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Food processor bowl too fragile - does anyone make metal ones?

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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2012 19:53:27 BDT
I'm sorry to hear that :(

I have the Kenwood FP972 and I wholeheartedly recommend that you consider it if you're on the lookout for a new food processor. I've got a lot of kenwood gadgets and believe me they're built to last!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012 21:32:34 BDT
GoJoGlitz says:
Well ........never give up .....a jolly nice man in a fairly local shop has replaced the spindle for a mere 12 so let's try again. Still have no idea why it shifted and kept getting wedged tho ............

Posted on 11 Jun 2012 17:01:31 BDT
Allen says:
The Magimix lid/bowl system suffers from a major design fault - when it is on, and tight, you have to put SO much pressure on the 'funnel' area when turning it to release, it's inevitable that all that pressure is transmitted to the weakest points - hence the breaking around the 'fault line'.

I take it that it was designed by a man, or men; most kitchen gadgets are, which is why they look great (like the Magimix) but have inherent problems, or you can't clean them easily, or whatever.

My wife's suggestion (and I suspect machines like the Kenwood already do this) would be to change the design so that the heavyweight motor was up the SIDE of the machine, with the bowl/lid next to it - dropping it down 4 or so inches would mean that shorter people (many women) could more easily put downward pressure on top of the lid when turning it to release. It wouldn't solve the flimsy nature of the plastic, but it would help.


In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2012 20:48:53 BDT
adder9 says:
Robo coupe

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 00:08:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jun 2012 00:17:53 BDT
Henrietta says:
Never seen a metal one but I've had my Magimix food processor for over 30 years and it has had a real hammering (I used to run a business making pates, terrines and pies) and the bowl and lid, while a bit worn, are the originals. Incidentally, I've been putting them in the dishwasher (top shelf) for years with no ill effects.

I have never had any problems with BBS having bought extra attachments from them for my old Grande Famille processor (the largest domestic processor Magimix made back then). They have always been courteous and helpful and their despatch turn-round is second to none.

If my Old Faithful ever gives up the ghost I will have no doubts about replacing it with another of the same make.

Posted on 13 Jun 2012 00:19:45 BDT
L Rushe says:
I have bought a Bosch MUM46 mixer and it has a metal bowl, its is also a blender, shredder, juicer and other attachment can be bought to use on it. Can't fault it. Not had it that long though..................

Posted on 13 Jun 2012 11:16:40 BDT
Yes someone makes metal 1s

Posted on 13 Jun 2012 11:20:23 BDT
Yes all the Numbers in metal are usually available from your local hardware shop for fixing to a gate or something including number 1.
S Trebostine
nee Colin nee Kev

Posted on 5 Aug 2012 08:31:21 BDT
think.up says:
My Mum still uses her 1961 Kenwood Chef for lots of things, and a 1980s Moulinex food processor where the Chef won't do. The Kenwood had a new motor in the late 70s, but otherwise is still going strong at 51 and produces superb results.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2012 11:45:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Aug 2012 11:45:58 BDT
I used to use my Gran's 1960's Kenwood Chef all the time but it suddenly blew out and started smoking(!) during a marathon cake making session a couple of years ago. I was in tears over it!
Funny how very attached you can become to what is essentially just a large piece of metal and plastic, isn't it?
My replacement buy is really great but it just has no sentiment attached to it - not like my lovely old family one did! - I still miss it even now, like a long-lost friend!!!
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