Love my new Kenwood Chef XL Titanium
I bought this online during Christmas from Peter's of Kensington after checking customers reviews including other brands. The delivery was good and well packed but the light above the stainless steel bowl is not working. The 1700 watt motor is more than powerful for mixing 2.2kg sourdough weekly. It is much better than my Breville Bakery Boss stand mixer which only mixes 1.1kg dough and it came to the edge of the bowl during mixing.
This Kenwood Chef XL Titanium is very quiet during dough mixing and it has 10 years motor warranty. All mixing attachments are stainless steel.
Best Mixer, same as the oldies from the 60's!
As per my profile, I have had the unfortunate opportunity to own several stand mixers. I have a Sunbeam MX9500 (that I still need to review) that was great, but I stupidly doubled and an already large dough and it hasn't been the same since.
I have also inherited an old 60's Kenwood chef A701 that is still going great, but dont want to destroy it with large batches and dough. So I bought the Titanium XL.
From first opening, what a well constructed, solid (but not overly heavy) stable machine. Love the huge high quality attachments and big bowl. The whisk is the most solid whisk ive seen, Kitchenaid cant even compare. Great safety feature with not turning on if the speed dial is already set when plugged and and the motor cuts out if the head is lifted.
I adjusted all my attachments within a mm of the bowl to make sure I get the best possible mix. Folding speed is so smooth and slow to delicately fold in the flour for a cake. Small quantities are also possible with this machine once the tools have been properly adjusted with the supplied spanner. I have easily whipped up 2 eggwhites with the whisk (I usually use a hand mixer anyway or my little kenwood chef, but I wanted to see if it could do it). The XL bowl is similar width to my chef Bowl, so even though it is bigger (taller) it can do all the same as the chef size bowl.
Spiral Dough hook is amazing and provides the best kneading action I have seen on a domestic mixer. Really kneads it, and not just spins it around the bowl.
Creaming beater is also the best scraper beater I have used. It scrapes the bowl, but also pushes everything back down. Some machines like Breville's Scraper Mixer also scapes the bowl well, but tends to push ingredients up the wall of the bowl away from the beater.
I am determined to use the heck out of this machine, and will report back if I discover anything else or have any issues. :)
Thanks! What a Fab Machine!
Price Doesn't Equal Quality
The quality of the accompanying attachments are rough,the dough hook and the K-beater i got both have obvious chips in them(dough hook even got some metal dust at the side which would contact food) , so i contacted Kenwood costumer service.They sent me the replacement, however, the second K-beater still has chip in it, they said they will send me another K-beater, but i haven't received anything, tried to contact them, no reply. Additionally, the mixer itself has a few bumpy surface, honestly, the finish of machine and accompanying attachments/accessories does not look like something priced at AUD$1,199.
The motor is strong, but when you turn the speed over 5, feels like the mixer going to jump down from bench top.
This is one of the strongest home users stand mixer. The motor is strong the bowl capacity is very big. All attachments are great. I have found that when brand new sometimes the mixing bowl can get stuck. I have put a little oil around the slots that lock the bowl in and this recitified the issue. Over all I would never buy another machine. It is expensive but well worth the money. Also comes with a 10 year warranty
Fabulous all rounder!
Absolutely in love with this machine, it works silently and efficiently and is able to keep up with me and my small cake decorating business (needless to say, I use this a HEAP and it never struggles under the pressure). I especially love the Flexi-Beater attachment and the handy light that lights up the bowl as you use it. The huge bowl size is also a big bonus, especially for the quantities I need to make. Thank you for an amazing product Kenwood!
Heavy duty kitchen appliance
This is a true kitchen machine not some little toy. Very well made, sturdy thoughtful design. I can see one of my kids inheriting it! Plenty of useful attachments, we especially love the food processor. Bowl size is generous, and the light into the bowl to aid visualisation is such a brilliant idea.
The motor is powerful and kneads bread dough easily. The variable speed control allows for exact speed selections. The halo illumination and bowl cover do their jobs well. My previous Kenwood served me for 37years with no issues so sticking with Kenwood was easy. The most important feature for me is that almost every piece is dishwasher safe. I’ve also purchased the blender and food processor attachments and they too are mostly dishwasher safe. I’ve used the K beater, whisk, dough hook and creaming tool and they performed well. I’ve yet to use the folding tool. I chose this machine primarily for its motor size and have been happy to enjoy all the other features it has. The size of the mixing bowl is great and gives scope to work in larger quantities.
After our poor hand mixer died, we decided to upgrade to a stand mixer.
After doing some research, both with friends and online, I had my heart set on a Kitchenaid, but after looking at both in store, we decided on the Kenwood titanium.
It won us over for the bigger motor, 10 year warranty, the impressive studyness of the parts, along with the smaller features such as the led light and splash guard
A bakers dream! Can’t live without it!
The Kenwood Titanium is the ultimate appliance for any home baker or professional chef. The motor performance is brilliant & the bowl capacity is great. It manages huge amounts of cake batters to bread doughs. The best part are the excellent attachments which are easy to pop on & clean. The food processor attachment is my absolute favourite as it grates, slices & blends perfectly everytime. The Kenwood Titanium is definitely the best & most used appliance in my kitchen! Can’t live without it!
I. Am. In. Love!
I've used a couple of different stand mixers and this mixer is a million times better than anything else I've used! It comes with a large range of attachments that are really useful, I use my creaming beater almost daily, and the attachments are super hard-core and seem like a really good quality! The bowl capacity is one of my favourite things, it's a lot bigger than what I've had before, and as I tend to do quite large batches it saves so much time as I can do it all at once instead of having to do multiple batches in smaller quantities. My other fav feature is how gradually you can increase the speed! Oh my goodness, the days of flour poofing out all over me/ the bench/ my whole house are over! This mixer is hands down my fav kitchen thing I've ever had. It really did exceed my expectations!
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