56458 B5 FP540 English only
FP540 series
Read all instructions.
The blades and discs are very sharp, handle
with care. Always hold the knife blade
by the finger grip
at the top, away from the cutting
edge, both when handling and
Always remove the knife blade before pouring contents from the
Keep hands and utensils out of the processor bowl and liquidiser
jug whilst connected to the power supply.
Switch off and unplug:
● before fitting or removing parts
● after use
● before cleaning
Never use your fingers to push food down the feed tube. Always
use the pusher/s supplied.
Before removing the lid from the bowl or liquidiser/mill from the
power unit:● switch off;
● wait until the attachment/blades have completely stopped;
● Be careful not to unscrew the liquidiser jug or mill from the
blade unit.
Allow all liquids to cool to room temperature before placing them
in the liquidiser.
Only operate the liquidiser with the lid in place.
This machine will be damaged and may cause injury
if the interlock mechanism is subjected to excessive
Do not use the lid to operate the processor, always use the
on/off speed control.
This machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm
persons without supervision.
Never use an unauthorised attachment.
Don’t let children play with this machine.
Never leave the machine on unattended.
Never use a damaged machine. Get it checked or repaired: see
Never let the power unit, cord or plug get wet.
Don’t let excess cord hang over the edge of a table or worktop
or touch hot surfaces.
Never misuse your food processor and only use it for its
intended domestic use.
If a non-rewireable plug is cut off it must be DESTROYED
IMMEDIATELY. An electric shock hazard may arise if an
unwanted non-rewireable plug is inadvertently inserted into a
13A socket outlet.
This appliance complies with European Economic Community
Directive 89/336/EEC.
before using for the first time
1 Remove all packaging including the plastic blade covers from the
knife blade. Take care the blades are very sharp. These
covers should be discarded as they are to protect the blade
during manufacture and transit only.
2 Wash the parts see ‘cleaning’
feed tube
detachable drive shaft
safety interlock
cord storage (at back)
power unit
speed/pulse control
liquidiser outlet/interlock
liquidiser outlet cover/safety interlock
blade unit
sealing ring
filler cap
additional attachments
Not all of these attachments listed below will be included with
your food processor. Please refer to your content list supplied. To
buy an attachment not included in your pack, contact the dealer
from whom you purchased your appliance.
before plugging in
Make sure your electricity supply is the same as the one shown
on the underside of your machine.
Important – UK only
The wires in the cord are coloured as follows:
Blue = Neutral, Brown = Live.
The appliance must be protected by a 3A approved (BS1362)
For non-rewireable plugs the fuse cover MUST be refitted when
replacing the fuse. If the fuse cover is lost then the plug must not
be used until a replacement can be obtained. The correct fuse
cover is identified by colour and a replacement may be obtained
from your Kenwood Authorised Repairer (see Service).
knife blade
dough tool
twin beater geared whisk
maxi-blend canopy
thick slicing/coarse shredding disc
thin slicing/fine shredding disc
fine (Julienne style) chipper disc
rasping disc
geared citrus press
centrifugal juicer
KENSTORE™ attachments carousel
recipe book
5 Turn the lid in a clockwise direction to lock onto the jug.
6 Remove the liquidiser outlet cover by turning in an anti-clockwise
7 Place the liquidiser onto the liquidiser outlet and turn to lock .
● The liquidiser attachment will work only with the
processor bowl and lid in position.
● When using the liquidiser outlet we recommend that
there are no tools in the bowl.
8 Select a speed or use the pulse control.
to use your food processor
When using the food processor bowl, the liquidiser
outlet cover must be fitted and locked in position or
the processor will not work. Ensure the ▼ on the
outlet cover lines up with the ▲ on the power unit.
Fit the bowl. Place the handle towards the back, lower and turn
clockwise until it locks .
Then fit the detachable shaft over the power unit fixed shaft.
Fit an attachment over the drive shaft.
