…which one is right for you in the Kenwood v KitchenAid debate?
Well it’s obvious I’m a Kenwood mixer girl and the truth is that if I ever end up buying another stand mixer…well let’s just say I’d end up eating my proverbial hat. I mean I haven’t hidden the reasons I have a Kenwood: a combination of romantic memories of my mum having one as I grew up and also because the Kenwood Major Titanium KM020, my mixer, suits me! It fits in perfectly with what I want to do when I bake and prepare food.
That being said, for those of you who are undecided and are wondering which way to go in the Kenwood v KitchenAid debate, this is what I’d say: use as much head as you can when deciding, but be prepared for plenty of heart to find its way into the decision making!
10 Facts in The Kenwood v KitchenAid Debate
- Kenwood Major Titanium has a 1500 watt motor, the KitchenAid Artisan has a 300 watt motor.
- Kenwood has a 6.7 litre bowl capacity the KitchenAid has a 4.7 litre bowl capacity.
- Kenwood has 4 power outlets, meaning you can regulate speeds easily, while the KitchenAid has 3.
- Kenwood comes with 4 bowl beaters and the KitchenAid comes with 3.
- Kenwood comes with liquidiser & food attachments, the KitchenAid has none.
- Kenwood has a tonne of attachments to expand the use of the unit, but then so does the KitchenAid!
- Kenwood looks good BUT the KitchenAid is hot, sexy eye candy and looks superb!
- Both have planetary mixing actions!
- Kenwood goes up to £599 – cheaper on Amazon.co.uk, the KitchenAid which you can get for approx £400!
- Kenwood is British and the KitchenAid is American! Nothing against our American cousins, who I love, but I’m from the generation who was brought up being told to buy British!
Anyway, them there’s the Facts in the Kenwood v KitchenAid debate. But as we all know facts don’t always figure as high as they should when it comes to buying a piece of kit like this. You spend time weighing things up, debating with yourself about what you actually need your stand mixer to do and what you can afford to spend, but somewhere along the line your reasoning becomes blurred and less focused. Budget and performance can go out the window and you just plain plump for just what looks good! To my mind the Kenwood doesn’t hold much of a candle to the KitchenAid in the looks department – but then that’s subjective isn’t it?
So, if you can take a step back and decide on performance alone then you should opt for the Kenwood, because it’s easy to use, has more options to grow and expand with you and the performance is far superior.
If you’re making your choice in the Kenwood v KitchenAid debate on budget, then the KitchenAid is cheaper than the Kenwood.
Now if you’re a looks person, hands down it’s going to be the KitchenAid – but as I said, that’s going to be if you’re into sexy smooth curves in the colour of your choice?
So, on that conclusion the KitchenAid would appear to come out on top of the Kenwood in the Kenwood v KitchenAid debate, but it really isn’t that simple is it?
I personally would buy a Kenwood every time, but that’s because it suits me and more than does with what I need it to do! And then there’s my emotional attachment to the Kenwood name. And I’ve heard it said that we base our buying decisions more on emotion than we do on facts and budgets!
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