All joking aside, the sheer number of options available for consumers and cooks can be overwhelming. Sure, it sounds like a simple choice: one is made by KitchenAid and the other is made by Kenwood. But there are more differences than meets the eye. What you might not know, but most people don’t, is that KitchenAid was originally Kenwood’s competitor. This article reveals all in a side-by-side comparison of the two mixers: their specifications, features, mixing performance and other extra perks included. When deciding which mixer to choose between these two highly rated models, consider how each will impact your kitchen (and how long you plan on using it).
A Quick Review of the Rivals
KitchenAid Model KSM150PS
The KitchenAid KSM150PS seems to have all of the bells and whistles you might be looking for in a mixer, at least according to its current Amazon rating and customer reviews. This standing mixer comes with professional styling, including five color options (black, white, red, pale blue and silver), a power cable, as well as a wire whisk and dough hook. Its stainless steel bowl can be used with all stand mixers attachments. The three-quart bowl is detachable and has a pouring shield to help keep your hands clean while uncovering.
The splash guard on the entire power base helps prevent messes and spills, whether hand tensioned or using the power cord. It is also incredibly easy to use: simply set the speed control to low, medium or high speed and feed ingredients into the bowl through the large opening on top.
Another alluring feature of this mixer is its versatility, which you can see in some of its extra options. For example, it comes with a food grinder attachment that allows you to create fresh breadcrumbs and even grind coffee beans. This mixer also comes with a Specialty Eletric Kneading Attachment, which is similar to its predecessor’s Dough Hook (which can still be purchased separately). The handle of this attachment lets you knead dough and make bread in a long slow motion for perfect results. Another attachment, which is available for purchase separately, is a Mortar and Pestle Attachment designed to crush ingredients. There are also options to store the attachments in the mixer’s base when not in use.
There are a few extra features that come with this mixer, and you can use almost all of its attachments for multiple purposes. One of these extra features is the Pouring Shield, which is available for purchase separately. This pouring shield helps the user keep their hands clean while bowl covers are lifted and ingredients are added or removed.
What is a Kenwood Kmix?
Like the KitchenAid KSM150PS, the Kenwood Kmix also has a three-quart bowl. However, this model comes with only two color options: black or white. This stand mixer also has power cable, wire whisk and dough hook attachments available for purchase separately. It is a little bit shorter than the KitchenAid but has the same width. The bowl can also be used for multiple purposes, along with its other attachments.
This mixer’s bowl is made of metal and glass, which allows for clear visibility of ingredients being mixed in the bowl as well as when using attachments. This feature is especially helpful when using food coloring to make homemade candies or baked goods.
Is Kenwood as good as KitchenAid?
While both brands have many of the same features, it is important to remember that KitchenAid is no longer a competitor. As stated previously, KitchenAid and Kenwood both originally competed with each other. This article will compare their features in order to determine which mixer you should purchase.
What are the key differences between KitchenAid KSM150PS and Kenwood Kmix?
One main difference between these two models is in how the bowl covers are used. The bowl cover on the Kitchenaid model can be used for several purposes such as whipping egg whites, making pastry dough or using it as an ice cream scoop. However, it cannot be used for mixing cake batter like the one on the Kenwood model (which is available separately).
The motor on the Kenwood is also slightly bigger than that on the KitchenAid. Although this does not seem like a big difference, it really is. Not many people realize that most mixers today are made of plastic, which can often lead to a motor breakdown or failure. The Kenwood’s higher quality materials and carburized motor shaft (intended to stay cool throughout use) all help increase durability.
Another difference between these two models is in their attachments and parts. The KitchenAid model comes with three attachments: a dough hook attachment, a wire whisk attachment and a food grinder attachment. The food grinder attachment has the ability to be used with either hand-operated or power base models.
Where is Kenwood kMix made?
One question you might be asking yourself is where each mixer is made. This can often be an important deciding factor when choosing a new product, if you are looking for a mixer that will last.
Kenwood kMix mixers are made in China, while the KitchenAid mixers are made in the U.S., which reflects both the original companies’ locations. The newer models of KitchenAid KSM150PS Stand Mixer (as of this writing) was imported from Thailand with parts from Germany, Taiwan and China. The newer models of Kenwood Kmix (as of this writing) was made in China and Taiwan.
How do I know my mixer is broken?
Before you purchase a new mixer, take a close look at the machine’s bowl covers. If you notice any cracks or drips coming from them, it is likely your machine has experienced stress that has caused these parts to wear out. Another way to determine if your mixer will last is by checking the motor shafts for cracks or breaks. It is especially important to look for problems with these parts because they are usually made of plastic, which does not hold up well in high-heat environments like cooking stoves and ovens.
If your machine is still under warranty, you should contact the customer service department for help. You can also contact them if you want to find a similar mixer that has yet to go out of warranty. If your machine is no longer under warranty, or if it is simply no longer functioning the way it should, then you may want to purchase a new one.
What are the key differences between Hamilton Beach 63250 Mixer and Kenwood kMix?
Another difference between these two mixers is in their attachments. The Hamilton Beach Mixer comes with several attachments: dough hook, wire whisk, power hub/storage and a food grinder/mixer blade (available for separate purchase).
Who owns the Kenwood brand?
Kenwood is owned by the JFE Holdings Co., Ltd., which is an integrated supplier of hygiene and sanitary products. Their corporate offices are in Mizonokuchi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
How do I maintain my mixer?
The best way to maintain your mixer is to make sure it is cleaned after every use. While cleaning may not seem like a huge deal before you make a large batch of cookies or chocolate chip cookies for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, you will likely thank yourself later for taking the time. The combination of blood, sugar and grease on mixing equipment can lead to serious health risks if it is not cleaned soon after use.
Did Kenwood go out of business?
No, Kenwood Mixers are still being manufactured and sold today. In fact, they were re-branded as KitchenAid in 2009 in order to align the mixers with their new company name. However, all of the older models of KitchenAid mixers are still being produced.
Overall, both mixers are great options for your kitchen. KitchenAid KSM150PS Stand Mixer is better for those that want to use their machine for multiple types of recipes. Kenwood kMix is better for those that want a mixer that does not need to be used with any other parts and just has a built-in storage compartment.