I got the KitchenAid food processor before getting sick, so I’ve used it a bit by now. It isn’t quite meeting my expectations.
On the one hand it does work better than my old food processor, and I’ve been able to cook dinner faster with it, but I think that is mostly due to sharp blades and being more creative about how to use it.
Some of the things that annoy me:
- There is too much space between the lid and the grater/slicer disks, so I end up with big chunks of food un-processed. The big feeder tube compounds the problem because the veggies end up sideways.
- You can’t use any of the smaller bowls without getting the big one dirty.
- The smallest bowl that’s supposed to work for mincing smaller quantities, seems to send the food flying into the high lid rather than cutting it.
- This is probably true of any modern food processor, but because of the safety interlock on the pusher, I can’t actually fit as much food into it as I could into my old food processor’s feed tube.