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Kenwood SM606 Sandwich Maker (Chrome) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Kenwood
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Ribbed grill plates for the creation of authentic Italian-style sandwiches
  • Non-stick coated cooking plates for easy cleaning
  • ‘Power on’ and ‘ready’ neon indicators for clarity and safety
  • Cool-touch handles
  • Cord storage and non-slip feet

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.5 Kg
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  • Item model number: SM650
  • ASIN: B00008WFCN
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 Mar 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,090 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Turn dull sandwiches into tempting toasties or delicious Paninis with this snack maker from Kenwood. It's ideal for both sweet and savoury snacks and has ribbed grill plates to create authentic Italian-style sandwiches.

The Kenwood SM606 Sandwich Maker has a shiny chrome finish and incorporates non-stick plates for easy cleaning.

A floating hinge allows the unit to adjust to any size food, so you can add as much or as little filling to your sandwiches as you like, and the large cooking grill gives you plenty of room to make your snacks. 'Power on' and 'ready' neon indicators, cool-touch handles, safety interlock handle, cord storage and non-slip feet add to the SM606's convenience and safety.

Box Contains

  • 1 x SM606 Sandwich Maker
  • 1 x Product instructions
  • 1 x Registration card
  • 1 x Plug


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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    139 of 139 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't like toasties??? 31 Dec 2007
    By Mr. Mischief TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    I bought my parents a Kenwood SM606 as a replacement for their old sandwich toaster (you know, the kind everyone bought in the 70's and 80's) when it died on them after many years of service. The problem with the old one was that, whilst the sandwiches it made were really tasty, its shape meant it could only take ordinary sliced bread and it wasn't the easiest kitchen contraption to clean. The SM606 does equally good toasties but tops the old one by being able to make paninis, Italian sandwiches and loads of other bread-related sweet and savoury snacks - in fact almost any type of bread can be used, including baguettes, ciabatta and focaccia.

    It isn't the most elaborate or complicated thing to use, you simply switch it on, wait for it to heat up and then pop in your chosen snack. It heats up fairly rapidly and grills sandwiches in five minutes or so, with the end result always tasting good. The grilling plates are shaped very similarly to those on a certain Lean Mean Grilling Machine (you know, the kind everyone bought in the 90's) so that excess butter is allowed to run out leaving the sandwiches crisper; a lip around the lower plate edge ensures that any excess doesn't spill out over the worktop. The shape of the plates also makes cleaning much easier - just wipe over them with a damp cloth after use.

    The SM606 is a pretty big and heavy item but it does feel sturdy and it can always be stored upright if room is at a premium, although keeping it secreted away does seem a bit of a waste given its really classy chrome finish. This finish also makes cleaning the exterior much less of a chore, again you just wipe over it with a damp cloth.
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    28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The last word in sandwich toasters......... 4 Feb 2009
    By Thelomi
    Verified Purchase
    Well may be not the last word, but it's difficult to see what more you might need from a sandwich toaster.

    I used to have one of those Breville toasters, designed for bread half the size of the current standard loaf slice, which either sealed the toastie round the edges or squeezed all the stuffing out. Didn't use it very much because it was to messy an difficult to clean.

    This Kenwood one is so straight forward and easy to clean we are now regular toastiers.

    I have not tried grilling anything on it or perhaps not tested it to it's fullest range of capabilities, but i only want it for a toasted sandwich so for that it's great.
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    52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing since sliced bread! 18 July 2008
    Posh sandwiches! I've used all sorts of bread -From very thick Ciabatta to very thin pitta -all fantastic. Takes very little time to heat up. A few minutes to cook. If you mke a mess with the cheese DON'T WORRY!! as soon as it cools it just easily wipes off! Unfortunately the plug doesn't stow away easily BUT the sandwiches ARE great!
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    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars It's just what we wanted! 30 Jan 2009
    By VickyA
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    I bought this for my parents for Christmas. Their only criteria was that it must be easy to clean cheese off... I read lots of reviews before deciding to go with this one rather than a traditional Breville. They love this sandwich maker and now use it every day, it ticks all the boxes, is easy to clean, to store and very easy to use. My dad now insists on everything going in the Panini press (including the turkey and stuffing leftovers! - very very good product.
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    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Seems robustly built, works well. 12 Feb 2010
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    This sandwich maker seems robustly made and is finished attractively in chrome. It is quite large but then this is because there is plenty of room on the hotplates for large pieces of bread.

    I used to have a sandwich maker of the variety that would attempt to cut the sandwiches into two triangles and seal each one. In reality I tended to find that the sandwich would end up glued to the hotplates, the filling would ooze out and leak into the innards of the machine, and the sandwiches were not cut in two either! This machine merely toasts but this approach works well. The plates are easy to clean and there are no problems with sandwiches glued to them. Also when the fillings leak out they just end up on the hotplate where they can easily be removed.

