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Old 07-10-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a new food processor. I would really like a machine that is strong, but I also want a machine that cleans well. My current food processor has so many nooks and crannies it is nearly impossible to clean. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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Miss Linda I'm sure you will get a lot of ideas, but everybody is going to want to know what brand etc. is your current food processor?? It will help narrow things down.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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Cuisinart or Kitchenaid. Check Amazon for prices. Watch for sales, especially on Cuisinart.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:25 AM   #4
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I have a Kitchen Aid and I love it - iti's at least 9 years old and still going strong and I've used it alot. It grates cheese like a champ and I love it for pie dough.
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I am a big fan of Cuisinart - had the 11 cup for many years and now have had the 14 cup for about five years. Very easy to clean. I use it almost daily - if I am cooking a company meal, usually several times in a day. Love it.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:38 PM   #6
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Miss Linda I'm sure you will get a lot of ideas, but everybody is going to want to know what brand etc. is your current food processor?? It will help narrow things down.
I do not have one anymore. I had an old Hamilton Beach that worked great. I dropped the bowl and it broke and I threw out the whole thing. I figured it was time to upgrade.

My friend bought a KitchenAid Food Processor. I have the Kitchen Aid Heavy Duty mixer for many years and it works great. Back to the food processor.. my friend is complaining that her KitchenAid food processor oozes food up through the blade and onto the rotator in the center. Food also gets stuck up in the center of the blade and is impossible to clean. I am trying to avoid this kind of messy clean up.

Does anyone have this problem with the Cuisinart?
Are there machines that are completely closed systems? I heard that such a machine exists but I do not know which one it is or exactly what to ask for.

Looking forward to hearing your input!

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Old 07-11-2009, 06:19 PM   #7
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I've had a Cuisinart for about 9-10 years. Pretty much any FP will leak liquid contents if you put too much into the bowl at once. The spinning forces the liquid up under the blade and over the top of the bowl opening in the center.

That happened to me once with the Cuisinart then I learned how to use it better.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:46 PM   #8
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I have a Kitchen Aid. I love it, but it's not perfect.
I killed the juicing attachment, which actually works quite well. I juiced 36 limes, and one of the fins that holds fruit in place finally gave way. You have to buy the whole attachment, you can't just replace the part with the fruit holder. It can also be difficult to clean the pusher with the feed tube in it. There are no holes for drainage, and the area next to the feed tube is rather narrow, instead of being solid. Other than that, I'm really happy with it! The workbowls are D/W safe, I believe, but I almost always handwash mine.

Happy hunting!! I love getting new toys!
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I have a Cuisinart 14 cup that I have been using for about 7 or 8 years now. I love it. It's easy to clean and has the power to do whatever I need it to do...from chopping vegetables to making ground beef to pie and bread dough.
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LOVE to make my own ground meat (mostly beef and pork) in the Cuisinart, Mama - you are the one who first gave me the idea! Works great, and I know just what I'm getting if I grind it myself.
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