Today, we’re having a look at the Kenwood FP264. This is a stylish little device if ever we saw one, and with a multitude of accessories and functions it’s nice and versatile too.
This is perhaps the most striking food processor we’ve seen. It has a sturdy die-cast aluminium body, and a sleek black finish. Its definitely a cool looking device, and should look good in pride of place on any kitchen worktop. The liquidiser and mill are also finished to a high quality, with a sturdy glass body that should stand the test of time.
This might not be the most powerful food processor available, but its 750w motor should still have all the grunt required for all the chopping tasks you’ll want to throw at it. As a multi pro model, the machine includes Kenwood’s Dual Drive System; this means it’s nice and compact, and can work as a food processor or blender.
The motor has two speeds, so you can throw a bit of extra power into those tougher chopping jobs. It also has a pulse control, so that you can process in short bursts and make sure that you don’t overdo it.
The included 2.1 litre bowl should be just the size for single people, couples or indeed a small family of 3 people (although people with large families may need to look elsewhere). The machine also comes with a 1.2 litre liquidiser, which effectively allows you to turn the processor into a blender. That means you can whip up soups, smoothies and milkshakes with it too.
The included accessories are as follows: thick and fine slice/shredding discs, twin beater, geared whisk, rasping disc, dough tool, 2.1 l liquidiser and mill. This range of attachments will help you turn the processor to any task from chopping, slicing and grating, to kneading, whisking and grinding.
We found that most food processors were cheapest at Amazon.co.uk, including the Kenwood FP264 which is currently available for 37% off.
Kenwood FP264 Multipro Food Processor Features and Specifications
- 750-watt motor – powerful enough to chop, slice, grate, kneading, mix, whisk and grind!
- High quality metal finish – attractive design and sturdy body
- 2.1 litre bowl – good for single people, couples or small families
- 1.2 litre liquidiser – make milkshakes, smoothies and soups
- Attachments to perform any task you could want – from chopping and slicing, to whisking and kneading
Customer Feedback and Reviews
We’ve taken a look at all the customer comments that we could gather. Around 87% of customers were extremely happy with their purchase, awarding top marks of 4 or 5 stars.
First things first, as we expected, people really liked the design of this processor. It does look nice, and it’s sturdy and well made too. Many customers remarked that the machine felt like it was built to last. As well as the strong metal body of the processor, the glass body of the mill and liquidiser are good quality too. It certainly makes a change from the ugly plasticy food processors that you’re probably used to.
People liked the fact that it’s a nice and compact machine too. Kenwood has definitely got this side of things down to a tea. Whilst you couldn’t call this device miniature, it takes up a lot less space than other processors on the market.
The price is good too, and this is something else that customers were happy about. When compared to processors in a similar price bracket, you’ll see that the FP264 is the only one made from metal and glass as opposed to plastic. There is a trade off though, in that this processor sports a slightly less powerful motor. However, it’s still plenty powerful enough for domestic use.
But all the good looks and cheap prices in the world are useless if a food processor can’t chop well. Fortunately, there are no such worries with this machine. Customers were very happy with the performance of the processor. People had used to make everything from grated cheese to cake mix, and all reported quick and efficient operation. Budding chefs commented that it took just 30 seconds to grate 1lb of cheese, and 15 seconds to make pastry. Meringue was whisked up in seconds.
There were very few negative comments brought to the table. One of the main problems is that the bowl isn’t big enough for large families, so if you fit into that category you might want to take a look at a larger processor such as the Kenwood FP736.
Another minor issue is there is no storage provided for the accessories, so you’ll either have to find your own box or else they’ll be loose in your cupboard. It’s a pity the Kenstore storage carousel isn’t included with this model, however this probably cuts a little off the price which is a good thing.
Overall, we think this is a great food processor. It looks good, it’s well made, versatile and performs efficiently. The motor might not be as powerful as other models in its price range, but personally we’d rather have the sleek looks and quality metal body of the Kenwood FP264 any day. Highly recommended.