Top 8 Budget Stand Mixers

For the occasional baker who does not want to blow their budget on an expensive mixer but still wants all the bells and whistles, here are 8 of the best budget stand mixers.

These multi-functional and feature packed stand mixers may just less than two hundred but come with a large mixing bowl, powerful motor, speed control, various attachments, splash guard and sturdy design. It will take on any mixing, beating and whisking you have to do in the kitchen. That’s all the tasks. For best results, we recommend the following speed settings for the different attachments and food you are making.

  • Slow Mixing Speed 1-3 Speed Dough Hook for heavy mixtures (e.g. bread or short pastry)
  • Medium Mixing Speed 2-4 Speed Beater for medium-heavy mixtures (e.g.crepes or sponge mixture)
  • High Mixing Speed 5-6 Speed Whisk for light mixtures (e.g. cream, egg white, blancmange)

Note that speed settings may differ from one unit to another. Check your chosen unit and determine the speed to use based on available speed steps typically indicated on the rotary control or refer to the recipe book or manual for the right speed to use.

Top 8 Best Budget Stand Mixers under 200

Here are some of the most highly rated and reliable mixer on a budget. The mixing bowl capacity of each unit is show below for as a quick reference.

  1. Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer 5.5QT
  2. Aucma Stand Mixer 6.5QT
  3. Cusimax Stand Mixer 5QT
  4. Murenking Stand Mixer 5QT
  5. Cheftronic SM986 Stand Mixer 5.5QT
  6. Litchi Stand Mixer 5.5QT
  7. Sunbeam MixMaster 4QT
  8. Dash Go Everyday Mixer 3QT

1. Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer 5.5QT

One of the most popular mixer in our list is the Cuisinart SM-50. It may be at the top end of our budget, but we were able to find White Linen and Onyx Black versions for under 200. We like the slender look, polished stainless steel bowl and die cast metal body. It is powered by a 500 Watt motor mounted on a tilt back head for easy access to the big 5.5-Quart mixing bowl. A full set of attachments are included together with the splash guard equipped with pour spout. These attachments are the whisk, flat mixing paddle and dough hook. For speed, choose from one of 12 speed for precision mixing. Lastly, like more expensive mixers, it supports other compatible attachments such as meat grinder, spiralizer, ice cream maker and pasta maker via its attachment hub. 6 colour options available.

Cuisinart SM-50
  • Capacity: 5.5QT
  • Power: 500W
  • Speed Settings: 12 speed for precision mixing
  • Construction: Die-cast metal construction, stainless steel bowl
  • Type: Tilt-back head design
  • Attachments: Dough Hook, Chef’s Whip and Flat Mixing Paddle
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch

If you prefer more powerful mixers from Cuisinart, there is the SM-55 with 800W motor and SM-70 (7-Quarts) with 1000W motor.


2. Aucma Stand Mixer 6.5QT

Equally popular in our line-up is the Aucma Stand Mixer. We attribute this to its affordable price tag, familiar and sturdy design, complete accessories and its big capacity mixing bowl. At 6.5-Quartz, when the average capacity is 5.0 to 5.5 Quartz, this is the biggest mixer on our list. Available in six different colours, the Aucma Stand Mixer has a sturdy ABS plastic housing with 6 speed 660W high performance motor. To remove the mixing box and attachments, simply flip the tilt lock and push the mixing head back. The three included attachments are pretty standard for stand mixers in this segment. They are the whisk, dough hook and mixing beater. Other accessories include the splash guard and fitted anti-slip silicone suction cups to keep the mixer on the worktop. The only slight advantage is the splash guard does not have a pour spout, only a gap for adding and mixing ingredients.


Aucma Stand Mixer
  • Capacity: 6.5QT
  • Power: 660W
  • Speed Settings: 6 speed with pulse function
  • Construction: ABS housing, stainless steel bowl
  • Type: Tilt-head design
  • Attachments: Dough Hook, Wire Whip and Beater
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch

3. Cusimax Stand Mixer 5QT

Next, we have a slightly smaller 5-Quarts unit from Cusimax Stand Mixer. The bowl has a brushed finish versus a polished finish. It is powered by a very strong 800W motor. That powerful motor drives one of three attachments; the wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook allowing you to make food ranging from cream to cookie dough, bread, pasta and more. The splash guard has a small spout, big enough to let you add ingredients without mishaps, like messy drips, drops and spills. To access the bowl or change attachment, use the tilt-head. Speed control can be a little vague. Turn the speed selector from minimum to medium to maximum to select your desired mixing speed. Unlike the Cuisinart and Aucma units above, there are no colour options. The Cusimax is only available in black.

Cusimax Stand Mixer
  • Capacity: 5.0QT
  • Power: 800W
  • Speed Settings: minimum, medium, maximum
  • Construction: ABS body with non-slip suction feet and heat dissipation, stainless steel bowl
  • Type: Tilt-head design
  • Attachments: Dough Hook, Whisk, Mixing Beater
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch

4. Murenking Stand Mixer MK37 5QT

Another 5-Quartz capacity stand mixer, this time from Murenking, the MK37 is the higher of the two models. The other, with the same capacity as this one, the MK36 is shown below. Powered by a 500W motor, with six speed control, tilt-up the head and attached one of the three attachments supplied. These are the dough hook, beater and whisk. 5 silicone suction caps ensures that the mixer stays planted to the worktop. That is assuming you have a glossy and smooth worktop. As for the 5-Quartz bowl, this will mix up to 1.6kg of dough or other food. Last but not least, the MK37 is available in silver, blue, rose, pink or champagne (shown below).

