Earlier this week we had the chance to get some hands-on experience with the new KitchenAid Artisan Cook Processor, with Lorraine from KitchenAid popping in to give a demonstration of this new products capabilities.
She also introduced us to the special recipe app that KitchenAid have released – available on both the Apple store and Google Play store – specifically for the Artisan Cook Processor. This app contains a wide range of 116 recipes, with more being added all the time. Edd Kimber (aka ‘The Boy Who Bakes’), winner of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2010, has worked on quite a few of these recipes and they’re all specifically written for the Artisan Cook Processor. The app is really nicely designed, the recipes are filterable and easy to navigate. Lorraine used the steam vegetables with soy sauce recipe. This allowed her to demonstrate a few of the Cook Processor’s many functions. It also allowed us to manually set the time and temperature on the Cook Processor, while also making use of the programmed settings. All these settings are really simple to set – a quick click of a button and a spin of the dial (which was quite fun to use). The preset programmes are accessed through the six buttons on the front of the Cook Processor – boil, fry, stew, steam, puree, dough.
The recipe from the app was clearly and simply written, even I could follow the instructions! The cook processor chopped and steamed and around 20 minutes later, boom, our steamed vegetables were done. And it was good. The veg was steamed just right and the sauce was delicious.
I was pleasantly surprised by how easy both the cook processor and the app were to use together (I can’t lie I was a bit intimidated by the cook processor to begin with – it looks pretty serious). And it comes with all the accessories you’ll need to get through the recipes – 4.5L stainless steel cooking pot with hinged lid, measuring cup, Multiblade, mini bowl and mini multiblade, upper and lower steamer baskets with lid, dough blade, egg whip & StirAssist. All this and all contructed to KitchenAid’s high quality
The die cast metal construction is built to last – and the Artisan Cook Processor comes in a choice of six classic KitchenAid colours – almond cream, medallion silver, empire red, onyx black, candy apple, and frosted pearl – so it’ll match the rest of the KitchenAid appliances range perfectly.
Keep an eye on KitchenAid for the rest of 2015, with their Artisan Sparkling Beverage Maker powered by SodaStream set to be released soon. And look out for our next blog post about the KitchenAid Magnetic Drive Blender.