Bowl without handle
I bought this mixer in December and they are good except for the bowl. I can hold it. It's quite heavy and slippery and hurts my fingers when I need to carry to take the batter inside. This big bowl should have a handle.
Purchased in December 2020 at Catch for $459.00.
a cooks delight
performs extremely well ,still getting around all the gadgets ,this is mynsecond machine and i love it ,washes easy i have a seperate drawer for all the bits so its easy to asemble
Purchased in June 2016 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $1,000.00.
- Chef XL KVL4100S (Silver)
Great Mixer but a bit noisy
I bought this mixer about 3 months ago after I started doing a lot more baking and bread making.
I went for the XL size thinking I would need the extra capacity, while I haven't come close to needing it yet, it's nice to know it's there.
The mixer is very solid and has plenty of power to get through tougher doughs and I haven't ever gotten the feeling that it is struggling.
I have several attachments (Food Processor, Pasta roller and Meat grinder) which all work really well.
overall I'm very happy with the mixer and even happier w...ith how much cheaper and more powerful it is than the Kitchenaid equivalent. I did a lot of humming and hawing between Kenwood and KitchenAid but I certainly have no regrets and am not concerned with having status symbols in my kitchen. The only downside that I have found so far is that this machine is quite noisy especially at higher speeds. Looking at reviews for some of the other models, it sounds like this isn't a problem with the Elite model, but of course there is a big price jump there.
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- Chef XL KVL4100S (Silver)
Wife can’t live without it
I bought this mixer for my wife this mothers day and she was so happy. I can say my mum has been using her kenwood for years and they are so pleased with this mixer.
She really loves it for dough making and can easily make 1-1.5kg mixes with ease. The machine is a little quieter than the previous model and she is happy that the small filter is no visible on this model. Its disappointing that this model no longer comes with the thermo glass blender and food grinder, but other wise great value for money for those people who dont use them.
Questions & Answers
I've just bought the XL Titanium today. I have a few questions. Please help.
1. Just wondering what's the maximum dough can I make at once?
2. What's the maximum speed I can use for the dough. I tried with the higher speed the machine starts to shake violently.
I have had my XL for close to 2yrs now and went through a lot of trial and (many) errors with bread and pasta dough.
While the machine is pretty strong and will battle through quite a bit, it doesn’t have the weight to stay stable for big and thicker challenges. I also feel like it puts a lot of strain on what is still a small motor.
To answer your questions as directly as possible:
1. I maxed at about 1/2 the XL bowl for volume without feeling I was overloading the machine. This makes 2 decent sized loaves.
2. Anything more than setting 3-4 is often too much for dough as it shakes the machine but also starts adding a lot of friction and heat into the dough which you don’t really want. If you watch commercial dough machines they run at slow steady speeds which compare to about 2-3 on the XL in my opinion
Hope this helps
Thank you so much for sharing JCL. Really appreciate it. I haven’t tried with other attachment yet. I expect them to work well without shaking? Dough is always the tricky one. Is that right? I previously had the Kitchenaid but I felt it was a much smaller machine than this. Hopefully this will last longer.
Can I use a 4.6 lt bowl instead of the 6.7 lt bowl
Do t know. Sorry
With regard to using a smaller bowl, the 4.6 bowl is for the smaller Chief machine so should not be used with your, if you are wanting to mix smaller amounts you can adjust the mixing tools to as to insure your smaller batches are being properly mixed.
hi but will smaller bowl fit in xl machine too?
Is it normal for the machine to vibrate and shake that much, It seems that it's not stable at all in high speed?
Hi Wahab A, Can I ask what you are trying to mix at high speed. The machine can vibrate depending on what you are trying to mix ie if you are mixing a heavy mixture you need to start at a lower speed and move up to the high speed so that the mixture stays even within the bowl.
Agree with above.
However if it seems unstable at high speed when empty or thin mixes than that is abnormal.
Mine is very smooth (But noisy) at max speed when empty
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