The KitchenAid 9 Cup/2.1 Liter Food Processor (KFP0921) is one of several different sized food processors that KitchenAid provides. It’s a little gadget that can chop, whisk, slice, shred, and mix dough. And all the attachments fit inside the processor bowl, making it ideal for households with limited space. It did well in the test, however it has a little capacity and isn’t consistently attached to the counter.
- Each accessory fits neatly into the main bowl
- Swappable storage lid
- Easy to use and set up
- Smaller capacity
- pricey for size
- mobile while in use
One minute review
There is no need to introduce KitchenAid because it has long been a popular in kitchens all around the world. It began by producing food mixers, so it is qualified to grasp what is required of other food preparation equipment. It has also been producing food processors for a while.
By many measures, the KitchenAid 9 Cup/ 2.1 Liter food processor KFP0921 is a tiny capacity food processor. But it’s not the smallest model the company has; there’s also a 7 Cup/ 1.7 Liter model. There are plenty of accessories for this mid-sized food processor, though. It comes with a dough blade, chopping blade, whisk. And, if you live in the UK, a julienne disc as well as a slicing and shredding disc. Additionally, everything fits inside the main bowl. Providing a neat storage option that makes this perfect for tiny kitchens and houses.
On test, it was easy to operate. And did a great job chopping, shredding, slicing, and combining the majority of the jobs we gave it. However, it periodically moved around on the counter. And has a little capacity, so it’s probably too small for serious chefs and bigger families. In spite of this, it’s an excellent option if you want one of the finest food processors for preparing smaller quantities. One that also looks beautiful on your counter and isn’t too big to store. However, it is not the most affordable KitchenAid appliance, so if you’re on a tight budget, it can be a stretch.
price and availability
List price: $149, 99, or 339 AU.
The mid-size food processor from KitchenAid, the 9 Cup/2.1 Liter KFP0921. This is offered directly from KitchenAid as well as other top merchants.
It costs less than the KitchenAid KFP1319 food processor. That which has 13 cups and holds 3.1 liters, which we tested earlier this year.
- Each accessory has been organize within.
- available in a variety of hues
- compact style
Even though it isn’t a full-sized food processor, this model comes with a ton of helpful add-ons. Such as a reversible shredding and slicing disk, blade, whisk, dough blade. And refrigerator cover that can substitute for the main processor lid for quick and simple food storage. The primary processor bowl fits inside the other accessories. With the exception of the second cover, making storage tidy and small. In Australia and the US, a stronger four blade version is provided in place of the normal S blade. While the UK model has an extra julienne disc.
It won’t take up much space in your cupboards, which is wonderful if they’re already stuffed to the gills. It measures just 16.5 x 9.4 x 8.3 inches/42 x 24 x 21cm (h x w x d). However, because of their fashionable designs, KitchenAid appliances are rarely the ones you want to tuck away in a cabinet. This food processor is no exception; you won’t mind keeping it on the counter due to its adorable spherical base and color selection. If you buy it in the UK or Australia, you can also get it in cream, along with matte black, silver, imperial red, onyx black, and another color choice of pistachio.
The controls are simple to use with two speeds and a pulse button. Additionally, unlike many food processors, the bowl and lid aren’t locked in place by a difficult twisting motion. The bowl rests squarely on the base, and a simple clasp holds the flip-up cover in place. One of the simplest food processors to build, all accessories slide into the main drive adapter.
When slicing and shredding food, two pushers of varying sizes are located inside the hinged lid. Then, without having to tip things into a different dish or container, you can just remove the cover and replace it with the refrigerator lid if you wish to preserve your creation in the fridge.
KitchenAid 9 Cup Performance
- Easy to construct and use
- Dishwasher cleaning is simple
- Quick and efficient
We began by slicing cucumbers to get a feel for this gadget. Even at the reduced pace, it only took a few seconds to slice up a half-cucumber, however the slices were a little crooked since we couldn’t keep it straight.
