Magimix processor bowl dilemma

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NicolaD

Magimix processor bowl dilemma

I have a magimix 4100 processor more than 10 years but the handle has been working it's way free for past few years.My husband used it last night and it was cutains for the handle. I checked online and learned 2 things: many people have had similar problem with handle breaking from plastiuc bowl and replacement parts for magimix are expensive- £43 for bowl wthout lid and not including p&p.
I thought about it and can't decide to pay up and get new bowl which will have relatively short lifespan or buy little handheld blender and bin my remaining magimix motor & accessories(which just feels wrong!!).
Anyone have thoughts,ideas or similar experiences?

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Nenna

Bowl dilemma.

If it was me, I would get the new bowl. My Magimix is over 20 years old, one of the first models available here, and it is still going strong. Granted the handle is coming away at the bottom, but my husband fixed it for me with super glue and it still works OK. I do have a spare bowl which I keep for mixing sweet things, but I have had that almost as long as the main one and I do get a lot of use out of both. If you bin it you will be throwing away a lot more than the cost of a hand-held blender and you will probably regret it in the long run. That's my opinion for what it's worth!

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NicolaD

Magimix processor bowl dilemma

Thanks for that. I have to say my instinct is to keep it. Before the bowl broke it was excellent for most jobs.I have my mother's Kenwood Chef from the 70s for whisking & blending so they were a formidable team. Wish Magimix had made a version with a metal bowl though.

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Nenna

bowl dilemma.

By coincidence I still have my Kenwood Chef too, also from the 1970's!!!! I think, in fact I know, they made them better then.

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Yummy

Question for Nenna

"By coincidence I still have my Kenwood Chef too, also from the 1970's!!!! I think, in fact I know, they made them better then."

I have an early Kenwood Chef too Nenna Type A901, which has loads of boxed gadgets with it. (potato peeler,Mincer, cream maker, Juicer, Chopper/shredder).

Unfortunately the machine has started to smoke when I use it of late, and wondered "Do you know if the ancillary bits will fit a newer model "?

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Nenna

kenwood parts

Hi Yummy, I'm sorry I can't really say if the parts of your original machine would fit on to a new model, my guess is that they wouldn't. But the best thing would be to go to a good supplier and ask their advice. The model I have was built in this country by Thorn (I think) but they are now made in China like most other things and are not as well made according to what I have been told. My machine started to 'act up' and I thought it was giving up the ghost but my husband took it to bits and got it going like new for me! He's a handy fellow to have around!

I've just asked him what he did and he said a wire inside had worn through and he just cut it out and put a new piece of wire in. He says they are quite easy to mend!!!

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JAMES

Kenwood

As far as I know Yummy, they have not changed the fittings for the Kenwood Chef. .However, bits for the Chef do not fit the Major etc.

I also certainly do not think there is any downgrade on build quality! Mine is solid as anything!

x

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Yummy

Kenwoods

Thanks Nenna and James for your advice. Nenna, all the add-ons are by Thorn so looks like it was UK manufactured. Will get OH to have a closer look at it.....think we were working it too hard mincing the sausage meat :).....or perhaps my friends hubby who is a "Mr Fixit" !!

 
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