magimix Review

Recently we were given the opportunity to test drive a new food processor.  But wait just one minute….. it wasn’t just ANY ol’ food processor.  we were given the opportunity to try out the magimix 16 cup, 5200 XL food processor. And what a treat it was!

Read on to hear more about my experience.

magimix 5200 XL

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that we cook a lot.  We try and make as much from scratch, in our own kitchens, using whole ingredients as we can.  One thing that can make our job a lot easier is a good tool or appliance.  So, when we was given the opportunity to try out the magimix food processor, We were pretty excited.

The thing that most excited me about the magimix is its vast array of attachments and accessories.  The first thing we did with it was grate cheese.  You see, for some time I’ve been using a simple grater like this – Norpro Stainless Steel Grater and while it works pretty darn well, it can get tiring (and painful!).  We used to buy pre-grated cheese, but then we learned that there are wood chips in that pre-grated cheese.  No thank you!  We will grate our own, thank-you-very-much.

Other accessories that this version of the food processor comes with include:

  • 2 blades
  • 3 bowl sizes
  • dough blades
  • grating discs
  • slicing discs
  • blender attachment
  • egg whisk
  • citrus press

Every attachment that we’ve used has been amazing, but we have to say that the grater discs are the most used.  However, I’m also partial to the citrus press (makes juicing citrus SO easy and quick, especially since we were using this – Joie Orange Juicer before the magimix came into my life) and dough blades.  This thing will knead your bread for you!  We know most of us make our own bread, so this is a pretty awesome accessory.

We have found the magimix to be heavy duty and incredibly durable.  Its safety features are great and its simplistic design makes it easy to use, simple to clean and highly functional.  Every time we have pulled it out to use (which is pretty much daily), we are continually impressed with it.

History and Background of the magimix

The Magimix by Robot-Coupe food processor is made in France.  Introduced in 1971, it was the first domestic food processor made available for home cooks.  What this means is that the Magimix is basically a commercial grade appliance readily available for home use.  How cool is that!?

Magimix by Robot-Coupe stands behind its product and now offers a 30 year warranty on its food processors.  It comes in 12, 14 and 16 cup versions.  You can also get various attachments that are sold separately.  Right now I’m saving my pennies to pick up one of the juicer/juice extractor attachment. I’ve been wanting to buy a juicer, but why buy and store yet ANOTHER appliance when my Magimix can do it all?