Is The Tefal Food Mixer As Superior And Innovative As It Claims To Be?
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The phrase “innovative planetary movement” may not really mean anything to many home cooks but it is a phrase that should make people take a second look at the Tefal Kitchen Machine because it makes it sound so powerful and capable.
While this machine is essentially a mixer, it is known by the more vague name of the Tefal Kitchen Machine, probably in an attempt to showcase the multi-functionality and features on offer.
There is a selection of attachments in the box, most of which do more than just mix, a stainless steel bowl with a large capacity of 4L, a retractable cord, handles for greater portability and a recipe book.
The product description for this 900W Tefal mixer mentions “superior” mixing but is this really the case and do these multiple attachments help to ensure that this machine is a helpful kitchen aid?
Some Noted Features of the Tefal Kitchen Machine
- Easy to use
- Die cast kneading beater and hook
- Dual mixing movement with simultaneous rotating head and attachments
- High quality metal pastry tools
- Metal whisk with soft end which doesn’t scratch the bowl
- 4L stainless steel bowl with handles and splashguard
Tefal Food Mixer Reviews
What benefits does this Tefal Kitchen Machine offer and is it really superior and innovative?
The attachments and tools included have all been mentioned to some degree in most customer testimonials, either as a minor footnote to an overall positive review or as more detailed comments talking about the specific performance and benefit of a particular function.
These attachments include the die cast kneading hook, 1.5L blender, shredder/slicer and metal whisk and, for the most part, they have been well-received for the quality of their construction and the way that they easily, and securely, fit into the machine.
This is especially true for the whisk and the reason that this feature is so well-loved is the same reason buyers appreciate the bowl; the reliable, non-stick Teflon means that there is little risk of scratches and it is easy to clean, a factor that is enhanced by the additional splash-guard.
When it comes to the performance, again the feedback is not 100% positive; however, there are plenty of reports of great produce and results to comfort and inspire prospective users.
This Tefal Kitchen Machine can handle a wide range of doughs and mixtures, with a few limitations, but it is particularly skilled with cake batters and does so via controls that are easy to use and understand. On top of this, the appeal of this multifunctional machine is increased by the fact that is more compact than buyers first realise and easily fits into the kitchen as a regular, day-to-day machine.
So what are these limitations that have led to the loss of marks for this Tefal Food Mixer’s attachments and performance?
It is clear from customer reviews that this machine is powerful, capable and quiet for most of its processes; unfortunately, there are some exceptions to the rule and comments that suggest that the blender can be noisy and the shredder can flimsy.
Some would argue that there is little for users to really complain about because these features are just bonus items but there is a little more concern over the bread -making function because the machine can get shaky and cut out if it feels overwhelmed.
Additionally, there is a tendency for ingredients to sink to the bottom and, therefore, a sense that you cannot just leave this kitchen machine to get on with the job and you should be prepared to jump in with a spatula and get your hands dirty now and then.
Summary: do these potential problems limit the appeal of this Kitchen Machine or does it have a certain target market?
To end a review of this Tefal Kitchen Machine with the phrase that it is not the best but not the worst would be an accurate description of its placement, but not all that helpful.
It can be argued that this Tefal food mixer has a limited appeal; it is clever and simple enough to appeal to first timers and has a decent selection of attachments to experiment with.
But it could be seen as far too fiddly and unreliable for buyers looking for a effortless time-saver and too inconsistent and low-quality for more experienced bakers, who could easily end up preferring to mix everything by hand to be sure of an even mix.
If you fall somewhere in the middle, perhaps as a novice baker looking for an easy-to-use machine who is also happy to work through the flaws by hand – this great value, mid-range mixer could be the right choice.