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Breville (BEM800)

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Date Tested: April 2013
Estimated price at R3900 from @home

Features: 1000Watt, internal sensor detector, planetary mixing action, motor protection system, splash guard, tilt back and lock down mixer head, 4.7L bowl with handle, variable electronic speed, die cast metal body, count up and down timer with pause function. Internal cord storage. Included: scraper beater, flat beater, wire whisk, dough hook

Pros: This mixer has a sleek design – the brushed stainless steel finish hardly shows streaks and fingerprints, so it is easy to clean. If you want an affordable, stylish mixer that works effectively, this model is worth considering. Its performance is very good; whisking and mixing is excellent, producing evenly blended cake batters and perfectly whisked egg whites. The scraper beater worked excellently for mixing and removed all excess batter, cleaning the bowl completely. Whipping cream isn’t done as quickly as some of the top rated models – but the consistency is even. This machine is the quickest at making mayonnaise to a thick consistency. It takes five minutes to create a smooth bread dough. The digital timer works effectively and is easy to read. The different speed settings and programs are clearly marked, making it very easy and convenient to operate and use. This mixer is not very noisy in operation. This model is sturdy but light to lift and move around compared to some of the others on test – and the handle helps. There is convenient cord storage.

Cons: The whisks were slightly tricky to insert. When we made the pastry some flour splattered out of the bowl at the start and the pastry didn’t come together very nicely, so we had to form a dough by hand.

 

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