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Old 11-22-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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ISO Food Processor - Advice

According to Mrs. 40 it's time to add an electric food processor to our arsenal of kitchen appliances for general use. My budget is >$200

  • I want to to slice, dice, chop, grate, and mince various foods.
  • I would probably never need to grind meat, whip cream, or crush ice.

I've narrowed it down to 3 options but would like to hear about your personal experiences with a specific brand or model or other offerings you might like better.

In no particular order:

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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According to Mrs. 40 it's time to add an electric food processor to our arsenal of kitchen appliances for general use. My budget is >$200

  • I want to to slice, dice, chop, grate, and mince various foods.
  • I would probably never need to grind meat, whip cream, or crush ice.
I've narrowed it down to 3 options but would like to hear about your personal experiences with a specific brand or model or other offerings you might like better.

In no particular order:

I prefer the solid bodies on the KA and Cuisinart. I had one like the Braun and it was very hard to clean all the nooks and crannies in case of a spill.

I have Cuisinart and love it, does exactly what I need and I use it for what you have said you will be using it for.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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HArd to go wrong with any of these. The Braun doesn't list a bowl size. Assuming it's in the same size range as the others, I'd go with the most versatile one.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:49 AM   #4
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Bed, Bath and Beyond sells 14 cup cuisinart for $200 bucks. If you sign up for their mailing you will get 20% off cupon in the mail. The best buy i ever made. I used to have an 11 cup one, but the 14 cups is just so much better.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:01 PM   #5
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According to Mrs. 40 it's time to add an electric food processor to our arsenal of kitchen appliances for general use. My budget is >$200

  • I want to to slice, dice, chop, grate, and mince various foods.
  • I would probably never need to grind meat, whip cream, or crush ice.
I've narrowed it down to 3 options but would like to hear about your personal experiences with a specific brand or model or other offerings you might like better.

In no particular order:


That Cuisinart. That's what I have and i love it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:57 PM   #6
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Thanks to all for the responses. Cuisinart it is. Great tip on the 14 cup at BBB. Mrs .40 has a stack of those 20% off coupons.

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #7
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We have a Braun that looks like the one in your link. After 20 years, it is on its last legs. The spindle is falling apart.

I much prefer my electric meat grinder with vegi attachment for grating and slicing. It's much less clean up and I put a bowl in front of it, so I'm not limited to the size of the bowl of the food processor. It also produces fewer oops-chunks.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:48 PM   #8
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I went with the KA one in red.

It only seemed too small once.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:56 PM   #9
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One of the reviews I read about the KA mentioned that the liquid capacity was limited due to the spindle height being lower than the rim. Have you had a problem with that?

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:59 PM   #10
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That would be the exact problem..

Truth be told though I didn't need to make quite that much sauce to begin with.
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