Now I must confess to being a little bit of a Kenwood fan already - I have a Kenwood Chef Classic which produces 99% of my baking and a Kenwood Food Processor which saves me hours of chopping & cutting, so I was very familiar with the brand. Having the Kenwood Chef meant that I knew how to set up the kMix and get cooking straight away.
My (temporary) kMix was Peppercorn in colour & had a 500w motor, so it was a lot quieter than my Chef - which sometimes sounds as if it's about to take off. It came with three attachments : the K-Beater, the Dough Tool and the Balloon Whisk.
The stainless steel bowl has a whopping 5 litre capacity so can handle large batches of dough or batter with ease - over 2.5kg of cake mix to be exact!. What I really liked about the bowl was that it had a solid base, so it didn't have water trapped in it when it came out of the dishwasher (instant bathtime...).
It also has a really handy splashguard which clips to the top of the mixer & stops your nice clean counter from getting splattered with flour - some other big mixers don't appear to have this included & I'm sure it causes a massive mess when you're baking.
With 6 speeds, the kMix turns out pizza dough & cake mixture with ease. I really put it through its paces & made a whole variety of recipes including pizza, Baby Berry Cheesecake, Lemon Polenta Biscuits & Chocolate Sablé Biscuits - all of which were devoured by the happy people in work.
So, how much & where? €499.99 and many major electrical retailers nationwide. It also comes in Raspberry or Almond, if Peppercorn doesn't suit your kitchen.