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Most Satisfied Customers | KitchenAid

Aussies have rated KitchenAid as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest mixer ratings, with five-star reviews in overall satisfaction, value for money, design, performance, durability, features & functionality, ease of use and ease of cleaning. 

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How we rate mixers

Our review compares mixers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which mixer they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 448 Australians for their feedback on a new mixer they have purchased in the last 3 years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their mixer brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction:measures consumer satisfaction with a mixer brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Value for money: the price of the mixer was reasonable given the quality and longevity of the appliance.
  • Design: the design of the mixer was aesthetically pleasing without compromising on functionality (i.e. it was compact enough to fit on benchtops, matched other appliances, etc.).
  • Performance: the mixer is durable and performs as described (i.e whisks, stirs, beats, etc.).
  • Durability: the mixer lasted as expected after repetitive use, cleaning and storage.
  • Features & functionality: the mixer had adequate accessories (i.e. beaters, whisks & dough hooks, etc.) and settings (i.e. variable speeds, self-clean, etc.).
  • Ease of use: the mixer is easy to use and comes with sufficient instructions.
  • Ease of cleaning: the mixer was easy to clean and included removable parts that could be handwashed or placed in the dishwasher.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
  • KitchenAid
  • Sunbeam
  • Breville
  • Kmart

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Best mixer brands in Australia

    1. KitchenAid
    2. Sunbeam
    3. Breville
    4. Kmart

Not sure which mixer to buy? Check out our buying guide below.

1. KitchenAid

KitchenAid Mixer

Ratings result

KitchenAid has topped the competition once again rating five stars in all categories including overall satisfaction, value for money, design, performance, durability, features & functionality, ease of use and ease of cleaning.  

Editor’s notes

KitchenAid is arguably the king of small kitchen appliances and offers a large range of hand mixers and stand mixers with enough variety to satisfy your inner chef. KitchenAid mixers also come in a variety of colours, allowing you to find one to suit your kitchen’s look. Stand mixers can cost anywhere between $539 and $1,399. Many of the models come with several accessories such as a flat beater, wire whisk, dough hook, and a stainless steel bowl.

If you have limited bench space, KitchenAid now has a range of Artisan Mini tilt-head stand mixers that are smaller and lighter than the brand’s Artisan tilt-head mixers, while still being able to handle serious amounts of dough – up to five dozen biscuits. Alternatively, you can grab models like the KitchenAid 4.8L Stand Mixer (KSM195) that is made to handle heavier mixtures.

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2. Sunbeam

Sunbeam mixers review

Ratings result

Sunbeam received a five star rating for ease of use and four star ratings across all other categories including overall satisfaction, value for money, design, performance, durability, features & functionality and ease of cleaning. 

Editor’s notes

A giant within the kitchen appliances market, Sunbeam offers a variety of both stand and hand mixers. The majority of Sunbeam’s mixer range comprises of Mixmaster mixers, which echo the classic designs of mixers in the 1950s, blended with modern functionalities. Several of these models stand out with features such as the 2-in-1 design in the Mixmaster Combo Mixer Pro (MXP1000WH), allowing you to detach the head of stand mixers and convert it into a handheld mixer. Sunbeam’s Mixmaster HeatSoft Hand Mixer (JM7000) similarly breaks the mould with HeatSoft Technology, which lets you bring the ingredients to room temperature.

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3. Breville

Breville mixer

Ratings result

Breville achieved a four star rating for design and three star ratings for overall satisfaction, value for money, performance, durability, features & functionality, ease of use and ease of cleaning.

Editor’s notes

Well-known in the kitchen appliances market, Breville has long been a family favourite when it comes to decking out the kitchen. It sells several hand mixers and stand mixers from $75 up to $530. There are up to 12 speed controls, depending on which mixer you get, and a variety of attachments to bump up the versatility of the unit. Certain models, including the Handy Mix Scraper, also come with Beater iQ technology to recognise which attachment you’re using and automatically adjust the speed accordingly.

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4. Kmart

Ratings result

Kmart’s brand Anko received a five star rating for value for money and three star ratings across all other categories including overall satisfaction, design, performance, durability, features & functionality and ease of cleaning. 

Editor’s notes

Budget-oriented retail chain Kmart seems to do it all – from air fryers to microwaves and even mixers. When it comes to mixers, functionality is fairly basic. Kmart’s cheapest hand mixers have five speed settings and an ejection button, while the stick mixers offer one or two speed options. Otherwise, you can opt for the Kmart Stick Mixer with Chopper Set which lets you convert the stick mixer into a makeshift food processor. Kmart’s stand mixers cost slightly more but offer more premium functions. The Kmart Bench Mixer, for example, provides seven variable speed controls, a tilt head stop function, and a 5L stainless steel mixing bowl.

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7. Other mixer brands

Not all mixer brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.

  • ALDI Ambiano
  • Big W Contempo
  • Bellini
  • Cuisinart
  • Todo

  • Devanti
  • Kogan
  • Russell Hobbs
  • Smeg
  • Thermomix

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Mixer buying guide

Types of mixers

With many kitchen appliance brands now offering a variety of models and mixer types, consumers are spoilt for choice when it comes to whipping up a storm in the kitchen. Mixers are generally split into two different categories – hand mixers and stand mixers.
Hand mixers are hand-held models commonly used for smaller quantities, or for whisking eggs and whipping cream.
Stand mixers, otherwise known as bench mixers, are larger, freestanding appliances with more functions and features.
Stand mixers generally offer more flexibility in terms of functions and can accommodate heavier mixtures, making these suitable for larger households or those who regularly bake or cook. However, stand mixers are often significantly more expensive and tend to have a starting price of just over $200 for basic features. It’s important to note our review considers all types of mixers.

What to consider when buying a mixer

When it comes to finding out what drives customer satisfaction after purchasing a mixer, our research revealed the following factors as most important:

  • Performance: 17%
  • Ease of use: 9%
  • Value for money: 23%
  • Features & functionality: 13%
  • Ease of cleaning: 0%
  • Design: 22%
  • Durability: 16%

How much do mixers cost?

Depending on the type, prices for mixers start at around $100 but can go up to almost $3,000 for those looking to amp up their cooking and baking skills. Our survey found that households spend an average of $143 on new mixers, with most people keeping theirs for about five years.
When considering which mixer to buy, it would be wise to think about how often you’ll use it and what you’ll use it for. While 39% of survey respondents said they bought their mixer with the intention of doing more baking, about a fifth (24%) admitted they don’t use their mixer as much as they thought they would and 22% wish they had spent more money on a better mixer. Meanwhile, a third of respondents (34%) have cooked/baked more since purchasing their mixer.

About our consumer experts


Kate King: Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate King. Kate holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications, and has written for a number of publications over the past five years.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners of Canstar Blue’s mixer ratings:

  • 2022: KitchenAid
  • 2021: KitchenAid

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