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Old 01-02-2009, 08:42 AM   #1
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My First Food-processor: Caring for one's blades

I've recently bought my first food processor. I'm wondering about the blades. I would like to use the grater blade to grate some potatoes but I'm concerned about the blunting of the blades (since I'll be doing this a lot now that it's gotten so easy). Should I par-boil them for a few minutes to make them softer? Are replacement blades easy to acquire from manufacturers in your experience? Do the blades ever even need replacing?

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Old 01-02-2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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Don't be afraid to use the blades. They will last a long time and are easily replaceable if they become ineffective.

You won't get the same result if you parboil before shredding.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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The blades are very hearty. Don't worry.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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Okay, thanks for the reassurance! My potato pancakes are frying now :D
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:23 AM   #5
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Just for reference, my food processor is about 20 years old and I have not had to replace the blades. Have fun
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:58 AM   #6
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Congratulations on getting a new food processor. Now don't be afraid to use it. Those blades are not just sharp, they are tough, and made to be used. I just made breakfast for eighteen on New Years' Day...grated three+ pounds of spuds for hash browns in less than a minute! (I used my old Cuis' dlc 8 with the side chute instead of the work bowl).
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #7
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Just a word of caution, do not use for ice chopping, it could damage the blade. I haven't done that but it is in the manual.
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