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Old 09-29-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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Blender and Food Processor

From what I see, both of these could be used in almost all the recipes I see.

What are the limitations of each where you would almost have to use the other? I just want a more defined gray area between these two pieces of equipment.

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Old 09-29-2004, 12:24 PM   #2
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A blender will puree most things much better than a FP, but with a FP you can do things like slicing and shredding. Try doing THAT with a blender.
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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So a blender will pretty much attempt to liquify everything and a FP will give you more control over what the end result is?
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Old 09-29-2004, 01:11 PM   #4
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Yep, Will. In my opinion, both appliances are very aptly named. Nothing beats a blender at blending, and nothing tops a food processor in versitility given its attachments.
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Old 09-29-2004, 01:33 PM   #5
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Gotcha...

Thanks for all the info!

Ok, now that I have the differences... what do I look for in a good food processor? As far as features or flexibility? Any good brands to recommend?
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Old 09-29-2004, 01:38 PM   #6
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will, I have both Cusinart and Hamilton Beach FPs. Prefer the Cusinart because the other one is harder to clean. I also have a "mini-cuise" for chopping up things like olives, onion wedges, etc. The mini only chops, so it's not a true multi-tasker like the big boys.
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Old 09-29-2004, 01:41 PM   #7
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haha, yeah... I saw AB last night had a blender attachment on a Dewalt Drill... I found that pretty funny (maybe a little extreme... but funny).

Sorry, I know that has nothing to do with the thread... just saw "multi tasker" and it reminded me of it. Had to say something..
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I'm with Mudbug. Have a 20-year-old Cuisinart that works as well today as when I got it. Love that thing above any other I've ever seen or used.

Personally, Will, I'm a little disappointed in AB. I prefer a Makita.
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I love my Cuisinart, but I have never used any other FP. I hear that Kitchenaid makes a comparable product. Some of the things you want to look for are work bowl size, feed tube size, power, how easy it is to clean, range of attachments, and probably a good many other things as well.
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:06 PM   #10
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So basically, the more features the better :) Pretty much how it does with anything I guess. I will definately look into Cuisinart.. seems to be a favorite :)

Audeo: I know about as much of power tools as I do cooking... But I know that the Dewalt I used in building my aquarium stand was a dream :)

And I have to make a correction.. I had blender on the mind. it wasnt a blender attachment, it was an attachment for a mixing bowl ( My brain is fried from being at work).

Any other input is greatly appreciated. Thanks alot!
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