Written on: 15/03/2008 by mivona (3 reviews written)
Durable, good range of attachments
More prone to moving during use than my old Magimix, and bowl seems less robust. Bowl becomes cloudy with dishwasher cleaning.
Yes, the Magimix 5200 is expensive, but if you use a food processor regularly, it is worth every penny. My last Magimix lasted for 15 years, with almost daily usage. It made bread, chopped vegetables, mixed cakes. I was given another make of food processor when my Magimix died and it lasted barely a year, so I got the new Magimix 5200. It does everything I need it to do, but it seems to have a more difficult time with dough than I experienced with my old Magimix. The base, though heavy, doesn't seem able to stay in place. The hard fruit juicer is new to me, and it is a hassle to clean. The citrus juicer works very well, but you have to pay attention, or you can end up with orange rind flung against the wall. The graters and slicers work very well, as do the blades. I would like an attachment to funnel flour, sugar, etc into the top, as it is difficult to pour such things into it while in use - but that is an issue for most food processors.
It is very handy having three bowls to use, but the smaller bowls must be fitted inside the largest one to use - and that's not much use if it is full of something else! They are perfect for smaller quantities of things though.
Overall, I think Magimix flood processors are brilliant, robust little workhorses in the kitchen.
As rated by real users