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Topic # 157436 1-Dec-2014 14:19
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Hi guys.

I am after a food processor for myself for Xmas :)

I have found 3 that I think will suit my needs just fine, home cooking/baking.

Number One: http://www.briscoes.co.nz/shop-by-brand/breville/breville-bfp400-kitchen-wizz-mixer-1036548#

Number Two: http://www.briscoes.co.nz/shop-by-brand/kenwood/kenwood-fpp230-true-multi-pro-compact-food-processor-1050954

Number Three: http://www.briscoes.co.nz/shop-by-brand/sunbeam/sunbeam-multi-processor-compact-food-processor-1052929

And finally Number Four: http://www.briscoes.co.nz/shop-by-brand/russell-hobbs/russell-hobbs-rhfp3000r-metallics-food-processor-red-1053822

Interesting that those four are also 4 different brands. Does anybody have any experience with Food processors? Could you recommend any of those, or maybe a different one entirely? I am probably heading towards the first one in all honesty, it seems to have more blades than the others. The second one I am not too fond on because it looks 20 years old. Number three + four look great,

Number one is probably the cheapest for a reason though..

Thanks for all the input!

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  Reply # 1186405 1-Dec-2014 14:31
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No experience with those specific ones, I suggest looking at a Braun one. It's a German brand and they last forever. Our Braun food processor is coming up 20 years old and it still works wonderfully. They're expensive, but worth it!

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  Reply # 1186428 1-Dec-2014 14:57
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I'd have to recommend Magimix. We have had one that gets regular (at least twice weekly) use for the last 12 years. One bowl replacement. Great machine.
I think it is a Magimix 3100, new model is the 3200 I think?

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  Reply # 1186441 1-Dec-2014 15:27
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A good quality food processor you're probably in the $500/1000+ box. Have a look at a specialist, like total food equipment. If you're after something for occasional use/ a cupboard filler then the above would probably be fine. 



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  Reply # 1186576 1-Dec-2014 19:25
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nakedmolerat: Daily use and going strong.

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/kitchen-laundry-appliances/small-appliances/food-preparation/food-processors/breville-bsb530-the-all-in-one-food-processing-station/prod155053.html



Thanks everyone for the replies.

In regards to the above one I looked up reviews of the product (And also quite a lot from NL + Briscoes) and they all have very low ratings. My Budget was $200-$250 but like an earlier poster said it looks like $500-$1000 is the ball park for a good quality one.

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  Reply # 1186636 1-Dec-2014 20:52
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Kitchen Aid - it's what professional chefs use for a reason.
It's not cheap, but it's American made kit that's designed to last.



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  Reply # 1186646 1-Dec-2014 21:27
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Dunnersfella: Kitchen Aid - it's what professional chefs use for a reason.
It's not cheap, but it's American made kit that's designed to last.


Thanks for that. Haha yeah they are looking around $600 minimum, I don't want to spend that much!! Maybe one day when I win Lotto or own a restaurant :)

I am heading towards http://www.briscoes.co.nz/shop-by-brand/breville/breville-ikon-kitchen-wizz-1036173

It is currently quite a good price ($288, 40% off). Looks to be the best value for money and the reviews online seem to hover around 3-4 stars overall.



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  Reply # 1186821 2-Dec-2014 10:04
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trig42: I'd have to recommend Magimix. We have had one that gets regular (at least twice weekly) use for the last 12 years. One bowl replacement. Great machine.
I think it is a Magimix 3100, new model is the 3200 I think?


I worked in a number of professional kitchens and Magimix was always the choice there. A friend here (chef) runs cooking classes and would not buy anything else.







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  Reply # 1201463 21-Dec-2014 13:05
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Still haven't purchased one, most likely will over the next week.

One thing I have found is I cannot seem to find any reviews for certain models. I am looking up the model numbers and there is nothing, literally nothing, about that model online. Does NZ get models that are exclusive here? This is for all brands, Breville, Kenwood etc

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  Reply # 1201483 21-Dec-2014 14:10
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Finch: Still haven't purchased one, most likely will over the next week.

One thing I have found is I cannot seem to find any reviews for certain models. I am looking up the model numbers and there is nothing, literally nothing, about that model online. Does NZ get models that are exclusive here? This is for all brands, Breville, Kenwood etc


It might be worth considering the purchase of a second hand really good one than a cheaper less capable new one. 


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  Reply # 1202083 22-Dec-2014 14:36
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There's actually nothing that I'd need a food processor for which can't be done (better and with a lot less fuss in most cases) with good sharp knives and chopping board, a bamix stick blender, a mortar and pestle, a whisk, and very rarely a small cake mixer. Those are probably still needed even if you do have a food processor.  I threw our food processor in the trash a couple of months ago, without consultation and with some trepidation - in case SWMBO noticed that it wasn't there.  So far she hasn't even commented - perhaps she thinks it's in the basement.
So I'd suggest that unless you have something for which you know you're going to need to use a food processor for, don't buy one at all based on an assumption that "it might be handy".

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  Reply # 1202090 22-Dec-2014 14:48
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Agreed - mixing wand ftw.




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  Reply # 1202105 22-Dec-2014 15:11
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Breville are now on my sh*tlist for appliances because of some of their braindead design decisions, And using bastard triangle screws so I cant fix it myself without finding a very obscure driver bit.




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  Reply # 1202106 22-Dec-2014 15:12
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A mixing wand will do 90% of what you can do with a food processor, and doesn't take up half the kitchen bench.

The rest can be done with a grater and sharp knives.

Second hand prices are really good on food processors, so if you must have one cheaply, that'd be where I'd look.

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  Reply # 1202119 22-Dec-2014 15:32
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We purchased a top of the line Breville food processor a few years ago, around $590 at the time. It's the bees knees. Sure, you can do all of those things with good knives, morter and pestle etc....but that's not really the point. When you're hosting 10 people for dinner and making several courses, or baking for the tribe, who wants to spend all day making everything by hand? I can make shoe string fries or coleslaw, in about 10 seconds. Well worth the money. Well, so my wife says :)

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