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This is an ESSENTIAL purchase for your kitchen: 5/5 Recommend HIGHLY
on 18 August 2016
I bought this product after recently purchasing Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals, as it appears somewhat of a necessity to save time when cooking meals. I was honestly quite skeptical that it was worth spending much money on, so I opted for a lower cost model (this) which had decent reviews and did all the basic things which I needed it to do (mainly just dice and slice vegetables).
Bearing all this in mind, I am blown away by how awesome food processors are. If you're looking to eat healthier, cook more meals at home, or just cook your meals quicker, I would consider a cheap food processor - such as this - to be an ESSENTIAL purchase. I don't say that lightly, but it really has surprised me.
When you buy the FPP225, it comes with the food processing unit, a cutting blade, a grating/slicing blade, an emulsifying disc, and a blender. As you can see in the pictures I've attached to this review, i've played around a little with the cutting blade, grating/slicing blade, and also the blender (although I drank all of the milkshake before I could take a picture...). I sliced carrots, cucumber, and peppers with the slicing blade, which produced the top 3 plates of food. They were all nice and thin (like something you'd expect at a restaurant), which will make them easier for cooking later on. The bottom two were from my experiments with the cutting blade: one which went wrong and the other which went perfectly. Both illustrate what you can accomplish with the blade though: either nicely chopped, or finely mushed together (which may be useful if you're making some type of sauce or paste). In the other picture, you can also see that it grates cheese well and with no issue.
I mentioned that I tested the blender as well. I already have a small low power blender, so I was unsure how much use I would really get out of this. I tried it with some chocolate milk and bananas to see if I ended up with lumps or whatever else. Turned out fantastic: with little textural evidence (with the help of the chocolate milk) of the bananas.
I'm trying to think of any drawbacks to this package right now, but I can't think of anything that has annoyed me. It's a decent price for a basic package that will probably save you lots of time in the kitchen. I cannot recommend this enough. 5/5