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Cheaper KitchenAid alternatives?

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Gavlaaa Mon 10-Nov-14 19:17:40

I know my dad really wants a KitchenAid but would never dream of asking!! I would love to get him one but it is just way out of budget sad

Does anyone now of any alternatives? My max budget is around £200

Thanks guys flowers

Seriouslyffs Mon 10-Nov-14 19:20:50

Amazon black Friday have them sometimes. wink
They really are lovely!
Here's one for £288. If you're not sure about ordering from them see if John Lewis will price match.

cheesecheeseplease Mon 10-Nov-14 19:44:27

I have a kenwood chef it's fab, not as fancy looking as the kitchen aid but just as good and there's loads of optional attachments. Mine is currently 8 years old and still going strong my dads is 32 and has only been serviced once!!!

Beingblonde Mon 10-Nov-14 19:48:27

Have you seen the Kenwood Patissier? They come in gorgeous colours and look beautiful. They come out very well in reviews and I use mine all the time. Downside is that I don't think you can get all of the attachments for it like you can with the Kitchenaid, like the mincer and stuff.

DesperatelySeekingSanity Mon 10-Nov-14 19:57:09

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Gavlaaa Mon 10-Nov-14 20:47:14

Oooh I love both the Kenwoods and are definitely managable money wise grin My dad loves Kenwood aswell so thats a win!


70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 10-Nov-14 20:48:57

Have a look on QVC - they often do easy pay (up to 4 payments , sometimes 3 or 2).
They do loads of different colours, attatchements
IIRC the last TSV (Todays Special Value) had an extra bowl too.

As Sanity said, if his heart is set on a KitchenAid then..........

O got a Kewnwood K-Mix from Costco , it's nice and sturdy but small than the KitchenAid. I already had a handheld (which is quite heavy) so the stand mixer is more versetile.

Myearhurts Mon 10-Nov-14 20:49:13

I've heard great things about Kenwood.

MyCatLovesMeSometimes Mon 10-Nov-14 20:57:06

I've recently bought a Kenwood from Currys as they often have them on special offer - mine is the Kenwood KMC510 Premier Chef in white and it was on special offer at about £180 from £349 on their site and Amazon have them for £299.99.

this is mine (now apparently on special offer at £199.99):

Ps I love my new Kenwood - it even has a lid on it to stop flour/icing sugar covering the kitchen.

loubielou31 Mon 10-Nov-14 21:58:55

Kenwood Chef is £150 in Costco at the moment, the same model is £270 in Tesco direct.

Alchemist Mon 10-Nov-14 22:36:07

I saw a lovely one in the Lidl catalogue today. The offer starts on Thursday and I am very tempted...

It's on for £79.99 but I actually don't know what would make a good one. Does this look any good please?

DillydollyRIP Mon 10-Nov-14 22:57:58

'Pink whisk' who was on the great british bake off a couple of years back reviewed the lidl one, she thought it was pretty good


RunningGingerFreckleyThing Mon 10-Nov-14 23:05:07

The Lidl brand, (is it silver crest?) is supposed to be a good durable brand. I was waiting for it to come into stock two years ago but it didn't so got this but different colours I think.
It's good, does the job.

Alchemist Mon 10-Nov-14 23:08:50

Oh, am so tempted!

If I do, I will report back. Good luck in your search OP.

PicandMinx Mon 10-Nov-14 23:09:25

I was going to buy a KitchenAid from Lakeland. When I saw it "in the flesh" so to speak, I was disappointed with the quality and finish. It wasn't as powerful as my Kenwood and had fewer attachments. I didn't think it was worth £400.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 10-Nov-14 23:10:38

this is great

mausmaus Mon 10-Nov-14 23:19:38

have seen one from morphy richards that looks ok, but don't know if it's what he needs, the reviews are a bit mixed.
am gatecrashing as looking for a mashine for bread making myself

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 10-Nov-14 23:27:32

Kenwood patisserie do a very good one I just brought one for a friend who loves it.

Another option is buy one from the states and get a converter thing it knocks quite a bit off the price if you can find one with not to bad postage

TheSpottedZebra Mon 10-Nov-14 23:33:57

The Kenwood Prospero is super popular too, like a smaller version of the chef but slightly more specced then the Patissier.

Gavlaaa Tue 11-Nov-14 19:31:05

Thanks all, I can see I need to do some more research before deciding grin

MhairiMac Wed 17-Dec-14 16:44:23

As a recent recipient of an actual KitchenAid from my husband for my 40th, I would advise caution on behalf of the gift giver. I am a keen baker and yes, they are ace and beautiful BUT let's not forget it's a household appliance and has a plug at one end. Gutted to receive such a plonky gigantic lump of metal for my 40th - my 40th!!!!! Receiving it made me feel like a gigantic lump of metal. I know I sound like a spoilt brat but really, a little (cheapish) something sparkly or lacy or feminine goes a lot further in my book. Still not over it 3 months later. It's still in its box hoping to morph into a Chanel bag...

tomatoplantproject Wed 17-Dec-14 16:50:00

We were umming and aahing over getting one vs the kenwood. When we were looking at them in John Lewis there was a kitchenaid saleswoman. We asked her what made the kitchenaid so much better than the kenwood to justify the price and she wasn't able to answer. So we bought the kenwood and I have loved it ever since.

LoveVintage Wed 17-Dec-14 17:35:32

DH got me this a couple of years ago for Christmas, it has come down in price since then. I was over the moon, would much prefer that to somehing lacy and feminine. I realise that makes me sound a tad 50's housewife.

Yoruba Thu 18-Dec-14 00:03:18

I got my kenwood for my birthday. Also would much prefer that to something lacy and feminine! grin or a handbag! I LOVE it! I can't see what the difference would be between that and the kitchenaid - the spec looks pretty similar.

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