Kenwood is to launch the Kenwood Cooking Chef – the first kitchen machine that can cook food as well as mix.
The Kenwood Cooking Chef is similar to the Kenwood Chef but the new model will feature innovative induction heating under the bowl.
Which? has reviewed 29 food processors in its food processor reviews including the Kenwood Chef Classic KM336. You may also be interested in Which? reviews of hand blenders, hand mixers and jug blenders.
A kitchen machine is like a food processor but is much larger. They usually come with a big whisk, a dough hook and a beater.
Kenwood Cooking Chef kitchen machine
The Kenwood Cooking Chef, which is due to launch on 15 October, is claimed to cook at temperatures between 20°C and 140°C, which gives everything from gentle warming to a rolling boil.
Kenwood says that the Kenwood Cooking Chef can prove dough, temper chocolate and make stews, choux pastry, risottos and meringues. It can also steam vegetables by using a steam basket attachment which sits on the bowl.
The timing function allows you to set the cooking time on a countdown ranging from five seconds to three hours. You can change between the temperature and the timer display on the LCD screen.
Kenwood Cooking Chef launch
The Kenwood cooking chef also comes with ‘new, advanced bowl tools’. These include a power whisk, food processor, blender, dough hook and steamer basket. It has eight mixing speeds and three cooking stir speeds.
However, innovation and greater cooking flexibility come at a price, as the Kenwood Cooking Chef KM070 will be available for £999 from John Lewis in October.
For further advice about how to choose a food processor see our video guide to choosing a food processor.
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