Always fit the bowl and attachment onto the machine before
adding ingredients.
Fit the lid onto the bowl - turn clockwise until the arrow on the
lid aligns with the line on the outlet cover.
Switch on and select a speed.
The processor won’t work if the lid or outlet cover
are fitted incorrectly.
Use the pulse (P) for short bursts. The pulse will operate for as
long as the lever is held in position.
Reverse the above procedure to remove the lid, attachments and
Always switch off before removing the lid.
Your processor is not suitable for crushing or grinding coffee
beans, or converting granulated sugar to caster sugar.
When adding almond essence or flavouring to mixtures avoid
contact with the plastic as this may result in permanent marking.
to use your liquidiser
1 Fit the sealing ring into the blade unit - ensuring the seal is
located correctly. Leaking will occur if the seal is
damaged or not fitted correctly.
2 Screw the jug onto the blade unit.
3 Put your ingredients into the jug.
4 Put the filler cap in the lid, then turn.
When making mayonnaise, put all the ingredients, except the oil
into the liquidiser. Then with the machine running, pour the oil into
the filler cap and let it run through.
Thick mixtures, eg pates and dips, may need scraping down. If
it’s difficult to process, add more liquid.
When crushing ice, add 15mls (1tbsp) water to 6 ice cubes. Use
the pulse control.
Allow all liquids to cool to room temperature before placing them
in the liquidiser.
Only operate the liquidiser with the lid in place.
To ensure the long life of your liquidiser, never run it for longer
than 60 seconds. Switch off as soon as you’ve got the right
Don’t process spices - they may damage the plastic.
The machine won’t work if the liquidiser is fitted incorrectly.
Don’t put dry ingredients into the liquidiser before switching on. If
necessary, cut them into pieces; remove the filler cap; then with
the machine running, drop them through one by one.
Don’t use the liquidiser as a storage container. Keep it empty
before and after use.
Never blend more than 11⁄2 litres (2pts 12floz) - less for frothy
liquids like milkshakes.
choosing a speed for all functions
knife blade
One stage cake mix
Rubbing fat into flour
Adding water to combine pastry ingredients
Soups and milkshakes
Start at low speed and increase to maximum
egg whites
egg & sugar for fatless sponges
yeasted mixes
Firm food items such as carrots,
hard cheeses
Softer items such as cucumbers,
Parmesan cheese, Potato for
German potato dumplings
Citrus fruits
All processing
All processing
Fruit and vegetables
1.5Kg/3lb 5oz total weight
340g/12oz flour weight
600g/1lb 6oz meat
1.5 litres/2pts 12fl.oz
6 egg whites
knife blade with
maxi-blend canopy
dough tool
discs - slicing/
rasping disc
citrus press
centrifugal juicer
500g/1lb 2oz flour weight
1.5 litres/2pts 12fl.oz
using the attachments
see chart above for speed of each attachment.
knife blade/ dough
The knife blade is the most versatile of all
the attachments. The length of the
processing time will determine the
texture achieved. For coarser textures
use the pulse control.
Use the knife blade for cake and pastry
making, chopping raw and cooked meat,
vegetables, nuts, pate, dips, pureeing
soups and to also make crumbs from
biscuits and bread. It can also be used
for yeasted dough mixes if the dough
tool is not supplied.
20 maxi-blend canopy
When blending liquids, use the maxiblend canopy with the knife blade. It
allows you to increase the liquid
processing capacity from 1 litre to 1.5
litres, prevents leaking and improves the
chopping performance of the blade.
knife blade
Cut food such as meat, bread, vegetables into cubes
approximately 2cm/3/4in before processing.
Biscuits should be broken into pieces and added down the feed
tube whilst the machine is running.
When making pastry use fat straight from the fridge cut into
Take care not to over-process.
dough tool
Place the dry ingredients in the bowl and add the liquid down the
feed tube whilst the machine is running. Process until a smooth
elastic ball of dough is formed this will take 60 - 90 secs.
