If you're going to buy just one Essential product, make it this one.
Like any great stand mixer, it is everything — an egg whisker, a dough kneader, a food mixer, a cream whipper, a vegetable shredder, a meat grinder, a pasta maker and a sausage stuffer. All in one machine.
But unlike every other stand mixer, it hits the essential trifecta.
Professional-grade performance — strong, quiet, versatile, insanely durable, and easy to clean.
Beautiful and thoughtful design — filled with features and design details but compact enough for a crowded countertop. Sleek enough to look modern but durable enough to be heirloom-grade.
Radically affordable — For its specifications, it's the most affordable stand mixer on the market — costing just a third of its closest competition.
The gold standard for stand mixers, planetary motion means that the beater of the mixer rotates and revolves around the bowl at the same time. This motion gives the attachment more points of contact and leads to more consistent mixing.
It also makes the mixer much more versatile — meaning that you can knead heavy dough, slice vegetables, chop meat, grate cheese, make batter and whip light meringues all in the same machine.
For the essential stand mixer, we went with a tilt-head (instead of a lift-bowl. That design makes the mixer more compact for apartments and small kitchens while also making it easier to swap attachments for complicated recipes.
6 Speed Controls
Not everything requires the same intensity and in baking, precision goes a long way.
Use levels 1 - 3 to knead yeasty doughs like bread, coffeecakes, pizza crusts, buns and pasta dough.
Use levels 2 - 4 to blend heavy mixtures like cakes, frostings, cookies, meatloafs and mashed potatoes.
Use level 6 to incorporate air when beating eggs, whipping cream, making candies, lighter cakes or mayonnaise.
Pulse for sudden bursts (and for fun).
Swedish copper motor + cast-aluminum shell
The pure copper motor is made in Sweden and housed in a chef-grade cast-aluminum housing that's both strong and light. Translation— this was made to last for decades, not years.
No stand mixer is silent. But this one is quieter than most — clocking in at about 68-75DB even when standing just 3 feet away.
1 Year Manufacturers Warranty
Don't expect these to break. When taken care of properly, these mixers can last decades. They've been industrially tested for 1200 cycles of dough kneading and 4000 cycles of egg whisking. They've also been dropped from 5 foot heights and held up.
But if you ever have problems, you're covered. Just send us an email and we'll take care of it.
5Qt Deep Polished Steel Bowl
A lot goes into a perfect bowl:
The perfect size— 5 quarts is big enough for a small party but small enough to whisk a 3 egg omelette.
The perfect shape— we went for a taller bowl. This makes the bottom floor of the bowl smaller and allows the mixer to blend small quantities.
The perfect material— polished stainless steel is the building block of any professional kitchen. It's a strong, antiseptic, easy to clean, shiny workhorse.
The perfect safety— the fixing plate at the bottom holds the bowl in place and reduces vibrations to a minimum.
The mixers comes with a plastic shield with a small slide-opening that helps guide ingredients into the bowl even when mixing. Seems small but it goes a long way.
It means that you don't have to stop and lift the mixer head every time you want to toss in another batch of chocolate chips into your cookie batter or spices into your meatloaf.
Come with 3 Essential Attachments
The Dough Hook— yeasty doughs like bread, coffeecakes, pizza crusts, buns and pasta dough.
The flat beater— for cakes, frostings, cookies, meatloafs and mashed potatoes.
The wire whip— for eggs, whipping cream, making candies, lighter cakes or mayonnaise.
More add-ons coming soon
This is just the start. We're soon launching add-ons (for separate purchase)—
Air vents + Non-slip suction
It's pretty simple but most stand mixers still get it wrong.
The air-vents keep the machine from overheating by dispersing the motors heat. The non-slip suction cups keep the mixer from wobbling, shaking and making too much noise.
In The Essential Snow
Looks incredibly sleek and chic. Goes with stainless steel cookware, most fridges and cabinetry aesthetics ranging from industrial to farmhouse.