No Matter Your Needs or Budget, These Are the Best Stand Mixers on the Market

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Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to find some new at-home hobbies. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been watching a ton of baking and cooking shows during 2020’s era of stay-at-home guidelines — and after weekend-long marathons of The Great British Baking Show and Nailed It!, it’s only natural to want to scratch that baking itch yourself. I mean, we all remember the banana bread phase of quarantine, right?

Well, whether you’re a longtime baker looking to spruce up your gadgets ahead of the holidays or a first-timer looking to whip up some pies, cookies, cobblers and cakes, a quality stand mixer is a must-have item in any baker’s arsenal. For the uninitiated, it’s important to note that these mixers are viewed as investments. While you can find a quality handheld mixer at a budget price, if you’re looking for a stand model with a particular aesthetic or size — or a model with all the bells and whistles — then you want to invest in one you can rely on for years to come. We’ve rounded up the best of the best, and all you have to do is nab one before it’s time to bake this year’s batch of Christmas cookies.