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zuercherbirmensdorfer 09.12.2012 14:41

Best Food Processor?
 
Hi,
I'm going to have replace my Moulinex MasterChef 8000 that is not working anymore even though I never used it (except to test it was working now and then), so I thought I'd gather some opinions.

Yeah okay, I know it sounds totally nuts to buy a new one when I didn't use the last one at all (or maybe once) but I'm in a new job that doesn't make me work long hours frequently, so I can start to cook etc. Plus a new apartment so I'm feeling inspired.

Back to the topic: I'd be looking for versatility i.e. juicer, blender, kneader, mincer, slicer, grater etc. The more the better. I guess I could compromise on the juicer, dough (for bread) kneader and mincer since I doubt I'd use them too often but the others are really critical since I dislike cutting veggies. I reckon durability is very important given what's happened.

Any favorites you'd recommend?

Caviarchips 09.12.2012 14:45

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Budget? .

zuercherbirmensdorfer 09.12.2012 15:46

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Originally Posted by Caviarchips (Post 1739965)
Budget? .

I'd say, suggest your best. Budget up to CHF 500, but the lower the better. :)

Caviarchips 09.12.2012 17:26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zuercherbirmensdorfer (Post 1740003)
I'd say, suggest your best. Budget up to CHF 500, but the lower the better. :)

I'm a Kitchenaid fan.....the blender, the stand mixer and the food processor too. The blender and the stand mixer are good, but the food processor lacks a little bit of power

Twinklestar 09.12.2012 21:02

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zuercherbirmensdorfer (Post 1739963)
Hi,
I'm going to have replace my Moulinex MasterChef 8000 that is not working anymore even though I never used it (except to test it was working now and then), so I thought I'd gather some opinions.

Yeah okay, I know it sounds totally nuts to buy a new one when I didn't use the last one at all (or maybe once) but I'm in a new job that doesn't make me work long hours frequently, so I can start to cook etc. Plus a new apartment so I'm feeling inspired.

Back to the topic: I'd be looking for versatility i.e. juicer, blender, kneader, mincer, slicer, grater etc. The more the better. I guess I could compromise on the juicer, dough (for bread) kneader and mincer since I doubt I'd use them too often but the others are really critical since I dislike cutting veggies. I reckon durability is very important given what's happened.

Any favorites you'd recommend?

I was extremely fortunate to spot one of these recently in a Brockenstube (second hand shop) and it is bliss to use.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

http://www.amazon.de/Magimix-K%C3%BC...5080399&sr=1-1





I was a total advocate for my Kenwood chef machine with all its attachments (also very good), but the Magimix I was lucky enough to purchase for a mere 12 CHFs, is fantastic!!

I can make a potato aux gratin in so little time with so little noise and mess ( compared to my Kenwood chef), that I make this beloved dish much more often now.

This machine is really powerful, but as mentioned before, surprisingly quiet, and so fast!

Mine came with pretty much all the standard attachments and covers all your requirements,

I tried the juicer, but have to say, although fast, because it is the centrifuge type, the apples I juiced oxidised immediately and it was a pain to clean it afterwards.
Otherwise, it deals with all vegetables for grating wonderfully, I like it very much.

I like my Kenwood chef blender attachment a lot too though.

I just reccomend getting a machine with a decent amount of watts.

Oh, by the way, the Magimix takes less space on my counter than the Kenwood chef, as the Kenwood is much higher and with attachments, I have to take it into the living room to use, so maybe that factors in as well.

Good luck in your new kitchen help.

drmom 09.12.2012 21:20

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I loved my Magimix - but it didn't love me back, died on me after a few uses and sent it back. We have the Bosch Professional one, in your budget you might be interested this bosch - it seems to have pretty good reviews and has the whole kit-and-kaboodle: https://www.galaxus.ch/de/bosch-mum-...d=m1&pcscpId=3

Twinklestar 09.12.2012 21:22

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Oh heck, what happened with the Magimix, if I may ask?

zuercherbirmensdorfer 09.12.2012 23:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Caviarchips (Post 1740060)
I'm a Kitchenaid fan.....the blender, the stand mixer and the food processor too. The blender and the stand mixer are good, but the food processor lacks a little bit of power

Kitchenaid has crossed my mind - it's a sturdy little bugger. Cuisinart is another one that keeps coming up as a popular option. It's supposed to be great at the chopping etc.