    I have only made standard sandwiches out of home made bread so far. I let the machine warm up until the "Ready" light comes on. About 4 minutes on heat setting No.5 seems to hit the mark nicely.

    I only have a few slight reservations about the machine :

    - although it does seem robust the bolts that attach the top hotplate to the handle look pretty small and I'm not convinced that they would stand up to daily use year in and year out,

    - when you press down on the handle to press the hotplates together the whole machine tips forward quite easily which could be dangerous,

    - the external surfaces of the machine become very hot during use. In a world of "Cool Wall" toasters I'm a little surprised that the same approach hasn't been used in designing this machine.

    But overall I am pretty pleased with the Kenwood.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased 19 Jun 2009
    By P. V. Davis VINE VOICE
    Verified Purchase
    Based on reviews and other user experiences with Toasters, I decided on this one as the deciding factor was the non-stick appeal, which seems to be a problem with other machines, cleaning wise.

    My first impression was of a rather large and sleek machine with a nice shiny chrome upper half and a pretty large cooking surface. I'd imagine you could make four Sandwiches in one go but most certainly, two large ones.

    Having set it up in it's allotted space, I made a Brown bread sandwich of Cheddar cheese and Ham. I then grabbed the instruction booklet to see what I should be doing and here comes the first surprise. The machine has seven settings but the Booklet has absolutely no guide lines as to what power these settings represent - although helpfully explaining you can also use it as a toaster - big deal.

    After putting the setting on max, I put the Sandwich on when the Green light glowed to indicate ready and waited nearly six minutes before lifting said plate which showed a more than ready "Toastie" with some leaked Cheddar onto the hot plate. It was obviously over done but was still delicious although much crispier than desired. I've made a few more since then and am getting better at it but it's quite obvious that Kenwood can't issue guidelines as each individual has to decide what way they like the finished product.

    Now to cleaning: It passes all tests, with a damp sponge removing any burnt bits and no sticking pieces. Another plus point is that you don't butter the bread and put it butter side down on the plate which seems to be a common factor with other Sandwich makers.

    I rate it very highly, but be warned, it does take up aa bit of space.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped working with a bang!
    We thought this was a brilliant Panini Press until it overheated and stopped working with a bang after we had used it no more than a dozen times. Would not buy another. Read more
    Published 27 days ago by dundeefruitcake
    5.0 out of 5 stars After 2-3 years it's still going strong....
    I love this sandwich maker, it's great, I've had it for ages now and it's still going strong. The non stick coating on it is still as non stick as the day that I got it. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by K. Whyberd
    5.0 out of 5 stars More than just sandwiches.
    I found this item, while I was clearing out my Mother's house (she's moved to a new home) and I have used it for sandwiches. Great! Read more
    Published 21 months ago by D. R. Tanswell
    5.0 out of 5 stars Kenwood SM606 Sandwich Maker
    At last! After years of using many different makes/types of sandwich toasters, I have finally found one which is genuinely pleasurable to use! Read more
    Published on 2 Nov 2011 by G. V. Bennett
    5.0 out of 5 stars 16 months on and still going strong
    Mainly used for toasted sandwiches but 16 months on I am still very pleased with the product. It is easy and straightforward to use and the contact plates are easy to keep clean. Read more
    Published on 7 Sep 2011 by Kimothy
    4.0 out of 5 stars Use with care for that coffee shop vibe
    Having had a 'traditional' sandwich toaster before, the sort for bread slice sandwiches (and which languished in the cupboard for 99% of the time) I wasn't sure if this would be... Read more
    Published on 19 Aug 2011 by Discerning
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Best
    I bought this for someone else and they love it. I have had one for about a year and it has had lots of use in that time. I just cant fault it at all. Paninis are excellent in it. Read more
    Published on 16 April 2011 by Beamer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
    Chose this one as it could be stored standing up, which it does very well, so saving room. All the sanwiches have been excellent we haven't strayed (yet) from a cheese based... Read more
    Published on 19 Mar 2011 by Quirkas
    5.0 out of 5 stars The best toasted sandwich maker!
    Fabulous! We use it everyday...it makes brilliant toasted sandwiches and paninis and the only cleanup required is a wipe with a wet cloth. Read more
    Published on 3 Feb 2011 by KButler
    5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
    Kenwood SM606 Sandwich Maker (Chrome)

    Bought this product yesterday and we all sat down today and had a great panini lunch. Read more
    Published on 2 Oct 2010 by ANNE
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