Date Joined: 10/28/08
Pros: 1 Cost
2 Ease of use
3 Easy clean up
And did I mention cost!!!
Cons: A little flimsy
Overall Review: I got this mini food processor for under $10. It is replacing a more expensive brand. It is a little flimsy i.e. thin plastic bowl and lid. It does a very good job in mincing herbs, garlic, shallot and I even used it to macerate some cooked salmon (with skin) for the pups. It didn't do real well with the skin, but the meat was exactly what I wanted. I figure if I can get a year or two use out of this I will be happy. Remember to not over load it and be gentle. And it's bowl, blades and lid clean up well in the dishwasher.
Pros: HD motor, high torque
Not too noisy
Cons: None, if you think it is too big and heavy you should not have bought it.
Overall Review: This particular mixer went on sale at Newegg a few weeks ago for $219 free shipping. I've been waiting for the Pro 600 watt / 6 qt. model to go on sale, but I could not ignore this sale. It is a small step down, 5 qt. instead of 6 and the motor is 450 watt instead of 600. I decided to put it to the test on the inaugural use. I made a ground meat mixture for meatballs using this mixer. 2.5 lbs of ground chuck and 1.5 lb of ground pork along with all the add ins. I t filled the bowl to the top (practically) i used the paddle mixer attachment and to my pleasant surprise it handled the mix without showing any effort. Not one strain or groan. It mixed to ingredients (and there were many) perfectly within a 2 to 3 minute span. I did not have to scrape the bowl. The mixture came out of the bowl easily and the paddle was easily cleaned of the mixture. Wash up was a breeze.
This mixer is not light. It is a substantial piece of counter top equipment. Too big to leave on your counter top unless your surface area is huge. I have a portable SS food prep table I use for preparing beef jerky (one of my hobby's) so I have it on the top counter of that and plan to leave it right there next to my dehydrator. As the holidays approach I plan to roll that table closer to the kitchen as it will be used a lot.
I'm also making hints to the wife about attachments as Christmas is approaching.
I don't have anything negative to critique on this mixer. Short of a commercial mixer,this will do just fine. Thank You Newegg for making this mixer available at a fantastic price.
Pros: Item met expectations. Brand new in retail packaging. Very nice design, my wife loves it. She needed an everyday watch that will stand up to working in a classroom. This watch looked a little fancy for that but not so fancy she coudln't wear it while working. Also, Ashford has a very good rating on Newegg.
Cons: Paid for 2 day shipping. Took about a week. Blamed it on the fact I purchased it on a Friday night a week before Christmas.
Overall Review: Watch has a MSRP of about 450, I paid about 180, very good deal.