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Can new Kenwood mixer make you a star baker?

Which? tries the Kenwood Chef Sense stand mixer

Kenwood Chef Sense KVC5000

Kenwood claims its Chef Sense stand mixer will guarantee you amazing results every time

Kenwood’s new Chef Sense stand mixer is the priciest bar one of all the mixers we’ve reviewed and rated. To find out if it’s worth its hefty £450 price tag, we asked one of our resident home bakers to try it out on egg whites, cream and cake batter.

The popular Kenwood Chef Classic stand mixer has undergone some tweaks to create the new Chef Sense, which Kenwood says will help make home baking even easier.

Read on for a rundown of its key features, or head to our first look review of the Kenwood Chef Sense to get our verdict. 

A makeover for the Kenwood Chef Classic

The re-engineered mixer comes with a slightly larger mixing bowl than the original Chef Classic, but at 4.6 litres is a bit smaller than the popular Kenwood kMix models, which have a capacity of 5 litres.

The bowl itself has built-in handles, and measuring graduations in mililitres and cups marked on the inside, so you can pour ingredients straight into the bowl without weighing.

As well as a standard beater, a dough hook and a balloon whisk, this mixer also comes with a redesigned splash guard with an extra wide feed chute. 

Kenwood Chef Sense KVC5000: Which? verdict

Our researcher used the Kenwood Chef Sense to create a range of sumptuous desserts, including meringues, sponge cakes and whipped cream fillings. 

She said: ‘The wide-brim of the mixing bowl was a real plus; paired with the extra wide feed chute in the splash guard, I found it made adding ingredients easy and it really helped to minimise mess’. 

Make sure you check out our Kenwood Chef Sense review to get our expert view on whether it’s worth splashing out on, as we’ve uncovered Best Buy stand mixers for less than a quarter of the price. 

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