I need a new food processor thingy - any recommendations?

(14 Posts)
MrsDimples Tue 11-Dec-12 00:13:58

Sorry, only just checked this back.

The blade is a central one. It sits an the bottom of an up turned cup, type of thing, which covers the hole.

like this

Does that make sense?

My previous food processor the hole was exposed if you lifted the bowl up, not so with the magimix as the blade cup thingy covers it.

I've not used the mini chopper much, but I would say you have to wash the lot.

My major downer with magimix is only having one 'bowl'. So if you're making a cake, you have to wash the bowl after making the cake, to make the icing etc.

Another bowl is on the wish list. But the same would be true of a stand mixer, though less parts to wash I suppose. A Kitchenaid is in my wish list too, but I'd only get one with two bowls.

SilverSixpence Sat 08-Dec-12 23:56:35

Prospero is brilliant. I've just this morning made a batch of 36 cupcakes (in one go!) and then a lovely buttercream icing which came out very smooth and light.

The food processor is great, it is excellent for grating and chopping, the blender is also useful,

So glad I didn't get anything else as the prospero can be left out and is quite unobtrusive but there whenever I need it.

FlyOverTheMistletoe Sat 08-Dec-12 23:42:41

Science that soundslike a good plan grin

CogitOCrapNotMoreSprouts Sat 08-Dec-12 15:00:38

I have three bits of kit.

Magimix food processor for dough-kneading, pastry-making, heavy-duty chopping, grating, slicing and blending
K-Mix hand held mixer for cake-making, egg whisking
Braun Multipractic hand blender (which includes a mini processor attachment) for soup whizzing (in the pan) and chopping small quantities.

ScienceRocks Sat 08-Dec-12 14:52:38

Me too fly. If they don't come back, shall we make a pact to buy one? grin

FlyOverTheMistletoe Sat 08-Dec-12 13:42:36

I hope so, I am taking quite a liking to the Prospero - so I need to know if its really good.

ScienceRocks Sat 08-Dec-12 13:05:08

Maybe they are shopping for food processors and will come back and tell us what they are like!

FlyOverTheMistletoe Sat 08-Dec-12 12:16:24

They must all be out shopping smile

ScienceRocks Sat 08-Dec-12 12:03:17

Anyone else?

FlyOverTheMistletoe Sat 08-Dec-12 10:33:04

watching with interest

ScienceRocks Sat 08-Dec-12 10:21:58

Ooh, thank you for such prompt replies smile

mrsdimples does the Magimix have a central blade around a hole type thingy? And does the mini chopper that sits inside the main bowl keep things contained? My current food processor has one, but it doesn't seal well and I always end up with twice the washing up angry

gwendoline is the Prospero as good as MN would lead me to believe? Is it robust enough to cope with everyday use? Is the bowl big enough for a decent amount of mix? The Amazon reviews hint towards that not being the case.

MrsDimples Sat 08-Dec-12 09:59:13

I heart my Magimix.
No jug blender but you can blend soups still.
Mine has a mini chopper that sits inside the larger bowl for small amounts.

this one

ScienceRocks Sat 08-Dec-12 09:48:25

My food processor died last night sad and the chopper bowl on my hand blender also chose last night to crack and become useless sad so I need a replacement.

I want something that has:
- dough hooks for kneading bread that is too sloppy to do by hand
- chopping and beating for cake mixes and pastry etc
- a jug blender for cocktails making soup
- a mini chopper for making pesto, salsa verde etc.

A stand mixer would be nice so I can add other ingredients to the same bowl, for example after creaming butter and sugar for a cake. My current food processor has the blade around a central funnel bit, which makes this impossible.

I don't want it to be out all the time as my kitchen isn't very big, so it needs to be quite easy to get in and out of the cupboard.

It doesn't need grating, slicing or whisking options, as I still have the whisk attachment for my stick blender.

Any recommendations? Or don't buys?

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