Sunday, 18 February 2018

The Fearne by Swan Stand Mixer - Review!

You may remember last year I was nominated by Jayne at Sticky Mud & Belly Laughs to take part in an AO.com gifting challenge.....I was sent the Dyson Light Ball Multi Floor & V6 Cord Free Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner Bundle to review. Well she has only went and nominated me again to work with AO.....

With it being Valentines day earlier in the week it’s a great time of year to treat someone and a fantastic excuse to say thanks to someone other than a partner or loved one. I have to agree! Jayne choose something for me and I chose something for her and you can read about what I chose for her one her blog....


I received the Fearne by Swan Stand Mixer....Wow! I was not expecting something like this. I watch the Great British bake off and I have always dreamed about owning one of these mixers! I am very grateful.... 


Whip up delicious treats with this peacock food mixer from Fearne By Swan. Its 1500 Watt output makes short work of combining ingredients, and with 4 accessories to choose from, you’ll always have the perfect tools for your culinary creations. The dough tool is specially designed to create the perfect loaf every time. You’ll always achieve the ideal consistency too, thanks to the pulse function, as it delivers short bursts of power until your mix is just right. It also has a direct drive motor which is really hardwearing and incredibly quiet, so you’ll have no trouble preparing heavier mixtures.

When the delivery driver handed me the box I nearly dropped it....It was heavy. Not too heavy for me to lift but heavier than I expected. 


There wasn't a box of things to put together. There was the bowl guard, whisker, beater and dough hook....It was just a case of giving it wash, attach the tool I needed and I was good to go.....Of course after I had read the instructions which were simple to understand. I could have actually have got away without reading them as it was so straightforward to use....

The tools were easy to put on and remove and it was easy to move up and down into the bowl....I am usually not good when it comes to using things like this but I managed everything myself without even asking my fella for help....

I decided to step out of my comfort zone and make something I wouldn't normally bake. I thought I would make something which needed kneading so I could really put the mixer through it's paces so I decided on the Hot Cross Bun loaf which I found on Tesco's website.

I rubbed the flour and butter together then added everything else to the bowl and set the mixer away mixing. I added the milk and I was jumping for joy seeing how quickly and well it all mixed together. 


I then changed the attachment and set it away kneading the mixture. It was amazing. You can see in the video below how it did. It certainly saved my arms....

There is 10 speed settings and I started off on the lowest speed and went up to about 4 while mixing and then when kneading I put it up to 5 which seemed enough.....

I would say it worked.....I have never made dough before but it did what it was supposed to do and the end result looked amazing and tasted even better.


I then went on to make carrot cakes and a Victoria sponge cake and I can honestly say they are the best I have ever made! They were so light and fluffy and I am putting that down to the stand mixer! 


I used the whisk tool to mix the cream and thicken it up. I worked my way up to the fastest speed and it took about 5 minutes to make the cream for in the middle of the Victoria sandwich cake.....

I would say it makes a little noise but no more than you would expect. When it whisked the cream at the top speed it did get loud but it wasn't deafening....

This stand mixer is fantastic. It makes baking effortless. I know I will be using it again and again....As well as it being brilliant it is also so pretty. The colour is gorgeous. Not too bright but bright enough to add some colour to my kitchen.



The The Fearne by Swan Stand Mixer costs £269. I think it is worth every penny. It is so strong and robust and I can see it lasting many, many years....It is one of those things I didn't know I needed until I got one.

I feel like I am now a star baker thanks to this stand mixer! Now I am on the hunt for more recipes....No more packet mixes for me! It really is a game changer when it comes to baking!

Thank you for Jayne for nominating me to take part and AO for sending it.


I was sent this stand mixer free of charge in exchange for my review. This is is! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

31 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh what a fantastic mixer i love everything about it and the colour is just divine x

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    1. It is brilliant. I love the colour too. I want to change my whole kitchen to match now. x

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  2. Wow, that is fab! I have a basic stand mixer, under £100, from Bosch and I've used it for a couple of years. It's great for bread, dough, batter, cream. It's a great investment, next time I'm getting a better one.

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    1. They are amazing things. I didn't know I needed one until I got one x

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  3. I have always wanted a kitchen aid mixer but sadly the cost is too high - this looks almost identical and is much more affordable too

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    1. It really is affordable when you look at others out there. x

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  4. I have never used a food mixer before as I tend to do things the old fashioned way. I am sure it will save a lot of time and frustration though.

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    1. It was so quick to do everything and really saved me getting sore arms. hehehe x

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  5. I love the design of the mixer and it looks so compact too! What a great addition to the kitchen.

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    1. It really is a great addition to my kitchen. Thank you x

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  6. What a fab piece of kit! I'm very jealous, I have always wanted one of these. And I really like the styling and colours. Lucky you!! Kx

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    1. Thank you! I feel so lucky! It is fantastic and is ever so pretty x

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  7. Oooh I love that colour!! I also love a hot cross bun, but I've never made my own! I love Fearne Cotton, it's always a great sign when she puts her name to something as you just know it's going to be quality!

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    1. Thank you! The hot cross bun was amazing. It was a first for me. I think I am going to make more doughy things. x

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  8. It looks fabulous and I love the colour. I've always wanted a mixer like this, especially with a big bowl. x

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it! I want to change my whole kitchen to match. hehehe
      Thank you x

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  9. Oh that's a fab mixer. The colour alone is fab ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm not much of a baker but I think this could be the very thing to turn me ....

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  10. I love my mixer. I know exactly what you mean about making baking easy. I used to do everything by hand, but a mixer makes it easier and saves so much time. Less mess too. I love the colour of your new mixer. All those yummy treats too. You deserve Star Baker this week...and probably many weeks to come. #MMBC

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  11. I'm not familiar with the brand but it certainly looks beautiful. I love the color and the attachments. I'm envious.

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  12. This looks ace and really practical. I like the design of it too X #mmbc

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  13. Wow what a great thing to be sent to review! Love the colour, sounds like you really rate it!

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  14. Ooooh, I love the look of this. I've always wanted a stand mixer. :) Lucky you! :D

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  15. So glad you like it! It looks awesome. I absolutely love the colour. Definitely takes all of the hard work from whisking doesn't it?!
    I've been making some dips with my blender ๐Ÿ˜‹ x

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  16. I wouldn't be without my mixer, it is an old Kenwood, but one day it will fail me and I'll have to shop around, this looks much more stylish. #TriedTested

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  17. I would love a stand mixer, this one looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  18. This looks amazing. My husband keeps saying that we need something like (he loved cooking and baking - unlike me!) I will have to tell him about this one!

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  19. Looks like you will get many years use out of it x

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  20. What a brilliant mixer, such a great addition to the kitchen and your hot cross buns look amazing! #TriedTested

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  21. My (cheap) stand mixer bit the dust a few years ago and I really miss it as I bake a lot. This looks like a great model and cheaper than a Kitchen Aid

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  22. This looks amazing. A decent mixer has been on my wish list for a long time but they are so expensive

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