DEMAND A RECALL
I bought this machine when it was first released. I have used it only a handful of times. I ended up having to return the first one i got because it had a mind of its own and pulsed on me with hot soup inside. Gunk was also getting stuck under the lid so it was a food poisoning death trap. I was only offered a replacement i wish i could have got a refund because the next machine i got i havnt really used and unlike other similar appliances there is no second hand market. I paid full price for this machine and even kitchenaid are selling them fo...r half the original price. A reflection of their lack of confidence in the product. This was a huge expense for me and to know i cant even give it away is so upsetting. I have a stand mixer and the coffee machine, both brilliant, the KACP is no where the quality you would expect from such a brand. As i was unable to get a refund and have just had to put the thing away in a cupboard for two years i will never buy another kitchenaid product again. This is a shame as i would have gotten another stand mixer in a heartbeat when mine eventually fails. The fact the thing nearly burnt me was enough to warrant a refund/recall i think. Kitchenaid just wont admit to it. Since this incident i have heard of another few incidences where the lid has failed and hot soup has been sprayed out causing burns! This item needs to be recalled for health and safety!
Purchased for $2,000.00.
Love it, so does my husband
Quick preparation of meals, options to change blades so no mushy food. Allows me to prep, set and walk away - come back and dinner ready to serve, or it will keep warm for 40 plus minutes.
Husband makes poached eggs, mashed potato and steams vegetables with ease.
Havent had a bad meal yet, heats evenly and lots of great recipes to get started on facebook, websites and have modified my own recipes with ease
A second set of hands in the kitchen
I was tossing up between the Cook Processor and a Thermomix for months. A great sale swayed me to the CP.
I have no regrets. I have two toddlers, so meal time can be chaotic.
This appliance has the biggest bowl I've seen for all the thermal cookers on the market (perfect for bulk cooking) , a high temperature of 140c which actually browns meat for improved flavour and texture, intermittent stirring so mince doesn't turn to liquid mush, and a dough blade to make bread and other carbs (yet to try this one tho).
Last night I steamed fish in asian...
Purchased in July 2019 at Kitchenaid Website.
Very versatile equipment!
One piece of equipment that I’m using at least 4 times a week, often more as I’m learning new recipes & uses. Cooks quickly when short on time. Fantastic knowing I can process raw products & know exactly what is in our food. Large capacity to cater for big eaters!
Purchased in November 2017.
Be careful unless you like trendy food and following recipes
I wanted something to cook mince and onion meals without burning them. Wrong.
Ibought mine second hand off eBay for and regret it. I would not buy one again without the back up of a consultant. It is so hard to learn to use without a demonstration and back up. Thanks to this group I have learned to use it. I have only successfully made jam, lemon butter and last week, cheesecake. I have had no success browning mince and onions, which is why I bought it really. It chops well but is an expensive grater.
The app is useless. This group is your best support if you buy a second hand one, but I wouldn’t again unless it was half new price.
Great addition to the kitchen!
I bought this as I love KitchenAid products.
It has been a great addition to the kitchen, it is versatile and makes cooking quick and easy.
It has been excellent to make baby food for my son & I use it daily.
I highly recommend it.
Kitchen Aid upgraded the lid at no extra cost which is easier to clean
Use it every day! Take it on holidays with me!
I cannot rate this product highly enough! After owning another Thermal cooker for over 10years I was very skeptical the Cook Processor could live up to my expectations, but I was quietly surprised. It’s easy to use, I love the Stir Assist paddle which actually helps to brown and sauté the food without turning it all to mush! It’s also much quieter which my husband loves! I got the Food Processor bowl as well so I’m loving being able to do all the different grating and slicing of my veggies and cheeses. I also love it’s dishwasher safe but I usu...ally just rinse it out quickly and use it again. I use it so much I had to take it on holidays with me, with a family of 7 buying takeout every day is not an option and I can replicate most takeaway recipes in the Cook Processor anyway. Pizza dough, Indian curries, salads, dips and desserts. Just Amazing.
I really love my machine, and wish I used it much more than I do. I really struggle with recipes that are Australian and cant find many. I have the app but it is not really to my families liking. I also have the old lid and really HATE cleaning it. I love the food I can cook (have converted a fair few TMX recipes). I have no issues with the noise. I believe mine is pretty quite compared to hearing a TMX going.
