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      19.01.2015 00:45
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      • "High Power"
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      • "Solid construction"
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      A sturdy staple item in anybodys kitchen

      Time and time again, this is the mixer that I always come back to. I have tried many others over the years in my time as a profesional cake baker, but none have ever come close to the incredible build quality of this mixer. This mixer has never failed me with its wealth of settings and it is always fast at mixing the cakes.
      I thoroughly reccommend this mixer to anyone and everyone wanting to get started on the home mixer ownership ladder. It is also good for students based on its affordable price, although they may not be able to afford the amount of ingredients they will need to buy to support the multitude of cakes they will be baking.
      My only problem with this mixer is the noise it creates when mixing a cake. It can be very distracting, especially in a room with 3 or 4 mixers going at once, this is one of the reasons why it will not be getting 5 stars from me. The final reason is down to the aesthetic of the mixer, it isn't exactly a work of art with its protuding white plastic hood that protects the vital insides from the hard environment that is a professional bakery .
      I have recently began to notice that my mixer is running low on power, so I will probably be purchasing a new one since this is the first time this error has happened to me. I hope they haven't changed the model since then!

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      16.01.2015 01:01
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      Excellent

      Very good product, excellent quality, we are very happy with the product. Definitely recommend this.

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      15.01.2015 19:49
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      • "Lot of uses."
      • "Workhorse kitchen item."

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      • "Very noisy."
      • "Pretty Big"

      Must have workhorse appliance.

      This is one of my top kitchen items. It's something that gets used all the time for core kitchen activities like making pastry and whipping cream.

      The machine is very powerful and it took a bit of getting used to to feel happy to turn the it all the way up to its highest speed. The motor is extremely noisy and I usually get complaints from the kids when I'm using it however they tend to be happy with the end result of my cooking.

      The machine comes with several beaters and it's one of the few kitchen appliances that I've used every accessory for as they're simple things that every kitchen needs like whisk, bread hook and a general mixer. It's encouraged me to cook more things that would otherwise be time consuming.

      The Kenwood Chef is definitely quite a big worktop appliance and can be difficult to accommodate in a small kitchen. This is especially true if you use the liquidiser as it sits on top. I've found tucking it under my cabinets and then pulling forward on the worktop to use is the best option. This may not make it great for those with failing dexterity or strength as the machine is heavy.

      One of the best things about this system is that you can add a huge range of accessories that are really good if you are an avid home cook. I personally use it with the splash guard bowl cover that is really useful when mixing dry ingredients as this machine has enough power to spread flour far and wide across a kitchen if you put it up too high.

      Another great thing about is the ease by which you can buy replacements like bowls and attachments. makes it far more likely to be a purchase that will last for years.

      The basic colour of the chef is unobtrusive so will fit in with most kitchen designs.

      It's generally easy to clean. The only part that can be fiddly on the main machine is the rubber mat under the bowl which can occasionally be fiddly to remove. Many of the attachment are dishwasher safe.

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      10.01.2015 16:52

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      Amazing

      Very good and efficient for the price . Love it and very good price

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      06.01.2015 12:28
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      A must buy product to buy for a baker

      Its is a baking product who knows baking very well should have these.My best guide to you is this if you buy it from ebay it will get you in less price and it would take less time to reach at your doorsteps.Kenwood is a very good company which basically is a very good kitchen material seller.
      If your just new to baking it will be a very good product for you because it is easy to use and it only has a few steps just like a micro wave.If you are very good at baking it will be also good for you because you already know baking and would have used similar products.
      This product is not dangerous because of its well design material and it van work for about 2 to 3 years if well taken care of

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      05.01.2015 09:51
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      • "Easy to clean "
      • "Saves time "
      • "Easy to use"
      • "Quick "

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      Brilliant product, at a very good price, a must buy for me.

      I do a lot of baking and many of the mixers I have used in the past have not lived up to their name. This I can honestly say is the best mixer I have used, the controls are laid out in a very simple manner so that anyone could use with ease. It is very easy to remove the components that require cleaning which is a huge plus for me.

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      30.12.2014 10:11
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        30.07.2013 15:06
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        A must have for everyday baking, no need to pay more

        I have wanted a stand mixer for a long time. I love baking at home but sometimes can be such work out after a long day at work! I have been using a hand mixer for years, it did the job well, but it can be messy with ingredients sometimes flies everywhere. We got some John Lewis vouchers for our wedding and thought a stand mixer would be a great addition to our kitchen.

        I have to say I always love the appearance of KitchenAid ones, but after reading many reviews I noticed the quality drop reported since it was taken over by the new owner. In contrast, Kenwood seems to be reported consistent on its quality control (Also KitchenAids doesn't do lower price models).

        We then had to decide on which model to go for. The KM336 was on price match in John Lewis at £179.95. We use it to make bread, muffins, cupcakes, cakes etc. nothing too complicated, so can't really justify to spend a few hundreds more on a mixer, especially if it does the job. It comes with all the standard attachments a dough hook, k beater, and balloon whisk, all come with non-stick coating. The clear guard on top of the 4.6L mixing bowl has a little hatch to feed ingredients while mixing which I find it is better designed than the KitchenAid's. As a great bonus, this model also comes with a plastic liquidiser.

