'Professional' 1200W mixer/food processor with accessories. 3 year warranty. £79.99 at Lidl from Monday 4 Novemeber.
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'Professional' 1200W mixer/food processor with accessories. 3 year warranty. £79.99 at Lidl from Monday 4 Novemeber.

£79.99LIDL Deals
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Found 31st Oct 2013
Looks like a great item for a very low price. With the 3 year warranty you can hardly go wrong. Link includes video demonstration.

"Powerful and durable kitchen accessory for kneading, mixing and blending
With 10 speed settings and pulse function
Swing arm for easy accessory change
Includes:
- Large, removable stainless steel bowl, capacity (L): 6.5
- Blender attachment with stainless steel blade and lid with fill opening
- High-quality dough hooks and beaters with Teflon® non-stick coating
- Stainless steel whisk
- Blender capacity (L): 1.5
- 1200W
3 year manufacturer's warranty"

65 Comments

good price for a large bowl(6.5l) mixer with 1200w of power . hot

In all fairness the kenwoods dont even have a 1200w motor, dont see how you could go wrong with this with a 3 year warranty

IVe not got one clue about things like this but the wife is always baking and that. Is this really anygood? thinking about xmas for her.
It just looks abit cheap imo.
Edited by: "Xencored" 31st Oct 2013

Xencored

IVe not got one clue about things like this but the wife is always baking … IVe not got one clue about things like this but the wife is always baking and that. Is this really anygood? thinking about xmas for her.It just looks abit cheap imo.



You can't go wrong with a good iron for xmas.

OldEnglish

You can't go wrong with a good iron for xmas.


Meh that was last year... I'm trying to be abit fancy this year.

An iron and a food mixer....sorted

Clearly a generic chinese mixer so not sure how it merits being called professional. Seems a good price though.

you get what you pay for, thats all i say!!! Kitchenaid

spjburns

you get what you pay for, thats all i say!!! Kitchenaid



My other half always goes on about Kitchenaid, why is it so much better?

i am a bit confused about this offer. The high specs (3 year warranty, capacity and motor power etc.) don't seem to add up to the low price of 80 quid.

Comparing it to the Kitchenaid artisan which only has a 200W motor. The Kenwood chef at 800w going upto 1400w for the Ti model (still a lot less capacity though).

Obviously the body of this is going to be a lot of plastic here rather than metal but whats the catch? Has anyone tried one of these?

Ozzi

My other half always goes on about Kitchenaid, why is it so much better?



Just well built and a name you can rely on, obviously the down side is the initial price you have to pay!

Ozzi

My other half always goes on about Kitchenaid, why is it so much better?



I was given either an Aldi or Lidl generic stand mixer, and it doesn't get near enough to the edge of the bowl to pick things up. You have to press down on the stand arm to get it to work. With a non generic you shouldn't have problems like that. My mixer is different than the one pictured, so don't assume my problem would apply to this one.

Does anyone know if the bowl rotates by itself?

jk12324

Does anyone know if the bowl rotates by itself?



No the bowl wont rotate, why would it?

sheffgrow259

No the bowl wont rotate, why would it?



I've seen a lot of high end mixers that do that. It gives a more even mix I guess.

Nah, beater should move in planetary motion so bowl doesn't need to move, and everything is mixed evenly.

but what's the point in 1200w motor. My kenwood a901 has afair 450w and there is absolutely it would struggle with.

BillyCoff

An iron and a food mixer....sorted


How about adding a leaf blower, I bought my wife one for Xmas last year, she was well chuffed as it sucks and blows.

Original Poster

spjburns

you get what you pay for, thats all i say!!! Kitchenaid



£386+ and that has less power and a smaller bowl!
johnlewis.com/kit…eam

CeeJay1975

i am a bit confused about this offer. The high specs (3 year warranty, … i am a bit confused about this offer. The high specs (3 year warranty, capacity and motor power etc.) don't seem to add up to the low price of 80 quid.Comparing it to the Kitchenaid artisan which only has a 200W motor. The Kenwood chef at 800w going upto 1400w for the Ti model (still a lot less capacity though).Obviously the body of this is going to be a lot of plastic here rather than metal but whats the catch? Has anyone tried one of these?


"1200W" is techno-babble like megapixels on cameras. It is the input power to the motor, not the output power, so they have an incentive to make the motor as inefficient as they can to boost that number. (The rest of the power is expelled as heat.) It's easy to make an inefficient motor - just put a bigger fan on it to get rid of the heat.

Edited by: "pibpob" 31st Oct 2013

Besford

£386+ and that has less power and a smaller … £386+ and that has less power and a smaller bowl!http://www.johnlewis.com/kitchenaid-artisan-stand-mixer/p231560698?colour=Almond%20Cream



still the better option tho

This does look very nice

A good quality one will last you many years.I have a Kenwood that is 20 years old and still going strong.And it is used all the time,not stuffed in the cupboard and used once eveery few months.

Good price for the one posted but I would be dubious about the quality,3 year warranty or not.

Watched the video, was keen to buy until I saw that the speed only goes up to 10, would have preferred a max speed of 11.

pibpob

"1200W" is techno-babble like megapixels on cameras. It is the input … "1200W" is techno-babble like megapixels on cameras. It is the input power to the motor, not the output power, so they have an incentive to make the motor as inefficient as they can to boost that number. (The rest of the power is expelled as heat.) It's easy to make an inefficient motor - just put a bigger fan on it to get rid of the heat.



