KitchenAid is a strong and reliable choice for counter top kitchen equipment. Its image of high-quality appliances with attractive designs makes it so popular. While it may not be the most well-known food processor brand, it offers a variety of models, all of which come in various colors, as you’d anticipate from KitchenAid.
Unless you live in the United Kingdom, where a 17 cup/ 4 liter KitchenAid food processor is available, the KitchenAid KFP1319 is the biggest model available. It features a dicing attachment, which distinguishes it from the KFP1318, the identical model but without the dicing attachment.
You’ll also receive a customizable slicing disc, convertible shredding disc, dough cutter, stainless-steel chopping blade, and the dicing attachment. All these fit into a holding caddy before being placed within the main container for a tidy and convenient storage option. The main lid is fixed, but it is also detachable. Unlike other food processors, it may be switched with the supplied refrigerator lid to preserve food without putting it into a separate container.
It has two modes and a pulse button, and the top has three detachable pushers for entering various-sized meals. Additionally, everything here is water-resistant, making cleanup a breeze.
On assessment, it handled most types of food well, slicing, shredding, and dicing with convenience, though delicately shredding chocolate resulted in a lot of waste. Although one of KitchenAid’s leading food processors, it’s ideally suited to smaller families and those who don’t wish to process large quantities of food since the sharp stainless-steel blade and the dough blade perform well. Still, there are limitations on the number of items like dough and meat.
Price and Availability
The KitchenAid KFP1319 is available directly from KitchenAid across the globe. There are no distinct alternative attachments supplied. However, if you don’t need the dicing attachment, the KitchenAid KFP1318 is worth considering. As previously said, this is the identical model, but without the ability to dice, it is somewhat less expensive, costing $199.99/ £249 (about AU$270). However, it is not sold in Australia.
Design And Concept
- Pulse and two speeds
- Simple to setup
- All components can be kept in the primary bowl.
The KitchenAid KFP1319 food processor is comparable in size to other versions with similar capacities. It weighs 10 lb/ 4.54kg and spans 18.3 x 8.7 x 8.7 inches/ 46.4 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm (h x w x d). The smart storage arrangement we discussed before is what feels shorter and sleeker. The refrigerator cover is the only addition that must be stored because almost all of the attachments fit inside the caddy that fits inside the primary bowl.
The primary hinged lid contains three interchangeable food pushers of various sizes, making it appropriate for various dishes. The lid easily lifts off the bowl and can be replaced with a refrigerator lid to preserve food without decanting it into a container.
As previously mentioned, a stainless steel blade and a dough blade are among the attachments. The slicing disc is controlled by a handle on the top, making it extremely safe and simple to modify. There are six thickness possibilities to pick from. Shredding can be thick or thin using the changeable shredding disc. And the dicing tool cubes various kinds of foods into 0.4-inch (1-cm) cubes. Apart from the dicing attachment, we hardly needed to examine the guide. All removable parts are dishwasher safe on the top rack.
The spherical base looks lovely on the countertop and isn’t too big. Red, silver, black, white, and matt black are available options. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the cream color can be substituted for white. The hinged lid, which closes with a latch, is one of the first design characteristics that catch your eye. Furthermore, unlike many other food processors, the bowl rests perfectly on the base, with no uncomfortable twisting action required to bring it into place. Our only criticism is that the handle can only be turned to the right, making it inconvenient for left-handed chefs.
- Not too loud
- Chopping, slicing, and dicing skills are exceptional.
- Only able to process small batches
The big side of the shredder disc zipped through both carrot and cheese, generating even shreds quickly. We left a little disc of carrot unshredded and a bit of bread that made up around 13% of the total, but otherwise, we were pleased with the results.
Chocolate, on the other hand, was a disappointment. We shredded it using the fine side of the shredder disc and were disappointed to see that 35% of it was left un-shredded on the disc’s surface, as well as some melted bits mixed in with the shreds.
We created bread dough to test the dough blade. However, the user manual warns about treating dough quantities bigger than 13.5 oz/ 384g, which is insufficient for a typical size loaf. We reduced the volume of our mix; however, the dough blade took a long time to mix the components into a dough, requiring an excess splash of water to help it mix. The food processor wiggled a bit when mixing the dough, but it wasn’t unsteady.
The stainless-steel blade excelled at practically every duty we gave it, cutting onions and crumbs neatly and evenly and mixing a nice cake batter. Hazelnuts were finely diced but powdered, and we would have preferred them somewhat more.
Finally, we tested the dicing tool and were blown away by how quickly it chopped two potatoes. We had to cut the potatoes in half to fit them down the feed chute, but the results were still fantastic, making light work of this time-consuming process.
Our noise meter peaked at 84dB when shredding, which is the same as a truck going at 40mph but is maintained at 75dB for the other jobs, comparable to the sound level produced when a toilet is flushed.
The KitchenAid 13 Cup Food Processor includes many distinct advantages that make it simple. If you frequently need to open the top to add materials, the top lock function comes in handy. For an accurate result, the machine’s slicing effectiveness can also be customised with the extendable slicing blade.
While we did have some quality issues during our tests, most of them were due to the bowl’s large capacity. Although we wouldn’t suggest this food processor for minor dishes like hummus, it is a fantastic choice for bigger meal prep tasks.
Because this machine is wider and higher than others, it’s perfect for large kitchens with ample storage, especially because it won’t fit under most cabinets. Simultaneously, the option to keep the attachments within the bowl while not in use is a powerful function that saves room.
Few food processors have a dicing attachment as default, but it’s a key differentiator for fast slicing potatoes, fruit, vegetables, or cheese; the only drawback is that it can only create dice of one size.
This isn’t your design if you prefer to use a food processor to whip egg whites or thicken cream because it doesn’t come with a whisk.
Consider if you truly need the dicing attachment if the cost is a bit of a reach. If you’re prepared to forsake this feature, the KFP1318 will save you $50/£50, although this choice is unfortunately not available in Australia.
This model could be right for you if you need a food processor that can handle many large-scale jobs.