Kenwood FPM250 Multipro Compact Food Processor, 9 Cup, Silver
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- Multipro system offers versatility with a variety of accessories and attachments
- Powerful energy efficient 400w motor with unique patented dual-drive system
- 2.1Liter (9 cups) bowl capacity 1.2l (5 cups) working capacity
- 1.2L (40 oz.) High speed blender ideal for soups, smoothies and drinks
- Solid brushed die-cast metal body
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The MultiPro Compact Food Processor from Kenwood
Chop It. Blend It for Healthier Living.
Expertise in the kitchen since 1947. The Kenwood MultiPro Compact Food Processor System combines a 9 cup food processor and 5 cup blender into one efficient food processing center. Combine all your food preparation needs in just 8 inches of counterspace to make healthy family meals more efficiently with fresh ingredients, created the way you want every time. With its innovative and patented Dual Drive System, the MultiPro Compact with 2 Speed Control delivers the right speed whatever the task :chopping, grating , blending, slicing, whisking or dough making. The Kenwood MultiPro Compact Food Processor System includes a 9 cup food processor bowl with stainless steel chopping blade, dough blade, 3 stainless steel cutting blades: thick slice/shred, thin slice/shred, and rasping. With the added benefit of dishwasher safe parts and safety interlocks, the Kenwood MultiPro Compact Food Processor System will become your go-to food preparation time and space saver in the kitchen.
Food Processing Center
The Dual Drive System from Kenwood optimizes speeds to run a food processor or blender on one base. Double the food prep in only 8 inches of counter space.
In Bowl Drive
The in bowl drive is easier to use, easier to clean and increases the available bowl capacity by 20%
2 Speeds for Versatility and Control
Use high speed for grating, chopping and blending, and low speed for slicing or making dough. The additional pulse option gives you an extra boost when you need it.
The Kenwood Multipro Compact comes with a 9 cup food processor bowl, a 5 cup blender, stainless steel chopping blade, dough blade and 3 stainless steel cutting blades: Thick Slice / Shred, Thin Slice / Shred and Rasping Discs.
The Kenwood MultiPro food processor system combines a full sized food processor and blender in one efficient food processing center. Combine all your food preparation needs to make healthy family meals more efficiently with fresh ingredients, created the way you want every time. With its innovative and patented dual drive system, the MultiPro with speed control delivers precise speed for various tasks - high speed for chopping, grating and blending; slow speed for slicing & dough making.
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Out of the box, the Kenwood is covered in attractive finish that looks like stainless steel but is actually some kind of plastic. It begs to be left on the counter rather than hidden in a cabinet. It is noticeably lighter than the Cuisinart. No instructions are required for an experienced user, all the parts and pieces go together in obvious ways. There are three reversible duty disks for two different thickness slices, and four different grating sizes--something I never had with my old Cuisinart. A plastic blade for dough and bread, along with the steel sharp blade fill out the inventory. A plastic blender is also included with this food processor, although with a more expensive blender (and heavy duty glass) already on the counter I do not see the need for another (but it is a nice addition for those wanting to minimize such items). Slight sticky supports keep the unit from sliding around.
Task one--grate carrots and zucchini for muffins. No surprises--the unit makes quick work of the task. You can pulse or use one of two continuous speeds for any task. For this job, I just fed the vegetables in the top of the well sized chute. In fact, the chute is more perfectly sized for this task than the Cuisinart which sometimes require me to cut things down a little more to fit the secondary chute (as the primary chute is too large). Note that it is possible to run the unit, and feed at the same time, without pausing--and while unlikely, unless you are trying to hurt yourself, it might be possible to stick a finger or two down the chute into the business end of whatever blade you are using. Standard food processor 101 safety should be practiced.
Task two--Mix a dough for cheese balls consisting of butter, flour, salt and pepper then grate cheese on top. Using the steel blade for the first part was easy, cold butter and flour were easily brought together. A quick change of the blade to a grating disc made quick work of the cheese. Clean-up after this task was easier than with the Cuisinart, notably because the two sided grating disks have no place for food to hide (the Cuisinart has a lip on the underside of the one sided disks that sometimes require you to dig around with a pointed object to dislodge food particles that might remain. As with the Cuisinart, you can also put everything in the dishwasher.
Task three--grating parmesan cheese--usually quite a task for any processor. No concerns, the Kenwood had not problems with this task, providing consistently grated parmesan on two differently sized grates. The way the disks fit into the top support piece makes switch disks easier than the Cuisinart which requires you to pull the entire piece out to remove the disk. On the Kenwood, you just take the disk out and the support stays in place waiting for another disk.
Task four--bread dough. Using the plastic blade proved no challenge for the Kenwood, mixing up the water, flour, yeast, and salt into a consistent mass for further work outside of the processor.
Last task for testing--mix up canned and fresh tomatoes for salsa. The easiest of tasks for blenders and processors alike with a light touch on the pulse switch to keep it chunky rather than pureed. Again, easy to perform this basic test.
Lots to like with this new Kenwood! It is a solidly built, attractive and well thought out product. Love the double sided blades that proved easier to clean than my Cuisinart disks. The Kenwood provides a bit more functionality than my very basic Cuisinart including more options for just about every task you might need a food processer for, notably pulse and two continuous speeds, and the dual use grating/slicing disks. Combined with a nicely sized chute for feeding the unit and you may find yourself finding more for this Kenwood to do so you can spend more time on other cooking tasks.
Now compared to the heavier Cuisinart it is a toss up--old faithful is not easily displaced--so for now we will just have to see how it goes.
Food Processor: This makes great pesto. Just the right amount of power to turn leaves and olive oil into the perfect pesto texture. The base provides pulse, high and low functionality. Add a disk and it will slice veggies into whatever form you like. A tall spout and well fitted pusher keep fingers safe. This part gets 5 stars!
Blender: Big disappointment. What do most people use their blenders for? Right - smoothies. This blender will NOT CRUSH ICE. It will NOT blend your frozen banana into your milk or OJ or whatever. After pulsing my future smoothie a couple of times, the base overheated and I had to unplug it and plug it back in. Since I could smell an electrical burning scent, I waited a few minutes. 2 more SHORT pulses - same result and there are still big chucks of ice in my smoothie.
Other notes: The base looks like stainless steel and looks nice on the counter - it's small and stylish. However, the gears are plastic (albeit heavy plastic) and the motor overheats quickly. I know this comes with a dough blade but I'm not going even try to use that since the motor does not seem up to the task.
This is good for someone who likes a nice looking food processor for light jobs and doesn't use the blender often or intensely.
Update: After telling my daughter how disappointing the blender was, she told me that I was just spoiled by my Vitamix (I bought the Vitamix about 15 years ago...), and that everyone makes smoothies with crushed ice and cold - not frozen fruit. Seems like that would make for a watered down treat, but I am adding a star back since this appears to be the blender norm. And while it does have plastic gears - this is typical for 150 sell price. My Vitamix may use its powerful steel gears to make creamy smoothies from the big chunks of ice I feed it and work forever, but it costs me about 600 back then, and it doesn't have a food processor or small blender. It will work as a food processor but it's too easy to over process. This Kenwood's processor does the job well without overdoing it.