Kenwood is a well-known kitchen appliances brand, which was founded by Kenneth Wood in 1947. Its products include kitchen machines, food processors, blenders, kettles, toasters and coffee makers, etc. The one I'm writing about is a food processor made by Kenwood, given the full name, Kenwood FP731 Multi Pro Food Processor.
To avoid any damages in delivery Kenwood FP731 Multi Pro Food Processor is double packed in big recycled boxes. It's not easy to open. There is a picture of the food processor on the front box. Inside the box there are a food processor set, attachments, a product list and a cooking guide written by Becky Johnson.
There are two kinds of attachments inside the box. One is the basic attachments, which come as standard with all Kenwood food processors. They are a knife blade and a thick disc. The knife blade can be used for mixing, chopping, mincing, pureeing and rubbing in; the thick disc is a reversible disc with slicing on one side and shredding on the other. It can be used for slicing vegetables and shredding and grating a wide range of foods. The optional attachments are explained below.
Dough doll is used to mix and knead yeasted recipes; Twin beater geared whisk is used to whisk egg whites, whip cream and whisk eggs and sugar for fatless sponges; Maxi-blend canopy is used in conjunction with the knife blade to blend soups; Thin slicing shredding disc is used for slicing vegetables finely and grating crisp fruit, vegetables and cheese; Standard chipper disc is used for making continental-style chips from potatoes or other root vegetables; Fine chipper disc is used for super-slim French fries or fine strips of root or other crisp vegetables; Extra-coarse shredding disc is used for grating vegetables and fruit really coarsely for salads, you can also use it for grating cheese; Liquidiser is for blending soups and sauces, making smoothes, milkshakes, cocktails and purees; Multi-mill is used for making baby or small quantities of purees, grinding coffee beans and spices, and chopping herbs and nuts; Mini-processor bowl is used for making baby food, sauces or small quantities of purees and chopping herbs and nuts.
Price and Availability:
In the UK you can buy Kenwood FP731 Multi Pro Food Processor from many retailers including Amazon, PC World, Currys, just to name a few. You will find prices vary considerably. As a guide the current price is £69.04 at Amazon UK website.
I bought my Kenwood FP731 Multi Pro Food Processor on February 2012 on Amazon UK website and I paid £64.99. Now I have been using the food processor for over six months and it is my first Kenwood product. I'm very satisfied with the performance of my food processor.
My first impression of this machine is that it is well made. It looks quite attractive with the white processor set and light grey container. The bowl and the attachments are plastic but not fragile for careful use. Before I bought the machines I had read some reviews on Amazon websites, from which I learnt how to assemble them. So it took me little time to get started. Bear in mind you must be sure that the bowl is turned completely to the right. You can hear a click when it's locking into place.
I want to say the food processor can do many kitchen works. It made my cooking more creative and more enjoyable. My expectation was to use the machine for Chinese dumplings because I don't want to spend time to chop the ingredients. However I did worry if the western tool can do eastern meal. Surprisingly it did a perfect job for my dumplings, maybe I should say, even better than I can do. I even used the machine for mixing a heavy cake for the first time in my life, which I never thought I can do. Now I have used it regularly for dumplings, cakes, drinks and breads, and I have found it superb for every task.
Last but not least I would like to say it's easy to use and even better, easy to clean. Although I have to say it does create some clean tasks after using it. However compared to the time saving the clean time doesn't count. The only downside to me is where to put them afterwards. It does take some spaces in the cupboard.
All in all I'm very satisfied with my Kenwood food processor and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a high quality food processor at a reasonable price.
My Mum bought me the Kenwood Multip Pro FP730 series for christmas and I'm glad she did. I had been looking for a while and could not make up my mind.
I comes with a range of great features and can be used as a chopper, liquidiser, blender, and general all round food processor. At first I found it a bit overwhelming as previuosly I had a bog standard blender with no fancy attachments, so looking at all the extra bits that came with the Kenwood pro I was not sure where to start. The unit was supplied with the following:
Knife blade/dough tool
twin beater gear whisk
maxi blender canopy with slicing, shredding, and cutting discs
bowl, liquidiser, lid and pushers
The unit itself has a useful power storage cord fixing at the back, but as with most of my kitchen electricals the cord is on the short side. There is a dial on the front that turns on the processor and it has a range of speeds, there is also a pulsing action, if the dial is turned in the opposite direction. It has a 3 litre capacity.
