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Aug 19, 2007 07:18 PM

Magimix Food Processor from France

Has anybody bought the Magimix food processor? It sounds great but I can't find any reviews of it in the U.S. ( Chefs Catalog sells it. ) My thoughts go to Robot Coupe and the original Cuisinarts. Looking forward to more info on it, hopefully.

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  1. "My thoughts go to Robot Coupe and the original Cuisinarts."

    It's been many, many years since Cuisinart took their food processor production from Robot Coupe and turned it over to China.

    But, FWIW, Robot Coupe still makes food processors for KitchenAid...

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    1. re: Joe Blowe

      Thanks for the interesting report. I've extensively researched Kitchenaid processors and can't find confirmation anywhere that they're made by Robot Coupe (RC, of course, has its pwn models they sell for home use.) I bought a highly-rated Kitchenaid hand mixer and noted it was made in China.

      1. re: Hungry4Good

        "I've extensively researched Kitchenaid processors and can't find confirmation anywhere that they're made by Robot Coupe..."

        You'll just have to take my word for it! ;-)

        Or this:
        KITCHEN EQUIPMENT by Pierre Franey
        March 16, 1983
        "The battle of the food processors continues, with Cuisinart offering its largest model and a formidable competitor joining in. KitchenAid, known for its durable mixing machines, has introduced a food processor, the KFP700. KitchenAid, an American company based in Ohio, is a late comer but hopes to win over the cooks who have used its unsurpassed mixers. The processor is made by Robot-Coupe, a French concern that produced the first mass-market processors."

        Go to your local department store or cooking shop, find yourself a KitchenAid processor, and flip it over -- still stamped "Made in France" to this day!

        1. re: Joe Blowe

          While the first generation of Kitchen Aid processors were made by Robot Couple, it appears that all subsequent models have been made in China. This is true for the past several years, anytime I've checked.

          1. re: btnfood

            Well, my KitchenAid FP (ca. 2001) was made in France, and the last time I looked at a new model on the showroom floor (admittedly a few years ago) it was also made in France.

            But if they're now made in China, I suppose it was inevitable. Maybe there's some new "old stock" lingering about somewhere...

            1. re: Joe Blowe

              Thanks, all! Sounds like Robot Coupe itself (they have a model for around $400+) and the French Magimix might just be the current contenders. Unfortunately, I can't seem to locate any owners or reviews of either, except for mariekeac and louisa (thank you both) below.

          2. re: Joe Blowe

            I just flipped mine over, they are now made in China.

      2. My parents (back home in Holland) have have their Magimix food processor for about 20 years now, blades are still very sharp (never replaced them) and they have never ever had any problems with it. They don't use it daily but on a regular basis...
        Don't know if it has either changed over the years or the quality would be different in the US....

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          1. I've used all three - I'd go with a Robot Coupe. It is THE standard for restaurant food processors - heavy duty and reliable. I've seen them knocked them knocked to concrete floors, used to grind huge amounts of sinewy meat, and still never fail.

            1. I have cuisinart food processor attatchment for my chrome cuisinart blender and that works fine for occaisional use but if you need professional go with the RC.