My old faithful Sunbeam Mixmaster stripped some gears (those double batches of Indydebi's bc were just too much for her!), and I'm looking for a new mixer. I've read some bad reviews of Kitchen Aid, so I want to avoid that. I've been looking at and comparing features on Cuisinart and Breville mixers.
Can any of you give me some feedback on these brands?
I appreciate any help you can give me.
I replaced my KitchenAid with a Cuisinart earlier this year and I LOVE it. It has some nice features, such as coming with a splash guard cover with a pour spout, which KitchenAid sells separately. It also has a digital timer as well as a higher watt engine than most other stand mixers. It also has 3 additional power outlets for more attachments such as food processor, blender, etc. The ONLY drawback I have noticed is that it is very loud, louder than my old KitchenAid. I can live with it, though, since it does suh an exceptional job.
Good luck with your decision!
A friend of mine has the big 7.5Qt Cuisinart. I have a little Kitchenaid and although I am very grateful to have it and it does a nice job on small batches, I'm quite envious of her big Cuisinart!
I have a 7 qt and a 5.5 qt Cuisinart. I also bought a 5.5 qt Cuisinart for my sister. She uses hers every day. I use mine at least twice a week. No problems at all. I love them. I did research on Kitchen Aids for two years before deciding on the Cuisinart.
Since Kitchen Aids are breaking so much here and there, I advised a friend of mine to get a Cuisinart, but sadly, in New Zealand, she couldn't get it. So she got a Breville. That's a beautiful one, too, and we looked all over for reviews and to see if anyone said anything bad about it; we only found good things.
I got the Breville about a year ago. I only use it about once or twice a month, but am really happy with it so far. It comes with the scraper beater and splatter guards, and has a good size motor and timer feature. There aren't any extra attachments available for it, but I knew I didn't need/want those anyway. I really love the look of it - we have the Breville convection oven too so everything matches
I have the 7 qt cuisinart, and i LOVE it, the timer feature is great, the fact that i can make double batches of frosting and it doesn't over load it makes for a happy baker.. I had a kitchen aide for well over 20 years, and she finally decided she was done, she still works but not all her gears do, we got another kitchen aide about 6 years and that one is terrible, it started leaking oil around the beaters after about 2 years and just didn't have the power after awhile to l keep up.. so i say cuisinart all the way ... Hope it helps
I really appreciate the feedback. I am still undecided. I'm going to Bed, Bath and Beyond with my 20% off coupon tomorrow and see them in person.
I have a Breville and love it! I use mine at least once a week. The only drawback is that they don't have a larger bowl. You can't lose with either one; I was able to use/test both in a baking class but I chose the Breville because of a minor personal preference.
HTH and enjoy