Testing the Scraper Mixer Pro from Sage Appliances
I've been a KitchenAid girl for over 10 years now and love it, using a few of the additional attachments you can purchase for it. I'd say the KitchenAid has to be one of the most coveted items for the kitchen for bakers like me. Not only is it a great piece of kit, but lets be honest, it has a sexy style and retro feel to it too!!
I was asked to test this fabulous new machine from Sage Appliances. Differing from other mixers on the market, it has a scraper blade included as well as the standard flat beater, plus a balloon whisk, dough hook and handy little scraper. With the KitchenAid the scraper beater is an additional attachment and costs around £30.
I wanted to give the mixer a real workout and use every attachment. Here I make a mixed berry bundt cake (recipe below) using the scraper blade.
The Sage mixer also comes with a handy pouring spout (as does the KA). I use this every time I'm mixing batter so to minimise those nasty clouds of flour! As you can see the sides of the spout are quite high so it really does cut down on this.
Close-up of the scraper in action.... 360 degree coverage around the bowl leaving no lumpy bits of butter or pockets of flour.
As you can see, a lovely even mix with no floury streaks.
I was and still am really pleased with the results of the Sage mixer. I find I use it more for the mixing of my buttercream as it begins on a very low speed whereas the KitchenAid's slowest speed is still quite fast, probably around the second speed with the Sage.
A feature that I think is outstanding is the timer and as far as I am aware, no other mixer offers this benefit. My frosting has a 7 minute mix so I can turn my back on the mixer to do other things, without losing track of time and without having to keep checking if the consistency is right.
Both the KitchenAid and the Sage mixers sit side by side in my workspace and both look equally fantastic! I'd say if you liked more futuristic looking pieces of kitchen gadgetry, with it's sleek stainless steel finish and flashing lights, then the Sage would be for you. For me, on looks only, the KitchenAid is the winner!
Recipe for mixed berry bundt cake with vanilla glaze
Happy baking xx