The Reconditioned Kenwood Chef By Kenmix Engineering
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  • Karen Hewitt (Monday, June 10 19 12:01 pm BST)

    Last year as my 36 year old Kenwood chef started smoking I thought it was off to the small electrical items recycling! However, a quick search on the internet found Kenmix engineering and I’m so glad I did. My recently returned fully refurbished machine has been worth every penny. The paintwork gleams, the motor runs smoothly and my mixer is back to pride of place. Mike kept me informed throughout and I would recommend him to anyone, a thoroughly top notch service. Thank you.

  • Yve Posner (Sunday, June 09 19 06:12 pm BST)

    I was given my A700D Kenwood Chef by a friend who wanted it go to someone who would appreciate it. As I'm a huge fan of all mid 20th century furniture and design I was delighted to have it especially as I have a red and cream retro kitchen and the A700D had the red trimmings. My machine was however in need of some TLC - it was quite scratched and although it worked it was a bit unstable. I found Kenmix from research on-line. I can only say that Mike lived up to and fully deserves all his well-earned reviews. He is a true craftsman and I cannot speak highly enough of his friendly, helpful and completely business like and honest approach. He did the most beautiful job on my A700D which now looks and runs like a dream. As others have said Mike goes the extra mile to be helpful and provide a good service and even delivered my machine back to me. Thank you Mike for for your wonderful service!!

  • Dennis Watts (Saturday, June 01 19 04:54 pm BST)

    Back in March I sent Kenmix Engineering only what can be described as a pretty scruffy kenwood chef a701a. The options were clearly explained with a full pricing structure and potential extras that may be involved and possible or likely issues so I knew exactly where I stood from the start. I have just received back my mixer in absolute mint condition and my my doesn't it sound lovely (so much smoother than I remember). Mike is a true professional who without any doubt really knows his trade. Taking into account that my mixer has been taken apart and paint stripped, resprayed to a showroom finish and put back together and runs like a dream and all by one person. Outstanding Mike and I'm very happy to have dealt with you from the start. Keep it up mate you're a legend in your own right

  • Dave Cragon (Friday, May 31 19 04:45 pm BST)

    Just received our mixer back today, in great condition! Great service and Mike is a lovely person to deal with, talking through the options and how to faithfully restore our well used 50 year old 701a mixer to how it would of once looked. It will have another 50 years of use at least! Can’t recommend strongly enough, Thanks again!!

  • John Francis (Tuesday, May 28 19 12:28 pm BST)

    Mike
    We have just received our refurbished mixer. Wow, a work of art! The attention to detail is amazing and the quality of the work excellent. You warned us that you were busy, but it was well worth the wait; now fit for another 60 years use.

    I would highly recommend your service.

    Regards

  • Robina (Saturday, April 13 19 12:53 pm BST)

    Brilliant job, Kenwood is running like new and looks good too!

  • Barbara Morse (Friday, April 12 19 05:08 pm BST)

    I've just received my Kenwood Chef back. It has been been repaired and serviced by Mike. I never expected it to work again. I found Mike on the internet and because he only dealt with Kenwood mixers I felt I could trust him to repair my mixer. I wasn't wrong. My Kenwood has been returned in fantastic condition and sounds perfect again. I feel like an old friend has come back. Can't wait to use it. Thank you Mike.

  • Anthony Pratt (Saturday, January 26 19 12:05 pm GMT)

    I sent my Kenwood Chef A701A mixer in for a service and I am really pleased with the work Mike has done to my mixer. It works very well and I use it to bake cupcakes and buttercream. These old British made Kenwood Chef mixers are far more superior to both Modern Kenwood Chef mixers and Kitchen Aid mixers. I have just purchased another Kenwood Chef A701A mixer in white and duck egg off ebay and eventually I am going to aak Mike if I send this in.for a restoration.

  • Michael Lydon (Tuesday, January 15 19 11:13 am GMT)

    I took delivery of my completely refurbished Kenwood A700 B mixer (dating from around 1958) last Friday and, on opening an extremely carefully packed box and attachments, found a machine that looked as if it had just come off the production line! The mixer itself, the bowl and the three beaters all looked brand new! Mike’s attention to detail is something to be admired and praised in equal measure. I used the mixer on Sunday using the dough hook to knead some bread dough and it worked perfectly. I now look forward to many years of very happy baking! I also envisage that with this new lease of life this mixer will become a family heirloom. My sincere thanks to you Mike.

