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KitchenAid Cook Processor 5KCF0103 review

Priced at $2099.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (40%) and ease of use (60%). Over the years, we've found that all-in-one appliances cook very well, so we've placed a greater emphasis on ease of use than we have in the past.

Cooking performance score View more details.

A total of 13 tests are conducted on the machines, including chopping, kneading, braising, making risotto, steaming and crushing, and the results are averaged into the overall cooking performance score. Performance accounts for 40% of the total.

Whenever possible, we follow the manufacturers' recipes.

Ease of use score View more details.

How easy the controls are to use, the general ease of use of the machine and how easy it is to clean.

Passes our safety requirements View more details.

If a product fails safety requirements we don't recommend it. We consider speed cut out to be extremely important, where the speed will automatically cut out if the temperature inside the bowl is above 60°C. If a model doesn't have this feature it's automatically not recommended.

Availability View more details.

In some instances, at the request of members and when products are still available on the second-hand market and via sites like eBay, we include discontinued models in the tables.

Discontinued model
Price View more details.

This is the typical retail price.

Noise (dBA) View more details.

Noise is measured on the highest speed setting.

Noise comment View more details.

A loud machine can be annoying if cooking for long periods.

Exterior temperatures View more details.

Be careful handling these jugs as they can be hot. Some models tested before 2014 may not have a specific exterior temperature recorded.

Maximum temperature setting View more details.

The maximum cooking temperature the machine can be set to.

Max bowl capacity (mL) View more details.

This is the maximum usable capacity.

Dimensions (cm, HxWxD) View more details.

This excludes the steamer.

35 x 32 x 37.5
Weight (kg)
Cord storage
Pulse function
Turbo boost View more details.

Blades speed up, giving an extra burst of power during blending.

Blade and attachment storage View more details.

It's handy if accessories can be stowed away easily.

Some accessories can be stored inside the mixing bowl
Scales View more details.

A built-in scale lets you weigh ingredients as you cook; some are separate.

Speed cut out over 60°C View more details.

When cooking at high temperatures some models have a speed cut out system that doesn’t let you apply high speeds (or automatically reduces the speed) when the temperature inside the bowl is above 60 degrees C. If the settings can be overridden we still count this as a 'no'; see safety features for more info.

Lid lock View more details.

Most machines won't operate unless the lid is locked into the main unit.

Measuring cup lock View more details.

An additional safety feature to reduce the risk of liquid spills.

Accessories dishwasher safe View more details.

Check the manufacturer instructions for specifics as not all accessories may be dishwasher-safe.


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