Top 10 Planetary Mixers
for December 2022

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Our in-house mixer experts have tested more than 20 stand mixers over the last 7 years. During our most recent test, we purchased the top 8 stand mixers on the market for extensive side-by-side testing. While our prior test included only 1- to 5-qt. stand mixers, this update also includes larger 6- to 10-qt. mixers. Our laboratory-style analysis utilizes the same calibrations for each home mixer, which measures mixing speed, power, volumizer, and dough hook attachment torque. We assessed all of these characteristics to find the best stand mixer for your kitchen.

Mixers can deliver a variety of results depending on the type of dough and ingredients you're using. Some stand mixers use paddle attachments, while others have a dough hook. Some stand mixers work only with specific recipes, so double check your attachments before purchasing. Regardless of your needs, our experts have tested many brands and models of stand mixers to find the best option.

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The Globe SP20 Planetary mixer is more expensive than our previous top pick, the Chefman Planetary Mixer, but for households with two or more cooks, it's the better mixer. The SP20 has a more durable, higher-quality construction, and it comes with several useful features, such as an included flatware caddy, a pouring shield, and a 60-minute timer. The SP20's three speed settings are comparable with those of our top pick, and its performance is actually a bit better. The Chefman mixer has more powerful motor, but the SP20's gear-driven transmission feels smoother. The SP20 is heavier, but it's more balanced and easier to hold. The SP20 also comes with some handy accessories, like a chopstick rest, a pour shield, and a bowl scraper. The SP20 Tabletop Planetary Mixer also has a Limited Lifetime Warranty, which is longer that what Chefman offers.

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The Waring Commercial WSM10L 10-quart countertop planetary mixer can mix a heavy batch of dough, whip cream, and, yes, even knead bread. It's the largest mixer we tested, and thanks to the planetary transmission, it can mix up to 10 quarts of liquid ingredients. It's quiet, too, and it produced very consistent results. The planetary transmission eliminates the risk of the ingredients getting stuck in the drive system, and the motor is powerful enough to mix dough without adding too much heat. The Waring Commercial WSM10L 10-quart countertop planetary mixer has a three-year warranty, which is longer than most mixers. The paddle, dough hook, and mixing whisk are well-made, and their set comes with plenty of accessories. The best feature of the Waring Commercial WSM10L 10-quart countertop planetary mixer is its size: it's big enough to handle a big batch of batter or dough, and it comes with enough accessories to make mixing easy.

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Globe SP08 8-Quart 3-Speed Countertop Planetary Mixer, Stainless Steel, 115 V, NSF

Globe Food Equipment Globe SP08 3-Speed 8-Quart Countertop Planetary Mixer

by Globe

SPACIOUS 8 QUART BOWL: This mixer features a sleek, 8 Qt. stainless steel bowl that provides plenty of room for all of your culinary ingredients. It's easy to clean, and it's strong enough to withstand the rigors of everyday use.

The Globe SP08 8-Quart 3-Speed Countertop Planetary Mixer makes baking and mixing simple. It has all the features that home bakers need, including a powerful motor, a durable stainless steel bowl, and a 15-minute timer with front-mounted touchpad controls. This mixer is perfect for heavy-duty baking, and it's built to last. We also like its generous 11-cup capacity, which is ideal for larger batch baking. The control panel is very simple to use, and it offers trusted 15-minute timer with front-mounted touchpad controls. The mixer's bowl lock is convenient, and the bowl lift lever makes it easy to lift and lower the bowl with one hand. This mixer is NSF certified, so you can use it with confidence. The mixer also leaves minimal mess on your countertop, thanks to the splash cover and an ingredient chute. The mixer's dual bowl clamps create a firm hold on the bowls, and the mixer is designed to shut off if a bowl is lowered. The mixer is also very quiet, so it's great for late-night baking sessions.

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Hobart N50-60 5 Quart Commercial Countertop Planetary Stand Mixer, Heavy Duty, 3 Speeds, Gray

Hobart N50-60 5 Quart Countertop Commercial Planetary Stand Mixer

by Hobart

LARGE ON/OFF SWITCH: To make operation of the N50 5-Quart Mixer simple, the On/Off switch was designed to be large and easy to locate by any operator.

