Planetary Mixer Overview
A good mixer is indispensable not only in a professional kitchen. Virtually every housewife who spends a little time on cooking would not refuse such an assistant. Modern planetary mixers have a sufficiently large functionality and are capable of performing really important tasks, which saves time and effort.
In order for the equipment to satisfy all your requirements, as well as not upset the poor quality, you need to competently approach the choice of products. Below there are a small review of deservedly popular models.
Unlike the usual unpretentious mixers, planetary models, which are also often called confectionery, are a fairly solid unit. They can often be seen in production, where fast and high-quality preparation of dough or mashed potatoes is required.
A planetary mixer is also needed for the home. It will save time and effort where vigorous and continuous mixing is required. Of course, despite its second name, the technique is not limited to the manufacture of creams for confectionery. Among other things, it is an excellent kneader, which can mix, knead and whip almost anything. For this purpose, planetary mixers are supplied not only with a special bowl as a container, but with large sets of different nozzles.
Of course, the efficiency and functionality of the mixer largely depends on the quality of the manufacturer and the specific model, so before buying it is better to familiarize yourself with their characteristics and reviews.
Browse popular models
In order to create your “top-10” confectionery mixers, we selected the most popular models that are now present in the assortment of large appliance stores. In the rating you can see both expensive and truly impressive mixers, as well as more budget options.
Bork e800. This technique, which is referred to as this professional line. It is known that for high-quality and fast mixing of the same test, the power must be at least 1000 watts. and this mixer is fully consistent with this simple rule.
In addition to high power, the quality due to which this model deserves its price is worth noting. The body is made of durable stainless steel, and therefore resistant to a variety of working conditions. The internal mechanism also has a good build. It is equipped with a protective system that will automatically turn off the mixer in the event that there is a risk of overheating.
The ergonomic design makes the use of the Bork E800 planetary mixer very convenient. Light indicators display the operating program, time before its termination. You can also adjust the timer to automatically turn on, if you want the appliances to start cooking without you, or to turn off automatically.
The model is equipped with a 4.5 liter bowl, as well as several nozzles for kneading, mixing, and also a hook for making dough. All components are made of high quality stainless steel. If you decide to purchase such a professional mixer, you can be sure that it will serve you for many years without any problems.
Vitek VT-1406. In contrast to the previous model, this one is more budget. The cost of such a planetary mixer is on average 5,000 rubles. However, he earned his popularity not only due to availability.
This model has a capacity of 700 watts. which is good enough for such cheap technology options. All components, such as the same bowl, are made of stainless steel. Some elements of the body have a plastic base.
The kit also contains several attachments. In addition to the standard whisk, two different dough hooks are also included. The bowl also moves in a horizontal plane to speed up the task. Unlike expensive models, there is no possibility of setting a timer or regulating the operating time, so you have to keep track of it.
In their reviews, customers note the following drawbacks: the absence of a lid for the bowl, the almost complete lack of ergonomics, poor fixation of the nozzles, the need to manually return the mixer to its original position. It is worth noting that for models of the budget type, such disadvantages are not at all uncommon, and are considered to be just a small fee for significant savings.
Bork B810. This is a slightly improved mixer model from Bork. As well as its predecessor, it has a body and replaceable stainless steel nozzles. Provides a power of 1000 watts, and a fuse from the blown mechanism.
A significant "disadvantage" of such a mixer is the high cost. Perhaps this is the only reason why this model is inferior in popularity. Those who are lucky enough to buy it, speak of the purchase is extremely positive. Very often, the speed and efficiency of kneading dough is emphasized, as well as high ergonomic technology with the ability to set a timer and automatic control of program execution.
Clatronic HMS 2739. The budget model of the mixer, which has gained popularity due to its versatility. The main body and mechanism are used both as a stationary planetary mixer, complete with a stainless steel bowl, and a blender. To do this, use a special nozzle with interchangeable tips. Part of the body is made of plastic. The mechanism is quite reliable, has a guarantee of performance from the manufacturer for two years.
The only drawback noted by the owners in the reviews is the relatively large bulkiness of such equipment, if used as a blender. It also has relatively weak power and only 5 speeds.
Endever Skyline SM-10. It is considered one of the most successful combinations of affordable prices and high quality. The body and components are made of stainless steel. For this level, a sufficiently high power of 600 watts.
The kit includes a 4 liter bowl, several nozzles for mixing and kneading dough. Among the modes of operation, there is both conventional mixing and planetary mixing. In principle, this is the most simple and affordable model, which is ideally suited as a home professional mixer.
Polaris PHM 6512B. This is the version of technology that has gained popularity due to its price. If you need the simplest mixer for only 2000-3000 rubles, then this is the best choice for you! The body, components and the bowl are made of plastic, which can be considered not such a big disadvantage. The main difference from expensive models is lower practicality. The bowl will have to be rotated manually, there are only 4 speeds, although this is offset by a good power of 650 watts.
And now the video on the Bork E800 planetary mixer.
When purchasing a planetary mixer, always proceed from what functions you really need. To choose the right planetary mixer for the kitchen, pay attention to the material from which it is made, and its characteristics.