A few years ago I bought a Cuisinart 8 cup food processor and liked it, except for one thing: the “medium” slicing blade sliced veggies too thick for my taste. I didn’t understand the whole drill about blades fitting only certain models. Turned out that there was no 6MM (or greater) for my model, so back it went.
I took the plunge again because I was able to combine a bunch of coupons for a certain store and got a KitchenAid 9 cup (forget the exact model #). What sold me was that it has a nifty adjustable blade. They call it the “Exact Slice System” and even put a little tm next to it, but that is something of an exaggeration - my model didn’t have the lever on the outside of the machine - you adjusted the blade itself. I didn’t have a problem with that, as long as it worked.
When I tested the unit on veggies it worked fine, although it struck me as being a bit weaker than the Cuisinart. But I didn’t have the Cuisinart right there so I couldn’t be sure.
Here was my problem. The unit came with a dough blade, so presumably this unit was built so that you could mix dough.
I tried it and it was an epic fail. The unit stalled every few seconds. The only way I could get it to work was to unlock it and then start it. Stall, stall, stall.
I looked up the wattage - it’s a measly 330 watts. The Cuisinart was 600 watts.
I returned the unit immediately. The returns dept. at the vendor was very nice and refunded me everything, tax and shipping. But what a pain, and so disappointing. I waited for days for the shipping, had to be home for it, got on the subway (I live in NYC) to return it…very disappointing.
Be forewarned. Always check the wattage of your fp before buying.