Kenwood KN450 Kitchen Utensil User Manual

before using for the first time
1 Remove all packaging including
the plastic blade cover from the
blades. The blade cover should be
retained and refitted when not in
2 Wash the parts: see ‘cleaning’.
knife body
blade handles
finger grips
interlocking blades
blade cover
eject button
operating button
to use the slicing knife
Your knife is suitable for slicing a
variety of foods including cooked
meat, cooked poultry, bread,
cakes, sandwiches, fruit and
Frozen Food KN450 only -
Your knife includes freezer blades
(larger teeth) for use with some
frozen foods. They are suitable for
cutting partially thawed or lightly
frozen food but not solid deep
frozen food.
1 Make sure the slicing knife is
disconnected from the power
2 Hold the blades by their handles
and interlock together . With the
cutting edge facing downwards
insert the blades into the knife
body and push into place .
3 Plug the knife into the power
4 With the food on a suitable cutting
surface, place the blades onto the
food. Operate the cutting blades
by pressing the operating button.
(Releasing the button stops the
cutting blades.) Allow the knife to
cut through the food.
Use the knife by holding it in place,
do not use a cutting motion. The
knife will cut automatically as
required either vertically or at an
When using the slicing knife
the blades should always be
directed away from the
5 After use, release the operating
button then unplug from the power
6 Press the eject button and
withdraw the blades from the knife
When slicing poultry, cut almost to
the bone but go no further, then
separate the meat from the bone
The high quality hardened blades
do not require sharpening.
Always switch off and unplug
before removing the blades and
Never let the power unit, cord or
plug get wet.
Handle the blades with care - they
are extremely sharp.
power unit
Wipe with a damp cloth, then dry.
slicing blades
Separate the blades. Wash by
hand, then dry thoroughly.
After use replace the plastic blade
cover over the blades.
Always switch off and unplug
before inserting or removing the
blades and before cleaning.
The blades are sharp, handle with
care. Hold the blades by their
handles away from the cutting
edge, both when handling and
During slicing keep hands etc and
utensils well away from the cutting
Do not use if there is any visible
damage to the appliance.
Never use an unauthorised
Never leave the appliance
unattended when connected to
the power supply.
Never use a damaged appliance.
Get it checked or repaired: see
Don’t let excess cord hang over
the edge of a table or worktop or
touch hot surfaces.
Never misuse your slicing knife and
only use it for its intended
domestic use.
Never let the power unit, cord or
plug get wet.
Never exert excessive force when
slicing food.
Only use the freezer blades (larger
teeth) supplied with the KN450 to
slice frozen food.
Never attempt to slice bones, food
containing stones or seeds, food in
wrappers such as aluminium foil or
plastic film, or other hard food.
Don’t use the same blades on raw
and cooked meat without washing
them thoroughly first.
This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of
the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
Only use the appliance for its
intended domestic use. Kenwood
will not accept any liability if the
appliance is subject to improper
use, or failure to comply with these
before plugging in
Make sure your electricity supply is
the same as the one shown on the
underside of your appliance.
Important – UK only
The wires in the cord are coloured
as follows:
Blue = Neutral, Brown = Live.
The appliance must be protected
by a 3A approved (BS1362) fuse.
For non-rewireable plugs the fuse
cover MUST be refitted when
replacing the fuse. If the fuse cover
is lost then the plug must not be
used until a replacement can be
obtained. The correct fuse cover is
identified by colour and a
replacement may be obtained from
your Kenwood Authorised Repairer
(see Service).
If a non-rewireable plug is cut off it
IMMEDIATELY. An electric shock
hazard may arise if an unwanted
non-rewireable pug is inadvertently
inserted into a 13A socket outlet.
This appliance complies with
European Economic Community
Directive 89/336/EEC