What Do Buyers Really Think Of The Magimix 3200 Food Processor’s Unusual, Compact Design?
With its talk of “superior build quality” and a range of useful accessories, the Magimix 3200 Food Processor does sound like a interesting prospect for buyers that want a reliable, all-in-one kitchen machine.
Features include the 650W motor, a series of different blades, cutting tools, beaters and whisks, and three bowls with different purposes rather than one, single container.
There appears to be a lot on offer in this one, compact machine but how well do all of these different components work together and are buyers satisfied with their purchase.
Some Noted Features of the Magimix 3200 Food Processor
- Quiet induction motor
- 3 work bowls
- On/off one touch pulse buttons
- Stainless steel sabatier blades
- Blendermix attachment
What benefits have buyers enjoyed when using this Magimix Food Processor?
The fact that there are three bowls rather than one is a great starting point for the positive section of this review. This concept is well-received, for the most part, with users seeming to appreciate the differences between the large bowl, Midi bowl and Mini bowl.
The former being for larger quantities and heavy consistencies and the later being for smaller finer produce – and the construction of the solid, polycarbonate.
As the specification shows, the bowls are just the start with the accessories and parts and buyers also compliment the sharpness of the Sabatier Stainless Steel blades, the way that the blender can mix soups and sauces to a very fine consistency and the versatility of the egg whisk.
These attachments and bowls seem to offer a decent performance, although it must be noted that nobody is really singing their praises from the rooftops, and a lot of the success of machine comes down to power and electronics behind them.
Many users feel that the Magimix Food Processor is pretty easy to use and this is helped by the simplicity of the three speed settings – on, off and pulse. When the product is on it maintains the same speed for all tasks so buyers do not have to worry about making manual adaptations when switching between apparatus.
If they feel the processor should be faster and they need a quick burst to chop or mix something large or stubborn, the pulse button is within easy reach.
What downsides does this Magimix 3200 Food Processor have?
Continuing with the focus on the different accessories on the benefits of the bowls, it seems that they are not perfectly designed after all because it can be tricky trying to fit them all together and the design of the bowls and grater have annoyed some users.
The use of a very small mini bowl within the larger one means that food has a habit of escaping from one to the other – something that could perhaps be fixed by adding some form of splash guard – and some buyers did not realise that the 2mm Grating/Slicing disc was reversible until long into their first attempt.
This confusion could have been avoided with better instructions; there is a cookbook present but the information is a little vague.
With these irritations to one side, the biggest drawback with this machine has to be the capacity because it offers a bit of a dilemma.
This 3200 model is designed to be compact enough to be easily stored or kept out on the counter if desired, which is great for many modern home-owners and makes the extra cost of the silver version a little more worthwhile, but this means the capacity of the largest bowl is only 2.6L so it is difficult to make large quantities or batches of food.
Summary: the Magimix 3200 clearly has its limitations, so who is is best recommended for?
As the positive feedback shows, there are lots of customers giving great ratings but none of them are singling out any one feature and there is also one important issue that is a deal breaker for this model.
Reviewers give the sense that this product is decent enough but not amazing, so it is perhaps not great for those looking for high-tech gadgetry, and there was also a suggestion that this 3200 is a food mixer for couples while the similar 4200 is for families because of the quantity issues.
If high-end gadgets and the ability to make large batches are top priorities then it is probably best to look elsewhere; however, this Magimix processor is still a solid, everyday kitchen machine that can do everything adequately rather than a few things exceptionally, which will be more than enough for many buyers.