The braun combimax 650 is a better food processor because it is better designed. It runs more quietly, it loads closer to the counter, it weighs less (6+ pounds ready to chop), it goes together more easily, it has variable speeds (a real plus), and it does at least as good a job as the highly rated (cooks illustrated) kitchenaid, which we previously owned. Com and buy at least the coarse slicing insert 7000490 for $5. There are other useful accessories available from them as well.
I’ve used other food processors but like the fact that i can control the speeds on this one. I’ve only had it a few months, and time will tell if it will hold up well, but am very happy with it so far. I still haven’t used all the attachments, but give me time.
Years ago i had a braun processor. I have also had kitchen aid, brevetti, 2 cuisinart. While cleaning out a cabinet i ran across directions for all and remembered why i liked a processor at all, it was the original braun that was the most successful. The last cuisinart i had i couldn’t even get the lid off and on. I love the ease of getting the bowl in place and the lid goes on so easily. (important w/ arthritis ) the fact that it has the bottom seal and no liquid escapes makes clean up a snap. The directions are easy to understand. From biscuit to pie crust, to noodle dough, to sous chef ,this is the one.
I think this food processor is discontinued but there are a couple of things that i would have liked to know before i bought this. The manual says that it is dishwasher safe but we stuck it in the dishwasher and it warped the lid so that it wouldn’t go on anymore. I called customer care who blamed it on the dishwasher but let off when i pointed out that the manual says that it is dishwasher safe. They don’t stock replacement parts so they had to be ordered from [. on my dime and then they reimbursed me. It worked out really quickly but i wish they could have just sent me a replacement. All that said i would recommend air dry in the dishwasher. ]
We had a cuisinart blender/food processor machine that constantly leaked from the bottom and top. It finally started to die when the gears no longer made connection – secretly i was happy. The machine was loud and again ours leaked like crazy. In my research i came across this machine and we love it.We use it quite a bit since it is a) quiet, b) powerful, c) plenty of mixing/chopping/slicing/whipping options, d) easy to take apart and clean, and e) does not leak. To date we have had no problems and have owned the machine for about one year so if there are maintenance issues or repair issues we have no experience and do not plan on it for a bit.
It’s so super quiet and easy to use i would very much recommend this to my friends and family. I didn’t really want to spend that much money but after reading all the other reviews i took a chance and got it wow. I am so happy i did i am very glad i didn’t waste my money on another loud kitchen aid. I do mean loud, i thought that it might cause hearing loss (no jokes). If you are looking to get the most for your money look no further this baby has it all and more. Quite, easy to use, loads of extra attachment, large bowl to hold 9 cups worth of goodness, very powerful and fast at any task you put in front of it, tons of different speeds (i love that), and did i mention the bowl, it’s one of the best features. It has no opening in the center like most if not all other food processors, that mean if you want to liquefy something (9 cups worth or not) it wont run out the middle like all the other ones do. I love this processor and you will too.
- Great Food Processor!
- A versatile workhorse!
- Simple, easy to use, a good value and very effective
I have been an amazon customers for many years and never written reviews before. I am so pleased with this purchase and decided to put my review online so when you read all reviews you can make an intelligent decision on this product. I ordered this processor on 8/4/2010 late evening and got it on 8/6/10. I unpacked it and shredded my whole bag of broccoli with ease. The machine is very easy to use and clean. It is very quite, light weight, and well made. I never own a regular size processor before but am glad that i made my decision to purchase this item based on all reviews that i read from this item. Price is great and the product works well. I am pleased that this machine is not made in china.
We have had this fp for about four weeks now, and i am very satisfied with it. It replaced a several years old 12-cup cuisinart model, when the lid broke (part of the plastic around the spring locking mechanism broke off, rendering it useless). My favorite thing about this fp is that it does. So far, i’ve blended salsa, gazpacho and cake batters without incident. My old fp used to leak around the lid and through the center if it was filled any more than 1/3 full. This one can be filled to capacity without a single drop leaking out. Now i don’t have to puree stuff in multiple batches. I also am a fan of the variable speed settings, though it takes a bit of practice to learn what speed is best for which kinds of foods. Now i can actually use the machine to chop or mince vegetables, without worrying about accidentally pureeing them (or worse, pureeing some while leaving others in big chunks stuck to the sides of the bowl). I took a chance and made mashed potatoes on the lowest setting – they came out just fine, not gluey or overworked at all. It’s easy to clean, relatively quiet and comes with a ton of accessories. I haven’t used the juicer attachment yet, and i wish it came with a thicker slicing blade, but other than that, it’s a great appliance.
