Not only will a stand mixer decrease the amount of prep time and increase the size of your recipes, it will also mix better (and faster) than any human can, which will make your food taste better.
Features: 4.5-quart capacity, soft start helps to avoid ingredient splash; tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl to add ingredients; 10 optimized speeds; includes one coated flat beater, one coated dough hook, and one six-wire whip.
Promising review: "As expected from this premium brand, the mixer is sturdy (I'm sure it will last me a lifetime!), beautiful, and versatile. The powerful motor makes any job easy: cutting, mixing, kneading, juicing, pasta making, you name it. And it looks so stylish on the kitchen counter. The mixer comes with a bowl, wire whip, dough hook, and float beater so you can mix any type of batter or dough. I make my own bread at home and this thing just makes kneading a breeze!" —hbry
Get it from Walmart for $229.
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