A few weeks ago I attended an event showcasing the Kenwood Chef Classic Nostalgia Chef. The event was a chance to try out the machine and also have some fun. A friendly little baking competition ensued and the machines were put to good use. If you like your stand mixer with a bit of a retro vibe then this machine is worth a looksie, it evoked memories of mammies/grannies kitchens for a few people.
As a thank you for attending the event Kenwood gifted each person with a KMix Hand Mixer in the colour of their choice from the Brights collection. I chose the magenta one, I had to, it’s all pink and shiny. It couldn’t have come at a better time as the hand mixer I had bought when I moved into the house was on death’s door. Since receiving my kMix hand mixer I have used it several times each week and I am in the ultimate love with it.
The first thing I whipped up was my good old faithful Pavlova, and the egg whites whipped to stiff peaks in no time. Mary Berry uses Victoria sponge as her test recipe, it would seem Pavlova has become mine. I have since made everything from cake batters to croissant dough to mayonnaise with it, all with excellent results. I also caught Mr. LMUTB using it to mash bananas into a milkshake one day, don’t ask, and he’s has been banned from all future unsupervised use.
The kMix Hand Blender has a 350W engine, and certainly feels nice and powerful as it makes light work of creaming and whipping. To test out the dough hooks I made some croissant dough for my dossants and it wasn’t a bother to the machine. It is a little on the heavy side so you will need some spinach for your muscles. The rubber grip handle means that even with buttery hands, which I always have, I can mix without a problem. Two of my favourite features are the groove in the base to wind the cord around when not in use, and the little stand provided so that the mixer and attachments can be easily stored together. Oh and the rubber base that means it doesn’t slip if placed on a buttery surface, so that’s three of my favourite features. And I think we’ve established I get butter EVERYWHERE when I bake. The attachments are dishwasher safe and the machine body easily wipes clean with a damp cloth. I have been using my kMix hand mixer several times a week since receiving it and have not encountered a job that it does not handle with speed and ease.
I received my kMix Hand Mixer complimentary from Kenwood. This blog post was not requested and the opinion given here is my own. The kMix Hand Mixer retails at €75(RRP) and is available in several colours, in addition there are several kMix food prep machines available in the Brights collection. The Kenwood Chef Classic Nostalgia Chef retails at €349.99(RRP)