What is the difference between a hand mixer and a stand mixer?

Depending on your baking level and how often you make cakes, bread and biscuits, the food mixer is an important piece of kitchen equipment. Taking the elbow grease out of your methods, it is easy to see both how food mixers work and that they are clearly worth purchasing.

But, which food mixer is the best: The classic electric hand mixer or the stylish electric stand mixer?

Here, we look at some of the finer differences between both appliances to help you decide which one suits you and your baking standards best.


                                Electric Hand Mixers with 3 Attachments and Extra Long Beaters

   5.5 Litre Stand Food Mixer with Splash Guard and 4 Mixer Attachments

300W motor


800W motor


Includes: 2 chrome beaters, 2 chrome dough hooks and 1 chrome balloon whisk. Each of these are dishwasher safe and are long enough to reach the bottom of your bowl.


Includes: A flexible beater with silicone edging, a stainless steel beater, a dough hook and a whisk.


Comes with a 1.5m power chord, ensuring you don’t struggle for baking space in your kitchen.


Comes with a large mixing bowl (5.5 litres) that has a built-in locking mechanism, ensuring it does not move during use.


5 different speed settings, as well as a turbo function, to give your mixture an additional boost.


6 different speed settings, as well as a pulse function, to gain extra speed, should you need it.


Available in black.


Available in black or silver.


Industry standard mixing motion.


Planetary mixing motion.




While the Stand Food Mixer comes with a mixing bowl included, the hand held mixer leaves you the option of purchasing a 5 piece mixing bowl set, allowing you to choose what size mixture you wish to create.

So, whether you are aiming to incorporate baking mix, cake ingredients, bread dough or a salad recipe, both of these appliances have what it takes to blend, whisk and beat you culinary efforts into shape.

Which do you prefer to use? Let us know what you have made with either the Hand Mixer or the Stand Mixer at @andrewjamesuk on Instagram and @andrewjamesltd on Twitter!


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