Bosch have built themselves a reputation for making sold and robust kitchen appliances; the kind that work well and can be relied upon. Today, we’re taking a look at the Bosch MCM41000GB Compact, the cheaper of their food processors. Is it going to be as good as the more expensive MCM5530GB (a work horse of a processor)? It’s been named a “Which? Best Buy” so it seems it should be up to the task!
The MCM4100 is intended to take up less space than a standard food processor. It has an upright design which gives it a smaller footprint than your average processor. Along with the more compact machine size, the bowl is also smaller. With a 2.3 litre capacity, it should be big enough for the use of a small family.
An 800w motor with 2 speed settings provides the elbow grease. It has the obligatory pulse setting too, which is probably what you’re going to use for most chopping tasks. Whilst this might not be the most powerful processor on the market, its got plenty of grunt for home use and any chopping task that you care to throw at it. Rubber suction feet keep the machine stable on the worktop, no matter which setting you use.
As well as the 2 litre bowl you can use for processing, also included in the box is a 1.25 litre liquidiser attachment. Throw this onto the machine, and you’ll be able to whip up milkshakes, smoothies and soups.
One of the common problems with modern food processors is the number of attachments they come with. On one hand, modern processors are extremely flexible, but on the other hand this makes them somewhat difficult to store; nobody wants a million different attachments cluttering up their kitchen cupboards. This one includes a handy storage drawer that contain most of the accessories underneath the processor itself, so the clutter you have to endure is going to a be at a minimum!
Included are accessories and attachments to achieve all the chopping tasks you could think of, and more besides. In the box, you’ll get a dough tool, whisk, chopping blade, thick/thin slicing plate, thick/thin shredding plate, french fries disc, citrus press and juice extractor.
We found that most food processors were cheapest at Amazon.co.uk, including the Bosch MCM4100GB which is currently available for 30% off.
Bosch MCM4100GB Compact Food Processor Features and Specifications
- 800w motor – 2 speeds and pulse control
- 2.3 litre bowl – big enough for small families
- 1.25 litre liquidiser – whip up soups, milkshakes, and smoothies
- Suction feet – keeps the processor stable during use
- Accessory drawer – store attachments under machine instead of cluttering your cupboards
- Every accessory you could need – dough tool, whisk, chopping blade, slicing plates, shredding discs, french fries disc, citrus press, juice extractor
Customer Feedback and Reviews
We’ve gathered together all of the customer feedback and opinions that we could find on the . The vast majority of customers were very happy, giving this processor top marks of 4 or 5 stars.
Bosch’s reputation for quality seems to be well deserved, with customers reporting that the machine feels well built, solid and robust. It looks good too, with a clean and modern look thanks to the white finish.
The body of the processor is quite compact too, and customers liked the fact that most attachments could be thrown into the accessory drawer instead of cluttering up their cupboards. One drawback with the compact design, though, is that a few of the accessories won’t fit in the storage space (however the majority do).
It’s a reliable performer too, with people reporting excellent chopping and slicing.
There weren’t many negative comments. The one that we did pick up on more than once is that some people found the instructions a bit confusing. Having had a flick through, the instructions could indeed be better! However, if you flip to the back there are plenty of diagrams to help you out!