Product Type: Silvercrest food processors
Newest Review: ... like the cheap kind and feels quite nice to touch. The bowl itself is clear plastic and has the ounce and milliliter measurement on the... more
Handy little chopper that puts some of the big boys to shame!
Silvercrest Mini Chopper
Member Name: nasarali
Silvercrest Mini Chopper
Advantages: Cheap, Easy to clean, very efficient
Disadvantages: 1 minute usage time before it heats up
I was having problems with my Kenwood food processor not being up to the job and spotted this in LIDL at 12.99. It didn't seem like a bad price and i thought it would relieve the Kenwood from some of its duties i.e. chopping vegetables, nuts, or anything to do with whisking.
Looks-Wise it is quite stylish for something that is made from plastic, with a black base and a white head. The plastic doesn't seem like the cheap kind and feels quite nice to touch. The bowl itself is clear plastic and has the ounce and milliliter measurement on the front, you get the blade itself with this and a separate whisk attachment.
Being so small I didn't have high expectations for it but I was pleasantly surprised. The instructions are pretty good and it contains a section that gives you a rough idea on how much and for how long certain foods will take e.g. carrots, cheese, ice, eggs and fruit. It is also quite easy to use, you put the food into the bowl and push down to start processing, if you need a little more speed then there is a turbo button on the top that you can press. A minor problem is that the unit tend to overheat in about a minute but then again you aren't going to continuously use this for that long anyway. It does a very good job on everything i have thrown at it, my other machine struggles a little with carrots, this contraption doesn't even break a sweat with carrots, and it can turn nuts to powder before your eyes. Its not so bad for onions or tomatoes either. The whisking is on a whole other level. It creates very fluffy mayonnaise and the cream comes out superb as well. The machine is also very easy to clean but be careful its not plugged in when you do clean it.
Overall, don't waste your time on buying a big bulky overpriced food processor unit when something like this will do a better job and at a fraction of the price. I haven't used my main food processor since i got this.
Summary: great little work horse that works better than some of the big boys
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