Summary: The quality of the Mixer is of a more inferior quality than expected. Bought a similar one(well thought it was the same) but the material of the previous mixer seemed much more SOLID....the nobs and dials are made of plastic for instance on THIS ONE...so one has to be careful when using those..... Other than that though.... The mixer is pretty much ok and is serving its purpose well so far :)......
Summary: Positive: good for large quantities of bread dough as long as you keep it wet enough as otherwise it will simply push a ball of dough around the bowl Negative: can be turned on while open (safety flaw!). Also it simply doesn't do anything I can't do quicker by hand. Take creaming butter and sugar as an example. If the butter is soft, I can do it easily by hand and don't need to get out the heavy Kenwood. If the butter is hard, the Kenwood doesn't cream it either.
Summary: There is a reason why this is a classic, the 1200 watt motor which handles bread dough with ease, the slow power take off at the front for the attachments, and the high speed take off at the back. Everything about this machine screams quality and capability. There is a reason why this is THE kitchen classic. Nothing else comes close.
Summary: A wonderful mixer, I am so glad I bought it. The mixer copes with a huge mix with little effort; the grinder attachment is great for grinding coffee beans; the ice-cream maker is a novelty but takes a while to work. The blender that came with the mixer is brilliant and can whizz up a milkshake in seconds. It is a little bulky on the work surface but it is a little large to put away in the cupboard, however it doesn't look too bad.