I have this quirky love for preparing dinner. Well, any meal really. Except for breakfast, that one always makes me feel like a crazed short order cook trying to time everything just right. But in general, my favorite part of the meal is preparing the food. I actually find it quite relaxing to slowly dice vegetables, sear meat and watch a pot as it begins to boil. I’d do it every single night if I could. However, life doesn’t move at that pace and most nights we need a 30 minute meal with minimal prep work so it can get on the table quickly before the kids have to get ready for bed.
That’s where the Magimix by Robot Coupe Food Processor comes in!
This machine is a beast in the kitchen! I’ve been using it daily for about a week now and every single time, I’m amazed. It powers through vegetables that would take me a good 5 minutes to chop in mere seconds. And unlike my cutting board, knives and prep bowls, this food processor allows me to prep several foods all with one appliance and results in less dishes to wash.
What really sets this food processor apart from the rest for me is everything that’s included in the box. With the 5200XL (16 cup) model, you get all of these accessories making it a kitchen tool that really does almost everything.
- Food Processor Base
- Extra large feed tube
- Mini bowl and mini blade (6 cup size)
- Midi bowl (12 cup size)
- Main bowl (16 cup size)
- Knife Blade
- Dough Blade
- Egg Whisk
- 2mm and 4mm Slicing Discs
- 2mm and 4mm Grating Discs
- Citrus Press
- Recipe Book and DVD
- Accessories Storage Box
On a busy night when I’m just throwing together a quick spaghetti dinner, I can use the food processor to completely prep a family sized dinner salad. If I were putting this salad together without the food processor, I likely would have just bought pre-packaged salad kits and vegetables which we all know are more expensive. But thanks to the food processor, I can buy bulk veggies and customize the salad with our favorite ingredients, saving money and TIME!
I set my timer just to see how long this dinner salad would take to prepare and was surprised to see it was under 5 minutes! I started with the large (16 cup) bowl and knife blade to quickly pulse/chop the quartered lettuce into bite sized pieces. After dumping the lettuce into our serving dish, I added the medium (12 cup) nesting bowl to move onto slicing veggies with the 4mm slicing disc. The large cucumber zipped through the large feed tube in seconds and came out in beautiful, even slices. It was even gentle enough to slice through Roma tomatoes without mushing them. For the bell pepper slices, I just cut the pepper in half and rolled it to create perfectly sized slices for the salad.
Next, I added the sliced veggies to our salad and switched out the slicing disc for the 4mm grating disc. This is perfect for shredding vegetables like the whole carrot chunks which stack neatly in the feeding tube. The radishes were shredded as well.
To finish off the salad I removed the grating disc, added the mini bowl and mini knife blade to the food processor and pulsed it for a few seconds for fresh crumbled bacon to top our salad.
Next week, I’ll be sharing a video recipe and demo of the other included accessories including the egg whisk and citrus press! Feel free to comment and let me know if you have any questions about my experience!