Magimix 5200XL Premium BlenderMix Food Processor
Superb bit of kit
This is a marvellous machine - simple to use, powerful, with more attachments than Inspector Gadget after a visit to a widget expo.
It's best at its most simple. The grater, slicer and cutters allow me to knock up a fresh batch of the best coleslaw within 10 mins or so, including making the mayonnaise.
I'm a bit of a fanatic about tools and am particularly geeky when it comes to cleaning or maintaining them. For that reason, this does not go in the dishwasher. Although it's dishwasher proof, in the long-term the type of plastic used in the manufacture of its bowls would deteriorate.
That said, it's a cinch to wash up with a bit of soap and a soft cloth.
I haven't used half the large/mini-appliance attachments, such as the juicer and puree machine, and to be honest don't really envisage using them much in the future. For baking I use my stand mixer, so not really interested in the baking bits and pieces. Perhaps will try each one day.
But its large capacity and powerful motor mean that it functions beautifully as a food processor - which is what I bought it for. A marvellous buy.
Oh and blue is the cheapest colour to buy it in. Saved around 70 quid. And it's fine.
Great bit of kit.
16 December 2014
Fantastic, versatile product
I had been contemplating whether to invest in the Magimix 5200xl premium for several months, trying to justify the hefty price tag. I finally bit the bullet and made the investment and I am so glad I did. It is a heavy bit of kit so it sits on the work top rather than festering in the cupboard and I can honestly say I have used it almost daily. The Premium model comes with various additional attachments all of which I have road tested. The only one I'll be less likely to use often is the 'masher' as by the time I had finished with it the mash was luke warm - its ideal for something like a shepherds pie topping but for mash you want to serve straight away, its not so good. Aside from that, I have been whizzing up a storm in the kitchen and I am so happy I went ahead and bought this.
04 November 2014
Mine went back to the shop
We bought this food processor because it has a number of useful features and was recommended to us by our family. As it's not cheap I decided to do a bit of research before opening the box just to make sure that I was 100% happy with the purchase. The research revealed something that I found quite disturbing. The bowls are made of Lexan which is the brand name for polycarbonate - a plastic notorious for leaching bisphenol A (BPA) into food and drink it comes into contact with. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that can mimic estrogen and has been linked to a long list of nasty illnesses. It can be particularly harmful for babies and young children. I have a baby and was originally intending to use this processor to prepare her food. It's a personal choice and some may say that the risk isn't high enough as food doesn't spend much time in the processor bowls, but for me the decision to return it was a no-brainer.
06 July 2014
Fed up with cheap processors that break? Then buy this.
We popped in to John Lewis to look at food processors to replace the latest failure and we went for this after looking at all the others.
Having used and broken several cheaper processors we wanted something more robust. The build quality is the best I've seen and it's simple to use so, this got our vote. We ordered it on the internet later and picked up at our local Waitrose when we did our weekly shop to save carrying it far as, it is very heavy.
We mainly use it to make baby food in large batches to freeze for our latest edition. Wish we had this for our first.
03 June 2014
3 broken handles later
dont know if this is a batch fault but too late to find out. 3 different machines have cracked. It came with accessories so each time I have returned it has been difficult to carry and return
Returning for the last time. Will buy a Kitchen Aid
22 May 2014
It arrived damaged, but I spoke to a nice person from the customer service, and the new one arrived next day.
I needed a new food processor -as my previous one did last just a month after the 2 year garantee - and got this one for my birthday.
I also received the extra blades and attachments + case, so it is doing more than I could expect.
I have been trying mincing meat, making dough/pastry, fruit juice, grating/slicing/dicing fruits and vegetables... it is so versatile, and it is also very easy to clean as every single piece is removable for washing up.
A real time saver!
I know that it is an expensive machine, but it is well worth the price.
Beautifully designed, nice colors (I have the bright yellow), and the 20 year motor warranty.. what could you ask more?
I am more than satisfied.
08 May 2014
I chose this make and model because I wanted to upgrade from my old machine, and I wanted to make sure that the machine would last for a good many years to come, (manufacture guarantee for motor is 20 years). So far I haven't been able to use all the accessories that come with it, but what has been used has done exactly what Magimix promises - ease of assembling parts, ease of use, ease of taking apart, and the pièce de résistance - dish-washable parts.
The motor sounds fine, and there are no tell tale burning smells when the motor is being used, (we process the dogs dry mixer meal with other herbs etc. to make their homemade biscuits, so it gets quite a pounding); hoping this is indicative of their confidence with that guarantee...
Looks great too:-)
Just one thought, although this is not a complaint, check where you are keeping your machine, because with the large bowl set ready to go, it will not fit under our wall units, so you might need to check the space between worktop and wall unit before buying. Fortunately, I am happy to store all the attachments in the cupboard underneath. The motor is too heavy to lift in and out though, so lives on the work surface.
Am I happy? Absolutely. Will come back to you in 20 years if it's still going, and I remember to... ;-)
26 April 2014
Replaced my 20 year old Magimix and am not disappointed. Made bread using the special bowl and excellent results. Looks lovely in the kitchen with black granite work tops. An excellent buy!
26 March 2014