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YMMV Kenwood 6.6L (7qt) Stand Mixer 299.97

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[Costco] YMMV Kenwood 6.6L (7qt) Stand Mixer 299.97

Saw it posted in this thread, but wanted to highlight it:

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Regular price on the Costco website is $450 ($500 back in 2019) and lowest price seen on amazon was $550 back in 2019

I've been looking for a stand mixer for a long time and from what I have read here are some pros/cons vs the kitchenaid classic/artisan

Pros for Kenwood:
- Better build quality, more metal and less plastic
- Stronger motor (800W vs 325W Artisan/250W Classic)
- Bigger capacity (7Qt vs 5Qt Artisan/4.5Qt Classic)
- Attachments are all metal (Dough Hook and Beater are Nylon Coated for the Kitchenaid Classic)
- Better $ for performance/capacity
- Costco Return Policy

Pros for Kitchenaid:
- Lighter, smaller and easier for storage
- More readily available attachments
- Sometimes cheaper ($200 a month ago for the classic)

Personally I think this is for individuals who bake at a minimum on a weekly basis, have the counter top space, and enjoy making bread/thick dough. The Kitchenaid Mixers will not come close to this for performance to dollar ratio, but I agree that this is overkill for the average person.

Reviews of the mixer:
https://www.everythingkitchens.com/kenw ... eview.html
https://www.everythingkitchens.com/kitc ... rison.html

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upvote for the analysis and comparison

it's a solid deal.
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I don't think the Kitchenaid attachments are plastic. They are coated which makes them dishwasher safe. The old ones get a lovely black oxidation coating on them when someone puts them into the dishwasher.
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This is a great deal. I'd be all over it if I still have the time for baking.
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mayhan wrote: I don't think the Kitchenaid attachments are plastic. They are coated which makes them dishwasher safe. The old ones get a lovely black oxidation coating on them when someone puts them into the dishwasher.
Ah your right! Sorry about that they are metal, but Nylon coated. Made the change in the post
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Anyone see this in Greater Vancouver?
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Orpheus wrote: Anyone see this in Greater Vancouver?
Item number in the picture: 1072771

Almost all Costco warehouse employees that answer the phone can tell you stock of items and in nearby warehouses.
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I just bought one, intending to supplement my ankarsrum.

First impression:

1. Tested the Kenwood with a 500g flour, 260ml water dough for scallion buns. The noise it made and the way the motor head wiggled made me very nervous. The dough turned out fine, but I'd be scared to do a larger batch in the Kenwood. I usually do 2.3kg dough for Neapolitan pizza in the ankarsrum in one batch.

2. Made an 8inch (4" tall) chiffon cake with 5 eggs. The meringue took longer than expected. Adding sugar through the plastic shield was easy. The cake turned out perfect. Since it took longer, I suspected the clearance between the whisk and the bowl wasn't optimal, so I adjusted it to be closer.

3. Made macarons using the adjusted whisk clearance. This tests small batch meringue capability as I only used 2 egg whites (72g). The meringue took 15minutes, longer than my usual time with the ankarsrum (~8-10min). Macarons turned out perfect.

My experience with this Kenwood is very similar to the KitchenAid 6qt bowl lift. They are great for regular home kitchens and offer excellent value. They'll last, as long as they are not frequently stressed by stiff or large batches of dough.
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I have an older version of this mixer and, while it's a solid unit, be forewarned that unless this unit takes a different model, the meat-grinder attachment (AT950A) is no longer available from Kenwood. There are a few out there on the secondary market but they're hard to find and very expensive.
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We have the kitchenaid classic bought for $120 when zellers was closing there locations out here and had sales and 50% off everything, now this one seems pretty nice and looks better. We dont have any attachments but wife did want the pasta one.Worth an upgrade or not so much since we already own the kitchenaid?
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I have the smaller version of this I paid for $350 which I thought was a smoking deal at the time. This is the best quality to price ratio I've seen for a home use stand mixer. Plus the Costco return policy in case you somehow blow it up. But don't count on finding any other attachments for it. Very difficult to source.
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blazed16 wrote: We have the kitchenaid classic bought for $120 when zellers was closing there locations out here and had sales and 50% off everything, now this one seems pretty nice and looks better. We dont have any attachments but wife did want the pasta one.Worth an upgrade or not so much since we already own the kitchenaid?
It's worth the upgrade. If you bake bread you can double the recipe with the Kenwood.
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Good thread, thanks for the comparison. I think this one has too much capacity for me, but otherwise seems like a great deal.
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It is worth every penny. I bought it last year at the full price on costco.ca and enjoyed it ever since.

It is a no-brainer at a .97 price in the warehouse.
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There were none in Marche Central either.
Are there any left in the Montreal area?
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Upvoted too for the details.
Some peoples might provide an explaination but the watts is not a good thing to compare between brands.
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Avalon127 wrote:
Personally I think this is for individuals who bake at a minimum on a weekly basis, have the counter top space, and enjoy making bread/thick dough. The Kitchenaid Mixers will not come close to this for performance to dollar ratio, but I agree that this is overkill for the average person.
Great deal.

For those who do NOT have tons of kitchen space, Bosch Compact MUM series is a good option. These little machines are extremely flexible, and with 400W power can do practically anything. Ours is almost ten years old, still going strong. The bowl size is smaller vs Kenwood, but the machine’s footprint is also tiny.
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