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: 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.
Powerful and efficient but heavy and not easy to fit some attachments
15 July 2012
Summary: Delivery was several days earlier than stated on the delivery note and in a huge box that took 2 people to lift - so be prepered! The mixer looks great and does everything it should very efficiently. I find the fitments that go on the top of the mixer ( for the food processor and liquidiser) a bit difficult to screw on and detach - that plus the weight of the machine could make it hard to handle for someone not too strong.