Summary: This product was delivered in record time. As I do a lot of baking and cooking I wanted a good machine to handle both small and large quantities, this fits the bill in every way and with the added attachments I can do so much more. Really pleased with this product.
Summary: My partner bought this for me after my previous Chef had to be retired...it had been my mother's and was over 35 years old. This is a worthy replacement, quiet, powerful and sleek. I looked at other brands but none could match the power or price. It's versatility make it the best gadget in my kitchen, I now make my own artisan bread, many different cakes and gateaux. Batch baking is easy as this machine can cope with larger and stiffer doughs.
Summary: Having pined after a stand mixer for as long as I can remember I was finally in a financial position to start shopping around for one earlier this year. My initial instinct was to go for a Kenwood, the stalwarts for the stand mixer industry. I did shop around and looked at KitchenAId, Andrew James and few lesser known brands but what swayed me was the longevity of the Kenwood brand and the sure proliferation of their of their mixer products which gave me some sense of...
Summary: I've had this machine for a few months now and I'm very disappointed with it. I got it principally to make bread and also to reduce the number of gadgets I have, blithely assuming I'd be able to get rid of my food processor, liquidiser and hand-mixer. Fortunately, I didn't get rid of any, since the Kenwood chef is useless at everything I want it to do. It mixes bread OK, but doesn't knead it very well. The dough forms a ball on the dough hook and simply revolves.
Amazing appliance, never whisk til your arm hurts again.
22 November 2012
Excerpt: I was given this as a gift by my parents when I moved into my new house. It is amazing and makes me bake far more often. Cakes, souffles, meringues, whipped cream and dough are so much easier to make now I have a good mixer. I use the balloon whisk most often for whisking things like sponge cake and egg whites, the K beater for mixing cake mix and the dough hook for making dough. The flexi-beater doesn't get much use as the others do just fine.
Summary: First class food processor and a worthy successor to the 30 year old model which it replaced. It appears to be very substantially made but is not unwieldy. It certainy does not require two delivery men to lift it as suggested by a previous reviewer. My wife (who has held a bus pass for several years) can move it without difficulty. It also has the advantage that all the accessories from the old model seem to fit this latest one. Well done Kenwood for that.
Summary: I decided to treat myself and purchase the Kenwood Chef. I am so pleased I did. I tend to bake/cook in bulk and the Kenwood handles everything with ease. It's one bowl, and whichever utensil you are using. You hardly know you are baking - less mess. The protective cover is great, preventing anything from coming out (especially icing sugar). I no longer use my hand held electric beater. My husband makes smoothies every weekend and they are delicious.
Summary: My Kenwood mixer is my new toy! I love it. Just made a cake using the Flexi-beater which is easily attached. The bowl, not only looks good but has handles either side to make it very convenient for lifting in and out of mixer. The Bowl is also a good size and you have more than enough room for making an 8inch/20cm cake. The beating action is very smooth and surprisingly quiet. Sponge cakes are lovely and light and buttercream icing very fluffy.