My 13 year old god-daughter is a very keen baker and when Sage Appliances got in touch, I was delighted be able to offer her the Sage Scraper Mixer Pro to review. We had a play at home first, and it is a powerful, well designed machine, that quickly and effectively kneaded bread and mixed batter. One thing we did notice is that the machine is the other way round to most stand mixers – with the bowl on the right (nearly every other mixer apart from the Kitchen Aid has the bowl on the left).
Over to Rebecca, who shows that using this piece of kit really is very easy indeed.
I have recently received the Sage scraper mixer pro as a gift. It is my first kitchen mixer, so I can’t compare it to any other product, but it is very good!
It looks very attractive and stylish in our kitchen. It has a modern design.
The mixer seems a bit heavy to me, so I have to ask my mum to help me move it. Otherwise, I think it’s a good size.
When it’s on, it’s much quieter than a blender would be. It has a pleasant humming noise and you can’t really hear it outside the kitchen.
It’s pretty simple to attach the bowl to the base. Sometimes I struggle putting on the attachments, but I’m sure it will get easier with practice.
We are yet to use the kneading tool, but we have used all the other ones.
The wire whisk is very powerful. I have used it for whisking egg whites – what a difference it makes compared to my old hand-held whisk! And it’s much safer to use.
The flat beater is very good for making muffins and cakes.
I like the scraper beater because it scrapes all the mixture from the sides of the bowl and it seems to do the job quicker than the flat beater.
It’s a good spatula, I find it especially useful when I want to take off the remaining dough and batter off the beaters after I’ve finished with them. Its narrow shape fits well between the wires.
After using the mixer, I only need to wipe it with a cloth. The attachments are machine washable although I haven’t tried to put them in the dishwasher yet. They’re easy enough to wash by hand.
I like the count-up and count-down timer, especially the count down timer is good. It is useful that you can pause it in the middle of whisking or beating without having to start the timer all over again. It gives you control and you don’t have to count seconds in your head and remember how long you have left before the mixing time is over.
I find it easier not to use the pour spout of the splash guard as the spout makes my job messier. Although I find the splash guard itself useful.
The one thing I would change: I think it would be useful to have a second mixing bowl, for example if you have to mix egg whites and the cake batter separately, or if you are making icing. It could be a thin plastic bowl that fits just inside the metal one – it would definitely save on the washing up.
So all in all, I am very pleased with the product, and will keep using it in the future!
The Sage Mixer Pro has a retail price of £299, and is available from Sage Appliances, and major retailers such as John Lewis.
We received a mixer to review. All options our own. Many thanks to Rebecca for her review.