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Old 02.02.2008, 01:47
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

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Well

Now I have my sticker sheet ready.

I will formulate the question in another way.

I need a kitchen food processor

Is it worth to buy the CHF 199 KUHN RIKON KUCHEN CENTER

http://www.coop.ch/trophy/kcenter-de.htm

Or can I get a better option on the market for the same money ?

My stamps are on stand by - but today I was in Coop in Affoltern and I saw their display, which included the Kuchen center. All that was left of the blender attachment was the blade stub, with a ring of jagged, broken glass. Now I haven't much experience in either blender breaking or retail display - but I think this can't be a good indicator for either.

I'm going to get the stab-mixer or whatever it's called, and see how it goes. With cooking equipment, I've just found that you can't substitute quality. I've gone through 2 known-brand stab mixers before, and I know what to expect. Back to the higher end, Globus had Kitchenaid mixers for a very very reasonable 350 just before Christmas (I miss mine... too damn heavy to transport here)

So anyway, from the look and feel of it, I think Kuchen center is the jack of all trades, yet most likely master of none.

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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

Well, I also have enough stamps to get the Küchen-Center but I am undecided and so far no one here says they actually used it, I am still not sure what to do. I have a Braun Combimax 600 which is a really good food processor and I can do batter mixes in it, but I would prefer a mixer with an open bowl, and the kitchen center from Coop has that, plus the processor as well. I just don't have the space to keep all this stuff. Who does? I also wonder about the quality of the Kuhn Rikon product. I bought a kettle in this make last year, at COOP, and I really liked it because of the strainer (which can be removed for cleaning). Though I rarely use it, it is incredibly noisy and some little black plastic bit that covers a screw refuses to stay in. Since it is under guarantee still, I am going to take it back.

Braun products are really good quality. Maybe I should just go out and by a Braun hand mixer?

As someone pointed out, with the stickers, the price makes these products attractive. How long is the guarantee period?
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Old 02.02.2008, 08:44
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy - stickers for free

i have two full sheets now - and since they are valid till 23 feb - i would like to pass them on to anyone planning to use them...
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

Agree - I got a Tristar 'watercooker' for 25 bucks at ID - and yes it does its job pretty well

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Well, but I have my "watercooker" it is plastic but only costed me 20.- without any coupons at Interdiscount and do its job with flying colours.....
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Old 02.02.2008, 10:32
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I've gone through 2 known-brand stab mixers before, and I know what to expect. Back to the higher end, Globus had Kitchenaid mixers for a very very reasonable 350 just before Christmas (I miss mine... to damn heavy to transport here)

So anyway, from the look and feel of it, I think Kuchen center is the jack of all trades, yet most likely master of none.
Wifey swears by the Kitchenaid - I think it's the most badly designed device i've seen in a long time - but it is robust.

The best stab-mixers come from - where else - Switzerland from a company called Esge. It's all they make.
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

I got the handblender (kuhn rikon ) from those points. A question for those who have bought it (and used it too).. While blending , does it produce a burning smell from the motor (in the locking section).. Mine does .. not sure if its because its new..

Please give your feedback so that I can take it back to them in case this is not normal.
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I got the handblender (kuhn rikon ) from those points. A question for those who have bought it (and used it too).. While running, does it produce a burning smell from the motor (in the locking section).. Mine does .. not sure if its because its new..

Please give your feedback so that I can take it back to them in case this is not normal.
Yes, I get a burning smell too.
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Old 19.02.2008, 17:59
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

You often get the burning smell in these things, even in the really pricey ones. I managed to wreck more than one of them blending a bit to enthusiastically. Just switch it off for a while to let it cool down and then resume. As for the all in one centre, my mum killed one of those making vast quantities of breadcrumbs.

