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Kenwood Kitchen Machine Delivers Unsurpassed Performance

Turbocharged, highly versatile, and able to take a beating, the Kenwood Kitchen Machine makes chef-inspired cooking easier than ever. Since 2013, American cooks have been able to experience what cooks around the world have known for decades: The unsurpassed quality, superior performance and innovation, and meticulous and timeless design of Kenwood products.

“As the global leader, innovator and expert in home kitchen food preparation, Kenwood understands the combination of innovation, design and convenience that is important to home chefs,” said Mike Prager, De’Longhi Group NA’s President and CEO. “Owners of Kenwood products are some of the most loyal in the world, and the Kenwood Kitchen Machine is an excellent example of why.” In fact, every three seconds, a Kenwood kitchen appliance is sold around the world.

Kenwood Chef-KMC011 beautyIt’s an innovative, powerful and exceptionally designed tool that really is in a culinary class of its own.  The “heart” of the Kitchen Machine is a European-designed turbocharged motor with up to 800 watts of power. With twice the force of ordinary stand mixers, it delivers the ideal amount of torque and can easily handle the heaviest dough loads. A dual motor ventilation feature also prevents overheating, extending the motor’s life. Due to its strong motor and additional ventilation points, the kitchen machine can mix for longer periods of time without needing to cool down or stop in between mixing loads. Precision is another key element of the Kenwood Kitchen Machine. Its electronic variable speed control feature allows for the gradual incorporation of ingredients before mixing them at high speeds, thus reducing mess by keeping them in the bowl rather than splattering across the countertop.

With three stainless steel bowl tools, a bowl capacity of up to seven quarts, dough capacity of up to 11 pounds, cake capacity of up to 10 pounds, and egg white capacity of up to 16, the machine is ready to tackle the most complicated daily or holiday meal preparation. Four built-in speed hubs allow the user to add a variety of attachments including a pasta maker and cutter, meat grinder, blender, food processor and ice cream maker. The Kenwood Kitchen Machines come complete with a power whisk, dough hook and Kenwood’s signature K-Beater – designed for enhanced mixing performance – providing the tools needed for easy, efficient and delicious mixing and baking.

The bowl’s rugged, easy-to-grip handles make it easy to remove, and the bowl tools are solid stainless steel and dishwasher safe making them durable and easy to clean.

The Kenwood Kitchen Machine, available in Chef and Chef Major models, is currently available; retail price: $499.95 and $649.95, respectively.

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Ankarsrum Assistant Original

BBI PFThe Ankarsrum Assistant Original is so much more than just a mixer. It truly is a kitchen assistant. The basic package includes a 7l stainless steel bowl for small or large batches of breads, cakes and cookies. It also includes a 3.5l plastic beater bowl for whipping egg whites, whipping cream and smaller batches of cakes and soft cookie dough.

In the case of the Ankarsrum, the inside is just as important as the beauty of the outside. Equipped with a 600W motor and energy efficient worm gear transmission, this machine is built to last a lifetime. Ankarsrum has backed this up with a five-year warranty on the motor.

In addition to the basic package, there are numerous attachments for mincing meats, blending, grating and pressing and stuffing various foods.

For more information, contact BBI Wholesale at 770.516.5000 or

OXO’s New Line of Electrics Debuts This Month

By Amber Gallegos

This month, OXO will debut its first ever line of electric appliances, OXO On. The 25-year-old company will initially introduce a collection of eight small appliances to begin with, all featuring the innovative functionality the brand is known for and that has earned OXO many design awards in the past two decades.

From start to finish, OXO On has been three years in the making now. Small electrics is a category the company has always wanted to get into and the timing ensures that the feature set is fully developed and deliverable, explains Kate Lubenesky, OXO Sales Director.

8710500_4-Slice Motorized ToasterWe have always had our eye on this market because it’s an important market for a housewares brand to be in. As OXO evolves from primarily being known for tools and gadgets, it’s a natural progression for us to create a line of small electrics that has an innovative feature set, sleek design and intuitive functionality that the brand has become known for,” says Lubenesky. “The company had to be a certain size and scale in order to be able to handle a launch of this magnitude. Now that we have really good systems and processes in place it felt like the right time to be able to tackle this project, which is much more complicated than a potato peeler.”

The launch will include a 9-cup coffee maker, 12-cup coffee maker, conical burr coffee grinder, cordless glass electric kettle, two-slice motorized toaster, four-slice motorized toaster, illuminating digital hand mixer, and illuminating digital immersion blender. All items are styled in black and brushed stainless steel and feature backlit LED displays.

Suggested retail prices for OXO On range from $79.99 for the hand mixer to $299.99 for the 12-cup coffee maker. Lubenesky says the prices fall in the mid-range, making them a step up from some of the cheaper products on the market, but still attainable enough so that they’re not such a decided purchase for many consumers.

