For many sauces and dips, a food processor is an essential kitchen tool. I recently invested in the KitchenAid 9 Cup Food Processor KFP740 and am glad to say that it’s increased my sauce-making capabilities greatly. In fact, I wouldn’t have been able to go on my recent aji sauce recipe adventure without it.
This post is my review of the product, which I recommend. I know it’s an investment at $149.99 , but it works far better than a mini chopper and, from what I’ve read, far better than a dual blender and processor unit. Given the warranty, its worth it.
You think I’m kidding, but the series of steps involved in taking the food processor and its pieces out of the box is impressive. Fortunately, KitchenAid offers step-by-step instructions on how to do so. Seriously, there are ten steps to removing that bad boy.
This food processor was much heavier than I expected and much more intimidating to use than I expected, at least at first. Maybe I’m used to using my hand blender; maybe I’m a bit fearful of heavy machinery; maybe the instructions on the third page of the user’s manual would scare the living daylights out of anyone.
Or maybe it’s all three of the things I mentioned. Whatever the case, upon first placing the processor on the counter alongside all its sharp and fatal looking pieces, I didn’t know what to do first. But after some manual reading and a culinary experiment or two, I’m not scared of the food processor anymore. There are several safety features and only a few buttons (off, on, and pulse), which means you really can’t get confused on what is what.
Speaking of the user’s manual…it’s thorough, although not as thorough as I thought it would be on first glance. The first 28 pages are in English, and then it’s printed again in French and Spanish. (What up Mexico and Canada? Let’s make some sauce!) The manual contains helpful tips and a handful of nice recipes. It’s worth the read — Jason (the husband) agrees. Here he is reading about the food processor before making his wildly popular tapenade recipe video.
Next to taking it out of the box, the second trickiest part of using the KitchenAid 9 Cup Food Processor KFP740 has to be storage. I know that most food processors are large, so it’s not a slam on KitchenAid. The reality is that it’s a large appliance and requires some real estate.
It will not fit in any of our cupboards. While the processor does fit on the counter top, I cherish my counter space and don’t want it there. Lucky for me, we have room in the pantry. Given its weight, this is truly the best spot for my chrome KitchenAid. Ain’t she a beauty?
Aside from allowing me to get more adventurous with my sauce and dip making, the food processor provides many benefits for anyone who spends time in the kitchen. My favorite aspects:
I’m sure this won’t be the last you hear of my food processor work. Tell me what you think of yours and how you use it in your kitchen in the comments.
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