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A worthy successor,
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This review is from: Kenwood Chef Titanium KM010 4.6 Litre Kitchen Machine, 1400 Watt, Titanium (Kitchen & Home)I've had this Kenwood Chef for almost a year now. It replaced an old Kenwood Chef passed down by my parents. That machine eventually expired after over 30 years of breadmaking. So far, the new one is proving to be a worthy successor. The extra power and electronic control enable it to handle a 3 lb bread dough with ease where the old one struggled. The cover to the bowl (with opening hatch) ensures that all the flour stays in the bowl. Fortunately (and rather unusually compared with many manufacturers) most of the attachments from my old machine fit this one. The new machine is also much quieter.
I have just one minor quibble that prevents me giving a five star rating. The mains lead is rather short, so it has to be within an arm's reach of a mains socket. In a cramped kitchen with not many power sockets, for a machine as heavy as this, that really is quite inconvenient.
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Initial post: 27 Jan 2010 14:54:28 GMT
Thanks for your review. The thing that has stopped me buying a new Kenwood KM010 is the waste of the dozen or more attachments I have amassed for my 35 year old Kenwood Chef which is now on its last legs. I cannot believe the old attachments will fit the new machine - it's so contrary to the throwaway attitude nowadays. If they really do fit I'll be very pleased and so will my bank manager!
Best wishes from Pyoncanon.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2010 10:44:31 BDT
Mr Gumby says:
I think you'll find that accessories from the A701 series will NOT fit current Chefs.
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 16:47:15 BDT
Just to be clear, my old Kenwood was an A901 series machine. It is the attachments I had from that which fitted the new one.
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 11:06:36 GMT
Lei Zhang says:
Hi! I want to get this machine but was wondering about the quality. Since your family have had a Kenwood chef for 30 years, how do you feel about the quality of this machine compared to the one it replaced? Is it made in the UK?
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 15:58:54 GMT
You will find that the lead is not short. You just have not pulled it all the way out the machine. This is the good part, one can push the lead back in and there it stays until you pull it out again. No long lead flopping about. Absolutely Brilliant!
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2011 16:01:49 GMT
The machine is made in the UK, and it is solid. I have not come across such good workmanship in a long while. My family thinks its actually industrial grade, i.e. it could handle industrial scale bread and cake making. It should last a lifetime.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2011 01:10:02 BDT
I believe that production has been moved from the UK to China since the model was introduced. My one is quite clearly labelled "Made in China". However the quality still seems good. There's a lot more plastic in this one compared to the one it replaced, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is of lower quality. The old Chef was a sturdy, but rough, machine. This one is more a piece of precision engineering, though still quite sturdy. I'll reserve judgement on whether it's better or worse for another 10 years!
As to the length of the mains lead, I think that might be a personal perception of what is 'short'. I've reviewed several items of kitchen equipment now and on most I find the leads too short. Certainly in comparison with the old Kenwood Chef that this machine replaced, the mains lead is very much shorter. If you've got an older kitchen with not many electrical sockets, a longer cable would be useful.
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