I’m a huge fan of the Kenwood products and my trusty kMix stand mixer is my pride and joy. So you can imagine my delight when a few months ago I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit a Kenwood press event in London showcasing their brand new products. The Kenwood kCook and the Kenwood MultiOne were two of the new Kenwood products being unveiled and demonstrated by the lovely Miranda Gore Browne, finalist from the very first series of the Great British Bake Off. Being a massive Bake Off fan, this was a real treat for me.
Here’s a picture of Miranda putting the Kenwood MultiOne through its paces.
Miranda also demonstrated the simplicity of the Kenwood kCook and how easy it was to create a chicken curry from scratch. So, when I was given the opportunity to review the Kenwood kCook (RRP £329.99), I jumped at the chance. The Kenwood kCook is a cooking appliance with a variety of capabilities at the touch of a button, it can chop and blend with its processing blades, it can gently stir with its stirring paddle and it can steam fish and vegetables with the steaming basket. With a 1.5 litre bowl it is designed to feed a family of four. The kCook has 3 pre set programmes, One Pot for risotto, chilli, bolognese and curry, Sauce/Soup and of course a Steam function too.
I decided to try out the chicken curry recipe for myself. The chicken curry recipe along with over 200 other recipes can be found on the Kenwood app. Using the processing blade to chop the onion, garlic and celery and then later on the stirring paddle to continuously stir the curry, I found the whole process really easy and with minimal washing up too.
I was keen to try out the macaroni cheese recipe from the Kenwood app too. I don’t often make macaroni cheese, as I’m put off by the constant stirring involved. However, using the paddle attachment on the kCook meant that the laborious stirring involved in making a cheese sauce was done for me and I was delighted with the finished dish.
The model I reviewed is designed to feed a family of four, therefore to suit larger families like my own I would like to see Kenwood offer a kCook that has the capacity to feed 6.
Overall, I think the kCook is a superb addition to households feeding 4 or less, its compact design is great if you are limited on space and its multi functionality means you are free to leave it to cook for you. All in all, I was very impressed with the Kenwood kCook.
Until next time.
Disclosure: I was sent the Kenwood kCook on loan for the purposes of this review. I have not been paid or sponsored to write this review. All words and opinions are honest and my own.