My love for KitchenAid Products isn't really a secret, and I'm sure my kitchen isn't the only one with their appliances in matching colors - I love black, but dream to venture out into the colors one day! I like to purchase brands I trust and use regularly without issues. Customer service is also a big factor in the brands I choose. I'm so excited to share my review of KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System with you. Not only am I proud to now own a food processor but I really don't have to worry about another mandoline accident. If you're new here, let me explain.. Back in April I was using a mandoline slicer to slice some potatoes. Not only did I struggle to get the potato into the "safety guard" but the potato wasn't really slicing. That's when I pushed a little harder, which then made the potato slip, my hand slip, and poof goes half my fingertip. The ER said they see at least 4-5 mandoline accidents per day. I was the 4th that day.
My husband never wanted another big appliance and that's why he bought me the mandoline. It looked great on TV.. the reviews that I read were all pleasant. It wasn't until I took off my fingertip and nail-bed that I actually read more reviews... like this one. "I have been wanting this type of item for awhile to make scalloped potatoes. It works great! Took off the top (and I do mean the top NOT the tip!!) of my thumbnail. OUCH!!!! The holder thingy didn't work too great on a potato. I'm now terrified to use them again. They will likely end up in the donation bag but they do work wonderfully....." Now if I had only read that review! Now my finger is almost back to normal appearance wise, but the nerves are still extremely sensitive. Touching things can be just as painful as the incident itself..
It may be cheaper to go with a mandoline at first, but in all honesty Food Processors are safer and much more functional than a mandoline. I'm thrilled with the performance of KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System. Not only is it safer, it actually has the level of thickness on the base. Meaning I don't have to fiddle with the blades at all. It also comes with a 4 cup work bowl so that you're doing a smaller portion you don't have to use the 13 cup bowl. Unlike other processors I've seen this one has a Ultra-Wide feed tube, with a 3-1 pusher. I love the small pusher which is designed for small amounts of liquid to slowly drizzle in. I also love that it has a off, high, low, and pulse button. I think pulse and I will be the best of friends!
The KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System includes a BPA Free 13 Cup Work Bowl, a BPA Free 4 Cup work Bowl, a Bowl Scraper/Spatula, a Stainless Steel Multipurpose Blade, Mini-Blade, Dough Blade, Slicing Disk, and a Shredding Disk which is reversible. All of those aside from the work bowls fit into the included Chef's Accessory Case, which is also included!
It slices, chops, shreds, purees, minces, kneads, whips, mixes, julienes, what more could you ask for? My crazy mandoline didn't come close to the performance of the KitchenAid Food Processor! Oh, and did I mention it's dishwasher safe?
In the coming weeks I plan to show you many ways to use this food processor, but first things first. I want to show you the recipe I was trying to make before I ended up in the ER and eating a frozen dinner since I got home by midnight.
Baked Mozzarella Potatoes
3 Idaho Potatoes
6 oz Fresh Mozzarella
3-4 Tablespoons Butter
1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley
1 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 350.
Wash and dry the potatoes, cut in half and place into food processor feed tube.
Using the Slicer blade, slice the potatoes thin using the pulse button. Set aside
In 6 small ramekins spread the potatoes in a circular pattern until the ramekin is 1/3 full, then sprinkle mozzarella and a thin sliver of butter.
Repeat potatoes, butter, and add seasonings.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until potatoes are slightly golden.
You could serve in the ramekin or place onto a plate by sliding a butter knife around the edges and using a fork or spoon to scoop out. Perfect side to any meal.
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Disclosure: I was sent the KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System for review, but was not compensated otherwise. All opinions expressed are my own. The Stand Mixer and Blender are products I already own/purchased. I purchased all materials to make this review possible, aside from the product being reviewed.