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Dash Everyday Stand Mixer Review

Essentially this is a hand mixer mounted into a stand
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Price:   $50 List | $40 at Amazon
Pros:  Inexpensive, compact, lightweight
Cons:  Under powered, poor at mixing, hard to clean
Manufacturer:   Dash
By Nick Miley and Michelle Powell  ⋅  Nov 12, 2019
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  • Mixing - 30% 4
  • Ease of Use - 30% 4
  • Whipping - 25% 5
  • Kneading - 15% 2

Our Verdict

The Dash Everyday Stand Mixer has a narrow range of functions it can effectively perform. The speed options are limited to high RPMs best for whipping and beating. The size of the bowl restricts recipes to half and single batches. Moreover, the body of the machine is remarkably hard to clean. In truth, a hand mixer will render better results, give you more options, cost less, and will be easier to clean.


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Pros Inexpensive, compact, lightweightPowerful motor, simplistic design, large capacity bowl, planetary mixingPowerful motor, simplistic design, sturdy platformPowerful, affordable, easy to useCompact, ample power, good kneading action
Cons Under powered, poor at mixing, hard to cleanBulky, heavy, expensiveTilt-head impeeds bowl access, Medicore whipping actionPoor whipping action, requires bowl scrapingLimited volume, so-so whipping action
Bottom Line Essentially this is a hand mixer mounted into a standSimply the best all-around stand mixer on the marketA do-it-all standing mixer with a bowl capacity and price suited to most householdsA standing mixer that punches above its weight-classThis miniature mixer is great for small-batch recipes though the compact design comes at a premium
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Rating Categories Dash Everyday... 6-Qt. Professional... Artisan Classic Plus KSM75WH KitchenAid Artisan...
Mixing (30%)
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Specs Dash Everyday... 6-Qt. Professional... Artisan Classic Plus KSM75WH KitchenAid Artisan...
Head Type Tilt Fixed Tilt Tilt Tilt
Bowl Capacity 3 quart 6 quart 5 quart 4.5 quart 3.5 quart
Standard Attachments Beaters and dough hooks Wire whip, flat beater, spiral dough hook Wire whip, dough hook, flat beater Wire whip, dough hook, flat beater, Wire whip, flat beater, dough hook
Motor (watts) 250-watt 575-watt 325-watt 275-watt 250-watt
Mixing Action Kneading and triplicate whip Planetary Planetary Planetary Planetary
Number of Speeds 6 10 10 10 10
Attachment Port no yes yes yes yes
Timer no no no no no
Measured Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.5" x 7.5 x 10.25" 14.5" x 11.25" x 16" 13.25" x 8.75" x 13.5" 14.5" x 10.75" x 14.25" 12.25" x 7.75" x 12"
Measured Weight 4lbs. 1oz. 26lbs. 1oz. 22lbs. 13oz. 22lbs. 13oz. 17lbs. 1oz.
Warranty limited 1-year 1-year 1-year 1-year 1-year
Color Options 9 22 46 2 10

Our Analysis and Test Results

While the Dash Everyday Stand Mixer is a cute little machine, it's more of a toy than a proper stand mixer. With products such as this, we find it easier to suggest alternatives rather than point out all the shortcomings. If you're on a shoestring budget but want some mechanical muscle in the kitchen, consider a hand mixer. If you know that you want a stand mixer but don't want to spend an arm and a leg to get one, check out our Best Buy Award-winner. It's a bit of a step up in price, but it will actually live up to the expectations one has when purchasing a stand mixer.


Performance Comparison



Likes


For what it is, the Dash offers users the ability to whip egg whites, cream, and butter. The mixer is also quite light, compact, and inexpensive. Given the lightweight, it's nice that this machine has suction-cup feet to keep it firmly planted on the countertop.

The Dash Everyday Stand Mixer struggled to mix even the most undemanding ingredients.
The Dash Everyday Stand Mixer struggled to mix even the most undemanding ingredients.

Dislikes


Thumper said, "if you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all." We agree. However, we feel that we would be remiss in our sworn duty to honestly review products if we didn't say that we are less than impressed with this machine. The Dash just doesn't meet reasonable expectations of a product that calls itself a stand mixer.

Despite the wide range of speed settings  this machine starts at relatively high RPMs.
Despite the wide range of speed settings, this machine starts at relatively high RPMs.

Like many of the lower end mixers in our review, the Dash requires lots of input from the user. The bowl requires constant scraping, and unincorporated ingredients have to be manually mixed. Additionally, both the tilt-head and bowl removal require two hands to operate — much heavier machines require less. To make matters worse, this machine is hard to clean.

Value


The Dash Everyday Stand Mixer is really cheap. However, it can't knead, doesn't mix well, and requires a lot of babysitting to get it to whip. Accordingly, we do not think that this mixer is a very value — regardless of price.

The attachments eject button is reminiscent of hand beaters.
The attachments eject button is reminiscent of hand beaters.

Conclusion


The Dash Everyday Stand Mixer is a petite stand mixer. Unfortunately, it's also wimpy, struggling with every task that we set it on in the course of our evaluation. As such, we would recommend to those considering this machine to have a look at our Best Buy Award-winner. Or, if that stand mixer is prohibitively priced for your budget, consider a good hand mixer which will be far more effective than the Dash.


Nick Miley and Michelle Powell