        We have been making fresh bread every other day for the last 3 and half weeks, no trouble in working the dough hard even in large quantities. I baked muffins and cakes every weekend, it had no trouble creaming the butter and sugar even in small quantity (100g butter then 250g sugar), although you do need to scrape the side with a rubber scraper every so often but not a big deal (it comes with a tool to adjust the position of the attachments as well, very easy to do). It also whipped egg white in no time.

        Best thing for me is that you only need to wash 1 mixing bowl (which you can leave the dough in it while it rises as well), possibly a measuring bowl and a wooden spoon/scraper every time AND no need to worry about splashing! Taking so much stress out of home baking!

        I also find the liquidiser very handy, used it pretty much every day to make smoothies. Although the instruction manual says you shouldn't be using ice as it may scratch the jug, we have been using 3-4 cubes of ice with it every time and so far no problem and it liquidises very well - I can make a smoothie in 7 secs with no chunks! its super easy to clean (I just put soapy water in and pulse it a couple of times on the machine and it pretty much cleans itself in seconds)

        I'm now looking to get other attachments for this, e.g. ice cream maker, food processor etc.

        Now, a few annoying things need to bear in mind:
        * It's noisy, and it doesn't have the nicest motor sound , we have to turn up the TV volume to double every time we turn this machine on
        * No handles on the mixing bowl which make taking the bowl off the machine a little tricky if you hand is a bit slippery;
        * It doesn't feel as solid compare to the Titanium version or the KitchenAid alternative - but you have to remember that it is £200-300 cheaper as well! You could argue that a metal motor and metal body will make the machine last longer but for the amount you pay you could have bought it 2-3 times over....
        * No motor cut out when the mixing head is lifted - something nice to have but doesn't bother me.

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        05.04.2011 01:41
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        All in all a quality mixer for what it cost

        I studied hospitality and catering at college so i've used mixers for sometime now, the ones they have at college are kitchen aid ones which are very expensive, yes you get quality and the accessories but you get the quality and accessories with this mixer.

        The KM336 is powerful, it's especially useful when creaming or beating ingredients, it can be done within 2-3 minutes, egg whites are easily done.

        It has an 800watt power output which is more than enough for home baking, you then get a 4.6 litre mixing bowl which is very big, it also comes with a spatula and 3 mixing tools, a k beater, a whisk and dough hook.
        I got a free liquidiser with mine but this may vary. It has 10 speed settings, the fastest will do egg whites in around 30-60 seconds, believe me ive tried it.

        It was a very reasonable price, it was £149.99 from tesco, i still have it and will carry on to use it, it just takes the ease out of baking, i think kenwood make very good mixers and give alot of value for money.

        It has a very sleek design to it also, not over the top, it also comes apart very easily for cleaning, storage space can be awkard as its quite big, i have a small kitchen so i have to store it back in the box.

        What else can i say, its a quality mixer with everything you need to start baking, it's value for money without going over the top and will do the trick.

        My advice would be to go for a kenwood doesnt have to be this model but just because it cost loss doesnt mean your not getting quality because you are.

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          15.05.2009 14:48
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          Excellent Value for money.

          This mixer is by far the best accessory for bakers everywhere. I am a keen cake maker and have been lucky enough to have my eyes opened to the wonder that is the Kenwood Chef.
          It comes with three mixing attachments: the k-beater, dough hook and balloon whisk. Each of these performs a different job, the k-beater being used for cakes and biscuits, the dough hook for bread and the balloon whisk for creams and meringues.
          As well as the stainless steel bowl it also comes with a blender attachment which can be removed for easy storage, a specially designed spatula for effective bowl scraping and a Kenwood recipe book. The book is brilliant as it has over 150 recipes and it uses step by step instructions of how to create the dishes and which attachments you will need.
          All the attachments are dishwasher safe and clean really easily due to the non stick coating that they have.
          Cake making is now so easy as you can combine all the ingredients into the bowl and simply leave it to mix while you go and do something else. Also the pizza dough recipe is the best I have ever made.
          The blender is also great for making soups and baby purees.
          I honestly think you would be hard pressed to find many dishes that you cant make with this chef.
          It is extremely good value for money as I have found I use it practically every day.
          The only downside that it has is that it is quite loud when it is mixing and it is also quite heavy so not that easy to move around.

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            14.05.2009 14:52
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            A must for every kitchen

            This mixer has revolutionised my cooking! It is straightforward to use, there is a splash guard and it makes muffin making, bread mixing, dessert creating a breeze. No more aching arms after using a balloon whisk, just set the Kenwood and off you go. I like to make meringues when we have guests and a special dessert that I call raspberry foam, such recipes used to take ages but with the Kenwood the whole process is over in 10 minutes.
            I recommend buying the mincer, (grinder) attachment so that you can whip up cottage pies, sausages or kofta grillers fantastic!
            The Kenwood is a pleasure to use, adapting your own recipes to use with it is straightforward and adding attachments is not only easy it can be a great culinary adventure. If you are looking for a mixer, don't hesitate - buy this one and then buy some add ons!

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            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, and is supplied with K-beater, whisk, and dough hook attachments for all your kneading, mixing and whisking needs / And, with its pop-up head, changing tools is easy / And, of course, the KM336 uses Kenwood's unique `planetary` mixing action for optimum results / Short name: Kenwood KM336