Re-knead by hand only. Re-kneading in the bowl is not
recommended as it may cause the processor to become
slicing/shredding discs
reversible slicing/shredding discs
21 thin 22
- thick ,
Use the shredding side for cheese,
carrots, potatoes and foods of a similar
Use the slicing side for cheese, carrots,
potatoes, cabbage, cucumber, courgette,
beetroot and onions.
fine (Julienne style) chipper disc
Use to cut: potatoes for Julienne style
French fries; firm ingredients for salads,
garnishes, casseroles and stir fries (eg
carrot, swede, courgette, cucumber).
twin beater geared whisk
Use for light mixtures only eg egg whites, cream, evaporated milk and for whisking
eggs and sugar for fatless sponges.
Heavier mixtures such as fat and flour will
damage it.
rasping disc Grates Parmesan cheese and potatoes
for German potato dumplings.
using the whisk
1 Fit the drive shaft and bowl onto the
power unit.
2 Push each beater securely into the drive
3 Fit the whisk by carefully turning until it
drops over the drive shaft.
4 Add the ingredients.
5 Fit the lid - ensuring the end of the shaft locates into the centre
of the lid.
6 Switch on.
1 Fit the drive shaft and bowl onto the
power unit.
2 Fit the knife blade.
3 Add ingredients to be processed.
4 Fit the canopy over the top of the blade
ensuring it sits
c . Do not
on the ledge inside the bowl push down on the canopy, hold by the centre grip.
5 Fit the lid and switch on.
Use the dough tool for yeasted mixes.
Best results are obtained when the eggs are at room
Ensure the bowl and whisks are clean and free from grease
before whisking.
The whisk is not suitable for making one-stage cakes
or creaming fat and sugar as these mixes will
damage it. Always use the knife blade for cake
Never remove the lid until the cutting disc has
completely stopped.
Handle the cutting discs with care - they are
extremely sharp
to use the cutting discs
to use the citrus press
1 Fit the drive shaft and bowl onto the
power unit.
2 Holding by the centre grip d , place the
disc onto the drive shaft with the
e .
appropriate side uppermost 3 Fit the lid.
4 Choose which size feed tube you want
to use. The pusher contains a smaller
feed tube for processing individual
items or thin ingredients.
To use the small feed tube - first put
the large pusher inside the feed tube.
To use the large feed tube - use both
pushers together.
5 Put the food in the feed tube.
6 Switch on and push down evenly with the pusher - never put
your fingers in the feed tube.
1 Fit the drive shaft and bowl onto the power unit.
2 Add the sieve and turn clockwise until the interlock fin on the
sieve aligns with the line on the outlet cover h.
3 Place the cone over the drive shaft turning until it drops all the
way down 4 Cut the fruit in half. Then switch on and press the fruit onto the
● The citrus press will not operate if the sieve is not
locked correctly.
Use fresh ingredients
Don’t cut food too small. Fill the width of the large feed tube
fairly full. This prevents the food from slipping sideways during
processing. Alternatively use the small feed tube.
When using the chipper disc, place ingredients horizontally.
When slicing or shredding: food placed upright f comes out
shorter than food placed horizontally There will always be a small amount of waste on the plate or in
the bowl after processing.
26 mill
blade unit
sealing ring
sprinkler lid
Use the mill for milling herbs, nuts and coffee
Never fit the blade unit to your machine without
the jar fitted.
Never unscrew the jar while the multi-mill is
fitted to your machine.
Don’t touch the sharp blades. Keep the blade
unit away from children.
Never remove the multi-mill until the blades have
completely stopped.
To ensure long life of your mill, never run for longer than 30
seconds. Switch off as soon as you’ve got the right consistency.
Don’t process spices - they may damage the plastic.
The machine won’t work if the mill is fitted incorrectly.
