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Stand Mixer Recommendations

Post by wannamove » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 1:59 pm

Bakers and Chefs - is there a brand you recommend? I always dreamt about owning the KitchenAid mixer but there seems to be so many brands and options available in Singapore. I would really love to hear your views on the same

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Post by nutnut » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 2:28 pm

You simply cannot 'beat' a Kenwood Chef! It is the ultimate in stand mixer...

Kitchen Aid are also good though ;)


Oh, looks like Kenwood have brought a new one out too! Cooking Chef, looks interesting!
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Post by Zeenit » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 2:37 pm

Kenwood Chef gets my vote.
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Post by nutnut » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 2:43 pm

My mum has had the Kenwood chef for over 25 years and it's still going strong! it's unbreakable (well, when she got the plastic bowl, since she broke the porcelain one ;) ) My wife is desperate for one, but they are about $1K which seems expensive!

Maybe next Christmas ;)
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Post by wannamove » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 8:12 pm

$1K for a Kenwood Chef standmixer - I am not sure if I can justify that this year atleast ? The Kitchenaid costs arund 300 USD - what is the difference? Anyone tried both and has a comparison?

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 9:12 pm

My mum has a Kenwood Chef, the same one I used to help her make cakes with 40 years ago! And it's still going strong. It has the original stainless steel bowl.

Reminds me that during the 1970's (era of the 'butter mountain') we had an attachment that you could put on the front and if you added milk and molten butter together it came out as cream!

Also has a mincing attachment for doing meat.

Wouldn't surprise me if it was originally a wedding present of theirs, from over 50 years ago now. They didn't even have a fridge at that time so there's no way they would cost S$1000 (adjusted for inflation) in the UK. Ironically Kitchen Aid is needlessly expensive in the UK as it has brand cache...

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Post by nutnut » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 9:56 pm

My mums chef was a prize from the 1960s! From my grandfathers work for best salesman! So yep, it's about 50 years old too!

They have always been very expensive in the UK too!
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Post by nutnut » Thu, 15 Dec 2011 9:58 pm

wannamove wrote:$1K for a Kenwood Chef standmixer - I am not sure if I can justify that this year atleast ? The Kitchenaid costs arund 300 USD - what is the difference? Anyone tried both and has a comparison?
You get what you pay for! Kitchen aid are great though! Really good!
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Post by wannamove » Fri, 16 Dec 2011 5:30 am

I had a 400$ budget now with all the Kenwood Chef recommendations I am tempted to splurge!

hmmm

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Post by nutnut » Fri, 16 Dec 2011 8:37 am

If you don't get the cooking chef then it's more like your budget! I guess if you don't cook a lot of stuff that needs stirred constantly (fudge etc) then you don't need that facility anyway, so it's money for old rope :) The normal Chef is excellent.
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Post by wannamove » Fri, 16 Dec 2011 9:50 am

nutnut wrote:If you don't get the cooking chef then it's more like your budget! I guess if you don't cook a lot of stuff that needs stirred constantly (fudge etc) then you don't need that facility anyway, so it's money for old rope :) The normal Chef is excellent.
Now you are giving me hope! I cook a lot but do not think I would ever use a cooking chef. I want a stand mixer that will make my pizza doughs and cake batter and stuff like that. I am thinking of a lower end Chef.

Looks like quite some stores in Singapore carry them. I am going to start looking around this weekend.

On another note, are there any shopping sale/discounts around the Lunar new year like you see around Christmas? What is the best time to buy appliances and get the best deal

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Post by nutnut » Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:11 am

To bench mark the UK price for a Classic Kenwood Chef is around $500 Sing.
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