Kenwood seem to have cottoned onto the fact that people want sleek appliances which match their decor and perform multiple tasks well. If you have a kMix stand mixer, this will match perfectly, otherwise it still looks good alone.
So what does it do? It slices, grates, whisks, dices and kneads. Basically, that's pretty much all of your cooking and baking needs sorted then! I'm unlikely to use this to make cakes as I have two stand mixers to choose from, so realistically this is going to get used for more 'choppy' tasks, such as pastry and slicing vegetables.
I detest chopping - so much so I have been known to buy vegetables pre-chopped in bags... Lazy, I know! So it seemed fitting to use this to perform one of my weekly tasks. My husband is a healthy sort who like to 'eat clean' during the week. He likes to take a lean chicken stew to work for lunch, so I make large batches and freeze it in portions. That means a lot of chopping...
If you're making something like a stew, you can use either the knife blade or the thick chopper for slicing. It's got a nice big bowl too, so there's no need to chop in batches. As with their Titanium Chef, it's got a strong motor and the speed dial allows more control than your normal on/off/pulse models. I imagine this product will come into its own for making things like coleslaw, soups, sweet pastries and decorative salads. Cleaning is also pretty easy, although some of the attachments are a little fiddly.
At £199.99 it's not cheap, but then it is made by Kenwood so you can be assured of quality. The plastic bowl is sturdy (and crack resistent), the mechanisms feel strong, and the sharp British design is exactly what you would expect. It's just how I imagined!
Coarse (4mm) grating disc: Yes
Dough tool: Yes
Fine (2mm) grating disc: Yes
Julienne disc: Yes
Knife blade: Yes
Max capacity disc: Yes
Serrated blades: Yes
Whisk tool: Yes
Body material: Die cast metal
Bowl material: Plastic
Colour: Almond (cream). Also available in red and black.
Ice crushing ability: Yes
Capacity: 3 litres
Working bowl dry capacity: 1.5kg
Working bowl liquid capacity: 1.5 litres
Disclosure: This post was written in association with Argos. I was not paid to say these nice things, but did receive a food processor to test.