I bought this from amazon because it’s rare to find a product with such a high percentage of 5 star reviews. Well, the reviews were right. It’s quiet, well balanced, and a dream to clean. My favorite feature is the sealed shaft for the blade and slicers so you can fill it to the top with liquid and it doesn’t overflow. The bowl is engineered perfectly with slight ridges on the inside that somehow keeps food from riding up the sides. I have to admit that the amount of attachments was slightly overwhelming when i first opened the box but those feelings settled once i used it a couple of times. I am quickly growing to love this machine but it took some trial and error to get here. By that i mean, take the time to sacrifice a few ingredients you often cook with for the sake of your sanity.
I brought this after reading the reviews of multiple food processors and mainly for kneading dough, i had read it but was pleasently surprised at how quiet this machine is and does work with such ease. I was shredding carrots and before i knew my whole jar was full, and no noise. You can actually even talk on phone while running this processor. I used fine slicing for onions and it was just great, just the way i wanted them. I have been using it more frequently than i have ever used my blender because of the ease to use and it actually does the work for you as you want it, so there is no frustration. The only equipment i use besides this now is my magic bullet to make small amounts of smoothies for kids.
Been using our old braun for 10yrs. The bowl for it broke down (not the machine yet). So we thought of getting the machine itself. (bowl cost here was from $35-40). Very good quality machine that will hopefully last another 10yrs. It seems like all marketing ploy to stop selling these machines in the market as seen from other reviews.
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Just realized my braun is 6 years old. I like it although i wish it was larger. I always buy braun appliances if i can find them. I once lived in germany and when it comes to quality, no one beats the germans. Sorry to hear they are giving up on the us. I reread reviews and realize i am not getting the use out of my machine that is possible and will change my ways. I mostly use ‘old’ methods because i don’t have to research the new. That means i have been cooking for 70 years and still do a lot of things without even thinking about my kitchen aid mixers, food processor and vitamix. My vitamix is still going strong after more than 20 years and i expect someone will be using the braun long after i have departed.
I had an older model braun processor that finally bit the dust after 18 years, so i bought this model three years ago. Not quite as powerful as the first one, but suits my needs perfectly. I like that it has an easy locking mechanism. Just line up the arrows and twist. No need for an instruction book to make it safe. Other favorite thing is the almost infinite variability of speed. Not crazy about the juicer though. I have a braun dedicated juicer that i like better, but that’s a small negative. So, this is actually my second of this model. We bought a beach house recently and i find i can’t do without my processor up there.
Shopped around at physical stores a while before buying this machine unseen based solely on reviews and am not disappointed. Has plenty of power and a wide spectrum of variable speeds. Quality seems on par with most others in this price range but the side by side motor design, variable speeds and reputation set it apart from anything i found in u. Have owned it for a month and used it two or three times a week.
I have had a hard time finding a food processor that is bpa free and will also have enough power to do everything a food processor should. In the past i broke a cuisinart trying to shred cheese, soft cheese. I have an older kitchenaid that i love but its not bpa free. The newer ones are not getting good reviews. As they are expensive, i don’t want to take the chance. This one has a sealed bowl which is new for me but comes in very handy, for fruits, jellies, soups. Neither one of my other ones were sealed. I shredd cheese in this and it worked without breaking the machine.
I cannot tell you how much i love this food processor. Previously, the only processor i had owned was a cuisinart mini-prep that left half of the material juiced while the other half was still huge pieces. Why bother?the braun does everything i had hoped for and more. Some specific features that i love:the motor is very powerful, and has shown no signs of fatigue despite putting it through some pretty serious paces. It takes at least 10 minutes of nearly continuous processing a pretty high speed to make almond butter – no problemcleanup is a breeze. I put everything in the dishwasher except for the main chopping blade. All of the other pieces are dishwasher safe. Just make sure to remove the grating/slicing insert from the wheel and rinse first – if not, some of the leftover bits can get stuck. I even put things on the bottom rack but i never use the drying function, and my dishwasher doesn’t get very hot. Keep it to the top rack if you do.
