KitchenAid 12-cup food processor and liquids
Hello! I have been doing research (including reading a number of Chowhound threads) on food processors before buying one. Previously, I had a mini processor from Cuisinart that was a 3-cup version. I liked it (until it broke after about 5 years of use), but I would like something bigger for pie and pastry crusts. I'm sure I will use it for grating cheese and making mayonnaise, too, as well as chopping vegetables.
I was open to any brand (though I love my KA mixer), but have found that reviews have leaned me toward KA. I had almost decided to buy the KFP750WH 12-cup (not the extra-wide mouth) food processor from KitchenAid, but I have read several disturbing reviews suggesting that when the machine is used to process any amount of liquid (as in making homemade mayo), the power of the motor spins the blade and sprays the liquid up into the bowl above the join between the lid and main cavity of the bowl. Then, according to those reviews, when the liquid drips down the walls of the bowl it leaks out of the join and gets all over the outside of the machine and counter/table. Some people say both wet and dry ingredients spray out between the lid and bowl join.
Any Chowhound users experience this? Anyone have a recommendation for another model that has fixed this issue? I was hoping to get an 11- or 12-cup capacity bow for under $200, but it's not worth a bargain if I end up with something extra-messy. Will another brand be more versatile as far as liquids and dry ingredients are concerned?
I have had that exact same food processor for about three years now and I've never had that happen. I puree soup in it regularly and have never had any leakage. The blades definitely spray liquid all over the lid, but it has never leaked out of the join. I also make pie crusts and chop veggies and shred things and make peanut butter in it too - it gets a lot of use and is definitely the workhorse of my kitchen.
FYI, Amazon has had the KA food processors for very cheap lately. The wide-mouth version in black is on sale for $160 today (in the Friday sale), and the regular KFP750 in black is only $130.