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KitchenAid® 13-cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System Giveaway!

 I’ve got so much fun over here for you today…I’ve been so excited to give you the chance to win an amazing kitchen appliance!

Recently I got to test out the KitchenAid® 13-cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System and I have to say I’ve rediscovered my love of the food processor.  Anything that cuts down on my kitchen prep time makes me happy!

Here’s my review:

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When my sleek, white KitchenAid food processor arrived at my door, I took one look at it and knew I was going to love this appliance.  It’s sturdy,  and stylish.  And it comes with a number of different blades for chopping, slicing, pureeing, grating…you name it.  And one of the best parts?  It comes with a storage container for all of these attachments.  Now that is thinking…how many of you have food processor attachments spread out around your kitchen?  I know I did…that’s one of the things that annoyed me most about our old processor!  So I was pretty impressed to see that this new KitchenAid model came with a container to store everything needed to use it.  Genius.

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I found this food processor very easy to assemble and use.  After using it several times, it made me realize just how much time I could save during food prep!  Where was this when I made my Dill Scalloped Potatoes?!  I am so impressed with how fast it slices, but I especially love that I can adjust the slicing thickness with a simple lever found on the outside of the appliance, all without having to remove the blade or turn off the food processor.  This was the first time when using a food processor that I could actually have food sliced at the thickness I wanted!

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So to get a really good feel for this food processor I wanted to try slicing really delicate fruits like strawberries and kiwis.  I wanted to see how it handled foods like this that you might not think about putting through a food processor.  And wow was I impressed!  I always thought of food processors as kitchen tools you would mainly use for slicing potatoes and other root vegetables, and never delicate fruits.  Boy was I wrong.  This processor sliced through all my strawberries and kiwis in record time, and at precise widths.  I was pretty amazed.  This got me thinking of all the ways I could use this processor…I could use it to slice fruits & vegetables, make salsas, sauces, doughs, and even desserts.  Best multi-purpose kitchen tool ever.

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I am really enjoying my new food processor, and have used it for several recipes already!  My most favourite recipe thus far is a tart I made…I used my food processor to make the crust, the pastry cream and the fruit topping.  The prep time for this was so quick…I had a tart crust ready in 30 seconds!  Amazing!  Here’s a little teaser of my food processor made tart!

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Stop by this post where I’m sharing the full recipe – it’s too good to miss!

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Giveaway Time!

Soooooo, ready for some fun?  Want to win one of your own?!  KitchenAid is graciously giving away one KitchenAid® 13-cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System, in the colour of your choice (Onyx Black, Contour Silver or White)!

Open to Canada only.  A $299.99 value.

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Have an inspired day!
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Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada provided me with a KitchenAid® 13-cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System for review, at no cost to me.  But like always, the opinions expressed here are my own.  This really is a fantastic food processor!

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105 Comments

  • Reply Christine April 15, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    I’d definitely start by making that fruit tart!! Can’t wait for the recipe!

  • Reply Charlotte Huffman April 15, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    The fruit tart looks good!

  • Reply Denise April 15, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    What a time saver this would be! Love love love to have this fantastic appliance!

  • Reply Lisa Wilson April 15, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    I have been needing a food processor for ages…this would be a great win!

  • Reply kristen visser April 15, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    i have no idea but definitely eying that fruit tart!

  • Reply Nicole @ Scrap Me Baby April 15, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Sweet! The tart looks amazing but I would first make a big batch of Apple salsa…it’s got a TON of prep involved and my last processor died more than a year ago.

  • Reply Alex @ northstory April 15, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Is everything too broad of an answer???

  • Reply Kristen April 15, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    I would make the scalloped potatoes first!

  • Reply Charlene A. April 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    I would make a pizza first – the processor can help mix the dough and slice toppings!

  • Reply Jamie April 15, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Love something that serves many purposes!

  • Reply Sandy April 15, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    That appliance looks amazing! It would replace three seperate appliances I currently use now. I would actually get some counter space back.

  • Reply Sandy April 15, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    I would make some pizza. It would knead the dough and slice all the toppings!

  • Reply ann April 15, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    I would make guacamole.

  • Reply Shauna April 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Some sort of pesto or tapenade!

  • Reply Cynthia April 15, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    I would love one of these for the new Paleo recipes I’ve been trying!

  • Reply Elizabeth April 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I love food processors! I love using them for vegetable soups or stews that need tons of slicing — so much easier than hunching over a cutting board for a half hour!

  • Reply Courtney April 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I would make homemade Lara bars.

  • Reply Natalie April 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    The fruit tart looks amazing! And I would also use it to make baby food.

  • Reply Victoria Ess April 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    I’d make salsa!

  • Reply Suzanne G April 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    I would use it to shred my carrots and cabbage for my great coleslaw recipe which I love but is very tedious to make on my box grater.

