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Magimix 3200 v Kenwood 920 Multipro???

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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2011 08:46:37 GMT
V. Harrison says:
Hi - I have had a Magimix now for about ten years. For about 8 of those years there has been a small crack in the jug handle, where it locks in to the machine. It's never got bigger, testimomy to how strong the jug is. It's been used and truthfully abused over this time, I had a Kenwood mixer, fine for cakes meringues etc. and wanted something to make Coleslaw and chop things for soup. You have to be careful when chopping not to make the mix too fine, but Magimix are really robust machines, easy to clean and I would not part with mine even though with just two at home now I don't use it as much. It has a smaller chopper bowl I used for very snall quantities. It's true what the saying is you never regret buying quality, I wore out 3 smaller multi purpose processors before buying this one. Val.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2011 08:51:06 GMT
V. Harrison says:
I had a Kenwood when we married over 40 years ago. A 701. When it died I had smaller ones, then eventually replaced it with the cheapest Kenwood full size mixer. Error! It's not a patch on the old one, the speed setter is erratic, and in truth its a cheap plasticky imitation of the old one. Check out the better models, see if they are sturdier and get a demonstration if you can. BEWARE! Val

Posted on 9 Mar 2011 11:14:50 GMT
Ke Holland says:
does anyone know if you can make crab bisque,in the magimix. Will grinding up shells to make the sauce damage it?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011 23:47:49 GMT
Beamy says:
I have Magimix 4200(cuisine system) and I love it!, better buy a good one and last long!

Posted on 15 Mar 2011 12:03:42 GMT
Jess says:
kenwood every time!!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2011 13:25:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Mar 2011 21:29:33 GMT
Mrs J says:
i regreted buying my magimix :(
but am getting used to it and loving the stuff I make using it... cakes are lighter, bread is doughier and pastry is the best I've ever made (but I have to credit my 13 year old son for that - his recipe)
The carrots are thinner but at least they're done in no time at all :)

Posted on 18 Mar 2011 04:01:45 GMT
Rob Voodoo says:
my magimix is over 12 years old, 3rd bowl due to accidents (old ones hated dishwasher and my friend turned it on with a loose attachment inside) but otherwise still perfect :) they're the best1

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2011 12:06:42 GMT
Miss M says:
Bosch food processors (as like any other Bosch products) are good. I've had mine for over 15 years now and it has travelled around the world with me and it still works fine. I also have a handheld blender from Bosch, same age, works great. You can't go wrong with Bosch products, German manufacturing does have its advantages.

Posted on 22 Mar 2011 21:16:55 GMT
I had a (then) top-of-the-range Magimix for many, many years using it virtually every day for a family of 7,plus a fairly lively dinner-party life. It was unceasingly a joy to use. Eventually, and with much use, the handle on the bowl cracked when a child dropped it for the Nth time yet it still carried on for many months. But when my mother-in-law died we inherited her Kenwood and - because money was tight; 5 kids, etc. - we decided nor to replace the Magimix bowl and just to use the inherited Kenwood, and ditch the (still perfectly good) Magimix motor. Big mistake. The Kenwood was okay, nothing too awful, but just not the workhorse the Magimix was. I particularly disliked the multi-speed 'option' on the Kenwood as I knew this simply meant the motor wasn't tough enough to run full smack on a regular basis, though in practice this is what one had to do as on slow speeds it took ages (by comparison with the Magimix) and made a huge din. I don't think I ever saw the need to use any of the slower speeds. All-in-all it was never the worry-free pleasure to use that the Magimix had always been. I am now, finally, able to replace that old Kenwood, the plastic on which, incidentally, had turned a most unpleasant grubby-looking colour over the years, confirming my view that anything less than a Magimix is not worth the saving. If you can run to the Magimix, do, or save your dosh and wait until you can. But now I am wondering how the Cuisinart compares. I've heard it's a good brand but don't know much about it. So the question facing me is this: do I buy the top-of-the-range Magimix with the large feed tube, or the similarly priced Cuisinart? Does the Cuisinart also have a large feed tube, does anyone know? And does anyone have a view on which is the better machine for a keen cook who wants a large workhorse and not just an occasional gadget?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2011 21:26:26 GMT
Mrs J says:
Hi Aileen
My local John Lewis Store Magimix consultant advised me that no matter what, the bowl will not break. She smacked it hard against the iron pillar to prove it's robustness. She told me the bowls are guaranteed 25 years. In that case, call Magimix and explain or pop into John Lewis and get a new bowl. I have started to use my Magimix a bit more, and I am getting used to it... the dough and pastry are unbeatable (excuse the pun)

