Updated 12 Feb 2018

Living & Co

500W Food Processor

Snapshot: The Living & Co 500W Food Processor has 2 speeds, but no storage for attachments. How does it rate?

500W Food Processor
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$59

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Test results

Overall score
79
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at chopping breadcrumbs, emulsifying mayonnaise and kneading pastry.
  • Very good at grating cheese.
  • OK at slicing carrots.
  • 2 speeds.
  • Reasonably stable on the bench.
  • Compact unit easy to store.
  • Some parts dishwasher-safe.
  • Smaller parts easy to clean in the sink.

But

  • No storage for attachments.
  • Some blades are accessible by hand through the chute.
  • Very noisy on high speed.
  • Bowl shaft isn’t sealed so overfilling can lead to spills.
  • Basic instructions.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (60%): Based on how well the food processors performed across a range of processing tasks: slicing carrots, chopping breadcrumbs, grating cheese, kneading pastry and emulsifying mayonnaise. If a processor has a blender attachment, we puree soup. If it has a mini-processor we make pesto and curry paste. These additional tests don’t contribute to our overall score.

Ease of use (40%): We also looked at how easy it was to use the controls, read the labels, lock and release the bowls and attachments, and clean and store the unit.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$59
Style
Medium

Specifications

Power (watts)
500
Weight (kg)
2.2
Maximum bowl capacity (L)
1.2
H x W x D (cm)
37 x 26 x 22

Features

Double feed-chute
No
Dishwasher safe
Yes - some exceptions.
Blender attachment
No
Dough blade
Yes
Slicing blade - fine
Yes
Slicing blade - coarse
No
Parmesan blade
No
Whisk
Yes
Mini processor
No
Citrus press
No
Centrifugal juicer
No
Reversible blades
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
From The Warehouse only.