  • Reply Angela Mitchell April 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    I actually don’t have a food processor but I’d definitely love to especially to help me make salads such as cucumber salad, coleslaw and fruit salad.

  • Reply Meg April 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    I would try a creamy soup!

  • Reply Sam April 15, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    I’d love to make some pie crusts to stock up my freezer!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist April 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    I would make pie crust too!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist April 15, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Oops– I did not read the fine print! I am in the US, should not have entered.

  • Reply Dana April 15, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    definitely a chopped salad.

  • Reply Kelly D April 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    I would make a spinach pie.

  • Reply Alicia April 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    OOOH fun! That tart looks delicious! Shredding cheese would also be awesome. My kids love to snack on shredded cheese and having to get out the shredder every time is annoying. You could shred up a block of cheese at once and keep it in the fridge!

  • Reply Jennifer April 15, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    You mean after that fruit pie? Scalloped potatoes, with perfectly uniform thin sliced potatoes 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Folk April 15, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Thank you for the chance to win! This would be perfect for all the cookies I am planning on making for the cookie bar at our wedding this summer!

  • Reply Leslie April 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    guacamole!

  • Reply Sue April 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Ummm. that fruit pie looks delicious…but, I’m most likely going to be making salsa.

  • Reply Lisa April 15, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    I could make everything! I have a pintrest board with all these frozen fresh fruit purees… 🙂

  • Reply Jonnie April 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    I would make pizza sauce with tons of veggies

  • Reply Glogirl April 15, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    I would make a cheesecake.

  • Reply Lisa Hicks April 15, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    FRUIT LEATHER or possibly, or these clean eating Lime Cheesecake Squares –> http://www.pinterest.com/pin/198721402282371475/

  • Reply Pat B April 15, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    I’d make some coleslaw.

  • Reply April April 15, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    So many choices, but I would start with a mexican feast with fresh homemade salsa and guacamole!! Yummy!

  • Reply Jessica Edwards April 15, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I would make an oreo cheesecake! I only have a tiny food processor, so it doesn’t work well for recipes like that. This one looks awesome!

  • Reply Taysha April 15, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    I think I’d start by making a few dips – hummus, bacon & chive… all the things that my blender can’t quite manage to do with less liquid.

  • Reply Alanna Staffel April 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Hmmm… I’d probably start with homemade hummus:)

  • Reply seham merzib April 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    hummus

  • Reply Ginny Worden April 15, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    It would be a pie. Since my old food processor died I haven’t made many pies, as making a pie crust in the food processor is so much easier.next would be the flan, yum!

  • Reply Tracy April 15, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    I love using my food processor to make falafel. If I win, I’d give this to my sister, and I’m pretty sure she’d make salmon cakes or cole slaw. first.

    • Reply Tracy April 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      (Oops, just realized this is only open to Canadians. My sister’s husband is Quebecois — you could send it to his mom if I win. 😉 Good luck to all the legitimate entrants.)

  • Reply Carol M (Lushka S) April 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Pesto

  • Reply Ronda April 15, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Coleslaw

  • Reply Francine April 15, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    I’d make pastry for a pie!

  • Reply Kelsey April 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    I’d make pesto!

  • Reply Bette @ Somerset Lane April 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    that fruit tart looks amazing. It would great to use it to make salsa this summer too!

  • Reply Kristina April 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    I have a small food processor of a different brand that I use all the time. I’ve been saying for awhile that I want to upgrade and this one would be fantastic! I would have to try that fruit tart once you share the recipe!

  • Reply Tiffany @ MyDirt April 15, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    The first recipe I would make is a cheesecake! I can never get the crumbs fine enough and the cheesecake filling smooth enough. Problemo solved with this! LOVE KITCHENAID!!!

  • Reply Barb Sisson April 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    I have a cake recipe I have burned out two other devices trying to make…this KitchenAid food processor is what I need to make it!! It looks big enough and I LOVE that it has a holder for all the attachments

  • Reply stacey h April 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    i would make hummus – i’d like to try some variations of it too

  • Reply Alexandra Lewis April 15, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    i would use it to make a buttery pie crust for an apple/pear pie!

  • Reply Margot C April 15, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    I would make a pie crust. I just made one today and it would be s much better not to put my hands on the cold butter hardly at all.

  • Reply Voula Martin April 15, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    I’m incapable of making a decent pie crust by hand so the food processor is my best friend

  • Reply Tina L. April 15, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    I would make scalloped potatoes.

  • Reply Andrea April 15, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    I’ve always wanted one but just never went for one – you’ve got me sold on this though!

  • Reply Brooke April 15, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    I think Guacamole – but I may need to research what all I can do with a food processor. The ideas are limitless!

  • Reply Jann April 15, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    I would make homemade hummus! Haven’t had a food processor in years!

  • Reply suzi April 15, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I would use it to shred a whole shedload of cheese (it is such a better deal to it that way and I don’t have a food processor!)

