This might sound a bit silly but since my husband purchased me this machine im wondering how i managed without one
as a hand mixer user i was justifying the price of this product - even though it was a gift from my husband.
Lets start with the packaging - its very modern sleek black (don't know if different colours of this mixers have different colour boxes ) with KMIX writing on it - product is nicely packed - with easy and clear instruction manual , handy recipe book and leaflet with information about additional attachments -packed in a black folder. in the box you have a mixer ,splash guard stainless steel bowl (5L Non-stick Coated Aluminium ) ,A key -to adjust height of the attachments , spatula, splash guard and 3 attachments : K Beater, balloon whisk and dough hook .
At first glance the KMIX standalone mixer (or kitchen machine ) aluminium body with black top part of the mixer looks very sleek modern and sexy :)
As i have a small kitchen i do like to have nice looking appliances out on display (if there is no way to hide them) - i have received a lot of positive comments how good it looks ,.
It looks as good as it works, The aluminium body and 500 W motor with 6 Max Speed settings with fold function works like a dream , and its well made. i have used this machine on average 3 times a week for just over a year to prepare dough for bread and cake mixs etc etc.the bowl is large enough to mix for large quantities of cakes .I like the fact tha is very safe to use mixer will stop when the top of the mixer is removed (lifted) and it will slowing down when new ingredients are added gradually into the bowl.
I have always struggled to make a perfect dough for the bread - but thanks to this machine i can see a real improvement with quality and taste of my home made bread , same with cakes .some of other people have complained that the cake mixture is being left at the bottom - i had no problems as i have adjusted my tools correctly.The splash guard is a very handy gadget that attaches easily ( this is the only acrylic part of the mixer accesories found in the box ) it has a small opening to put your ingredients in (very handy when it comes to icing sugar) . it washes well . i was a bit scared that my shiny bowl might scratch easily - but it still looks brand new - . retailer claims that the bowl ,tools and splashguard are dishwasher safe but i cannot comment on it as i don't own a dishwasher .
The kitchen machine itself its quite large (Size: 22.3cm Long, 36.1cm Wide and 34.9cm High )and heavy (8. kg) - but that is a good thing as it wont " wander around " my kitchen worktops. as the mixer sits on my worktop rather than in a cupboard.I find myself using it more than i was using my hand mixer ( as sometimes i couldn't be bothered to take it out).
There are a range of additional attachments you can purchase for your kmix , Such as ; pasta maker ,, multi food grinder , flat pasta roller ,tagliatelle pasta cutter , trenette pasta cutter , taglioni pasta cutter and spaghetti pasta cutter . - i haven't purchased any of them yet.
what i have noticed is that the kmix attachments are a bit more expensive than the kenwood chef attachments and there isn't as many as the chef on the market at the moment.
So if you'r looking for a kitchen machine that not only looks good but also is a "work horse" - buy it !! , and you wont be disappointed.
With its ergonomically designed body and controls conveniently placed at the front the kMix Stand Mixer is not only stylish but easy to use. All attachments are used at the front of the machine making them quick and easy to fit.With a 5 litre Stainless Steel bowl 500 watt power and planetary action the kMix will work with large quantities perfectly. For delicate mixing there is a unique fold function that mixes at an extra slow speed allowing ingredients to be perfectly incorporated without losing air that is important for baking mixtures.The kMix Stand Mixer brings together form and function ensuring the most simple to the most indulgent recipe can be created. Choose from our traditional colours Almond and Peppercorn and make a statement in your kitchen with the kMix stand mixer and other matching kMix products in the range.