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The Super noisy performer
19 December, 2013
Previously I owned Bajaj Food Processor. After 5 to 6 years of faithful service, she turned sluggish. So I had to let her rest.
This time round, I wanted a processor which could handle heavy duty grinding.It had to grind the dosa batter and also all my dry masala powders without complaining. After much research on the internet(very few reviews for this product), I decided the 750 watts powerful motor was exactly what I wanted. It boasted of a very silent motor too. So I went for it.
Now for the experience part.I will not give technical details as it is easily available online. I will just comment on how as a user I found the performance of the product.
1) Noise- Please do not buy this if you have babies or invalids at home. It has the nosiest motor I have come across. In comparison, vacuum cleaner's sound will feel like music to your ears. Who ever tested and certified it as the silent motor must have had hearing problem.
2) It has 3 jars for grinding, juicer jar and a processor bowl. If you see the picture, you can observe that it has Intelli Arm to lock the jars in place. It has a button which helps to lock or move the arm. So, you kept the jar, moved it to the arrow shown in the processor to lock the jar securely, you placed the arm on the lid and turned the knob to admire the super silent motor working its magic. What happens? The intelli timer is still showing 00.-- and it is supposed to show 00.00 to make it work. One of the reviews I had previously read comes back to me. I put a slight pressure on the arm and it again made a slight clicking sound and now all the 4 zeros are there and you can run it manually or enter the required running time for automatic running.
3) Please keep the grinding in your chutney jar to a minimum. I just had it little above half the jar and the lid slipped from the arm and the red chutney sprayed up everywhere in the kitchen. Lock or no lock, the lid can still come off. So, I always have one hand resting on my chutney jar. Always!
4) Checking for consistency is another problem. We all know that we have to regularly check for the ground masala paste consistency frequently during the grinding process. Sometimes, we need it as a fine paste and sometimes a little coarse. Each time, you need to unlock the arm, turn it around, open the lid, check the paste, scrape down the coarse masalas sticking to the lid and again press it on the jar( quite a task with wet grinding jar), check the timer, lean on the arm to click if not ready and proceed. If you are in a hurry, you would rather not grind at all.
5) Dry grinding is quite fast and the result is quite satisfactory.
6) Wet grinding jar is a bit difficult to handle. The ground paste comes out ok, but it will be a bit hot. So, use the paste immediately for cooking.
7)All the parts are very sturdy. I once dropped the jar accidentally with liquid in it and I did not even find a crack in the jar's arm.
8)The processor does the job well. I still found that it took a very long time to make butter or mayo. It took the same amount of time my bajaj processor took. The bowl is small in comparison too.
9) It kind of smells while you grind in the beginning. I was a bit afraid that it would burn ,so I would stand far from it and observe it anxiously. Few days later it stopped smelling.
10) Cleaning the lid by removing the rubber ring is difficult.
It is pricey, noisy and quite average in performance. Go for it if you are brand conscious and want sturdiness in your kitchen appliance.
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