This is a terriffic machine. My wife and i had never owned a food processor nor posessed knowledge about them. In an attempt to learn more, i went online to amazon and read customer reviews/feedback for the many food processors sold there. It was a lengthy, tiring process, but ultimately very helpful and enlightening because it gave us insight as to what the machines do and what to expect – good and bad – from the various name-brand machines. We settled on this braun because the favorable ratings and reviews submitted by all the satisfied customers exceeded those of all the other brands in our price range. I’m happy to say we are elated by our choice. The machine is easy to assemble and operate; very powerful; easy to disassemble and clean (we used the dishwasher and all the parts came out sparkling); is attractive and compact; comes with an assortment of blades and a juiceing bowl; and best of all – it runs quietly. We had no trouble at all conversing with each other in normal speaking tones over the motor sounds last week as we worked together in our kitchen to process three large pumpkins into pumpkin pie filling, for freezing. The large bowl and lid fit together well and tightly (there are alignment arrows on each piece, showing how they go together), and there are no leaks between the lid and bowl during operation. I’d highly recommend this food processor to anyone, with no reservation at all.
Electronically controlled with variable speed
While i’d read everyone elses reviews, and knew this was a good machine, one thing i didn’t realize was that it runs so quietly. Perhaps my favorite thing about this processor is that it’s completely enclosed. There’s no leakage around the center pin if you overfill the bowl. Perhaps the one negative i would have is that the bowl was able to hold more. My most common use for it to-date is to make pie crust. I can’t make a crust that uses more than 2c flour, and that’s a drag.
After reading all the other reviews, i purchased the braun food processor knowing that it is a discontinued product, with only a 1 year warranty. It does everything that other reviewers have indicated. Easy to lock the lid and bowl into place; easy to clean; quiet; convenient single 9-cup bowl rather than nested bowls, and yes the bowl is sealed and does not leak. That is a big plus; has 15 speeds; a pulse button is located in the center of the on/off knob and its pulse speed is directly related to the speed range selected from the speed control knob; and the entire unit stores neatly on the kitchen counter top. The total height of the unit, including the mounted bowl and pusher is a tad under 14 inches. We also found the juicer bowl to work nicely when using medium sized oranges and firmly holding the sliced orange against the rotating cone. This processor is actually fun to use. We easily pureed our home grown tomatoes to make several gallons of tomato sauce using the primary slicing blade with short blasts of the pulse button in combination with the speed dial set at 10. Experimentation with the speed settings is the key. We are still learning and having fun.
Great processor, lots of power, lots of attachments however whatever you do do not ever put the standard chopping blade in the processor without seating it. It will get stuck and wedged in the side causing you to have to buy another bowl and chopping blade. The second time by accident when hubby put them in the sink together like this. Can get very expensive after a whilealso the egg whipping attachment is made of plastic so think again about using it to whip egg whites. They will whip to peaks to rapidly and i heard the plastic molecules resemble oil molecules causing eggs to over whip then collapse into a watery mess.
Got this as a gift for my significant other as we haven’t had a full size food processor for 10 years. Last one was chewed to bits by our dog (mastiff, go figure not a cut on him but the blades were completely gone). I shopped around a lot before deciding on this one, i considered the big ‘b’ unit but it was 3x the price and the reviews were only so-so. Works nearly silently, haven’t found a job it can’t do. Wish the trim was some other color than baby blue but i store it out of sight so it really doesn’t matter. Get one of these w/ realistic expectations for a midline food processor and you won’t be dissapointed.
