standing electric mixer on sale!

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by brook, Jul 21, 2001.

  1. brook

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    News flash: There is a big sale on the British made Kenwood electric mixer (7 qt. size, 650 watt motor, I think) at Williams-Sonoma for half price (currently $250)! The brand is not so well-known here as Kitchen Aid, so they haven't been selling well. Rose Levy Beranbaum prefers this make over Kitchen Aid because she said that it can handle small quantities as well as large ones. I just bought one recently: it works like a dream. It holds the counter well, doesn't "walk", and is quiet (though I haven't heard any other standing mixer in action, so do not have a real basis for comparison.) In addition to turning themselves, the beaters rotate in the "head" of the machine. If it matters to anyone, in comparing the cost of accessories for Kenwoods to those for the Magic Mill DLX from Sweden, accessories for Kenwood's generally seem to be less expensive.
     
  2. spoons

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    Does that mean every Williams Sonoma, or just in your area?
     
  3. lobster

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    Hi there... I just spoke to a Williams Sonoma rep about the Kenwood Mixer. It's also available online. The stock number to use for searching is 51-3685971, and it is the 7 qt, 650 watt model. Seems like a good deal to me! Thanks for the tip Brook!
     
  4. brook

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    I do not intend to discourage anyone from getting the machine. Some points to consider include: the accessories for the Kenwood are not as readily available as those for KitchenAids, which, in addition to offering "package deals" for attachments, are sold in some discount stores. Furthermore, even several stores that "carry" Kenwood attachments turn out to have to special order them. But then there's always the web and Cheftalkcafe!
     
  5. kylew

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    My 5QT Kithchen Aid Heavy Duty mixer struggles with large bread doughs. I have been thinking about the new 6QT Professional with a 525 Watt motor. The going rate is about $370. I just upgraded to the Kenwood :)
    Can't wait!

    With tax and shipping it comes to $300.38. I am getting $300 back from the IRS on Aug.6. Ergo, my new Kenwood mixer is going to cost me $00.38!

    [ July 25, 2001: Message edited by: KyleW ]
     
  6. kokopuffs

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    After 3 months of use, I'm really satisfied with my KA Professional 6 qt rated at 525 watts. I usually make 1 1/2 pounds of bread dough twice weekly. The mixer kneads effortlessly. I also use the citrus juicer. Works great.

    KyleW, let me know how you like the Kenwood in comparison to the KA. I've read good and bad reviews about both brands - perhaps some bad apples out there in kitchenland have overloaded their unit which prompted complaints. :D
     
  7. kimmie

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    Kyle,

    You have dubya to thank for your $300...hence your new mixer!

    ;) ;)

    [ July 25, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
     
  8. kylew

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    I think it was the least he could do. Now if we could arrange for Jean Chretien to give you $461.19 we would be in business :)
     
  9. kimmie

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    I had a good laugh Kyle. Thanks.

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  10. kokopuffs

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    Spoons, again, the electrical problems have been corrected. KA got a new supplier for electrical components that have eliminated those problems. The gears make a subtle whirring noise and the plastic handle attached to the lever that elevates the bowl vibrates a little. That noise was alleviated by applying a little grease underneath the handle proper.
     
  11. lobster

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    To KyleW - I got my 'refund' from the IRS yesterday (and applied it to my Kenwood purchase). You may be interested to know that the notice they sent me prior to the check (the one that tells you what to expect) stated I'd get '$300.00'. Actually, they sent me $299.99. A small thing? Take a penny away from enough people, it's quite a savings! Sneaky...
     
  12. kylew

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    OK, I guess I can live with paying $00.39 for my new Kenwood 7QT, 650 Watt Stand mixer :) I agree with you about the penny however.
     
  13. spoons

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    Just picked up a Kenwood at my Williams Sonoma last nite. $249.99

    I already have the pro kitchenaid, wanted to try the 6 qt. But, Heard it made too much noise, and also the switch gets stuck.

    For that price, I couldn't pass up the 7 qts. I'll try it today, let you guys know.
     
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    I just ordered the Kenwood mixer from Williams-Sonoma. What a great deal(I think)! I did some research and that exact same model is being sold for over $800 at some retailers! I was planning on buying a KA because I got the infectious bread bug that's going around and it's getting too painful for me to make bread completely by hand. Thanks for the tip Brook!
     
  15. kimmie

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    Welcome to the breadbakers' club, Risa!

    Don't hesitate to post your ... hesitations??

    :D
     
  16. isa

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    That's great Risa I am happy for you. Have you decided on your first loaf? :)
     
  17. kylew

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    My $00.39 Kenwood 7QT 650 Watt stand mixer has just arrived!
     
  18. kokopuffs

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    Waddya' want, a cookie?
     
  19. kimmie

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    Fabulous, Kyle. Now you'll bake a storm!


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  20. risa

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    First loaf for the machine? hmmm.. maybe a rye bread. I bought rye flour a few weeks ago before my wrist really started hurting. The bad thing about being in the breadbaker's club is that I don't eat much bread. I still have a challah sitting in the freezer from when I baked it three weeks ago. Oh well, my co-workers and neighbors will love me.