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Six Month Breville Stand Mixer Review

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Breville stand mixer with attachments
If you’re hinting for a gift of a new mixer for the holidays or thinking of giving a mixer, my recommendation is more than ever the Breville Stand Mixer 800BXL.

In the six months I have used it, it continues to perform each task efficiently and quickly.

I don’t know if it is the design of the whisk or the power of the machine, but egg whites and cream whip faster and attain more height than with other mixers I have used. As a result, I will not be giving times to whip, but visual and written cues to how something should look.

I use my Breville stand mixer extensively and I have not had a problem in these six months of the mixer walking or moving around a lot even with a heavy load. The head will bobble somewhat, but so does every other mixer I’ve ever used.

I did obtain the extra bowl, flat beater and whisk to speed my baking along. If you bake a lot, these extra attachments are a worthwhile investment. Especially considering the machine is less expensive than most heavy-duty stand mixers. Having to wash the bowl and beater before being able to finish a recipe is a bummer and I am happy not to have to do that anymore. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to say I ordered another bowl, whisk, paddle and scraper paddle. The order wasn’t shipped and I had to re-order after I realized the order wasn’t coming. Breville sent the order, plus the smaller bowl without charge. Continue reading

Breville Mixer vs. KitchenAid Mixer

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Breville stand mixer with attachments

There’s a new stand mixer in the kitchen and its name is the Breville mixer. It’s sleeker, quieter, more powerful and all- around a better mixer than the KitchenAid as far as I am concerned and I have been baking professionally for over 30 years.

I never thought I would buy anything but a KitchenAid stand mixer. I remember well first seeing a lift bowl KitchenAid K5A on Julia Child’s TV show. I was just beginning to realize that food was to be my career with the emphasis on baking and pastry. It helped that Julia was able to teach so well – and I devoured every word and every recipe. Not only was she able to bring a whole new food culture to America but she did it in such a way that she was able to make you believe you could do it too. She was my first teacher and she lit a fire inside that still burns today.

At the time there was no internet, no easy way to find information. I finally tracked it down and I remember being horribly upset because it was so expensive and I couldn’t afford it. Shortly thereafter my husband came into a small inheritance which he was happy to share. I used my cream colored K5A until just recently when I finally came to terms with the fact that I had to let it go. I used that mixer more than normal – much, much more than normal and it never ever let me down. I bought an extra bowl, whisk, and paddle beater so I wouldn’t have to wash the bowl when two were needed to complete a recipe. Continue reading