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    • dronid
    • By dronid 5th Oct 12, 11:05 AM
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    Kenwood Chef - Fun and Practical
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    • 5th Oct 12, 11:05 AM
    Kenwood Chef - Fun and Practical 5th Oct 12 at 11:05 AM
    I just got my Christmas present. It was a reduced Kenwood Chef Titanium KM010. Needless to say, even though it was reduced it will be my only indulgence this year!

    I think of it as Oldstyle as it will help me prepare home made food and hopefully make sure I can cut back on rubbish in preprepared food. That's my justification and I'm sticking to it!

    I also consider it moneysaving as I have had various blenders and food processors over the last few years which have just burnt out from overuse. On that basis alone if this machine lasts 5 years then I will have broken even.

    And now to be honest to myself I want to have a play! Has anyone got any advice, links to recipes or anything unusual or non-standard that you can do with this beast. Are there any other attachments that people have that they would recommend? This already has the food processor and the liquidiser.

    Does it have a tea making attachment that no-one talks about?

    Already made crumble and the flatmate made a spirrulina shake - he loves the taste of pond.

    I could make it better myself at home. All I need is a small aubergine...

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    • littlesnuggy
    • By littlesnuggy 18th Nov 12, 3:41 PM
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    Eeeeee I asked on Freecycle yesterday if anybody had one and someone replied straight away saying they'd collected one 18months ago from another user but hadn't got round to using it! Just picked it up - it's an A701A model that was apparently noisy but working. It needs a good clean before anything else and I'm looking for a manual online but first problem is I can't seem to get the arm to lift up. I'm pretty sure it's the silver button on the side that's meant to push in and release it but it's not budging - any ideas?
  • Rossy2692
    Eeeeee I asked on Freecycle yesterday if anybody had one and someone replied straight away saying they'd collected one 18months ago from another user but hadn't got round to using it! Just picked it up - it's an A701A model that was apparently noisy but working. It needs a good clean before anything else and I'm looking for a manual online but first problem is I can't seem to get the arm to lift up. I'm pretty sure it's the silver button on the side that's meant to push in and release it but it's not budging - any ideas?
    Originally posted by littlesnuggy
    Sorry no idea try googling it?

    Made a loaf tonight, its cooling atm, havent purchased bread since i got my chef! Love him!
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    • cowboymum
    • By cowboymum 19th Nov 12, 10:05 PM
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    Just ordered the same model from currys - thankyou!

    My kenwood died a few weeks back and I am slightly lost without it. I bought it for 21 about 5 years ago, and it was fairly ancient then. Was thinking about buying another second hand one, but lovely husband told me to get this one as it will get so much use.

    I use my for bread making, cakes etc. Its the only machine that I use on a regular basis (apart from my equally ancient food processor which comes out to chop up nuts for nut roast - feel a need for a kenwood attachment coming on!)
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  • Rossy2692
    Good to hear! I shall be mashing potato in it tonight! Haha am trying to try out as much as i can with it! Just love it! Another succesful loaf last night!
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  • Rossy2692
    Tody will be making bread rolls for tea tonight Made mash in it yesterday and everyone was impressed so thats a keeper!
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  • lisa1234831
    Hi does anyone know what the diference is between the kenwood chef and the prospero please? i am looking to buy one but would really like the ice cream maker atachment does anyone know if it will go on a prospero please?

    Thank you
    Lisa x
  • Rossy2692
    Hi does anyone know what the diference is between the kenwood chef and the prospero please? i am looking to buy one but would really like the ice cream maker atachment does anyone know if it will go on a prospero please?

