I really shouldn’t be surprised that I heard nothing but good things about the KitchenAid KFPM770 Food Processor. After all, I’m the proud owner of many KitchenAid products and I love every single one of them. In fact, when I buy a KitchenAid anything, I pretty much know it’s the last one of that item I’ll ever buy. Unless, of course, I completely wear it out, which, though it hasn’t happened yet, is possible.
You see, KitchenAid is the Mercedes-Benz of cook’s tools and small appliances. Their products are crafted with real cooks in mind. You know; the kind who make cakes from scratch, puree and strain sauces, and the kind who think making a soufflé isn’t a big deal. Of course, many less adventurous cooks use them too, but they are made to withstand those of us who truly put them to the test.
And, the KitchenAid KFPM770 is no exception to the KitchenAid rule. It is probably the last food processor you’ll ever buy. This baby has 700 watts of power, which means it can knead the heaviest bread dough you can make without so much as a hiccup. This increase in power is a pretty serious improvement over the older KitchenAid models, and you can really tell the difference when it comes to working with sauces and doughs of heavier consistency.
Improvements to Design
This KitchenAid food processor is a 12 cup model. Previously, the largest KitchenAid food processor was 11 cups. One extra cup may not seem like a lot, but it can make a lot of difference when you’re processing large batches or foods with a sticky consistency. Some of your larger recipes that previously had to be processed in batches can now be managed in a single batch. That’s not only a time saver, but in my case, a mess saver, too.
KitchenAid has also improved the feed tube in this model. It’s quite a bit larger than in previous models, which makes it easier and cleaner to feed ingredients into the processor without having to remove the lid. I’ll love this when I make artichoke dip. No more having to feed the artichoke hearts in one at a time!
What’s in the Box?
Another great thing about this food processor is that it comes with lots of cool attachments. First of all, it comes with three polycarbonate work bowls: a 12-cup bowl for large jobs, a 10-cup chef’s bowl that fits inside the 12-cup work bowl (use it while keeping the larger work bowl clean for another job) and a 4-cup mini bowl with its own mini blade for small jobs. This is one of my pet peeves solved. So many times, when you’re preparing several dishes (or even one complicated one) you need to process several items separately. In the past, that meant washing the bowls for reusing several times. With three separate bowls, clean up can come all at once, when you’re actually finished preparing your food.
The food processor also comes with three different discs. There is a
- 2 mm slicing disc, which will slice things finely for you
- 4 mm slicing disc to give you larger slices.
- 4 mm shredding disc, perfect for making hash brown potatoes quickly and easily
These discs are in addition to the multi-purpose blades you’d expect with any food processor. And, there’s a juicer attachment that makes fresh squeezed orange juice in a snap and a whisk blade that’s a smaller version of the whisk you’d get with the KitchenAid stand mixer. The bowls, blades, discs and accessory attachments are all dishwasher safe.
While this food processor comes pretty close to professional grade, users also love it because it’s so quiet. It comes with a sturdy base, so it doesn’t jump around on the counter while you’re using it, and it doesn’t sound like a freight train, either. All the moms trying to bake a birthday cake during their toddler’s nap will really appreciate this feature. (Been there!)
Works Hard and Stylish, Too
And, though this baby is a work horse, it’s stylish and compact, too. It doesn’t take up a lot of space on your counter. If you buy it to match your other appliances, or just buy it in a color you love, there’s no reason why you can’t leave it out all the time. And, since it is so functional, fast and easy to use, it’s easy to see how it could become a daily use item.
The most popular color is, as you might imagine, the brushed nickel, since it goes so well with stainless steel appliances. But, you can also get this food processor in white and onyx black.
KitchenAid products are known for being high quality and long lasting. I have yet to have to replace any KitchenAid product I own. They come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. And, most retailers that sell this item can offer you an additional warranty if you’d like to purchase it.
You may also want to consider the 5 disc set that can be purchased to go with this food processor. In this set, you’ll receive
- French fry,
- parmesan/ice grating,
- 6 mm slicing disc
- 6 mm shredding disc
With these additions, I can’t imagine any food processing task you couldn’t perform. Most of the retailers that carry the food processor have the disc set as well.
Maybe the Last Food Processor You’ll Buy
Yes, this could definitely be the last food processor you ever have to buy. It’s a vast improvement on the older KitchenAid models (which, by the way, were pretty darn good). And, the improvements that have been made are ones that make sense to anyone who uses a food processor regularly.
This is not, by any means, the least expensive food processor on the market. But, when you consider the high quality of KitchenAid products, the incredible functionality of this model and the many features and attachments you’ll receive; it may well be the best food processor out there. If you’re a serious cook, you’ve paid a pretty penny for plenty of your tools, and you don’t mind doing so, as long as they prove to be worth it over the long haul. And, the users I heard from certainly were pleased with the product’s durability, quality and features.
What Others Are Saying
The KitchenAid Ultra Wide Mouth Food Processor has an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon (and 4.8 on Cooking.com). Some of the comments:
“The wide-mouth feed is large enough to take an entire large potato. Enough said.”
“It is great! I am glad I bought it! I would buy it again.”
“Really easy to use”
“I was amazed at how quiet it is.”
Tech Specs and Manual
Capacity: 12 Cup
Depth: 10 1/2 Inches
Height: 16 1/8 Inches
Width: 8 5/16 Inches
Weight: 32 LB
Hertz: 60 Hz
Volts: 120 V.A.C.
Plug is 3 Pronged
Warranty: 1 Year
Download the KitchenAid Food Processor Manual (English Version)
Where Can I Get the BEST Price ?
You can buy this KitchenAid Food Processor on Amazon, which has the lowest price we’ve found. But you might also want to check out the current price at Cooking.com.
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