Originally Posted by Aunt Bea
I am looking at one of these. Cuisinart FP-14 Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor. I saw one today on Amazon for $189.99 including shipping, it looked like a good price, not sure.
I am wondering how well it works to chop meat. I would like to be able to chop small amounts of raw chicken and beef for use in recipes calling for ground beef. I would also like to be able to chop small amounts of cooked meat to make sandwich fillings, ravioli, croquettes etc...
Also I'm very confused about how Cuisinart bundles the products. How can I be sure I'm getting a complete set of the available options or what must have items should I be looking for. I will probably use it for small amounts of bread and pastry dough, basic chopping/shredding of vegetables and chopping small amounts of meat. My days of cooking for an army are behind me so I probably will never use the largest bowl.
Thanks for your help.
I bought that one in November. I used it to chop meat once and it did a really nice job.
Are you sure you want a machine this big? Yes, it has three different sized bowls, but it's a biggun. You want a space on the counter where it can live. You don't want to be moving it around. You also need a space for the small (~8.5"x9.5"x7") chest for the blades, etc. But, that is light and easy to move around.
It has a nice, powerful motor and I really like it. But, I probably won't be using the shredding, etc. again any time soon. I'd rather use my mandolin or a knife. Clean up of the FP is a lot more effort than of the mandolin.
That top and a bowl will fill your dish drainer when you wash them. You also have to wash the top right away
. There are lots of places that food could get stuck if it had a chance to dry on. I'm pretty sure the top can go on the top shelf of a dishwasher, but it doesn't fit on the top shelf of my dishwasher.