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I was given this as a gift by my parents when I moved into my new house. It is amazing and makes me bake far more often. Cakes, souffles, meringues, whipped cream and dough are so much easier to make now I have a good mixer. I use the balloon whisk most often for whisking things like sponge cake and egg whites, the K beater for mixing cake mix and the dough hook for making dough. The flexi-beater doesn't get much use as the others do just fine.
I prefer to use my food processor over the attachment that comes with this but it does work well enough even if it is a bit hard to get on and off. I have been using the liquidizer as it does a better job than the one on my food processor. It's perfect for soups, pancake mixture and smoothies and I even found it worked to make hummus which has quite a low liquid content so it's a powerful liquidizer.
The motor is much more quiet than the one my mother had that would always wake the entire house up on her baking mornings but it works just as well as hers and will hopefully last as long. What mine has that her doesn't is the splashguard. It really does prevent your kitchen getting covered in flour and batter. Most of the time, I haven't spilled anything and cleanup is limited to the splashguard, the beater and the bowl.
You can also buy attachments for it. Many of these like the mincer used to come with the mixer but now they need to be bought separately which I suppose reduces the number of unused attachments you have cluttering up cupboards. I did buy the multi-food grinder which I use for sausages and kibbeh. I would definitely buy this if it wasn't a gift and plan to get one for my brother as a wedding present, it really is a huge timesaver.
When looking for a mixer that would take away the elbow grease of having to mix cakes manually, I didn't look at any other brand than Kenwood. After remembering what my parents mixer was/is like I knew that Kenwood was the way forward. Their mixer has lasted them well over 20 years and is still going strong!
The Kenwood Chef Titanium came with many attachments, including; a K Beater, balloon whisk, dough hook and Flexi Beater. I was also very pleased with the clear splash guard which has been a god send when using flour and icing sugar. The mixer also came with a liquidizer attachment, which has been very handy when making soups and milkshakes. The instructions and the recipe book is very clear and helpful, I was and still am amazed at the number of things you can do with this mixer. The attachments you can buy to add to it, the amount of meals, and food products you can make with it and the performance it gives, whipping up cakes in a matter of minutes, have all exceeded my expectations. Overall this mixer is quieter than it's predecessors, has a stylish matt silver finish and is an adequate size for standard family use (4.6l bowl). The only bad thing I can say about this mixer is that I was surprised it didn't come with the protective cover, however, this was easy and cheap to purchase from the same store.
I purchased a few months ago but wanted to use it lots before writing a review...
I have owned cheap food processors in the past but nothing compares to a proper food mixer. I remember my mum having one (a Kenwood Chef) in the 1970's and have wanted one all my adult life!
I researched long and hard over which brand to get...the trendy, colourful Kitchen Aid ones or the ever-reliable Kenwood.
One reason for going with the Kenwood Chef is that the motor is more powerful, but the main reason is that the attachments are actually affordable. I could not ever justify the expense of each of the Kitchen Aid ones. When I purchased the Kenwood Chef, I also bought the sausage mincer and the chopper mills.
What was a great surprise is the Chef comes with a food processor and a liqudiser as well. This means almost every kitchen task is covered (except the washing up!)
In hindsight I probably wouldn't have bought the chopper mills. But I am thinking about getting the ice-cream maker...
With the Kenwood, I am enjoying cooking more and have definitely saved a fortune already on baking bread most days.
Only downpoints are that the food processor attachment is quite fiddly to attach, it is quite heavy (but that is actually a good thing!), and the power lead is quite short - fine if you are using on a kitchen work surface near a socket, but i like to use it on my kitchen table so have to use an extension lead.
I have wanted a Kenwood mixer since using my Mother's huge catering model 30+ years ago whilst growing up. Having spent many years buying cheaper models and brands, I have at last taken the plunge and bought one for 330.98 delivered from Thompsons Online.
Like me, the Kenwood has certainly come of age. How can you be disappointed with this fabulous machine?
Although smaller than my Mum's catering version, the shape of the Kenwood has little changed since and the KM010 is now presented in a sleek silver finish. The power switch has changed to a "volume style" soft control, rather than the "click" switch that was on the original models and also now includes a pulse setting.
The KM010 Titanium comes with a variety of attachments including:
-1.5l glass Liquidiser,
-dough hook and
-a handy spatula
A variety of other attachments are available separately from supplies such as the sausage maker, potato peeler and mincer attachments.
The powerful but surprisingly quiet 1400 motor with adjustable speed allows you to quickly mix cakes and the 4.6L stainless steel bowl is more than adequate for the keen homecook (it can whip up to 12 egg whites!).
The food processor attachment can be a little fiddly to master and you need to ensure that the power switch is definitely on the off position, as it has a safety feature which prevents you sitting the food processor bowl in place when the machine is set to on. Take care when using the food processor or liquidiser attachments (both connections are situated on top of the machine) as the mixer element also revolves above the bowl when these are in use.
You need to assign it to a corner of the kitchen worktop, as the weight of it means it is difficult to keep lifting in and out of a cupboard so its recommended to leave it out where you are more likely to use it more regularly anyway.
However, on the plus side, you can ditch all the other liquidisers, food processes and other appliances that are sitting in the cupboard as once you start using the Kenwood, you won't bother with the others!
Exceptionally powerful Kenwood food mixer with automatic electronic speed control with pulse, so it maintains speed and power regardless of the load / The Kenwood mixer has a 4.6L capacity stainless steel bowl with splashguard, and is supplied with stainless-steel K-beater, whisk, and dough hook attachments for all your kneading, mixing and whisking needs / A food processor is also included / There's also a flexible beater for creaming mixes / And, with its smooth head-lift action, changing tools is easy / Of course, the KM010 uses Kenwood's unique `planetary` mixing action for optimum results / and quietly / The Kenwood Chef Titanium also has 4 power outlets, so you can add over 20 attachments, for all your preparation needs (can be ordered separately through our shops) / Short name: Kenwood KM010