Do check out this large collection of my personal KitchenAid Cook Processor recipes! Plus read my review about how this lovely kitchen equipment works and what to use the Cook Processor for!
I heart… my KitchenAid Cook Processor!
This is the best kitchen appliance I have bought in years.
And believe me, I have bought quite a few as a full time food blogger.
But this one is hands down the best.
I use it every single day.
So why choose for the KitchenAid Cook Processor?
You can find many reviews about kitchen appliances.
However my is purely my own personal opinion. I wasn’t paid by KitchenAid or sponsored in any way to write this review.
On the contrary even.
I just wanted to write this down to help out people who might be thinking about buying one.
So here we go.
First off, some positive points that pop up in my head right away.
- the KitchenAid Cook Processor Artisan 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. And that worked like a charm. What a delicious soup. This little recipe booklet is a great manual to learn how to cook with the KitchenAid 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
So what are the programs that 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 KitchenAid 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. The MultiBlade cuts through it like butter. Press the Pulse button for just a couple of seconds and there you go. A no brainer. A piece of cake and it also saves me quite some time chopping!
True, the KitchenAid Cook Processor Artisan is not cheap.
I paid 950 euros (1100 dollars) for it.
But I don’t regret it for one single second.
I love it.
KitchenAid updated their KitchenAid 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 KitchenAid 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 KitchenAid Cook Processor fan Eric made a little Youtube video about the two lids.
Here it is!
Great video, right?!
So here is 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: this is the easiest noodle recipe ever! Stir fried Chinese soy sauce noodles with onion! And yet another great recipe that I took home with me after visiting Hong Kong…
- steamed asparagus: summer lunch or vegetable side dish? These steamed asparagus look mouthwatering! I bet that you will love this simple vegetable side dish…
- Thai vegetable green curry: a bunch of different crunchy and colorful vegetables in a creamy sauce… I can never get enough of this yellow Thai vegetable curry!
- homemade falafels: falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here is the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!
- lemon panna cotta: this is hands down the best panna cotta recipe in this world: it is creamy, smooth, flavorful, light, refreshing, melts in your mouth… Excellent!
- Spanish almond meatballs: albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron… What a surprising meatball dinner this is!
- baked beans: a delicious classic! I made them twice: once in the oven and then another time in my KitchenAid Cook Processor! It is a great side dish for fried sausages and eggs… Also find out what version of the two was the best!
And I have many more recipe ideas on my shortlist to try out in the future!
KitchenAid Cook Processor vs Thermomix
A couple of my readers here have asked me about this.
The difference between the KitchenAid Cook Processor vs Thermomix.
I found this highly interesting comparison post by Amanda McInerney on her blog called Lambs’ Ears And Honey. Head over there and check it out!
So if you need more inspiration: stay put then and keep an eye on this space!
Talk to you soon.