OXO On Bright Digital Hand MixerOXO sees the line as appealing to customers who appreciate good design and the function that follows. Lubenesky points out that the electrics would be a nice option for bridal registries since the collection has a cohesive line look and the appliances are aspirational items, giving retailers a chance to sell more than one product at a time. She also notes that OXO has a strong MAP policy to protect independent specialty gourmet retailers. Lubenesky describes OXO’s approach to independent retailers as leveling the playing field for them.

For authentic gourmet specialty retailers and kitchenware shops, we protect them by letting them win not on exclusivity or price, but by having good customer service, great in-stocks and access to the full product line,” says Lubenesky. “We let retailers compete on a fair playing field. How does the store look, do they have products in stock, is their customer experience good, do they have trained employees on the store floor; that’s where specialty independent retailers excel. OXO’s strong MAP policy is taken very seriously; it’s not just in word, it’s also in deed. If you go online, you won’t find our products for less at any major retailer, including Amazon.”


New KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment Kicks Up Creativity in the Kitchen

c4371fb4-bd77-4319-858a-55c6f82f3ef2KitchenAid® has introduced a new spiralizer attachment for its iconic stand mixer that gives cooks fresh new ways to get creative with fruits and vegetables. Available now at Sur La Table and at the beginning of August on, the spiralizer attachment carries a suggested retail price of $129.99.

“The spiralizer is powered by the KitchenAid stand mixer and operates virtually hands-free, simplifying the process of fixing a quick and healthy meal,” said Beth Robinson, senior brand experience manager for KitchenAid. “Whether putting a healthy twist on a traditional recipe, or creating something completely original, the spiralizer gives cooks more ways to make delicious meals with fresh produce.”

087c0725-09d2-4275-9bb3-11a9d5903b14Featuring five blades with up to nine combinations of spiralizing, slicing, peeling and coring, the attachment offers endless possibilities for fruit and vegetable preparation. As a healthy alternative to flour based pasta, a fine spiral blade turns vegetables, such as zucchini or squash, into thin, noodle-like strands. A medium blade spiralizes potatoes for casseroles and potato pancakes, cucumbers for fresh garden rolls or radishes for bright, seasonal garnishes. Separate slicing blades can be used for creating spirals of fresh fruits or vegetables with little to no cores, such as sweet potatoes, or those with larger cores, including apples and pears. By using a combination of accessories, the attachment can perform several functions at once, including peeling, slicing and coring most fruits and vegetables.

The spiralizer features durable metal construction and a storage case for convenient organization of both the unit and its dishwasher-safe accessories.

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Mixers and Blenders Compete for the Premium Purchase

A must-have option for mixers these days is color. Blame it on KitchenAid, c’est la vie. Anyhow, it was only a matter of time until the kitchen color explosion seeped over to the small appliances category. Even the well-established Vitamix has forayed into color – if only in black, white and red for now. Currently, KitchenAid remains the color giant in the realm of mixers – and how could it not? The brand has launched over 85 colors and finishes for the iconic stand mixer and offers an online quiz to determine what color will best suit a customer.

While companies like SMEG look to make a splash on the U.S. market with a combination of color and function, an interesting juxtaposition has arisen where premium blenders have risen to the prominence of premium stand mixers. Now, it is seemingly KitchenAid, with the new Magnetic Drive Torrent Blender, looking to dominate the premium blender category in a fashion similar to that achieved with the brand’s stand mixer.

While the price gap is closing between premium blenders and mixers, there is still a functional gap between the two machines that requires any self-respecting kitchen appliance junkie to absolutely have both. Otherwise, a customer will have to decide if they’d rather bake sweet and savory treats or go on a liquid diet of smoothies, soups and sauces. Perhaps a happy medium could be for a customer to go for premium on the appliance they will use frequently and opt for a more inexpensive version of the machine they know they are less likely to use. Save up that next premium appliance purchase for a major life event, like the kids finally going away to college!

BLACK+DECKER Digital Fusion BlenderDigital FusionBlade Blender

BLACK+DECKER’s Digital FusionBlade Blender features a two-tip stainless steel blade providing enhanced blending and ice crushing to create smoother smoothies, velvet purees and protein-packaged power drinks. The four function automatic digital control and pulse includes a pre-programmed 30-second smoothie function. Accessories include a 6-cup glass jar with an easy to remove lid, level markings and ergonomic handle, and a 20-ounce BPA-free personal jar with travel lid and blade base. Cleanup is a breeze with dishwasher-safe removable parts.

