Updated 16 Aug 2017

Magimix

5200XL

Snapshot: The Magimix 5200XL food processor has 1 speed and a storage box for accessories. How does it rate?

5200XL
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$989

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Test results

Overall score
85
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at slicing carrots, grating cheese, kneading pastry (with the processor blade), chopping breadcrumbs and emulsifying mayonnaise.
  • Excellent at making pesto in the mini-processor bowl.
  • Storage box for most accessories, all bowls stored in unit.
  • 3 chute sizes (large chute has a safety locking system).
  • Reasonably stable on bench during operation.
  • Comprehensive instructions with recipes and a recipe app.
  • Comes with 3 different-sized processing bowls.
  • Motor has 30-year warranty.

But

  • Some blades are accessible by hand through the medium chute.
  • Continuous pressing of the pulse button can be annoying.
  • No “on” indicator light.
  • Can jolt when processing a heavy load.
  • Bowl shaft isn’t sealed so overfilling can lead to spills.
  • Large bulky unit difficult to store.

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
$989
Style
Standard

Specifications

Power (watts)
1100
Weight (kg)
8.3
Maximum bowl capacity (L)
3.6 - Also has smaller-sized bowls
H x W x D (cm)
46 x 22 x 27

Features

Double feed-chute
Yes - 3 chutes
Dishwasher safe
Yes - select minimum temperature and avoid drying cycle
Blender attachment
Comes with a ring that fits into the bowl and allows it to be used for blending
Dough blade
Yes
Slicing blade - fine
Yes
Slicing blade - coarse
Yes
Parmesan blade
No
Whisk
Yes
Mini processor
Yes
Citrus press
Yes
Centrifugal juicer
No
Reversible blades
No

More Info

Notes
Processor blade performs better than dough blade for kneading pastry.
Availability
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