Best mixer for bread dough!!!
As a qualified baker who changed careers but wanted to keep baking at home I can tell you this is a very good mixer, has ample power and handles doughs much better then our smeg or friends lift up kitchen aid and comes with a spiral not a silly dough hook so kneeds 10 times better...
It looks and fells strong, has a nice bold look but not as fancy as it's competitors but seems to have a more solid tilt.
It lacks some of the new options mixers come with but I prefer a mixer that only mixes and doesnt heat, weigh ect ect.
But it does have a c
Very good mixer, but some improvements recommended
Replaced 40-year-old Kenwood mixer. Tossed up between Kitchen Aid and Kenwood – Kenwood won because on much larger motor 1400W versus 300w – 500w in the Kitchen aid, though it appears that Kitchen Aid claim similar power through a different gearing system.
The Kenwood won because of power, electronic control, LED lighting over the bowl and an additional bowl and ice cream maker thrown in to sweeten the deal. The weight of the Kenwood is 10.3 kg and the kitchen aid equal just over 11kg. By any measures these are solid, heavy machines. Certainly... Read more, the weight sitting in the benchtop helps keep the machine running smoothly and not dancing all over the benchtop. The Kenwood runs very smoothly for a machine of 1400w and no grinding noises in the planetary gearing unlike the original Kenwood we owned - the original machine probably needs new gears (which I found are still available) but it was always noisy from new (needed ear muffs to stand close by) and stayed noisy its whole life. This new machine is actually reasonably quiet and very smooth, no complaints here. It has electronic control to increment the speed a bit at a time all the way to MAX – its smooth and responsive. The LED lighting over the bowl is a bonus and very good – the attachments are all good and fit the bowl and machine very well – the attachments are adjustable in height (K beater and whisk) The machine comes with a standard 6.7 L bowl – this is stainless steel and good quality, however the machine is obviously geared for bigger production and is not so user friendly when using smaller mixes in the bowl – you can adjust the height of the attachments to get closer to the bottom of the bowl, but when making cakes and mixing butter and whisking for smaller mixes there is about 5-8mm of mix stuck on the side of the bowl which does not then get directly contacted by the beater and put back into the mix – don’t know if this is how it is designed, but it would be preferable if this mixer also came with a smaller bowl, like 4.8L as part of the deal, but it seems there is no smaller bowl available, unlike competitors machines.
Not very happy with Kenwood service and warranty
I spent a lot of time thinking of which stand mixer to purchase. I bought the Kenwood Xl titanium stand mixer, a year ago. For what I thought was quality of its product. But unfortunately I had a received a defective stand mixer as the body of the stand mixer paint has eroded. I contacted Kenwood they refused to honour my warranty and fix the body even though the stand mixer is less than a year old. It is supposed to have a 10 year warranty. I am very disappointed with the response l have received. I have photos of the defective mixer below.Show details
Problems out of the box
I purchased the 8300S and out of the box it has been very disappointing. The attachments needed significant height adjustment. The dough hook cannot be adjusted and it is way too high (big gap between bottom of bowl and the end of the hook). When trying to mix dough about 1/4 of the mixture just sits untouched. Maybe I have a dud. I hope Kenwood can resolve quickly and without fuss. I purchased directly from Kenwood.Show details
Need A Smaller Bowl
I see so many people asking for a smaller bowl (4.6litre) for the Chef Xl Titanium. Advise from Kenwood is I don't need one. Well yes I do. Obviously this was designed by a big burley bloke and not a short petite lady who struggles lifting and pouring the contents from a large 6.7litre bowl without being on a step stool. My Sunbeam had two bowls so why is it so hard to make a machine with 2 bowls for Gods Sake. And I'm well aware there are others out there with the same concern. SHOULD OF STUCK WITH SUNBEAM.Show details
Never leave it unattended (Updated)
Important: See update below.
These machines can build up quite a wobble, particularly when mixing dough. Ours just walked its way off the bench and hit the floor breaking multiple parts
The official line is dont leave them unattended, which includes turning your back to work on something else.
