The top-of-the-line 12-cup KitchenAid Professional KFP760 comes with three bowls, including a mini-bowl that fits inside the main container for smaller jobs. It also has an extra-wide feed tube. One caveat, say testers at Cook's Illustrated, is that the food processor only operates with the use of the plunger, which must be inserted halfway into the feed tube. This makes it more tedious to process long items like carrots, celery and parsnips, which will need to be cut first into smaller pieces. The KitchenAid food processor comes with lot of accessories, which many people may not need. Overall, the KitchenAid food processor earns excellent ratings, but the simpler KitchenAid KFP750 (*est. $180) costs less and has the same capacity.
The 12-cup KitchenAid KFP760 food processor has been included in rigorous rounds of testing at Cook's Illustrated (though it hasn't yet been tested by Consumer Reports), and has accumulated more than 90 owner reviews at Amazon.com -- enough feedback to get a good overall picture of owner satisfaction.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Cook's Illustrated editors evaluate nine food processors in a range of prices, testing their abilities to grate, chop, slice, grind, make dough and puree. They also assess design and build quality.
Review: Food Processors, Editors of Cook's Illustrated, Sept. 2005
The KitchenAid KFP760 has earned an average rating of 4 1/2 stars in almost 100 owner reviews at Amazon.com. Most owners are very pleased with this 12-cup food processor, which they say is efficient, sturdy and easy to use. Some owners note that foods can tumble down into the larger bowl from the smaller one set inside it. Most however, say that this machine is a kitchen workhorse.
Review: KitchenAid KFPW760OB Reviews, Contributors to Amazon.com
The KitchenAid KFP760 food processor has garnered eight owner reviews at Epinions, not nearly as much feedback as at Amazon.com. Owners report that this model is heavy, relatively quiet and powerful. A few owners report problems with the slicing discs, however.
Review: KitchenAid KFP760 Reviews, Contributors to Epinions
About fifty owners provide ratings at Cooking.com for the KitchenAid KFP760. Owners praise the three bowls: extra large, large and mini, and extra attachments such as the juicer.
Review: KitchenAid KFP760 Review, Contributors to Cooking.com