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KitchenAid 13-c. Precise Slice Food Processor, Contour Silver

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Bowl SizeFull Size food processor – 13 Cup

Accessories and extrasthis food processor comes with an on-the-fly externally adjustable slicing disc, it has two speeds plus pulse. This food processor comes equipped with a Mini-Blade, 13-Cup (3.0 L) Work Bowl, Externally Adjustable Slicing Disc, Reversible Shredding Disc, Drive Adapter, Disc Adapter, Slicing Adapter, Stainless Steel Multipurpose Blade, Dough Blade, Chef's Accessory Case, and Spatula/Cleaning Tool.

Warranty one year unlimited hassle free replacement

Overall Ratingthis food processor has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars

Overall ReviewOnly 62% of the reviews for this KitchenAid food processor are very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. That is somewhat surprising since KitchenAid has addressed the most common complaints found on previous food processor models and added a few new features.

First, the biggest innovation on this KitchenAid food processor is the adjustable slicing disc. Not only is it adjustable to provide you with the best possible thickness for all situations, but it is easily adjusted from the front of the machine. Some reviewers felt that there was not enough of a discernable difference between thicknesses to justify the extra cost, while others were impressed by this feature. It comes down to your level of skill and expectations in the kitchen. The more advanced your cooking skills are, the more uses you will find for varying thicknesses. A beginning cook will likely not appreciate this feature and may want to save their money.

The biggest complaint you will find on past KitchenAid food processor models is leakage, and KitchenAid has done much to address this issue when creating their new 13 cup model. They made three changes to stop leakage. First, past models had a second, smaller bowl. To accommodate the mini bowl, the center shaft was not very tall. Any liquid above the shaft would leak through the center. KitchenAid eliminated the second bowl, and thus eliminated the problem. Past models had a lid that sat on top of the food processor bowl with the outer edge of the lid wrapped around the outside of the bowl. The lid on this 13 cup model actually rests on the inside rim of the food processor bowl making it more difficult for liquids to escape. The third change involves the addition of a heavy-duty gasket that lines the rim of the lid. The reviews show that these three changes have eliminated any leakage.

Another pro mentioned within the reviews: the precision blades do a fantastic job of slicing even soft fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes. This is an area where most food processors fail.

The author of one of the negative reviews felt that all the plastic used on this food processor would make it prone to breakage. That reviewer didn't wait for problems and simply returned the KitchenAid before using. Another reviewer complained about the big size of this unit, while most reviewers enjoyed the large size and the versatility that comes with a big unit. This is a 13 cup food processor; it is larger than most models available today.

Among the negative reviews you will find one written by someone who is obviously unfamiliar with proper food processor usage. She was attempting to shred cheese and didn't turn the food processor on first until her husband read the manual. This led to a safety feature kicking in and the machine shutting off. Then she turned the machine on before dropping the cheese into the feed shute but was disappointed when she couldn't get the cheese to shred properly even though he says she babied the machine and made a special effort not to exert too much pressure on the block of cheese. Anyone who is familiar with proper food processor usage knows that babying the machine and not exerting pressure is precisely why she had trouble shredding her cheese. The pusher on a food processor is there to push food through. You will need to exert pressure on any food item in order to get it to properly shred or slice. This is a new model of food processor. Because of that, there are only 26 reviews available. This makes it especially important to discount any reviews due to user error, as each individual review counts for 4% of the total grade.

One warning: unlike past KitchenAid food processor models that had a handle that locked front and center, the handle on  this unit can only lock on the right side. This can make it awkward for anyone that is left-handed.

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