The Kenwood Chef is a classic piece of kitchen equipment that generations of cooks have used. It is a supremely competent mixer, but it is even much more than that. Its strength and enduring appeal come from its bullet proof ruggedness and its incredible versatility. The variety of attachments can do anything from making sausages to mixing cocktails.
The original Kenwood Chef was an industrial looking mixer. This design was reasonably successful in the fifties. However, a new product was needed for the 1960s. Ken Wood, the Managing Director of Kenwood, asked another Ken, Kenneth Grange, to restyle the Kenwood Chef.
Kenneth Grange took the basic mechanicals of the Kenwood Chef and gave it a sleek, new skin for the 1960s. Gone were the rounded curves of the fifties' design, and in their place was a modern, squared off look that gave the Kenwood Chef a high-tech desirability. The classic Kenwood Chef has stayed true to this original concept.
Initially the new design did not go smoothly. Late delivery of a new machine needed to manufacture the restyled Kenwood Chef resulted in a profits warning for Kenwood in 1960. However, sales picked up quickly once the new Kenwood Chef was in the shops.
The Kenwood Chef's styling set it apart from other domestic appliances. It was an aspirational object for 60s housewives. It was one of those rare objects that captured the mood of the times. In spite of the liberation of women, in the 60s cooking was still trendy. Top TV chef of the time, Fanny Craddock, emphasised the glamour of dinner parties and cooking at home. The Kenwood Chef gained the status of a luxury piece of kitchen equipment. The advertisements claimed: 'Is there anything the Kenwood Chef can't do?'.
The Kenwood Chef mixer introduced a revolutionary action. Its beaters moved in an elliptical orbit whilst rotating at the same time, as the planets go around the sun. The marketing men loved the high tech sounding 'planetary action'. The Kenwood Chef came with several mixing attachments, the K-beater, with the company's famous 'K' logo, a whisk and a dough hook for making bread.
The Kenwood Chef was capable of doing many tasks in the kitchen, including liquidising, peeling, mincing, slicing, shelling and extracting juice. Extra attachments could be purchased for these many tasks.
The original Kenwood Chef was not cheap. It cost 30 guineas in 1966 (around £400 in today's money). You could also get the original Kenwood Chef by saving Green Shield Stamps. The Green Shield Stamp Catalogue gave the Kenwood Chef the ultimate accolade, when they added it to their exclusive group of products called 'the finest in the land'.
Kenwood Chef Classic
The Kenwood Chef was such a ground breaking design in the sixties that it has not been bettered by anything more modern.
Nothing makes a sponge cake like a Kenwood. You can walk away and leave it to take care of the cake mixture whilst you get on with something else. The Kenwood makes light of Christmas, wedding and birthday cakes. It also makes fantastically light meringues.
The liquidiser can make great breadcrumbs, purees, soups and mayonnaise. The attachments are easy to fit and simple to use. The Kenwood is easy to clean and maintain.
The new Kenwood Chef Classic is a lightly restyled version of the original sixties version.
This Kenwood Chef Classic, right, from Amazon, includes the K beater, balloon whisk and dough hook, just like the original from the sixties. It also includes the liquidiser, which would have been bought separately with the original Kenwood Chef.
Kenwood Chef attachments
Kenwood Chef balloon whiskThe Kenwood Chef balloon whisk is used for whisking egg whites for meringues, omelettes, whipping cream and mousses and fatless sponge mixtures, like Swiss rolls. Its balloon shape allows the user to maximise the air incorporated into the mixture, thus making the texture light.
Kenwood Chef K beater
The Kenwood Chef K beater has the Company's distinct 'K' logo. It is used for mixing cakes and pastry. It is particularly good for rubbing the fat into the flour when making shortcrust pastry.
The K beater is also handy for mixing rich fruit cakes, like wedding cakes and Christmas cakes, as it takes the arm work out of stirring the heavy mixture.
Kenwood Chef dough hookThe dough hook is used for kneading dough for bread, pizza bases and pasta. It is a lot easier to use the dough hook than to knead the dough by hand and cuts the time taken on the task in half.
Kenwood Chef liquidiserThe liquidiser has a variety of uses including pureeing vegetables and fruit for soups and smoothies. It can also be used make bread crumbs and chop nuts.
Other attachments for the Kenwood Chef
The Kenwood Chef can support a remarkable array of attachments. The following have been available, or are still available today:
- High speed slicer and shredder
- Slow speed slicer and shredder
- Pasta maker
- Coffee grinder
- Can opener
- Multi mill
- Juice centrifuge
- Sausage adapter for use with the mincer
- Kebbe maker - for making the Middle Eastern dish, Kebbe
- Grain mill
- Bean and peel slicer
- Cream maker
- Citrus press
- Colander and sieve
- Kenlyte bowl (the standard Kenwood Chef bowl)
- 'D' shaped bowl
- Stainless steel bowl
Kenneth Grange also designed the Kenwood Chefette, a smaller, hand held version in 1966. This was a more affordable way to get some of the Kenwood Chef style in your kitchen. The Kenwood Chefette cost £11 16s in 1966, but a stand and bowl were £3 19s extra (still £150, for the Chefette without the bowl, in today's money - compare this with the prices of modern, hand held mixers). The Chefette had some of the features of the Kenwood Chef, such as several speeds of operation and it also came with a liquidiser. The Chefette did not have the build quality of the Chef, and did not last as well.
Boots also produced their own version of the Kenwood Chefette in the 70s. In the 70s, the Kenwood Chefette gained and orange and white colour scheme.
Kenwood Chef spares
You can get spares for the Kenwood Chef on eBay, whether you have a classic A701 or an A901 from the sixties or seventies or a more updated model.
