DISCLOSURE: I received a product sample to facilitate this post, however all opinions and experiences are my own.
I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I have never owned a food processor before. I guess I was just content doing it all by hand, but I have decided to step into the 21st century and get myself a food processor.
I reached out to the nice folks over at Kalorik and expressed my interest in doing a review of one of their beautiful machines and much to my delight they said YES!
After looking at all the amazing products, I chose the red one.
My kitchen has very dark espresso cabinets and a black based counter top, so I thought it would stand out and look really good...
and it DID!
Some Cool Features of the Kalorik Food Processor
*• 8-cup bowl capacity
• Two speed rotary setting
• 7 attachments including stainless steel grater, slicer,
chopper and shredder discs; emulsifier/egg beater,
dough maker, and citrus juicer
• Removable stainless steel blades for easy cleaning
• All detachable parts are dishwasher-safe
• double safety protection
• Powerful 500W motor for the toughest ingredients
• Vertical design takes up less kitchen storage
• 7 different multi-functional accessories:
- Kneading blade for dough making
- Stainless steel blade for chopping, beating, creaming,
crumbling, cutting, folding in, mashing, mincing and
- Shredding blade insert medium for medium shredding
of vegetables, fruits and cheese
- Slicer blade for slicing vegetables and fruits
- French fries disc
- Emulsifying disc for whipping and whisking
- Citrus juicer
*Specs taken directly from the Kalorik site.
When I got my new toy in the mail, I was dying to try it out, so I read (skimmed through) the instruction manual and set to the task of giving this thing a thorough test.
The manual is very easy to read and the machine was easy to put together.
I did however run into a little bit of an issue the first time I tried to use it, I wasn't getting the lid completely locked in place, so the unit wouldn't work. This was user error and not a defect with the machine and actually a very useful safety feature.
The fix was simple, I disassembled it, re read the instructions, and it worked like a charm.
I'm kind of like a man when it comes to putting things together, I only read the instructions half way, sometimes not at all and I almost always have at least one left over piece when it's all said and done.
This beauty has seven different blades and attachments
The food processor comes with the standard chopping blade, which is good for things like cheese, chocolate, fruits and veggies, even meats, which would come in very handy for making baby food. I so wish I'd had this when Micah was little. Trying to make protein based baby foods, such as meat, can be really messy in a blender.
It also comes with a plastic kneading knife, which is good for making biscuits, or mixing a batter, such as pancakes or corn bread or even for making pudding. I haven't used it yet, but I can imagine that it will come in very handy next time I'm making biscuits. Now, instead of trying to use my hand held mixer or a spoon, I can just pulse my way to a perfect dough... my carpal tunnel will thank me.
The emulsifying attachment is something new to me, I have never seen this type of attachment before. It is used to make home made mayonnaise, whisking eggs or egg whites. This will come in handy for making omelets on Sunday morning. Whipping air into the eggs makes them super light and fluffy. Just add the eggs (or egg whites) to the container, add a splash of milk or cream and whip 'em for a few seconds, pour into a preheated skillet, add your favorite omelet fixin's and you're set.
Pros and Cons
Overall I am absolutely in love with this Kalorik food processor. I find myself looking for recipes to make that will require me to use it.
This really is an amazingly good food processor, but you don't have to take my word for it!
Thanks to the amazing folks at Kalorik, I am giving one of you lucky readers a food processor of your very own.
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