We tested it on cheese first, switching the disc to the shredding side. This time, we chose the quicker speed, and it quickly processed a block of cheese that we had chopped to fit in the feed tube. Although there were some crumbs in the dish as well, the outcome was mostly pleasant, including shreds. Additionally, 9% of the cheese somehow managed to get stuck in the lid, which required us to pull it out before cleaning. Carrot, on the other hand, was no match for it; it swiftly generated even shreds, leaving only a little piece when we finished.
We usually use a fine shredding disc for chocolate, but this food processor didn’t have one, so we just shredded the chocolate on the one that was there. We were happy to find that none of the chocolate melted to the disc, which can frequently happen with other models. It generated rather a chunky shred, which isn’t ideal for chocolate and around 20% didn’t get it through and was stuck on top instead.
Our next goal was to thicken the cream, so we added the whisk as we added 1.1 pounds/500 g of cream to the bowl. In just 35 seconds, the cream was thick and frothy while using the highest speed setting. Although it was challenging to remove all of the cream from the bowl due to the whisking disc’s design. Additionally, the pushers don’t lock into place, so when we opened the lid to check the thickness in the middle of the process, they dropped onto the counter. This is a little inconvenience.
Before preparing bread dough, we discovered that the manual suggests using no more than 3 cups/375g flour, which is less than what we needed to prepare a loaf of bread. If you want to use this food processor for dough, bear this in mind. Having said that, it only took 20 seconds on the faster speed for the ingredients to incorporate into a dough once we added them. However, if you keep the blade spinning after the dough has been incorporated, the entire appliance starts to shake violently and needs to be held down. We thus suggest kneading by hand.
We first chopped the onion into six segments, then quickly and uniformly diced it on the lowest speed in about 10 seconds thanks to the sharp chopping blade. With same quickness and effectiveness, it could also transform diced beef into ground beef. However, keep in mind that the US manual states 1 pound/ 450 grams of meat is acceptable, while the UK and Australian manuals only recommend adding 7 oz/ 200 grams. Fortunately, the meat grinds quickly; it takes just 5 seconds to grind 7 oz/ 200 grams, so doing it in batches if you want to grind more is not too difficult.
In just one minute, the bowl with the chopping blade produced a smooth mixture that was ready for baking when we added all the components for a cake batter to it. But throughout the mixing, it shifted about on the counter, so it’s best to keep an eye on it.
We chose the pulse button to chop the hazelnuts, and it took 15 presses to achieve a finely chopped texture. The end result was a blend of coarse powder and some chunkier bits, but uniformly chopping nuts is never easy. Finally, because we were testing this in the UK, we used a carrot to try out the julienne disc. It proved to be a quick method for producing thin carrot matchstick pieces ideal for a salad or slaw.
Cleaning is simple if you have a dishwasher because everything can go in there; otherwise, like with other food processors, it can be laborious and difficult to do by hand.
To keep your new kitchen appliance clean, check our guide on how to clean a food processor.
Our sound meter measured a considerably lower 72dB while slicing cucumber, despite the fact that it reached its loudest level of 87dB when chopping hazelnuts. Overall, this wasn’t a noisy food processor.
Should I buy the KitchenAid 9 Cup/ 2.1 Liter KFP0921 Food Processor?
Buy it if…
Your cabinets are stuffed to the brim
Food processors may be difficult to store and sometimes take up a lot of room, but this one allows you to put everything inside the main bowl, making it tidy and small.
You desire a more compact food processor without sacrificing features.
Although this 9 cup/2.1 liter food processor is not the largest one available, it still has almost all of the attachments found on many larger models, enabling you to chop, shred, slice, whisk, and mix dough, as well as julienne if you live in the UK.
Don’t buy it if…
You like feeding a crowd.
This 9 cup/2.1 liter food processor is perhaps too tiny for your requirements if you frequently prepare large sharing platters for family or friends. We advise taking a look at the KitchenAid KFP1319 13-cup/3.1-liter food processor.
You desire a variety of options for slicing or shredding
There is just one reversible disc that has slicing and shredding choices on opposite sides; if you want more alternatives, you’ll need to go elsewhere.
You have a tight budget.
This KitchenAid food processor isn’t the most affordable model, but given the size, it’s also not the cheapest. If you’re on a tight budget, there are less costly solutions available.