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Your comments on the Kenwood Chef
"I've just been reading your website (which is great by the way - really interesting) and I wonder if you can help. I've just purchased an orange retro Kenwood Chef (A701 model) and have no instruction booklet. There is a note with it saying that the gearbox on top needs oil added, however, when examining it , it looks as if grease has been added instead of oil. Would you happen to know whether we add oil or grease?" Helen
Hi Helen. We do not have a manual for the Kenwood Chef A701. However, there is a manual for a Kenwood Chef A701 available for download see instructions-A701.pdf. There is also some discussion on Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert Forum see moneysavingexpert.com, about instructions for the Kenwood Chef. I hope this is of some help to you. Retrowow
"I have an orange Kenwood Chef which, to my great sadness, became very ill yesterday and I am looking for a specialist to repair him - and I do still have his booklet and it says 'the gearbox of your Chef us permanently packed with grease and no additional lubrication is necessary during its normal life'. Does anyone know of a good repair man in the south east? " Taff
"I have an oldie Kenwood Chef A700. I am looking for a Mixing Bowl, but I see only a Mixing Bowl for the A701. Is the Mixing Bowl for the A701 compatible and identical with the Mixing Bowl of the A700. Thank you for your answer." Jan
"I have an original 1950's Kenwood chef - in working order, with attachments. Anyone interested in buying this?" Cynthia Harris email: cynthiaharris2005 @yahoo.co.uk [remove the space]
"I have Kenwood Chef KM200, but I have lost my instruction manual book. pls send me if u can. thanks" Amjad
Hi Amjad. There is a manual for the Kenwood Chef KM200 on this site.
"I have just inherited a Kenwood Chefette Model No. A340, but do not have a Manual. Are you able to advise me how to secure one?" Bill Wood
I've had a quick look on the internet for a manual for a Kenwood Chefette A340, but I can't see one.
"I have just been given one of these and found a manual here to download...FREE ... bonus km400.html" Wing
"I have a Kenwood Chef KM 200 and wish to purchase a steel mixing bowl for same. Please advise which bowl is suitable, its cost and source of supply." billybo
"I have one orange Kenwood Chef A901D-main control knob is not working (goes round and round). I have the info.that new knob is not avalable anymore -but can you fix the faulty one?..or do you have a any solution for me ? rgds.Gunnar" Gunnar Bodvarsson
"I have a Kenwood Chefette A340 inherited from my mother and still working fine. However, The fitting at the base which connects the blades of the mixer to the main motor housing always wears and eventually becomes unusable. Over the years I have managed to acquire spares from a local shop, which is not there any more. I'm not sure if these fittings are made now, or is there a modern equivalent which would fit my machine?" Jackie White
"hi, just bought a 2nd hand kenwood chef titanium km001.but was not given the manual.Could u help me??" kay
"help!!!!! I am looking for a Blade Hub Assy and base for kenwood chef liquidiser model a701a 1960 serial no. a538845 it is a fantastic bit of kit and is worth its weight in gold so far i have been met with glazed looks when asking for this part" baynes
"Hi, could anyone tell me the difference between the 901a and 901e kenwood mixers. Thank you. Jackie." jackie smith
"Hi there, Repair kits for the A701, A901 ans A901E can now be found on Ebay. These allow you to fix faults with the motor speed controller an problems like a smoking mixer. Kevin" Kevin Meneely
"I have an old Kenwood cheffete the 1966 model 340 it is still in it's original box and still works fine exept the plastic drive on the liquidiser has crumbled up and perished. I cannot seem to find one anywhere and I like to keep this machine,is it possible that you might have one of these parts still in your spare parts list. I appreciate it if you can help me.I also have the larger version kenwood with all attachments but the small is more handy for smaller jobs around the kithen. Regards and thank you." Joseph Debono
"I have just inherited out of my mother in laws loft a new boxed large blue and white original Kenwood Chef boxed a Goblin teasmade never used and a a Bush Bakelite radio that works any idea what i should ask for them at all grateful of your advice thanks" Sally Elmes
"I live in British Columbia. I have an old Kenwood Chef Mixer, and I need a new SPLASH COVER LID. Do you have any distributors in B.C. or in Canada? I am looking forward to a resply from you." Dwyla Beglaw
"I have had my Kenwood Chefette since it was introduced in the 1960s. I also had the larger Kenwood with all attachments but gave it away six months ago as it was too big for everyday use and had spent the last 45 years in a cupboard. Just this morning the Chefette gave up the ghost whilst making American frosting - it still works but light duties only. How is that for value!! My husband thinks its only the brushes and he can fix it - I do hope so as this little Chefette has churned out thousands of cakes over the years." Deirdre
"j'ai le kenwood A 927 cream maker et je ne sais pas comment l'utiliser pour faire de la crme il n'y a aucune indicxation sur les ingrdients merci de me rpondre" linda
Translation: I have the Kenwood A927 cream maker and I do not know how to use it to make cream. There is no indication of the ingredients - thank you for your response.
"Do you have available a mincer model A720 for a Kenwood Chef Model A701A, or could you advise where I might obtain one. Thank you." Carolyn Pemberton
"HI, I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A KENWOOD CHEF 901E AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHICH ATTACHMENTS WILL SUIT. I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A LIQUIDISER, MINCER AND SLICER, AND WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ANY INFORMATION AS TO WHICH MODELS WOULD BE SUITABLE. THANK YOU ELIZABRTH" Elizabeth Downs
"I am searching for a manual and info as to what accessories (blender, mincer etc) will be compatible with my 901E food processor, and would be grateful for any assistance. Thanks" diseymoon
"hi-i am a proud owner of a kenwood chef mod.A700.D inherited with many memories of my mum using it, making butter once- turning away for a bit at a critical moment just when the whey seperated and splatterd all round the kitchen!we had to laugh. that was in early 60's-now i'm 61 and its still going,the only thing is the bowl has got broken,can i replace it with a modern stainless steel type? yours cliff." cliff franklin
"My father bought me a Kenwood Chefette in 1968 because I was a keen cook. It is still working but has developed a squeal as the speed is increased. If I go down the speeds again it usually stops but I fear that one day it will stop working. I would really like to get it fixed if at all possible especially considering the sentimental reasons. Any ideas? I think the model number looks as though it is an A340. Many thanks in anticipation." Anne Redfern
"Attention Sally Elmes. Have just been browsing. Saw your mention of an unused blue and white kenwood mixer. Is it available ? Is it a chef from the 50s ? Would love to buy. Hope this is not too late. Do not know when you posted your comment. Thanks David" David Rice
"Hi, I need a bowl for my Kenwood Chefette A375 please, any ideas? This model has the plastic bowl with a cog like structure on the base, so that it can turn automatically when the which is on. I've tried Kenwood Spares and ebay but the part is discontinued. Thanks Cheryl B" Cheryl Butler
"I am trying to find a sausage filler for my mincer A720" Debbie
"Jeg har mistet min manual, hber i kan hjlpe mig, p forhnd tak !" INGE GLSTORFF
According google translation from Danish: I lost my manual, hope you can help me thank you in advance!
