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Kitchenaid 12 Cup Food Processor Review

We give the Kitchenaid 700 Watt Food Processor a star star star star rating.

The Kitchenaid 12 Cup Food Processor is durable and powerful. You'll find it is a great asset in the kitchen whenever you need to prep for a recipe.




With 700 watts of power, you'll be ready to make almost anything quickly and easily.

This food processor comes equipped with both a large 12 cup bowl and a small 4 cup bowl to handle jobs both large and small. The tall feed tube and assortment of accessories will help you be more efficient while cooking.

Positive Features

kitchenaid 12 cup food processor The Kitchenaid 12 Cup Food Processor has a sturdy, weighted base to keep the unit in place during use. Everything locks in place securely. The food tube is generous in size.

The red insert can be used on its own or you can use the larger, clear insert to push food safely into the processor. Turn the clear insert over and you have a built in measuring cup.

The red insert also features a small hole so you can use it to dribble in oils or other ingredients that need to be added gradually.

The control pad is protected so food can't get into the electronics. The motor, while very powerful, is muted so it isn't distracting to other people in the house. The set of accessories comes with a case to keep them all together.

Considerations

The Kitchenaid 12 Cup Food Processor has a few flaws. The safety switch built into the handle is difficult to connect properly. It can also get sheared off through repeated use, making the machine unusable. The blade can sometimes touch the plastic insert, shaving off plastic into your food.

This model is scaled back from their previous one, eliminating three discs. The discs do not all fit in the bowl for storage, making them dangerous to keep in your kitchen.

Like other food processors, this one leaks liquid if it is filled beyond a certain point. There is a joint that is badly designed that allows both liquid and dry ingredients to escape.

When mixing dough, the blade may become fused in place so you cannot remove it.

Features

  • 700 watt motor
  • 12 cup capacity bowl
  • Multipurpose stainless steel blade
  • Housing is sealed to create a sound barrier and keep the motor quiet
  • Pulse control
  • Two feed tubes
  • 4 cup mini bowl with blade
  • Several accessories included
  • Bowls, blades and discs are dishwasher safe
  • Base wipes clean with ease
  • Measures 21-1/2 inches by 17-1/2 inches by 10-2/5 inches
  • 1 year replacement warranty

Summary

The Kitchenaid 12 Cup Food Processor performs well most of the time. There are some issues to watch out for. If you are unlucky enough to get a unit with these problems, contact Kitchenaid immediately.

Those within their warranty can get a replacement. Whether it is worth it to you to gamble on what you get is up to you. Most users love this food processor, but the issues that come up are serious and can be dangerous in some instances.

For the price, you should get a reliable product. Kitchenaid has a good reputation, and that may be good enough to persuade you to try this food processor.

At the time of writing this review, Amazon had this priced at $178.75 which is $71.24 off the list price of $249.99.

Click here to order the Kitchenaid 700 watt Food processor from Amazon





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