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Dh wants a Kenwood Chef - help needed!

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Evabeaversprotege Sat 05-Dec-15 00:09:58

I haven't a clue about these!

I see one on Amazon for £149 or thereabouts, claiming to save you 54%.
I assume this isn't the newest most up to date one?

Not that he'll care which one it is, he didn't specify a model.

We write each other a list every year & this has cropped up every year. I could stretch to the £149 if it was any use.

Anyone have any advice?

Glassofwineneeded Sat 05-Dec-15 08:03:03

I have one and I love it. That sounds about half the price I paid for mine so a good deal.
You can now look forward to all the yummy things he will be creating!

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sat 05-Dec-15 08:07:06

There are various models, might be a difference in size, capacity or colour, there are definitely variations in what accessories you get (eg food processor, liquidizer as well as badic bowl and beaters), I would check out what he wants to use it for and look at the accessory list.

ChippyMinton Sat 05-Dec-15 08:09:26

I think they have different size motors too. Don't get the lower powered model.

RaisingSteam Sat 05-Dec-15 08:25:32

IMO Any Kenwood Chef is better than none as long as it's full size and compatible with the accessories. I have one of the old 1960s ones and it revolutionised my baking. Like now, nearly everything comes out OK instead of only occasionally!

If you're on a budget that one looks a good start to me. I guess it's cheaper as it doesn't come with the extra attachments but you don't need them from the word go.

LibidinousTurkey Sat 05-Dec-15 08:26:40

May be no help to you but my local Sainsburys had a Kenwood mixer in yesterday, reduced from £400 to £150. It was a stripy one if that's any help (I studiously ignored it as I am in the process of marketing one of my kidneys to buy a KitchenAid) fgrin

Evabeaversprotege Sat 05-Dec-15 08:35:29

I'm in NI Turkey, is that near you? grin I've a sainsbury about 20 miles away but it would be next weekend before I could make it there. I'll try to post the amazon one here!

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sat 05-Dec-15 08:44:57

If you go to the Kenwood website it should explain all the models there.

Carpaccio Sat 05-Dec-15 08:52:56

That Kenwood Chef isn't bad, but it is the classic one.
I have it for over 5 years and I have never had a problem with it. It has the smaller 800 watt motor (standard, the newer ones have 800-1200 watt motors afaik).

I personally think it is much better than the KitchenAid. I have one of those too - it's only a 300 watt (or so) motor, and it really struggles with certain doughs that the Kenwood has no issues with.

Evabeaversprotege Sat 05-Dec-15 09:12:39

He wants to make bread, pizza dough & cakes. Is this the one for job?

Good idea, will check out website.

BestIsWest Sat 05-Dec-15 09:21:17

Sounds a good deal to me. We've had ours for 28 years and it's still going strong.

Carpaccio Sat 05-Dec-15 09:49:57

It will be great for bread, pizza and cake smile

trixymalixy Sat 05-Dec-15 10:19:02

Kenwood chefs are ace. I've got my mum's ancient one and it's great.

Evabeaversprotege Sat 05-Dec-15 10:25:28

Just found this on Argos website. Which would be best do you think?

Evabeaversprotege Sat 05-Dec-15 10:27:47

Ah it's the Kenwood Chef's baby brother...

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sat 05-Dec-15 10:38:19

I've got the Prospero because of limited counter space, it's great but has small capacity.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 05-Dec-15 12:04:20

I have the KMix stand mixer (and the handheld KMix but it's heavy)

I use it for cakes, bread (pizza dough anyway grin ) whisking egg whites.

It has a whisk, a dough hook, a metal K blade and the KBlade with silicone edges which is the one I use most.

(Got mine from Costco)

LibidinousTurkey Sat 05-Dec-15 12:06:55

I'm fairly sure it was this one.
And sadly I'm on the south coast so nowhere near NI.

PigletJohn Sat 05-Dec-15 12:38:25

I am not up to date, but I have an older one which tends to throw flour around. I have seen newer ones with a clear lid that the beater spindle goes through.

The stainless steel bowls look nice. I got one as an accessory.

If you get one that fits classic accessories, you can often get them slightly used where optimistic people tried them once and put them at the back of the cupboard. I even have a sausage maker I inherited.

Evabeaversprotege Sun 06-Dec-15 09:22:55

I ordered it last night!

Thanks for the advice everyone.

He'll love it 😊

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