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Kenwood kMix Hand Blender HB891 Review

Verdict

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Pros

  • Loads of attachments make it versatile
  • Different speeds settings are useful
  • Looks great thanks to premium build

Cons

  • Taxing to use due to heavy weight
  • Some attachment confusing to use

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £119.99
  • Five speed settings
  • Comes with cutting, grating, slicing and whisking tools
  • 700W power output

At A Glance
The Kenwood kMix is
the most expensive hand blender in our round-up and it comes with the
most attachments. Indeed, the Kenwood kMix is more a blender and food
processor in one. The food processor bowl comes with a cutting blade, a
grating and slicing attachment that can shred a lettuce with ease, and
it also comes with a whisk and two different sizes of 700W stem hand
blenders – a large one for industrial soups or a smaller one for
miscellaneous tasks.

This makes it fairly intimidating when you
first set it up as the kMix and all of its attachments can be assembled
upon a special display stand that looks fairly impressive in the
kitchen.

We Like
The kMix has an easy locking system
that makes it easy for you to change accessory and safe for use at high
speeds. All of the blades use a 700W motor and the Kenwood TriBlade
technology, and we can assure you that all of them cut anything down to
size with ease and speed.

There are five different speed
settings to use, and the various blades and food processing combinations
allow a bit more control over how smooth the mixture ends up than other
hand blenders we’ve tested.

You simply have to twist the top of
the kMix to change the speed and there’s just one button to turn the
blender on. It’s easy to use and grip, too.

The kMix also looks
great. Its aluminium and stainless steel design has a pleasing retro
charm and the build quality is top-notch.

 

Kenwood kMix Hand Blender HB891

We Don’t Like
The
premium materials that Kenwood has used to make the kMix have an
unfortunate side effect: it’s heavy. The kMix is a heavy gadget on its
own, and when you attach either of the stem hand blenders, it can be
pretty taxing on your wrist.

As mentioned before, the kMix is a
bit intimidating and its not immediate how the slicing and grating
attachment functions, but there’s a great instruction manual that we’d
actually recommend giving a read. There’s a selection of recipe
suggestions too.

Should You Buy It?
If you’re willing
to shell out a whopping £120, the Kenwood kMix is certainly worth it.
There’s a variety of attachments to tackle any culinary task and it’s
very easy to use.

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