The Ankarsrum Original Food Mixer is a piece of gadgetry for your kitchen that not only will be extremely helpful, it's also extremely handsome.
Though not a household name in this country, Ankarsrum is a Swedish company that's been established since 1940. They've really played up on the fifties looks for this food mixer – made from chrome and steel, the stainless steel bowl and dials makes it look like a seriously streamlined design.
The mixer comes with all the accessories you'll need to whip up a tasty cake, for example: whisks, scraper, spatula etc. However, the clever thing about this design is you can also purchase optional attachments so it can take on additional tasks in the kitchen, such as grinding, slicing and food processing.
Selfridges have it in stock in three colours – the red shown above, the black below or there's also a white version.