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I want to buy a food processor. Anyone have any recommendations, disrecommendations or advice?

I want the food-processor kind, with chopping blades and slicing discs, not the stand-mixer kind. (I already have a hand-held electric whisk which is more than adequate for whipping egg whites, cream, etc.) Most of the variation in price seems to be differences in motor power and bowl capacity, and it's hard to know how much difference those things will make, or whether there are other significant differences.

I'm a bit irritated with Amazon, because I'd pretty much settled on this one, which was reduced from £55 to £40, but the offer expired as I was adding it to my basket (to be replaced with a mickey-taking 50p-off offer). I'd refreshed the tab quite recently before that. It would have been in their interests and mine if they'd given me a popup saying "Warning, this deal is about to expire" because they'd have closed the sale, whereas now I'm still dithering.

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toothycat From: toothycat Date: February 7th, 2014 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
FWIW I have no idea how much extra value you'd get out of the higher end models, but we have one of these from the Bar Hill Tesco and it copes just fine with the demands of an Eden student meal ;)

You're welcome to borrow it if you like and put it through its paces

Edited at 2014-02-07 09:44 am (UTC)
woodpijn From: woodpijn Date: February 7th, 2014 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
That's useful to know, thanks. I have used yours once, when helping you with the student meal, and it seemed good.
Looks like this is similar, probably the next model up based on the numbering, and slightly cheaper. Kenwood don't seem to have specs for your one on their site any more.
woodpijn From: woodpijn Date: February 7th, 2014 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
...although I've just realised your link is to Tesco groceries rather than Tesco Direct, so that would be even more convenient than Amazon.
ilanin From: ilanin Date: February 7th, 2014 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)

I own something very similar to the Kenwood one you linked (I think it is an FP250 actually). I mostly use it for rubbing in biscuit or crumble mixes and making breadcrumbs. It is fine for that,  but one thing I will say is that the lid has a catch which is required to be engaged in order to operate the food processor, and which breaks off really easily if you accidentally drop it.

From: susychurchill Date: February 11th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've had two magimixes in over twenty years - they're pretty robust....b
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