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Old 11-09-2007, 10:13 AM   #21
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robgrave,
Maybe Consumers Report has a link where they show the results of their tests? -In case you are interested or if you want to know how hard you can push your unit-
I was curious about your comment on the accessories, KA website doesn't show anything. Perhaps is worth to give them a call, sometimes the accessories fit but they are incorrectly called in a catalog.
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:49 PM   #22
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Hi wysiwig --

CR requires a subscription in order to access their online product evaluations. It's only six bucks for a month's worth of access, but I've been-there-done-that twice already (for other products) and decided not to do it again. Except for car evaluations, I'm not so impressed that they are worth it. The user-evaluations at Amazon.com were very helpful, as were comments at the KA forum.

Anyway, my KFP720 unit is plenty powerful, believe me. The toughest job I've given it so far is mixing flour, butter, and sugar into a crumble topping, and it did it effortlessly (and with great results). There is a button for continuous control operation, but almost always I use the pulse control, so as not to over-process. I think the motor can be pushed well beyond whatever I'm likely to ask of it.

The accessories for the unit are listed at the online store -- left column at the top, "Attachments and Accessories". There are no slicer-shredder discs other than the one provided, which is OK with me, but others have expressed disappointment.

I don't know, if they came up with another disc option, I might go for it, but then again, maybe not. As it is, the 2mm slicer produces wafer thin slices that are ideal for pizza toppings, and I don't know what else (potato chips?). But really, the extra-thin slices are the most difficult to get evenly with a chef's knife; otherwise, the knife option is the more convenient one for me anyway. I don't need a power slicer, really, for general purposes.

There is a juice-press accessory available, but at 40 bucks it is pricey, and I doubt I'd ever make much use of it in any case.

Bottom line: I'm pleased with the unit, expect it to last longer than I do . No reservations at all about recommending it as a mid-size unit.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:41 PM   #23
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I just came across this posting and had to put in my thoughts on this as I've been looking around for a food processor myself. From what I've been reading, information on the Cuisanart hasn't been the greatest and actually it's been saying to avoid it because the comments are coming back you'll spend more money on it than you've purchased by the time it's all said and done because of breakage.

I really don't know much on Kitchen Aid because I've not read a lot on the name. What I had been reading a lot on price wise was something called Hamilton Beach as they're reasonable and not something that will eat your wallet alive if you don't have a lot of money to spend; I surely don't as I'm a graduate student and my husband is paying all the bills until I finish my graduate work in the spring.

At any rate, I did weigh the differences between a few food processors and see what could possibly make or break the deal between purchasing them. I'm actually going to Wal-mart tonight and will take a look to see what they have for food processors because I think that I'm going to invest in one soon.

I will be in touch with a decision should I decide on something specific. :)

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Old 12-10-2007, 12:44 PM   #24
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Try this website; Reviews from Epinions. Go to Home & Garden and click on Small Appliances, then click on Food Processors.

There are a whole slew of different brands and sizes there, and you can also read the reviews on some of them. It should help you make up your mind and help you make a smart choice.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:11 PM   #25
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I looked at the site and wasn't that tickled with it. I went to consumer reports however and came across a nice review of them. I think what I'm going to do when I get the chance is stick with manual for now and eventually go with a Kitchen Aid food processor as I'm wanting to invest in a Kitchen Aid Artisian stand up mixer. I feel that in doing that it will stay with the set. My mom always told me to stick with a name you trust. I remember seeing the KA brand in my family since I was a young child in my great grandmother's kitchen 30 plus years ago watching her cook Italian meals from her home country. Many memories there, not sure what happen to the product but I remember her using it and she definately put it through some uses for sure.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:18 PM   #26
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My mom had an HB stand mixer.

She never had a food processor that I know of. She would cut up stuff manually.

But yes, you're right! K'Aid is the one that I'd go with and am presently using.

I imagine that, like you said, you have to look around and see which is the better one. Try this address also; http://www.kitchenaid.com.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:27 PM   #27
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My mom had an HB stand mixer. She never had a food processor that I know of. She would cut up stuff manually. But yes, you're right! K'Aid is the one that I'd go with and am presently using. I imagine that, like you said, you have to look around and see which is the better one. Try this address also; http://www.kitchenaid.com.
I thought about that as I've seen it a few times on TV. I actually considered going through Amazon when I see a discounted rate on the Artisian mixers again.

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Old 12-10-2007, 04:30 PM   #28
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There is also another K'Aid website that sells referbished (like new) mixers and food processors, but they only have about a 6-month warranty on them.

Don't think I'd like that. Target, Macy's Kmart and Kohl's usually run week-long sales on K"Aid countertop appliances. In fact, I think Kohl's has one on sale this week. Don't know if it's the Artisan though. But I would assume that ANY K'Aid Stand Mixer is a good one.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:47 AM   #29
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My husband purchased a new KA Artisian for me as a Christmas present. He just informed me a few hours ago.

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Old 12-11-2007, 04:46 PM   #30
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Great!! Happy holiday cooking! I know that you'll be quite happy with it.

I was about to tell you that Kohl's has the Classic-Plus on sale this week in their flier.
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