For the serious chef, the Kenwood Patissier Food Mixer is an ideal piece of kit.
The machine is made from metal, but with a coloured casing to give it a retro look. Choose from either cream or red. Apart from the stylish design, features to note are a 4 litre mixing bowl, 400 watts and 12 speed options. It is also dishwasher safe. It costs just under £250.