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Old 12-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Chopping/slicing -- Cuisinart or KitchenAid?

I have an older model Cuisinart, which I hesitate to use for small jobs because I hate to clean all the parts. I have a recent model Kitchenaid mixer, for which I am considering the attachments which slice and chop. Can anyone compare these? Which is more effective? Which is easier for cleanup?

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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I don't use any power tools for "small jobs". It's not worth the effort of setting up the FP/mixer the cleaning up, even though I would put all the parts in the DW.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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I have an 11 qt. Cuininart FP and a Cuisinart mini on my counter and just throw it all in the dishwasher after.

Dont use for chopping since it does that way too unevenly.

I cant see hauling out a Kitchenaid mixer to chop anything.
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I have an 11 qt. Cuininart FP and a Cuisinart mini on my counter and just throw it all in the dishwasher after.

Dont use for chopping since it does that way too unevenly.

I cant see hauling out a Kitchenaid mixer to chop anything.

I have a Cuisinart mini too. However, the only time I use it is when a superfine texture is important. Such as when I want to get onion past my SIL.

I suppose if I kept it on the counter, I'd probably use it more often.
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I have a Cuisinart mini too. However, the only time I use it is when a superfine texture is important. Such as when I want to get onion past my SIL.

I suppose if I kept it on the counter, I'd probably use it more often.
Jen, your big Cuisinart is much bigger than mine, which has only an 11 cup capacity.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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Jen, your big Cuisinart is much bigger than mine, which has only an 11 cup capacity.
Yes, it does take up over half of my kitchen but it's swell when I'm catering the Patriots training table.


I use the mini pretty often. I make salad dressing in the mini a lot and use it for small blending tasks like marinades that might have garlic or onions that I can chop while blending.
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When my GF came home with this a few weeks ago, my first words were what ya gonna do with that piece of (WELL LETS JUST SAY JUNK). Its a 2 cup Ninja. Well I ate my words! Although it does not slice it sure does a good job of chopping and liquefying. Nice for the small jobs and easy clean up. I find myself using it often. Has 4 sharp blades.
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Oh man, you got a red one... they only had blue when I got mine
I'll grab my Ninja before I do my FP. Way easier to rinse out without all the nooks and crannies of a FP with their safety features. And it just plain does a better job with those dual blades.
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Oh man, you got a red one... they only had blue when I got mine
I'll grab my Ninja before I do my FP. Way easier to rinse out without all the nooks and crannies of a FP with their safety features. And it just plain does a better job with those dual blades.
Nooks and crannies? What nooks and crannies?
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Nooks and crannies? What nooks and crannies?
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