I’ve had a variety of food processors in my day, but this Braun Multiquick 3 kitchen machine has more variety and options than many of the models I’ve ever encountered, and for the money, makes it the most helpful kitchen assistant many people can imagine. Most food processors I’ve encountered provide a limited amount of blade options, as well as a limited ability to control the speed and intensity of the blade. For some, this takes the guesswork out of using a food processor, but for those who want to be able to control all aspects of the food preparation process, the Multiquick gives me all the tools and fluctuations I look for in a food processor, to flex with my wants and desires.
The nine cup bowl on this food processor is a perfect fit for most needs. I find that a nine cup bowl is sufficient for most jobs. Nine cups is roughly two liters of liquid or up to three pounds of dough, which is really a pretty sizable capacity for your normal kitchen usage. The bowl on this unit is sealed so I’ve never had a problem with it leaking or overflowing, which can be a really messy pain to deal with. It’s sturdy and dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to clean and long lasting. Some people have dropped their bowl and claimed that it’s broken. While I don’t deny that’s a possibility, I haven’t experienced the same problem, and also see it as a byproduct of dropping it, not the actual quality of the bowl itself.
The feeding tube on the Multiquick is pretty average size. For the most part you can get away with doing a quick chop, and going right to work with it. If you’re slicing vegetables, you should be able to slice a cucumber with this unit, no problem. The only slight problem I’ve encountered, is there’s a slight gap between the top of the chopping blade and where the feeding tube stops, so you’re left with a small chunk of whatever you’re trying to push through the tube every time. No big deal if you’re a fan of snacking on whatever you’re making though!
Okay, get ready for the list of all lists. This really is my favorite part of this unit, because it makes what you’re able to make with this food processor so incredibly diverse. Included with this unit, you get: a dough blade, a whipping/blending blade, a cream propellor for whipping, a stainless steel shredding insert, a mini chopper blade, a juice extractor blade, and a stainless steel blade insert. So seven different tools are included for whatever you’re making. Soups, sauces, doughs, and more are all a breeze to make with a perfect too for each with all of the blade options on this unit.
The warranty on this unit isn’t the best by any means. It’s a one year limited warranty, which doesn’t hold a candle to the best warranty in the business, but honestly, I’ve had no problems, and I trust the Braun brand pretty implicitly with what I buy. It might be prudent to admit, that I’ve read some reviews of this unit stating that Braun is no long shipping replacement parts to their US service and repair centers for their food processors. Admittedly not the best news, but I also looked on Amazon and was able to find many of the parts that I would ever need replaced. So it’s mostly a problem if you’re going to bring it in to a center for fixing, you won’t be able to by the part directly, but you can get them from lots of online retailers if need be.
Another one of my most favorite aspects of this food processor is the motor. At 600 watts of power, this thing will handle basically anything you put into it. Nuts, hard candy, and more can all be chopped down with ease with this unit. Another fantastic aspect of the motor itself is that contrary to popular belief it is actually quiet. I’ve had food processors in the past that you couldn’t even use if the kids were asleep, and made you want to hold your hands over your ears while you used them. Not a fun experience. With the Multiquick, I feel like a relatively quiet hum is all I really hear out of it which is far more preferable. The unit does vibrate a bit when it runs, but it’s really just a byproduct of how powerful the motor is. It doesn’t make the food processor move around on your counter or anything, it’s just a little bit of a noticeable shake that happens, but the feet of it stay planted.There’s a 15 level knob to turn the speed up and down to accommodate whatever you need chopped. I usually use slower speeds for chopping softer goods like onions and such, and I’ll use the higher speeds for blending things smoothly, for purees and fine dips. This variable speed knob is a huge plus that most food processors don’t have. Most food processors have an on button and a pulse button, but with a variable speed option, you’re able to control the speed and intensity with which things are chopped up, which gives you greater control in the kitchen, and that’s really what this unit is all about.
What Else Are They Saying?
Trying to take into consideration the general opinion of the Braun Multiquick 3 Kitchen Machine (600 Watt) on the internet, the Multiquick has a favorable review by almost all users. There’s a few people who aren’t enthused by the fact that this food processor is not longer serviced by their repair locations, which makes it an unattractive purchase for some people. But the majority opinion that outweighs that one, is that this unit is quiet, powerful, and features a multiple speeds, blades, and tools. I swear by this food processor, and the options it gives me in the kitchen.