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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.
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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 $540.00.
I paired my phone to it and followed instructions perfectly and it completely overcooked egg in the bowl so it was stuck to the bowl and extremely hard to clean off.
What a piece of junk.
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so in love!! cant live without
got this off from kenwood website at a steal for 540$ 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.
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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!!!
Overall good design and concept
Use this product for about 4 weeks now and the first impression is good. In an overall good quality product for good price tag. But considering the so many features to cover I think better to be more specific.
Looks nice, compact and sturdy built. Comes in proper packaging. Initial setup is bit difficult and user guide needs little bit more details. Especially around setting up the application and doing the initial setup.
Built quality of the product
Sturdy built. Lots of quality attachments to cover most of the functio...
Definitely Smart but Not Brilliant
Having seen a Thermomix in action and with my new-found interest in home cooked Vs takeaway meals, I was eager to put the kCook Multi Smart to the test. My go-to appliance these days has been a new-age pressure cooker, but as far as home appliances go the kCMS would appear to be a game changer; combining a thermal cooker with a steamer and food processor along with blue tooth integrated scales.
If that’s wasn’t enough the kCMS connects with a Kenwood App that allows you to turn your smartphone or device into a handheld remote control. The App ...
Kenwood kCook Multi Smart CCL450SI
This device arrived on my door step around 3 weeks ago and I have to confess I had anticipated that this would be ample time to give this device a thorough workout, how wrong I was!
This is a beast of a device, with more features, modes, and functions than you can shake a Swiss army knife at. The box was large and heavy which suggested a quality product was contained within. My quips about this being an early Christmas present for my wife barely put a dent in her excitement she ripped open the box and removed countless h...igh quality attachments and devices. Our mutual enthusiasm soon disapated though when we started to read the assembly instructions. We both love our gadgets but the manual for this device seemed a little basic (think Lego meets Ikea) which made the assembly process harder than it need have been. Married couples should think twice before attempting to assemble this device together but once completed everything became much easier. Concept
Amazing Cooking Machine
I’ve had the kCook for a few weeks now and have had a chance to cook various different things to test it out. I am a busy mother of two and I work a few days a week. Afternoons often involve dropping kids to activities so I don’t often have time to cook from scratch during the week.
About the kCook
It is much like a Thermomix with a couple of important differences – it comes with an additional direct prep attachment which chops and adds ingredients directly to the bowl or you can turn it to chop salads etc into a separate bowl. It also h...as a separate scale which I haven’t used yet as I am in the habit of using my own scales. It also come with a steamer attachment which I haven’t tried yet. Unlike the Thermomix it can be controlled via an app. As far as I know the Thermomix has different recipe chips which you insert into the machine. It has numerous different blades and mixing attachments. The cooking time, temp and mixing speed can be set automatically or manually. The adjustments can easily be made during cooking. The cooking process automatically stops when the lid is removed. My impression is that it is fantastic for things such as risottos, soups, sauces and custard where a lot of prep and stirring is involved. So, for me I assume I would use it more in winter when those types of foods are most popular. Even though I haven’t tried if for those purposes, I think it would also be excellent for preparing sauces (I’d like to try the thick teriyaki sauce and the mayonnaise). It would also be great for preparing fresh baby food for as it can be very easily pureed to your preferred consistency. I’d also like to try it for making dips for parties. The direct prep attachment would also be great for making fresh salads where a lot of slicing is involved, for example making coleslaw. Recipes:
Smart Tech Food Processing & Cooker - Versatile All-In-One package
Let me start by saying for the 1st time in my life I cooked the perfect risotto – hats off to you KMS (kCook Multi Smart)!
I generally like to follow recipes so overall the KMS was a good fit for me, performed well, resulting in quick to cook tasty meals and desserts which would normally take much longer, create a mountain of dirty pots, utensils and a kitchen to clean. KMS would also be a great cooking tool and appeal to younger generations. The area of improvement could be on the tech smart and app component.
One recommendation before...KMS setup & first use is to check out the short videos in the Support section of the Kenwood World app (didn’t discover until later but these answered most of my initial questions). - Menu button (top left), Support button, select kCook Multi Smart, How To videos - Also select the 'Getting more from the app' button at the bottom of the How To videos page, Getting Started videos Design & Build 8/10: - Solid and sturdy
Not bad but still searching for the perfect recipe for it...
I have been using the kcooker for the last 2 weeks and this is my experience.
Before using, one has to set up both the device and the scales and pair them to your mobile. To do this, one needs to download the Kenwood World app which is straight forward. The scales connect to your mobile using bluetooth and set-up for this was easy and straight forward. The cooker connects to your mobile using wifi. I spent 30min trying to connect but kept getting "Connection Error E:34" showing up. I gave up and passed it onto my husband. Eventually he solve...d the problem by connecting to a different broadband connection (we have 2 at home), so still not sure why it wouldn't initially connect. Anyway we were now ready to cook! Initially there seemed to be only a handful of recipes listed on the app when I first looked but when I later checked on 9/9/18 suddenly the list has grown! The problem though, is the recipes seem to be randomly listed so you need to scroll through them all to find what you want to cook. It would be better if the recipes could be arranged eg. Dessert, Savory, Drinks etc... to make it easier to look through. I started making the coffee and vanilla granita. The app tells you step by step what to do. I get to the step where it says "Let cool in fridge". So now I want to switch recipes to make something else and the app tells me "you will lose your progress and any timers that are currently running will be cancelled" if you exit! There should be some way of leaving a recipe still "open" with some sort of "bookmark" without exiting it entirely. I then started making the Bolognaise Ragu in the meantime. I like how the scales are intergrated into the recipe and you are able to see weights/measurements on your phone. It was a novel experience to see that the heating/cooking phases can be directly controlled from your mobile! Whilst the recipe claimed this could be made in 1hr, it took us 2hrs, mostly because we were not as yet familiar with each component and spent time trying to work out what bits we needed. There is sometimes an "i" (information) icon on some steps and this sometimes includes a short video to see how to fit the attachment which is handy. Not sure if it was our internet connection but we found the video would freeze up frequently so again this added to our overall time.
KENWOOD Multi Smart KCOOK - NOT SO SMART AT ALL
NOT SO SMART AT ALL - DECEPTIVE CLAIMS
From the onset I wondered at the inordinate amount of “bells and whistles” accompanying this appliance asking why? If the machine does all it claims and unless the attachments are directly associated with the implementation of it of it what is the point? It should stand alone without “filler” of supplementary stuff. The expense should must go into perfecting of the appliance’s primary use and the integrity and workmanship of it being solid and standing the test of time, even exceeding expectation consi...
Questions & Answers
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
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