400W Or 800W Mixer?

Business By Lyndseyb52 Updated 1 Dec 2014 , 2:52am by cazza1

Lyndseyb52 Posted 28 Nov 2014 , 9:31pm
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I'm looking to buy a new Kenwood stand mixer and wondered how much you thought the power should influence my choice. They go from 400w to 800w, is it the higher the better or is 800w unnecessary?


Thanks for any advice you can offer.


Lyndsey x

4 replies
jchuck Posted 28 Nov 2014 , 11:54pm
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ADepends on how often and what your using your mixmaster for. Extra watts doesn't always translate to durability or longevity. Extra watts just means more power. If you use your mixmaster for large loads, then it's worth it. Especially if you own a business and your consistently making large batches of icing and cake batter. I have a 500 watt Kitchen Aid and I've used it a LOT.....probably close to 10 yrs.+ Still going strong. More watts means more $$$. So only you can decide if it's worth the investment. I would also Google reviews on the model your considering buying. You can get some great input this way. I've changed my mind about buying certain products after reading reviews. When 9 out of 10 reviews are negative....well, then you've saved yourself some grief and money.

Lyndseyb52 Posted 30 Nov 2014 , 6:54pm
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AThanks for your reply. You were right about reading the reviews, more expensive or more powerful doesn't necessarily make a better mixer. I'll definitely do a bit more research before rushing into it.

Thanks again


jchuck Posted 30 Nov 2014 , 9:27pm
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AYour welcome

cazza1 Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 2:52am
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If you can afford it go with the extra wattage.  The stronger the motor, the less strain on it.  And if you do need to do heavy loads you are not constrained.  Love my Kenwood.

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