I can't really afford a Kenwood (and certainly not a KitchenAid) but I would like a stand mixer.
Lidl have got their own brand 'food processor' which is a stand mixer plus liquidiser as well as three grater/processor attachments.
It's £50 and you can see it [[http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/index_35827.htm here] (there is even a video demonstration). You may have to put in your postcode at first but I think that's not compulsory to look at the item.
It looks quite nice, compact and has a few bits extra to just being a stand mixer (the grater attachment in particular) but I wondered if anyone else had had any experience of using one?
Thanks for your replies. I am definitely tempted at the price and I don't need anything huge. I want it for mixing cake/biscuit mixtures and the grating - it doesn't mention cheese in the video but I am sick of grating cheese and would like something to make the job easier, even if there is more washing up at the end of it! I think they have a 3 year warranty as well.
I was looking to maybe buying this as well if I can. Bought a Silvercrest hand blender 7 years ago, came with a whole bunch of accessories and it is still going strong. In fact I'm a little panicked that they've not done them in a while and I want to buy a replacement in the near future as I use it at least twice a week, if not more, and it has coped with my manhandling all these years without complaint.
So if I budget this I'd buy it. KitchenAid is lovely looking but ridiculously expensive for someone on an average wage (I say this because my friend's MIL bought her one for Christmas a couple of years ago and I'm so insanely jealous )!!! I had a Moulinex one a few years back that ended up being chucked in the bin after nearly setting on fire!
I had the Kenwood thingy, then I sold it and was given a KA, then someone gave me the exact same Kenwood thing as a present... I have to confess the new Kenwood is still in the box .
But when the Kenwood was all I had, I used it for everything. Now I use the KA for everything (at great bloody expense!). Had I not had a KA fixation then I would have continued merrily with what I had. It was fine. Yes, I'm a tit!