Updated 11 Oct 2017

Kenwood

Chef XL Sense KVL6100T

Snapshot: The Kenwood Chef XL Sense KVL6100T has a 6.7L bowl and comes with a whisk and a scraper beater. How well does it beat, knead and mix?

Chef XL Sense KVL6100T
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$999

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Test results

Overall score
87
Performance
?/10
Beating egg whites
?/10
Mixing cake batter
?/10
Kneading dough
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results for performance.
  • Good for ease of use.
  • Scraper beater supplied.
  • Beater height is adjustable using a tool supplied.
  • Controls easy to use.
  • Large illuminated start/stop button.
  • Bowl has two 'D' shaped handles for easy grip.
  • Splash guard and pouring shield supplied.
  • Spring loaded motor head.
  • Splash guard and pouring shield supplied clips onto motor head and stops splashing when adding ingredients.

But

  • Tall narrow mixing bowl requires extra effort to scrape out bowl.
  • No eject button to remove beater, twist and unlock from position, hand can get covered in mixture.
  • Mixer head jolts when mixing a heavy load.
  • Mixing bowl is large and may not fit comfortably in a domestic sink.
  • Exterior has many cracks and crevices where dirt can accumulate.
  • Unit can jolt when mixing a heavy load.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Beating egg whites (20 percent)
  • Mixing cake batter (20 percent)
  • Kneading dough (20 percent)
  • Ease of use (40 percent)

Key data

Model

Avg price
$999
Type
Benchtop

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
35 x 43 x 30
Noise (dBA)
69
Weight (kg)
8.5
Wattage (W)
1400
Number of speeds
7
Bowl capacity (L)
6.7
Bowl type
Stainless steel
Mixer construction
Die-cast metal

Features

Whisk
Yes
Dough hooks
Yes
Beater
Yes
Splashguard
Yes
Pulse option
Yes
Bowl lock
Yes
Dishwasher-safe bowl
Yes
Boost/turbo option
No

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
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