Use for dry ingredients only.
to use your mill
25 citrus press
Use the citrus press to
squeeze the juice from citrus
fruits (eg oranges, lemons,
limes and grapefruits).
1 Put your ingredients into the jar. Fill it
no more than half full.
2 Fit the sealing ring into the blade unit.
3 Turn the blade unit upside down.
Lower it into the jar, blades down.
4 Screw the blade unit onto the jar until
it is finger tight.
5 Remove the liquidiser outlet cover by
turning in an anti clockwise direction.
6 Place the mill on the liquidiser outlet
and turn to lock in a clockwise
direction .
7 Switch on to maximum speed or use the pulse control.
8 After milling, you can replace the blade unit with the sprinkler lid
and shake out your food.
● The sprinkler lid is not airtight.
Herbs are best milled when clean and dry.
28 KENSTORE™ attachments carousel
centrifugal juicer
Use the centrifugal juice for making
juice from firm fruit and vegetables.
inner bowl
Your food processor is supplied with an attachment storage
carousel that fits inside the bowl.
to use the storage carousel
1 Fit the knife blade to the bowl.
2 Then fit the whisk, discs and canopy into the carousel
3 Fit the carousel over the knife blade and place the processor lid
on top
to use the centrifugal
1 Fit the drive shaft and bowl onto the
power unit.
2 Lock the strainer into the inner bowl
3 Fit the inner bowl into the processor
4 Place the lid onto the bowl
- turn
clockwise until the interlock tab aligns
with the line on the outlet cover.
5 Cut the food into small pieces to fit the
feed tube.
6 Switch on and push down evenly with
the pusher - never put your
fingers in the feed tube. Process
fully before adding more.
7 After adding the last piece, let the
machine run for a further 20 seconds to extract all the juice from
the strainer.
care & cleaning
If the processor vibrates, switch off and empty the strainer (The
processor vibrates if the pulp becomes unevenly distributed).
Process small amounts at a time (450g maximum) and empty
the strainer and inner bowl regularly.
Before processing remove stones and pips (eg pepper, melon,
plum) and tough skins (eg melon, pineapple). You don’t need to
peel or core apples and pears.
Use firm, fresh fruit and vegetables.
Citrus juice will be bitter and frothy because its peel and pith get
processed too. Use the citrus juicer instead.
Always switch off and unplug before cleaning.
Handle the blades and cutting discs with care - they are
extremely sharp.
Some foods may discolour the plastic. This is perfectly normal
and won’t harm the plastic or affect the flavour of your food. Rub
with a cloth dipped in vegetable oil to remove the discolouration.
power unit
Wipe with a damp cloth, then dry. Ensure that the interlock area
is clear of food debris.
Wrap excess cord around the bracket at the back of the
Empty the jug/jar before unscrewing it from the blade unit.
Wash the jug/jar by hand.
Remove and wash the sealing ring.
Don’t touch the sharp blades - brush them clean using hot
soapy water, then rinse thoroughly under the tap. Don’t
immerse the blade unit in water.
5 Leave to dry upside down.
twin beater geared whisk
Detach the beaters from the drive head by gently pulling them
free. Wash in warm soapy water.
Wipe the drive head with a damp cloth, then dry. Do not
immerse the drive head in water.
all other parts
Wash by hand, then dry.
Alternatively they can be washed on the top rack of your
dishwasher. A short low temperature programme is
service & customer care
If the cord is damaged it must, for safety reasons, be replaced
by Kenwood or an authorised Kenwood repairer.
If you experience any problems with the operation of
the processor, before calling for assistance refer to
the troubleshooting guide.
If you need help with:
● Using your machine
● Servicing or repairs (in or out of guarantee)
call Kenwood customer care on 023 92392333. Have your
model number ready - it’s on the underside of the processor.
guarantee UK only
If your food processor goes wrong within one year from the date
you bought it, we will repair it (or replace it if necessary) free of
charge provided:
you have not misused, neglected, or damaged it;
it has not been modified (unless by Kenwood);
it is not second hand;
it has not been used commercially;
you have not fitted a plug incorrectly; and
you supply your receipt to show when you bought it.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
spares and attachments
call 0870 2413653
other countries
Contact the shop where you brought the food processor.
troubleshooting guide
The processor will not operate.
Lid unlocked but speed control light is still on
Liquidiser leaking from blade assembly base.
Poor performance of tools/attachments
No Power.
Check processor is plugged in.
Liquidiser outlet cover not locked on.
When using the processor bowl the
outlet cover must be fitted and
locked on or the processor will not
Bowl lid not locked on correctly.
The processor and liquidiser will
not operate if the bowl lid is not
fitted correctly.
Liquidiser not locked on correctly.
The liquidiser will not operate if
fitted incorrectly.
If none of the above check the
fuse/circuit breaker in your home.
Always turn the speed control to “0”
before removing the lid.
If the lid is unlocked whilst a speed is selected
the processor will stop but the speed control
will remain lit. This is to remind you that the unit
will start up as soon as you re-lock the lid.
Seal missing
Check seal is fitted correctly and not
Seal incorrectly fitted
damaged. Contact Customer Care
Seal damaged.
for a replacement seal.
Refer to hints in relevant “Using the attachment” section. Check attachments are
assembled correctly.
For the speeds of the attachments see page 3
300g (12oz) braising steak, cubed.
400g can of tomatoes
30mls (2tbsp) tomato puree
1 onion
5mls (1tsp) basil
100g (4oz) lasagne
200g (8oz) mozzarella cheese
15mls (1tbsp) oil
salt and pepper
shortcrust pastry
300g (12oz) plain flour
150g (6oz) mixture of lard and margarine cut into small pieces
2.5 mls (1⁄2 tsp) salt
45mls (3tbsp) cold water
1 Fit the knife blade and add the flour, salt and fat. Process for
approximately 10 seconds or until the mixture looks like coarse
2 Then add the water down the feed tube on low speed until the
mixture looks like it is about to stick together.
3 Turn out the mixture onto a worksurface and shape by hand.
Use as required.
● For best results allow the pastry to rest before use. Place in a
plastic bag or wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 20
1 Grate the cheese using the shredding disc.
2 Then separately chop the meat and onions with the knife blade.
3 Pre-heat the oil and fry the onions until softened, add the meat
and fry until brown.
4 Then add the tomatoes, tomato puree and seasonings.
5 Stir well, cover and simmer gently for about 40minutes.
6 Cook the lasagne in plenty of salted boiling water until tender.
Then drain well.
7 Place layers of meat, lasagne and cheese in a 1litre/2pint oven
proof dish. Finish with a layer of cheese.
8 Bake at 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5 for 30minutes or until golden
and bubbling.
4 egg whites
200g (8oz) caster sugar
victoria sandwich
1 Whisk the egg whites at high speed until stiff.
2 Add half the sugar and continue to whisk until the mixture is
3 Remove the whisk and carefully fold in the remaining sugar with
a metal spoon.
4 Pipe the mixture onto trays lined with non-stick baking paper.
5 Bake in a pre-heated oven at 110°C/225°F/Gas mark 1⁄4 for
about 4 - 5hours until firm and crisp. If they start to brown, leave
the door slightly ajar.
150g (6oz) soft margarine
150g (6oz) caster sugar
150g (6oz) self raising flour
5mls (1tsp) baking powder
3 eggs
15mls (1tbsp) warm water
filling & decoration
3tbsp strawberry jam
150mls (1⁄4pt) double cream whipped (optional)
1tbsp icing sugar or caster sugar
winter warmer soup
carrots, potatoes, onions: twenty 2cm (3⁄4”) cubes of each.
bacon stock
150g (6oz) red lentils, washed.
