Intermittent non-response, then total death.
Same as everyone else here. Battery doesn't hold charge, switches are intermittent, then it dies completely.
Kenwood should have died out like their car stereos. Product not fit for purpose at all.
Purchased in July 2020 for $69.00.
Good idea, faulty product
Great idea but product is not fit for purpose. It doesn’t hold a charge and barely works for 30 seconds. So in the end, not just substandard, but totally useless (my knife, don’t know whether this is an isolated problem).
Purchased in August 2020 at Peter's of Kensington Online store for $79.00.
Broken after 9 months
Got the knife for father's day last year. I use it cut cut fresh bread before school and work, maybe 3 times a week. Began intermittent fault about 2 months back, now won't cut at all.. Loved it whilst it worked. My wife can't figure out who she bought it from so... down the drain goes some money.
Purchased in October 2018 at Kitchen Warehouse Online Store for $74.00.
broke down after virtually no use
Useless after about 20 uses over 12 months. identical circumstances as reported by Mark Doyle (last review). Shop for another brand.
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Great knife - badly needs quality control & switches redesign
Bought knife for slicing homemade bread (we make all our own because of our home locality). The knife worked well for about a year (generous time line), began to have intermittent failure to run, checked charge - battery seemed OK, eventually would not run at all. Being a bit handy and persistent, ( and angry) I dismantled the case and found an apparent fault - loose wire.
Ran for a couple of months and failed again. Dismantled it again and found that a locating pin on the switch was missing, allowing the switch to move out of line with the ...
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Agree with all comments posted "Great / Fantastic" product when working.
Unfortunately seems to be a design flaw or absolute "Lifespan Cycle" that renders the product useless within (12-18mths) hmmmm.........what do you know, that's just outside of the Warranty Period!!
Shame on you Kenwood - Once such a trusted brand!!
I just got my knife and then it started shaking while cutting with blades both uneven. Now I can’t get the blades out!!
How do I know when knife is fully charged?...does the green light change colour?...doesn.t seem to be charging properly as it only works for a few minutes after charging...
It doesn't change, always green. I just charge it overnight. If it still only lasting a few minutes, might be a faulty battery.
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|Release date||July 2007|
- GTIN13: 5011423090924
- MPN: KN500
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