Customer Reviews — KitchenAid 1.7 Litre Food Processor - Matte Black

Customer Reviews — KitchenAid 1.7 Litre Food Processor - Matte Black

KitchenAid 5KFP0719BBM 1.7 Litre Food Processor With 4 Accessories - Matte Black
£119
  • 4 accessories included
  • 1.7 litre capacity
  • Multipurpose blade for slicing fruit and veg
  • Choice of speeds to suit any task
  • Pulse function helps reach the ideal consistency
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Great for the price

4/5
I was in the market for a mid-range food processor and this is what I went for. I've used it to crush some biscuits, make some hummus and grate cucumber for tzatziki and so far it's met my expectations. Kitchenaid are a brand I associate with high quality, well-built kitchenware. If you buy this expecting something on a par with their all-metal construction artisan mixer though, you'll be disappointed. The base is made of plastic and generally it doesn't give the impression of the same level of "finesse" i'd usually expect of the brand. Despite that, it say it strikes a good balance for the price: i've certainly seen far worse construction. The plastics appear to be good quality, although the bowl has started to go cloudy after just a few runs through the dishwasher. I accidentally put the pusher in the wrong way round and forced it quite hard. It got stuck and I was worried I'd have cracked the plastic, but in fact nothing broke. The motor seems to have some kind of overload protection: after a few minutes, it will cut out. I assume this is to protect the motor from overheating. I guess this is one of the places they've cut corners to get the price down: put in a less powerful motor and over-stressed it, then included a protection to prevent it from failing. A very sensible choice. Lesser quality design would just put the overstressed motor in with no protection and expect you to just buy another when you leave it on for too long and burn it out. One annoyance is that, while it's described as suitable for dishwasher, you need to make sure you put the bowl in the right way round: it has a hole in the base which allows water to drain out when it's inverted. So it has to be tilted to allow water to flow out. If you put it in the wrong way round, the base fills up with a load of dishwasher water! AO's guidelines say that you should "avoid" mentioning price in your review. I'm not sure exactly what that means, when price is part of the overall experience. Inevitably the price paid is going to colour your review: if I'd paid double the price I'd have higher expectations, and correspondingly write a less positive review. So I think I should specify that I bought this mixer on sale at £83 and that's what my expectations were based on. At the full RRP, it's probably not terrible value but I'd probably look into alternatives before buying.
Alec Wright
Colour: Almond Cream
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Good quality and useful

4/5
It’s a really handy machine to keep out on the worktop and use every day. It’s good quality, feels sturdy and like it will last. My only issue is I wish it had a fine chop setting as it only has large and medium so it’s not the best for blitzing up fine ingredients.
Meg
Colour: Almond Cream
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A great addition to the kitchen

4/5
Makes such light work grating veg,and saves lots of time. Easy to clean too.Really happy with it.
G W
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Kitchen Aid Mini

4/5
Compact and ideal for regular use and avoiding the pallava of putting away and storing. Great product.
Jr
Colour: Charcoal Grey
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Good looking product with great features

4/5
Simple and easy to use. Not as noisy as most food processors
Kearnzy
Colour: Almond Cream
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Great machine for light use

4/5
It's well made. That, in my book, is one of the most important things these days. This is not going to set the world on fire, it struggles to knead more than a buns worth of bread, but it shreds and slices with ease in the domestic environment. It will probably last years and it looks good too.
John
Colour: Almond Cream
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great food blender

4/5
Does all the things its supposed to very well. Very pleased with the product.
John
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Smart & Fabulous

5/5
Smart looking appliance which does exactly what you expect from a quality brand. Fabulous
Stephen McGlynn
Colour: Almond Cream
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