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March 31, 2008

KitchenAid KFP750 Processor Review

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While I can appreciate manually cutting foods like vegetables, it got to the point where our kitchen needed a quality food processor for quick and efficient chopping. In the past, cheaper food processors let us down with broccoli and other high fiber vegetables. The point of a food processor should be so that you do not have to pre cut your foods but with cheaper ones with weaker blades you are forced to.

Since we have plenty of KitchenAid products in our inventory like stand mixers and blenders we figured their food processors were a good place to start. The highly rated KitchenAid KFP750 Processor was our choice, and we lucked out in finding a steal on eBay with a 99$ blue willow colored food processor. Amazon had some nice deals around 120$ for Onyx Black too.

Maybe the most surprising part is how quiet the KitchenAid KFP750 is given the amount of power. It is a powerful, heavy machine and takes up a bit of room but looks nice in doing so. You can throw full broccoli in here and they will be shredded in no time. Of course you'll want to be careful cleaning the sharp blades.

While they do not perform like the KitchenAid Stand Mixers for kneading large amounts of dough, they do a quick and fantastic job on smaller amounts. Despite it's power you will not want to pack this thing full of anything really, and definitely be careful with liquids. Stick to only a few cups even though the processor looks like it can handle more; it ends up spilling a little, which is the one negative but it's simple enough to clean up. Plus, for liquids you may as well use a blender if you have one.

If you cook heavily you will want a quality food processor like this, it will change how you cook. Even if you don't cook often, this type of processor will get you excited about trying recipes with how efficient and simple preparing meals becomes.

March 25, 2008

Kitchen / Home Product Reviews

Hello all! I'm creating this website because over the last several years since getting a house, we've been getting all sorts of kitchen / home products. Lots of good experiences, yet some bad experiences also! I've always felt it's important to get as much background information and perspectives before making a decision. Thus, this seems like a good median for getting across some kitchen product reviews.

Generally when buying home / kitchen products I find myself regretting the cheaper purchases I've made in the past where you end up having to replace said item after not so long. It seems one is better served to buy a top of the line product that generally comes with a great warranty (and doesn't break down in the first place). This is why companies like KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Westhof, Hoover and Dyson tend to catch our eye and keep us coming back to try their new products / variations.