Perfect allrounder Debbie N
I originally had an aldi thermomix, but unfortunately it broke. I ventured to the good guys and a sales rep told me about the k cook. At first I was gobsmacked by the price and then when she went through all the attachments I thought this has to be good.
On taking it home I immediately started to use it. I was so impressed the machine is so big and spacious and so easy to clean. All the attachments are amazing. It has an attached vegetable or cheese slicer which goes directly into the bowl, so much convenience in stead of having to get a p...
Purchased in February 2021 at The Good Guys for $291.00.
This is an all in one cooker. I do bulk Bolognese and risotto and freeze. It does the most amazing white sauce. I just did a quince paste the other day. I would like to see more recipes on the app but you can use other Thermo recipes in this when you get used to the manual setting. I absolutely love it. I havent had any problem with the lid but a handle on the side would be helpful its a bit awkward pouring out. I would definitely recommend this as a alternative to the Thermo mix if you cant afford one. I got mine from Kenwood Clearance $499
Purchased in November 2019 at DeLonghi for $499.00.
Amazing life changing product
Great product for the price $540. Does everything! Love that it includes food processor simultaneously.
Also has top cover I can remove to add things whilst machine still working.
Only thing is that the stirr insert doesn't touch the Base, so often get bit of food at stuck at Base.
Also abit Difficult to pour things out of pot as no ergonomic single handle unlike thermomix.
Steam Gets abit hot is not careful when plastic cup if open.
Don't like that the steamer is plastic. But can make do.
Purchased in June 2020 at Kenwood website for $540.00.
Great product ... but troubled by the lid.
It keeps saying that close the lid while the lid is already closed. The product is otherwise great. But I am done with the lid issue. Have asked for a warranty case. Yet to hear back from them.
Purchased in August 2020 at The Good Guys for $400.00.
My Sous Chef
After the initial fiddly setup, this kCook certainly helps speed up your cooking. Build quality is excellent and it isn't as noisy as competitor. If you are looking for a bang-for-buck thermomix equivalent, this machine should be in your list.
Only wish it comes with a four-black chopper accessory as chopping isn't fine enough even at highest No.12 speed eg. for making very smooth peanut butter. Also, recipes in apps website limited.
Purchased in July 2020 for $540.00.
I paired my phone to it and followed instructions perfectly and it completely overcooked egg in the bowl so it was stuck to the bowl and extremely hard to clean off.
What a piece of junk.
Purchased in March 2020 at Amazon for $789.00.
so in love!! cant live without
got this off from kenwood website at a steal for 540$ two weeks ago.
absolutely in love with this & cant live without it . . no regrets at all.
i never have to cut onions / garlic / ginger every again!!
never have to slice / shreded anything for salad as everything fits into the direct prep food processor easily .
can mash potato etc so quickly!
have made many meals with it so far.
found that it heats up to temp very quickly.
Purchased in June 2020 at kenwood for $540.00.
Working perfectly and now it stopped
Got my kenwood kcook a month ago through Amazon. Used it a couple of times and it was working fine but now a warning light keeps popping up saying the lid is not well placed. Tried several times but she warning light doesn't disappear and I'm unable to use the machine. It's only been a month since I got it. Very disappointed and ill be contacting the Kenwood support tomorrow.
Purchased in August 2019.
The Swiss Army Knife of the Thermal Cooking World
I have had this machine for 3 months now and except for a glitch when it decided randomly that the bowl was “hot” when it was empty, dry and had not been used and the room temperature was about 16 degrees....I have been very happy with it.
I am a long time user of thermal machines starting with the Thermomix TM31 through to the TM5. I currently own a Kenwood Cooking Chef (the first model), a Tefal Cuisine Companion, Magimix Cook Expert, Kitchenaid Cook Processor, Thermomix TM31 and the Kenwood kCook Multi Smart. I have found that the kCook Mu...
Purchased in May 2019.
Time saving device
* i am enjoying getting to know my machine
* It was a bit fiddly getting set up at the start but once I figured it out it’s much easier.
* The bowl weighs 2kg so it’s hard to hold with one hand while scraping into a bowl with the other - I would suggest it might be a bit tricky for elderly people to use.
*The app is very helpful when choosing what to cook and I love that I can send the shopping list straight to my mobile phone. Unexpected bonus - the teenager in the house has the app too so she can go through and choose something yummy to ...
So good, I sold my Thermomix
I've been using my Kenwood for a couple of months now, and it hasn't skipped a beat. I have owned a TMX for a couple of year, so I was already experienced with multicookers, but I was impressed by the features of the Kenwood, and stoked to give it a go.
