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:


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.


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!


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.


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!


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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Good luck!

Have an inspired day!

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!


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

  2. The fruit tart looks good!

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

  4. Lisa Wilson says:

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

  5. kristen visser says:

    i have no idea but definitely eying that fruit tart!

  6. 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.

  7. Is everything too broad of an answer???

  8. I would make the scalloped potatoes first!

  9. Charlene A. says:

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

  10. Love something that serves many purposes!

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

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

  13. I would make guacamole.

  14. Some sort of pesto or tapenade!

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

  16. 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!

  17. Courtney says:

    I would make homemade Lara bars.

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

  19. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d make salsa!

  20. Suzanne G says:

    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.

  21. Angela Mitchell says:

    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.

  22. I would try a creamy soup!

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

  24. I would make pie crust too!

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

  26. definitely a chopped salad.

  27. I would make a spinach pie.

  28. 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!

  29. You mean after that fruit pie? Scalloped potatoes, with perfectly uniform thin sliced potatoes :)

  30. 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!

  31. guacamole!

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

  33. I could make everything! I have a pintrest board with all these frozen fresh fruit purees… :)

  34. I would make pizza sauce with tons of veggies

  35. I would make a cheesecake.

  36. FRUIT LEATHER or possibly, or these clean eating Lime Cheesecake Squares –>

  37. I’d make some coleslaw.

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

  39. 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!

  40. 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.

  41. Alanna Staffel says:

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

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  43. Ginny Worden says:

    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 would be the flan, yum!

  44. 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.

    • (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.)

  45. Carol M (Lushka S) says:


  46. Coleslaw

  47. Francine says:

    I’d make pastry for a pie!

  48. I’d make pesto!

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

  50. 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!

  51. Tiffany @ MyDirt says:

    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!!!

  52. Barb Sisson says:

    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

  53. stacey h says:

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

  54. Alexandra Lewis says:

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

  55. Margot C says:

    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.

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

  57. I would make scalloped potatoes.

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

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

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

  61. 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!)

  62. Homemade salsa & probably a pie crust too

  63. I would make salsa! :)

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

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

  66. Soup! I’d make soup!

    (And salsa!)

    Great giveaway, Jo-Anna!

  67. Great post! I’d start off making a pie :)

  68. sarah sar says:

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

  69. Amy Heffernan says:

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

  70. Deb Fortin says:

    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.

  71. What wouldn’t I make lol I love the look of the tart :)

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

  73. 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!

  74. Bailey Dexter says:

    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.

  75. Heather Z says:

    Pie crust would be my first thing.

  76. I would make cream of potato and broccoli soup.

  77. Jennifer Lindblad says:

    Would love to win this!!!

  78. Michelle says:

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

  79. Anne Taylor says:

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

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

  81. Danelle Wettstein says:

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

  82. Nicole tidman says:

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

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

  84. Donette Koelzer says:

    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!!

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

  86. Russell Porter says:

    Curry Squash Soup.

  87. Nadine Ursuliak says:

    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!

  88. Brenda Penton says:

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

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

  90. I want to try that tart!

  91. Melissa Saenz says:

    I would make the tart! Yum!!!

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

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

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

  95. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I would make fresh salsa!

  96. 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.

  97. Heidi Pawluk says:

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

  98. barbara n says:

    I would love to make a Ricotta Cheesecake

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

  100. Kirsten G. says:

    I would make Guacammous. It is guacamole and hummus together! Check out You Pinspire Me ( for the recipe.

  101. Sunshine G says:

    Hummus – lots and lots of it!

  102. Scalloped potatoes

  103. Samantha says:

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

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