We bought this mixer with vouchers we received as wedding presents, without this we probably would have thought it a slightly extravagent expense as there are cheaper mixers on the market.
However, we wanted to buy Kenwood as it's a reliable make. My Mum still have the mixer she was given at her wedding over 30 years ago, and we hope this one will last us as long!
That said, it looks beautiful on our worktop, and it works pretty well too! I'd not used a food mixer before, and it took a few attempts when I thought it wasn't picking up all of the mixture wound the edge of the bowl before I realised that if you just leave it to do it's thing, all the mixture will be bought in.
It comes with attachments to mix, whisk & knead bread, and is very straight forward to use, though I have to confess to only having used it to make gorgeous cakes and butter-cream icing so far!
We keep our mixer on the worktop, and it looks great, but if you were looking to keep yours in a cupboard, you could probably buy a cheaper one to do exactly the same job.
This, together with the whole Kenwood K-Mix range, makes a stylish addition to your kitchen. We are now the proud owners of the hand mixer and blender as well, and I'm currently trying to justify why I also need the food processor... off to read the reviews on that one now!
Short name: Kenwood KMX52