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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    Okay, Bing Lee is the cheapest at the moment at $399. Will anyone beat that do you think? Would be lovely if they could throw in a stick mixer!

    Or maybe I'm dreaming a little TOO much!
    That sounds good. Back when i bought mine they were going for around $450 most places.

    The processor will seriously sh!t all over any stick blender. Stick blender just don't have the power behind them.

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    I think it will be an investment into our future in terms of saving time making dinner. Particularly when I head back to work more.

    I like your terminology - very clear! My stick mixer is not in good shape at 6 years but was a cheap one given to me for my birthday. When I read up on the reviews of the combo ones many said not to overload it if using the food processing bowls, so I think we will definitely need a heavy duty food processor instead and a stick mixer on the side!

    Thank you for your help - much clearer now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    The cheapest I could get this one at the moment is $422 from HN. I think the only thing I've heard is that stuff can get jammed in between the blades and the plastic somewhere and it may need constant unjamming - did either of you have this problem? The only other qualm I think was it had a small dough thing (yep, brain is working really well!) and some peoples' motors threw it in and overloading was blamed even though it wasn't. However, they do have a 25 year warranty on the motors. Someone had a cracked bowl and had to replace it themselves and they were expensive. BUT! If all of these problems aren't regular problems then it could be okay.

    From the old thread it came down to either the breville or the magimix.

    Now all I need is those damn fairies and some bench space to put it on!
    I've never had any of those problems! No problems at all.
    $399 is a pretty good price I think.

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    I just got a breville kitchen wizz. That was reduced to $60 at big w a few days ago. It seems good.
    It has a 2 ltr bowl.
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    I think mine is a sunbeam (I'll check in the morning).

    I bought it almost 10years ago for about $50. It's still working great. I only have the stick blender attachment, but I've got a food processor for everything else.

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    I have a Braun stick mixer which came with whisk and herb chopping bowl. I also have a Kenwood food processor, which has a coffee-grinder (so same size as the herb bowl). I tend to pull out the stick+herb bowl for small quantities over the Kenwood as it's just easier to grab and set up.

    If I had to replace my stick mixer, without a doubt I would get a metal one so I could wizz hot soup without worrying about it melting!

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    I have a breville all in one and never had any issues. It's almost 2 years old now and still going strong. My fav attachment is the potato masher.

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    I have the kenwood stick tri blade and the kenwood food processor and I rate them both they are used quite regularly for DH and I. The only trouble I have is with the stick blenders little food processor lid is difficult to clean especially after hubby submerged it in water so it's more operator error than the stick blades fault. I use the processor for dough and baking no worries - it was a 21st gift and going strong (ahem) nearing 8 years now

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    It sounds as though the reviews for many of these machines aren't the norm then. Will pop into a couple of shops and ask them about some of them and which ones have the most call-backs I think.

    Thank you for all your input - I've put off getting something for years due to cost so I didn't want to buy one with constant problems. I'm in the middle of turfing out a lot of things at the moment - maybe I can put those funds towards it. Have bags of things out everywhere! It's right about now that one would expect a large amount of guests to turn up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    It sounds as though the reviews for many of these machines aren't the norm then. Will pop into a couple of shops and ask them about some of them and which ones have the most call-backs I think.

    Thank you for all your input - I've put off getting something for years due to cost so I didn't want to buy one with constant problems. I'm in the middle of turfing out a lot of things at the moment - maybe I can put those funds towards it. Have bags of things out everywhere! It's right about now that one would expect a large amount of guests to turn up
    Did you end up getting a processor? I'm in the market for a decent one that grates, chops etc but DP doesn't want to pay more than $200 so I'm thinking around $300 is our limit ;-)


 

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