  • Reply Sheila April 15, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Homemade salsa & probably a pie crust too

  • Reply Sheryl @ Flowery Prose April 15, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    I would make salsa! 🙂

  • Reply TaraO April 15, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I’d make a graham cracker crust for a pie!

  • Reply Jeannie April 15, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    I think the first thing I would make is a carrot cake!

  • Reply Tara April 16, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Soup! I’d make soup!

    (And salsa!)

    Great giveaway, Jo-Anna!

  • Reply Mireya April 16, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Great post! I’d start off making a pie 🙂

  • Reply sarah sar April 16, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    I’d use it to make dips! I’d like to learn how to make hummus and black bean dip. Mmmmmm!

  • Reply Amy Heffernan April 16, 2014 at 5:38 AM

    I would make sweet potato soup first. It is a family favorite here with my kiddies. 😀 Thanks!

  • Reply Deb Fortin April 16, 2014 at 5:45 AM

    I would probably make scalloped potatoes as that’s my family’s favourite dish, then I’d make your wonderful fruit tart.yum
    I live in Ontario.

  • Reply Beth April 16, 2014 at 5:53 AM

    What wouldn’t I make lol I love the look of the tart 🙂

  • Reply Janet T April 16, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    The first recipe I would make would be pie dough for apple pie.

  • Reply Britt @ My Daily Randomness April 16, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    What wouldn’t I make with this food processor!!!? The first thing I would make would be a lovely mushroom blendability lasagna! Having a food processor really makes finely chopping the mushroom quick and easy! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • Reply Bailey Dexter April 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    I would be making gluten free bread! I have seen a few recipes for it done in the food processor. What a time save it would be.

  • Reply Heather Z April 16, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Pie crust would be my first thing.

  • Reply Erika E April 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    I would make cream of potato and broccoli soup.

  • Reply Jennifer Lindblad April 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Would love to win this!!!

    • Reply Jennifer Lindblad April 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      I’d make salsa!

  • Reply Michelle April 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    I would make my Mum’s English tea scones. Food processor would be awesome for making these

  • Reply Anne Taylor April 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    I’d make some kind of pie or tart because I”ve never made pie crust with anything but my hands before!

  • Reply Angie In My 30s April 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    wow what an amazing giveaway – that tart has my name written ALL OVER IT!! I’d love to try making that.

  • Reply Danelle Wettstein April 16, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I’d make a pesto – I can’t have dairy and all the ones in store have cheese!

  • Reply Nicole tidman April 16, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Such a time saver and anything by KitchenAid is the best!! 🙂 love it!

  • Reply kelly April 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    I’d make the beautiful, most scrumptious cheesecake : )

  • Reply Donette Koelzer April 16, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    That fruit tart does look delicious, but I absolutely LOVE the pie crust recipe from America’s Test Kitchen, and I haven’t baked a pie in forever!!

  • Reply Karen April 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    I’d love to make pesto with a new food processor…we usually make huge amounts of it and my FP is too small

  • Reply Russell Porter April 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Curry Squash Soup.

  • Reply Nadine Ursuliak April 16, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Would love to have this food processor for when my mother in law and sister in law and I get together twice a year to make salsa!

  • Reply Brenda Penton April 17, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    I’d use it to make my cauliflower pizza crust.

  • Reply Sarah April 17, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    I’d use it to make salsa – so time consuming by hand.

  • Reply miranda April 17, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    I want to try that tart!

  • Reply Melissa Saenz April 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    I would make the tart! Yum!!!

  • Reply Heather April 17, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Shortbread! I’ve always wanted to try shortbread in a food processor

  • Reply ellen b April 17, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Macaroons, I need a processor to grind the almonds so have never attempted this fancy treat

  • Reply SamiJoe April 17, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Wow- I never realized it did so much! What an awesome product!

  • Reply Patricia Wojnar Crowley April 17, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I would make fresh salsa!

  • Reply Katie April 17, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    I need a food processor so bad! This one looks amazing!! I would definitely make this banana cream pie recipe I have that NEEDS a food processor.

  • Reply Heidi Pawluk April 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    That fruit tart looks so delicious and so eay to assemble…a great dessert at any party…

  • Reply barbara n April 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    I would love to make a Ricotta Cheesecake

  • Reply Melissa April 18, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    My old food processor is a little finicky so this would be a great addition to the house!

  • Reply Kirsten G. April 19, 2014 at 5:28 AM

    I would make Guacammous. It is guacamole and hummus together! Check out You Pinspire Me (http://youpinspireme.ca/meatless-monday-guacammous/) for the recipe.

  • Reply Sunshine G April 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Hummus – lots and lots of it!

  • Reply MissT April 20, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Scalloped potatoes

  • Reply Samantha April 21, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    I’d love to put this to the test with home made almond butter.

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