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Old 03-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Mini Food Processor Recommendations

I have a mini FP I just don't like. It's a Hamilton Beach 3 cup and it just doesn't handle foods well.

I was just making calamata olive hummus and the FP would not pull the solids down to the blade as it should. There was enough liquid in there to do the job, it just didn't move the food. I have had similar issues with other foods as well.

We bought this on the cheap a few years ago as we didn't expect it to get much use. Now it is and I want something better.

Can you help me with reviews of the mini FP brands/models that you have and are happy with?

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Old 03-08-2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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I've been hearing good things about the Cuisinart CH-4DC. Think I may pick one up myself in fact.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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I have a Cuisinart and I'm happy with it. I think they come in 2, 3 and 4 cup sizes. Mine is 3 cups, iirc.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. We have a number of Cuisinart appliances we are happy with.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:22 PM   #5
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I needed a couple of miscellaneous kitchen knick knacks so I tacked the Cuisinart onto an order from Chef's Catalog. I would have ordered it from Amazon (and had it tomorrow) but they didn't have the die cast, only the white and black machines.Chef's can be a little slow, so sometime in the next couple of weeks I'll let you know what I think of it.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:46 PM   #6
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I needed a couple of miscellaneous kitchen knick knacks so I tacked the Cuisinart onto an order from Chef's Catalog. I would have ordered it from Amazon (and had it tomorrow) but they didn't have the die cast, only the white and black machines.Chef's can be a little slow, so sometime in the next couple of weeks I'll let you know what I think of it.
This one looks good. Why do you prefer the die cast?
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:13 PM   #7
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We're a couple of years from a total kitchen remodel and planning on stainless appliances. So, I'm trying to keep the counter top appliances metallic wherever possible. Aside from that, the die cast is metal, it's not going to yellow, get burned by a hot pan sitting too close to it, won't lose it's sheen to too many years of scrubbing etc. The less plastic the better in my eyes.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:47 PM   #8
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OK, thanks.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:07 PM   #9
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I've had my cuisinart mini chopper since my son was 6 month old, i used to make all his food my self, no jars. He is 14 now, Thank G-d. The mini chopper still works as well as it did when I first got it.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:28 PM   #10
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Andy, I have a kitchenaid food processor. It came with a small chopper bowl and a blade. It's like a smaller insert into the larger food processor. It works really well.

The thing I like about kitchenaid products are that they are extremely heavy weight and made to last. I have been using mine for years withou an issue and the little chopper attachment is very handy for garlic, herbs, nuts, you name it.
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