KitchenAid 5KFP1335BOB 3.1 Litre Food Processor – Onyx Black D
On opening the box to my new KitchenAid Food Processor I was immediately impressed with the quality and look of the main processor but also the storage case which houses all the blades and discs, not only for neatness but also for the safety factor rather than having them floating round loose in a drawer or cupboard.
Much to the delight of my family, I ordered this to replace a very old food processor. I was pleased to find that this machine did everything that my last one did and much more too. It is a very smart modern yet retro looking machine so I am more than happy to have it on display on my kitchen worktop rather than hide it away in a cupboard. At a 3.1 litre capacity it is big and suitable for a large family. Small family? Well that’s no problem either as it has a mini bowl and blade that sit inside the main work bowl. You can use the mini bowl for mixing smaller quantities, making sauces and pestos and chopping things like herbs, nuts, meat and even chocolate.
My main uses for a food processor are for slicing vegetables, grating cheese and carrots, and blending cake and dough mixtures – this caters for all those. You also have an egg whip, perfect if you are making meringues, mousses and puddings.
Don’t be put off by the size of the manual (it is a huge thick book). It is actually only 24 pages long but it comes in many many different languages. There is also a quick reference guide so you know which blade or disc to use for what food item.
This comes with a 3 year warranty from the manufacturer so you can buy with confidence.
After giving all the parts a quick wash out in warm soapy water it was all good to go. The unit is easy to assemble. The main bowl simply twists and clicks in to place and has a quality seal around the edge of the bowl. The blades and discs sit over the centre drive.
If you are blending cake mixture or kneeding dough, you fit the multipurpose blade or dough blade over the drive shaft in the work bowl and lock into place. I particularly love that this has a seal too as I used to get leakage here from my old machine.
It has an off button, variable speed settings and a pulse action operated by push pad buttons on the front which will enable you to make light and perfectly blended mixes.
To slice and shred you attach the disc of choice to the relative disc and drive adapter then onto the power shaft in the work bowl.
I love that you can adjust the thickness of slicing from the lever on the outside. You can cut thick chips or thinly slice vegetables and salad ingredients. There are three sizes of feeding tubes which makes it easier when slicing assorted sized vegetables. It can take a variety of food stuffs including fruit, vegetables, cheeses and chocolate. The smallest feed has a drizzle hole so ideal if you chop a salad or roasting vegetables and want to add some oil or dressing to it.
There are clear maximum level indicators on the side to ensure that you do not overfill your bowl or your chopping feed.
The machine is quiet, smooth and effective. I have used for chopping, grating and blending a cake mix and am totally happy with the results. I would thoroughly recommend this product.
After use you can either hand wash or put in the top rack of the dishwasher.
It was ordered from AO.com who offer free delivery on a day of your choice. I received an email confirmation from them with my own personal order number. I was advised that I would receive a text from the courier DPD on the day of delivery to give me a one hour timeslot. I received my text at lunchtime estimating a delivery between 3.16pm and 4.16pm. It arrived almost to the second of 3.16pm. I then received another email from AO checking that my delivery had been ok and that I was happy with the service received. So good service and great product.