I have asked KA about purchasing the new lid, so hopefully I will be using my big girl much more. It is a perfect partner to my beautiful KA stand mixer.
Do yourself a favour and get one of these bad girls!
- Cook Processor 5KCF0103ACA (Candy Apple Red)
- Verified purchase
Good product but trouble with lid and customer service - please see below for update
The cook processor is easy to use and great for leaving meals to cook without worrying about burning. I would have given it 4 or even 5 stars but mine came with an old version lid which is difficult to clean and traps food, which is then impossible to remove, making it unhygienic. Also the liquid shute has cracked. I have sent multiple emails to customer service (no reply) and rung, only to be told to ring again at the end of May as they are out of new lids. Surely there must be a system where my details will be recorded and the lid sent to me ...once they are in stock. I have multiple KitchenAid appliances and have been disappointed with the customer service on this occasion but hope that someone will contact me to rectify this. Update on 22/05/18. I have been contacted by customer service and have been sent a new lid. Much better design. I am now one happy camper! Very happy with my cook processor. The only thing it doesn’t have is inbuilt scales but that’s not a big issue.
- Cook Processor 5KCF0103AFP (Frosted Pearl)
- Verified purchase
5⭐️ If not for the squeal.
Cooks fantastically, a larger pot would be fabulous. Cleaning is not clean cut, but not enough to stop me using it.
Upon Stirring however, there emits a god awful squealing. I find only when not stirring is there peace.
A really good addition would be a fluid catcher for when you open the lid with cooking, I get a substantial puddle around the cord after opening lid when cooking’s finished.
I Just love it
I used to be a Thermomix consultant and thought I would never part with my Thermie but after owning this for a week my TM5 went on Gumtree. This is amazing with the manual locking lid, no more food stuck if there is a blackout or your TM breaks down. The size of the bowl is great 4.5lt as opposed to the 2.25lt I previously had, the Steamer on top is so much better designed than my TM5 one, it has a much larger steaming capacity.
Good but lack of recipes
Im extremely happy with my machine although I still have the old lid which does trap food that can't be removed...
Love the ease of use but due to lack of recipes, I'm struggling with what I can cook in it. Yes i can use the online recipes but most are american and contain ingredients and measurements that just don't work for me. I love casseroles, stews and old fashioned curries. Overall its definitely pretty fantastic :)
We have just purchased from harvey Norman and our machine has old style lid, will this be replaced? We were told if we request online this would be provided. Otherwise love my Cook processor. A major drawcard was the extra safety lock, a big factor for me though as have a child with special needs. It would be great if we could receive a new lid asap. Thankyou
machine does good things, but the noise
the machine has a great and responsive temp control. the stirring attachment is non stick and easy to just rinse clean. id be really happy with this machine but, it makes a horrible squealing noise whenever you put the processor or stirring on. its highpitched and unbearable. iuse it in my back room instead of the kitchen so i dont have to deal with the noise, but its annoying not being able to have it going in the kitchen
One appliance to chop and cook - love it!
I note hear some people saying the appliance is loud when chopping etc, but I've had a food processor before and to me the CP not any louder than that was. And beside, you usually only have to pulse/chop for a very brief time. I am really pleased with this appliance. I went with the KitchenAid Cook Processor after doing a lot of research and sussing out a few people who had both the CP and other similar machines who gave their take on which was the better machine for their needs. My CP is just brilliant because it's a one bowl operation. Ingred...ients in, pulse, then add the the remainder and press to cook. How easy is that? And as one gentleman said here, you can go off and do something else whilst you're food is being processed you don't have to stand there and watch it, it'll tell you when it's ready, and after it completes cooking it'll keep warm for about 40 minutes. I've made bolognese, chicken curry and rice, chopped and mixed ingredients for zucchini slice, and the list goes on. Just lovin' it. It's pretty easy to clean - I don't have a dishwasher and hand wash it. If food is baked on, just use a white magic eraser sponge, they work a treat. Also if you're going to purchase one of these machines, make sure you buy through an authorised KitchenAid dealer and double check it is not a reconditioned machine, as I was warned about this. Buy brand new. It's a big price, but as with all KitchenAid products, they're built to last, are robust and should last you a lifetime. And on the net now, there are several websites with people offering recipes they've created using their CP.