  • John Connell (Tuesday, November 27 18 09:45 pm GMT)

    Just had my mum's Kenwood Chef A700 returned to us on the Isle of Arran. So pleased with the finished product. Looks brilliant, better than I ever remember it, but it still sounds the same! Brings back happy memories of scraping out the bowl!

  • Paul Evans (Monday, October 22 18 01:14 pm BST)

    I have unintentionally left it a whole year before leaving this review but suffice to say my Kenwood Major was expertly repaired, serviced and upgraded at the fraction of the cost of new. To be honest it is now working better than ever and I bake bread for a family of 5 several times a week. I have been happy to recommend to others.

    Friendly attentive customer service too and he was desperate to avoid me extra costs on my rather knackered machine.

    Well done!

  • Craig Lamberton (Tuesday, October 09 18 05:48 pm BST)

    I found my late mums 1960s / 1970s Kenwood Chef A701A in a cupboard in March this year. Having powered it up for the first time in 18 years, it didnt sound healthy. I did consider trying to fix it myself but the machine has a lot of sentimental value and I wanted it done properly. I found Kenmix Engineering online and completed their contact form. (I also found another company offering similar services online - they have yet to respond to my enquiry!)

    Mike contacted me within the hour and explained the options available to me. Initially I was only going to have the machine serviced but having spoken to relatives I decided to go for a full restoration. The machine was shipped to Mike and I told him there was no rush to get it back. It came back about 4months later looking fantastic but the packaging had stuck the paint in places, leaving marks. I phoned Mike who immediately arranged to get it returned to him so he could strip and repaint it at no extra cost to me. It came back on Friday and looks like a brand new machine.

    Mike kept me informed with regular phone calls and talked me through my options as he worked on the machine. It is obvious Mike is passionate about what he does and only works to the very highest standards.

    If you send Mike your machine, you wont get it back in a week but I can assure you it is worth the wait! I am sure i could have had the machine back sooner had i needed it, but I am no master baker so it wasnt a problem for it to be away for a while.

  • olive toleman (Monday, September 17 18 05:52 pm BST)

    Excellent service,would recommend Ken to anyone.

  • Robert Brooks (Sunday, July 15 18 04:01 am BST)

    Without doubt, the most professional service one could ever wish for.
    Mike is a fantastic engineer who clearly takes great pride in his work, displayed beautifully by the amazing transformation job he’s just completed on my 701A. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he went out of his way to make sure I got exactly what I wanted.
    I’m thrilled with the results and I have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone wishing to breathe new life into their old appliance.
    Thank you so much Mike, for the fantastic work and also for being a thoroughly decent bloke.
    You’re a Star!

  • Valmai Bowen (Wednesday, July 11 18 02:33 pm BST)

    Thank you for restoring my inherited Kenwood Chef model A701 so beautifully. I will enjoy using it with my grandchildren and will tell them, it belonged to their great grandmother.

  • Sue (Saturday, June 16 18 07:43 pm BST)

    Thanks so much for repairing and refurbishing my Kenwood, it looks great now (no more paint falling off each time I use it) and it also works which is amazing. I have already recommended to a friend! thanks again

  • Terence Donnelly (Thursday, March 15 18 09:24 am GMT)

    I can't thank Mike enough for all he did for me during the process of repairing my 40 year old A901 mixer. Mike kept me informed every step of the way and was able to repair my machine quicker than expected so that we could bake our cake for my son's birthday party. The machine repair was faultless. Thanks Mike!

