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Buying a food processor

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SarkyLady Sun 05-Jun-11 22:10:14

Any advice?

Budget is £100-£130

Nothing too complicated. I want something that does the basics well and that will last.

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 06-Jun-11 07:49:12

Save up another £50-£70 and get a basic Magimix - seriously. There are cheaper brands around but the build-quality tends to be not as good and the motors go if given a lot of work to do.

GinniferAndTonic Mon 06-Jun-11 09:36:50

I have this thing from Bosch and I'm really, really happy with it. In fact I have a Kitchen Aid as well, but it's mostly gathering dust now. The Bosch mixer is silent, efficient and perfectly balanced so it's lovely to use.

SarkyLady Mon 06-Jun-11 11:42:48

Thanks Cogito.
Bit tricky to increase budget. My mum has offered this as a joint present to me and DH. I'd feel a bit cheeky asking to top it up

What can/cannot that one do? I think I want a more conventional food processor but that is an interesting option.

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 06-Jun-11 12:12:14

I'd say 'I'll buy it and you give me the money'... spend £150-£170 ish on a Magimix and gratefully accept the £100 donation from Ma. I was in your shoes once and compromised to what looked like a very nice Braun. Because it tended to choke if given anything serious to do, I didn't use it and it just sat in the cupboard most of the time.

SarkyLady Mon 06-Jun-11 12:18:07

will think about it some more.

MikeStand Mon 06-Jun-11 23:16:44

My magimix died - motor went. Same thing happened to MILs. Buy a good knife and save yourself washing up. I have not had a food processor for about 3 years, cook a lot and do not miss it.

Clary Mon 06-Jun-11 23:34:03

I have this Kenwood here on Amazon

What I like about it is that it is a small unit (my last FP was a giant thing I kept in the cupboard - it broke when I dropped it getting it own blush) so I can sit it on the worktop.

As you see it is cheaper than yr budget (and I have seen it cheaper still on Amazon) but fine IMO. Lots of bits with it but I stash those in the cupboard and in any case won't use lots of them. Revies saw the bowl is fragile but I find it fine.

TBH I too was without one for years but then got fed up with Nigella saying "bung cake ingredients into the processor" grin

DorsetCookingMum Fri 30-Sep-11 17:14:12

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