Definitely worthy of 5 starswe had a cuisinart for many years. The interior parts where all the safety catches and pins go had become moldy (you can’t clean the inside where the safety parts go)it looked ‘unhealthy’ so we threw it out with the intention of buying another, why we didn’t just buy a new bowl assembly i don’t really know – but i am glad we didn’ti tend to be brand loyal – the cuisinart lasted well – so it would have been normal to just buy another. I assumed that all the cumbersome (and annoying) safety interlocks were normal these days. Then i started browsing reviews on the big names – after seeing many ‘not as good as they used to be’ type reviews, i looked for an alternative and stumbled upon this braun, and the many good reviews it was getting. I/we bought one (here from amazon marketplace) at full price, and are very happy with it, despite not being a name in food processors (i always thought braun were shavers etc) this unit is excellent. This braun is very versatile with the numerous accessories included, easily as powerful as cuisinart, and the multi speed is very useful. The bowl is much more sturdy too. The only negative is the larger footprint on the counter – but gone are all the annoying safety interlocks – this has just the one – a part of the lid that protrudes to mate with the base. Another huge plus is that the blade/bowl is sealed – so you can use the full size without leaks (like cuisinart)the (main) blade is not as thick as the one we had on the cuisinart – but it is not noticeable in use – and we have given it some tough jobs alreadyreally we have no complaints or niggles at all – it stays on the counter and is used daily for many tasks. Why are braun pulling out of the us market?.
This is our first food processor, and we’ve been using it for about 9 months now. So far, it is working great. We use it to grate and shred cheese with no problems. We have used the dough hook for creating pastry doughs. We have not used the whip or the juicer yet. I do wish that it came with two different size slicers (thin and thick), but i’ve managed on just the one. Our food processor gets used at least once a week, if not more. I hesitate to offer any criticisms, since i haven’t used another food processor for comparison purposes and i’m still learning how to use the processor effectively.
Powerful 600 watt motors for Processing
Chopping and grating: worked very well for chopping onions, mincing garlic, shredding cabbage, thinly slicing potatoes, and chop spinach very finely (like for pesto). I also grated part-skim mozzarella, following manufacturer instructions and using both the fine and coarse shredding blade and got beautiful results, long shreds (not little chopped pieces) with each. I don’t know what kind of cheese the reviewer who had problems was using, but worked well for me. Dough: for a recipe that called for about 1 lb of flour (4 c), this worked great. It danced a little when kneading, but it was easy to steady and since the whole processing time was only 90 seconds, i can keep my hand on the machine for that amount of time. It was certainly faster than making the dough by hand, and i didn’t end up with a counter coated with flour. Juice: this played no role in my decision to purchase, but i actually like this feature. I don’t have room for a juicer in addition to a food processor, and while it’s not going to be something i use every day, it’s nice to have it available. I also appreciate that juicing capability means that the machine can accommodate liquids better than many food processors. Capacity: the bowl holds a large head of cabbage, shredded, with the slicing attachment on.
I was looking for exactly this sort of kitchen machine. My mum has a similar one back in germany and i found this so convenient to have one machine in the kitchen which is able to do pretty much everything: knead dough, make smoothies, slice and shred veggies, herbs, etc. I wanted to avoid to have a zillion kitchen tools all over my smallish kitchen. Unfortunately there a not many choices one it comes to a good all-rounder. So far i have prepared some pizza dough in it and made my morning smoothies. Also a really good feature is that you can put all the items in the dishwasher. (review written by nathalie, wife).
I haven’t used this braun multiquick 3 k650 kitchen machine 600 watt much yet, but it seems to work well. I had, but never used, a food processor before so i can’t compare it against other models or brands. It’s nice that everything is dishwasher-safe. I do have some quibbles:there is no storage of any kind for the blades. Most of them are small enough to keep in the bowl, but the chopper blade (arguably the most dangerous) and mixing/kneading blade don’t. Fortunately, the chopper comes with a safety guard. It comes with a nice assortment of blades, and a juicer, but for some reason you have to buy the coarse slicing insert braun combimax food processor coarse slicing insert 7000-490 separately. The ‘french fry system’ braun combimax food processor french fry system 3200-634 is also separate, but i wasn’t interested in that. I would recommend this unit to anyone who is cooking for a small- to medium-size group. I was able to puree nine baking potatoes in one go, but just barely.