Hi Inge, You can download a manual in English from safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/KENWOOD/CHEF Retrowow
"I just acquired a Kenwoood Chef KM200 but there is no manual. Can anyone advise me where I can get one? The link further up this page does not work." Anne
You could try kenwoodchefrestore.co.uk, but I couldn't make the download work Retrowow
"I've acquired a KM200 without any accessories. Which current series of accessories are compatible with the KM200? Thanks Eileen" Eileen Ryan
"We bought our KENWOOD CHEF 9th Jan 1982. Model A901. We think the motor may be faulty, it has started smelling of burning when in use. Is there somewhere near Leeds area where I can get it serviced or repaired? Do you think it is the motor or probably the brushes that are faulty? We are reluctant to dispose of it and would miss it if it was unrepairable. SUE DUCKWORTH 25th November 2009" SUE DUCKWORTH
"Hi Everyone! I am currently selling repair kits for the speed controller in the A901 and A901E Chefs, on Ebay. These fix the 'smell of burning' and 'smoking' problems. " Kevin Meneely
"It has been a very sad day, my Dear old kenwood has just died, went to use it and it was dead, shock this machine slaved away at making cakes and much more for my family. My kenwood is an A9O1P modle is there any where that i can get it tested and brought back to life after this terriable malfuntion. also would there be any spare parts avalible for this maching, it was a wedding presant to us from one of my brothers in 1981" Diane Moysey
"I have used a Kenwood Chef since my marriage in 1969. I have recently acquired a slow speed shreader and slicer A728. I have managed to locate the connection hole at the front of the Chef but cannot manage to get the thing to rotate. I need an instruction leaflet to go with this attachment. I have tried the links in this article to no avail. Help please, Love the Chef" Sandra
"The Kenwood Chef is a very good machine BUT unfortuately ours went wrong just outside the warranty period and need new parts in the gearbox/drive mechanism on the top.
We got in touch with a company named Battle Electronics in Westham, East Sussex and they had the mixer for some 3 months and failed to fix it and the owner was abusive when I called to collect the unrepaired machine." Robin Winter
"Hi, I have Kenwood Chef A901. My mincer attachment needs replacing and I was wondering if the new attachments currently on the market would fit my chef and what would be the number of the mincer which would fit my Kenwood Chef. I live in Spain so I would like to buy one I can get locally." Kamila
Hi Kamila, Sorry I don't know for sure. I'd guess the modern attachment would not fit the A901. I have a manual for a Kenwood Chef A701 which suggests an A720 mincer attachment as being correct for this model. I also have a manual for KM200, KM201, KM210, KM211, KM220 and KM250, which suggests the A920 attachment for these models. I've seen an eBay listing for an A920 mincer attachment and the seller described it as suitable for the A901. Retrowow
Hi Kamila, More on this... I spotted this compatibility chart on another site Kenwood Chef attachment compatibility. I hope this helps.
"I have an A701A K.Chef witha poor elec. connection inside. If I wiggle the lerad and flick the on/off switch it will often work long enough for the job in hand. Sometimes, however, it is a ruddy pain. Can anyone tell me how to get inside to repair the connection as, being a pensioner, I cannot afford 2 wseeks income for a professional repair, Thanks, " Ted
" i have a kenwood chefette A320 in exccelent condition and working order, could anybody tell me how old this model is please and is it worth much." peter bird
Hi Peter, Kenwood Chefettes are not worth as much as Kenwood Chefs. I would say it would fetch from £10 to £15 on eBay. Retrowow
"Trying to find instructions on using attachment A927 cream maker. Cheers" Rebecca
"Just got an ancient Kenwood Chef A700D without bowl. Am hoping for any spare fittings too. Anyone got anything for my old baby? Only problem, I'm in South Africa, but if you coming for the world cup I can do a trade of sorts!!! " Kitty (email@example.com)
"I have just been given the most beautifully maintained Kenwood 'electronic' mixer,(chef) the instruction booklet says it is for models km200 to km 250. Could you kindly tell me where this fine appliance was made and the approx year of manufacture, thank you. Ken madigan Australia" ken madigan
"Hi i have a Kenwood Chef A901 if you are looking for spare parts i just bought a liquidiser from a lady on the Preloved web site she has other parts also and sends fast i got mine in 2 days." Carole
"where can i get parts for my kenwood a707a mixer thanks" john hartwell
"Hi, can you help me age my kenwood please. It is A701a but it is completely blue with dark blue control knob, the bit on the front that says kenwood & the bit on the top that you take off to put the liquidiser on. I have seen the whit & dark blue & white 7 baby blue but not the one i have.
many thanks" Glynis Ellis 05/04/2010
"I have a Kenwood Chef A 700. Complete including stainless steel bowl and and many attachments including sausage maker, mincer, slicer etc. but NO liquidizer. It did work recently, but I havent tested it. You can have it free for the cost of delivery." Susan Bolt 14/04/2010
"I have a Kenwood 701 which is in great condition (from ebay about 3 years ago). I have just come to use the cream maker and everything is there apart from the valve. Can I get a spare anywhere or is there an alternative? With many thanks
Jo" Jo Lamb 17/04/2010
"Hi, I've been given a kenwood chef a701a. I've been using the top bit to make milkshakes/smoothies but can't work out how to switch it from blender mode to the mixmaster bowl mode - can you help??
thanks" simone 19/04/2010
I found a company in Bridgwater, Somerset who will repair or restore most models of KW Chef from the early 1950's to the present. website is www.kenwoodchefrestore.co.uk
They also have a page cross referencing models and attachments so you can easily see which attachements fit which machines.
I got my A901E repaired, it came back regreased and quieter. They arranged courier collection and delivery. However, they are closed until June 1st for workshop renovation but worth putting into favourites for later use.
Hope this helps.
