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30 functions, 1 product, whats not to like?!,
This review is from: Tefal Vita Compact Food Processor (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Kitchen & Home)
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First off, if you have a small kitchen with limited storage then this is not the machine for you - turn away now!! There are tons of attachments, parts and accessories. The value of this machine really is superb and I just cannot imagine needing any other food preparation equipment.
Where do I start!? Well, the first thing to mention is that this machine is made in France so its not a cheaply made appliance built in China which is very refreshing these days. The build quality is absolutely brilliant and extremely solid. The plastic components are excellent quality so dont worry about dropping anything as I think it will be hard to break them.
Its extremely well thought out with storage for the main blades inside the base unit, this helps to prevent cut fingers from storing them in drawers. Although described as compact, this is a perfect size for preparing food for a family of 4 without any problem, but it does take up very little space on the worktop.
You get alot of attachments to enable you to slice, shred, mix, whisk, cut, chop, juice and blend - in fact it does 30 different functions! The parts are easy to assemble (once you get the hang of it) and are easy to wash up. You also get a nice little recipe book to get you started which is great as it gives you a few ideas to begin with.
I do have a complaint though. The instruction book is absolutely pathetic. They have crammed 30 languages into just 100 pages the size of a postcard! Seriously, Im not joking! There are loads of small diagrams at the front so you have to keep flicking to the English section to understand what to do. Fortunately, I am quite confident when using items like this but my mum would have a nervous breakdown!!! Therefore this is not for the faint hearted! Its such a shame as its a complex item and you do need decent instructions, but this appears to be a Tefal shortfall as a few Tefal branded items I own came with a fiddly farty instuction book.
Putting the instruction book to one side, I can reccommend this item totally. It copes with virtually anything you chuck at it and its list of functions is endless. Whilst not as posh as a Magimix (and nowhere near the price) this is the perfect kitchen helper!