Product Type: Kenwood food processors
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Great for smoothies, not much else.
Member Name: Hammis
Advantages: Makes nice smoothies
Disadvantages: Useless at processing vegetables, it can't seem to cope.
The Kenwood FP610 is a durable product. Weighing in at around 4kg, for it's size it isn't the heaviest food processors on the market, but not the greatest either.
What I found is when using anything of substantial substance, like hard vegetables, it never seems to do anything right. For the money, you get some attachments can that be used for slicing, cutting / chopping and liquidising but none of these really worked well, and I ended up getting out a knife and cutting or slicing it myself.
Even with the processing quality of poor value, it is still reliable to this day and works when switched on. Cleaning has been designed in mind with it being easy to clean. The body is plastic so it is wipeable and generally most of the parts are dishwasher safe. Now noise, it's not loud and it's not quiet, it is somewhere in between. I would say it sounds like having a whisk on low settings.
The interface is easy to use. Having three speeds which are low, medium and high makes it easier than having loads of dials and wondering what to do with them.
One thing it is good for is making lovely smoothies. More soft fruit like strawberries and it seems to cope well and the 2 to 3 litre bowl capacity is a generous size to make up several glasses of smoothie (depending on how thick you are making it). But for the price there are so many better and cheaper processors on the market, that I wouldn't recommend this one.
Summary: Wiseto shop around first before purchasing this one.
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