We tried KitchenAid’s best food mixer knockoffs and a supermarket version was just as good and cost just £50

IF Bake Off has you in the mood for making your own bread and cakes, you’ll be pleased to know that you won’t have to break the bank to pay for your baking needs.

Budget supermarket Aldi is selling a copy of the classic KitchenAid mixer for under £50 and it has had over 300 five-star reviews.

Lynsey Hope reveals everything you need to know about some of the best mixers

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Lynsey Hope reveals everything you need to know about some of the best mixersCredit: Oliver Dixon

Many other firms sell kitchen mixers and offer decent discounts for Black Friday.

Here, Lynsey Hope reveals everything you need to know about some of the best stand mixers, giving them points out of ten for their suitability and value for baking.

Aldi Ambiano Classic Stand Mixer: 10/10

(£49.99, aldi.co.uk)

It’s hard to believe this costs less than £50. It’s plastic but feels pretty sturdy.

The 800w motor is powerful enough and it has a generous 5 liter stainless steel mixing bowl. Accessories include flat beater with silicone rim, splash guard and nonstick dough hook.

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It is easy to use and is available in various colors. Inexpensive, elegant, produced delicious pastries and pastries.

It will last? The jury is still out, but it does come with a three-year warranty, which is promising. A real winner from Aldi.

Breville Flow Collection Hand and Stand Mixer: 6/10

(£40, Argos)

THIS inexpensive option, which can be used as both a hand mixer and a stand mixer, did a great job.

I loved the large mixing bowl and the mixer attachment detaches easily if you want to use the hand mixer, which I preferred.

It's not quite as fancy and lacks the power of the more expensive versions.

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It’s not quite as fancy and lacks the power of the more expensive versions.Credit: Oliver Dixon

It’s not quite as fancy and lacks the power of the more expensive versions and, if I’m being highly critical, it’s a bit too loud, but for £40, it’s fine, especially if you’re a newbie starting out.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer with 3.3L Bowl: 7/10

(£349, land of lakes)

The KitchenAid brand’s starring role in the TV Bake Off marquee has made it the nation’s favorite mixer.

While not many of us can afford the high price, there’s no denying that it’s built to last a lifetime.

This mini version was big enough to make a decent batch of cake.

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This mini version was big enough to make a decent batch of cake.Credit: Oliver Dixon

Some KitchenAid models cost £700, but this mini version was big enough to whip up a decent batch of pies.

The attachments are easy to put on and take off and the mixer takes all the hard work out of mixing. The only drawback is the price.

Coopers of Stortford Craft-Style Compact Stand Mixer: 6/10

(£79.99, coopersofstortford.co.uk)

EVEN THOUGH it is “compact” it still has a five liter stainless steel container so I imagine it would be big enough for most Bake Off wannabes.

It includes a beater, beater and dough hook and has six speeds and a powerful 1200w motor.

All in all, it offers good quality for the price.

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All in all, it offers good quality for the price.Credit: Supplied

It has silicone feet to keep it from slipping, but I found these to be almost too strong – you had to pull on it if you wanted to get it off the counter.

But overall, it offers good quality for the price.

White Morphy Richards Stand Mixer: 4/10

(£74.99, morphyrichards.com)

It’s NOT my favorite, but it’s a decent option for novice bakers.

It is resistant and easy to clean.

You are constantly scraping the bowl so you have to turn it off.

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You are constantly scraping the bowl so you have to turn it off.Credit: Oliver Dixon

I didn’t rate the dough hook for kneading bread and it wasn’t very useful for making small amounts of dough as it tends to get stuck on the side and constantly scrapes it off the bowl so you have to turn it off.

Also, at higher speeds, it sometimes felt like it was going to take off and you had to hold it down.

Retro Swan Stand Mixer: 9/10

(£109.99, shop.swan-brand.co.uk)

SWAN has been making mixers since the 1920s and this retro model proves that experience pays off.

Sleek and stylish, it works well and comes with a dough hook, whisk, whisk and splash guard, and all the accessories seemed sturdy.

Sleek and stylish, works well.

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Sleek and stylish, works well.Credit: Oliver Dixon
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He did a great job mixing ingredients, getting everything even with no hidden lumps.

Although it cost a little over £100, which isn’t cheap, I would have thought it would cost twice as much.

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