A 3 in 1 stand food mixer is the next best thing to live-in help for the home baker. It performs the cook’s heavy lifting, such as kneading, mixing, and creaming, but leaving you and your hands free to focus on other important tasks, like measuring flour, greasing the pan, or reading a magazine. Add a built in grinder and blender and it will prepare your whole meal.
But which to choose from the scores available? You can’t go wrong with the Charles Jacobs Premium Multi-functunal Planetary Food Mixer. This 3 in 1 model with its 2-year warranty, silent drive technology, and long list of other features gently mixes cakes batter, picks up the pace to cream satiny icings, and revs up to the high speeds needed for churning heavy cookie doughs and whipping pounds of boiled potatoes into creamy purees with no lumps.
And homemade bread? No more working your dough senseless until you think your arms are going to fall off. Stick your proof in the Charles Jacobs ample, 5.5L, stainless steel bowl, attach the sturdy dough hook, turn it on and stand back while your kitchen assistant kneads away, producing a smooth, malleable dough. And that’s just for starters.
Why a Stand Mixer Instead of a Hand Mixer?
But why do you need a stand mixer instead of a small, portable appliance? Think about your production baking for holidays and other special occasions when you need dozens of cookies and quick breads for guests or gift-giving. Hand mixers are handy for quick jobs like a scramble for breakfast, but they are too lightweight for large batches. In addition, you must give these junior appliances your full attention as you guide the blades around the mixing bowl, hoping the motor won’t give out under the strain. A stand food mixer will keep going long after you are worn out.
The Charles Jacobs Excels As A Stand Food Mixer
At £99 the Premium Multi-functional Planetary Food Mixer gives you three essential appliances for the price of one. Offered in five trending colors, this streamlined powerhouse is stylish, functional, and easy to use, with the footprint of a standard stand mixer, while offering so much more.
- 5.5L Stainless steel bowl
- Dough hook
- Egg whisk
- Splash guard
- Meat grinder
- Sausage maker
- Blender with a 1.5L glass jar
Unlike lesser mixers, the wide blades of the whisk are designed to whip close to the side of the bowl to catch all of the ingredients along the sides and bottom to produce thick meringues and delicate, whipped cream, yet the whisk is strong enough to mash and whip boiled potatoes.
The paddle attachment evenly distributes ingredients for cookies and meatloaves rather than scattering them haphazardly for you to gather by hand.
The sturdy kneading attachment reaches deep into the bowl to take the work out of bread making.
A true planetary movement, the gear that turns the whisk, paddle and kneading attachment spins as well as turns in a 360 degree movement, which is very efficient, reduces strain on the motor and increases torque. At 1400 watts and 8 speeds plus a pulse feature, it has the power and adaptability for all your cooking and baking needs.
But that’s not all this miracle machine will do for you. It will cook your whole meal too!
The Charles Jacobs Grinder, Sausage Maker and Blender: Helpful and Efficient
Did you know you can reduce your risk of food borne illnesses spread in commercially ground meat by grinding the meat yourself? Not only that, the best restaurants and chefs recommend grinding your own meats, chicken and fish for superior burgers, meatballs, meatloaves, patties and sausages.
For a delicious, easy dinner menu, for instance, grind a blend of meats for a meatloaf, place the mixture with your remaining ingredients in the mixer’s bowl with the paddle attachment and mix on high speed until well blended. While the meatloaf is baking in the oven, boil and then whip potatoes with the whisk instead of mashing by hand. Steam a green vegetable, then puree for a soup in the blender attachment. How easy is that? On the weekend, sausages made with the Charles Jacobs will change your weekend brunches forever.
The grinder comes with three blades, one for mincing delicate fish and chicken, and two coarser grinds for meats. You can snap the blender jar into its slot for creamy smoothies, shakes and cocktails without the fuss of pulling out an extra appliance. Covers conceal the housings for the blender jar and grinder attachment to maintain its sleek appearance when the attachments are stored. Alternately, if you have the counter space, you can keep the attachments in place and ready for action at all times.
The Andrew James 1300 Watt Cream 5.2L Food Mixer also comes with a two year warranty, a built in meat grinder and blender attachments. However, its mixing bowl has a capacity of only 5.2L compared to the roomier 5.5L in the Jacobs model, which you might notice when you are doubling bread dough or other recipes. The motor is 1300 watts compared to the Jacobs’ 1400 watts. Also, the Andrew James model has only 6 speeds compared to the 8 speeds on the Charles Jacobs food mixer, important when you need an extra boost for whipping egg whites, or you need to slow the beaters for your cake batter so it won’t over mix and crack in the oven.
Weight: 11.6 kg.
Dimensions: 33 cm x 43 cm x 16 cm
- True planetary movement
- Sturdy construction
- 3 in 1 appliance
- Excellent whisk to bowl ratio
- 4 suction feet to keep it from “walking” during use
- Good value
- No rack for attachments
- Blender is best for soft and liquid ingredients only
- Attachments are not dishwasher safe
While a competitor does offer an added flexible whisk, there is no other model at this price point that comes close to this Charles Jacobs powerhouse.