The Hobart N50-60 is powerful mixer with a narrow footprint and a powerful motor. It has a large 5-quart bowl and can accommodate many food ingredients. The N50-60's bowl and beaters are made of stainless steel, which is more durable than plastic. It's also easy to clean, which is important in a kitchen environment. The mixer has three speeds, and it's easy to operate. The mixer has a lock to prevent the bowl from moving, but it's a bit cumbersome to use and the lock needs to be set each time you use the mixer. The N50-60's beaters are made of metal, not plastic, and the hooks are longer than some other mixers, so they're easier to get under food. The N50-60 is heavy, so it's best left to professionals. But if you're a professional looking for a heavy-duty mixer for your restaurant, the N50-60 is an excellent choice.

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Hakka Commercial Planetary Mixers 3 Funtion Stainless Steel Food Mixer (20 Quart(M20A))

HAKKA BROTHERS Hakka Commercial Planetary Mixers 3 Stainless Funtion Steel Food Mixer (20 Quart(M20A))

by HAKKA BROTHERS

Includes safety guard, stainless steel wire whip, stainless steel flat beater, stainless steel dough hook and stainless steel mixing bowl.

Hakka Commercial Planetary Mixers 3 Funtion Stainless Steel Food Mixer (20 Quart(M20A)). Our pick for the top spot because of its top-quality construction, powerful motor, and wide range of features. This mixer is built to last and works well for a variety of tasks. The motor is powerful enough to handle a variety of ingredients, and the mixer's powerful 3-speed motor makes mixing easy. The mixer is heavy, so it may not be suitable for light-duty mixing. The mixer's stainless steel bowl is durable and easy to clean, and its plastic paddles are sturdy and well-made. The Hakka Commercial Planetary Mixers 3 Funtion Stainless Steel Food Mixer (20 Quart(M20A)) has 3 speeds, and it has a mixing speed of up to 325 rpm. The mixer comes with a 10-year warranty.

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Adcraft BDPM-10 Gear-Driven 10-Quart Planetary Mixer, Stainless Steel, 120v

Adcraft BDPM-10 Gear-Driven Planetary 10-Quart Mixer

by Adcraft

Its heavy duty construction and powerful 0. 75 HP motor will easily handle any type of mixing task needed with ease

The Adcraft BDPM-10 Gear-Driven 10-Quart Planetary Mixer has everything a baker or cook could want in a stand mixer: It's a durable, reliable, well-built machine. The mixer's direct-drive transmission gives its 10-quart bowl plenty of power, allowing you to mix big batches of dough or batter. The mixer also has a 12 hub for meat grinding attachments, so you can use the same mixer for both mixing and meat grinding. The mixer's 3 fixed speeds allow you to achieve different mixing speeds, depending on whether you want to mix at a slow, medium or fast speed. The mixer's beater attachments are well-made, and easy to clean. The mixer is quiet and runs pretty smoothly, though it's a bit louder than our previous pick, the KitchenAid KSM150. The Adcraft mixer is a little more expensive than our previous top pick, the KitchenAid KSM150, but it's a similar mixer, and it's a good deal more powerful. The Adcraft mixer's direct-drive transmission gives it a little more power than the KitchenAid mixer, so it's a good choice if you want to mix big batches of dough or batter.

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Adcraft BDPM-20 Gear Driven 20-Quart Planetary Mixer with Safety Guard, 12 Hub, Stainless Steel, 120v, Black

Adcraft BDPM-20 Gear Driven 20-Quart Mixer Planetary with Safety Guard

by Adcraft

ATTACHMENTS: Additionally, it comes complete with a wire whisk, dough hook and flat beater attachments. Its ergonomic design and exceptional functionality also ensure you can make repeat recipes consistently.