We quickly broke a cheap black and decker food processor that failed at most tasks. This one couldn’t be more different. The attachments are useful and well-made. The gears appear to be faultless. My wife has never thanked me more for any gift i have given her. She uses it about every other day. It perfectly and quickly:-whips cream and butter. -chops carrots/shreds veggies. -mixes dough (really, we are not replacing our broken hand mixer). -shreds cheese (we no longer buy it shredded. It is better fresh and without the potato starch and other fluffing agents). -is cleaned in the dishwasherdon’t settle for anything less or be fooled by anything that claims to be better. This is truly the pinnacle in kitchen appliances.
It is silent, also works with small batches, even do it is a big bowl. One down part is, the citrus press does not work well for me. Easy cleanup, just rinse under running water with a drop of soap and you are ready to go again. Knives are very sharp, watch out when drying or changing them out. Whipping blade works great to. Still have to use the grating blades, but they look capable as well. This is a good machine and i would recommend it to anyone.
My husband and i received a braun food processor as a wedding gift and we loved it. It lasted almost 22 years before finally giving out (very impressive). The price of the braun was more than we’d hope to spend, but after weighing pros and cons with other models, we decided to go for it. The unit shipped quickly and we eagerly put it to use. We can’t say we like it as much as the older model, but we do like it. The unit is very light in weight, which is a plus, but unlike its predecessor the interior of the bowl isn’t smooth, making cleanout a bit more difficult – – no more swiping with a spatula to get every last bit. And the blade for egg whites is a joke, which is a big disappoinment. The older unit came with a metal whisk that whipped even a single egg white to perfection; the plastic blade offered on this model makes only a froth – – it’s useless (it may work for whipping cream; we have yet to try that). Other than those two complaints, in our opinion this is still the best food processor on the market. Large working bowl, variable speed, a variety of blades, light weight – – what’s not to like.
Through the years i have killed 4 food processors, 2 kitchenaid’s 2 cuisinart’s. Figured it was time to try a new brand. I received the braun today, it did everything well that i tried today except for slicing salami it completely failed at that (but i don’t slice salami very often so no big deal). Today i chopped some cilantro, onion & garlic for some guacamole, i then added my avocado and made some nice chunky guacamole. Did a great job & didn’t need to keep opening the lid to push the ingredients down to process. I used the fine shredder attachment to shred cheddar cheese. It did a very good job, the speed control worked well for this, i had a lot less waste using the braun, with other machines a lot of cheese would get stuck on the top and not shred and turn into a gooey mess, i only had a small amount of cheese that didn’t shred and what was left was still firm and usable. I used the slicer for carrots and it did a very good job slicing. The juicer worked well and didn’t spray juice every where. The french fry attachment works ok, it made pretty tiny fry’s i will need to work with it more.
Sealed bowls to prevent leakage
This is not my first food processor. I had others before, and like other reviewers mine was also noisey and difficult to handle. So, when i decided to splurge on a processor and it was going to be the best on the block. I selected this model based on the high reviews here, epinions and other websites. It took me awhile to save for this model, but it has been well worth the wait. I used this machine yesterday crumbling vanilla wafer cookies and walnuts for a rum ball recipe. I had it on the highest setting (14) and it was so quiet. I was bracing myself for some sound deafing noise but it never came. This machine is a lot quieter than my blender and i got that one based on high reviews also. It’s compact enough to go inside a cabinet but it stays on my counter because i want any excuse to use it.
This is the best item i have purchased all year long. I wonder why it took me so long as i have pondered this for many months. It is powerful, quite and makes such easy work of the most diffcult taks for me. I make a lot of falafal from scratch and grinding all those chickpeas took a lot of time and noise.Now i make relegate my small all purpose grinder to the work it was meant to handle. For someone who battles arthritis and trigger syndrome in my fingers it has been a real blessing. I recommend this to everyone serious about cooking.
I’ve used it to make smoothies, soups, whip cream, citrus juice, cookie dough, cake batter, and chopped vegetables for salsas and whatnot. I really like the simple design and it’s fairly easy to clean. The bowl is completely sealed so no messes from changing or pulling attachments out when it’s full of food. Those germans know how to make food processors.Also, my mother-in-law has one and she loves hers as well. It would have been nice to get some recipes with this machine that illustrate the many different ways to use it. That is my only reason for knocking a star off.
