I admit, I was pretty nervous about purchasing a Refurbished model especially since my decision to commit a larger dollar amount towards this purchase was for quality and durability (My last food processor broke while grating cheese 3 mo after purchase - although it was NOT a Kitchen Aid). I read though all the reviews and decided to take the Big Leap. I am beyond happy that I did! I've had my processor now for about 6 weeks and have tried to put it though the paces before writing my review. The only function I have yet to try is dough making so I don't know how well the motor, etc holds up to the task. Everything else - slicer, grater, chopper, work bowl - is fantastic! You would never know this model is refurbished (unless you read the manual with all it's red letter stamps). Powerful, efficient, relatively quiet (I would put it next to a sleeping baby, but it doesn't send the cats running under the bed either). The buttons are easy to operate, easy to keep clean. The entire assembly is dishwasher safe for easy clean up. I love the storage case for all the attachments! The drawbacks - there is a limit to how much liquid can be put in (not as much as you would think an 11-cup capacity could hold) for processing without it leaking out the bottom (coming up/out the center piece) and out through the lid. It is more User Error than anything (I should have used the stick blender in that application). All in all - strong performance, smooth handling, easy to use, multi-functioning, and a great investment. If your are hesitating on this purchase because it is "Refurbished" rather than "New", don't! Just BUY IT and know you're life in the kitchen just got easier!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent - well made and durable
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes