Kenwood Compact FP120 Food Processor – : I like this blender but I don’t love it

Great machine perfect size for smaller family, does everything i need from a food processor, has good suction feet, would recomend, also great price.

Bought this as a gift for my girlfriend, she said it works well however it is really too small to make pretty much of anything. Also the product we received the lid turns itself open every time it is powered on unless you hold it which makes it automatically stop working.

This is the greates value item i think i have ever bought, it was down as a used item but i couldnt find a flaw other than the box had been opened before.

This was a lot smaller than i expected but despite that i love it. I don’t do a lot of baking so it suits my needs but i’m not sure if it would be big enough if you were using it daily. It seems very powerful and is really easy to use and clean. As others have said, the lid doesn’t lock (although it shoul) so i have to hold it in place to keep the power running but as i don’t use it that much, it wasn’t worth the hassle of sending it back.

Bought this as an electric hand mixer replacement as just kept killing the hand whisks within a few months (if not weeks). It’s very compact and lives in the space left by the hand mixer and i love that it has a lid to keep stuff from flying everywhere. However, as i discovered, it really is small quantities only (don’t double the pancake mix), so one small cake/cupcakes, one small batch of icing etc. Great for making crumbles etc though and it does mix the right quantities very well.

This is a very handy and compact food processor and i chose this one in particular as others looked bulky. This is my first food processor so i wasn’t sure what to expect. I was disappointed with the results when chopping vegetables. Onions turn to mush, even on the pulse setting and if you don’t blend for long enough, you end up with big bits of onion. I tried peppers last night and they were the same. However, i have made my own hummus, pesto and protein snacks (using nuts etc) and it’s brilliant. It’s blends everything very finely and i will use it for this purpose. It’s a real shame it’s not good for chopping vegetables.

It’s a normal blender but with a couple twists. There is a disc you insert if you have a small volume inside it to keep the ingredients down close to the blades. There are also rubber suction pads on the feet to prevent it walking along your countertop. Both are nice twists on a conventional design. I have to say that i find this blender to send a lot of the ingredients to the sides which then get stuck and not blended. As a result you have to frequently open it up and push the ingredients back down.

Great little processor ideal for one or two people but actually handles up to 8oz pastry. Small enough to slip into a cupboard in the kitchen unlike my old full size kenwood so encourages me to get it out and cook more. Slices and grates adequately. Does everything i bought it for.

  • I like this blender but I don’t love it
  • Good machine for the money
  • Great little compact processor

Kenwood Compact FP120 Food Processor – White

Product Description, The Kenwood HM220 hand mixer is designed to handle a variety of kitchen tasks such as beating eggs, mixing cakes and whipping cream. Compact and durable, this model offers three dedicated speeds for folding, mixing and whisking. To assist with user control and comfort, the HM220 has a comfort-fit moulded handle and wrap-around cable storage with a useful cable grip, whilst the speed control is thumb operated. As with all Kenwood hand mixers, this model features a beater interlock system for added safety and high-quality stainless steel beaters for durability and strength.

Box Contains,

  • 1 x FP120 Food Processor
  • 1 x Stainless steel chopping blade
  • 1 x Coarse shredder plate
  • 1 x Whisk tool
  • 1 x Maxi blend canopy
  • 1 x Instruction manual
  • 1 x Registration card
  • 1 x UK plug

  • From the manufacturer

    Kenwood 1.4-Litre 400-Watt Compact Food Processor

    The Kenwood compact food processor is ideal for those who only process small quantities, or who have limited worktop/storage space. With a single speed and pulse function, this is a simple-to-use model and is ideal for first-time users. It offers the versatility of a standard food processor, with 13 different functions, but takes up less space. It features a full safety interlock and a maxi blend canopy, which increases capacity by 30%, even in smaller processor bowls. It has an 800 g capacity for cakes and 800 ml for liquids, using the maxi blend canopy.

    Speed Control

    The food processor’s powerful 400W motor provides continuous speed, giving you a quick and easy way to prepare your food with precise and consistent results every time. As well as the powerful motor, this food processor has one speed plus a pulse function, which helps you conquer those stubborn ingredients.

    Bowl Capacity

    With a 1.4 L bowl capacity, the Kenwood food processor lets you process plenty of ingredients so that you can produce a variety of delicious dishes with ease. The generous capacity bowl is also ideal for when you are preparing meals for friends and family and those everyday food preparation tasks.

    Safety and Convenience

    The Kenwood food processor not only is functional but also takes safety into consideration. The non-slip feet and safety-lock feature ensure it is safe and easy to use in the kitchen as well as being completely dishwasher safe for simple cleaning.


    The Kenwood food processor comes with a range of tools including a knife blade, aerating beater and max capacity disc to tackle all your kitchen tasks.

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    Works well, looks neat, doesnt take up too much room on kitchen top.

    I have an expensive kenwood mixer, obviously this is not an expensive product and it shows, very light weight, not many settings, small capacity, having said that it’s still well worth the money, does what i wanted it for. The attachments for expensive kenwood cost more than this machine.

    Bought to replace my ancient moulinex, this is more than up to the job. Despite being “compact” (ie small) it manages big tasks well.

    Nice bit of kit, i am just starting to experiment in the kitchen and this does a lot of what the more expensive models do, at a lot less cost.

    • I like this blender but I don’t love it
    • Good machine for the money
    • Great little compact processor

    Kenwood Compact FP120 Food Processor – White

    Features and Spesification

    • The interlock can be found on the bowl itself and the the processor will not activate unless engaged properly
    • Wattage: 400W & Weight: 2.17kg; Cord storage & Dishwasher safe parts
    • 1 speed plus a pulse action. Allowing you to control your blending speeds and achieve the perfect texture
    • 1.4 litre capacity making it ideal for preparing large meals
    • The stainless steel knife blade is made from non-degradable stainless steel so it will not rust or go blunt. it can be used for coarse or fine chopping,pureesing, coarse blending and processing cake mixtures
    • Body & Bowl material: Plastic; Size (cm): 27.5L x 15W x 17.5H
    • Working bowl dry capacity: 0.8kg & Working bowl liquid capacity: 0.8L