Suggested Retail Price: $39.99


BODUM Bistro BlenderBODUM BISTRO Blender

The BISTRO Blender from BODUM is a powerhouse tool that easily mixes, chops, grinds, crushes and liquefies everything from nutritious smoothies to satisfying soups. The blender features an easily adjustable continuous speed dial and a convenient pulse function. The pitcher holds 42 ounces, is made of an enormously sturdy BPA-free plastic, and the lid has two openings: one with a filter to hold back any large food pieces, and the other to pour thicker liquids.

Suggested Retail Price: $80.00


Dash StandMixer_HeroDash Go Everyday Mixer

The Dash Go Everyday Mixer saves time so that you can make nutritious, unprocessed recipes everyday. This pint-sized powerhouse can whip up everything from whole wheat pancake batter, to oatmeal cookies, to whipped cream with ease. Convenient and compact, the Dash Go Everyday Mixer has a 2.5-quart capacity bowl and is designed with a smaller footprint that fits underneath most kitchen cabinets. Available in pastel blue, pastel pink, red or black.

Suggested Retail Price: $69.99


DualitDualit Professional Hand Mixer

The Dualit Professional Hand Mixer (model #88520) has been designed for both commercial and home use and comes with a professional heavy-duty 300-watt power motor. On top of the solid ingenuity, this mixer has four speed selections with rotational speeds of 540 rpm to 1200 rpm, including blending, beating, whipping and turbo settings. Additionally, it is equipped with a unique manually retractable power cord which cleverly winds into the rear cap end, ensuring easy and tidy storage at all times. The mixer comes with a balloon whisk, two oversized flat beaters, and dough hooks. The soft touch finish with easy-grip handle is available in variety of colors.

Suggested Retail Price: $120.00


KitchenAid Torrent Blender - Candy Apple RedMagnetic Drive Torrent Blender

KitchenAid’s first-of-its-kind Magnetic Drive Blender for home use, utilizes magnets to secure the pitcher to the motorized base and drive the blades, resulting in an easy front-load, slide-in design. Helpful pre-programmed, hands-free settings for juices, soups and sauces, milkshakes, icy drinks and smoothies take the guesswork out of blending and eliminate the need to constantly monitor the blender. An ingredient feed on the top of the blender allows for the addition of ingredients at any point during the blending process, while an intuitive Intelli-Speed® Control system automatically optimizes blade speed to efficiently complete blending tasks.

Suggested Retail Price: $599.99


Omega TF6064SOmega TF6064S High Performance Blender

The Omega TF6064S combines power, durability and capacity while turning out tantalizing combinations of delicious drink blends. It features a 3-peak horsepower motor that spins blades at up to 26,500 rpm and propels the blade tip speed over 250 mph, 10 percent faster than its closest competitor. The Omega TF6064S includes a commercial grade motor with the motor mouth engineered with new air flow technology that decreases noise pitch, creating the quietest blending experience in Omega’s line of high performance blenders. Commercial construction coupled with its precision controls make the Omega blender the go-to tool whether blending for business or pleasure.

Suggested Retail Price: $449.95


SMEG Stand MixerSMEG 50s Retro Style Stand Mixer

With the SMEG 50s Style stand mixer, recipes take shape thanks to a reliable, robust, and efficient assistant featuring planetary rotation and a 600-watt motor. The 5-quart stainless steel bowl with ergonomic handles enables small and large quantities of mixtures to be prepared, augmenting any recipe. Ten adjustable speed setting guarantee the greatest versatility in the preparation stages, including a Smooth Start function. The numbers printed alongside the lever suggest the correct speed based on the hook in use. A stainless steel wire whisk, aluminum flat beater, aluminum dough hook and anti-spray pouring shield are included. SMEG offers many possibilities, including the use of accessories which are inserted on the front, and will enable you to cut or stretch fresh pasta. Available in cream, red, black, pastel blue or silver.

MAP: $449.95


Vitamix_S55Vitamix S55, A Powerful, Premium Personal Blender

Vitamix® introduces the latest innovation in personal blending: the S55. Engineered to deliver power and premium results in a compact machine, the S55 makes it easier than ever to create individual smoothies and small batches of recipes including soups, dressings and sauces. Four pre-programmed settings, variable speed control, and pulse function are conveniently housed in a single dial, offering the versatility to create a variety of textures. A 40-ounce container with a two-part lid is included, as well as a double-walled BPA-free 20-ounce container to blend individual servings and take them to go. The interchangeable blade base attaches easily to both containers and features the signature laser-cut, stainless-steel blade design of every Vitamix machine. A safety interlocking system turns the machine off automatically when the container is lifted or rocked from the base.

Suggested Retail Price: $459.00

This story was originally published in the May 2015 issue of Kitchenware News, a publication of Oser Communications Group.

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