Black & Decker ProwerPro II Food Processor FP1510
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- Black & Decker #FP1510 400W White Food Processor
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I owned one for 2.5 years before it blew out, and just bought another. The price is as good as the absolute bottom models I used to get (e.g. Hamilton Beach), but with a little more power. (Often seen on sale at stores for $30.)
I used it mostly for mixing cookies, cakes, brownies. The stem in the middle is fairly high, so liquids don't leak out as easy as other brands (e.g. my Mom's Cusinart). When I made smoothies with frozen berries, it had plenty of power to chew the berries up. When the mixture becomes too thick, hard stuff added on top (e.g. nuts or chocolate chips) will just bounce around, but I think that's true of most food processors.
It shredded cheese well, only bogging down when I pushed the block down hard. A small amount of cheese gets wedged at the edge of the mouth; not as bad as other processors I've used though.
Originally I thought a suction cup would fall off or stop being sticky, but they were still working and gave the unit a solid feel on our tile counter.
The surface under the bowl is a textured platic that is flat and easy to clean. (Much better than stainless steel, which shows fingerprints!) Same for the buttons. Liquids don't get inside the unit. I know, because I opened it up when I tried to fix it. No food inside.
They've increased the cord length to 3 feet (old model was a little too short before, maybe 2.5'?). It still winds into the base like a blender.
Storage can be a problem, because the unit is _tall_. Even with the bowl removed, the base is tall like a blender jar.
A big point of failure is beginning to rotate the bowl before the blade has stopped spinning. (This is what I believe killed my prior unit after 2.5 years.Read more ›
Also, I was not happy with the capacity. It says 10 cups but I don't think that is right. One reason I got this was to make pie crust. The recipe I use is double size and calls for 4.5 cups flour and 3 sticks of butter/shortening. That should only total 6 cups of volume, but it was over the max fill line.
Additionally, at the max fill line the food processor was not able to incorporate the fat into the flour until I opened it and mixed it partially with a spatula. It had to pulse many many times resulting in over-mixing of the dough, and that was before I added the water. When I attempted that, it just got bogged down and I ended up having to finish the mixing by hand. The result was a crumbly pie crust that broke too easily.
Given the poor capabilities with just 6 cups of ingredients, I was extremely disappointed. This may be ok for small batches of things, but I'd rather pay more for a good all around machine.
I also attempted to make cashew butter and almond butter based on an episode of Good Eats which looked extremely easy in a Cuisinart. This B&D didn't grind the nuts fine enough so they never became a paste. Both attempts resulted in a hard gummy mess that tasted ok but just felt weird.
Lastly I used it with the disc to shred some of the cheese I bought at the 2008 ACS cheese sale (45 pounds of cheese for $50!) in Chicago. That did a decent job, except that the 6 cup capacity meant I constantly had to empty the container. Also, quite a bit of cheese ended up crammed next to the chute above the disc instead of the bowl.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrible. Hardly used and container lip (upper edge) cracked making it unusable.Published 2 months ago by Dr. Armando Marin-arias
Good while it works. Base works great but lid and bowl breaks easy - very low plastic quality.Published 11 months ago by tdlook
Hardly ever use it, so it's "lasted" for a few years. Since I hardly ever use it though (as in only 2 or three times a year, for things like cabbage and zucchini or salsa), I would... Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by cswilk6
I got my Power PRo II as a wedding gift and it worked perfectly fine for almost 6 yrs. I used it to shred carrots, cheese, cucumber and other vegies. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by M. Vargas
I liked this product for more than 1 year, but the plastic parts wear away and start shredding plastic into your food. Or they just break completely. Read morePublished on September 5, 2011 by Debs
I took this out of the box and used it once to shred cheese. Did not even work for one block of cheese. Really an awful product! Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by FadFamily
The mouth of the 10 cup broke after using it for several use times. The plastic control panel cover wear off easily. Dont buy this product.Published on March 27, 2011 by Neneng
On the second time I used it, shredding cheese, something in the motor area broke and it will not work any longer. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by C. Virtue
I just bought this unit two days ago. Some folks complained this unit doesn't have a dough blade. I have made cookie and bread dough in a Cuisinart with just the steel blade, and... Read morePublished on December 31, 2010 by Spencer
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