Stand mixers are larger and heavier than many other countertop kitchen appliances, so you should consider the available space in your kitchen carefully before buying.
Given that many of today’s models have aesthetics worth showing off - like the classic Artisan KitchenAid stand mixers or the 1950s retro Smeg stand mixers with a suite of matching appliances for effortless kitchen benchtop styling - if you have the space, it may be easier to buy a model that adds to the kitchen décor and leave it out in full display.
You should make sure a stand mixer has a substantial variety of speed settings. Around six speeds should be enough to cover kneading, folding, mixing, creaming, beating, whipping and aerating. A sturdy beater, scraper, whisk and dough hook attachments should also be included for this.
Many stand mixers have a tilt head; meaning the head of the mixer (with the engine and mixing attachment) lifts up and away from the mixing bowl for ease when adding ingredients or taking the mixed ingredients out of the mixing bowl, such as these Kenwood stand mixers for example.