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Stand mixers have become a popular ask on wedding registries, and there's no denying that these are great choices for couples. The hard-working machines often come in an array of different colors, and their many purposes (beyond whipping up baked goods!) can't be ignored. That being said, they aren't the only options. Whether you're looking for something at a different price point, with a different design, or you just want to know what's out there before choosing the right model for you, look no further than these alternative companies and the products that they offer.

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KitchenAid

You've probably seen these pretty mixers on many other wedding registries. Couples love them for good reason: They come in so many unique colors, come with rave reviews, and have a variety of different attachments to help you make everything from pasta to fresh-pressed juice.

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, $430, williams-sonoma.com.

Cuisinart

Cuisinart is another top brand in the kitchen appliance industry, and the brand makes models that are comparable in size and price to the KitchenAid gadgets. Plus, they come in a range of shades, too. We love the unique, turquoise hue of this version, for example.

Cuisinart 5.5-Quart Stand Mixer, $249.95, williams-sonoma.com.

Smeg

Fans fall hard for the vintage look of Smeg appliances, and the brand's stand mixer designs are no exception. Expect great color options here as well (like this soft pink), but know that the prices can be a bit higher than KitchenAid's. Of course, it depends on the model.

Smeg "'50s Retro-Style 5-Quart" Stand Mixer, $459.99, bedbathandbeyond.com.

Hamilton Beach

For an option that's more inexpensive, try a Hamilton Beach machine. They don't come in a ton of colorways, but the feedback from users is almost entirely positive, nonetheless. Besides, red's a popular kitchen color for a reason!

Hamilton Beach "Eclectrics" Stand Mixer, $179.99, target.com.