It’s winter, which means it’s a great time to get into some baking, something that requires a good quality kitchen machine like this one from Krups. Not only does this Expert 9000 Series have a seriously powerful mixer (1200W power) with 12 mixing speeds, but it also comes with a precise scale built into the machine. Four sensors help you calculate the exact weight (up to 5g) of ingredients in the bowl. Plus, a tare option allows you to weigh multiple ingredients added one after the other.

Yes, both heavy duty and smart. The motor comes with a 10-year warranty, and if you manage to break the solid 5-litre stainless steel mixing bowl then you deserve a medal. Naturally, it comes with all the extra attachments like the dough hook, beater, whisk and more. And aside from the blender, there are outlets for a meat mincer, can opener, citrus press and even a metal pastry kit. Pretty much everything you need to accomplish, this machine can help with. This all-in-one kitchen gem is available at Chefs Warehouse for R3920.