The KENWOOD kMix stand mixer review – Overview
Product: Kenwood kMix KMX52G Stand Mixer
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
Guarantee: 5 Year warranty
Product rating: 4.5 out of 5 (according to 192 customer reviews)
After my last mixer which survived for only three years has broken down I decide to buy myself a better quality product.
I am always filled with envy every time I look at my mum’s mixer, which has an unbelievable capacity to help her from cooking to baking.
So by the time I came across to the Kenwood kMix stand mixer, I know that is what I have been looking for (hurray). And, this is why I think it’s a good time to write about this Kenwood kMix stand mixer review.
The kMix is undoubtedly a fantastic looking workhorse. When it comes to Kenwood we think of its strong product quality and brand reputation whose mixers are known to last for 20+ years.
Look at the generous 5-year warranty (which is the best of any stand mixer you can find on the market) and you will know the confidence they have in their product.
The Kenwood kMix stand mixer review – Features
The favourite point of mine regarding the kMix stand mixer is undoubtedly its gorgeous appearance. I would not say it is a light machine, which can be a hassle for anyone who often lifts their mixer in and out of a cupboard, but I definitely love showing it on my counter-top.
The kMix comes in a variety of colour and it can be confusing because each colour has their own model name. For example, the model name of my cream colour mixer is KMX52G. You may also check out mixers of other colours here.
This 8.7kg stand mixer has a 5-litre glass bowl that allows you to whip a hell lots of eggs at a time. It can handle up to 680g of flour, 1.3kg of bread dough or 2.7kg of cake batter, which is enough for two or three cakes.
One of its smart features is that it is able to maintain its speed under loading conditions, for example when eggs are added. The fact that it transitions gradually from a lower speed to a higher speed ensures that the ingredients stay in the bowl rather than spill.
It has a 500w motor and six-speed settings. One thing I particularly find attractive is its glass bowl that allows you to keep an eye on the mix and as you know, this is not very usual in other mixers.
With the spanner included, you can also easily adjust the height of the attachments so that anything at the bottom of the bowl is effectively included.
As many people would expect from a five-star mixer, the kMix does come with a splash guard. There is also a power outlet for you to add attachments such as meat grinder and pasta cutter.
Although its 500w motor does not support a great dough weight, the noise level is significantly lower when compared with other mixers with large motors.
For the sake of this Kenwood kMix stand mixer review, I will also give the kMix a fantastic mark in terms of ease of cleaning. The attachments that come together are K-lene coated. This is a special non-stick coating that allows an easier washing. Also, as they are non-stick, this means that together with the bowl, they are dishwasher safe.
There are three mixing attachments included in the delivery box of kMix:
- K-beater: for cakes, biscuits, pastry icing, mashed potatoes etc
- Ballon whisk: for eggs, cream, cheesecake etc
- Dough hook: for yeast mixture
Unfortunately, as you see here a creaming beater is not included. You can purchase one separately but I will not agree with this is cheap.
The other point worth mentioning is that due to the lower torque of the 500W motor, the maximum dough weight supported is only 1.3kg – one I would consider reasonably low.
My favourite is cake so I find it not an issue for me but if you do tend to bake large loaves and plan to use it a lot, I would recommend you to check out mixers like the Kenwood KM336.
Here I have attached an unboxing video so that you can get a clearer image of it.
Should you buy it?
In conclusion, is the kMix a stylish and practical combination? The answer, in short, is: YES.
I have learnt it in a hard way. Over the years I have spent quite a bit of money buying in mixers that just do not work in the way I expect.
Some of them failed to incorporate the ingredients at the bottom of the bowl, some of them are noisy, some of them simply failed to last long enough. I guess you have also encountered some of the problems I faced before.
I am personally a great fan of the Kenwood kMix and I believe that if you are going to spend huge money on such big-ticket item, it must be of high quality and should not be boring. If you know you are going to use it for long, I would highly recommend you to check out the kMix.
I hope you have enjoyed this Kenwood kMix stand mixer review. If you have any problem or want to share your thoughts with us, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below! 🙂