Not what I would call a time saving device if you have to waste time making sure it doesnt walk its way across the bench.
We thought we were buying a solid product. I guess that was our mistake.
Nice looking machine, shame about the wisk attachment.
Decided to replace breville entry level stand mixer. Couldn't decide on what machine to go with tossing up between a Kitchenaid and Kenwood . Hubby did his research and decided that this Kenwood was the better option, I had my heart set on a Kitchenaid. We purchased form appliances online, received it in the mail along setting up noticed the machine wasn't closing properly and was an obvious uneven gap . Had it replaced, was offered my money back or another brand hence the Kitchenaid. Decided to give the product another go . What a disappointm... Read moreent. I bake often . I bake macarons often, the breville gave a better result than the Chef titanium XL does on wisking up a meringue with the eggwhites . It takes forever to get stiff peaks the when I add a food colouring in I noticed it doesn't get distributed it sits at the bottom of the bowl . Hubby has adjusted the attachment several times . I'm so sorry to say that an inferior product produced a better and efficient job the Kenwood machine becomes hot and heated before a stable meringue appears. Very very disappointing especially when I gave this a chance over a Kitchenaid.
Nice design and works well
Love my kenwood mixer. It’s a nice simple design, easy to use and has a lot of different functions. Was gifted from hubby and now he uses it to make pizza dough. I use it for cupcakes, and cakes.
Love this machine if this issue doesn’t exist
Bought this machine 3 weeks ago via Amazon, i love it. All works well, except each time I used this, i found there is a metal dust come out from this place, and that piece is wearing out a bit. I am contacting Amazon if they can help to fix this?Show details
The best stand mixer
Bought last year, using almost everyday, the bowl is 6.7 litres and the accessories are very strong. Worth the price and from now on I will stick with Kenwood products.
Strongly recommend this product.
Kenwood XL Titanium - Taking it back for a replacement
I was so excited last weekend to get a brand new Kenwood XL Titanium (1700W). I figured that my 30 year old Kenwood needed an upgrade and as the stores were having a sale I forked out a small fortune and purchased one.
Today I took it out of the box, so shiny and new and decided to make a small bread bread loaf. I started started to mix on 1 to incorporate the ingredients. Immediately I started to notice black specs in the dough. I checked my flour and water sources and they were clean.
Upon closer inspection i noticed that black/gray specs we
Ruined my enjoyment for buying a new mixer
I bought the mixer last week from David Jones Hornsby. When I opened , it has a huge stain on top near the light and side of the machine. Nit washed away with anything and I think it is the factory paint issues. Went to David jones and they said dont have anything left in any other stores and I can have the display one for %10 off , so I took it. Now when I am using it I can smell very bad burning, like wire burning inside. I dont know what to do now. It seems i have to stick to my old Breville mixer. I will change my review if the burning smell finish .
(After all this happened Kenwood called me and gave me a brand new one. Thanks )
So far so good
I purchased this machine after doing a lot of researching. My poor old sunbeam of 40 years can't keep up with my demands (still goes though). I needed a tougher machine for breads and large cakes. I am impressed with this machine so far. Love how you can adjust the beaters lower if necessary. It is a lot quieter than the sunbeam and feels robust. I remember my mum having a Kenwood Chef and she loved it, so thought it was time to give one a try. Saved for 6 months and I am very happy. :-). Fingers crossed it will last me as long as the sunbeam!Show details
First impressions are Excellent
We had a Kenwood Patissier for close to 10 years and unfortunately it snapped the dough hook recently. Instead of buying a replacment part, we thought it a good opportunity to upgrade. I had bought a Kitchen Aide Artesan mixer for my Mum years earlier and was also tempted to go down that route, but in the end our previous experience with the much smaller Kenwood, plus the much larger motor wattage sold us on this.