Jon" Jonathan Davies 23/04/2010
"I have just purchased a mincer for my kenwood a.701a but when i try to engage it to the slow speed outlet and can only get the body of the mincer facing either to the left or the right and not in an upright possition,and it feels as though it is not locked in place..can you please help me in any way...Christine" Christine 29/04/2010
"I have an old Kenwood chef---white and baby blue, believe it is model 701A because the booklet lists all the attachments as A724-A790. I am looking to replace a plastic gear (front) Where can I find one or is there a repair depot in the Vancouver, B.C. area?" susan buchanan 29/04/2010
I have an old Kenwood Chef A700. I am looking for a mixing bowl, but I see only a mixing bowl for the A701. Is the Mixing Bowl for the A701 compatible?
Wendy" Wendy Sykes 02/05/2010
"We need part 17381, a gear, for a kenwood chef a701a.
In Canada." Sharon 03/05/2010
"I have the Kenwood A9701 cream maker but I have lost the instructions and I cannot remember how to use it to make cream. Can you help?" Jackie Towers 04/05/2010
"I have the Kenwood A701 cream maker but I have lost the instructions and I cannot remember how to use it to make cream. Can you help?" Jackie Towers 04/05/2010
"Hello. I have an A901 the mincer of which has
never been used until now. I find that when the large ring nut is tightened, the scroll/drive shaft is completely seized. This is because the mincing screen stands proud of the body by about 2mm, ie., either the shaft doesn't go down far enough or one of the components is the wrong size/type. The bush at the far end of the body seems OK and seated. Any ideas ? Thanks" Dick Best 29/05/2010
"I broke my partners A700D ceramic mixing bowl she has never lets me forget it?? is there any other bowl compatible or where can i get another one from thanks Byron" Byron Ihlenfeldt 03/06/2010
"We had bought a Kenwood Chef about 16 years ago in Canada and later bought the mincer attachment in Singapore. We later found that the mincer was not working well with the Chef. As the mincer was extruding the minced meat, it made a grinding noise.
Perhaps the attachment I got was not fully compatible with my Chef. Kenwood made different machines for different parts of the world.
Can someone help me to get the right mincer if I provide the serial number or model number which is on the bottom of the base of the Chef?
Khuan Fong" Khuan Fong 16/06/2010
"I have a Kenwood Major mixer - Model A907D, Serial # 0223644.
I was making bread the other day - it stopped. I would like to get it serviced. Do you know where, in southern Ontario I could take it" Victoria Coates 16/07/2010
"I am very sad because the gearbox of my kenwoodchef model no A901 is not working. As i am living in India where will i get it? Is there any service here? If so can you please give me the contacts." omera rodrigues 23/07/2010
"i have just been given an original kenwood chef,everything works but i cannot get the arm to lift up it is a button on the side please help" allyson norris 28/07/2010
"i have sorted the problem it was a little rusty ,now cant wait to use" allyson norris 29/07/2010
"I have puchased a secon hand Kenwood chef. Model A901E but there is no instruction book with it. Where can I purchase one please? Preferably in NZ" Peta Pivac 31/07/2010
"I have a Kenwood Major Mixer. Model A907D. I am looking for a dough hook. Where can I purchase one please? Please help." Janet 23/08/2010
"Hi I need a hadbook for a Kenwood Chef A701, I see there ar links on here but are all broken can some one please tell me where i can download the book for this A701 please
Thanks in advance
Roy" Roy A 26/08/2010
"K model 701A- running hot, noisy and smelly.
I have dismantled and cleaned the flour/sugar/fat/oil accumulation inside the housing.
The lubrication hole above the gears seems to be open/missing a threaded plug?.Is this where the vegetable lubricant is inserted?.How is that done?" thomas gibson 05/09/2010
" today is a sad day. My Kenwood cheffette A375 has stopped working. The inside drive cogs to the beaters have shredded. And it is only 40 years old. Is nothing made to last? Seriously though what a great product" ellie.hollings 23/09/2010
"Hi, I have been given a Chefette A.340 with only one beater. I can't seem to find replacements anywhere. Are any modern beaters compatible? Help!" Viki Duffield 27/09/2010
"i'm trying to get a recipe book for my kenwood chef mixer it was my mums and when she died it was left to me bu i have only half of the book as it just falls to bits every time i touch it so i was wondering if there was a way to get a new one
thank you" mrs l anderson 09/10/2010
"Hello, my grandmother has a Kenwood Chef model A 701A. Recently it stopped mixing with the motor running. Upon inspection it was found that the internal gears have been stripped after so many years of good meals. We are in Northern Alberta and are looking for a lead on finding a repair shop or at least a retailer that could sell us the gear we need in Canada. If you have any helpful hints please let us know. Thanks, Matt." Matt 11/10/2010
"I have an original 700 series kenwood chef and am looking for a sausage attachment for the mincer model A720ing no luck whatsoever! but am hav. Are there any modern kenwood attachments that will fit this model?" Catherine Ash 26/10/2010
"hi,i need control panel's manual cause i need to find the number of one resistance on it.ive tried hard to find one but ... so could anyone of all u help me?thnk u all" panos 09/11/2010
"Hi, does anyone know if the new food processor attachment for the titanium chef is compatible with older models as I am looking to buy a Chef with this attachment bu can't afford a new one." Tommy 14/11/2010
"I threw away a spare Kenwood 701A which my son was planning to cannabalise for the motor because I didn't know. . Please let me know if you have a motor which I could buy. You will be a life saver" Richard Corbin 04/12/2010
I have a very old Kenwood Chef A700D late 50s, I'm looking for a new berter for it. If anyone knows where or who i can get one in British Columbia or and email address
thanks Adeline" Adeline 05/12/2010
"Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if a Kenwood Chef A700D bowl is the same/compatible with the bowls used in the 701A and onward? It seems that everyone has bits available for 701's but I haven't found spare bits for me very old, but still lovely A700D. Thanks!" Kobe 22/12/2010
Does anyone know of a repair shop in Kent?
I have just bought a Kenwood Major from a women on preloved( she assured me it worked..) and it does not work. I've changed the plug but still nothing.
Txs Sue" Sue 28/12/2010
I have a KM310 and I would like to know how to clean the liquidizer becuase at the base all the food get traps in seal at the bottom. Does the base come apart?
thanks" Nicky Goodman 01/01/2011
Does anyone have the pasta attachment 736A
for my Kenwood Chef 701A?