Caviarchips 09.12.2012 23:24

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zuercherbirmensdorfer (Post 1740366)
Kitchenaid has crossed my mind - it's a sturdy little bugger. Cuisinart is another one that keeps coming up as a popular option. It's supposed to be great at the chopping etc.

I like the look of the three of them together too...I think they are nicely designed

Pachyderm 10.12.2012 00:59

Re: Best Food Processor?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zuercherbirmensdorfer (Post 1739963)
Hi,
I'm going to have replace my Moulinex MasterChef 8000 that is not working anymore even though I never used it (except to test it was working now and then), so I thought I'd gather some opinions.

Yeah okay, I know it sounds totally nuts to buy a new one when I didn't use the last one at all (or maybe once) but I'm in a new job that doesn't make me work long hours frequently, so I can start to cook etc. Plus a new apartment so I'm feeling inspired.

Back to the topic: I'd be looking for versatility i.e. juicer, blender, kneader, mincer, slicer, grater etc. The more the better. I guess I could compromise on the juicer, dough (for bread) kneader and mincer since I doubt I'd use them too often but the others are really critical since I dislike cutting veggies. I reckon durability is very important given what's happened.

Any favorites you'd recommend?

Hmm, I dunno. I can't help feeling this might just be a waste of money if you used your last food processor only once. Having a bit more time is unlikely to turn you into a creative chef if you weren't one before.

Why not search on Amazon for something cheap -- say under 100 CHF -- that has decent reviews? Give it a few months. If you really do start getting very enthusiastic, take a step up. You mention 500 CHF -- that is a heck of a price for something you may not use.

Or -- I was in Landi recently and they had a couple of incredibly cheap blenders -- under 50CHF. Sure, they won't be sophisticated or full of bells and whistles but something like that will give you the chance to see if this is just a fad or not. Or get a 'stick mixer'. Usually cheap, but great for making soups, smoothies etc -- and yes, for chopping veg if they come with a couple of appropriate blades.

But again, best advice is to trawl through the Amazon reviews. You'll get a much better range of opinions.

TheSpouse 10.12.2012 05:44

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Take it from someone who owned a restaurant for 15 years--the best food processor on the planet is the Robot Coupe. No debate.

zurichzoro 10.12.2012 11:25

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Kitched aid, no doubt

http://www.google.ch/#q=kitchen+aid&...=1920&bih=1099

anesh002 10.12.2012 13:05

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http://www.kunzvital.ch/vitamix-super-5200-p-515.html

this thing is incredible, it`ll mash everything! does really nice smoothy too and my gf makes almond milk from it!

Guest 10.12.2012 13:27

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I have a Kenwood Chef for sale that's barely used with attachments that are still new in their boxes. It's a beauty in aubergine and I would keep it if I didnt already have the full Kitchen Aid line.

http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...le-kt-zug.html

s-hobi 10.12.2012 13:31

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I have the kitchen aid stand mixer and food processor. Love them both. The stand mixer i use only for baking even thoug it came with heaps of attchements (grater, mincer etc). The food processor i use alot for chopping, making curry paste, even doing things like bread dough, frosting/icing and scones/pastry. Very happy with both. Happy shopping!

dhimmelsbach 13.12.2012 20:10

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For true durability I would sacrifice a little kitchen counter space and get the kitchenaide food processor! I love mine and have used for just about everything! You can find them for descent prices at www.microspot.ch I hope this helps!

Guest 13.12.2012 20:19

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The Kenwood Chef has been sold.

I use my Kitchen Aid food processor most for spagetti sauce or to make egg salad. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by SwissMs2000 (Post 1740745)
I have a Kenwood Chef for sale that's barely used with attachments that are still new in their boxes. It's a beauty in aubergine and I would keep it if I didnt already have the full Kitchen Aid line.

http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...le-kt-zug.html


613lululemon 13.12.2012 22:16

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We have the Kitchen Aid one that we got a Co-Op for some ridonkulous sale over the summer. I think it was regular 500 CHF and we got it for 150 CHF.

I know!!

Anyway, it's really great! We use it almost every day either for smoothies, or sauces or slicing and dicing. I like the option of having the smaller bowl too.

http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KFP.../dp/B0002MH3OC

Good luck!


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