Got for a great price
I purchased a refurbished model through catch of the day and have been really impressed with the machine's capabilities. I didn't want to fork out $2000 plus for a machine I wasn't sure I'd get good value out of and getting it cheaper from catch of the day was a good way for me get a good machine to try out without spending a fortune. The only issue I find with it is it's chopping capabilities aren't great for small amounts and the onion/garlic smell.from savoury dishes does permeate the plastic attachments and lid but it doesn't seem to make t...he sweet food taste any different so that's the main thing. It's not a blender, but it doesn't claim to be either. If you're after a machine that blends well and mills etc go for a thermocooker with a jug shaped bowl. This machine makes large and tasty batches of stews etc. It doesn't brown that well as it claims too but maybe that's something I'm doing wrong? It's worth purchasing (if you can get a good deal with the free food processor attachment thrown in even better.. it's too expensive to purchase on it's own I think at $500)
Very good so far, but why is the old lid still supplied?
I am really happy with my purchase thus far, but the lid is dire, with water and food getting caught-up in its workings.... Please KitchenAid Australia, send me the updated lid and I'll happily endorse this product, which sits alongside my Multi-Cooker....... Perhaps KitchchenAid if you simply sent a new lid to customers upon their warranty registration you would get a 10 out of 10.....
Incredible appliances, except for the piercing coil whine
In short, this device has replaced traditional cooking for me. All I need to do is quarter or rough-chop larger ingredients, combine in the bowl, and hit a couple buttons. 30-75 minutes later I have 4-5 servings of delicious curry, stew, chili, tagine, coq au vin, even desserts like bread pudding. Yes, I've made all these and others, with uniform success.
Why didn't I give it five stars? This device is LOUD. While the stirring and simmering is fairly quiet, my complaint lies with the piercing, high pitched whine this device emits. It's nearly supersonic and headache-inducingly loud. The only thing I can compare it to is the 'coil whine' you hear when a computer power supply is going bad.
If you can put up with the high pitch squeal when in use then it's sort of OK
As soon as you use the stir, mix option the machine lets out the most annoying High Pitch Squeal! Be sure to lock your dogs up and get hubby to have to TV blaring. It is the most annoying noise imaginable! When I called KitchenAid Aust Customer Service to discuss the issue, they told me “its normal and not a warranty issue”. Just so you know, the high pitch squeal comes free with every KitchenAud Cook Processor. It's the unspoken feature.
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- Cook Processor 5KCF0103AAC (Almond Cream)
- Verified purchase
Love the Cook Processor
If you are in the market for a thermocooker, the Cook Processor definitely deserves a look at. It is extremely powerful, gets through doughs that even my standmixer can struggle with, it heats up extremely fast, it doesn't mash foods up like many of the 'blade' only cookers and because of it reaches a high temperature (140) it will actually caramelise meat instead of just stewing it.
No real bad points. The original lid is a bit of an issue, food can become stuck and makes it hard to clean. Kitchenaid will replace this for you with a new des...igned lid but they'll also tell you its a isolated incident, which its not. Every original lid suffers this same fate if the groups are anything to go by ;) however, they make this an easy fix. Other than that, it looks great on your bench and they have a bunch of colours to match your kitchen.
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Questions & Answers
I keep on getting error 1 when stirring and it is not overloaded. Only am able to use the machine for boiling/steaming.
Can this be fixed?
I suggest turn off, turn on, and increase stir speed slowly. Told it can be overload as in perhaps lump of butter getting pushed by stir assist and motor cant get going enough to start with. No necessarily too much in the bowl.
If all else fails contact kitchenaid direct. Their customer service i have found to be exceptional.
I've always used the wok to make stir fries. Can the Kitchen Aid really do Asian style stir fries, because that would save me a lot of time. Or, what kitchen appliance would be best to help me with stir frying?
Yes, the Cook Processor can be used for Stir Fries. It does everything from boiling, frying, steaming, stewing and making dough, to chopping, mincing, pureeing, mixing, emulsifying, whipping and stirring.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Hi .... should the blade still turn when I have the lid off, but the steaming trays and their lid on ? .... I am absolutely positive I have done this many times before, but last night and again this morning my Cook Processor just continually tells me that the lid is off and it will not work ? .... I turned the machine off, and also off at the wall, and lifted out and replaced the bowl multiple times but still nothing .... very frustrated .... any advice would be great. thank you.
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