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: 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.
Perfect. We use it a lot and keep finding reasons to love it after a year!
11 December 2011
Summary: We quickly broke a cheap Black and Decker food processor that failed at most tasks. This one couldn't be more different. This one is perfect. The attachments are useful and well-made. The motor is strong. The gears appear to be faultless. My wife has never thanked me more for any gift I have given her. She uses it about every other day. It perfectly and quickly: -Whips cream and butter. -Chops carrots/shreds veggies.
Summary: I've seen many positive reviews where the writer/purchaser has only recently received the product followed by negative reviews written by people who had owned the product longer. So, I decided to wait until I used my Braun food processor for almost a year before reviewing. After 11 months I feel confident in giving this machine a top 5 star rating. I've owned a number of food processors over the years, mainly Cuisinart and this Braun out shines every one.
No nonsense, built for the long haul, great kitchen appliance, best value.
4 September 2011
Summary: My wife and I purchased a Braun food processor about 20 years ago. At the time it was priced lower and reviewed better than the others (Cuisinart, etc). We replaced it only because we could not get a replacement bowl after my 10 year old accidentally broke the safety tab on the lid. We replaced our old unit with the Braun K650 and have not been disappointed. Faster, quieter, and the attachments seem to be even better designed.
Summary: After reading all the other reviews, I purchased the Braun food processor knowing that it is a discontinued product, with only a 1 year warranty. It does everything that other reviewers have indicated. Easy to lock the lid and bowl into place; easy to clean; quiet; convenient single 9-cup bowl rather than nested bowls, and yes the bowl is sealed and does NOT Leak...