever). But it is important that you check the blades on your mixer before each use and discard any that are chipped or broken. When you are ready to change your blades, this can be done by following the steps below.
Which brand stand mixer is the best?
No brand stands above another when it comes to the stand mixers. Each brand has its own set of pros and cons so what is the best for you depends on your needs. The KitchenAid Professional Series Stand Mixers are more for home use, while the Breville models are designed specifically for professional use. Breville stand mixers typically cost more, but they offer several additional features that may be of value to some home cooks and bakers. If you want to get the best performance out of your machine, go with one of these brands!
I would like to take a moment and thank you for reading this article. You are now equipped with all the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about which stand mixer is the best option for your needs!
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