Thanks Colleen 31/01/11" colleen norris 31/01/2011
"can anyone tell me the capacity of the Kenwood a901 901e
Nick" Nick 09/02/2011
"I have come accross a Kenwood Chefette Delux with driven bowl and stand brand new still in its box any idea what i should sell it for" simon jones 12/02/2011
"I've just taken over my mother's fantastic Kenwood Chef A700D. Unfortunately the liquidiser cover is broken in several places and I'm desperate to get a replacement. Does anyone know where to get one (I've scoured ebay with no luck)." Claire Gumbrill 26/02/2011
""i have just had a kenwood chef a901,which i bought second hand but it has no manual please does anyone know where i can get one from "" lorraine collins 27/02/2011
"I am looking for the female drive? underneath the liquidiser for my Kenwood chefette,model A355.Can anyone tell me where I can obtain this spare please..thank you..Peg" Peggy 11/03/2011
"i have a kenwood mincer A950 but i have lost the kebbe maker parts how can i order it." sam 11/03/2011
"I have a kenwwod chef and I need to know if there is any company in canada that sell attachment can you pls hel me" madi 21/03/2011
"I threw out one of the original Kenwood Chefs from the 50s when oil or grease started to leak from the mechanism above the bowl. I bought one of the latest plastic Kenwoods, but I miss the old one:(
I wish now that I had tried to get it fixed. I don't know if a rubber seal had perished, but the mixer still worked when it went in the bin!" Gordon 22/03/2011
"I have just purchasd a 2nd Hand Kenwood Chef KM200 and separately bought an As New Unused Cream Maker A727 and a New Mincer Attachments. I cannot get either attachment to fit on examining the Slow Drive Port on the KM200 the bayonet Locating Groove is at the top whilst the Bayonet pin is on the bottom of both attachments. Is this correct ? Have I bought the correct attachments? I thought they were broadly universal. Or has the KM200 some how been assembled wrongly. I cannot see how as the release pin is working correctly and in the correct and seemingly only hole in the sleeve which also seem tho be upside down for fitting. Any help you could give would be gratefully received.
Martyn" Martyn 25/03/2011
"I have a KM201 and put my k beater and whisk in my new Miele dishwasher and now the aluminum parts give off black. Can this be repaired or where can i get replacement parts? I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada" Marilyn 07/04/2011
A dear friend of mine I inherit of his dad a KM250 but the manual of instructions does not have if they were so nice of facilitating it to me estaria very grateful
Thank you for the given attention" INMACULADA RODRIGUEZ ROMERO 18/04/2011
"I write in hope that someone could tell me if I can use Kenwood chef Mod 702 115v-60 HZ= 350w, in europa DK. using am Adaptor 220v-115v 1600w.? Regards Erik." Erik Meyer 28/04/2011
"Does anybody know how to dismantle a Kenwood A700 ?
It is leaking oil and I would like to clean it but can't get the top of.
Marco" marco kurek 02/06/2011
"Hi I think I have an old stainless steel bowl for an A700D - anyone know what the measurements for a A700D is?
smahroof at gmail.com
Sabreena" Sabreena Mahroof 13/06/2011
"Hi, I have just purchased a second hand Kenwood Major KM250 but it doesn't have any instructions. Do you know where I can get these, please?
Many thanks" Luisa Andreou-Jones 30/06/2011
"Please can anybody help? My trusted Chefette A355 has just 'died'. The driven part of the coupling which is also part of the acrylic jug has finally stripped and worn away. Is it possible to get a new jug which will fit the drive coupling or the driven portion attached to the knives? I do hope so, should be lost without it!" Hilary Mitchell 04/07/2011
"Chefette A355 male coupling Part No 649674 Does anyone know if you have to dismantle mixer to fit this part and/or how easy is it to fit DIY" David 14/08/2011
"I have a KM200 and the gearbox grease needs changing can someone tell me how to get the large pully off the gearbox so I can spilt the gearbox casing. Many thanks" Graeme 27/08/2011
"Hi, I recently received an old Kenwood Chef A901D from my aunt but the manual is in French. Would you be able to send me the Manual in English?" Barbara Lim 03/09/2011
"I have an original Kenwood chef A700 /1949 in working order.All original attachments including a blender. Anyone interested in buying itt?
I live in the Netherlands" Grietje Fokker 03/10/2011
"Does anyone know where I can get a service / repair manual for a Kenwood A901E from. Live in NZ and have just bought a secondhand Chef." Ellie 04/10/2011
"Hi there - I live in NZ too. We have a KM210 model and really would like to get blender and slicer attachments. How do I determine which are compatable with my Kenwood?" Clare 09/10/2011
"dear sir,we are interested to open a showroom of kitchen appliances like mixer juices,cooffee machines kitchenwares, crockeryitems in delta. kindly guideus" pardeepkumar jindal 11/10/2011
Can anyone tell me whats the difference between a Kenwood A901 series & Kenwood Chef Excel KM210 series please??
I have had my Kenwood A901 since brand new but I'm looking at buying another for my daughter so I can get my one back." Vonnie 11/10/2011
"The Kenwood A901 is a significantly older product in terms of technology, but they both basically do the same thing. You get modern electronics with the KM210, but don't get the two tone blue, sixties look of the older model." Retrowow 11/10/2011
"I have just bought a brilliant Kenwood Chef 200 on Ebay and would now like to buy more attachments for it.
Will the present day attachments fit a 200?
Many thanks" Cath MC 11/10/2011
"Hi there-does anyone have a link to get a operating manual for the Kenwood mixer model a701a I have tried the existing links on this site but they no longer work 20.10.2011" Michael 20/10/2011
"I have an A700 but have just broken the Glass bowl any ideas about a replacement. Stainless steel would possibly be preferred but not necessarily." WDK 22/10/2011
"I am in need of Kenwood Revolving Planetory Mixer . Can you advise me where I can find in INDIA ?