The instruction manual is good, explaining each tool and how things work, with handy diagrams and numbering. In addition there a a few recipes at the back including shortcrust pastry and a victoria sponge
I started by using the shredding blade, I set out the base unit, which is sturdy and has spongy bits on the bottom to prevent it slipping. Then I fixed the large bowl onto the detachable drive shaft, followed by the smaller bowl and the shredding blade, the lid is then but place and I was ready to go. I tried leeks first, I pushed them through the top with the handy pushing tool and within seconds they were done. The rest of the unit remains pretty clean.
My next use involved roasted butternut squash soup using the liquidiser and this turned out really well, the blades are sharpe and easily do the job.
I have also used the mill tool, to blend spices, mainly fennel, coriander, cumin (seeds) and star anise, again this was done well.
I have yet to use the citrus juicer or the dough tool,which can be used to make bread and cakes but I tend to make bread and cakes by hand, but the processor would probably save me some time, so its next on my list of tools to use.
All of the it can go in the dishwasher, though I wash them by hand as I do not have one. As there are so many bits to the processor they pretty much all fit inside one another for ease of storage, though overall it still takes up quiet alot of cupboard space.
I'm not sure how much it cost, but its a great additional to my kitchen and I would recommend to others
Id like to think that I am a bit of a whiz in the kitchen and have invested in quite a few bits and bobs to kit my kitchen out, this item would be one piece of kit at the top of my list. First I will start with the good points, this processor is one of the most powerful on the market in its price range, it is large enough to blend and process family size meals as has a 3L processing compartment. Every thing apart from the electrical parts can be put in the dishwasher and the main electrical body is very easy to wipe as has no hard to get to areas that food get trapped in. It is really easy to take apart and put back together and once you have used it a couple of times you will be familiar with the machine as it is very simple to use, but is all so adequate for the most adventurous of cooks. Comes with lots of useful accessories depending on how much you need to process.
In my opinion theres not many bad things to say about this machine except with all its accessories it practically needs a cupboard to itself. If you don't cook very much or don't need large quantities I would recommend something smaller, just for storage purposes really. My machine gets used at least a couple of times a week and shows no sign of wear. Perfect for my family and is a real time saver I love this machine.
My husband purchased one of these for me after the birth of our son in December. I am desperate to get the baby weight off and our food processer died after being used to make smoothies and soup too often.
He paid around £70 for it including delivery.
It has six main features that I use, these are the Liquidiser, the Thick Slice/Shred Disk, the Fine Slice/Shred Disk, the Chopping Blade, the dough tool and the whisk. It has a 3 litre bowl included which is perfect for chopping veg or for blending food together (espeically useful now the baby is on puree food).
The liquidiser is very useful for making our morning smoothies, we just cut the fruit up, blend it and then chuck it in the liquidiser. Also as it makes very little noise it is ideal for when the kids are still asleep.
I also use the liquidiser for making the baby food. I steam the veg, then put it in the blender, which leaves it slightly chunky, then liquidise it to the right consistancy.
This has saved me a lot of money as I can now make the baby food in bulk from a basic recipe (ie tomato based) and add things to it on a day to day basis so he has different flavours. While the food in shops are cheaper nowaday, they are still 50p a jar, using this I can do enough for a week for around £2. Much better for my purse.
The dough tool is brilliant when making cakes with my daughter, they always rise nicely and are soft and spongey, we also use the whisk for pancakes if we are feeling exceptionally lazy. It has even been used to make soft fluffy angel delight in the past.
I have also used the dough tool to mix bread dough when I am too busy to stand doing it myself.
The product is also easy to clean, it all comes apart and can be safely washed in the dishwasher.
I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to save time and money in the kitchen. It's a brilliant product which has made my life alot easier and freed up a lot of time which I can put to better use with my kids.
I'm trying to eat healthily and cook from scratch, and bought this in the hope of bein able to make quick, easy soups, smoothies, etc.
I got mine for £80 including delivery and was very pleased with it from day 1. It's large but still manages to look neat and fits in well with my kitchen.
The food processor has lots of different features to it, including:
Thick Slice/Shred Disk
Fine Slice/Shred Disk
Included with the processor is an instruction manual which includes plenty of information in setting it up and explaining the many different features, including picture diagrams, tips,etc.
The 3 litre bowl included is a nice extra, it's handy to chop onion or blend things in etc in and is easy to wash up aswell as the other parts of the machine, as they're all dishwasher safe.
I mainly use the machine as a liquidiser and blender. For example if making a smoothie i'll chop, then blend the fruit and then liquidise it. The process of this is extremely quick and the noise is minimal, making it easy to make a nice smoothie for breakfast without giving you a nasty headache. I'm able to make upto 1.5 litres of smoothie at a time so it's ideal for bulk making drinks/food.
