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KitchenAid 9 and 12-Cup Food Processor 5-Disc Set
1 x 6mm Shredding Disc
1 x 6mm Slicing Disc
1 x French Fry Cutting Disk
1 x Julienne Disc
1 x Parmesan/Ice Grating Disc
Here’s why you need the KitchenAid 9 and 12-cup Food Processor 5-Disc Set
Here’s the deal:
KitchenAid’s 9 and 12-cup Food Processors are pretty amazing as is, but I’ve received a lot of questions from you guys asking if it was really worth buying the additional disc set that fits both of these models.
The short answer is yes. The KitchenAid 9 and 12-cup Food Processor 5 Disc Set makes a massive difference in what your blender will be capable of doing.
What’s in the KitchenAid 5 Disc Set for the 9 and 12-cup Food Processors?
It’s a value packed bundle that allows you to get as creative in the kitchen as you’d like. The 5 disc set works with the 9 and 12-cup food processors and includes:
- 1 x 6mm Shredding Disc
- 1 x 6mm Slicing Disc
- 1 x French Fry Cutting Disk
- 1 x Julienne Disc
- 1 x Parmesan/Ice Grating Disc
What can you do with the 5-disc set?
Well the names of the disks are dead giveaways, but you’ll be able to shred, slice, cut perfect French fries, cut up julienne veggies and grate ice or hard cheese like parmesan with the greatest of ease.
I get that you might not totally understand why you’d need to buy the additional disc set from KitchenAid, but let me tell you more about each food processor so you get a better idea of why you’ll find the extra discs handy.
Review of the KitchenAid Food Processors – Without the 5-Disc Set
1. KitchenAid 9-Cup Food Processor
I like the 9-cup food processor from KitchenAid because it’s a meal prep master, complete with a 4-cup Mini Bowl to help you excel in small-scale cooking. The sleek chrome finish looks great on any kitchen top and the design is, like all KitchenAid equipment, made with durability in mind.
If you’re having friends over for dinner, use the 9-cup bowl, and if you’re not prepping that much food, just use the complementary 4-cup nesting bowl instead! The one thing you should know about this food processor is that it’s quite big and heavy, weighing in at 9 pounds and measuring in at 105 inches by 14.5 inches, but its solid and very secure! This is one of your best options for a mid-sized food processor, something that will get “just enough” done.
- It’s very reasonably priced
- It looks great
- It has a powerful motor that runs a lot quieter than most other blenders thanks to the sealed motor
- It’s very durable
- The warrant isn’t spectacular
- The blade attachment is a little awkward, which results in the occasional spill or three
- It’s not very versatile
2. KitchenAid 12-Cup Food Processor
Based on consumer reviews, the KitchenAid 12-cup Food Processor is their most popular food processor at the moment, and I couldn’t agree more. The powerful 700 watt motor packs plenty of power and since it sports a big 12 cup capacity work bowl; it can get a lot more done. On the outside the KitchenAid 12 Cup Food Processor looks neutral, minimalistic and has a nicely finished heavy base that houses a pretty good 700 watt motor.
It comes available in 5 stylish colors, which means you can pick the one that’ll suit your kitchen’s décor. Take note that this is by no means a small food processor, measuring in at 16 1.8 inches by 8 1/4 inches by 10.5 inches, which means it’s probably not going to be a happy camper in most modern kitchens.
Like the 9-cup processor from KitchenAid, this one also has a sealed housing design that remarkably cuts down running noise, something I love to see in a blender. With dual feed tubes, a large 12-cup work bowl, a smaller 4-cup nesting bowl, and an accessory set of its own (1mm/4mm slicing discs, 4mm shredding disc, dough blade and spatula) you can really get your creative juices flowing in the kitchen with this machine.
- It has a lot of power considering its moderate price
- It runs a lot quieter than most other food processors
- It comes with a handy (but limiting) accessory set
- The parts are all dishwasher safe, which cuts down on cleaning time
- It’s great at preparing dough
- The locking mechanism means the machine is safe and easy to use
- The 12-cup bowl will only hold 4 cups of liquid if you don’t want it to spill over
- The 4mm shredding blade is very disappointing; you get stringy shreds and clumpy cheese as a result
- You need a dedicated spot where it’ll stand since it’s too big and heavy to move around constantly
Do you see the problem here?
Both KitchenAid Food Processors are great, but they lack versatility and oomph which can only be acquired once you have the extra disc set to broaden your horizons.
So let’s look at this again:
Do you understand why you need the KitchenAid 9 and 12-Cup Food Processor 5-Disc Set now? I think I’ve pretty much blabbed it out, but if you want to become the master of your own home kitchen, then you need these extra discs to give you the funk and flair to get you there.
I’ve shared a lot with you over the last few weeks, which means it’s time for me to get back out there and start testing out some other great clean eating gadgets so that I can report back to you with my trials and tribulations.
Remember that you’re armed with a bunch of powerful knowledge now. You’ll be able to answer the question of How to Choose a Blender, pick your own winner in the throw down between Cuisinart VS KitchenAid Food Processor and join the conversation whenever you hear the words “Vitamix Food Processor”.
So for now my friends, I will bid you farewell. It’s been great hanging out with you again, but I’ll be back soon.
In the meantime…stay healthy, stay happy and stay on the clean eating path!