What you get accessory wise:
3 BPA-free bowls (4L work bowl, 2.4L prep bowl, and 1L mini bowl)
3-piece ultrawide food pusher/feed tube
Externally adjustable slicing disc
Reversible shredding disc
‘French fry’ disc
Three blades with ultratight silicone seal to avoid leakage
Accessory storage case.
The ExactSlice system allows you to manually adjust slices from thick to thin without opening the lid, using the external lever to give you precise, accurate slicing for soft and hard foods. Three feeding tubes ensure you can slice foods of a variety of sizes and add each ingredient gradually. Featuring uniquely-designed sharp blades and two optimised low (700 RPM) and high speeds (1600 RPM).
I had to sit down and read the instruction manual before attempting to use this beauty, a first for me. Not that I am complaining, in fact just the opposite, there are so many features and functions to use – many, many more than any other food processor I have used before.
So far I have used the general purpose blade to make pastes, make a cake mix, make cheesecake mix and chop vegetables; used the grating disc to grate cheddar and parmigiana; used the citrus press, made french fries and there’s still plenty to try.
Have any of you used one of these to knead bread dough? How does it compare to using the KitchenAid stand mixer? I can feel some experimenting coming on.
Bonus? It is all dishwasher safe, but I would be inclined to wash the blades by hand.
Would I recommend this? Oh indeed I would, it is practical, well built and very stylish. As with other KitchenAid products, this comes in a wide range of colours, so there’s bound to be one to suit.
The KitchenAid Food Processor comes with a three-year guarantee covering parts and 20 years for the motor.
RRP: £389 (at time of publishing)