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Old 12-25-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
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Just got a food processor for xmas

Hi all, just got a black and decker 600 watt food processor from the dw. I've never had one and was wondering what you all use yours for.

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Old 12-25-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Everything.

Grinding nuts
Making pesto
Mayonnaise
salsa
purees
dough
dried fruit

the list goes on and on and on....
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:28 PM   #3
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Lol, I think Vera summed it up, Everything!

Great multi-tasking tool. From pureeing, to milling, emulsions, to grating, by far the best time saver in the kitchen.
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:44 PM   #4
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Make Great Homemade Bread Using Your Food Processor.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:22 AM   #5
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We only can get coarse granulated sugar and cornmeal over here and so into the food processor they go-----doesn't come out fine like what we buy over in the states but at least they aren't boulder-sized either and are workable in recipes. So my processor is invaluable for that as well as EVERYTHING!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:57 AM   #6
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Pizza,pie, and pasta dough.
Slicing large quantities of mushrooms. Grating carrots. Whizzing parsley.
Don't use it for chopping veggies like celery or onions.
Bread and cracker crumbs from stale bread.
Grating hard cheeses.
Be careful using it on very hard things or you will etch or maybe even crack your bowl.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:11 AM   #7
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Actually for not that much.Got used to cooking before they were even invented and so I just sorta do things the way I used to.But it does come in handy when I need to chop a bunch of things.Am still pretty fast with a chef knife and find it quicker than cleaning the gizmo.So just don't pull it out that often.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:31 AM   #8
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Pate!

Just toss in leftover meat/shrimp/whatever. Add a few Tablespoons of butter, a little onion and garlic, worchestershire sauce, season to taste...and voila.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:12 AM   #9
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Hi all, just got a black and decker 600 watt food processor from the dw. I've never had one and was wondering what you all use yours for.
Hey sweet!! I got one for christmas too, but mine is only 500 watts. I played around with some zuchinni yesterday. I think I'll process all the leftovers today just to see what it can do.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:17 AM   #10
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Pate!

Just toss in leftover meat/shrimp/whatever. Add a few Tablespoons of butter, a little onion and garlic, worchestershire sauce, season to taste...and voila.
Thanks for the idea Half Baked. I don't know why I never thought of that.
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