The Braun FP3020 12 Cup Food Processor Review

Time is an incredibly valuable thing in any kitchen, and a processor should help you save that valuable commodity. If you want the functionality of a professional food processor but the lightweight, easy to use functionality of a smaller preparation appliance, you may need to look to European design.

The Braun 12 Cup Food Processor is versatile and powerful. It is lightweight, but powerful and quiet. This food processor has everything you expect from German engineering and Braun appliances. It is dishwasher safe and has variable speeds and a pulse mode.

It performs a variety of tasks well, such as kneading pizza dough, shredfing cheese, and slicing vegetables. It has a large variety of speeds and blades that cover almost every need you may have in your kitchen.

This review will take you through the features, pros, and cons of this Braun 12 cup food processor and help you to keep your kitchen running smoothly and efficiently.

Features

  • It has a 12 cup capacity bowl and takes 9 cups of liquid
  • It has a dual control system with a pre-set choice of 11 different speeds
  • It comes with 7 different blades
  • The bowl, lid, and blades are dishwasher safe
  • It comes with a strong 600-watt motor and 110V compatibility for the USA
  • It has a one year warranty from the manufacturer
  • Available in white
  • Dimensions: 15.3 x 14.8 x 11.3in (38.8 x 37.5 x 28.7cm)
  • Weight: 9.9lbs (4.5kg)

Pros

  • Very quiet
  • Well-designed, everything fits together
  • Good safety features
  • Includes a wide range of accessories
  • Lightweight but powerful

Cons

  • Coarse slicing blade not included
  • Chute size is small
  • Replacement parts are difficult to find

Summary

The Braun fits easily in cupboards with its horizontal design. It has a large variety of features that can handle almost every food preparation task you may encounter when you prepare your favorite recipes. It is quiet, safe, powerful and easy to clean. Its strength is in the variety it offers while still being easy to use.

The variable speeds are very useful and give you control over how fast and how fine you want to slice or dice your ingredients. It is diverse and capable of many tasks and will suit both the novice and the experienced cook.

The smaller chute size is a con because some larger vegetables will need to be cut before you can place it in the chute, but the bowl size is sufficient to handle up to 9 cups of liquid.

Comparison

This processor is as convenient to use as smaller appliances but has all the functionality of a large, professional food processor. It is lightweight but still powerful and stable enough to handle the big jobs in your kitchen.

The horizontal design is different from the upright design of most other models in this size range. The horizontal design allows for more stability without adding too much additional weight.

It is quieter than most other models in this size range with the same size motor. It has a large variety of functions and accessories that other models in this size range do not have.

Verdict

The Braun 12 Cup Food Processor is ideal if you want a professional processor with all the convenience of  lighter, smaller models. It is light, easy to clean, quiet, and can handle large vegetables without a care. Its horizontal design can be either a pro or a con depending on your kitchen set up and counter space.

It stores easily underneath a cupboard but takes up more counter space. It is efficient and versatile and suited to home chefs who need power and a variety of functions but not a large, heavy, professional processor.