The blender is good because it doesn't reduce food to mush. It leaves chunky (but not too much so) bits of food, so it's still chewable and not the consistency of baby food! If making soup i usually liquidise afterwards unless i fancy a more chunky soup.
I've definetly bein eating alot healthier since i got this as i actually enjoy using it. It's also good for cutting back on money, i can fill 3 or 4 containes full of homemade soup and have it last for a week or so. Making homemade homous cuts back on alot of money too, as a small pot in most supermarkets will set you back upto £2 - this can make piles of the stuff and all you need is the basic ingredients which will come to around the 80p mark!!
I must admit the amount of attatchments at first was overwhelming but i now use each and every one on a regular basis. The dough tool and whisk are both great when making cakes and pancakes etc and make it so much quicker and relaxing rather than stirring it for 20mins with a spoon!
Overall this processor saves me time, money and effort. It's easy to come in from Uni, fill it full of veg and blend, then liquidise and warm it up in a matter of minutes and it's a filling, quick dinner.
If you are going for a food processor chances are you already know enough about the field to know and not just know but to trust the brand name of kenwood.
and you are not wrong.
lets get started on the fp730-multi pro. for starters, you have all the functions you would expect on a food processor. you have the liquidiser, you can extract juice from fruit which it does very well and saves making too much mess as well. at 1.5Litres you have a great capacity and lets be frank more than you will positive want to use in more than one go. this is, as far as i am concerned, a very solid item and one worth buying if you want to be a bit more experimental in the kitchen and want a reliable brand.
the design is very nice and albeit simple with no real colours to it(its just white). the food will add that colour itself to it :)
BUT bare in mind also you can go out and buy something forway less than half the price that will probably be just as good. it depends how much you have available to spend and how much the cost, £75, is to you. i would not pay that much for it myself, but i got it in a very generous deal package with other kenwood products.
My wife spends a lot of time in the kitchen preparing meals for the family, so anything which is labour-saving is always welcomed.
We went for this food processor mainly on the name. We associate Kenwood with quality and reliability.
The first thing that is notable about this food processor is that it was obviously designed with function most heavily in mind, not style. It's quite chunky and inspiring, so we tend to get it out to use and then put it away in the cupboard out of site.
Overall the appliance is well made and sturdy. I suspect that this will keep going for years. Unfortunately though, the bowl is very fiddly to put on. You have to get it just so before it will lock properly in place and this can become very annoying.
On the plus side, the function control on the front is very positive and solid.
There are no shortage of uses you can put this food processor to. Anything from mixing and blending to chopping, whisking or pressing. The attachments it comes with are very good, especially the juicer. Again, though, changing attachments can be fiddly.
There is a nice little receipe book which came with the machine. Nothing too innovative, but has some good ideas which will help you put your new appliance to the test.
Kenwood have a range of spares and other attachments available on their site, so this really is a one-stop-shop for all your food preparation. Now I just need to teach it to do the washing up !!
On balance, this food processor does everything you could dream of a food processor to do and it seems sturdy enough to take a lot of wear. If you have the patience to take things apart and put them together just so, you'll love the versatility of this machine. If you think that sounds frustrating, that's probably what you'll find.
I have recently brought a the Kenwood Multi-pro as i needed somethingto speed up cooking as i love to cook but hate the tedious cutting and chopping. The Multi Pro is very useful in this aspect, when it actually works that is.
The multi pro is a very good food proceesser based on the fact that it will significantly sppedd up cooking and preparation and has helped me to make seemingly complex meals fast efficently. I t has then very useful apllication that means you can insert food while its chopping or cutting. It also has many different blade it for a specific role making each job easier. If it wqas just based on it's food proceessing ability it would score highly.
However, where the Kenwood Multi Pro is let down is when you want it to turn consistently. It is a very unreliable product and in my experience only works 50% of the time. I'm still don't know why sometimes it'll just work while other times it takes an age readjusting the bowl, sometimes it just doesn't work no matter what i do. This is a major flaw in the food proceesor as i need it to work all the time whenever i need it otherwise there's no point in having it.
Ease of Use
The other major flaw in this product is it's not particualry easy to use as it take ages to postion the bwol and lock it correctly so that it actually works, this is not useful espcecially for a product thats ment to speed thing up. Also it take a lot of effect to clean each individual part after use which yet again slow down and supposidly quicker process
This product is good for food proccessing where it will speed up preparation and save time in cooking. That is if it works of course which in my experience it does not and i personally do not use it anymore and stick with just a knife finding it overall a quicker process
Short name: Kenwood FP730