KitchenAid 7-cup Review: Overview of Features
This KitchenAid food processor has a 7-cup work bowl, an integrated 2-in-1 food tube, and 2 food pushers (large and small). It comes with a work bowl (7-cup size), reverse shredding disc, adjustable slicing disc, and a multipurpose blade.
The 3 speeds of the KFP0722CU model are high, low, and pulse. It also has an ExactSlice System with maximum speeds.
The top features are:
- ExactSlice System
- UltraTight Seal
- 2-in-1 Feed Tube
The appliance is nice looking with touchpad controls and a contoured silver polycarbonate base. While the KFP0722CU comes in other colors, we focus on the silver one in this review. It measures 10 inches high, with a 9.5-inch width and 10-inch depth. It has a 300-watt motor and 3-foot power cord.
Unique to KitchenAid: The ExactSlice System
One of the things that set the KitchenAid KFP0722CU apart from other food processors is that it can slice vegetables and fruits thick and thin with just the push of a lever. This system has great speed and precision at slicing. KitchenAid has the first system to be able to adjust the width of the slices using an external lever. This can be done for foods of a range of consistencies and textures.
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Benefits of the KFP0722CU Food Processor
In compiling the details for this KitchenAid 7-cup review, we noted that the silver-colored machine is compact in design, which not only makes it easier to take out of the cupboard to use but also means it takes up less counter space.
Another benefit is its 2-in-1 feed tube. This enables different sized sections of fruits and vegetables to fit through its tube, making for a more versatile food processor. The foods are guided well by the integrated food pushers into the discs. Also, the base is sturdy, so it’s not likely to move as you put foods through the tube.
What are the Pros and Cons?
We like that the machine can handle both hard and soft goods and that they are easily handled simply by pressing push buttons. Selecting High, Low, or Pulse is a cinch, and doing so significantly cuts down on food prep time in the kitchen.
With that said, some customers online explain that the buttons have to be pushed down quite hard to operate the machine, which can be uncomfortable. The fruits and vegetables also have to be cut down a bit before feeding them to the machine, unlike with the Cuisinart DLC-2011CHBY that can process them whole.
Also to note in this KitchenAid 7-cup review is the appliance’s built-in safety feature. The UltraTight Seal is a locking system that features a leak-resistant ring, so there’s less chance of anything spilling out of the bowl. This means you can work with your ingredients and not worry about making a mess.
But there is only one work bowl, with a 7-cup capacity. Some other food processors have a larger bowl or two of them. For example, the KitchenAid KFP1466ER has 14 and 4 cup bowls, in addition to the ExactSlice System. For someone who wants to make bigger meals then a larger bowl might be desired. On the other hand, a lot can be accomplished with the included adjustable slicing disc and reversible shredding disc, all with a machine that is cheaper than some of the other machines we’ve reviewed.
Who is the KitchenAid KFP0722CU Made for?
This is a great machine for someone wanting to cut down on time spent cutting and slicing foods. Just feed them easily through the 2-in-1 food tube to get the food prep done quicker. It is also a fairly cheap machine price-wise, making it likely to be a hit with a budget-conscious consumer.
The silver machine will also appeal to someone with a modern kitchen as it has a sleek look to it. Lastly, this appliance is designed for ease of use with a practical design so it won’t scare off anyone with a sophisticated touchscreen like that of the Ninja CT682SP.
Concluding Points for the KitchenAid 7-cup Review
While it has a few small flaws, the KitchenAid KFP0722CU 7-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice System is easy on the budget and straightforward to use, making it a machine that will be useful to a lot of people. The silver machine makes easier work of slicing and dicing a range of fruits and vegetables. This means less time is spent preparing meals, especially with the ExactSlice System that ensures slices are of the desired thickness. Our KitchenAid 7-cup review leads us to the conclusion that this kitchen appliance is a leader in its price range.