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  • Are the parts dishwasher safe?

    Many Kenwood Hand Blenders have dishwashable parts, however it is often a product specific feature so for more information see the individual product pages. The motor housing of a Hand Blender is never dishwashable.
  • Can I process hot ingredients?

    Yes. You can process hot ingredients with a Kenwood Hand Blender. However, you must be very careful, it is highly advised that you do not fill the container you are using very high, as hot liquids spill easier than cold or room temperature ones, and are a lot more dangerous when they do.
  • Can my Hand Blender crush ice?

    For safety reasons, this is not advised. If you wish to crush ice a Kenwood Blender would be more appropriate.
  • How should I prepare ingredients before blending?

    Not too much preparation has to be done, a Hand Blender is a powerful tool designed to puree’ things so it is more than capable of coping with most ingredients. The two golden rules are that the ingredients should fit in the beaker, and that you should be sensible, a whole apple is not going to blend easily, but cut into quarters it should be an easy task for your Hand Blender.
  • What are all the attachments for a Hand Blender?

    Hand Blenders can have many attachments, They can have balloon whisk attachments for whisking light creams and frothing mixtures. Some Hand Blenders come with a spindle mixer for drinks and liquid mixtures. A mini chopper is a popular attachment for a hand Blender, giving it the ability to chop without liquidising. And most Hand Blenders in the Kenwood range come with a beaker for mixing in too.
  • What are Hand Blenders used for?

    Hand Blenders are very versatile tools, they are designed to be easy to use and easy to store. The main attachment is for blending small amounts, but many come with a whisk. They are supposed to be smaller substitutes to larger and more expensive appliances.
  • Will processing hard ingredients damage a Hand Blender?

    No. Kenwood Hand blenders are made to be functional so they should not break under the stresses of doing their job. However, if you are unsure then try to use a metal blending wand as opposed to a plastic one.

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  • What parts are dishwasher proof?

    Many Kenwood Products have dishwashable parts, however it is often a product specific feature so for more information see the individual product pages. The motor housing of a product is never dishwashable.

  • Where can I find my serial number / date code?

    Normally on the underside of the appliance often near the cable entry point. The date code will be a series of 4 digits such as OM44.

  • Why are bowls and lids etc not covered by the guarantee?

    No removable parts are covered by the guarantee if they are dropped, or similar. The guarantee covers mechanical parts and workmanship.

  • I am having difficulty fitting the Flexi Beater into my Chef or Major. All my other bowl tools fit fine.

    The shaft design has been updated in the last year or two. It may be that the shaft on your Flexi Beater is a different design to your other bowl tools. Check and see if the shaft to the Flexi Beater is different to your other bowl tools, if it is then contact the Customer Care Centre on 1800 126 659.

  • What is a Kenwood Kitchen Machine?

    The Kenwood kitchen machine is a stand mixer with a difference. All models come with 3 bowl tools – a whisk, k-beater and dough hook. These allow you to do all the tasks you would expect from a mixer, from whisking egg whites to making dough. The unique planetary mixing action gives you perfect results every time.

    With additional power outlets and an amazing range of attachments, the mixer becomes a kitchen machine as you can tailor it to your personal needs. With attachments for blending, chopping, slicing and mincing, as well as making ice-cream, pasta and juice, there are no limits to what you can achieve.

  • What are Hand Blenders used for?

    Hand Blenders are very versatile tools, they are designed to be easy to use and easy to store. The main attachment is for blending small amounts, but many come with a whisk. They are supposed to be smaller substitutes to larger and more expensive appliances.

  • What is the difference between a Food Processor and a Kitchen Machine?

    A Kitchen Machine is Primarily for mixing dough and cake mixtures. A Food Processor can do these jobs but not with the efficiency of a kitchen machine. If you are planning on making cakes you should consider how much you will be doing this job. If it is going to be a common occurrence then a Kitchen Machine would be a better choice. It is worth taking note of the fact that a Food Processor is far smaller than a chef.