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The GE Profile Smart Mixer is built to keep baking blunders to a minimum. Its built-in “smart scale” weighs ingredients directly in the mixing bowl, for greater precision than measuring cups. The “auto sense” feature cuts down on under- or overmixing by sensing the torque changes in the motor (which can stir clockwise or counterclockwise). “When you set the time and the speed, the mixer will run a countdown and auto-stop,” says Andre Zdanow, executive director for small appliances at GE. Finally, the mixer has a new speed—it goes to 11, to emulsify ingredients like a blender.

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