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    My beautiful machine


    Ken Wood first designed the A700 Kenwood Chef food preparation machine in 1948 and launched it at the Ideal Homes Exhibition in 1950. The machine was partly based on existing food preparation tools, but Wood added his own innovations as well, to produce an appliance that could undertake virtually any food preparation task including mixing, blending, sieving, juicing, mincing, slicing and shredding, depending on the attachments used with it.
    The versatility of the Kenwood Chef led to it becoming one of the most popular kitchen appliances in history. After it was displayed at the Ideal Homes Exhibition, Harrods sold all its stock within a week.
    The Kenwood Chef has undergone some changes over the years, but essentially the version on the market today is the same as that launched in 1950.
    In 1960, Kenneth Grange restyled the original Chef, resulting in a new model, the A701.
    In 1976, Kenwood introduced the first Chef with electronic speed control, a cutting edge innovation that kept the brand ahead of its competitors.
    Kenwood has continued to update the Chef over the years, and even as recently as 2003 a new upgraded model was launched, which saw sales of the Chef double, proving the enduring popularity of the appliance.
    In 1950 on the occasion of my brothers birth my father brought this mixer for my Mother. My Dad was a good Tooth man and obviously by buying this he scored a few brownie points with Mum as well as ensured the quality of her Future baking endevours.
    Its a 1950 Kenwood Chef A 700.
    One of the first machines produced by Kenneth wood in his Woking factory.
    It was an instant success Harrods sold all their first batch in a couple of hours. My Dad a had a mate in one of the big retailers so managed to get his hands on one of the first available. A brilliant piece of quality British engineering built to last. I use it almost every day still, and while we have lost a few parts along the way it shows no signs of wear and has never been serviced or broken down. I stripped it down a year or so ago, I could see no sign of wear at all, the main Bronze gear wheel was in perfect condition despite 58 years of use. Compare that performance with the largely Chinese made crap that one buys today, barely likely to last out its warrantee, if it has one.

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    ^ Yep, they don't make 'em like they used to.

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    They just don't build stuff the way they used to do they.

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    No ! Sigh, they don't build build stuff they way they used to, having said that everyone can bugger off back to CMNs wanking thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    They just don't build stuff the way they used to do they.
    You sort of got me there BG, when I saw you had posted a response I assumed it was,
    Yea, my 15 th wife, a wetback from tortilla ville had one of those, it had no grunt so I swapped the pissy Brit engine with a 327 Chev.

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    No actually it was a 350/350 with a Turbo 400 and a 12 bolt.
    After that you didn't even have to remove the shells from the black walnuts to get the meats for cookies.

    But talking about Oldies but Goodies,In 1993 I killed a Buck Deer with my grandpa's old Mdl 99 savage, 303 savage caliber rifle that he had bought new in 1903.
    But I was with the wife before the wetback from tortillaville.

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    Sweet. My Mum had something similar of a same age.
    Mortals you defy the Gods, I sentence you to travel among unknown stars, until you find the Kingdom of Hades, your bodies will stay as lifeless as stone.

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    My grannie had one like that. She used to make everything in it, all sorts of yummy stuff. Noisy as hell but pretty much a military grade kitchen appliance. God knows what happened to it after she died. Probably got melted down to make a bomb with or something.

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    What does that mixer weigh?

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    Guessing about 16 kg Hilly, you wouldn't want to drop it on your toe and I nearly done that once or twice.
    Now I use it on the floor because with a heavy load of dough it can move around.

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    never seen one of these before.

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    ^ You don't get out much eh?

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    My grannie had one too. To heavy and noise.

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    My Mum got one for her wedding present. Dad still has it. Great for mincing meats. Also had a liquidiser attachment that fitted on top. Possibly a newer version than yours. Indestructable. Christ it brings back memories. Thanks.

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