375mls (3⁄4pint) vegetable stock
one and a half 400g (14oz) tins chopped tomatoes.
salt and pepper
300g (12oz) cooked bacon joint cut into 1cm (1⁄2”)cubes.
1 Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4 and grease two
18cm(7”) shallow cake tins.
2 Fit the knife blade. Place all the ingredients for the sponge in the
bowl and process for 5 seconds. Using a spatula, scrape the
mixture into the centre of the bowl and process for a further 5
3 Pour the mixture into the prepared tins and bake for 2025minutes or until firm to a light touch and coming away from
the edges slightly. If you are unsure whether the cake is cooked
insert a thin skewer in the centre and it should come out clean.
Turn out onto a wire cooling rack.
4 When cool spread the jam and cream over one of the cakes,
top with the other cake and sprinkle with the sugar.
1 Put the carrots, potatoes and onions into the blender in that
2 Add bacon stock up to 11⁄2 litre mark.
3 Blend for no more than 5 secs.
4 Pour into a saucepan. Then add the lentils, tomatoes,
vegetables, stock and seasoning.
5 Bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Then simmer for about 1
hour, stirring regularly, until the ingredients are cooked.
6 Add the bacon cubes and heat through for 5- 10minutes. Serve
fruit cake
white bread
125g (5oz) block margarine (cut into cubes)
125g (5oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
80 - 100mls (5-6tbsp) milk
275g (11oz) mixed fruit
200g (8oz) self raising flour
5mls (1tsp) mixed spice
500g(1lb 2oz) strong white bread flour
5mls (1tsp) salt
15g(1⁄2oz) lard
15g (1⁄2oz) fresh yeast or 10mls(2tsp) dried yeast + 5mls (1tsp)
caster sugar.
300mls (11fl oz) warm water, 100mls (31⁄2 fl oz) boiling water to
200mls (71⁄2 fl oz) cold water
1 Fit the knife blade and place the cubed margarine and sugar in
the bowl.
2 Mix until smooth, light and fluffy, scraping down as necessary.
3 Add the eggs one at a time.
4 Add the flour, spices and milk. Pulse until ingredients combined.
5 Add the fruit using the pulse.
6 Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 7”/18cm round cake
tin. Bake in a preheated oven 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2 for
approximately 2 hours or until cooked. Turn out of the tin when
1 Dried yeast (the type that needs reconstituting): Add
the yeast and sugar to the warm water. Leave to stand for 5 - 10
minutes until frothy.
Fresh yeast: crumble into the flour
Other types of yeast: follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
2 Fit the dough tool or knife blade and add the flour (with fresh
yeast if used), salt and lard. Process for a few seconds to evenly
distribute the ingredients.
3 Then with the motor running quickly pour the liquid in a steady
stream down the feed tube until the mixture forms an elastic soft
dough. This will take about 45 - 60 seconds.
4 Remove the dough, place in a bowl, cover with an oiled piece of
clingfilm or a plastic bag, and leave in a warm place for 45 - 60
minutes or until doubled in size.
5 Re-knead by hand for 2-3 minutes. Re-kneading in the bowl is
not recommended as it may cause the processor to become
unstable. Shape into a loaf or 15 rolls and place on greased
baking trays and leave until double in size.
6 Then bake in a pre-heated oven at 230°C/450°F/Gas mark 8 for
20 - 25 minutes for the loaf or 10 - 15 minutes for bread rolls.
When ready they should sound hollow when tapped on the
whisked sponge
3 eggs
75g/3oz caster sugar
75g/3oz plain flour (sieved twice)
1 Fit the twin beater geared whisk and add the sugar and eggs
into the bowl.
2 Whisk until the mixture is thick and leaves a trail.
3 Fold the flour in carefully by hand using a metal spoon.
4 Pour the mixture into a deep lined and greased 7”/18cm cake
tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5 for
approximately 25minutes or until the cake springs back when
5 Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
Kenwood Limited, New Lane, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2NH, UK
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