  • Bev Griffin (Saturday, March 10 18 06:37 pm GMT)

    I am chuffed to bits with my now it has been refurbished , so much better than before . Excellent service
    Thank you

  • Janice Nattress (Monday, February 12 18 11:26 am GMT)

    When my lovely Kenwood major failed I despaired at the cost to renew it, plus all my attachments. I like to cook but having reached a certain age I thought maybe I could do without it. But as the days and weeks went by I realised just how much I used it. Thankfully I found Mike on the internet! I thought it was a gamble as to whether my machine was fixable. It had a number of problems. But, am I glad I contacted Mike! I have my Kenwood back! Yesterday I used the liquidiser (very careful not to spill the soup Mike!) and scones. Today I did a triple mix of my sugar free crumble and it was done in no time. My machine seems to go faster now! Everything works better and I am delighted! Throughout the fixing process I was contacted about the problems with the machine and parts that should be renewed. I was given options but in my case I wanted to renew parts if available as I work my machine hard! Collected and delivered back to me spick and span. Well done Mike, thank you again.. Janice

  • Marylyn Downes (Tuesday, December 12 17 07:15 pm GMT)

    Wow! What can I say, exceptional service from Mike, and I now have a Kenwood that I don't have too hold the head down!And he knew I needed it back in a hurry, and there it was, fantastic. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you so much.

  • JIM COLLINS (Thursday, November 30 17 06:43 pm GMT)

    I strongly recommend Mike for any Kenwood repairs this is one fantastic guy who really cares about the quality of his servicing and workmanship. I standby what I texted him when we got mixer back 20 out 10. Jim Collins

  • PAM FORREST (Friday, November 24 17 12:09 pm GMT)

    I have just received my 40 year old Kenwood Chef back from Mike, beautifully packed and in pristine condition. Dealing with this company has been an absolute delight - excellent service at a standard so rarely experienced these days. The work has been completed very promptly and at a very reasonable cost. I cannot thank Mike enough and would, without hesitation, recommend this company to all.

  • kate gower (Saturday, November 11 17 03:01 pm GMT)

    I have just received back my Mum's 47y old Kenwood mixer, fully refurbished and working like a dream and we'd been told it was a write off. Nowadays it is so rare to get such excellent service and dedication from anyone, thank you Mike so very much !

  • Peter and Margaret Jewell (Friday, November 10 17 08:15 am GMT)

    We were so pleased to find a company that could service our mixer which had serviced our needs for many years. Excellent work, thanks!

  • Pat O'Neill (Thursday, November 02 17 03:09 pm GMT)

    Absolutely wonderful service from lovely Mike. Would heartily recommend him.

  • Max Whitehead (Monday, October 30 17 05:42 pm GMT)

    Excellent throughout, regular communication and updates, quality of workmanship and professional expertise. Kenwood Chef A700A, 67 years old. After a hard life, restored to "as new". Motor now runs smoothly, no overheating, ozone smell or smoke pouring out of motor housing and no longer overheats.
    Mike thank you for all your hard work, a joy to work with you. Take care!

  • Joe Mollica (Monday, October 30 17 03:34 am GMT)

    Hi Michael,

    I just wanted to confirm that I received my new Kenwood Chef in perfect condition and can only say WOW!!!
    You have done an amazing job and I'm truly overwhelmed and glad I waited patiently for you to finish it off.

    I can't thank you enough for your incredible work and attention to detail.

    I wish you all the very best in health and happiness and may God bless you :)

  • Nicky Moreton (Friday, October 27 17 10:47 am BST)

    Wonderful job, great to have my machine back, still old but as good as new. Thank you

  • Maria holt (Saturday, October 21 17 02:19 pm BST)

    Had my old lady a701a motor repaired by mike along with some other bits he did,have to say my mixer has never run so well cant say how pleased i am
    Thankyou for working your magic

  • Zoe (Thursday, October 19 17 09:24 am BST)

    Mike repaired my 40 year old Kenwood Chef after it blew blue smoke & crunched to a halt. Every step of the way he informed me of what was needed & the very reasonable costs involved. I now have a squeaky clean, perfectly functioning Kenwood again. Trust him with your beloved Kenwood.

  • Bettina (Sunday, September 17 17 11:52 am BST)

    I've just used my newly serviced mixer for the first time. Wow! What an amazing job, it's running like new. I even checked the serial number to make sure it really was mine!
    Super job and great customer service - can't recommend highly enough.

