If some of the models that we’ve looked at are anything to go by, there is a sad lack of good quality hand mixers available on the market these days. So, we decided to take a look at the Kenwood kMix HM792 – a handheld mixer that’s been built with sturdiness and durability in mind.
This is no ordinary hand mixer, as you can see at first glance. The familiar cheap white plastic has made way for a much more stylish retro design in an almond cream colour. Better yet, the plastic is gone altogether, with the body of the machine being made of die-cast aluminium metal. It looks like this mixer is built to last.
Inside the machine is a powerful 400w motor. It’s got 5 different speeds and also a pulse option, which is actually pretty rare in hand mixers.
It has cord storage built in, and comes with stainless steel beaters and whisk/kneaders.
We found that most food mixers were cheapest at Amazon.co.uk, including the Kenwood HM792 which is currently available for 26% off.
Kenwood HM792 Features and Specifications
- Stylish retro design – looks great in any kitchen
- Sturdy and strong – body is made of die-cast aluminium
- 400w motor – with 5 speeds and pulse setting
- Cord storage
- Stainless steel beaters/whisk/kneaders
Customer Feedback and Reviews
Ok that’s what the KM792 is all about, let’s take a look at how well it performs in the real world. We’ve collected as many customer comments and reviews as we could find. About 85% of customers were happy with their purchase, and 78% of all customers gave the mixer top marks of 4 or 5 stars.
Apart from the eye-catching design (the device does look kind of cool), the first thing that seemed to strike customers was how sturdy this machine feels compared to your bog-standard hand mixer. This does have its downsides too, with a few customers saying the handset is quite a bit heavier than they expected.
The motor is powerful, but surprisingly quiet at the same time. Several customers mentioned this, and it’s definitely a welcome change from the usual racket these machines produce!
One of the cool things about this device is that the speed settings are genuinely useful. Quite often the speed settings on cheap hand mixers aren’t that much different from each other. In the HM792 the speeds progress from nice and slow to very fast, allowing you to ramp up the power slowly and avoid making a mess.
Finally, people appreciated the inclusion of a pulse mode. This is actually a pretty rare option in a hand mixer, so it’s definitely a welcome addition. It allows you a lot more precision when you’re almost done whisking (nobody likes over-whipped cream).
So were there any problems?
The cable storage is a good idea, but unfortunately it’s not very well designed. In fact, it only actually holds half of the cable so you need to wrap the rest around the handset anyway! It’s not a deal breaker, but we’ve got to wonder what the point in including it was!
One thing that we did notice, is that the customers who weren’t happy had all experienced the same problem. After some time, the clips that hold in the beaters had broken and the attachments would no longer hold.
Whilst the machine is well made and has quite a powerful motor, the manual does state that bread dough load should not exceed 400g of flour. We can’t say for sure whether the people who had a problem overloaded the machine, however they were in the minority.