Kenwood kMix KMX84 in Firecracker red stripes for £249.95 instead of £399.95 at John Lewis + free 5 year guarantee
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Kenwood kMix KMX84 in Firecracker red stripes for £249.95 instead of £399.95 at John Lewis + free 5 year guarantee

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Found 30th May 2013
Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer in Firecracker red stripes on sale at John Lewis online (and probably in-store too) for £249.95 instead of £399.95 - savings of £150! Free delivery too. I've just ordered one as been looking to get this for a while and only saw it in store at full price a couple of days ago. Free 5 year guarantee if brought through John Lewis too.

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Buy a bowl and standard mixer. Even more money saved!

May as well go the full hog and get a proper Kitchen Aid ... ?
Edited by: "Macdory" 30th May 2013

Can't beat a kenwood!

does anyone know if this can handle a thick dough like chappatti dough? as that's what I'd be using it for mainly.

Macdory

May as well go the full hog and get a proper Kitchen Aid ... ?



Not if you look at the price of the accessories. An old, unwanted, unused present of a Kenwood Chef is the best buy. Many mixers are only used a couple of times.

adhkarzf

does anyone know if this can handle a thick dough like chappatti dough? … does anyone know if this can handle a thick dough like chappatti dough? as that's what I'd be using it for mainly.


With a 500w motor (which is fairly powerful for a simple mixer) this should have no problem. The £350+ Kitchen Aid mixers only have 300w motors in them.

Very tempted to get one of these myself, but will likely use it once a Month.
Edited by: "jukkie" 30th May 2013

Could somebody knowledgeable care to explain why this is worth 2.5 times more than the Bosch mixer?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-MUM46A1-Anthracite-Silver-Finish/dp/B004YGAFII/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369953117&sr=8-1&keywords=bosch+mixer

From what I can work out, the Bosch Mixer has:
- A more powerful motor
- Smaller footprint
- Marginally higher capacity

Whereas this one has an extra 4 speed settings (?) for 2.5x the price.

Deal and a half, good price, 5 year warranty and john Lewis service

Banned

My KitchenAid's 300w motor is more than enough. Anything over is a gimmick and not needed.

Surely the kenwood chef and major are better as they have more accessories than the kmix or kitchen aid?

The best mixer is attached to the end of your arms.
Its called your hands and free to use.

Yeah, you can mix chapati dough with the kMix, it's worth the buy, I bought mine for £300+ not long ago from Costco!

Kitchen Aid are extremely overpriced for what they are as is this K-mix when at full price.

Far better with a Kenwood chef as the kmix/kitchen Aid are really focused on the style of the item rather than the perfomance.

Had a Kenwood chef in the family for now 20+ years and its never missed a beat and mum has very regular use from it. They really are made properly.

nasir_glasgow

what about 1500 watt motor ? … what about 1500 watt motor ? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-James-Electric-Stunning-Cookbook/dp/B008820EY4/ref=pd_vtp_kh_1



Thats the one I am looking at - got some excellent customer reviews & at £79.99 looks like the right one to me

Great bought one thanks!

jav1900

Thats the one I am looking at - got some excellent customer reviews & at … Thats the one I am looking at - got some excellent customer reviews & at £79.99 looks like the right one to me



Bought it £90 with the postage

There was a fantastic offer on this Mixer a few months back and it was £90.

Yes but Amazon cancelled the orders as a pricing error and most did not get the mixer for £90. I was a little peeved.

aoqy23

The best mixer is attached to the end of your arms.Its called your hands … The best mixer is attached to the end of your arms.Its called your hands and free to use.


Obviously you have not used one, with an off the cuff comment like that!

We bought the Kmix at Christmas from Amazon. It was £250 with a free attachment. All the reviews suggested it was better than the KitchenAid.

adhkarzf

does anyone know if this can handle a thick dough like chappatti dough? … does anyone know if this can handle a thick dough like chappatti dough? as that's what I'd be using it for mainly.



Yes it works very well with chappati dough. This is used neatly everyday for that

Have been using Andrew James for a year now, woks great with 1/4th the price... n yes i make chapatti dough everyday in it

Would get the Andrew James model, but the negative reviews often concerned paddles don't meet sides and leave stuff unmixed :-(

the new version of Andrew James has the rubber spatula paddle which scrapes well... as i said its worth it if u are not willing to spend much and it cleans the bowl completely when making dough

I have to admit the Andrew James mixer looks tempting at less than half the price

Thanks, just bought one.

