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The Complete Kenwood Chef Collection
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:55 AM
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This post is going to be a complete collection of ALL Kenwood Chef threads here on Old Style. Please do not add any posts or questions into this Index Thread but do your best to choose from the many threads below one which is most closely related to your query and by all means join that one.

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Old 18-01-2007, 11:21 PM
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Kenwood Chef - Model Identification/Buying

Kenwood Chef - how do I find which model I have?

Please help me identify what model this Kenwood chef is...

Kenwood Chef, old or new? (purchase an old model or buy a new model)

Kenwood Chef Advice (Buying old one)

Old Kenwood Chef £55 - is it good value? Advice appreciated

Kenwood mixer to buy or or not to buy???

Kenwood Chef - Prices and vs Kitchenaid

Help pls with different kenwood chef models

Kitchenaid lookalike

Kenwood Chef mega bargain! (Price of Kenwood)

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Old 15-03-2011, 11:15 AM
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Im bumping this thread as have just aquired a 701 KC and am pleased to realise that I'm not the only person who does what my daughter has christened 'the Kenwood Chef dance'

I haven't actually had chance to do anything other than clean it up and run it for a few seconds. ( and gaze at it and stroke it ) Ive even cleared a space on the worktop for it.
Hopefully I'll get to try it before I have to do my red nose day baking.

Supposed to be on my way to bed now as have been working for past two nights but have been trawling the net or all things Chef.

PS, OP please feel free to move my reply to somewhere you think more suitable, so many threads to choose from.

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Old 15-03-2011, 10:07 PM
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I can't move your post but probably someone will be along soon who can
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Old 26-09-2011, 2:10 PM
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Default Kenwood A929 shredder speed- Help!

Hi - this is going to sound like SUCH a dumb question.. but how fast should the Kenwood Chef A929 "high speed" shredder go? I was recently given an A901 and I bought the shredder/slicer to go with it. Tried it out yesterday. OMG!!! I have 2 different food processors already, but this is terrifying! My cucumber was cut so fine due to the speed it was practically liquidised. After a stream of very unladylike expletives and recovering from the shock, I tried again, with a carrot. This shredder went through 2 3-inch bits of chunky carrot in about half a second. It was genuinely scary. I am wondering if this can possibly be right. It feels 'dangerous' and although I am no wimp I am not keen to use the shredder again.

Is anyone able to advise on this? I am wondering whether the chef itself is starting at an elevated speed as I have noticed that it increases in speed from setting 1 to setting 6 and then doesn't go any faster through speeds 6, 7, 8 and Max. Maybe the speed control is out of whack and it is starting at speed 4, for instance? But I have no comparison. The planetary action whisk holder is making around 2 rotations per second at speed 1 if that gives an idea.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:24 PM
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Default Fitting belt and greasing an A701A


Hopefilly this may help someone. I've just got an old Kenwood Chef A701A from ebay. It all works but when I was running the whisk attachments it sounded a bit rough. It seems to be fairly standard for the old ones be making a bit of a noise when coming from ebay

After quite a lot of searching around the net I finally found out that this is often caused by a lack of grease or a belt that needs replacing.

To test this - I removed the cover where the blender goes - this turns off the whisk part and it then ran nice a quiet - so issue was likely either the belt or gearbox.

Now luckly not only are parts available via both ebay and partsmaster (There's a 10% code on the MS forum from 2007 that still works) - but they are also VERY Easy to fit.

I have purchased a new belt (about £6 and some food grade grease £9 from ebay - I searched for kenwood grease).

So how to Grease.

1. Open up the mixer as if you were going to change the whisk etc (you know push the button on the side and the whole thing pivots up).

2. Unscrew the 4 screws that you call see on the underneath of where the whist goes into - on mine it's a big blue plate and then the cover will come off. There is a felt filter that may need a clean or replacment. Take that off. - The big grey cover you now see is the gearbox.

3. Find the big penny size screw and undo it - GREASE goes in here if it looks full - don't believe it unless it was serviced - as because the hole is underneath it will collect whatever grease is left in - mine looked full on first inspection. I used a smallish funel and it fitted the hole perfectly - then I slowly added grease over a good few hours (To do this I found it easier to turn the whole unit upside down and prop it up so it doesn't fall over - also I did a one point put the whole unit on it's nose to let the grease get right in - I did that after i'd added about half the grease - with the screw done up) and then put it back on it's back opened up the screw and added more - mine took nearly they whole 100g.

You can try heating the grease to get it in a bit easier -but i left mine at least a few hours for each top up as i was not in a rush.

4. Now put it back together and try it - mine now sounds brilliant !

How to replace the belt.

1. Take of the top as if you were adding a blender - that's the big cover on the top at the back (use the leaver to release it) and remove the cover right on the front (The one that looks a bit like a handle with writing on it - that sits above where the whisks etc go.
2. Unscrew the three screws around the metal ring.
3. Remove the ring and now the top will come off.
4. To replace the belt just turn the belt by holding it near the big wheel and slowly ease it up - near the big wheel - to put on the new one reverse.
5. Then put the cover back on, the ring and the screws etc.
Job down.

Hope this helps someone

Finally I've just had a quick look at the A901 and the KM Series and they seem to have a greasing point on the gearbox - but it looks like a red plastic bung - I assume it's grease as you can buy A901 grease - but I can't confirm this so someone else maybe able to confirm it.

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Old 29-12-2011, 2:23 PM
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I have an ancient 1976 Kenwood Chef Electronic model and found this site, which has been a godsend for spares and other stuff.
Kenwood Chef Restore in Bridgwater

They are very helpful and prompt. The lid to my ancient liquidiser attachment got snapped (someone strong doing washing up???) and I got a new one. Brilliant.
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:51 PM
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Kenwood Chef Attachments

Kenwood Grain Mill. Is it any use?
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Default Kenwood Chef Major new design dough hook

Hi. I have a Kenwood Chef Titanium, bought about 3 years ago but I think it's still the current model.

I use it for breadmaking with the dough hook, which on the whole is good, but the dough does ball up and need scraping down throughout.

Someone mentioned to me the other day, that with the new MAJOR models they've redesigned the hook to combat balling - changed the shape completely.

Does anyone have any info on this? I want to know if Major attachments will fit my Chef Titanium.

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