$330 on Amazon
KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer
The Artisan series is different from the Classic in just a few ways: You can purchase it with a stainless steel or a glass bowl (the classic only comes with stainless), it’s available in more colors than the Classic, and it has a 5-quart capacity compared to the Classic’s 4.5. Both are tilt-head models.
$460 on Amazon
KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
The main difference between tilt-head and bowl-lift mixers is the capacity. KitchenAid’s Profressional series bowl-lift mixers come with 7-quart capacity bowls, which means they’re able to accommodate dough for 13 dozen cookies, eight loaves of bread, or eight pounds of potatoes. If you’re short on counter space, this isn’t the model for you, because it’s taller and bulkier. But if you’re routinely baking in large batches, this could be the upgrade you need—especially because it’s a whopping $200 off at Target right now.
$450 at Target
KitchenAid attachment deals
KitchenAid’s attachments mean that your stand mixer can turn into a pasta maker, meat grinder, or vegetable shredder. We’ve tested all of the attachments, and they all work well. Read how weover on Epicurious.
Ninja Max 5.5 Quart Air Fryer
The Ninja Max XL Air Fryer won the top spot as our favorite basket-style air fryer when we put a bunch of models head-to-head. Most air fryers reach temperature maxes of 400°F, but this model has a “max crisp” button, which actually simply turns the temperature up to 450°F. But it’s true that the setting gets you crunchier food—and faster. It also has a dehydrate function. And one small design feature makes the appliance easier to clean than its competitors: Instead of a basket, this air fryer containers a “crisper plate” that allows for max air circulation. It’s easier to remove and scrub than a basket.