  • Paul Walker (Thursday, September 14 17 02:42 pm BST)

    I'm 64 years old, and both my wife and I come from homes which in the 1950s & 1960s boasted hard working Kenwood Chefs that could mix a cake or create a gazpacho. It was a way of life, which we continued when we ourselves grew up and created our first home, and acquired a second hand Chef. When five years ago the motor failed, we bought a modern machine to replace it, but I could not bring myself to dispose of the old Chef with all its wonderful attachments and accessories. I vowed to get it fixed one day, and when I googled and found Mike's Kenmixengineering site, I knew I had reached the holy grail! If you have a long case clock you keep it going - same applies to a Kenwood Chef ... it's kinder to our environment not to have entirely a throwaway society. These KCs are so robust and well engineered - they are tougher and more durable than the more modern machines that can be bought. The quality of workmanship, sheer professionalism, and great level of service from Mike has been a total delight - there are some very talented people out there and Mike is right there at the top.

  • Lynn Broughton,, (Saturday, August 12 17 03:33 pm BST)

    I cannot praise Kenmix enough. Professional, efficient from start to finish. Genuine interest in the challenge my mixer presented.

    When my mixer was returned, it came back looking like new, in fact I questioned the fact in case a new one had been sent in error!

    Will definitely use again if needed without hesitation.

  • GIllian Kirkland (Saturday, July 29 17 08:23 am BST)

    My faithful old Kenwood Major has just been returned, fully refurbished and in absolutely fabulous condition. It's was in a dreadful state after 46 years, and now thanks to Kenmix has been retored to as new. Well worth the wait, the attention to detail by Michael cannot be bettered. Thank you

  • Carlos (Wednesday, July 26 17 05:17 pm BST)

    Really great level of service, and great value for money. The finished result speaks for itself, Motor sounds and works as new.

    Mike clearly puts lot of effort and attention to detail into each machine.

    Many thanks!

  • Roy Snarey (Thursday, July 13 17 10:18 am BST)

    I am very,very pleased with the refurb of my machine.I knew from conversations I had with Mike during the progress of the work,that attention to detail was his Hallmark. No detail too much to miss. The result is outstanding. Thank you, Mike.

  • Angie Rees (Saturday, July 01 17 06:01 am BST)

    We were very fortunate to have chosen Mike to give our a901 a total refurb. He has done the most fantastic job ever, the orange respray is superb and he has matched the colour perfectly to all the accessories we already had in our kitchen. The machine looks and works like the day it came out of the factory (even better in our opinion). Mike has been great throughout and has helped with getting the colours right and keeping us updated on the progress of the refurb. He is a true professional and really cares about getting the machine exactly how you want it. Mike thank you so much for a mixer which will be well loved, admired and used lots.
    Rob and Angie Rees.

  • Eric Coe (Saturday, June 24 17 08:24 pm BST)

    Having received our A700D mixer back after repair and service all I can say is we are chuffed to bits.
    After searching on line for repairers I spoke to Mike and knew within a couple of minutes the services that were available for our appliance, and the passion he has for them that it would be in good hands, it was the 1st service it has ever had and has been well used over the years.
    Mike has done an awesome job to get it running smoothly also cleaned and polished to a fantastic finish, happy to highly recommend Mike for his enthusiasm, professionalism, communication and engineering excellence.
    Many Thanks Mike.

  • Janet Ratcliff (Saturday, May 20 17 09:03 am BST)

    I'm so glad I chose Mike to repair my second hand Chef 701a & blender. Generous with his time & advice. He has genuine expertise & provides excellent workmanship & service. And he's a really nice bloke.

  • Janet Ratcliff (Saturday, May 20 17 08:54 am BST)

    I'm so glad I chose Mike to service & repair my 2nd hand Chef 701a & blender. First class advice & generous with his time. Genuine expertise. Excellent workmanship. And he's a really nice bloke too.

  • Paul Hegarty (Tuesday, May 09 17 03:35 pm BST)

    I gained my late mother's mixer shortly after my Dad's death. Was working, but showing its age and the head wouldn't latch down. Remember vividly mum holding it down in the mid-70's whilst it did its work.

    White and powder blue it was, colours my wife didn't like much - nor I for that matter - and was stuffed in a kitchen cupboard for the last 5yrs.