Summing up, they are sturdy and reliable but a bit of caution is required.
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Old 19.02.2008, 19:07
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You often get the burning smell in these things, even in the really pricey ones. I managed to wreck more than one of them blending a bit to enthusiastically. Just switch it off for a while to let it cool down and then resume. As for the all in one centre, my mum killed one of those making vast quantities of breadcrumbs.

Summing up, they are sturdy and reliable but a bit of caution is required.
I beg to differ. I think this particular brand of coop trophy electronics is crap. I've used many appliances, and these are dodgy, they were overpriced too even if they were on special.

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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

Do you think this burning smell will subside with time.. I just hate this.. (I get a feeling that its 'kaput' whenever i get this smell)
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Old 19.02.2008, 19:54
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Do you think this burning smell will subside with time.. I just hate this.. (I get a feeling that its 'kaput' whenever i get this smell)
I think you should return it.
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

But the folks here are mentioning that it is 'normal to get this burning smell' since others too experience this..........
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Old 19.02.2008, 20:44
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But the folks here are mentioning that it is 'normal to get this burning smell' since others too experience this..........
I'd still return it. If the second one also has the smell then you know it's normal. If it were me, I'd feel better having spoken to the shop about it. Maybe they will tell you that all of them do it. Then you'd really feel better about yours.
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I beg to differ. I think this particular brand of coop trophy electronics is crap. I've used many appliances, and these are dodgy, they were overpriced too even if they were on special.

Coop is laughing longest.
Maybe, I didn't buy their stuff as I found most of it a bit big (I prefer my toaster NOT to resemble the Enterprise) or redundant as we already have one. But based on my previous experience, the burning smell is not unusual I'm afraid. If someone does know of a hand blender that DOESN'T smell when producing a litre of pesto, do let me know what it is...
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Maybe, I didn't buy their stuff as I found most of it a bit big (I prefer my toaster NOT to resemble the Enterprise) or redundant as we already have one. But based on my previous experience, the burning smell is not unusual I'm afraid. If someone does know of a hand blender that DOESN'T smell when producing a litre of pesto, do let me know what it is...


But I wouldn't use a stick blender to make a litre of pesto, I'd use a normal blender.

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Old 20.02.2008, 23:24
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

According to yesterday's Heute, which was quoting the Sunday papers, this Aktion seems to have been remarkably successful, with over four million appliances sold in the past two months. Considering Switzerland's population, that's a hell of a lot of saturation of these devices!

(might be long queues for returns...)

Even better, there has been speculation of the next Trophy offer being in conjunction with Swiss, for some sort of flight offer
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

@gooner
Those look like agricultural devices! Thank you for the suggestions, if I had space, I would have a fancy blender but we are five people sharing a flat with a tiny kitchen so we need "this doll does it all" stuff, I'm afraid. So my dream of spending entire afternoons playing "But does it BLEND?" is still distant...
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Re: Coop Küchenstartrophy

A bit late since the offer has finished, but tomorrow (8.3.2008) at 14:20, SF2 are showing "Kassensturz", a consumer affairs programme, with an item entitled "Coop: Die vielen Flops der Trophy-Aktionen" (Coop: The many flops of the Trophy promotion).

You can read the article over here, and there are videos too. There's also a pointer to Tipps und Tricks Küchen-Center, a 4 page PDF, although it seems they only have a German version..
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A bit late since the offer has finished, but tomorrow (8.3.2008) at 14:20, SF2 are showing "Kassensturz", a consumer affairs programme, with an item entitled "Coop: Die vielen Flops der Trophy-Aktionen" (Coop: The many flops of the Trophy promotion).
Saw that as a Podcast, and it confirmed my feelings about the devices. We do have the Wasserkocher (hehe!) which has been running fine for the many months we have had it, but everything else seemed so flimsy.
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Got the slim kitchen scales (weighing machine to some?).
Works a treat. Can take into account the weight of any receptacle you use to weigh some ingredient, including subsequent added ingredients.
We place it in a drawer, and open it to use the scales. Out of the way, hey.
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