The sealed center drive is the best on the market. Total variable speedmakes this unit the most adaptive to all food processing needs. Cusinart and kitchen aid have nothing to equal what this machine will do. And while doing it make it much simpler for the user. It is sick and wrong that the parant company of this world class machine will no longer market it in the usa (and parent co. ) and seems to be making it difficult for owners to get replacement parts. Not that many will be needed as it is so well enginered. But bowls and lids can be droped and broken.
I got this based on the reviews which i think are correct. I like all the components, even a juicer (which i haven’t tried yet) and find it easy to handle and care for. So far i used it for shredding potatoes for potato dumplings and slicing various vegetables for soups and and a casserole. It’s a light weight machine which makes it easy to pull out of the storage. The only issue i had with it was that when i cut carrots the white shredding disc became discolored, orange. After multiple washed the color intensity was reduced but it is still slightly tinted which is a little annoying but i know it’s clean so i’ll just deal with it.
I have an old food processor that i have used for many years. This is a definite improvement over that one. This has many attachments and i love that it has different speeds. It has a large capacity bowl. My only complaint is that the pusher doesn’t push all of the product and i end up with a big blob of whatever i’m processing at the end. This may happen with all processors, i don’t know as this is only my second one to own and work with. Overall, i am satisfied with it.
You are always in complete control of your food preparation
This thing has sharp bladesi have always wanted a food processor, since a friend bought one. Now i find i’m in control of the kitchen and have rekindled my cooking skills, i decided to buy one. I did my research and, clearly this braun is the best on the market for kitchen use/cost. So far it has done everything i wanted making preparation so easy. I like making cakes and the braun makes the fat/sugar prep so easy. I’ve also made crumble/cobbler mix and pastry. So much easier than by hand, even if there’s a bit more washing up. As winter approaches, i’m thinking soups and stews etc will be a lot easier too. I did make one meat/mushroom pasta sauce which was easy.
Chops and mixes very good ( haven’t tried kneading bread yet). Variable speed and pulse make processing different things easy. Cleanup easy as components are dishwasher safe. Con: seems braun isn’t supporting their food processor. Trying to buy variable slicer item #f3200-650 as per an earlier review; seems impossible to obtain this though the variable carrier item f3200-649 is available, a good resource for various braun attachments is: [. would give it 5 stars if i felt more confident that i could find parts in the future. What the heck, it gets 5 stars anyway. ]
This food processor came with 4 shredding/slicing blade inserts, but the manual showed 5 (and indicated that the coarse slicing blade was not included, though shown). I wanted to get this blade, and the vendor put me in touch with procter and gamble who import braun. They informed me that braun has discontinued manufacturing of all food processors, but did give me an online supplier of parts, including the blade i wanted. The machine works very well. It is very quiet and powerful and does a marvelous job of grating or slicing potatoes, onions and carrots, but didn’t do so well with broccoli (too soft). It really needs a container for storing all the accessories that come with it, but the machine itself is quite compact, making it feasible to leave it on the counter ready for use anytime. Everything except the motor unit can be washed in the dishwasher, but some parts (like the main bowl) have areas that trap water and therefore do not come out dry.
I’ve been using this for a while. It has taken me some time to get to know which blades work best for things but i now know this beast pretty well. My biggest problem is the vibration. If i don’t hold onto the machine while it’s running, it will quickly vibrate itself off of the counter. So, if you are adding food using the chute, food has to be added with your one free hand which can get a little messy since food can come flying out of the chute while it’s uncovered. Other than that, no big issues. It’s pretty easy to clean and store and seems to have plenty of power. I lean towards 3 stars instead of 4 but i’m feeling generous today. If you wouldn’t mind the vibration (which i have not exaggerated at all) then you would most likely be happy with this machine. If i had it to do over, i would not buy it.
