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Kenwood FP950 MultiPro Libra

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      02.11.2012 01:08
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      Worth the money for any keen cook

      This model has been my first food processor, and I chose this version on the basis of brand respectability and the fact that it seemed like a sturdy, powerful unit. I thought the processors at the lower end of the Kenwood range seemed quite flimsy, but at £150 this was one of the higher end models.

      On opening the box I was amazed at the amount of extra add-ons included! There are three different sized bowls that can be attached, in addition to three julienne discs, a dough kneader, standard blades, small blades, a citrus press, a rasping disc and a spatula thrown in for good measure. All in all the processor has 40 functions and I'm not surprised when you consider the number of add-ons included. I had to clear a whole cupboard just to fit them in! Fortunately all the add-ons are in keeping with the sturdy nature of the base unit, which also includes scales (handy for measuring out your ingredients directly into the processor bowl, thus meaning there's less washing up afterwards!)

      From my use so far I can confirm that the processor is powerful (1000W) and can easily pulverise anything you put in it. Unfortunately the temptation is to blast things in it for too long, but the setting on the front allows you to vary the blade speed and slow down. Its important to put on the special extra lid that's included when blending mixtures with a lot of liquid as this can easily spill out of the top. Putting too much in at once can also cause problems. The contents may not circulate properly if the bowl is too full, leaving well blended contents near the blades, but failing to touch anything near the top.

      I must admit that I am yet to try out most of the functions, but the standard blades have been ideal in pureeing the dates for my sticky toffee pudding, while in the smaller bowl it is easy to crush ice and cut herbs. The juicer/smoothie maker has also been well used.

      One thing I wouldn't recommend it for, however, is making cakes. I have found it difficult to get the batter to the desired consistency, even with the special attachment. For some things the old fashioned way is best!

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      The ultimate in food processors / the 1000w Multi Pro Libra food processor with weighing scale in-built / weigh your ingredients as you add them / non-marking brushed stainless steel body / acrylic 3 litre bowl (1.5 litre working capacity), 1.5 litre glass liquidiser / glass multi mill / Cordon Bleu Recipe Book included / GHI endorsed / Short name: Kenwood FP950