If you’re looking for something that would really be top of the line in terms of size, options, power, and tools, you’ll likely be extremely happy with the KitchenAid 12 cup model. It’s also completely true most of the time that you do what you pay for. And while this unit isn’t the most expensive version out there, this unit is pretty close to the top of the line, and if you’re looking for something that would be a thorough and exhaustive food processor that will not only last but will basically fulfill any type of meal prep, and any size of order; this is a good choice. With a powerful motor, lots of blades, and a sizable bowl, this food processor has been a handy addition to my kitchen and will likely be one for yours too.
One big concern with food processors is always the bowl. If you wanted to make a big batch of cookies, or a soup of some kind, a food processor seems to have the exact capacity that you really want from it. Even some of the small ones overflow when you don’t even use them to their fullest capacity. A 12 cup bowl is just on the smaller side of a commercial version of a food processor, and for my needs it tackles almost any project. If I’m entertaining or making meals for the coming week in advance, I have no problem making my biggest recipes, or doubling normal ones. The nice part is, because this unit actually comes with three different bowls, including a 10 cup and a 4 cup, you’re sure to be able to accommodate the needs of small orders as well, so you’re not left with a tool that can’t handle day to day menial kitchen tasks either. This isn’t a very common feature, to have multiple bowl sizes, so it’s something to take note, that really makes it a stand out from the pack.
The feeding tube on this food processor is advertised as being wide mouth, which it certainly is. In fact, if you look at it from the top down, this food processor has a feeding tube that basically takes up almost a third of the cover space. I find this great, because it allows you to do less chopping in advance, and just move your way through your preparation. It’s not the tallest feeding tube I’ve ever encountered, which prohibits you from putting too many tall vegetables in, but in my eyes the width completely compensates for that.
Another thing important consideration when buying your food processor is always looking at the blades. Often I encountered people who were having to buy accessory blades for their food processors because their unit only came with one, or it did come with a couple but not the one they wanted. If you want to do it right, I would make it a priority to have a unit that features blades and discs for every job so you won’t have to go spend extra money later on and have something shipped to you, when you want to do a job that it can’t handle. This KitchenAid model comes with a a multipurpose steel blade, a dough blade, a citrus press (that I don’t often use), an egg whip, and three discs for slicing and shredding. To this date of usage, I haven’t once thought, “If I only had this kind of blade.” It’s nice to know that whatever you choose to make, your food processor is equipped with all the accessories to handle the job.
The KitchenAid KFP750ER features a one year warranty. Not great, but not terrible either. I haven’t had any sort of breakage problems thus far, so I haven’t needed to use it. It’s nice that they call their warranty “hassle free” by which they mean they’ll mail anything straight to your door, so you don’t have to put any extra work in to get something fixed.
The motor on this beast is definitely the Cadillac of food processor motors. At 700 watts of power, you should find that you’ll reduce your time in the kitchen, just based off of how intensely this thing can chop and slice what you throw at it. Often times, you’ll hear about a food processor that does feature an intensive motor, but it’ll have to come with ear muffs to even be able to use it, without causing some permanent ear damage or something. I loved that this unit was advertised as having a durable and fully sealed outer casing which completely dampens the sound and allows you to do all of your kitchen prep in relative quiet. This much wattage will allow you to make big dough recipes or sizable soup recipes, with lots of ingredients and mass in your bowl, but without ever sacrificing power or capability.
What Else Are They Saying?
Online I see that most people share my positive experience with the KitchenAid 12 cup food processor. All of the parts are dishwasher safe, so clean up is easy. While the unit itself and all of the included pieces do take up some space in your kitchen, it’s a small price to pay for all of the functionality that it’s going to add to your daily life. It appears that some people have had problems with small pieces breaking here and there, but those people are outnumbered almost 10 to 1, so it’s certainly not a common occurrence by any means. Remember, the old adage is true, you get what you pay for, and while this unit certainly isn’t the cheapest out there on the market, that really sometimes is a good thing. I would say that in this case, it’s a great thing, as you’re buying a really thorough kitchen appliance that turn you into the chef you’ve always wanted to be.