We did a lot of research on different food processors and went to stores and inspected the features of many different models. There was one thing that really bothered us about most of the processors on the market. They were all too tall to fit under upper cabinets on our counters and too tall to fit inside of any of our cabinet storage spaces without sacrificing huge amounts of limited cabinet space by removing shelves for clearance. We had initially dismissed the braun product, but our needs quickly led us back to it. The other feature that sold us was the lack of a complex safety lockout system built into the handle of the food receptacle. In our research we read repeated accounts of food becoming trapped inside of these inaccessible mechanisms, featured in some of the most popular and heavily advertised brands, creating a sanitary nightmare, as well as an unappealing appearance. That is unacceptable in this house. The braun machine has it figured out, a machine that is low in profile, with the safety lockout device cleverly built into the base unit, away from the food receptacle. We are not big food processors, making mainly smoothies and soups, but we do these often. We can’t testify to abilities in dough making, veggie slicing or any of the many other activities one can theoretically apply this machine to.
Update 1/28/2017: i was using the braun this morning to chop vegetables and thought again how much i adore this machine. It is one of two appliances that always sit on my counter, and the other is the coffee maker. It gets used several times a week and has for the last 5+ years. I could not recommend it more highly. Original review: this appliance is quiet and powerful. The design allows me to get the blade out of the way so that i can pour, stir, scrape, etc with no hassles. The multi-speed settings give me good control over what’s happening in the bowl. I have owned it for more than a year, using it several times every week. I have used it for chopping, mixing, slicing and making peanut butter and small batches of pastry dough. It has been completely reliable and up to every task i have given it.
It works great and the variable 15 speeds are a big plus. It is easy to assemble, use, and clean. I put all the attachments in a small basket and it keeps well together. I love everything that i have done with it. It is very good at keeping liquids contained. This is a big factor for me. I chop a lot of tomatoes when i make salsa and my cuisinart would fill up quickly and then it could overflow. This processor is contained, no spilling. It has chopped, mixed, shredded, and juiced very well.
My old food processor finally bit the dust, and i replaced it first, about six months ago, with a top-of-the-line ka. It was in the $250 range, as i recall. It was heavy; it required an immense amount of space to store; it was finicky–really, who has time to pull out the instruction booklet every time you use an appliance?.The lid alone had three pieces, all of which had to be in perfect alignment for it to operate. I threw it away to keep anyone else from having to suffer with it scarred by that mistake, i was reluctant to jump right into another online purchase, but out of desperation, i gave it one more try and purchased this baby. And i am so very, very glad that i did. It is light; it is quiet (everyone has remarked on it); it shreds and chops perfectly; and using it is as intuitive as possible. The lid only has one piece, and because it has a horizontal, rather than vertical, footprint, it takes much less storage (because the bowl and lid can be stored in place, on the machine; with a vertical footprint, that configuration is too tall for most cabinets). I have used it for regular chopping jobs as well as for grinding chicken, and it has made short work of everything.
About 25 years ago, my wife and i bought a braun food processor. We used it for over 23 years, replacing the bowl once and the stalks that held the cutting disks about three times. We only gave it up when it started leaking oil. We replaced it with a cuisinart that didn’t have multiple speeds and did have a complicated and largely inscrutable lid locking system that ultimately failed–we needed to stick a screwdriver into the lid to make it work. So we found this braun, which is similar to but an improvement on our old one, and it’s great. Very lightweight, the bowl and lid simply snap into place, there’s infinite speed control, and the cutting disks and stalks have been redesigned to be much sturdier.
I got this food processor a few weeks ago. So far i have tried making pumpkin soup, potato pancakes, and bread dough in it. I have also tried chopping raw chicken and chopping and slicing vegetables. The machine is a lightweight compared to the kitchenaide i used to have, but for the most part that is ok. Pluses: i like the variable speed but i’m not sure that having that changes the final results. Having a truly deep work bowl is very nice. It did a good job of grinding the chicken (which was partly frozen). The bread dough came out fine. The fine grater disk was awesome for making the potato pancakes. Minuses: the thing that disappointed me is the slicing disks.
I knew my wife needed a new food processor when i saw her drag out her 20 year old model. I researched food processors on amazon and saw all the familiar names (cusinart, etc). Then i came across the braun and began reading the reviews. All reviews were very good and it sounded like a great piece of equipment. I bit the hook and bought it for christmas, not knowing if my wife really wanted a new food processor. It is everything advertised. Quiet, powerful, variable speed is great, easy to clean, great attachments, quality construction. The only way they could improve this product would be to include a storage caddy for the attachments. Glad i picked this model and would recommend it to others.