Kenwood Chef potato peeler

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Gadget addict

Kenwood Chef potato peeler

I have just been watching Ideal World and they showed the above potato peeler but didn't go in to much detail. Does anyone have one of these and if so is it made of glass and therefore very heavy? Also how easy is it to clean?

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JAMES

Kenwood Chef potato peeler

I hav one. Complete waste of time and money in my view, and its not often I say that about Kenwood.

Its plastic, but quite heavy. Its a total pain to clean as its basically lined with a metal sand paper material.

I used it once, and then used it again whilst re-reading the instructions as I was convinced I must have done something wrong the first time, but nope! Same result, badly peeled potatos and it took ages too.........

Its not been used since.

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Essex Girl

Kenwood Potato Peeler

My mother had one too, many years ago, for her Kenwood Chef. It was very disappointing and, unless they've improved it, I wouldn't bother. From James' description, they haven't.

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Gadget addict

Kenwood Chef potato peeler

Thank you James and Essex Girl for your replies. You both confirmed what I thought when I looked at the enlarged picture as there seems to be rough metal on the lid, base and sides of the bowl. Maybe that is why they didn't mention how to clean it. I don't want to buy something that would end up unused like my juicer which I gave up on because of the cleaning.

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JAMES

Kenwood Chef potato peeler

I hate spending money on something that turns out to be useless.

Its handwash only, and no matter how long I went over it with the washing up brush, still bits of peel remained in the roughness. Im doing a clearout so this will be going to the charity shop.....

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Nausea Bagwash

Spud peeler

I can remember my neighbour having one many years ago. It removed peel by virtually grating off the peel leaving the spuds rough on the outside which may be all very well for roasties but a bit messy for boiled new potatoes.

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Gadget addict

Kenwood chef potato peeler

I have had my Kenwood Chef for about a year and feel I could utilise it more if I had at least one attachment. The only problem is that over the years I have bought various appliances so can't justify buying something for the Chef when I have something else that does the same job. When I saw the potato peeler I thought it was something I could really use but had niggling doubts about the weight and ease of cleaning. Thanks to everyone who replied for confirming it would have been a big mistake to buy it.

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Brimbleworth

Kenwood Potato Peeler

I read with interest the comments regarding peelers. we have had one since the 60s. and use it often. It works like the commercial models with an abrasive spinning disc & abrasive wall.
We always wash any mud off the potatoes and clean the peeler straight after use by swilling only.
I must add it peels firm new potatoes faster and better than soft old ones.
The model peeler we have is very robust and made of heavy duty alloy.
The shortcomming has always been the rubber lid, as it perishes over the years, and now kenwood have stopped manufacturing them. And you must have the lid to use the peeler!
To overcome that problem we use a 8 1/2" Silicone pie dish with a 3 1/2" hole cut out of the base.

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Gadget addict

Kenwood potato peeler

For some reason I didn't see your reply when you sent it Bolas De Fraille so apologies for not replying sooner. Apologies to you too Brimbleworth - as I have explained in other threads I have had computer problems and am only now able to catch up on the backlog. Other replies had put me off buying it but after reading your replies I feel I want to have another look at it so will watch out for another demonstration on TV.

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JAMES

Kenwood

"rubber lid, as it perishes over the years, and now kenwood have stopped manufacturing them. "

Rubber lid? Mine certainly never had a rubber lid.

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Nenna

peeler

I bought my Kenwood in the early 1970's and bought the peeler soon afterwards thinking it would be an asset with 3 young children in the house. However, although I love my Kenwood I didn't think much of the peeler and it got relegated to the back of the top cupboard and never used. Mine DID have a rubber lid so it maybe an earlier version than the one James has, as I know his Kenwood is fairly recent compared to mine.

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JayneP

RE: Simple peeler

I just buy lots (of different coloured) cheap peelers - found this one for 99p in The Delia Shop http://tinyurl.com/3ut9mok

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mumbeeni

Kenwood Chef potato peeler

Great tip about the silicon sandwich cake tin. My mother used to use one of these peelers constantly in the 60s & 70s but it somehow went astray when I inherited her ancient A701A Chef.

When I saw one going cheaply on ebay, supposedly to fit the A701A, I bought it but unfortunately it came without instructions and I can't figure out how to make the disc turn. Do I need to have something in the orbital part to turn the cam or paddle sticking out from the vertical spindle. I just don't remember how hers worked, could you please give me a hint to get me going?

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in-grid

using the Kenwood patoto peeler

I bought the peeler secondhand. It was supposedly for use with the A701 and A901. I like the attachment. It is easy to use and simple to clean.

The centerpoint of the plenatary where you attach the whisk and the K-beater, has a nipple. When you put the disc on the centerpoint of the peeler bowl the nipple fits in the top of the circular peeling disk.

Before use you put some water in the bowl and your potatoos. After use you rinse the bowl and peeling disk in tapwater. That is all.

The standard size bowl is large enought for potatoos for 1 or 2 people. To many potatoos in the bowl, will not peel properly. For a large family I would recommend the Kenwood Major and the larger peeler.

 
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