Food processors can be a massive time-saver, but at the same time they can be a massive space-taker! The Philips HR7620 is different; it’s compact and slender and promises to fit right into even the smallest kitchens. Fitting it into your cupboards is the first step, but there’s not much point if it can’t perform! Let’s take a look and see how well this little gadget stacks up against the big blundering heavyweights of the food processor world!
Of course, the major advantage of this machine is its size. With a slender vertical design, it takes up around 35% less space than your average food processor. It won’t clutter up your cupboards with attachments either; each included attachment fits snugly into the bowl so that you don’t have to leave them scattered around when you’re not using it. It looks modern too, with a clean white finish.
Of course, because of its compact size, the capacity of the machine is smaller. Still, the provided 2 litre bowl should provide plenty of space for small families who want to save on chopping time!
Despite its diminutive size, the HR7620 70 still has the versatility to handle all of your chopping tasks. It can perform 15 functions including kneading, chopping, slicing, shredding, granulating, grating, and emulsifying (i.e. creating whipped cream or mayonnaise).
At the heart of the processor is a 500w motor; not the most powerful on the market by any stretch, but certainly powerful enough to drive a processor of this size. It is variable speed, with 2 modes. Of course, it also has the all important pulse function, which you’ll no doubt make use of for most cutting and chopping tasks.
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Philips HR7620 Food Processor Features and Specifications
- Compact upright design – takes up 35% less space than other food processors
- 2 Litre Bowl – should provide plenty of capacity for small families
- Versatile – can be used to knead, chop, slice, shred, granulate, grate, and emulsify
- 500w motor – 2 speed plus pulse mode
Customer Feedback and Reviews
It’s time to take a look at how well the HR7620/70 performs in the real world, and for that we’ll need to take a look at what customers have been saying. This processor has proven a hit, with just over 96% of customers awarding it high marks of 4 or 5 stars.
For most people, this processor excels in two areas. The size, and the price.
Most people who purchased one of these machines didn’t have a lot of space in their kitchen. They were happy with the size this processor, and found that it was small enough to leave out on their worktop permanently. If you do a lot of chopping, it’s good to have your food processor at hand instead of tucked away in the cupboard, and this machine isn’t going to rob you of too much surface space.
Price was also a major plus point for most people, and after examining most stores we’d agree (check above for the best prices). We found that in most online stores this machine could be purchased for less than £50 which, for a food processor, is a very good price.
Customers felt that the design was quite attractive and, considering the price, that the processor is fairly sturdy and well made. It’s not heavy and bulky, so it’s got suction feet on the bottom which anchor it to the surface and stop the motor from moving it around; particularly handy for kneading.
As for performance, it pretty much does what it says on the tin. People found it great for chopping and slicing, and a handy device to have lying around for these tasks. It’s not as versatile or powerful as more expensive models, but it does a good enough job of the basic tasks that it does perform.
Whilst the 2 litre bowl isn’t the largest in the world, it’s not too small either. One customer reported that it easily has enough room to help feed her family of 4. As an example, she said that it has plenty of space for 6 burgers, or 4 bowls of soup.
The most common complaint was the fact that the instructions are a bit unclear. From experience, I’d have to agree that Philips don’t seem to put a huge amount of effort into their instruction manuals. However, the processor is easy enough to use so I don’t see this a particularly big deal. To be fair, though, there are plenty of diagrams in the book too which are self-explanatory and easy enough to follow.
Another minor downside, is that a few people felt that the kneading tool wasn’t particularly sturdy. Even so, several customers reported good results with it, and we haven’t been able to find any reports of breakages.
We really like the Philips HR7620. It’s nice and cheap, does a decent job, and it’s lovely and compact. If you use your processor a lot then we’d recommend a higher end model such as the Kenwood FP920. However, for occassional use or people with little space this would be great choice.