Greetings faithful readers!
Recently I was given the opportunity to test drive a new food processor. But wait just one minute….. it wasn’t just ANY ol’ food processor. I was given the opportunity to try out the magimix 16 cup, 5200 XL food processor – http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/magimix-5200xl-16-cup-food-processor/ . And what a treat it was!
Read on to hear more about my experience and to learn how you can enter to win one of your own!
magimix 5200 XL
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that I cook a lot. I try and make as much from scratch, in my own kitchen, using whole ingredients as I can. One thing that can make my job a lot easier is a good tool or appliance. So, when I was given the opportunity to try out the magimix food processor – http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/magimix-5200xl-16-cup-food-processor/ , I was pretty excited.
The thing that most excited me about the magimix – http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/magimix-5200xl-16-cup-food-processor/ is its vast array of attachments and accessories. The first thing I did with it was grate cheese. You see, for some time I’ve been using a simple grater like this – http://amzn.to/1yqfPDY and while it works pretty darn well, it can get tiring (and painful!). I used to buy pre-grated cheese, but then I learned that there are wood chips in that pre-grated cheese – http://www.foodrenegade.com/would-like-some-wood-pulp-your-shredded-cheese/ . No thank you! I’ll grate my own, thank-you-very-much.
Other accessories that this version of the food processor comes with include:
- 2 blades
- 3 bowl sizes
- dough blades
- grating discs
- slicing discs
- blender attachment
- egg whisk
- citrus press
Every attachment that I’ve used has been amazing, but I have to say that the grater discs are the most used. However, I’m also partial to the citrus press (makes juicing citrus SO easy and quick, especially since I was using this – http://amzn.to/1qsuN1T before the magimix came into my life) and dough blades. I mean… dough blades? This thing will knead your bread for you! I know most of us make our own bread, so this is a pretty awesome accessory.
I’ve found the magimix to be heavy duty and incredibly durable. Its safety features are great and its simplistic design makes it easy to use, simple to clean and highly functional. Every time I have pulled it out to use (which is pretty much daily), I am continually impressed with it.
History and Background of the magimix
The Magimix by Robot-Coupe food processor is made in France. Introduced in 1971, it was the first domestic food processor made available for home cooks. What this means is that the Magimix is basically a commercial grade appliance readily available for home use. How cool is that!?
Magimix by Robot-Coupe stands behind its product and now offers a 30 year warranty on its food processors. It comes in 12, 14 and 16 cup versions. You can also get various attachments that are sold separately. Right now I’m saving my pennies to pick up one of the juicer/juice extractor attachment. I’ve been wanting to buy a juicer, but why buy and store yet ANOTHER appliance when my Magimix can do it all?
So are you sold? Thought so.
Now, here’s the really, REALLY, good news. You have the chance to win one for yourself. Here’s what you have to do:
- Leave a blog post comment letting me know which attachment (listed and pictured above) you think you’d use the most.
And for extra entries:
- “Like” magimix on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MagimixByRobotCoupeNotableQuotableNorthAmerica .
- Follow magimix on Twitter – https://twitter.com/MagimixUSA .
That’s it! Pretty simple, right? Be sure to head on down to the rafflecopter widget below to submit your entries!
Disclaimer: magimix provided me with a free food processor to review. However, I wasn’t under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. I’ll opinions are my own. They are also providing the giveaway product to one (U.S.) reader free of charge.
a Rafflecopter giveaway – http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/948fac7e15/
A winner will be chosen via random.org. This giveaway ends at 11:59PM on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. The winner will be contacted by email, and will have 48 hours to respond. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to US residents.
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