The KitchenAid KFP715 is a quality food processor, according to professional and user reviews. Experts say this 7-cup food processor does a great job chopping and slicing, but we found mixed reports on its ability to knead dough. Owners agree the processor is a great device, but some say they would like more options than the two blades that come with it. This KitchenAid has two speeds -- continuous and pulse -- and is backed by a one-year warranty. For cooks who need a larger work bowl, reviewers recommend the Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus DLC-2011CHB (*Est. $200) .
ConsumerReports.org has the most comprehensive review of the KitchenAid KFP715. Editors at Good Housekeeping include the KitchenAid KFP720 in their 2006 review of food processors. This model is now discontinued, but it's identical to the KFP715 other than it included an additional mini-work bowl. We found a limited number of owner reviews at Amazon.com and Target.com.
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Editors at ConsumerReports.org evaluate the KitchenAid 7-Cup KFP715 among 32 food processors on noise level and five essential tasks -- chopping, slicing, shredding, pureeing and grating. Editors also offer expert advice on selecting food processors and choppers.
Review: Food Processors and Choppers, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated
2. Good Housekeeping
Editors at Good Housekeeping select their favorite food processors in three categories. We don't know how many food processors were included in the evaluation, and details regarding specific testing are sparse. The KitchenAid KFP20, which is identical to the KitchenAid KFP715 but with a mini-bowl attachment, is chosen as the "compact gem."
Review: Our Favorite Food Processors, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Feb. 2006
More than 50 owners have rated the KitchenAid KFP715 at Amazon.com. Most owners give it 4 or a perfect 5 stars, with one saying hers has worked great for five years -- but it also gets quite a few 1-star reviews from people who say it broke too quickly.
Review: KitchenAid KFP715 7-Cup Food Processor, White, Contributors to Amazon.com, Not Dated
A handful of contributors at Target.com give the KitchenAid KFP715 an average score of 4.5 stars out of 5. Owners say it's easy to store and the work bowl is a good size. A couple people say they are disappointed that the handle detached from the work bowl after cleaning it in the dishwasher.
Review: KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor -- Empire Red, Contributors to Target.com, Not Dated