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"I'm looking for a balloon whisk attachent for a Kenwood FP700 Food Processor. Seems to no longer be available. Can anyone help?" STEVE MORGAN 11/12/2011
"I bought a kenwood chef titanium for one loaction and a chef major for another. The main tool didn't fit on the major and then the same tool got stuck on the titanium. I called kenwood who said that 3,000 machines went out with a fault and they had decided first, not to stop them going out even tho' they knew of the fault; and then hadn't bothered to notify purchasers. Both machines have had to go back to kenwood. awful machines, awful service, awful attitude - don't get them!" phillip 21/12/2011
"iv just broke my pot bowl for A701a im having trouble finding another bowl iv come across a701 is this the same ,paula" PAULA 23/12/2011
"My old Kenwood 901e mixer is making a loud rasping noise. We have replaced the brushes in the motor but that has not made any difference. Please can you help?" Sue 04/01/2012
"I have my mums old kenwood chef A701A and alought it still works it sounds laboured and smells of faint burning. I have cleaned it well.To the best of my knowledge there is no where here in N.I. that services the old kenwoods. Anyone know what might be wrong ? what parts might be needed to make it work well. Thanks" bridie 26/01/2012
"I have a complete set of kenwood major. Bought it for personal home use but never or hardly used. i want to sell it. If someone is interested" zafar 26/01/2012
"I have kenwood major complete set and want to sell it. I cant use it due to busy schedule and I dont want to give it to my cook to handle the priceless unit. I am residing in Dares salaam Tanzania" zafar 26/01/2012
"hi, thanks for an interesting article! solar cooking is an excellent way to cook food without wasting fuel or heating up your kitchen. we especially like dehydrating fruit, bananas and mangoes turn out great!!" sun cooking 01/02/2012
"My blue and white kenwood chefette is dying after many year of faithful service. My husband think its the gearing. Any suggestions? Its older than me over 40+ yrs old many a birthday cake mixed with it" helen redmill 01/02/2012
I have a Kenwood Chef Mixer a701 and up until recently worked perfectly. It refuses to work completely. I am looking for a service manual for it please. Thank you." Heather 10/02/2012
"My Kenwood is great as far as it goes but I do not seem to be able to find an attachment that will slice. Can you please." Pauline 19/02/2012
"Hi all - I too have an original 'stalwart' machine. I have found a lovely guy who services/ repairs - sells refurbed machines and attachments etc that are FAB!! He is really nice his name is Mike and you can contact him on facebook or mail him on kenwood-refurb-workshop(at)hotmail.co.uk. I am sure you will be sorted in no time. Best wishes anji 15.3.2012" Anji 15/03/2012
"Hi, my mums 20 yr old Kenwood Electronic is making a girding noise. (can't find a model number anywhere, just says Kenwood Electronic on the side. All white, white plastic bowl, white dial and white button to lift the arm. Only colour is a bluish gray under the arm). Does anyone have any ideas of the model number, and any suggestions on repairing it? I lost my mum 10yrs ago and daft as it sounds don't want to bin her Kenwood - remember how excited she was when she first got it!! The name of any repair shop in Stoke on Trent would be appreciated. Thanks xx" Cath 18/03/2012
"Hello Cath, About your descirption your machine should be KM201 . you can find more information on Kenwood Chef Restore, also for repair or restore, if you like repair yourself can buy the complete repair kit on their web site, maybe help surfing there is a lot info about all Kenwood models and dates." KENWOOD CHEF RESTORE 31/03/2012
"Does anyone know where I can get a Kenwood chef A701A Service/repair manual please." Derek 18/04/2012
"I have a Kenwood Chef KM201. Does anyone know if I could get the extra parts in Canada? I can buy them in the UK but they cannot guarantee that they will work with the voltage in Canada and they do not ship to Canada. If you know of any place in Canada or the US, please let me know. Thanks." Angela 19/04/2012
"hi can you please tell me why my machine is making so much noise when ever i use it?and a solution to this problem,i think its the motoer if it is how much will a new one cost?" damien 22/04/2012
"Just had a fantastic experience with a gentleman who sells various Kenwood repair kits on eBay. We bought one, and his service support was 10/10, item came freepost first class, a very pleasant gentleman. His eBay name is browneyed-blackcat He has also very good feedback comments" LANA HALLAS 28/04/2012
"HI! Have you a service manual for Kenwood KM200 series? I need it for replacement of small pulley and tension pin 5031-6893-8222-9. Best regards. Al" Charlier Alphonse, Metz (France) 30/04/2012
I have a Kenwood Electronic KM210 which came with a plastic bowl. I am wanting to purchase a stainless steel bowl. Also wonder if my machine compatible with a small bowl. Cheers" marie 27/05/2012
I also have a Kenwood KM210 Mixer, I mucked up and got the slicer attachment (A728) for the older model, it doesn't fit mine, now I can't find the right attachment, is there one? What is it's code please?
Caitlin" Caitlin 09/06/2012
"I have two very old A 795 Chef models and two mincers which I either purchased or one that came with the other model I purchased second hand. I can't find where to attach them. I am convinced I have used the one I purchased new on the A 795 Chef but when I look at the list of attachments that go with the A 795 it would appear they don't fit. I am confused or maybe I used my mother's old mincer and my memory has failed me!
w" mo pinwil 30/06/2012
"Hi. The k beater for my kenwood chef a901D has a black residue on it that comes off on my hands. It seems to be something to do with the metal it's made of. Can I stop this from happening with some kind of cleaner? Just soap and water doesn't work." Janine 19/07/2012
I am a mech/elec engineer by trade and was asked by my mother in law to have a look at her 1960s A707A Major because it faulty. The fault was mainly do to degradation of the motor mounting rubbers causing the motor to drop. I have scoured the net trying to find these parts but drawn a blank. I'm thinking of trying to have some made via my trade contacts, but to justify the tooling I would have to buy hundreds. If I do this, I'd have to hawk the remainder around the many spares outlets.
