(Review by my wife for whom I bought the mixer) Because of arthritis in my hands, and my old hand-held electric whisk deciding to play up, I decided to get a basic stand electric mixer to help making my cakes and desserts a little easier. I researched the internet for something that would not cost an arm and a leg and also just had basic functions and attachments. Andrew James came up on a few reviews and having bought a couple of items before from them (both excellent) I decided to go with the 5.2 Litre Stand Food Mixer with Mixing Attachments. The price had been reduced by £37, which was a bonus. Ordering was very easy on the website, delivery was quick, and the mixer was well packed. The mixer is aesthetically pleasing and has a good range of colours and basic attachments. Although knowing the dimensions and weight, it is a little chunkier than I visualised, but it is fine. Assembly and Use instructions are very basic but adequate. I was a little disappointed with the quality of the switches which had marks on them, and don't look like they will stand up to much wear and tear (cleaning too vigorously) before the surface will come off, but time will tell. The bowl and attachments are a little fiddly to get off/on but are okay. The removable splatter guard – not so much. I expected some resistance when turning to remove the splatter guard (so you can’t accidentally knock it off), but even with enough force which moved the whole machine, it will not budge. If I try any harder it will crack the plastic, so I will have to clean it in situ. It may be that I just have a Friday afternoon machine. The basic attachments: Dough Mixer Hook & Flexible Beater Blade look fine, but I haven’t tried these yet. Aluminium Beater looks poor quality, but time will tell. Balloon Whisk is good, used this for whipping double cream to a thick consistency (perfect); easy to clean whisk. These four attachments look like they will cover all the functions I will need for baking in the home. The machine is amazingly noisy, so much that my husband came down from playing his (loud) computer game upstairs to see what was going on in the utility room. As most recipes will not require it to be on too long, hopefully I will get used to it before I go deaf. There are a lot more flashy mixers (with lots extras) for a lot, lot more money on the internet, but having paid £74.99 for this stand food mixer, and notwithstanding the couple of minor points (hence not giving it 5 stars), I think this machine is value for money. It is a good looking machine, with good variety of basic attachments, which hopefully will serve me (and my guests) well in my future cake and pastry making.
This machine is great value fo money. Will definitely be coming back for more gadgets.
Efficient cake making...basic machine but great value
Beautiful and efficient mixer. I recommend!
I had this bought for me a year ago and it has been fantastic. I make celebration cakes, so it gets a lot of use! Ive replaced my oven in the same time ive had this! The best thing is the flexible beater blade, no need to scrape the sides. I wanted a kitchen aid, but now i have this there is no need to spend that amount of money. Fab!!!!
I bake for a living and wanted to try a new mixer, I looked at many them came across this one x it had everything I needed and looked amazing so thought I would give it a try. It really is a fantastic mixer, not only does it look fab, but my cakes are even fluffier than before. Great mixer, great price, thank you Andrew James xXx
Great Great Mixer! Very strong and great value for the price
Great product - has transformed our kitchen! Great value and good quality. Highly recommended.
Very happy as it's really really good.
Well built, sturdy foodmixer. Lovely design. Purchased black not red. Have not used yet but looking forward to using it.
Good product, excellent service.
Looks nice, bought as a gift, so not yet been used
Exactly as described. I would highly recommend this item
My daughter immediately made cup cakes, came out well and then made very stiff cookie dough using dough hook and it did an excellent job. Only slightly negative comment is the casing seem a bit ragged in 2 places but for the money it is an excellent product.
Good service delivered on time very please with the communication no issues