K-Mix Kitchen Blender
The time had come. My old blender sat sadly on the side with a cracked spout and a chipped base. The numbers had long worn away and its best days were long behind it. With a slight sense of melancholy for my well-used kitchen helper, I took the plunge and upgraded to another model that I’d had my eye on for quite a while…
Kenwood has long been known as the king of kitchen mixers and today they manage to combine pure good looks with exceptional quality in the ‘Kenwood kMix Blender’.
I admit it, I was stupidly excited to lay my hands on this little beauty, I just love the industrial retro look and this fitted my needs, as well as my kitchen, perfectly. I think you’d be pleasantly surprised by just how much weight there is in the nicely compact unit..the base is extremely sturdy and strong, much like the stunning nostalgic appearance, the quality is something you don’t see that often anymore. Even the lid is strong and tough, featuring a removable middle section, where you can feed dry food items through, a bit at a time.
The glass jug is very thick and reflects the retro look of the rest of the unit. Comfortable to hold (not too heavy), it sits simply on the base without any faffing around and just does what it’s meant to do. I felt sure there were more complex instructions to setting up the blender but it appears it’s really that easy, open the box, put the jug and lid on the base…and off you go!
The dial is simple to operate, classy and smooth. It has a number of different speeds depending on the items you want to blend. There are two silver buttons on the base – one is a pulse control and the other is a power button (there is a small, bright light over the dial/knob which comes on when powered).
My first use of this was actually to blend dried cauliflower..not the easiest of jobs but it worked a treat..if you were interested in just why I felt the need to have a mountain of minuscule cauliflower, feel free to take a look at my attempt at the Slimming World, cauliflower pizza recipe.
“Apologies to my old plastic blender but it just didn’t compare. This blender is built to last and is well worth the relatively cheap price. It’s strong, good looking and comes in a stunning range of colours. If it’s possible for a kitchen blender to be sexy…it is.”
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