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Old 11-04-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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Food processor recommendation?

I'm looking for a decent food processor and would like some recommendations. I currently have a KitchenAid 3.5 cup but it's too small for scones and cookies. I don't need the highest end product but something that is good quality. It would be great if I could also use it to replace my blender which I rarely use. For shakes I use my Nutribullet.

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Old 11-04-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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I've had a Cuisinart for a dozen years and it works great. Generally, Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid FP are the best of the bunch. If you have a LOT of money, a Robo Coupe.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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I've had a Cuisinart for a dozen years and it works great. Generally, Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid FP are the best of the bunch. If you have a LOT of money, a Robo Coupe.
Which Cuisinart model do you have?
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I bought my first food processor in 1978, Cuisinart, and used it (a lot and regularly) until last Christmas, which is when Glenn gave me a brand new one as my big Santa gift. This means my trusty old machine was 35 years old when it went to live with another family.

There was nothing wrong the my old one but I wanted a little more versatility and the new one definitely offers that. There are three prep bowls in graduating sizes, along with all the cutting blades.

I have never had any issues with my Cuisinart machines and am just as happy with my new one as I was with the first one.

I highly recommend Cuisinart. I chose the 14-cup Elite model in die cast because I wanted something durable and of ample capacity. Here's an Amazon link to what I have.
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As I said it's really old. It's an 11 cup model with an assortment of blades.

It's this one. White 11-c. Classic Series Pro Custom 11 Food Processor by Cuisinart at Cooking.com
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As I said it's really old. It's an 11 cup model with an assortment of blades.

It's this one. White 11-c. Classic Series Pro Custom 11 Food Processor by Cuisinart at Cooking.com
Did it come with small bowls to,process smaller amounts of food? I'm trying to figure out how to make my 3.5 cup processor not necessary.
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Can a food processor replace a blender?
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Can a food processor replace a blender?

Not in my world. They're two different animals. My little Kitchenaid FP does a great job with chopping stuff, but for smoothies and liquifying, you need a blender. The blender seal is tight against liquids, my FP is not.
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Can a food processor replace a blender?
Mine has, particularly with the variety of blades my food processor has. I rarely use my blender, which I bought in 1968.
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Not in my world. They're two different animals. My little Kitchenaid FP does a great job with chopping stuff, but for smoothies and liquifying, you need a blender. The blender seal is tight against liquids, my FP is not.

That's not been an issue with my new Cuisinart because there is a snug rubber gasket that is inside the lid/top of the machine.
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