WILL NOT WORK IN THE USA!!! ....................NO FUNCIONA EN EL EE.UU. !!!
20 August 2014
Summary: WILL NOT WORK IN THE USA!!! I learned the hard way, I had to give 5 stars because it arrived intact and likely works, (though i had to pay for the return) but this definitely will not work in the US (unless of course you happen to have a voltage converter...
Summary: About 25 years ago I had a Braun Multipractic (sp?) and it lasted a very long time with no problems at all until I dropped it and bent the spindle. My husband bought me a Hamilton Beach at a local department store and that was a big zero. It only lasted about 2 years and the bowl became so bent out of shape that it was very difficult to get the lid on. Also it did not have any accessories so it was pretty much a glorified mixer.
Summary: I cannot tell you how much I love this food processor. Previously, the only processor I had owned was a Cuisinart mini-prep that left half of the material juiced while the other half was still huge pieces. Why bother? The Braun does everything I had hoped for and more. Some specific features that I love: The motor is very powerful, and has shown no signs of fatigue despite putting it through some pretty serious paces.
Summary: We did a lot of research on different food processors and went to stores and inspected the features of many different models. There was one thing that really bothered us about most of the processors on the market. They were all too tall to fit under upper cabinets on our counters and too tall to fit inside of any of our cabinet storage spaces without sacrificing huge amounts of limited cabinet space by removing shelves for clearance.
Summary: I haven't used this Braun Multiquick 3 K650 Kitchen Machine 600 Watt much yet, but it seems to work well. I had, but never used, a food processor before so I can't compare it against other models or brands. It's nice that everything is dishwasher-safe. I do have some quibbles: There is no storage of any kind for the blades. Most of them are small enough to keep in the bowl, but the chopper blade (arguably the most dangerous) and mixing/kneading blade don't.
Summary: I research and research when I buy things and this was the processor I picked. I was really close to getting a Kitchenaid food processor because I like so many of their other things, but I was worried about all the leaking comments. The Cuisinart models have different blades than their older versions (in fact kitchenaid now uses their old blade company) so they aren't as fantastic as they used to be. I ran across this one while reading reviews on the kitchenaid one.
Summary: I bought this in May 2010, have used it gently about once a month. thanksgiving 2011 was the first time I tried to grate cheese (medium cheddar) and it stripped. Now it is useless and nothing can be done about it. No parts, no service. Braun has stopped making food processors. Pretty disappointing for a company that I had previously held in high regard due to other Braun small appliances I own that have been very sturdy.
Summary: I bought this from Amazon because it's rare to find a product with such a high percentage of 5 star reviews. Well, the reviews were right. This is a solid machine. Period. It's quiet, well balanced, and a dream to clean. My favorite feature is the sealed shaft for the blade and slicers so you can fill it to the top with liquid and it doesn't overflow. The bowl is engineered perfectly with slight ridges on the inside that somehow keeps food from riding up the sides.
Summary: This is a terriffic machine. My wife and I had never owned a food processor nor posessed knowledge about them. In an attempt to learn more, I went online to Amazon and read customer reviews/feedback for the many food processors sold there. It was a lengthy, tiring process, but ultimately very helpful and enlightening because it gave us insight as to what the machines do and what to expect - good and bad - from the various name-brand machines.