KitchenAid KFP0711ER 7-Cup Food Processor Review
Here’s another one from Kitchen Aid. It’s a spectacular little chef’s companion. It’s lightweight. It’s affordable. What am I talking about? The KitchenAid KFP0711CU 7 Cup food processor. If you don’t like those big and bulky food processors then you’ll love this one. First of all the design isn’t anything new. It looks quite familiar and hardly brings anything unique to the table. That said, we still love it. It still looks elegant enough to plant on the kitchen countertop and stare at. But is it a good buy? Let’s take a look.
KitchenAid KFP0711ER 7 Cup Food Processor Overview
So it is highly portable. You carry it with ease and plant it on your kitchen work surface. It doesn’t take up much space. This KitchenAid appliance sits where you place it. With dimensions are 10 inches by 10 inches by 15 inches, it’s delightfully small. And with a weight of just 7 pounds, this food processor will move aside when you need it to. The body spots a design that is generic to many food processors. It has four buttons on the front face for on/ off, low, high and pulse. And it proudly wears the KitchenAid badge on its chest, just so you know. The bowl that sits above it is an adequate 7 cup. For your general home needs, this should do. To give it the punch, it has an internal adjustable slicing disc, a reversible shredding disc and a multipurpose blade. Depending on your taste, you can choose from three color options; contour silver, onyx black and white. And how much is this package? It retails at an affordable price of $100 on Amazon.
KitchenAid KFP0711ER 7 Cup Food Processor Style and Design
Connect your preferred disc, ensure the bowl and lid are locked in place and then power the appliance. The low button sets it to a slow speed and gets the job done in stealth. If you choose to unleash the food processor’s full power, press the high button and it obliges. It works spectacularly, slicing or shredding to your desired preference. Rising above the lid is the 2 in 1 feed tube. There is a narrow opening for guiding in smaller food and the larger opening is for larger sized ingredients. However, sometimes the larger sized one is not big enough to push through some whole fruits. In that case, you’ll always need to have a knife at hand to pre chop them before handing over to the processor.
If you fill the bowl to capacity, there’s an ultra tight seal right at the rim. This is a leak resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity. And it works as advertised. Nothing escapes the bowl while processing.
Now, here’s a down side to it being so light, it isn’t stable. When you give it more difficult tasks, you notice it struggles and starts to move on the kitchen table. If not careful it can easily topple over. You’ll need to have your hands on it to keep it from attempting an escape.
When done and you need to clean it, you’ll be glad to know that its dishwasher safe. The bowl is made of a heavy duty plastic that won’t wear when thrown in the dish washer. Cleaning it by hand is also quite painless. The design of the lid, however, has a tiny gap next to the feed tube channel on the inside. This gap lodges food particles and might be a bit of a pain to get out.
Okay, let’s break down the KitchenAid food processor’s pros and cons.
KitchenAid KFP0711ER 7 Cup Food Processor Pros and Cons
- It is small and lightweight. For carrying it around and moving it between storage and kitchen counter, this appliance won’t show any resistance.
- Next, it’s quite easy to use. Like most food processors, it has an on/ off button, high, low and pulse buttons conveniently placed. The lid has an ultra tight seal that keeps the content of the bowl in even when filled to capacity. And the 2 in 1 feed tube is handy for passing different sized foods.
- Then, the parts are dishwasher safe and should clean easily. And, of course, this is an affordable appliance.
- So it’s light and in as much as that’s a pro, it also gives this food processor its greatest con which is lack of stability.
- When put on high it starts to dance about on the work surface and that can be a bit disconcerting.
- Then, though it’s easy to clean, the gap under the lid next to the feed tube lodges tiny food particles that sometimes defy your attempts to get them out.
KitchenAid KFP0711ER 7 Cup Food Processor Ratings
This is a wonderful home appliance for light applications. Its size is perfect for any home. It may be small but it will handle your processing needs with zeal. It might struggle a bit with heavier chores but it still gets by. For light applications, this is perfect. And it doesn’t cost much. So go get yourself a KitchenAid food processor. On that note, it rakes in 4.6 stars out of 5.