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I’ve been contemplating whether to get a better mixer cos the current one I’m using which is a Philip stand mixer has been with us for 20 years! Of course we weren’t using it that frequent but it’s definitely showing signs of slowing down and the motor get real hot after whipping egg white to stiff peak stage, in fact the tip of the metal beater (near to the motor) is so hot for holding that I’ve to use a cloth to hold it before I can remove. So I’ve always give a 2nd thought to a recipe when it calls for creaming, whipping cream or egg whites.
Kitchen Aid is definitely one baker’s dream machine, I just love the pink!
Well, Kenwood recently launches a new entry level stand mixer Kenwood Prospero Mixer – KM260 at a more affordable price of S$368 (additional $60 off if you buy before Aug 31). It’s half the price of a KA. I couldn’t find any reviews on this and it’s just so tough to make such decisions! I couldn’t decide if I shld get this or the KA.
Differences between the 2
1. KA has 10 speed whilst Kenwood has 5 speed
2. KA is 325 watts and Kenwood is 600 watts thou I dunno if this is a fair comparison.
3. Similar capacity of 4.3L bowl size.
4. Comes with same set of accessories – flat beater, whisk and dough hook but KA accessories e.g. dough hook look more sturdy and the material is also “thicker”.
5. Kenwood is capable of beating up to 8 egg whites, not sure about KA.
6. Kenwood has an additional blender attachment.
7. I’ve not seen how the KA flat beater works but I saw the Kenwood flat beater moves in a 15 degrees rotation meaning the batter on the sides (even those being push up higher to the wall) is taken care of.
8. Acceptable noise level
I went for the demo the other day …
1. They were preparing cupcakes batter with a 250g butter, no problem with that amount moreover I seldom prepare that huge amount.
2. They fold in the flour using the lowest speed which is what I hope, dump all in and leave the machine to do everything – I know what a lazy baker I am 😛
3. The cupcakes were baked and serve after the demo, it’s so fluffy! I believe it have to do a lot with the creaming time, I’m going to try that recipe and see if I got the same result!
Anyway, this little popular machine is out of stock at several electrical shops. Even on the 1st day of the demo, they are left with only 5 pcs. I believe a lot of pple is grabbing this opportunity!
Argh … how? KA or Kenwood?