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Excellent high quality equipment - watch the grommet!
on 14 August 2013
I've had two Kenwood processors before. It is true that they are noisy - but this is true of all of this kind of kitchen equipment regardless of make. I see that there has also been criticism - apparently of poor quality plastic parts. I have to say that I don' agree. Of course, a good deal of the processor is made of plastic of one type or another but as far as I can see, there is nothing wrong with the quality and don't forget that Kenwood is about the most established and quality mark for this kind of item.
My processor is solid, well-built and has the feel of quality and longevity about it. The heat-proof bowl and liquidiser are an excellent improvement on their previous technology for this kind of thing.
The whole unit is pretty heavy but maybe this is a function of the quality of the build materials. It would be nice of they could reduce the level of noise but then you never switch it on for more than a minute or two at a time - and usually not more than a few seconds.
The parts are easy to clean and most of the accessories can go in the dishwasher. It is powerful and gets the job done effortlessly. It looks smart and I don't expect mine to wear out - but I am confident that it can be serviced or parts can be replaced well into the future.
I think that it is a bit pricey - but if you are going to own it for a long time and use it regularly then it represents good value and the price shouldn't be a big issue
I'm updating this review. I'm still very happy with the processor.
However, on my unit, the little plastic grommet thing, in the cover which anchors the cutting blade spindle at the top - came out. I can glue it back in but I called Kenwood and they agreed to send out a replacement cover - no quibble - so top marks for them.
If you have to glue the grommet back then it is as good as new, so don't worry - but keep an eye on it. Don't lose it or you are stuck until you get a replacement.