Posted on 28 May 2011 09:02:56 BDT
Jackson says:
I've just noticed that the Magimix 3200 has been reduced on Amazon to £158.00 so I think I may go for it. I've already clocked it in Comets and I am satisfied that it fits my requirements in every way. The price in Comets is £179.00 so that put me off. If you watch Jamie O. on tv you will have noticed that he uses and swears by Magimix, and even though I am not a great fan of his (his accent and use of words can sometimes get on my tats), I am perfectly satisfied to go with his recommendation. Others have commented upon the quietness of the machine whilst in operation. The three-bowl facility is another plus. The guarantee is also a sign of its quality. All in all there doesn't appear to be any reason for not buying. Since cooking has become a pastime which I enjoy and aim to improve I look forward to using the Magimix 3200. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating I suppose.

Posted on 28 May 2011 09:08:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 May 2011 09:10:46 BDT
Mrs J says:
Comet are way overpriced. I bought a webcam from John Lewis.. £49 (and typically more or less everywhere was selling for £50 Mark). Comet... £79.. They refused to price match because the didn't believe me, despite showing them online price on
My iPhone. Then I persuaded them to call John Lewis, they did and comet said it wasn't in stock, even though I had called earlier to check availability. Then I drove all the way to John Lewis and purchased from the shelf for £30 less. I was given a comet voucher as a present you see...
The same Bosch fridge I wanted is typically £550 everywhere, comet £799
The Bluray DVD player : £149 in comet, £99 everywhere (richer sounds clearance £49)
So NEVER compare with comet. I also forsee them closing down like Woolies by Christmas. Watch
This space

Posted on 28 May 2011 15:21:53 BDT
Patricia says:
Has anyone pointed out that the middle bowl has no chopping blade? It can only used with the slicing and grating discs.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2011 13:56:42 BDT
I have had three kenwood blenders in the last two years, they have all blown up after making a nasty burning smell. This was only during light usage. When you study the manual very carefully, it says, only once, in small letters;- To prolong motor life, do not run for more than 60 seconds! I think this is a disgrace and complete waste of time and resources. I've just got an old Magimix from Ebay, it's brilliant; quiet, solid and can run for longer than a minute without exploding.

Posted on 30 May 2011 14:24:26 BDT
Mrs J says:

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2011 18:45:14 BDT
cinderella says:
kenwood pro

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2011 19:44:12 BDT
Terfyn says:
How do you come to that conclusion? What have you compared it against?

These sort of posts help no-one. Why should a Kenwood be better than a Magimix?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2011 13:14:11 BDT
D. says:
I'm not sure about the Cuisineart, though it's a lovely looking piece of kit as well as seemingly robust. To paraphrase you though, anything less than a Magimix isn't worth the bother. I vote Magimix all the way. I've had mine for years and am still madly in love with it.

Posted on 26 May 2012 16:39:35 BDT
Jon Wolf says:
I've just inherited a (nearly) 30 year old Magimix, it seems to work perfectly and, guess what, practically all the parts and accessories for it are still available since, as the website says, 'they seem to go on for ever'! The bowl is a little cracked - I gather that's just 'one of those things', but it looks like it has been for a while and is still going. I'll just be gentle with it and, OK, eventually it'll be about £35 for a new one, but everything has its cost of ownership - at least you can get one! Looking forward to exploring its possibilities :)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 16:41:36 BDT
Jon Wolf says:
Damn! Mine's 29 years old, so I guess I missed the swap-out! :( Pretty chuffed with using such a vintage machine still though :)
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