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Old 05-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #11
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I suspect there are a lot out there that have never been used. They make great wedding gifts, but how many new brides cook these days?
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:27 AM   #12
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thanks so much for all the info guys! I feel much more confident now...

Maybe another question you can help me out with...I only have a small FP, I can't remember if its 4 or 7 cup...and I only have me and my husband so most of the time it should suffice, but we have friends over often. SOOO maybe I was thinking to look for a FP at a yard sale, because they are pricey. Any tips on what to look for to know its not completely junk??

And an immersion blender, is that the little handle majig that has blades on the bottom and you just stick it in whatever your blending? My husband uses one of those things to make his protein drinks I think...I never knew what it was lol!
Look on the internets for a refurbished Cuisinart. You can find them at very reasonable prices and they come with warrantees. I got a refurbished blender which I suspect was actually new.

I'd look for an 11 cup, which is a pretty standard large size. It can do a lot more than the smallone. Not only larger quantities, but things like doughs.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:57 AM   #13
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I suspect there are a lot out there that have never been used. They make great wedding gifts, but how many new brides cook these days?
haha. It is a rare thing I guess...I am a newlywed and when I mention cooking dinner I get some of the craziest looks/comments.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:05 PM   #14
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Check Ebay. There are currently 319 listings for Cuisinart food processors (although many are just for attachments) and 79 for Kitchenaid food processors, plus a slew of lesser brands.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:10 PM   #15
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Scotch, I had actually just came from there and it sparked another question!
I noticed on ebay, cuisinarts were higher, by a good amount, than kitchenaid. Is cuisinart a better brand byfar or is kitchenaid still worth looking into??
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #16
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I've always had Cuisinart processors, but never a Kitchenaid. However, I have several other products by each manufacturer, and I think they both make good things. The price difference is probably mostly due to name recognition -- Cuisinart is sort of synonymous with food processor.

I know QVC sells a lot of Kitchenaid processors, so I'd check their user comments, as well as those on Amazon. (Neither site censors user comments, except for bad language and the like.)

The comments on QVC are very positive: CLICK ME and CLICK ME TOO

Same on Amazon: CLICK ME and CLICK ME TOO
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:04 PM   #17
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A blender is usually a cheaper appliance to buy then a food processor.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:42 PM   #18
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I could not cook Mexican specialties without a blender. It is the most-used appliance here because so many sauces use dried chiles that have been reconstituted. Lots of good things start with some chiles, some chopped tomatoes or tomatillos, some garlic, some onion...all whipped up in the blender. When I make my homemade chile seasoning/"powder", I find that the blender does a better job of turning the dried chiles into a powder than the FP.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:55 PM   #19
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Agreed -- ice or frozen foods would undoubtedly damage the blade of a food processor; not a problem for a blender, but aside from drinks, I can't imagine why you would want to do that.
I purchased yesterday wolfgang's 7 cup FP and it crushed ice made ice cream and slice coconuts with no problem from watching the live show at HSN.
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