We use ours for bread dough every other day, the results are definitely more consistent and a lot less effort than hand mixing! The kMix is sturdy, smart, easy to use and easy to clean. It lacks the top attachment you get on the regular Kenwood mixers, but we had no use for that. The creamer attachment (which I think comes with them all) has rubber blades that scrape the sides - very handy for icing and cake mixes.

I am looking to buy one for my mums birthday (She will be using it for Chappati dough)

How would you compare this Kenwood v Andrew James

amazon.co.uk/And…top


I got mine for £204 (inc. VAT) at Costco last year with 5 year warranty, and it also qualified for the free attachment Kenwood were running - I'm very happy with mine!
Edited by: "mail-stephens" 31st May 2013

seeweed

Obviously you have not used one, with an off the cuff comment like that!



Why does somebody actually want to spend this kind of money on something like this - does it miraculously try to make you think that you must be a better cook or something, seeing that it is a very expensive appliance? Surely something up to around the £130 mark would do adequately well - the original price of £399.95 does seem pretty extortionate. It would be pretty interesting if a test could be done, whereby somebody made a cake mixing with a wooden spoon, cheap hand whisk, more expensive one and this one above - do you honestly think that there would be much difference in the texture, taste, etc?

Heat added great deal!

Sophiasky

Why does somebody actually want to spend this kind of money on something … Why does somebody actually want to spend this kind of money on something like this - does it miraculously try to make you think that you must be a better cook or something, seeing that it is a very expensive appliance? Surely something up to around the £130 mark would do adequately well - the original price of £399.95 does seem pretty extortionate. It would be pretty interesting if a test could be done, whereby somebody made a cake mixing with a wooden spoon, cheap hand whisk, more expensive one and this one above - do you honestly think that there would be much difference in the texture, taste, etc?



True, but if you knead dough on a daily basis and have arthritis you would love an appliance like this.

So basically - IS it a good deal or not. Been saving up for a KitchenAid and pretty much there - but - quite tempted by this offer (and money to spare for something else!) and I quite like the look of the KMix - especially the stripy one! I know the KA is gorgeous - but really is it any better.......????? decisionsoO

Original Poster

I decided on the kMix over the Kitchenaid due to the good price and the fact that Kenwoods are really reliable - my mum has had hers for over 30 years and it's still going strong. There are loads of internet reviews comparing the two machines and on a lot of them the kMix comes out top - it seems to be a great machine - and I also really like the stripey colours. Mines being delivered tomorrow

laki

True, but if you knead dough on a daily basis and have arthritis you … True, but if you knead dough on a daily basis and have arthritis you would love an appliance like this.



Fair point Laki.

Sophiasky

Why does somebody actually want to spend this kind of money on something … Why does somebody actually want to spend this kind of money on something like this - does it miraculously try to make you think that you must be a better cook or something, seeing that it is a very expensive appliance? Surely something up to around the £130 mark would do adequately well - the original price of £399.95 does seem pretty extortionate. It would be pretty interesting if a test could be done, whereby somebody made a cake mixing with a wooden spoon, cheap hand whisk, more expensive one and this one above - do you honestly think that there would be much difference in the texture, taste, etc?


There is a difference and as I said before you have obviously not used a machine like this!

Mine has arrived today and ...

1. The colours on the first picture on JL website might be confusing but the actual colour of the front stripe is red not brown - I wasn't sure before buying and didn't really like brown at all (ideally I'd buy almond but there is no offer on these) but because you can return the item free of charge if unhappy I went for it and must say it's really a nice piece of equipment - just as good as KAid Artisan, if not better. It's all made of metal (aluminium) including extra bits - the only exception are splash guard and flexible beater.

2. It comes with dough hook, K-beater, whisk and Flexible Beater which isn't mentioned, also spatula, instructions, splash guard, some recipe cards, metal key to adjust the above if needed and of course metal bowl

3. I'm not sure why people keep thinking KitchenAid is unbeatable - yes it's very expensive but that's because of the import duties - in U.S. they sell for £200+. KMix is a perfect British made equivalent and that's why it's much cheaper


Edited by: "djkprojects" 13th Jun 2013

Banned

Pls note that u must for this unit and I mean must! Have space under the sink for this next to the toastie. Candy floss,hand blender ha ha u get the picture folks

geraldfitzsimons

Pls note that u must for this unit and I mean must! Have space under the … Pls note that u must for this unit and I mean must! Have space under the sink for this next to the toastie. Candy floss,hand blender ha ha u get the picture folks



Don't think I get the sense of humor
Edited by: "djkprojects" 14th Jun 2013
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