All Kenwood Discounts, Offers and Sale - October 2018
Anyone else manage to get one? Its £125 more at Argos https://www.argos.co.uk/product/4819266
Am selling a brand new one for £100
The Kenwood brand is used under license by currys, as are several other brands sold in Currys :- http://help2.kenwoodworld.com/system/templates/selfservice/Kenwood_en-GB/#!portal/200100000001000/article/200100000004355/I-require-assistance-with-my-Kenwood-dishwasher-washing-machine-tumble-dryer-or-fridge-freezer?fromQuery=washing+machine And https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=32986351&postcount=2
This looks like the same model we have, I wish ours would pack up so I'd have a good excuse to buy a better one, it works, but everything about it sucks. For instance: Setting it using the knob is awkward. My next microwave will have a keypad, like my old one did. I keep catching the knob which puts it in the cooking programmes for different food stuffs, so then have to press cancel before setting the cook time. It forgets the cook time and power level if you don't start it within about 30 seconds, so you can't set it in advance, but never forgets the remaining time if you stop it early, even if left for days. It heats even more unevenly than my old microwave did. The light is not bright enough. The defrost setting is too low. It stops cooking about 30 seconds before the end of the set time unless it is a very short cook time (presumably to let the fan cool it down).
Only on certain things, mixers are not but the majority of bigger appliances are, not sure if Curry’s are using the US Kenwood name or Kenwoods mixers owners De'Longhi are licensing the name on non mixer type products, I doubt they would though with some of the rubbish that gets but you never know.
Just like Polaroid by Asda Could be a cheapo microwave just badge by Currys as Kenwood. Like Russel Hobbs
Think someone said the brand name has been taken over by curry’s?!
I'll have to have a look at this one, the manual you put is an F&P who are owned by Haier, does look like a Haier hinge to me.
It’s a Vestal machine. Easy to tell, they always have the same drawings in the manual! Back panel always the same. Manual here. https://www.teamknowhow.com/content/dam/pdf/Kenwood%208kg%20Washing%20Machine%20K814WM18%20Manual.pdf Always get crap reviews from Which.
I bought a Kenwood fridge freezer with a touch screen LCD panel on the front after 14 months it stopped working , but thank god the fridge still works .but we can't set temp,or alarms, or anything else .. Rang Curry's who said sorry it will cost over £180 to fix faulty panel . And Kenwood is Curry's own brand I've been told by Curry's
DSG use the Kenwood brand under Licence have done about 15 years now for MDA's. The Chinese company's are buying them all up now, Haier brought Candy last week and they were the last of the Italians, 25 years ago 70% of the worlds MDA's came out of Italian factories now its mostly Chinese/Turkish/Eastern Europe. This is a 2018 model so surprised its dropped already must be a bad one. I have noticed another wave of Chinese factories are coming in now supplying badged product so get ready for even lower quality products.
yes it seems that once again a well known brand name has sold the rights to retailers to use their name on products that could be made by anyone (probably Beko or Arcelik) Never buy on brand name alone without research!
My dishwasher is 26 years old and nothing has been replaced - now that's 'trouble-free'.
Yes, trouble-free aside from the rubber seal where the top rack pushes into the back of the machine, which perished and cost about a fiver to replace and is the same part across a number of brands. I would buy another when this becomes "less trouble-free" :) Naturally it'll burst into flames or flood the house next time i use it :S
So not 'trouble free' at all, or did you just fancy changing the seals? :/
Kenwood kitchen appliances is not the same as this Kenwood. The Kenwood white good s is just a brand name used for Currys own brand products - think of Tescos' basics... yes it is that level of quality. Kenwood still make good kitchen appliances, but they are not the same Kenwood that make fridges washing machines, freezers or cookers. The Kenwood white goods are cheap and of poor quality - usually made by the likes of Vestel in Turkey. Buy cheap, buy twice is the most apt expression for this.
Wow that explains it all,had two which both written off with the same fault after about 3.month. motor gone on both . Got a great deal on an AEG,on another level
Its a quality machine well worth £300.00 it could become a family heirloom. Its not like the skip fodder that could be had for sub £50.00
I just... what? It's a case that holds a bowl with a motor and some gears to stir stuff in the bowl. How is this worth over £300? Even £30?
Good for whippin up a kilo in the trap
They are the different models of this
Cold! £225 in Curry’s and John Lewis
I have the metal bowl version and anyone thinking of buying this be aware that the glass bowls weigh a heck of a lot. The metal one when full is very heavy (its actually fairly heavy when empty) I'd hate to think how heavy the glass bowl is when full and I'd cry if i dropped it and it smashed as they're at least £50+ to replace. Mines about 2 years old maybe even 3 now and i can't fault it, it's a lovely mixer to work with and the flexi beater is so good it's what i mainly use.
Spoiler. Power is measured in Watts. Double the wattage = double the power.
Sarcasm alert 🙊
Thanks? Don't correct people with nonsense and you won't be corrected yourself, I guess...
You seem pretty sure of all this, so yeah sure... That's 100% correct, well done (lol)
It is fine for bread making, however one must keep to the amount and settings and time that is recommended in the booklet that comes with it. The arm that the dough hook is attached is meant to lift up slightly while the ingredients are being mixed. It is a machine for average family / baker , its not for making big quantities all in one go. If its the latter then one should look to upgrade.
seems like a good price. was considering this but apparently the motor is too weak for bread making.
