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Need new food processor, what do you recommend?

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kazzawazzawoo Thu 01-May-14 16:06:02

My blender has given up and I've decided to get a food processor instead. I have a limited budget. I need to be able to chop onions, slice cabbage for coleslaw, grate carrots. It would be great if I could also make mayo in small amounts (300 ml oil) and beat cake batter, but not essential, I can continue to use my hand mixer for that. Also for liquidising soup or blending pate, again nice but not essential. I don't really want a huge beast sat on the work surface, taking up too much space.

Any recommendations, ones you have used, are happy with, that are easy to clean, maybe even can go in the dishwasher.


Giraffeski Fri 02-May-14 13:11:50

I have a Kenwood Prospero. Does everything you mention and more, I absolutely love it. And under £100!

Giraffeski Fri 02-May-14 13:13:36

here It does sit on the work surface, but it's not massive.

kazzawazzawoo Fri 02-May-14 13:18:52

Thanks smile looks nice, but doesn't mention grating and chopping.

ABeautifulLie Fri 02-May-14 14:50:41

That prospero appears to be the mixer only. I wondered why it was so cheap.
You can buy a prospero that comes with a blender, food processor and juicer attachment. They're usually about £170 now. I have one too and love it. I use at least one part of it daily.

SweetFelicityArkwright Fri 02-May-14 16:14:38

I am also looking for a new blender too and am considering this

skinmysunshine Fri 02-May-14 16:18:28

I've got a Magimix. It was expensive but so so worth it.

ABeautifulLie Fri 02-May-14 17:30:03

My mum and brother have the magimix. DM has a Kenwood Chef alongside it, whereas DB's is lined up next to his kitchenaid and a blender. My kitchen is tiny and I just don't have the space for multiple appliances. I do envy DB's large kitchen envy

kazzawazzawoo Fri 02-May-14 18:30:39

Sweet that one looks great. The magimix is too expensive.

Giraffeski Fri 02-May-14 22:32:48

Kazza, it does! Has a processor that sits in the top and has grating sacs etc

Giraffeski Fri 02-May-14 22:32:59


Giraffeski Fri 02-May-14 22:34:18

A beautiful lie- mine WAs from JL at that price and comes with everything, don't know why it doesn't mention all the accessories

Giraffeski Fri 02-May-14 22:35:49

Complete with a chic silver finish, this Kenwood appliance comes with an excellent range of attachments, including :
K-beater, to mix food perfectly
Whisk, which effortlessly fluffs up egg whites; and
Dough hook, which kneads bread thoroughly.
With 3 outlets to power a range of attachments, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to preparing food. The Prospero also comes with :
1 x Rasping disc
1 x Citrus press attachment
1 x Blender
1 x Food Processor
1 x Fine slicing and shredding disc
1 x Coarse slicing and shredding disc

kazzawazzawoo Fri 02-May-14 22:37:13

That's great, thanks, wonder why they didn't mention the attachments.

SueDNim Fri 02-May-14 22:47:22

What is a rasping disc used for?

Giraffeski Sat 03-May-14 16:16:00

I think for stuff like breadcrumbs or Parmesan cheese? Just a guess as I'm not at home so can't go and look in the cupboard and see what it actually looks like.

Blackjackcrossed Sun 04-May-14 08:15:38

[ Prospero with accessories]] it's a bit more pricy.

Good luck with your search, I have a Magimix 3200 but I feel its both too small and a bit too big. I also have a Magimix blender and I hate it. Ideally I'd choose a large capacity food processor and a magic bullet or a stick blender for the small stuff.
And maybe some day someone will generously give me a Vitamix.

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