Restoring a 1951 Kenwood “Chef” Electric Food Mixer – Part 3

In this post I’ll cover the final finishing and assembly of the mixer.   Polishing the Metal and Bakelite Parts Luckily, on this mixer the shiny metal parts, principally the planetary hub, were only dirty and not damaged or scratched. Finishing these was a straightforward process of cleaning/degreasing followed by polishing with a soft cotton buffing … Continue reading Restoring a 1951 Kenwood “Chef” Electric Food Mixer – Part 3

Restoring a 1951 Kenwood “Chef” Electric Food Mixer – Part 2

In this part I’ll describe restoring and rebuilding the motor assembly of a Kenwood Chef model  A700-A. See part 1 for a description of removing and disassembling the motor. Motor and Electrical Restoration I probably spent more time on repairing and rebuilding the motor and electrics than anything else – the bit you don’t even really see! … Continue reading Restoring a 1951 Kenwood “Chef” Electric Food Mixer – Part 2

Restoring a 1951 Kenwood “Chef” Electric Food Mixer – Part 1

Part 1: Disassembly Having recently fixed our 1990’s vintage Kenwood Chef mixer, my wife and I were inspired to have a go at restoring an original 1950’s “Chef”. In the process I discovered that there’s not a lot of in-depth or freely available technical information on these machines out there, and so have decided to share details of … Continue reading Restoring a 1951 Kenwood “Chef” Electric Food Mixer – Part 1