Walk softly and carry a big mixer...

5/5
The old adage that you get what you pay for is certainly true of this stand mixer. Sure, KitchenAid are understandably playing on their Bake Off recognition, but there's a reason the design of these machines hasn't changed for ages. Basically, the motor on a mixer is everything, and that's where the money goes with a KitchenAid. It's a tank of a thing and reassuringly heavy, yet really quiet as well. The planetary action ensures you reach everything in the bowl, and I love how you can fit even the oldest KitchenAid attachments to it as well.