    Thank you
    Lisa x
    Originally posted by lisa1234831

    After a bit of googling the prospero does not have an icecream maker attachment and they have no plans to introduce one, the Chef has one available i would imagine the differance in machines is down to preferance, from what i can tell the prospero airs on size, compact machine compared to the chef Hope this helps a little
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    • Badrick
    • By Badrick 21st Nov 12, 2:27 PM
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    Badrick
    I'm looking for a manual online but first problem is I can't seem to get the arm to lift up. I'm pretty sure it's the silver button on the side that's meant to push in and release it but it's not budging - any ideas?
    Originally posted by littlesnuggy
    The silver button should push in, it sometimes helps if you press down on top of mixer head at front while pressing button, as head is spring loaded.
    You can see the mechanism if you turn it upside down (unplugged), maybe it needs a drop of oil or the guide bar (curved bar with slot) is bent to one side.
    Hope that helps.
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  • Rossy2692
    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/kenwood-premier-chef-kmc510-kitchen-machine-4-6l-1000w-white-03140919-pdt.html

    Now THIS is a bargain!!! This is my lil guy love! love! love! him
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  • lisa1234831
    After a bit of googling the prospero does not have an icecream maker attachment and they have no plans to introduce one, the Chef has one available i would imagine the differance in machines is down to preferance, from what i can tell the prospero airs on size, compact machine compared to the chef Hope this helps a little
    Originally posted by Rossy2692
    Thank you very much for that Hun think il get a chef it seems to have more attachments and I really want the ice cream one :-)

    Thank u xx
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 22nd Nov 12, 5:47 PM
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    Originally posted by Rossy2692
    You are such a bad influence!

    I was happily looking on ebay for a used K series mixer, then I followed this link.

    Happy to say I am now the proud owner of my very own, brand new bad boy!

    I am squealing like the squealiest thing you ever heard
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  • Rossy2692
    You are such a bad influence!

    I was happily looking on ebay for a used K series mixer, then I followed this link.

    Happy to say I am now the proud owner of my very own, brand new bad boy!

    I am squealing like the squealiest thing you ever heard
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Whooohooooo!!! May you have many happy years!!! p.s i offer no apologies
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 22nd Nov 12, 7:40 PM
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    Mrs G is getting one of these for Christmas...

    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 22nd Nov 12, 8:03 PM
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    The originals are so very pretty
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  • Rossy2692
    Nice!!! What a piece of art!!!
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 23rd Nov 12, 10:05 AM
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    Both the chef and the major are in Amazon's Black Friday deals today if anyone has been considering a new purchase. The chef is about 190 and the major about 300 I think, so both about 100 cheaper than usual. I think you need to order today though.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 23rd Nov 12, 10:37 AM
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    Having planned what I'm going to bake this weekend (pandan cake, bakewell tarts, bread and a chocolate cake in DD's new heart shape tin ) I've realised I could really do with another bowl.

    Does anyone know if the A series bowls fit on the KM series machines? There are plenty of A series bowls on ebay at a reasonable price, the newer ones are soooo expensive!
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    • Justamum
    • By Justamum 23rd Nov 12, 1:10 PM
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    I was in Currys today to buy my son's ipod for Christmas, and they have the 510 in there for 179. I'm tempted, I'm tempted!

    In fact I'm thinking of going in tomorrow to buy one Ages ago my mum gave me some money to buy myself some clothes. I hate buying clothes. Normally when she gives me money for myself it usually ends up being spent on everyone else but me, but I think I might treat myself, and slowly buy the accessories that I might need (I quite fancy making my own pasta).

    I will keep you informed

  • Rossy2692
    Whoohoo so much exciting things going on here!! Love this thread!! Bread kneading in mine at the mo! Chef 510 love love love it!!!
    Started my weightloss journey, its neverending!!

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    • littlesnuggy
    • By littlesnuggy 23rd Nov 12, 4:44 PM
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    Both the chef and the major are in Amazon's Black Friday deals today if anyone has been considering a new purchase. The chef is about 190 and the major about 300 I think, so both about 100 cheaper than usual. I think you need to order today though.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    I've been waiting for one (or a KitchenAid) to come up on the lightning deals all week but no sign I take it the ones you're referring to just have a special offer discount on at the moment.

    Assume it's this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kenwood-Classic-Kitchen-Machine-Silver/dp/B000Q7ZCFK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353688590&sr=8-1#productPromotions

    Looking at the specs the one linked to on Currys is 20 cheaper but potentially better?

    I still haven't been able to get my Freecycled A701A to lift up, but a local expert repair man has said he can service it for 30, which I suppose I'll do now I can't get a really really good deal on Amazon BF deals
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