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One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

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One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

Our food processor blender drive connection to the tool seized up when mixing pastry.

The drive is a plastic hexagon and it twisted in use and totally jammed so it couldn't be dismantled

While trying to force it I wrecked the seal at the bottom so now we need a new one

Given the tremendous price range do you have any suggestions for one which will chop/slice/blend and mix pastry without breaking

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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

Easy....   Those things on the end of your arms! Wink

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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

@nozzer, that's good giving a handy tip like that.

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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

@Mook  Yup !.... and you always have a finger in the pie ! ! ... Cheesy

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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

@Oldjim  If your present, defunct, blender/mixer was so good, why not go for the same make?  check it out on the net, and do a comparison of similar priced machines...  at least you will know what you / your missus wants from the machine... random suggestions on the forum will probably mean that you will buy something that is not doing what you wanted...or is totally useless at worst...

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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

We recently priced a Kenwood Chef. £450!!!

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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

I've no complaint about our "Magimix Grand Chef", for a 30 year old model, spare parts are still available, used daily.

I tend to use it as much as OH, although I tend to do bread and pastry by hand.

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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

How about one of plusnet's wooden spoons? Thumbs Up

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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender


shutter wrote:

@Oldjim  If your present, defunct, blender/mixer was so good, why not go for the same make?  check it out on the net, and do a comparison of similar priced machines...  at least you will know what you / your missus wants from the machine... random suggestions on the forum will probably mean that you will buy something that is not doing what you wanted...or is totally useless at worst...


Same make, or is that same badge? We all surely know brands are bought and sold. I'm a skepitc on buying because it was good then years back.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: One for your better half's - reliable food processor/blender

it is so old that isn't relevant and in any case if it was still available it would still have the same design fault where mixing under heavy load can cause the plastic hexagon drive to twist and jam