Product Type: Prestige food processors
Newest Review: ... really. It stands alone on a flat work surface on little rubber stoppers so it doesn't slip about. There is a small plastic bowl part wh... more
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Prestige 50507 Mini Food Processor
Member Name: hopey123
Prestige 50507 Mini Food Processor
Advantages: Easy to use and does the job needed.
Disadvantages: Just the hole to clean on underside of blade is tricky.
I was given this as a gift the Christmas I had my son 7 years ago. It was from a friend that tends to give thought to her presents. She said that she knew in the near future I would be making batches of baby food up and thought it would be handy as she too had one of her own. I am not sure of the exact price but think when I looked at the time of receiving it was approximately £20, yes I do occasionally look to see how much a gift is worth lol. My kids were given some great books last Christmas and when I looked on the back for price it had 99p stores printed on it lol. Anyway on with review.
This is a food processor but it's a mini one, cute and does the job but not for you if you need to use for large batches of cake making or large batches of anything really. It stands alone on a flat work surface on little rubber stoppers so it doesn't slip about. There is a small plastic bowl part which needs to be in a certain position so the catch is in position in it's slot which is on the white part of the mixer at the top. The blade easily slips onto the middle of the bowl where there is a circular part that is in the middle which comes half way up the bowl. The lid also slots into place interlocking for safety reasons as the mixer won't start unless the lid is locked into place.
On the lid there is a funnel shape, you take the inside of it out and then can feed food straight into the mixer whilst it's on or pour in liquid. If you need to push something go don't use your hands but use the inside part of the funnel by pushing it back into it's position and then it will force anything in the hole to fall into the bowl.
The operating of this couldn't really be any easier as there is just one button on it on the top. Make sure it is plugged into the mains and switched on the grey coloured round button can be pushed one way or the other. Push down the on side and it will mix alone at a standard speed, push the other side which says pulse and it goes a little faster but you need to keep your finger on it because it goes off as soon as finger removed. Pulse option is really for if you want to mix something slight or maybe for parsley chopping and only need a matter of seconds.
We have been using this regularly now for 7 years and it is still going fine. I did use it as my friend suggested for making up baby purees for freezing, it was the perfect size. My partner uses this quite a bit too for making Humous in. I use it for want some onions dicing small and quick, breadcrumbs sometines and several other things. However as previous stated this is no good for baking cakes as just too small unless you only wanted a few cupcakes making. If you live alone it would be ok for mixing mince for meatballs or small soup batches too. The maximum this takes is 300ml.
This cleans up well with hot soapy water but I must say I do sometimes struggle with one part of it and that is under the blade is a hollow and it is too small to fit cloth up into and I don't always have a pipe cleaner at hand to be able to clean it properly which causes it to go a bit yucky. Other then that I have no issues with this whatsoever and will give it 5 stars.
This also saves getting the big boy mixer out which takes longer to clean and causes me hassle getting it out of the cupboard it is buried in lol.
Summary: Great mini mixer ideal for many tasks, Good price and cute looking.