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Old 03-10-2016, 12:34 AM   #1
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ISO mini food processor for nut butters

I would like to make small amounts of hazelnut butter, using 1 to 2 cups of hazelnuts at a time. The Cuisinart 7-cup food processor I have is too big for this amount. A youtube video I watched suggested making nut butters in a Nutribullet, but this bombed for me when I tried it even adding a little hazelnut oil

What is a reasonably priced mini food processor that would do the job? I used to have the KitchenAid 3.5 cup food processor but returned it because it was too small for baking mixes. I've been considering the Black & Decker HC306 1-1/2-Cup One-Touch Electric Chopper, but it may be too small and not powerful enough.

Looking forward to your suggestions!

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Old 03-10-2016, 12:49 AM   #2
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Wish I could help. This one of nice things about my KA. It came with a smaller bowl and blade for those smaller jobs, as well as the full size ones.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:07 AM   #3
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I've had mini Cuisinart for several years and it works great. Amazon.com: Cuisinart CH-4DC Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder, Die Cast: Food Processors: Kitchen & Dining

This is a more expensive model with a hard metal body. There are less expensive models with plastic bodies.
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I have 3 and 4 cups Cuisinart food processors. 3 was actually more expensive than 4. I got it from Costco and it was so cheap, I just could not walk away. I think it was like 19 bucks or something. Love both of them.
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I've had mini Cuisinart for several years and it works great. Amazon.com: Cuisinart CH-4DC Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder, Die Cast: Food Processors: Kitchen & Dining

This is a more expensive model with a hard metal body. There are less expensive models with plastic bodies.
Andy, do you have a larger food processor as well? I'm trying to decide if I should swap the 7 cup Cuisinart for the one you posted, or have 2 food processors.
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Andy, do you have a larger food processor as well? I'm trying to decide if I should swap the 7 cup Cuisinart for the one you posted, or have 2 food processors.
I also have an 11-cup Cuisinart I've had for 15 years. You really need both. The larger one to handle recipe quantities for most things and the little one for quick small jobs like nut butters or hummus.
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Don't swap it. Keep both. I have 2 food processors and stand up mixer. And i use all of them.
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I also have an 11-cup Cuisinart I've had for 15 years. You really need both. The larger one to handle recipe quantities for most things and the little one for quick small jobs like nut butters or hummus.
Thanks Andy! What is the difference between the one you have and this one?
Cuisinart® 4-Cup Mini Food Processor - BedBathandBeyond.com
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Don't swap it. Keep both. I have 2 food processors and stand up mixer. And i use all of them.
It does sound like I need 2. The question is which of the minis should I get. I see that there are several versions of the Cuisinart 4 cup as well as a 3 cup. Any suggestions? This is really confusing!
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Wish I could help. This one of nice things about my KA. It came with a smaller bowl and blade for those smaller jobs, as well as the full size ones.
Which KA model do you have?
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