The Adcrafts BDPM-20 planetary mixer ($599.99) is a workhorse of a mixer, the kind you might expect to find in a commercial kitchen. This mixer isn't as quiet or as powerful or as versatile as some of the other mixers we tested, but it mixes very, very well. This mixer has a whopping 20-quart stainless steel mixing bowl, so it's perfect for commercial use. The mixer has a 1.5 HP, direct-drive motor, which is powerful enough for even the busiest kitchen. The mixer has three different speeds (500, 750, and 1,200 rpm), which makes it easier to mix a variety of ingredients. The mixer's direct-drive transmission means its mixer blade is always spinning at a constant speed, so you never need to worry about the mixer losing power or slowing down. The mixer also has a 12 hub, so you can attach meat grinding attachments. The mixer's ergonomic handle and easy-to-read control panel are well-designed, and the mixer's blade guard is sturdy and well-designed. The mixer's no-slip feet keep it in place. The mixer's stainless steel bowl is easy to clean, and the mixer's cord wrap is sturdy and well-designed.

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Heavy Duty gear driven commercial planetary mixer, 30 quart, 120V, Adcraft PM-30

Adcraft Heavy Duty gear commercial driven planetary mixer

by Admiral Craft

Direct drive 100% gear driven transmission for consistent mixing speed

The Adcraft PM-30 30-gallon planetary mixer has a 1/2 hp, 115-volt motor that spins the planetary mixer bowl at up to 2,000 rpm. The mixer bowl and lid are made of stainless steel, and the bowl has stainless steel clamps that hold it in place during operation. It has a large, 30-quart stainless steel bowl with stainless steel blades. The mixer is compact, weighing only 45 pounds, and is handy for mixing food for small parties or gatherings. The mixer has a 30-quart capacity, but the lid of the mixer has a smaller 20-quart capacity. The mixer has a push button On/Off switch, and the bowl is detachable, so you can store the mixer when not in use. The mixer has durable, all-steel construction, and it comes with a one-year warranty. The mixer is heavy, weighing 45 pounds, and is not designed for frequent mixing, so it may take longer to mix a batch of dough, for example, than it would with a hand mixer.

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7 qt Planetary Mixer - Countertop, 1/2 hp, 120v

Waring 7 qt Planetary Mixer

by Waring

Luna Planetary Mixer, countertop, 7 qt. capacity, (11) mixing speeds, front mounted variable speed control dial, tilt-back head release/lift lever, removable clear-view splash guard with feed chute, includes: stainless steel bowl, whisk & dough hook, and aluminum mixing paddle, rubber feet, gear driven 1/2 HP, 350 watts, 120v/60/1-ph, 4.2 amps, cord, NEMA 5-15P, NSF, cETLus

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Omcan 20441 Commercial SP200AE 20 Qt Planetary Mixer

Omcan 20441 Commercial SP200AE Qt 20 Planetary Mixer

SHAFT RPM (1st Speed | 2nd Speed | 3rd Speed): 108 | 195 | 355

The Omcan SP200AE 20 Qt Planetary Mixer has a powerful 1.5 hp motor, which delivers strong mixing action and very high throughput. This mixer has 20 qt of capacity, enough for large batches of dough, and also has a 10 qt bowl that spins independently. This mixer has a 20 qt planetary mixing action, which achieves a strong vortex and mixes quickly and efficiently. The mixing bowl has ball bearings on all four sides, which ensure smooth operation. The bowl can be removed easily, and the bowl locks back onto the mixer securely, so mixing is very secure. Omcan SP200AE 20 Qt Planetary Mixer has a variety of attachments, including a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip. The bowl also has three attachments, a dough hook, a flat beater, and a whisk. The flat beater and dough hook are lightweight, and have metal blades which will not deform or break. The dough hook is the same diameter as standard dough hooks, so it fits standard sized mixing bowls. The whisk has nylon bristles, which are soft, and will notscratch the bowl. The wire whip attachment has a durable stainless steel wire, and is lighter than the whisk attachment. The wire whip attachment has hanging loops, so you can easily hang it for storage. The mixer has a power switch, and a belt drive transmission, which ensure smooth, quiet operation. The mixer also comes with a 2-year warranty.

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