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Need or Want: Food Processor

Old 02-27-2014, 02:53 AM
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I have an antique from the 70's that had been my mother's. She used it for everything, but I rarely take it out of the cabinet. Generally I can chop vegetables, etc. in less time than it takes to put the thing on the counter, plug it in, put the veg through it and clean the thing. If someone stole it, it would be months before I realized it. lol

Sure wouldn't spend any money to buy one. I once bought a tiny on, thinking it would be good for chopping herbs, etc., but I never used it and gave it away after a year or so. I would rather spend the money on a good knife.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:55 AM
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Its nice to have. I got mine at a auction paid $10.00 for it and its a name brand Cuisinart. Its heavy takes us space and I use it off and on. When it no longer works I will replace it with a smaller one that takes up less space and is not so heavy.

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Old 02-27-2014, 05:04 AM
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I have a small one. I use it to chop up onions, chicken for salads, quesadillas, grate the cheese. I use it occasionally but l am always glad I have it. Not a top of the line but works just fine.

I DO use my crock pots weekly! Esp my quart and a half ine. Perfect for two people.Sandy
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:11 AM
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Lots of extra washing up to do.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:34 AM
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I have a mini Krups , use it for non food purposes , - I make my own laundry powder ,due to allergies, and chop up my Zote soap in it, and add my washing soda and borax powder - also do other crafts besides sewing , chops up polymer clays super fast.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:53 AM
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I have an inexpensive one that stays stored away most of the time. However, it is invaluable at times when I'm cooking of canning. I use it to make salsa, and when I make tamales. I guess a blender would also work but I like using the food processor. It doesn't take as long and puree's better.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:36 AM
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I think it depends on how much you cook. I have a cuisiinart and have been please with it. Had a kitchen aid prior to that and actually liked it better but that was over ten years ago. I just made coleslaw for 20 people and it was a lifesaver. I also use it for grating cheese and carrots. I also have a vitamix and use it now, instead of my cuisinart for blending soups, chopping onions, smoothies, etc. but cuisinart can be used for those things too.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
Lots of extra washing up to do.
I put all the parts to my food processor in the dishwasher, no problem
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:21 AM
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Wow, talk about a variety of answers. Everyone's input has been great !! Just what I needed - still not quite sure if or what I will buy but this has certainly helped. I am still leaning towards a Cuisinart 600 watt model but our WalMart has a KA 300 watt model for 1/2 the money. It's hard now that so much electronic stuff is made in China. I do believe KA was an excellent product prior to the China thing & maybe even Cuisinart has done the same thing but I have read excellent reviews on the Cuisinart models & not so much for KA. In the past I have been a firm believer in KA products but now, not so sure. THANK YOU everyone for all of your valued opinions.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:23 AM
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I had a food processor and didn't use it very much so when I moved I replaced it with a Ninja which is a combination blender and food processor. I love it and would never go back to a regular food processor. I used my food processor to make pesto, relish/salsa for the most part. I didn't find it worth the effort to shred cheese with it and such.
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