Best Stand Mixer review no. 1. KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Stand Mixer. It’s been the same for decades: most serious cooks want a KitchenAid. And there are very good reasons to want the company’s Artisan stand mixer. It features the same impeccable design and construction as earlier Classic models, but has a larger five-quart bowl and a more powerful 325-watt motor.