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KitchenAid KFC3511OB 3.5-Cup Food Chopper - Onyx Black
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2012
Color Name: Onyx BlackVerified Purchase
I love this mini chopper! It's my second one, the first one lasted 6 years, being used about 2-3 x per week. It's quick to assemble, easy to clean (dishwasher safe) and makes blending things easy. The blade stayed sharp, it was the plastic safety mechanism that finally broke. The only drawback is that sometimes (only 10% of the time for me) it's too small. There are some recipes that I need a standard-sized food processor for, so I just make do by processing in batches. I kind of wish it came in a silver or stainless color choice, since I couldn't find one, I just keep it in a drawer. Overall, great product!
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2012
Color Name: Onyx Black
I've gone through 2 cheapo different food choppers that were LOUD and poor in performance. I decided to spend a little extra, and went ahead with this device. I must say this is one of very few things I was actually glad I paid more money for.
PROS:
1. Quiet
2. Easy to put together
3. Low maintenance
4. POWERFUL!

Love this item!!!
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99 of 113 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2012
Color Name: Onyx Black
I wouldn't call this a great food processor, but it works well and does what it's advertised to do. Quality seems good -- solid, strong motor, quality stainless blade, etc. For these reasons, I would have given it 4 stars.

The reason it gets docked one star is that I think it's over-engineered. The part I'm talking about is the buttons on the lid of the bowl. Instead of having the motor actuated by a simple, direct switch or button right on the base, they came up with some weird, convoluted way by which pushing buttons on the lid, then pushes spring-loaded rods in the bowl, which finally push these tiny buttons on the base. This seems to work okay, but what's the benefit? The convenience of pushing big buttons on the lid, instead of smaller buttons waaaay down there at least 4 whole inches away on the base like on typical food processors?!

So what's the big deal -- I mean it works, right? Well, the problem is that both the lid and bowl cannot be submerged in water without water flowing into these fairly large compartments that are part of this button actuating mechanism. Even holding the parts under a running faucet allows water into these compartments. These compartments each hold a couple teaspoons of water, and are slow to drain. Instead of taking probably only an hour to air dry on a dish rack, they take *several hours* to dry due to this trapped water. Also, if you happen to have some small food particles in your dishwater, and these particles get into these compartments, it requires disassembly of the lid or bowl to get them out. Yeah, *disassembly*. That alone should make one wonder, right? I mean since when do a bowl or lid need *disassembly*? Shouldn't each just be a single, simple, injection-molded piece? A simpler design would have lowered the price, too...
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2012
Color Name: Empire RedVerified Purchase
I been looking for this product online since it came out and of course Amazon.com is where I found it! Wonderful, small, neat and useful....Use it daily for everything from chopping WHOLE onions, peppers, garlic to mixing a tuna mixture for a sandwich! Dishwasher save as well...Must have addition to your kitchen.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2013
Color Name: Onyx Black
I am on my third Kitchenaid food chopper, so that may sound like I am really happy with the product. But in reality I was very happy with the first one I bought, which lasted a long time (like six years) and was perfect for my one-person-household. I use these choppers practically every day. So I bought the second one (I have to admit that I also like the red color) and that one only lasted a little bit longer than a year and a half. Well, it actually did not break completely, it is still working, but somehow the plastic bowl does not come off. So I can use it, but it becomes extremely difficult to clean as the motor is stuck to the bowl. So I decided to buy another one. Again the color and the size is just perfect for my kitchen. This one is over a year old and developed the same problem. The plastic bowl gets stuck for no reason and eventually does not come off anymore. That one does not work anymore, probably got some water in the motor while trying to clean it.
As I see a trend in the short life of many appliances today to force us to constantly keep buying, I decided to go with a cheaper product this time. If it is not going to last I may as well pay less.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2013
Color Name: Onyx BlackVerified Purchase
Been using this food chopper now for approx. 6 months and really like it. Does a great job chopping small jobs, is a snap to operate and easy to take apart and clean. I cannot think of anything negative to mention about this product, but, I probably haven't used it for a variety of jobs that it is capable of. For the money, this was a real quality bargain.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2012
Color Name: Onyx Black
I love my big old Cuisinart but have been yearning for a mini food processor for years, particularly for making salad dressing in which the olive oil is completely emulsified with the vinegar and herbs. Thus, I was thrilled when my daughter bought me this mini processor for my birthday. This Kitchen Aid product looks great, but I found it tough to assemble, i.e. it's difficult to line up the "L-slots". Once I'd done that I was astonished to discover that the "wet ingredient adder" was no bigger than a pin hole--disastrous for making a decent vinegarette since you have to keep pulsing and pulsing the herbs in the bowl until all the olive oil that you need finally trickles in. I wanted to call Kitchen Aid to see if there was some way of making the "wet ingredient adder" larger and discovered that customer service is open from 8 to 8, M-F, just when most people, myself included, work.

Booo, Kitchen Aide mini processor! You're were hard assemble, you can't accomadate liquids for anything that needs emulsifying and I don't want to wait days for your lid to dry--or your customer service people to respond. I'll find a better product out there or make due with my ancient, still amazing Cuisinart full-size food processor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: Boysenberry
I was worried about buying a Kitchenaid food chopper/processor because they have such mixed reviews and a lot of bad reviews. I finally bought this 3.5 cup processor and so far I am very happy with it. It is a perfect size. 3.5 cups doesn't sound like a lot, but it really is adequate. I can get a few full size tomatoes in there - I cut them into 4 pieces before dropping them in. You can puree or chop or anything in between. I mainly just use the pulse button and tap it or hold it until I get the desired results. The buttons do not push down and stay down, and I like it that way. You just hold the button down as long as you want it to run/chop. It is easy to clean. No crevices or tight spots to worry about. The lid removes with one finger turn and so does the bowl. I do wish there was a little more of a handle on the bowl, though. The cord can wrap nicely underneath the base and stays in place when stored. I am glad I decided to take a chance on this. I actually bought mine on the Kitchenaid website, in their outlet for twenty bucks shipped. It is a great value. It is powerful enough to handle everything I need and the size capacity is perfect. It also comes with a small scraper.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2012
Color Name: Empire RedVerified Purchase
I love the little splurge, super quick to chop your various herbs and veggies! Absolutely perfect for making salsa, just wish I had bought a size up!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2014
Color Name: Onyx Black
Love it, love it, love it. Have 2 of the huge, oversize food processors that I never use - cuz they're too big for the counter top and it takes too long to set them up in our kitchen. This little gem sits proudly beside the stove and while the size is perfect for just the two of us, it is a little workhorse that produces results just the same as those big, bulky ones. Of course, we don't use it for dough prep, but for everything else - I'm loving it! Going on 2 years now. And if it breaks, then for $39.99, I'll just buy another one. My daughter has been hinting, also...
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