Have to say I'm seriously impressed with this unit so far. Love the light and all the attachments are heavy duty for domestic purp... Read moreoses. Solid steel with most mixer parts having adjustability for tweaking height and reach into the bowl for a perfect fit. They also scrape the sides of the bowl perfectly. Good range of speeds and power from the motor. Capacity is beyond what I'd consider sufficient for a home user. You can really mix up a lot of stuff. I suspect this one will easily last as long as our previous Kenwood. If there are any negative comments, I would say it's that the base is a bit light and the machine appears a bit top heavy. The top also moves around a bit when mixing a dough. Nothing serious though and certainly nothing overly concerning. Good unit.
I purchased this model of Kenwood mixer after deliberating between this and a KitchenAid.
I wanted a fairly large, robust stand mixer which is also able to take attachments (specifically, a pasta roller). My mum always had a Kenwood mixer, but the metal construction of the KitchenAid felt robust and sturdy.
I looked at various features of the two and settled on the Kenwood for a simple fact - the motor wattage.
This model of Kenwood has a 1700w motor - the KitchenAid that I was looking at I think was only about 300w - this to me is a huuuuuu... Read morege difference and almost makes the decision for you. I feel that the Kenwood was better optioned (attachments included in pack and the features of the mixer). My favourite feature is the Bowl Lighting and the Pulse function. I have made so far a pavlova, whipped cream, a cake mix and bread - all of which have come out perfectly and as expected. And I have to say, as soon as i turned it on, childhood memories flooded back - these still SOUND (and smell!) the same as my mums old Kenwood mixer from the 70's - here's hoping mine lasts that long
Questions & Answers
I bought Kenwood titanium chef baker xl, but it doesn’t coming with the bowl base rubber. Every time After finish using it’s very hard to get the bowl out without the rubber base. It needs lots of effort and time to take out the bowl to wash.
I lost the rubber or it doesn’t coming with the rubber?
Thank you for your message and product review.
This product most definitely DOES come with a bowl seat pad.
Please direct message us with your details and we organise a pad for you.
Hi I recently bought this mixer 2 weeks ago. When I turned it on today the digital screen is frozen on the scales and the image is horizontal the same as when you have the arm up permanently locking me out of any touch screen options.
Thank you for reaching out to us on product review. We are so sorry for this happening with your mixer.
We would recommend contacting your local Kenwood Customer Support team to get further support in this matter.
What can be done on kenwood chef titanium kvl 8300s that moves around while in use.
Hello, have heard of some people saying the machine moves around during use - not sure what that means exactly. The machine is very heavy and when it sits flat on the benchtop we haven't found that it moves at all - it sits perfectly on the bench even when running a full mix at high speed - it seems to be very well balanced and shows no hint of moving - if it is that far out of balance when running I would suggest talking to the Supplier / Manufacturer for resolution as it seems an unusual event, certainly compared to how well ours preforms. Regards AFK
Thanks for reaching out to Kenwood!. Movement in the mixer is completely normal, the movement comes from the planet hubs movement to allow all ingredients to blender together correctly, also speed and what you are mixing dose factor in.
Ensure that all the feels on the bottom of the mixer are there to ensure that this is levels flat is prime as well.
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With its 6.7L bowl capacity, this award-winning Kenwood stand mixer can help you whip up baked feasts for small dinners as as well as large gatherings.
- Planetary mixing action allows ingredients inside the bowl to be thoroughly and evenly mixed
- Durable build quality, constructed from die cast aluminium body and polished stainless steel bowl
- Includes a creaming beater, dough hook, whisk, folding tool, brand-created K-beater, spatula and splashguard
- Powerful 1700 watt motor
What reviewers liked about this stand mixer:
- By far, the quality that reviewers appreciated most was the durability of their Kenwood stand mixer and the Kenwood brand name in general (many were using the Chef XL Titanium to replace Kenwood stand mixers they’d used for decades)
- The generous bowl size, which means you can make extra-large batches per mixing session
- Additional attachments worked effectively, with special mentions going to the blender, spiraliser and ice cream maker attachments
- Although this mixer is a little on the pricer side at $1299, reviewers rarely mentioned this, and the few who did also said they believed the Kenwood Chef XL Titanium was worth the price.
|Bowl Material||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||356 x 380 x 285 mm|
|Colour / Finish||Silver|
- MPN: KVL8300S
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