Denise Richards' stand mixer is a celebrity favorite – and her chosen hue brings a pop of vibrancy to her countertops

The Wild Things and Starship Trooper actress uses an electric blue stand mixer, which adds a dose of vibrancy to her neutral kitchen

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When it comes to kitchen appliances, it's always a plus when a functional and reliable piece also happens to look fabulous as a display piece. KitchenAid pieces fit the bill, with a line of workhorse culinary tools that come in a variety of delightful colors, ranging from neons to pastels to metallics. It's no wonder that many a celebrity are counted among their customers.

One such figure is Denise Richards. The Wild Things and Starship Trooper star has been sharing cooking videos from her home kitchen on her Instagram page, and we were immediately drawn to her bright blue stand mixer in a recent post.

The exact model? The Ultra Power Plus tilt-head stand mixer. Featuring 10 speeds, the mixer can make up to eight dozen cookies in a single batch, along with pasta, burgers, ice cream, and much more – making it one of the best stand mixers on the market.Richards has opted to make pasta dough, though there are endless options with the mixer.

There are also a variety of attachments that can be added on to the mixer, allowing for more customizable mixing techniques.

KitchenAid is the #1 mixer brand in the world, and experts agree that it's a worthwhile buy (it's consistently topping our favorite stand mixer list). And we're not alone in our admiration for this countertop accessory. Jennifer Garner, Martha Stewart, and even the Prince and Princess of Wales have all been known to use a KitchenAid stand mixer in some form – but the Ultra Power Plus gets glowing reviews for a reason.

'Although I've not tried the Ultra Power Plus, I have its less-powerful alternative, the KitchenAid Classic, in my own home,' says Tom's Guide senior home editor Millie Fender. 'It's the perfect stand mixer for two-person households because the 4.5-quart bowl excels at single batches of cookies or a single loaf of bread. I also love how well this mixer fits into my small kitchen. It brings all the charm of the iconic KitchenAid Artisan but in a more compact frame.'

We love the ice blue hue that Richards opted for – it perfectly complements the cool tones of her silver toaster and oven while adding a bright pop of color to the otherwise neutral space. However, the Ultra Power Plus also comes in red, silver, and black for those who prefer a darker appliance.

The Ultra Power Plus retails for $399.99 and is available to purchase at Target.

Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.