    Always wanted to get it serviced, and it was through a search online that I found Mike. I received our machine back a few days ago, fully serviced and resprayed to colours of my choice - black body and red covers, photo of which is on Mike's site.

    It is outstanding work. Machine looks like it was bought yesterday. Absolutely gobsmacked. So much so, that as I live about an hour away and wanted to revisit the Portsmouth Historic Naval Base, I made a point of thanking him in person. Talked for over an hour - so if your machines late, blame me. lol.

    Very nice man to deal with, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. A professional and a craftsman, who enjoys what he does - and it shows.

    Thanks Mike. You got my address, drop round anytime you're in the area.

  • Alison Smith (Tuesday, March 21 17 03:22 pm GMT)

    Thank you Mike for a fantastic repair to my grandmothers Kenwood circa 1960, complete repaint and refurb, it looks fantastic! I have already made bread, pastry and cakes with it and its such a pleasure to use. Great Job worth waiting for!

  • Laura Payne (Tuesday, March 07 17 12:17 am GMT)

    I left my a901 Chef too close to the edge of the work top and it fell to the floor causing serious damage to the top cover. I called Mike who told me it wouldn't be a problem to repair and after a 10 minute chat I decided to go for the full monty. My mixer is amazing now and has been repaired and repainted and sounds so quiet. It run beautifully and I've already used it to make a rich fruit cake and some scone mix and I've noticed how much better it is at picking up the ingredients. When I placed my mixer in Mikes good hands, he told me there would be a wait due to his work load of around 50 machines and this tells me that with this amount of work, this man knows his stuff and is obviously very good at what he does. How right I was. With this level of attention to detail and finish, I can see why you are so busy Mike. You've done a truly amazing job and I can't thank you enough. Maybe you should look at your pricing structure as I don't think you charge enough for what looks like a brand new product. You do an amazing job. Thank you so much. Laura x

  • Sarah Peck (Sunday, March 05 17 08:18 pm GMT)

    Thank you so much for restoring my Major. It was my grandmas and my mums before it was mine and it was in a really sorry state.
    It's so much quieter since you returned it and the new paint job is great - it looks so modern.
    Sorry I didn't leave this sooner - I wanted to get some mileage on it first! 18 months after you did it I am still thrilled every time I take the cover off and get to use it. Thank you :)

  • Joe Woodward (Friday, February 24 17 12:07 pm GMT)

    Cannot recommend highly enough. The restorations are well worth the wait, and worth twice the cost. My 901 looks like it just rolled off the factory production line - it's immaculate. Have a look at the photos on the kenmix facebook page and you'll soon see that Mike's machines look as clean and shiny on the inside as they do outside. Brilliant communication and service, and a thoroughly nice bloke too!

  • Lucie Dutton (Thursday, February 09 17 11:59 am GMT)

    My Kenwood mixer belonged to my grandmother - and I inherited it 30 years ago!! Every single birthday cake I have baked has used it - I was devastated when it finally gave up the ghost! Thank goodness For Mike who saved the day and mended the mixer. A joy to find a real engineer and professional in this day and age. I would recommend Mike to everyone.

  • Sue Winchcomb (Wednesday, February 01 17 09:36 pm GMT)

    So delighted with the repairs and service to my Kenwood. Wonderful efficient service from Mike who kept me fully informed of the progress along the way. Very friendly and efficient. Thank you Mike.

  • ANDREW JONES (Wednesday, February 01 17 07:30 am GMT)

    mixer looks better than new and it was great to have it back,so pleased I sent the other one for the same treatment,obviously been done with great care and attention

  • Carmen Kersten (Saturday, January 28 17 03:40 pm GMT)

    I am thrilled with my recently restored 47 year old Kenwood Major. Mike you have done an excellent job. Thank you! I highly recommend Mike at Kenmix Engineering to any Kenwood mixer owner.

  • Alistair (Wednesday, January 18 17 01:11 pm GMT)

    What a brilliant company! Old fashioned service which you can trust. Mike gives his assessment and timings and does not just keep to the timings but betters them to return a fully functional family heirloom.

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