Have this. Good machine for most people who arent making commercial quantities. Lots of attachments. Good price too.
Nicely done Post back with your opinion after youve tried it (y)
they have refund me, bought same one on ebay with 10% off plus 4% from quidco
Hope you get it sorted (y) Was it a better deal with Amazon?
Noob seller from amazon told me that the order was lost in transit. Shipped on Wednesday, I have asked for tracking om Thursday. Royal Mail would do searches for 48h first.
ordered one on amazon, thanks
Thank you, I managed to pick one up today from the lovely staff in the Eden Street store. Manager was lovely to speak too.
Store only deal. £46 still Wrexham.
I believe deal is store only. Worth visiting as they had 3-4 units in stock.
That's a fantastic deal it's still showing online at £46.66
Only 30 bad reviews and thousands more good ones proves how good this brand is
Having looked at them in store, although it is difficult to tell, I'd have more faith in Hotpoint, and I've owned and had the back off several Hotpoint, and don't rate them at-all.
OK. You win. I accept the absolutely reliable views expressed on Trustpilot. Those people on Which? must, despite what I've always thought and all the evidence, be a bunch of liars. I'll never believe them - or the OED - ever again. By the way.............https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.kenwood.co.uk
I take Which? recommendations with a pinch of salt, but at least they are worth reading, which is more than I'd say for trustpilot.
I doubt it can be credited to Which?. Whenever I've looked at appliances in currys I think typically two of each type of their Kenwood branded appliances (currys use the Kenwood brand under licence) are well discounted and the rest are seriously overpriced, and when one offer ends, they switch discounted model. I personally would only touch Kenwood with a metal crusher.
This one also from Curry's looks a better deal (10Kg load) and looks very similar , suspect they are both made by the same Turkish manufacturer . https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/logik-l1014wm17-10-kg-1400-spin-washing-machine-white-currys-21997-currys-ebay-3047155
These look like cheap Turkish made Vestal machine's rebadged, as are Curry's own brand Logic machine's.
I still remember the days Kenwood was a decent well respected brand making high quality equipment, nowadays lots of the decent brand names have been bought and used to sell low end goods pretending to be something they're not like this washing machine.
Which? put my Panasonic stereo system (SC-RS52) in the "Don't Buy" category but to my ears it sounds very decent and has several five star reviews on the John Lewis website, though users who leave reviews often don't have anything to directly compare what they own to other competing products in terms of quality. But of course sound quality can be very subjective, though testing products like washing machines should be much more consistent if the same fabrics and degree of soiling are used together with the same detergent. Also it's the same company that makes Beko washing machines which is also responsible for Currys' Grundig range (you can tell by the very similar product description stickers on the packaging) and I assume is also the maker responsible for their Kenwood washing machines (possibly cookers as well?); De'Longhi might own the Kenwood brand but brand(s) can be sub-licensed to other manufacturers and retailers for specific categories of product in specific territories.
I wouldn't put a great deal of faith in the integrity of Which either.
My comments were not intended to be specific to this deal, but more of a general personal opinion on Which? purchasing advice. I have no intention of buying a washing machine at this moment in time. The point I'm trying to make is, opinion is subjective and what one person likes, another will dislike. Their so called independent tests surely count for little when so many factors are involved, as I highlighted with the washing machine. For every person you find who owns a particular product and raves about it, there will be another who claims its rubbish.
As I say, your choice. There's a full review giving the reasons for the 'Don't Buy' advice, available free of charge in your local library.
Well. I put stuff in the washing machine and sometimes the stains don't fully come out. According to Which "tests" that results in a "Don't Buy". Really? However that could be due to a number of factors. Perhaps the type of stain / soiling, how long it's been there, what detergent used, whether it had pre-treatment, the length and temperature of the clean cycle to name a few. To effectively say "it doesn't clean your laundry properly so don't buy" is a ridiculous statement as far as I'm concerned. :D
brilliant deal thank you!
Deal is still available it is just out of stock I think. If you click "8 new from £325.00" and select the official "Amazon.co.uk" seller it says you can order now and they will deliver it when it comes back in stock.
Deal over on amazon now, but see https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kenwood-chef-xl-titanium-kvl8300s-food-mixer-325-john-lewis-3037817 for the same price.
Ah , on camelcamelcamel it has the price from May last year so not new but may well be that kenwood are about to bring something new out. I dont look into it to much as the other half had said she wanted a mixer for christmas, so I thought I would start early and have a look over the internet, do some research, set up some price alearts and wait for a bargin but then saw the current top of the range kenwood chef (or at least I think it is the top of the range, there are a awfull lot of mixes in the kenwood range and it is hard to tell the diffrence from there website) for a mid range price, it was to much of a bargin to pass up. Still showing as stocked online, might well be they only have stock in there warehouses. Its weird how amazon works as they had it for ~£479 before I noticed it was £325 at JL and then a bit later it drop on amazon to £325 then went back up a couple of hours later.
Sorry. What I meant, is it a new product . I went in to JL the other day and didn't see this mixer or anything of this size at this price. So wondering if it's a brand new product or an older products that's been reduced in price?
Hi, sorry not sure what you mean by 'Is this a new price deal'. I am getting mine tommorrow so will post a comment on overall impression tommorrow night.
Is this a new price deal? And does anyone have this mixer already...?