Kitchen Aid KFP0711CU 7 Cup Food Processor Review

If you need to prepare meals for your family and friends on a regular basis, you do not want to spend all your time chopping, slicing, and dicing.

A mid-range food processor with a large enough bowl for all your ingredients will help you save time so you can spend it where you want to –  enjoying your meal, not chopping vegetables or cursing your appliances. So you want to be sure you buy the right one for your needs.

The Kitchen Aid 7 Cup Food Processor is a well built and sturdily designed appliance. It is sleek and versatile and handles larger, heavier vegetables really well.

This review will help you decide if you need the Kitchen Aid 7 Cup. We look at its features, pros, and cons and will help you to make an informed choice on this trusty appliance.

Features

  • It is has a 7 cup capacity bowl
  • The body is contoured and colored in silver or red
  • It has high and low pulse speed options
  • It has a 2-in-1 feed tube which allows you to adjust the opening size for narrower or broader items
  • It has an ultra-tight seal with a specifically designed locking mechanism that provides leak resistance
  • It comes with a one-year replacement warranty
  • Dimensions: 10 x10 x15in (25.4 x 25.4 x 38cm)
  • Weight: 7lbs (3.2kg)

Pros

  • It is rather quiet for a larger model processor
  • The slicing blade has 6 different thicknesses and is easily selected
  • The multi-use blade locks into place easily

Cons

  • The push button controls can be difficult to manage
  • The lid latch is difficult to operate and must be in the right position for the processor to work
  • A dough blade is not readily available
  • The knife blade can be difficult to remove

Summary

The Kitchen Aid 7 Cup is a good mid-range food processor and a good size for a family of four or a group of house mates. The work bowl is made from heavy duty plastic and the slicing disc has various thicknesses for more precision. It is very versatile with different blade thicknesses and a large feed tube.

Kitchen Aid is a well-known brand and trusted by many people for good reason. Some negatives of this model are the lid latch that must be in the correct position for the processor to function, and this might cause a little frustration. It is a sturdy food processor that can handle potatoes, carrots, and zucchini.

Comparison

Compared to other food processors in its class, it works well and handles heavier vegetables. Its biggest flaw is that the feed tube needs to be aligned for it to work, but this is also a safety feature and a very good quality if your children like to watch you cook and you want to keep small fingers safe.

It has a good capacity for making larger batches of baby food, curries, or hummus. It is quieter than most mid-range processors, which will also help when you want to prepare food while the kids or roommates don’t appreciate a noisy kitchen.

It does not do as well as other processors with chopping nuts or smaller hard foods but works best with vegetables and stews.

Verdict

The Kitchen Aid 7 Cup Food Processor is a good sized, sturdy food processor if you prepare meals for your family or a few friends. It works well for chopping and slicing vegetables and its sleek design with flush buttons will help you to keep it clean. No food to try and pry out between buttons is a big plus.

The bowls and blades are also dishwasher safe. If you need to save some time and effort while creating meals for your family this is a good processor for you.