Good info to know, cheers

Fwiw, I think the video showcases a load of cheap plastic, but for £80, I'll take a punt. I'm sure it can deal with some mixes for sponges and loaves!

A KitchenAid is the dream though...

Ozzi

My other half always goes on about Kitchenaid, why is it so much better?



Looked to buy Kitchenaid for years but couldn't justify +£300 for one. GRUNDIG makes one with more horsepower than Kitchenaid and the best part it takes Kitchenaid accessories. Usually sells at around £135.

had it for years and love the price/German quality.

I still say buy a second hand Kenwood a series/major - we have 3 - my nan's (1960's), my mum's (1970's) and mine (1980's) - all run like 'new' machines, cope with anything and everything, all attachments work brilliantly, rate the liquidisers highly. Kitchenaid are good machines but can't say I'd agree that a close on £400 price tag for a mixer is warranted. Lidl have good warranties and at £80 with 3 year warranty must be a good purchase.

sheffgrow259

In all fairness the kenwoods dont even have a 1200w motor, dont see how … In all fairness the kenwoods dont even have a 1200w motor, dont see how you could go wrong with this with a 3 year warranty



Nonsense! Our km010 is 1400w and there are 1500w models too.
I've had cheap machines like this before. Considering there's lots of people along the supply chain who want a slice of the profit, you're looking at a machine that's been made for around £25-£30. You can't buy a decent accessory a "professional" would use at that price.
I like the 3 year warranty but I'd keep your receipt & warranty info handy at that price.

davej1710

I've had cheap machines like this before. Considering there's lots of … I've had cheap machines like this before. Considering there's lots of people along the supply chain who want a slice of the profit, you're looking at a machine that's been made for around £25-£30. You can't buy a decent accessory a "professional" would use at that price.


That's manufacturing costs for you - no reason to suppose they're much higher for a branded item, where the amount syphoned off by the brand being stamped on it is a lot greater.

Banned

It's got a three year warranty so can't be bad

Bargainhuntersupreme

I still say buy a second hand Kenwood a series/major - we have 3 - my … I still say buy a second hand Kenwood a series/major - we have 3 - my nan's (1960's), my mum's (1970's) and mine (1980's) - all run like 'new' machines, cope with anything and everything, all attachments work brilliantly, rate the liquidisers highly. Kitchenaid are good machines but can't say I'd agree that a close on £400 price tag for a mixer is warranted. Lidl have good warranties and at £80 with 3 year warranty must be a good purchase.



Good advice. Its very much a case of you get what you pay for - our Kenwood is 12-15yrs old, used regularly and still feels like new.

Personally, I'd go for the Grundig (mentioned earlier) which is now available under £100 or a second hand Kenwood, especially if you want to use it for bread dough.

Need a blender as our baby will be moving on to solids soon - so this could do the trick!

In the video, the voice over starts with the woman trying to sound like a female version of Jony Ives describing the next iDevice :-(

He's a good designer, but the way he speaks is just ... odd. Maybe in the US it's considered cool? Either way, sounding like him is just comical, and makes the mixer sound like some kind of spoof iMixer or something :-P

Original Poster

This is starting to sound like the usual 'my Ferrari is better than your KIA' debate in car threads, especially when used products enter the discussion!

Good points being made and useful feedback on other brands but may I suggest:

-If you're a very keen chef, will use it regularly, want a lifetime product and/or have the dosh to splash: buy one of those cast iron semi- professional machines (maybe to leave on display in your country kitchen with AGA, LeCreuset, etc??? ).

-If you just fancy trying one, won't use it regularly, have limited funds and will maybe upgrade later if you find you can't live without it: £80 with a three year warranty is a sensible step. I suspect it won't weigh a ton so easier to handle if it has to go away in a cupboard when not in use too. Accessories for some of the prestige brand stuff cost more than this whole kit!

Horses for courses.



Edited by: "Besford" 1st Nov 2013

Supersid

It's got a three year warranty so can't be bad


The three year warranty isn't a guarantee that it's reliable. The three year warranty is a carefully thought through bit of marketing to convince people to think it's reliable so they will sell more, knowing the number of people who will bother to claim should it fail within three years to be rather small. Still, if it gives you peace of mind then it's worth it.

OldEnglish

You can't go wrong with a good iron for xmas.


You sure can't! Or a pair of irons!

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Edited by: "Shoesize" 1st Nov 2013

But how to buy this. There is no link to buy/reserve online,,,,also it doesnt show stock present in a particular store.

Original Poster

vivek_malhotra

But how to buy this. There is no link to buy/reserve online,,,,also it … But how to buy this. There is no link to buy/reserve online,,,,also it doesnt show stock present in a particular store.



It's Lidl, it's a shop, the item is on sale from 4 November, if they have stock when you go in you pay money and take it away, it's how the whole world used to work. Are you really that naive or just trying to be funny?
Edited by: "Besford" 1st Nov 2013

ALREADY POSTED HERE DAYS AGO!

Im going to get one of these.....Thanks

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pibpob

The three year warranty isn't a guarantee that it's reliable. The three … The three year warranty isn't a guarantee that it's reliable. The three year warranty is a carefully thought through bit of marketing to convince people to think it's reliable so they will sell more, knowing the number of people who will bother to claim should it fail within three years to be rather small. Still, if it gives you peace of mind then it's worth it.



Exactly
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