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Old 02-17-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
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Does anyone knead their dough in a food processor?

because i have 2 children under 3 i dont have much time, so use my bread machine nearly every day so i dont have to hand kneed.

trouble id i use it so often its starting to ware out! i only ever use the dough cycle as i prefere to cook my bread in oven, sowas considering getting a better food proccesor instead of new bread machine...

this one...
Buy Kenwood Chrome Food Processor. at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for .

but dont know how well it will kneed dough with its "dough tool"!!!

Any advice?

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Old 02-17-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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Alison, I have used the Cuisinart 14 cup for 24 years (the SAME machine!) ti knead bread. everything from regular white to whole grain with wheat berries, etc. It holds 7 cups of flour and makes 2 9 x 6 loaves.

Without it, I wouldn't have been making bread regularly. No two ways about it. Not sure what brand I would buy if I were getting a new one, but I would surely compare the Kenwood with the two major brands. Cuisinart is not owned by the same people it was back in 1984. If it were, there would be no contest!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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I use my food processor to make bread dough. There will probably be a recipe with the machine.

Don't overload the machine, and don't process for longer than the directions say.

You will love it--much quicker than the bread machine, and the food processor can be used for many other things as well.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:54 AM   #4
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I use a Kitchen Aid stand mixer to knead dough. I have only used my FP to make pie crusts.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:56 AM   #5
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DW prefers to do it all by hand. I tried to talk her into a bread machine or food processor to make it easier so she would do it more often, but she refuses.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:53 PM   #6
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I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for bread dough.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:19 PM   #7
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getting a stand mixer was my other thought, im sure it would kneed the dough more effectivly, butwe are really tight on space (and on a fairly tight budget) so think a foodprccesor would prob be abetter bet, as it can do lots of things.

Thanks for the advice, much more usefull than buying something and THEN finding out it doesnt meet your needs!!!
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:37 PM   #8
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I have both, Alison, and altho the KA stand mixer does an outstanding job with bread dough, if I had room for only one of those two appliances, the food processor would win hands down. It does the bread much faster than the stand mixer, and for my purposes, is far more versatile.

Just my 5 cents....
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:52 PM   #9
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My KA processor does an outstanding job making dough. Today, I made a pan of pecan rolls which, if I may say so, are great thanks to the food processor.
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alisontomsmum,
I am not sure where you live, Cooks Illustrated did some Food Processor assessment last year, Kitchen Aid was the best overall, but Cuisinart (not sure which version) was considered the best performer to make dough. I am sure the results can be found on-line.
Let me know if you can't find the link.
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