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Old 09-08-2006, 12:03 PM   #11
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My white KA does the job also. The extra little bowl is REALLY nice to have for a lot of herbs.
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:54 PM   #12
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I've had several different CuisinArt food processors almost since they first appeared on the scene, which must have been in the mid- to late-1970s. I've had good luck with them and probably would buy another if mine were to conk out. I currently have a Cuisinart Power Prep Plus with a complete set of blades and a Cuisinart Mini Prep. Over the years I've learned to make these machines do just about anything I want, from slicing to shredding to mincing, chopping, and blending.

As so many others have said, however, a food processor is not a magic shortcut to good food. In reality, it's little more than a complicated automatic chopping and slicing machine. While it's convenient to have when you need to cut up a great deal of food, I find that it's too much trouble for most tasks, and so I rarely use it.

Knives are faster and a lot less hassle for most jobs. For blending sauces and so forth, I like my KitchenAid hand blender -- it does a better job and is much faster.

For small jobs, like mincing a cup of parsley or grinding nuts, I like my Cuisinart MiniPrep -- just a bowl, a lid, and a blade and extremely simple to operate -- but the larger machine is a PITA! Worth it when you need it, but I just don't need it more than a couple of times per year.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:04 PM   #13
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I have the Cuisinart one also, too bad I didn't get the supercharged, ultra powerful KA. I use mine to make biscuits with, it's just a whole lot easier than using the pastry thing to get the butter into little pea sized chunks.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:28 PM   #14
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I have the Cuisinart one also, too bad I didn't get the supercharged, ultra powerful KA. I use mine to make biscuits with, it's just a whole lot easier than using the pastry thing to get the butter into little pea sized chunks.
You can use your KA mixer whisk attachment to cut shortening into flour very nicely.
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:36 PM   #15
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I have an old GE food processor that is one of the first ones made. My ex-MIL bought it for me over 30 years ago, when I was still doing a lot of canning. It weighs a ton, but it still going strong. I lost the discs somewhere along the line, but it still does about anything I want it to. I told Kim not to get me a new one until this one spits out the bits.
I also have a baby Cuisinart that is surprisly handy for things like chopping herbs, nuts or a few breadcrumbs.

As far as recipes using your food processor, Ina Garten has one for pie crust that I haven't tried, but looks good. That sure would be convenient if it did work.
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:32 AM   #16
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I just gave my old Cuisinart DLC-7Pro to my friend whom I've been helping get over his problems with alcoholism.

He seems to love to cook now and then, so I gave the machine to him, now that I own the K'Aid Pearl Metallic Food Processor!! This, he likes, since it with help him keep his mind off drinking and become a culinary expert in the kitchen!!


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