The reputation of these fine kitchen tool is well deserved, these are not throw away and made to be perfectly repairable, it's just a shame that the 40-50 year plus models are now not well supported with all the parts required. If you have one and it's faulty, don't give up, go the extra mile to keep it running, I don't think you'll ever get a better bit of kit in these times!" John Wood 05/08/2012
"Hi, I have a KM300 with a D shaped bowl and would like to purchase a splashguard. Every where I look they say it's no longer available, does anyone know where I can purchase one. If not is there any suggestion, like can I use a differen bowl and if so what is the model number? Thanks Vicky" Vicky 16/08/2012
"I have a Kenwood Chef A701A model and a coffee grinder attachment (A779 I think) but I cannot attach it to the Kenwood Chef. Does anyone know how. THe blue panel in front does not seem to move and it looks as if it has to be removed in order to instal the coffee griinder. Any ideas?" Barbara Cousens 28/08/2012
"Re the third post up from this one by John Wood,I have the same problem on a A701A (perished motor mounts ) did you ever source some ? David Jones 26/09/2012" David Jones 26/09/2012
I inherited a Kenwood Chef (I think it is an A707A with the cone shaped bowl) but unfortunately the motor has burnt out. I have now replaced it with a modern version, but as I have LOTS of attachments pretty much unused, it seems a shame to dispose of them all. Are the attachments wanted items that might be saleable? The Chef probably just needs a new motor, but I've been unable to source. Thank you" Claire Copsey 07/11/2012
"Hi I have a Kenwood food processor and am looking for a shaft for the blades.Its model FP 505 .If anyone know where to get a spare that would be great thank you" Alice Lam 07/11/2012
"Replying to Vicky - comment from 16th August.
Did you have any luck in sourcing a D-shaped splashguard. I'm also looking for one for my Mum, so would be very grateful of any leads. I'm having no luck searching the Internet so far. Thanks. ... Jill" Jill B 08/11/2012
"could you supply the nearest repair shop to me in Spain post code 04660 arboleas almeria" frank matthew 08/11/2012
"i have a kenwood chef a701a and the drive has gone so i have stripped it and found that the plastic gear part no 17381 is broke can anyone tell me where i can get this from ...........thanks paul" paul seabright 15/11/2012
"I have a kenwood Major A707a and the dough hook sheared away and broke off - any ideas where I can get this broken part - machine is great - got it second hand in 1970 as a wedding present!" cheryl 20/11/2012
"Looking for dough hook for Kenwood major A707A- dough hook is ok but sheared off when I used it - just really need sheared off bit - any ideas??" cheryl 20/11/2012
"Just re invested in a new KWood. On offer for Â£179. (kw pREMIER)
tHING IS, can any attachments be used on it? Particularly the cream maker, which has been discontinued?" maurice 23/11/2012
"to paul seabright...
Paul are you talking about the plastic cog on the stainless steel shaft, which is located at the back end of the gearbox" David 23/11/2012
"Hi, We are looking for a white plastic bowl for a Kenwood Chef KM201 (from 1990 ish). We live near Calgary, Alberta and wondered if there was somewhere local or with in Canada. Thanks!" Brenda 04/12/2012
Can anybody help.. I need spares for Kenwood Chef Model A701a... A robber stabiliser for the motor and feet for this much loved machine... ..
Would appreciate quick response
Thanks" Meena 04/12/2012
"i nead a part for my kenwood i nead a cog plat that the do hook atachment gos in to the hole plat under the nut" paul 05/12/2012
"I have had a KM210 for a number of years. a few days ago while mixing some dough on low speed, there was a pop and the smell of burning. Today, after pressing the reset button, the food processor started working again. After mixing about 4 cups of dough there was black smoke from motor. Please advise if it is possible to fix the motor? I am in New Zealnd. 27/12/2012" Ash 27/12/2012
"I have a orange kenwood chef a901 rough at low speeds bt when the machine is turned to its side it works perfectly please help someone said its the govner plate bt I cannot find that plate" huzaifa 07/01/2013
"I need to know how to get at the Bushes for replacement purposes on a Kenwood chef A901. Is there a service manual I can obtain or better still is there anyone who can tell me how to get at the bushes please." Neil 04/02/2013
"can anyone tell me how to locate the bushes on a Kenwood Chef Model A901 please? Or can I obtain a maintenance manual for this model Please?" Neil 04/02/2013
"I have a Kenwood Chefette A380 and I do not have any idea how to use the liquidiser. The beater has a cord but I'm wondering if there is a cord missing for the liquidiser" Erin 07/04/2013
"Can anyone tell me where I could find a replacement cap for the front of my Kenwood Chef A700? Its that little black coin-sized piece that covers the hole where eg. mincer attachment etc can go? Thanks!!" hollie_NZ 14/04/2013
"Can anyone tell me where I can find a replacement 12.7mm vertical driveshaft for a Kenwood KM200 model please?" Jonny Bell 30/04/2013
"Hi,using my kenwood major A17ac to make bread and it started to smoke and then just cut out.Does any one know of someone local to Leicestershire /Warwickshire who repairs and services vintage model,many thanks Tracey" Tracey 01/05/2013
My mum bought a white Kenwood with a pale blue trim years ago and looks identical to the one on your page. The motor went in it and she could no longer use it. She has all the attachments which work perfectly. It would be great if I could buy a second hand one or find out where I could get a new motor. Please help. Kathryn 02/09/2013" Kathryn 02/09/2013
"I have a KM200 and although I've had it years I have forgotten how to disable the beater when shredding. Would be grateful for any advice, thanks.
P" Pauline Anderson 12/09/2013
"I have a Kenwood chefette model a 350, I'm struggling to find outshot yearthis was manufactured, I'm willing to sell it if anyone is interested? manual/recipe book included" karen 07/11/2013
"I was given my grandmas chefette that she bought back when it came out. It still works brilliantly and I hope my own children will be able to inherit it one day. I use it to make the best cakes ever as we still have the original stand and bowl. I have no idea what I will do when it dies on me, probably look for someone who can repair it!
I wish companies still made things that can last a lifetime or nearly 4 generations in my case but alas they don't seem to!
My advice is if you get one of these and it works keep hold of it as it's a cracking little machine." Aelfryth 05/12/2013
"I have a Kenwood Chef Model KM201 and live in East Sussex.The ON/OFF AND Speed CONTROL Switch is broken and the spring seems to be missing.Is there a repair facility somewhere near." Mrs J. Rogan 11/12/2013
"I am looking for the following for the KM201. Mincer and sausage adapter, citrus press, can opener and the blender. It has to be for the machines used in Canada. Is there anywhere in Canada where I can get these parts. Thanks." Angela 16/12/2013
"Hi, I am looking for a Slow Speed Slicer & Shredder (A948) for my KM210. Is it true that a A728 would fit my machine???
Your answer would be very much appreciated.
