Reading Time: 4 minutes The Kitchen Helper The Kenwood Chef Elite Titanium is on duty with us every two days. Mostly for kneading bread dough and as a crusher. Accordingly, the machine is always ready to hand in our kitchen and gets not put away. Hence, the model Elite Titanium is so beautiful that it became a jewel in …
Kenwood Titanium Emerging
During the mid-1970s the A901 series replaced the A701. The shape was similar but with a slightly more streamlined appearance. The design of the machine was entirely new. The original A901 had a redesigned centrifugal speed controller. It replaced in the A901P (Chef Deluxe) by the new electronic speed control first seen on the A703C. The standard A901 was white with black trim, the “Super Chef” orange with brown trim, and the “Chef Deluxe” in beige with brown trim costing about £10 more. These more expensive models came with a stainless steel bowl instead of the standard plastic bowl. In around 1983 a white with silver and maroon trim “Chef Excel” with slight changes in appearance was introduced. Later Excel models were white with light blue trim, and finally all white.
In 1997, a Special Edition KM500 SE got launched, to celebrate 50 years of Kenwood. The model, based on a KM200 but with an all-metal top arm. It was finished in Aubergine with a special ‘limited edition’ plate with a unique number, and a stainless steel mixing bowl. The packaging also contained a special booklet detailing the history of Kenwood.
In 2002 the redesigned KM001 series was introduced, different both mechanically and in appearance. Models in this series had an extra power outlet. This enhancement enabled them to use a broader range of over 20 attachments. Since this date, all models are of Chinese manufacture.
The 2006 range consisted of six different Chef models, differing mainly in power.
Recent model Kenwood Major, with stainless steel bowl
The Kenwood Major (sometimes incorrectly referred to as the “Chef Major”), a larger model of similar general appearance to the Chef models. However, with a 6-litre bowl of the same diameter but higher than the Chef’s 4.6-litre bowl, has also been produced. The Kenwood Major has versions specially made for commercial use. The machine includes extra features as required by increased Health and Safety requirements, such as no-voltage dropout ‘Start’ and ‘Stop’ buttons in addition to the standard speed control/off dial, and a safety guard above the bowl. There also is a version which has a cook-and-stir function, that is called “Cooking Chef” but has the bowl size of a Major type machine.
Both the Chef and Major have four attachment points:
High-speed outlet (top rear) for liquidiser and soft foods mill.
The newer Classic Chef and Chef Premier do not have a medium speed outlet.
A much smaller model (which does not resemble the Chef or Major at all), the Kenwood Chefette, got also produced. Later versions may have a power-driven bowl. Liquidiser and coffee grinder attachments are available for it.