I heart… my KitchenAid Cook Processor! This is the best kitchen appliance I have bought in years. Seriously.
Why the KitchenAid Cook Processor?
First off, some positive points that pop up in my head right away:
- the KitchenAid Cook Processor is a beautiful machine, what an elegant piece of art in my kitchen
- it is easy to clean, some parts are dishwasher proof
- what a powerful blender!
- great standard cooking programs (I love the steam and stew program)
- also included: a handy little cookbook with mouth watering recipes (more recipes on the Cook Processor website)
So let me talk a little more about those recipes then.
I tried almost all of them by now I think. First one was the carrot and ginger soup. Worked like a charm. Delish. This little recipe booklet is a great manual to learn how to cook with the Cook Processor.
After a couple of weeks I started to make some personal recipes that were not in the cookbook and I was amazed about how quickly I picked up that pace of choosing the right program.
KitchenAid Cook Processor programs
The ones I use the most then?
The stew and steam programs. Steaming mussels or clams for instance is a huge success here. And both the hubs and I love a good stew so great thing about the Cook Processor is the fact that it stirs all by itself.
Another feature I use almost daily: the MultiBlade! As I mentioned before: what a powerful blender. Onions, almonds, soaked raw chickpeas, fresh herbs… you name it. Press the Pulse button for just a couple of seconds and there you go. No brainer. Piece of cake and it also saves me quite some time chopping!
True, the KitchenAid Cook Processor is not cheap. I paid 950 euros (1100 dollars) for it. But I don’t regret it for one single second.
KitchenAid updated the Cook Processor recently: the lid was redesigned!
I am so happy that KitchenAid Europe sent me the new lid to try out and boy, what a different it makes. The official name for the new lid is the Cook Processor Hinged Chef Lid 5KZLA12.
I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new lid! So excited in fact that I got rid of the old one so fast before I could actually make a comparison here. Fortunately a friend of mine and Cook Processor fan Eric made a little Youtube video about the two lids. Here it is!
Great video, right?! So here’s a little summary of the advantages of the new lid then:
- the double lock is so secure, I love it!
- the measuring cup is gone (I never used that one to be very honest) and mine also showed the same frosting like in the video + the plastic was cracked here and there because the cup would fall out when opening the lid
- you can remove the center to let the steam out or pour in extra liquids while cooking
- and the most important advantage: the lid comes out perfectly clean after washing it in the dishwasher, no food bits are trapped in places you can’t reach
My most favorite KitchenAid Cook Processor recipes
- soy sauce noodles
- steamed asparagus
- Thai vegetable green curry
- homemade falafels
- lemon panna cotta
- Spanish almond meatballs
- baked beans
And I have many more recipe ideas on my shortlist!
Ready for more inspiration: stay put then!