I’ve had a food processor for years of course but it wasn’t a very good one. I’ve a feeling that it was given to me by my Mother in about 1998 in exchange for my then blender, and that she’d got given it as a free gift or maybe it was a present.
I used it for years, but a new machine became imperative when my husband lost the knife blade (he denies it but it must have been him).
So when we were in an electrical shop recently buying a heater for the living room, I was drawn inexorably towards the kitchen section (and thereby forgot to get the heated towel rail for the bathroom – we’ll probably never get it now).
We ended up with a Kenwood FPM810 Food Processor, which came in a monster box and has a gazillion attachments. There is a LOT of it.
Initial impressions –
The motor is pretty solid and it’s sort of cool that it has a built-in weighing scales. I also really like the mini bowl which fits inside the big bowl (and which has its own blade).
Then there are five of those round metal slicer things – so many that they have their own case, where they live along with the spindle things which hold them up.
Fortunately, we have a wide window ledge which had a lot of junk on it, so half a bin bag later – the perfect place for them!
There is also a glass blender attachment which is VERY heavy.
It looks from the diagrams in the instruction book as if it ought to come apart above the blades, but my arm is too weak to twist it apart and my son couldn’t do it either. I suppose I’d better not put it in the dishwasher yet.
Good news is that apparently you can put very hot stuff in it to blend and it won’t crack. Even if you put ice in afterwards. I don’t think I’ll be testing that, though.
Finally, there is a whisk attachment, which one of the reviewers on Amazon says is rubbish, and some sort of dough hook thing.
One of the things I hope to do for this blog is test out all the different bits and let you know how I got on. Now we have managed to get rid of the packaging, I am really pleased I got the FPM810 and am excited about using it and discovering new recipes.
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