Summary: I was a faithful KA mixer owner for years and years. But the Artisan I bought a few years ago is a piece of junk. KA is no longer the machine it used to be. I have an old KA (probably 30 years old) that I got used from a friend of the family that still works like a champ. I use that one in my cabin.
Summary: I got my Kenwood Major as a gift from my husband in about 2000. I've used it a few times a month since then. Here's what I like about it: *It's easy to use. No settings. No touch controls. Flip the lock to lift the head up and down and twist the dial for beater speed. That's it.
Excerpt: I make a lot of bread and birthday cakes and this mixer is a workhorse. I have had it for about 8 or 9 years and mine is branded with the Delonghi logo, but it is the same mixer. I use it a lot and am not gentle with it when it comes to the amount of ingredients I mix.
Pros: Easy to clean, Looks good, Powerful, Well Made
Summary: Love the larger size and all the parts are sturdy as expected by Kenwood. Unfortunately though, the whisk does not reach the bottom, meaning you need to have a minimum of 10 whites to whisk up a meringue at all. Same issue with the K-beater.
Summary: So far, so great! Bought to replace my (very) old Kenwood Chef and this is a strong, chunky big brother to the old one. Nice that the functionality is identical - why change a formula that has worked well for decades. Much quieter than my old machine and the power knob is responsive and smooth.
Summary: It's really solid. The only minus is that to achieve the stated capacity, the bowl is taller than normal rather than wider - so it's a bit tunnel-like. Can do double the normal amount of pastry in it though!