Why Kenwood?

Kenwood Values

Products for Life

Kenwood principles


Kenwood was founded on the guiding principles of quality, innovation and design. These principles remain steadfast today at the very heart of our company and our products.

They are also the reason that one Kenwood appliance is sold every three seconds across the world.


Kenwood Quality


Producing only the very best

Millions of cooks world-wide prize their Kenwood appliances. This invaluable loyalty is well earned by our team of experts. They meticulously design and engineer all our products in the UK, using only the very best materials. We then test each appliance fully and individually, so that we can deliver to you a durable kitchen partner you can cherish and trust.

Kenwood Innovation


Working outside of the obvious

Our genuinely pioneering approach to creating products means we lead the field in constantly employing new technology and new techniques. We work outside of the obvious and explore right to heart of every possibility. This really sets our products apart and allows us to offer you the very best in truly specialised kitchen appliances.

Kenwood Design


Elegant yet intuitive

Your Kenwood machine has an intrinsic, timeless elegance coupled with a uniquely intuitive operation. We design for looks as well as faithful efficiency that you will enjoy over the years.

A true part of your family life, we have designed our products to be one of the most secure, rewarding and enjoyable investments you will ever make. And one with which you will create a lifetime of memories to treasure.

Our passion for design excellence has won us over 30 awards in the past 10 years.



Red Dot, iF, Plus X and Icon Brands


The Red Dot and iF awards are global design competitions which recognize the very best in product design. With more than 7,000 submissions from 60 countries, the international Red Dot design award ranks among the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world.

The award is as a seal of quality, it stands for membership of the best in design and business. The iF award was inaugurated in 1953 and since then has been an enduring, prestigious trademark for outstanding design.

Kenwood have also been successful in the Plus X award competition that recognizes top class products. Within the categories innovation, design, ease of use, ergonomics and ecology, winning products show 'innovative power, excellent design, extreme ease of use, ecologically meaningful efficiency and well thought-out ergonomics'.

Kenwood's continued success in these awards is recognition of its high quality of design.



South Africa's 2014/2015 Icon Brands

From a South African perspective, an Icon Brand is one which unites us as a nation; brands used and loved by South Africans across age, income, race and language spectrums. The Icon Brands Survey by TGI answers these questions for us, in partnership with City Press and Rapport.

Icon brands are brands that define a common experience, often on a daily basis, to which South Africans are committed - they put their money where their mouths are. South Africans will even seek these brands out in countries outside South Africa. 

Kenwood Food Processors are winners of the Blenders/Mixers/Juicers/Food Processors (Small Kitchen Appliances) Category, in the 2014/2015 Icon Brands Survey. Congratulations! 



Kenwood's British History


A very British company

At Kenwood we proudly design and manufacture cutting edge, stylish and efficient kitchen appliances since 1947.

As the expert in food preparation, our focus is to ensure every Kenwood product enhances your enjoyment of cooking, producing consistently high quality results with the greatest of ease.

Whichever Kenwood product you choose, you can be sure to create the perfect dish every time.

Be inspired

With the confidence to prepare great food for all occasions, you will find the versatility of our products really help you to create more. You will quickly discover new ideas, new dishes and new recipes to make every meal special.

Thanks to its timeless design, your Kenwood product will continue to grace your kitchen over generations. Our appliances’ looks are as durable as their quality build, guaranteeing an astute investment that will continue to delight years after years.

Kenwood Timeline

Kenwood Timeline

Kenwood innovation through the years


Kenwood A100 - When Kenneth Wood first founded our company, he cleverly redesigned the electric toaster to allow the user to toast both sides without touching the bread. Three years later in 1950, he completely revolutionized post-war kitchens with the launch of the Kenwood Chef.

A100 Toaster


1950  - The Kenwood Chef launches at the Ideal Homes Exhibition the Chef stole the hearts of housewives for its life-changing, labour-saving abilities. Harrods sold out in just a week

1956 - International Success
Kenwood is now an International business with a 1.5 million turnover, employing over 400 people,  producing hand mixers, liquidisers even steam irons




Style Icon - Kenneth Wood turns the Kenwood Chef into an icon of design, which goes into production at the new headquarters

1962 - The company outgrew its headquarters in Woking and moved its entirety to Havant, the most advanced manufacturing plant the UK had ever known


Style Icon


1970 - Kenwood take their products to the public in Kenwood busses, vans and even a Kenwood jet

1973 - Kenwood enter the digital age being the 1st manufacturer to introduce an electronic speed control 

1979 - Kenwood launch their food processer - processer de- luxe


1997 - A  Life, a legend  
Kenneth Wood dies, ages 81 his legacy a name synonymous with quality and modernity in kitchens  and homes over the world

Kenneth Wood


2001 - Kenwood joined the De'longhi group opening up a new era of expansion for us

2007 - 60th Anniversary 
Kenwood has revolutionised home cooking and pioneered kitchen automation since Kenneth Wood launched its first product in 1947. Today the company has a presence in over 40 countries and produces over 200 different models





Today - as our future unfolds before us, we are delighted we can continue placing our customers across the globe at the heart of our developments. Just as Kenneth Wood discovered all those years ago, our most important  mission is to delight our customers and make their experience in the kitchen both easier and more rewarding. With that always uppermost in our minds, we are proud of our past and look forward to our future...

               Cooking Chef