WHO/WHAT IS MAGIMIX by ROBO-COUPE?? - From their website - "In the early 1960's, Robot-Coupe was born in Burgundy – a region of France famous for gastronomy. Robot-Coupe's original idea was to create a single machine that could perform a variety of tasks for professional chefs (such as chopping, grinding, kneading, shredding…) – tasks that previously required hand work or separate appliances. For more than 40 years, Robot-Coupe has been the undisputed world leader in commercial Food Processors and has continuously developed and refined its product line both in terms of functions and sizes. Today, Robot-Coupe products are found in leading restaurants and hotels all around the world. Based on the technical breakthroughs and professional standards achieved by Robot-Coupe, Magimix was founded to develop domestic versions of Robot-Coupe Food Processors. Since 1971, Magimix has manufactured the Food Processor that was once acclaimed by The New York Times as : "the culinary revolution of the 20th century.
After all of my years in the restaurant industry, I was very familiar with the name Robot-Coupe. I'm not sure I have ever worked in a restaurant that was not equipped with a Robot-Coupe product. I can also tell you first hand how detrimental the loss of one can be to restaurant operations in the back kitchen. From a management standpoint, I can also tell you how much their machines can cut labor costs. At any rate, I am rambling as I typically do... Needless to say, I was overjoyed at the opportunity to try out one of the processors from their domestic line.
This beautiful piece of equipment is the MagiMix 3200XL Compact 12-Cup Food Processor in polished chrome.
• Produced in France by the company who developed the world's first food processor
• Ultra quiet 650-watt commercial-grade induction motor automatically adjusts the power for the task needed
• The "smart motor" is a commercial-grade induction motor backed by a 30-year warranty
• Compact and versatile for everyday, the 3200XL is ideal for small families, small kitchens, and occasional cooks
• Simple three button operation: Stop, Auto and Pulse
• Three dishwasher-safe and shatter-proof Lexan bowls -- 6-cup, 10-cup and 12-cup
• 2 stainless-steel Sabatier blades, one for mini bowl, and one for main bowl
• 4 slicing and shredding discs to use with the midi bowl or the main bowl
• Extra-large feed tube eliminates need to precut most ingredients
• Small pusher features measurement marks up to 10 oz.
• BlenderMix accessory attachment improves the blender function
• Includes versatile dough blade, citrus press, slicing/grating discs, whisk and spatula
• All accessories are top-rack dishwasher-safe; hand washing is recommended
• 30-year warranty on motor, 3 years on parts
It also includes a handy accessory storage box. It comes with:
• BlenderMix attachment
• Sabatier stainless-steel mini and main blades
• 2 mm and 4 mm shedding disc
• 2 mm and 4 mm slicing discs
• citrus press
• dough blade
• egg whisk
• flexible spatula
It is pretty great to have an accessory case to store everything in. How many of you have a random drawer of attachments to different machines that you have to rifle through every time you want to make something? Yeah, I thought so. I used to also.
Perhaps one of my favorite features about this machine is the ability to slice things in perfectly even slices in a matter of seconds. Using the midi bowl and the one of the slicing discs, I am able to slice a slice sweet potato lightning fast. The 3200XL comes with a 2mm and 4mm slicing blades. The extra large feed tube makes it so that you do not even need to pre-cut some of the larger items you wish to slice.
I also love that it comes with 3 bowls. The 6 cup mini bowl is great for mincing garlic or fresh herbs, crushing nuts, pureeing small batches, etc. In these photos, I used it to make "Almond Joy Fruit and Nut Bars". It may not seem like a bog deal, BUT, let me just tell you that I burned the motor out of my mini Cuisinart grinding almonds and dates to make these bars. That was even after chopping the dates. The almonds are so hard, and the dates are so sticky that it can be really hard on the blades. This recipe proved no match for the blades and motor of the 3200XL
You can find the recipe - HERE
Using the 12 Cup bowl and the large blade, it can turn large florets of cauliflower into cauliflower "rice" in a matter of seconds. A lot of times I use my cheese grater for making cauli "rice". This is cleaner, faster, and I don't leave any of my knuckles or fingertips on the blade.
Speaking of cheese graters, did I mention that the 3200XL grates cheese also?? Using the 10 cup midi bowl and the grater attachment, you can grate cheese in the blink of an eye. Am I starting to sound like an infomercial yet?
All three bowls are great for making dips and sauces of any size. This is yet another reason having all three bowls is a great option. Not to mention that you can make several different things without having to stop and wash a bowl. Here I was working on a new paleo hummus recipe. I am not ready to share it just quite yet, so you will have to settle for this Caramelized Onion Hummus recipe! :)
I've already shown you several things you can do with the Magimix 3200XL but I haven't even begun to scratch the surface with all that it can do. It also makes dough, juices, whisks eggs, blends, emulsifies... You name it, it probably does it. Just look at all of the gadgets and machines it can replace in your kitchen.
NOW, for a new recipe!!!
ROASTED SWEET POTATO CAULIFLOWER PUREE
Roasting these vegetables instead of steaming them before pureeing them creates a taste out of this world.
1 Large Head Cauliflower – Cut into small florets
2 Medium Sweet Potatoes – Thinly sliced
1 Medium Onion – Sliced
4 Cloves Garlic - Minced
½ Cup Chicken Stock
½ Cup Sour Cream
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese - Shredded
Sea Salt and black Pepper
(2 Tbs. Peace and Love)
Preheat oven to 400°
Mix cauliflower, sweet potatoes, onion and garlic, toss with olive oil and sprinkle liberally with sea salt and a pinch of black pepper. Line in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet for 45 minutes. Toss half way through.
Add roasted vegetables to food processor and give a few quick pulses. Add chicken stock, sour cream and Parmesan cheese and pulse until mixture is pureed but still thick.
Optional garnish – Green Onions
Prep Time – 20 Minutes
Cook Time – 45 Minutes
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