The direct prep, variety of blades and tools, functions, and connected app, make this the most 'multi' multicookers I have encountered- and I'm an appliance junkies, so I have played with many. I especially love the stirring tool- unlike 'reverse' or similar concepts on other machines, the K...enwood allows food to retain it's shape, where TMX and others tend to reduce food to mush, and change the texture completely. The app was a bit limited at first, but the variety of recipes has really improved over time, with more and more items being added regularly. Family favourites for us have been chicken, pea, and asparagus risotto, pizza dough, chicken curry, and cauliflower soup. As other users have said, I would love to be able to add recipes, I have been converting some of my generic multicookers recipes for my friends, and it would be great to share them more widely. So happy with my beautiful machine, would definitely recommend it!
I have been using this machine for a few weeks, I guess the biggest fear was to buy a cheaper version of the Thermomix and then to find out it was not quite the same thing.
This machine is beautifully built and designed, robust and solid, t comes with a lot of bits and pieces which can be easily stored in a plastic box provided with the package.
The steamer is easy to install and to clean and all the pieces are dish washer safe which also save a lot of time.
Using the app is a walk in a park, you can follow simple steps on how ...
A Surprisingly Intelligent and Innovative Approach to Cooking
This is a very good product. My wife, who is an accomplished cook and I (not a bad cook either) have been using our Kenwood kCook Multi Smart Cooking Food Processor (Type CCL45 Model 450CLSI) regularly for about 3 weeks. We have used it often enough and across a diversity of recipes to now feel very comfortable with it and we have concluded that it’s an amazing addition to our kitchen. It connects to our home's WiFi network and we use it mainly in conjunction with the Kenwood World App.
Initially we were daunted by the number of components...
A genuine contender to Thermomix and a step up from anything I've ever used
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I'm not a great cook. I'll be the first to admit that. Sure I can do the simple stuff reasonably well, but I struggle to manage complex creations and lack the finesse needed to turn good into great. I've recently purchased a slow cooker and managed to produce some pretty tasty fare, but it still took some serious consultation with online recipes and a massive amount of messy prep. Enter the Kenwood kCook Multi Smart.
I was super excited...to receive the kCook and spent some time eagerly unpacking the plethora of components, attachments and blades. The outside of the box does a great job of selling the benefits and I quickly had visions of creating an endless array of culinary masterpieces that would normally have been far beyond my meagre abilities. Slicing, dicing, steaming, stirring, kneading, sautéing or slow-cooking, the kCook does it all. Was the Kenwood kCook Multi Smart the answer to my prayers? The answer is yes and sadly, no. Once I’d unpacked everything, I did the usual male thing and completely ignore the setup instructions. I was really eager to turn the appliance on and see why it needed Wi-Fi and what the app was used for. While the quick start instructions suggested the setup would be simple enough, the Wi-Fi wizard did not complete properly (despite doing everything correctly). I had to revert to the printed instructions to troubleshoot. This is where I discovered that the instructions were obviously an afterthought. Poorly laid out and lacking y’know… words, it was a real chore to work out how I could reset the kCook to flush the Wi-Fi settings. As an example, the schematic diagram is a few pages in but the parts list (matched up the numbers on the diagrams) is another 3 or 4 pages onward. Why? Considering that the Kenwood World app is well crafted and the kCook has inbuilt Wi-Fi, the suite of technology definitely could have been used better to deliver an improved setup process. Eventually I got the Wi-Fi setup and turned my attention to the included parts.
Much easier to use than expected.
We have now used the Multi Smart kCook for around six weeks & have so far used it six times. First impressions were that it was dauntingly complex but not so, there are so many pieces but after the initial learning curve it is in fact very easy to use.
I would suspect that the technically challenged may find the smart phone integration somewhat perplexing as the app is pretty much essential, though the integration is absolutely fantastic. The recipes are many & varied, we have added around eight favourites. Some of the recipe terminology is ...unclear, things such as Pearl Onions (better known as Shallots in Australia, or Baby Onions), Orzo (Risoni) & All-purpose flour (Plain flour). Easily solved using Google. Previous appliances of this type have been difficult to clean but not so with the kCook although for simple minimal chopping we did not use the slicer/chopper. This is of course optional. We have left reviews on most of the recipes though notice that few do! The end results have all been excellent & we are total converts, the machine is well made & for what it can do has a small footprint & easy storage. To date we have made Vegetable chips, Garlic sausage pasta sauce & Orzo, Far Breton, Chicken with ginger & Black Bean sauce & Simple beef stew (twice). Not having ever been a great cook this machine takes all of the variables out of the equation & every time has been a complete unmitigated success! My only possible criticism is the Smart Phone Android application, it could do with some improvements or modification. Several times after simply looking at the app the annoying alarm starts & can’t be stopped only by turning the phone off. A minor criticism but as for the machine five stars!!!
Questions & Answers
How do you boil an egg in the machine ?
Just purchased the kenwood kcook multi smart cooker.
Tried making pumpkin, tuna pasta.
When I put the water in to boil it said to put stirrer in as well and the machine seemed to be moving quite a bit whilst it was heating up the water
Can the kcook multi smart knead bread dough? Secondly can it cook bread?
Can knead. But bake in oven
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