Cheers, Ingrid" Ingrid 20/12/2013
"I'am looking for a scroll for my a920 mincer my plastic one has broken does the 950 scroll fits into the 920" Dinand Westerveld 09/03/2014
"A355 Chefette: I need the polyurethane drive dog for the liquidiser. Did anyone find a supplier? What about parts from other liquidisers? Otherwise the machine is perfect." RichyW 10/03/2014
"Any advice on Kenwood Chefs needed, please feel free to email me. I am a professional restorer and know these vintage machines inside out and with my eyes closed. kenmixengineering.co.uk
You will also find my contact email on the contact page" Kenmix Engineering 13/03/2014
"Any attachments starting a7 will only fit models starting with a7. Any attachments starting a9 will fit al a9 models and most KM's.
The only all model interchangeable / universal attachment is the mid speed juicer (Juice Extractor) This will not fit any models past the KM300 Chef as this section of the gearbox has been blocked up" Kenmix Engineering 13/03/2014
"I have a Kewood Chef 701a and a Food Processor FP800. Both of these use the liquidiser attachment A788. I recall that Kewood made a base drive unit that also used the A788 attachment. I think one of these might have been the '55' but wondered if there were any others. I would like to try to obtain such a BAE drive since it it such a parafinalia to get out the other machines for simple blending. I know I could buy a new unit but.... I should be most grateful for any assistance." Gary Gray 19/07/2014
"I have my father's A707A. It's been well used and still going strong. The whisk beater is missing and I'd like to buy attachments for it. I've also heard there's a conversion kit available making the new attachments compatible?? Thanks for any help. I'm in Canada." Ann Marie Parkin 24/09/2014
"I have an A720 Kenwood Mincer. My Kenwood A701 eventually died and the mincer will not fit the new one. Anyone interested ?" Donnas Prosser 11/12/2014
"Is it possible to lubricate the Kenwood A901E (ie grease the gearing)." John 20/12/2014
"i mislaid the connector bit that connects the liquidiser and shredder to my kenwood chef km210. where do i find a replacement?
thnx" pollyanne 26/01/2015
"Like others, I have lost the instructions for my cream maker. Unsalted butter was the main ingredient plus some milk. There is a demo on YouTube but no instructions about quantities!! The demo is, therefore, useless. Can anyone help, please." Patricia Dann 01/02/2015
"I am looking for a replacement filler cap for a A788 liquidiser. Are they still available or is there a compatible one?" donald mclellan 20/05/2015
"Found this on the web: Kenwood Creamer - To make double cream you put 8ozs of unsalted butter to 4 fl ozs of milk into the cream maker." Louise Kirby 27/05/2015
"MY HUSBAND BOUGHT THE KENWOODCHEF FOR OUR 25TH WEDDING IN 1976 BUT THE BOOK IS NOW VERY OLD AND HARD TO READ IS THERE A NEWER VERSION AVAILABLE HAPPY TO PAY . THANKS" wOUTERINA kLEIN 13/07/2015
"Hi all, we now have a website for those hard to find Kenwood parts. We even have obsolete parts remanufactured.
Please come along and have a look.
www.lanas-kenwood-spares.co.uk" Lana Hallas 12/08/2015
"Yesterday I made my Christmas cake in the Kenwood chef which my mother bought in 1951/52 when she had a bakery. It was used regularly for many years and has done sterling service for my family. Is this a record?" P Hoyle 23/11/2015
"Wil the attachments from my kenwood chef A902 fit a new KM330 model" Sue 23/03/2016
"motor sounding like it needs grease or oil how so i do this" clare 27/03/2016
"I have an A901 from the 70s that was my mother's and has served me very well, with a transformer, until my Chef suddenly started smoking and stopped. I have many attachments so would rather refurbish. Are there motor retrofits/replacements available that could convert to 110V and hopefully increase the power too? Hubby is very handy and willing to do the work. Alternatively, would you know of anyone who could do this for us in Ontario CANADA. Many thanks" Christina from Canada 29/04/2016
"My kenwood chef upper cover has broken how I restore it please help me" shumaila 04/08/2016
"Hi, is there any way to fit older slow speed outlet attachments for the A900 machines to the current range? Thank you!" Graham Carter 04/09/2017
I would like to know why does the part under the arm where you insert the attachments turn when you are using the liquidizer on the top of the machine ??
I didn't know it would turn and while I was using the liquidizer that part started turning and I had the whisk attachment in the bowl and it ended up damaging my whisk. I was devastated when one of the wires on the whisk pulled out. I know now to ensure the bowl is empty before I start the liquidizer up. Is there anyway to stop that part from turning ??
Charlene" Charlene Cross 08/09/2017
I have a Kenwood Blender BL740 which only works if I jiggle the jug around in its seating.
There is a small black button/trigger upon which the jug sits; the machine only works if the jug depresses the button sufficiently.
The button appears to be broken.
Please can someone tell me what the black button/trigger is called so I can try to repair it?
Kenwood diagrams do not show this part.
Thank you for any help.
Regards, Michele Bland." Michele Bland 27/11/2017
"I just got my mum's Kenwood chefette a380 but the liquidiser lid would not just open,i have tried all I can,please help" Daniel Eunice 05/04/2018
"If anyone is looking for an excellent repairman for your Kenwood Chef, I can thoroughly recommend Mike at Kenmix Engineering in Gosport, Hants.
He really knows his stuff and that's all he does - repairing and renovating Kenwood Chefs. He's just repaired and serviced mine as it blew up recently.
Great job and is currently involved in recording a BBC programme on Kenwood Chefs! You can find his contact details online." Jill Woodacre 08/09/2018
"I have had a wonderful Kenwood Chef A901 for nearly 40 years and until yesterday never tried to use the High speed slicer and shredder! I found I can fit it on to the high speed outlet and use it but it will not lock firmly and I have to hold it in place. I was using it in preparing chutney and would love to use it more frequently but can't see anyway to fit it firmly : it fits but will not lock and I cannot turn it any further as the large clip holding the cover to the base prevents this.Any idea what is wrong? I can attach and use the liquidiser with
out any problems." Alison Eastcott 08/11/2018
"i need a diagram of a724 cofee grinder for mixer a701a where can ifind it" nelu zait 02/02/2019
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