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KitchenAid Food Processor Attachment Review

KitchenAid Food Processor AttachmentOne look at the KitchenAid Food Processor attachment, and you find yourself wondering why anyone would ever think of appending a small appliance to the hub of KitchenAid’s iconic stand mixer.

Maybe it dawned on them that, sooner or later, bloodshed might ensue from the sheer frustration of a thankless task being continuously forced on recalcitrant home chefs who clearly have better things to do with their lives than dice, chop and julienne. Clearly they needed to step in – pronto! And so began the transformations that would produce one of the most highly acclaimed sous-chefs of our culinary halls…

KSM1FPA KitchenAid Food Processor Attachment

KSM1FPA Food Processor AttachmentTheir first incarnation, the KitchenAid KSM1FPA Food Processor attachment, was designed to take care of various prep tasks such as slicing, shredding and julienning – following which they probably patted themselves on the back for a job well done and sat themselves down with a beer, awaiting the flood of accolades they had grown used to. After all, they had produced a brand new mixer attachment with solid components:
* a wide feed tube;
* an exclusive ExactSlice System (an external slicing lever to adjust slicing thickness from thick to thin);
* 3 discs for 3 different functions:
– Slicing disc;
– Shredding disc;
– Julienne disc.

This KSM1FPA KitchenAid mixer food processor attachment measures 9.7H x 10.2W x 6.9D, weighs 4.9lbs and comes with a 1-year replacement warranty.

The KSMFPAEP Accessory Kit is Born!

But what they got instead was mostly complaints – how could that be…? Could they possibly have dropped the ball? 😮

KSMFPAEP Accessory KitAs it turned out, all customers were not pleased with their purchase, some going as far as calling it “basically an overpriced, bulky shredder/slicer”. They still had to do all the chopping by hand – but what about the mirepoix…? Others went for the jugular and recommended that shoppers simply buy a food processor instead. The final blow came when people started complaining about a lack of storage for their blades!

So back to work they went and promptly produced a complementary KitchenAid KSMFPAEP Food Processor Accessory Kit for model KSM1FPA with the following components:
* Dicing kit (dicing disc and blade);
* Dicing disc cleaner;
* Storage case for storing all 6 blades.

The KSMFPAEP accessory kit measures 9.7H x 10.2W x 6.9D, weighs 7.0lbs and comes with a 1-year replacement warranty.

KSM2FPA Food Processor with Dicing Kit

And now you’d think that these good people could just go and relax, maybe move on to the next project… but not so fast! Because someone had a light bulb moment: why not put together the KSM1FPA attachment and the KSMFPAEP Accessory Kit and create a brand new unit?

KSM2FPA Food Processor with Commercial Style Dicing KitThus was born the KitchenAid KSM2FPA Food Processor Attachment with Commercial Style Dicing Kit. And this time, they had a winner! They even incorporated ‘commercial’ into the moniker, just to let everyone know they meant business – and the KSM2FPA did not disappoint.

Not only does the KitchenAid KSM2FPA let you slice, shred and julienne to your heart’s content, but it also allows you to dice 8 mm/1/4″ uniform cubes with a variety of hard or soft fruits, vegetables or cheeses, officially making food prep a cinch. We all know what a thankless task all this prep work is, and a time hog. Not anymore! Just get this KitchenAid dicer out, and let it rip…

This sous-chef likes being organized and aims to keep it that way, so it comes with its very own accessory case – yessss! Here’s what you get:
* Dicing kit (dicing disc and blade);
* Slicing disc;
* Shredding disc;
* Julienne disc;
* Storage case.

This KitchenAid food processor attachment with dicing kit measures 9.7H x 10.2W x 6.9D, weighs 7.0lbs and comes with a 1-year replacement warranty.

KSM1FPA vs KSM2FPA

Note that the self-sufficient KSM2FPA is not only more empowering but also often cheaper than buying the KSM1FPA and the KSMFPAEP Accessory Kit separately.

…Best Food Prep Tool?

One day I'm gonna make the onions cry...Got a boatload of vegetables to process for the next family reunion? Relax, nothing to worry about! That is, unless you want to go head to head with these smart cookies… Didn’t think so. Why bother competing when you know that these food processor attachments can get the job done in a flash?

There’s only one issue with the KitchenAid dicer: its limited 8 mm (1/4″) cube dicing. Veggies should be chopped anywhere between 1/4″ to 2″ in size depending on what you will be using them for – sautee, soup, stew, stock, broth… As far as I’m concerned, larger chopping is not an issue, but you may disagree if you’re cooking for a large family!

So you can spend hours dicing onions for the next backyard party, or simply let one of those food processor attachments take over, helping maintain your sanity and everyone safe in the process. Extra time to do your nails, relax, and actually enjoy the party…

Speaking of relaxing (now that the all important veggies have been taken care of), how about some refreshing homemade ice cream to round up dinner? Something else to make ahead of time, the easy way…

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