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UK Specific Cookware Q: Magimix Food Processor (4200 XL specifically)

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brokentelephone Oct 21, 2013 01:32 PM

I have a Magimix Food processor, and the lid doesn't form a great seal to the bowl -- so much so that I couldn't even imagine using it for soup (or really anything that could escape a few millimeter gap.

Is this a normal design flaw or a specific problem with my own machine? I previously used a cuisinart in Canada, and could blend soup all day long with no spillage.

I'm sure this isn't the correct forum, but as this is a US forum thought this might be a fair place to ask.

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  1. PhilD RE: brokentelephone Oct 21, 2013 02:09 PM

    As Magimix is a French brand not certain why you need a US forum? But to answer your question, no the lid doesn't create a great seal, but the gap isn't millimeters. I believe the instructions state you shouldn't overfill it when blending soups etc (as do the instructions on most processors and blenders) so blend in batches.

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      brokentelephone RE: PhilD Oct 22, 2013 12:24 AM

      I've never seen a Magimix in North America, and as there isn't a large European contingent on this site I figured the UK sub-forum was best. I'm really sorry for my presumptuous action.

      Thanks for the replies. I think perhaps either my bowl or the lid has warped. It is incredibly tight on some parts and large gaps in others; I wasn't sure if this was normal or not and it sounds like it isn't.

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        PhilD RE: brokentelephone Oct 22, 2013 05:10 AM

        You can but replacement bowls avid lids at their on-line site.

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          PrinceZuko RE: brokentelephone Oct 22, 2013 07:54 AM

          Actually, they're sold at every Williams-Sonoma.

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            PhilD RE: PrinceZuko Oct 26, 2013 06:51 PM

            Good to know - my nearest Williams Sonoma is in Sydney which is only 4,500 miles away. I think the OP is in the UK so his nearest one maybe a lot closer at 3,700 miles.

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              PrinceZuko RE: PhilD Oct 29, 2013 12:03 PM

              Actually, OP mentioned being confused as to whether to put this here as most Chowhounders are American. OP didn't think we would be familiar with Magimix because of this.

              " brokentelephone Oct 21, 2013 08:24 PM

              I've never seen a Magimix in North America, and as there isn't a large European contingent on this site I figured the UK sub-forum was best. I'm really sorry for my presumptuous action."

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        mr_gimlet RE: brokentelephone Oct 21, 2013 03:31 PM

        I have a 5200XL and the seal is quite tight - but it won't take pressure from waves of soup without leaking

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          Caradon RE: brokentelephone Jan 16, 2014 09:26 AM

          I live in Canada and need a new food processor. Any recommendations ? Also best size for home use? My cousin has a Magimix 5200 Xl in Europe. Is there a comparable in North America?

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