US small appliances in UK

Old Nov 11th 2020, 2:48 pm
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Yep. I'd be wary of anything with a motor. Last time we returned to the UK in 2012, we brought a Kitchenaid food processor with us - it did work with a stepdown transformer, but the motor ran more slowly and therefore the food processor didn't work as well.

In retrospect, we should have just sold it before we left and bought a new one when we got there. Luckily Kitchenaid stuff seems to retain its value, so that's what we'll be doing next time.

If you do decide to bring them, get a proper, big transformer - either one of the ones that comes in a big metal box, or the ones you get from Screwfix that are like big yellow buckets with plugs on top. They're proper heavy duty and are designed for big power tools, so they'll stand up well to the demands of a sewing machine or mixer! The trick is to find somewhere to hide it...
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Old Nov 11th 2020, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Budgie1066 View Post
Hey confused, have we crossed wires somewhere? because now I'm confused. I was replying to the original thread, about where they could check out possible transformers for their machines. post #4. ....
It might help if you used the "Quote" button near the bottom right corner of the actual post you are replying to.
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