Just before Christmas I got to put the Panasonic MK-F800 blender & food processor through it’s paces, see how I got on…
As every food creator/home cook knows kitchen equipment ‘must haves’ can take up a lot of room. Space is definitely a premium for me and whilst I’d love to have this and that to do X, Y and Z, I just don’t have the space for it, either in the cupboards or on the worktops. That’s why when one piece of equipment can do a multitude of tasks I am always keen to explore it further. The Panasonic MK-F800 claims to do just that. It’s a blender but it is also a food processor, plus it can grate, mince, citrus juice, chop, turn iced ingredients into an iced dessert and even knead dough. It also has a salad drainer but in all honesty I’m not sure this accessory is necessary. It’s multi-action ability means that theoretically you could get rid of a whole host of other kitchen equipment.
What I like about the Panasonic MK-F800 blender & food processor…
- It feels really solid and well made
- It has suckers on the bottom to help stop it jogging all around your worktop when in use
- It looks the business! I love the way it looks and it is definitely a piece of equipment I would be happy to leave out on display (something I won’t do with my 20 year old similar piece of equipment which takes up precious cupboard space)
- The actual base and food processor is pretty compact considering it’s ability to multi-task
- It does a lot of jobs, I could easily get rid of my blender and also my beloved free standing food mixer.
- It comes with a storage case for all those bits and pieces you only use every so often (the ones I’ve lost for my 20 year old food processor)
- It has an auto menu of five pre-programmed functions so you don’t have to think too much and manages a total of 33 different functions!
What I don’t like about the Panasonic MK-F800 blender & food processor…
- Whilst the base is really compact it comes with a lot of accessories which need storing, even with the storage case
- It is, in my opinion, complicated to use, unless you are doing the very basics
- The instruction book is huge (as in thick) and didn’t really help me much, I had to search YouTube for advice and I still felt I needed a lot more help to get the most out of the blender & food processor. I don’t think the instructions do it justice at all
Since I reviewed the Panasonic MK-F800 blender & food processor I have found this video which helps immensely and when I’ve saved up some pennies and move house this is first on my wish list
Just before Christmas I shared my nutty carrot cake recipe, am I the only one who puts off making a carrot cake because of the time it takes to grate the carrots? Well it was a doodle using the grater accessory of the MK-F800, although, I probably should have used the fine shredder accessory. I also used the knife blade to chop up the pineapple.
So, would I recommend this food processor and blender? Yes I would, it is big and it’s got a big price tag too of around £299, but it does cut out the need for a lot of other equipment. Plus it is actually half the price of my stand mixer, so could be seen as a bargain. I am definitely going to save up to buy this as the one I reviewed was on loan from Panasonic.
For more information head over to the Panasonic MK-F800 blender & food processor page.
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Disclosure: I was loaned the food processor and blender from Panasonic for reviewing purposes but all words and opinions are my own