Kenwood launches new Chef Sense stand mixerNew Kenwood mixer available at John Lewis

02 September 2014

Kenwood Chef Sense

The new Kenwood Chef Sense mixer launches at John Lewis

Kenwood is launching the new Chef Sense stand mixer at John Lewis, a reworking of its classic design.

The Chef Sense sits between the classic and premium Kenwood mixers, has a simplified design, and a number of small design improvements.

The new Kenwood Chef Sense is available now in John Lewis for £449.99. The larger Chef Sense XL costs £499.99.

To see how other Kenwood stand mixers fared in our rigorous tests, visit our stand mixer reviews. We have results for 25 Kenwood mixers including mixers from the Chef and kMix ranges.

Kenwood Chef Sense mixer

Kenwood has changed the design of the mixer's splashguard - it used to fit on the mixer head but now slides onto the bowl and is made from heavy duty tritan plastic, meaning you're mixture is less likely to fly out of the bowl. 

It's also changed the design to make extra attachments, such as the blender and meat grinder, easier to attach. However, an adaptor is available so older attachments are still compatible.

It also has an 'intelligent speed-regulation system' which senses the load in the bowl - Kenwood claims this optimises mixing performance. 

See how previous Kenwood mixers, such as the Kenwood kMix and Kenwood Chef Classic, have done in our tests. 

We will be including the Kenwood Chef Sense in our full stand mixer lab tests to find out how it compares to the other Kenwood mixers. But first, one of our researchers will be trying it out so we can bring you our expert opinion on it - check back soon for the review. 

Choosing the best stand mixer

First you need to decide if a stand mixer is right for you. Different food preparation machines excel at different tasks, so the type of kitchen appliance that best suits your needs depends on what you'll use it for. 

Visit our stand mixers FAQs for more information to help you decide, as well as our baking gadgets video.

Once you've decided whether a stand mixers is the best choice for you, visit our features explained section, which de-mystifies the various accessories available with stand mixers.

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