Marvels of the Kenwood Chef

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by teuchter, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    My mum was a cook when I was a kid and she used something very similar but many times bigger made by Hobart at full load (about 30kg of spuds) it sounded like a jet at takeoff.
     
  2. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    We had Three of them. Seriously! An expanding cottage business evolved from these things. I remember being most impressed by the milk separator - in went the whole milk, out came cream and skimmed milk in separate pots. Then you could beat the cream to make butter and butter milk.

    If I ever have my own permanent/long term kitchen a Kenwood Chef will be a priority.

    --/ We had just one Hobart. Possibly made Five Kenwood Chefs redundant.
     
  3. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Yeh, I remember those, they had one for the school kitchen ... boy, what a noise !
    Not to mention the size of the boiler for cooking them.

    I was on the school council, and as you can imagine, one of the complaints was the contents/quality of the school dinners. As a result I was one of those invited to observe (and even help a bit) the preparation/cooking and planning(budgeting) for dinner one day - I think we all saw a day, but only a few at a time. That was an interesting and enlightening experience.
     
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  4. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I understand, from doing "robust" research, that mine is better than yours.
     
  5. existentialist

    existentialist It could always be worse.

    I have two. But one is in need of some TLC - the bush on the speed control shaft seems to be such that it turns of its own volition.
     
  6. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Elephants think I’m cute #brap

    I had an ex like that.

    Www.instantrimshot.com
     
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  7. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    After the comparison to your ex - I'm wary of looking at that link.
     
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  8. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    we got a kenwood chef, it does amazing buttercream icing :cool:
     
  9. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Here's Ken Wood, founder of Kenwood.

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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    and here's kenwood, his house

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  11. Wilf

    Wilf Aghast.

    We had one when I was a kid. Am I right in thinking the liquidiser thing is a bastard to clean, in that the gloop you are liquidising comes into contact with the gubbins under the blue plastic flap on the top when you use it?
     
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  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yes
     
  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    it is designed for adults to use and ime not for children to wash up
     
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  14. Wilf

    Wilf Aghast.

    We now have one of those hand held liquidisers that redistributes the half liquidised splodge onto your shirt, specs and cupboards. :mad:
     
  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    ah, the pollock
     
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  16. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I see James May recently disassembled a mixer very similar to mine.

    Food Mixer, Series 2, James May: The Reassembler - BBC Four

    Some reminiscences from a former kenwood employee

    James May, you are mistaken sir! -
     
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  17. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

  18. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    And it was re-designed by Kenneth Grange (one of the founders of Pentagram) in 1960, who also designed, amongst other things, cameras for Kodak, pens for Parker and the front of the InterCity 125.

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  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    any relation to the inter city firm?

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  21. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I inherited a Kenwood Titanium Major. It came with a burnt out motor and control board, which cost about £120 and a few hours work. It's a really nice mixer.

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    Titanium Major KMM020 Kenwood Machine | Kenwood Kitchen Accessories

    The first thing I made was profiteroles.
    I'd never made choux pastry before, and decided to give it a go... They were amazing!

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  22. existentialist

    existentialist It could always be worse.

    Control boards do seem to be a weak point. The one on our (first) one failed, but you can get a kit (or complete board) to repair or replace it. I think we got ours from these people: Kenwood Chef A901 KM200 Motor spares
     
  23. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Can people please stop posting pictures of Titaniums as I now want one and they are £500. :mad:
     
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  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    This was The Chef whilst I was dismantling and cleaning it the other day

    Screen Shot 2017-02-14 at 22.40.06.jpg
     
  25. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    This is the current situation. The replacement parts have arrived (cog, grease, feet) and I will now attempt to reassemble.

    Screen Shot 2017-02-14 at 22.40.59.jpg
     
  26. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    That black thing on the left of the first picture looks like one of those extruded plastic things that Waitrose pack ripe & ready avos in. :confused:
     
  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Yes, it is not part of the machine.
     
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  28. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    :D
     
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  29. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    Snarking apart, that's a nice job you are doing.
     
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  30. existentialist

    existentialist It could always be worse.

    I bet it is. I bet teuchter has finally revealed his less-than-dour side...he's a secret avocado-smotherer :D
     

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