I think one kitchen gadget that most people would love to own if they don’t already is a stand mixer. They look great and are fantastic for a multitude of baking scenarios from beating, whisking and kneading dough. Savisto is not a brand I’d heard much about before but am excited to try out their Retro Food Stand Mixer which retails for under £100 which is an amazing price for what you get.
The Stand Mixer comes with three attachments, a transparent lid and a silicone spatula. The large stainless steel bowl has an impressive capacity of 5.5 litres, is ultra light to carry and has a chunky handle that’s easy to grab hold off. It looks fantastic and I know I will fit whatever quantity of mixture I want to make up in it. The whole stand mixer has a stylish look and a smooth, curvy structure which is easy to wipe down after use.
It may look impressive and stylish, but the big question is how easy is it to use and how well does it work? So with my little boy Mister B’s 6th birthday party on it’s way I got started on a basic cake batter. Being a little unsure on how the mixer would perform, I made my first batch with just four eggs but having done that you could easily fit a batter double the size in the huge bowl!
Each of the three blades simply fits on with a push and twist. It’s so easy that you can chop and change if required. Also if you want the lid on you need to click that into place before the blade attachment. Below you can see me creaming the butter and sugar together, the finished chocolate cake batter, and mixing up a minion yellow coloured buttercream to top the baked sponges with.
Once your attachment is in place simply turn the lever to release it back down into the bowl and add your ingredients. Mixing was an absolute dream, just turn the dial to the required number (you have six speed options) and off it goes. It works really efficiently and is a total pleasure to use.
I split my first batch of cake batter into two tins for two layers of the main birthday cake. Later I made a third layer and multiple cupcakes in various sizes.
I ended up making several batches of cake batter plus a couple of batches of buttercream which I couldn’t have done in the time without the ease of the Savisto Stand Mixer. It’s quick, efficient and the bowl is so easy to scoop the mixture out of and wash up! A huge bonus from the clunky, 16yr old food processor I have been using to do my baking up to now. The bowl is large and smooth making it so simple to clean, if you are changing what you are mixing, you can easily wash it out in a couple of minutes and use again.
With a multitude of cakes made it was time to decorate which took me way into the late hours but fortunately the birthday boy was thrilled with the results just like I was thrilled with the pleasure of using the Savisto Retro Food Stand Mixer. When a gadget is easy to use it always makes life simpler and means it’s something that you will use again and again. I can’t emphasise how simple this stand mixer is, you just click the bowl and required attachment into place, then turn it on to one of six speed settings. Et Voilà! A cake is made!
I’m very impressed with Savisto, for the both the price and style. They sell a range of kitchen gadgets so do check them out and see what they have. There’s probably something on there that would make a great Christmas gift and I can certainly say that I recommend the stand mixer for any keen bakers out there.
I fancy trying a meringue based recipe next with my new Savisto Stand Mixer to try out the whisk attachment, so keep your eyes peeled as I’ll share my results in a future blog post!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.