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Kenyon

"Produce! Produce!
Were it but the pitifullest infintesimal fraction
of a product, produce it in God's name!
'Tis the utmost thou hast in thee: out with it, then."

—Thomas Carlyle

General Kenyon Information

Slightly adapted from Kenyon's web site: "Kenyon began as a small manufacturer of aviation and marine instruments in 1931. As business developed, they developed ceramic-glass cooktops for the high seas, becoming the standard for yachts around the world. That has led to development of "shore-side" models for residential uses." It's probably not a name you have heard, but in their field they are big players.

Kenyon now has a fairly distinctive line of smaller (1- and 2-element) units. One of their big distinctions is what they call the SilKEN® system: its distinction seems to be a high-temperature cooking-grade silicone mat over each element, which would keep pots and pans from scratching the ceramic-glass surface.


Kenyon Induction-Unit Data

As always in these listings, we give these standard general—

Important notes on these data:

  1. We have spent a lot of time hunting these data--often in several places for each individual unit--but we cannot and do not guarantee any datum to be correct (indeed, we often found conflicting data at different sources). Caveat emptor!

  2. For those units we offer for sale, the prices shown are never over a day old. For other items, the prices shown are the lowest we found with moderate but not fanatic searching; moreover, they are not updated very often and are only intended as a rough guide to comparative unit values in cost/power terms.

  3. Most "Features" are not terribly important, and are nearly standard among roughly similar units, regardless of brand name. If some "feature"--shown or omitted--is especially important to you, check on it, because we did not take great pains over the "Features" data.

  4. Dimensions given here are, as the makers themselves warn, only to be used as guidelines in planning--never do anything (such as cutting a countertop) till you have your actual unit to hand.

  5. A very important unit datum is the "MaxPower" value. Many units show individual-element powers that add up to impressive totals that the unit cannot really supply. That is not a defect or some form of cheating: it is "power sharing", a clever and useful feature; but, unless the maker is unusually open about data, one can easily be misled into believeing that the unit as a whole is more powerful than it is. Your dollars are buying cooking power, and you need to be well aware of just what you are paying for in actual cost/power terms for the unit as a whole.

  6. Similar to power sharing (though less flexible) is the "power boost" feature many units have on some or all of their elements. (That feature allows a "boosted" element to temporarily, for some short period--rarely specified, but typically 10 minutes or so--run at some set level well over its nominal power, to help with tasks like getting large pots of water to boiling.) As with true power sharing, if one is not careful, one can get an incorrect impression of the true total power capability of the unit as a whole, which, as we just said, is basically what your dollars are buying.

(For much fuller information on power, read our page Kitchen Electricity 101.)



We found six Kenyon induction-cooking models (all variants of a single unit):


Kenyon B81321, with mat
Kenyon B81321, no mat
Kenyon B81321
(maker's product page)
similar model: B81325 (120-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81331 (240-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81335 (240-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81321US (B1321 with US power cord)
similar model: B81325US (B1325 with US power cord)



Kenyon B81321US, with mat
Kenyon B81321US, no mat
Kenyon B81321
(maker's product page)
similar model: B81321 (120-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81325 (120-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81331 (240-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81335 (240-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81325US (B1325 with US power cord)



Kenyon B81325, with mat
Kenyon B81325, no mat
Kenyon B81325
(maker's product page)
similar model: B81321 (120-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81331 (240-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81335 (240-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81321US (B1321 with US power cord)
similar model: B81325US (B1325 with US power cord)



Kenyon B81325US, with mat
Kenyon B81325US, no mat
Kenyon B81335
(maker's product page)
similar model: B81325 (120-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81321 (120-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81325 (120-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81331 (240-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81321US (B1321 with US power cord)



Kenyon B81331, with mat
Kenyon B81331, no mat
Kenyon B81321
(maker's product page)
similar model: B81321 (120-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81325 (120-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81335 (240-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81321US (B1321 with US power cord)
similar model: B81325US (B1325 with US power cord)



Kenyon B81335, with mat
Kenyon B81335, no mat
Kenyon B81335
(maker's product page)
similar model: B81321 (120-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81325 (120-volt version, side-to-side layout)
similar model: B81331 (240-volt version, front-to-back layout)
similar model: B81321US (B1321 with US power cord)
similar model: B81325US (B1325 with US power cord)




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