MURENKING MK37
  • Capacity: 5.0QT
  • Power: 500W
  • Speed Settings: 6 speed and pulse
  • Construction: aluminium die-cast housing with non-slip suction feet, stainless steel bowl
  • Type: Tilt-head design
  • Attachments: Dough Hook, Beater with Teflon, Stainless Steel Whisk
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch

ALSO: Murenking Stand Mixer MK36 5QT

MURENKING Stand Mixer MK36

5. Cheftronic SM986 Stand Mixer 5.5QT

The Cheftronic SM986 stand mixer can make up to 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread with its 5.5 Quartz capacity stainless steel bowl. We like the silver model which also so happen to be on offer at the time of writing and is cheapest among the other colour options; black and red. Powered by a 650W motor with 6 speed setting, it is enough to drive one of four different attachments, the wire whip, dough hook, flat beater and flex edge beater. The latter is special to the SM986 as this is the first to appear in our line-up but won’t be the last. Elsewhere, you have features like tilt-head, splash guard with pouring spout, anti-slip silicone suction feet and polished stainless steel bowl.

 

CHEFTRONIC SM986 Stand Mixer
  • Capacity: 5.5QT
  • Power: 650W
  • Speed Settings: 6 speed and pulse function
  • Construction: durable plastic body with non-slip suction feet, stainless steel bowl
  • Type: Tilt-head design
  • Attachments: wire whip, dough hook, flat beater and flex edge beater
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch

6. Litchi Stand Mixer 5.5QT

Also a 5.5-Quartz capacity stand mixer, this time from Litchi, this budget option is powered by a strong 650 Watt motor. Like the Cheftronic stand mixer, it is also supplied with four attachments, the flat beater with so soft edge, C-dough hook, Y shaped mixing blade and a wire whisk. Use one of six speed settings to drive the attachment to mix your next recipe. The mixer is available in fire engine red or silver and includes an upgraded pouring shield with pouring spout to quickly and easy add ingredients to your mix.

Litchi Kitchen Stand Mixer
  • Capacity: 5.5QT
  • Power: 650W
  • Speed Settings: 6 speed and pulse
  • Construction: tough plastic housing with non-slip suction feet, stainless steel bowl
  • Type: Tilt-head design
  • Attachments: Dough Hook, Flat Beater with Teflon, Stainless Steel Whisk, Mixing Blade
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch

7. Sunbeam MixMaster 4QT

This Sunbeam MixMaster looks like it came from the 70s. It even has a small 4 Quartz mixing bowl made of glass. There is no splash guard or shield but the slow start feature it avoids splatters and messy puffs of flour from the bowl during operation. Power wise, the motor is nowhere near as strong as the other units featured here, only 350 watt but enough for a small portion. To choose one of the 12 speed settings, use the big rotating end of the body. In case you are wondering, the head does tilt back and locks in place to let you remove the attachments and bowl. The unit also features a die-cast metal body with nonskid rubber feet for stability. For the Sunbeam MixMaster, you get two 4-quartz bowls, two chrome beaters and two dough hooks.

Sunbeam MixMaster
  • Capacity: 4.0QT
  • Power: 350W with power boost button
  • Speed Settings: 12 variable speed and soft start
  • Construction: durable die-cast metal construction with non-slip rubber feet, 2 and 4 quartz glass bowls
  • Type: Tilt-locking head design
  • Attachments: chrome beater, dough hooks, whisks
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch

8. Dash Go Everyday Mixer 3QT

The cheapest in our list of budget stand mixer, the Dash Go Everyday Mixer is also the smallest making it lightweight and portable. This is perfect for the occasional baker, or those who live in small apartments. The compact stand mixer means it is easy to put away. Bowl capacity is only 3QT and the attachment head are like those dual attachment holders found on hand mixers. Two dough hooks and two mixers are included. This is also the only mixer that lets you rotate or move the mixing bowl for more even mixing using the lever near the base.

Dash Go Everyday Mixer
  • Capacity: 3.0QT
  • Power: 250W
  • Speed Settings: 6 preset speeds
  • Construction: durable die-cast metal construction with non-slip rubber feet, stainless steel bowl with adjustable lever to revolve bowl for better mixing
  • Type: Full Tilt head design. compact, portable, lightweight
  • Attachments: 2 dough hooks, 2 beaters (uses two same attachments simultaneously)
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch

BONUS: Hamilton Beach Electric Stand Mixer 4 Quarts


  • Capacity: 4.0QT
  • Power: 300W
  • Speed Settings: 7 preset speeds
  • Construction: lightweight but sturdy with three attachments included, better mixing than 2-beater stand mixers.
  • Type: Full Tilt head design, non slip feet, handle, mixing guide on the top of the unit.
  • Attachments: flat beater, whisk, and dough hook
  • Accessories: Splash guard with access hatch and pouring spout