Dash Everyday Stand Mixer Review
Pros: Inexpensive, compact, lightweight
Cons: Under powered, poor at mixing, hard to clean
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Dash Everyday Stand Mixer
$49.99 at Amazon
|$500 List||$400 List||$260 List||$350 List|
|Pros||Inexpensive, compact, lightweight||Powerful motor, simplistic design, large capacity bowl, planetary mixing||Powerful motor, simplistic design, sturdy platform||Powerful, affordable, easy to use||Compact, ample power, good kneading action|
|Cons||Under powered, poor at mixing, hard to clean||Bulky, heavy, expensive||Tilt-head impedes bowl access, mediocre whipping action||Poor whipping action, requires bowl scraping||Limited volume, so-so whipping action|
|Bottom Line||Basically this is a stand mounted hand mixer||A powerful, effective, easy-to-use, do-it-all stand mixer that looks sharp, too||A versatile stand mixer that will exceed most cook’s requirements at a manageable price||A stand mixer that will meet most people’s needs and budget||This standing mixer is a miniature of the classic KitchenAid tilt-head design though the decrease in size does not come with much of decrease in cost|
|Rating Categories||Dash Everyday...||6-Qt. Professional...||Artisan||Classic Plus KSM75WH||KitchenAid Artisan...|
|Ease Of Use (30%)|
|Specs||Dash Everyday...||6-Qt. Professional...||Artisan||Classic Plus KSM75WH||KitchenAid Artisan...|
|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|
|Mixing Action||Kneading and triplicate whip||Planetary||Planetary||Planetary||Planetary|
|Number of Speeds||6||10||10||10||10|
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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