ixers may vary widely in price. This generally reflects the size, weight and power of the mixer. All the mixers listed below will do a good job within their size and power range. If you are planning on frequently mixing large batches of dough, it is best to buy one of the heavy duty mixers. If you have a variety of culinary masterpieces in mind, then look for a machine with many attachments available. If you only wish to occasionally whip up a batch of cookies, one of the light, inexpensive models will do the trick. Every model comes with a variety of attachments, but nearly all will have a flat beater, a wire whip and a dough hook.