Breville BEM800XL Pro Scraper Stand Mixer

Last updated: June 1, 2023

Designed to impress, this powerful mixer is a top performer. It can handle a wide range of batter consistencies with no problem. Plus, convenient features, like a beater with a flexible edge and a timer to control mixing time, make it easy to use.

We looked at the top Stand Mixers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Stand Mixer you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: With 12 different speeds to choose from, there isn't anything you can't make using this Breville BEM800XL stand mixer.

In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the Breville Pro Scraper Stand Mixer placed 18th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Light and fluffy baked goods begin with sticky ingredients. How do you make perfect baked goods without making a sticky mess? The Breville Scraper Mixer Pro stand mixer helps make your baking stress-free. The designers at Breville are determined to make the baking just as enjoyable as the baked goods: no more scraping sticky bowls, no more splattering ingredients when you add them to the bowl, no more guessing how much more time you need to mix. The next step in the evolution of the stand mixer, Breville’s Scraper Mixer Pro stand mixer takes the classic features of the stand mixer to the next level. Features that are standard on other mixtures are upgraded with a level of attention to detail that only Breville can provide. Do you get tired of stopping to scrape down the batter from the sides of the bowl? Breville’s scraper beater attachment makes it easy to mix without stopping. The flexible edges of the scraper beater continuously folds and scrapes the sides and bottom of the bowl, including the dimple at the bottom, for exceptionally thorough mixing. This essentially eliminates the need for hand scraping with a spatula, cutting mixing time in half. And, with the Scraper Mixer Pro’s unique planetary mixing action, you can be sure that the batter will be mixed evenly—no pockets of ingredients left behind. The counter-clockwise motion of the mixer head combined with the clockwise sweep of the extra wide attachments provides 360 degree coverage of the bowl. The Scraper Mixer has twelve different speeds, controlled by an easy-turn dial. An LED light strip shows the speed for easy reference. Another LED display shows a timer that can be programmed to count up or count down, so you can set it to a recipe’s specifications or time how long your favorite recipe takes, taking the guesswork out of the equation.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This mixer performs well and is convenient to use.
Breville was excellent at whipping cream, mixing large batches of cookie dough, and kneading bread dough. It beat out favorites from KitchenAid and other brands thanks to a bevy of convenience features, including a leaf beater with a flexible edge that scrapes the bowl as it turns and a timer that lets you set your desired mixing time.
A well-designed front handle which makes it easy to lift the 20-pound appliance onto the counter. An easy to operate dial control, with clear, simple displays that translate the 12 speeds of the mixer into baking terms like “knead,” “fold” or “whip.”

What reviewers didn't like

Other than the flexible-edge scraper paddle, Breville’s stand mixer doesn’t include any additional attachments.
My only minor complaint is that it takes two hands to tilt up the head — one to hit the tilt-release button and one to push up on the front handle — which can be inconvenient if one hand is slippery with butter or covered with wet dough.
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