Product Type: Kenwood food processors
Newest Review: ... 3 make the whole machine shake vibrate quite violently! The base has rubberised feet so the machine doesn't move when in use. The dimen... more
Member Name: tashmart
Advantages: easy to clean
Disadvantages: Everything else!
I had this food processor at the beginning of last year and in all honesty it has very rarely been used. I bought it from our local hardware store and it was reduced to £36 which I thought was a bargain!
The food processor has a large plastic silver base and it holds 2 bowls. One is a bowl for liquidisng and the other is more of a jug which can be used for cake mixing or general blending.
The base has a single dial on it which is to be used for the speed settings. There are 3 settings and I used to use the second one as number 1 didn't seem to blend at all and number 3 make the whole machine shake vibrate quite violently!
The base has rubberised feet so the machine doesn't move when in use. The dimensions are H30.5 x W 37 x L 20, so it is quite bulky to store.
The jug and the bowl both attach by clipping into place onto the base. There is a safety lock which prevents the machine from starting until these are securely fitted. This is handy when eager children are helping!
The processor comes with 6 attachments-chopping blade, slicing disc, shredding disc, citrus press, twin whisk and liquidising disc. The machine uses 700 Watts and the jug has a capacity of 2.9L and the liquidiser has a capacity of 5L.
The instruction leaflet is very basic, however it does state that this machine is not suitable for mixing dough.We have used it make cake mixtures though and it has worked fine. I found the whisk attachment to work very well.
The main problem with this machine is with the liquidiser. It didn't work very well and everytime I would find chunks of food which hadn't been touched. This isn't very good when trying to puree baby food or make smoothies!
The shredding disc worked ok but it took quite a bit of pressure to push the veg down into the shredder. Carrots used to be a nightmare!
The chopping blade was fine, as was the citrus press.
Also another thing that put me off was the noise that it made. it was a lot louder than I expected, you couldn't hold a conversation whilst it was on.
The blades are made out of stainless steel and everything is dishwasher proof. It comes apart easily enough to clean.
My machine has been sat in the cupboard for absolutely ages. I got fed up with it in the end and decided to buy a simple hand held blender which was more than adequate for what I needed it for.
I wouldn't buy it again, even if it was still on offer. I think the usual retail price is around £60-£70 and there is no way it is worth that!
Summary: I wouldn't advise it.
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