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Old 09-23-2008, 01:24 PM   #31
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Fred, you can always get diced canned potatoes!
Get an electric can opener though.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #32
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Fred, you can always get diced canned potatoes!
You can?!
Hey, that might not be a bad thing to have sitting in the pantry for those times I am out of potaotes
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:24 PM   #33
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Unless you're doing HUGE quanitys of cheese, etc.., there is a device, human powered, on the market called a "Mini-Mouli" that is easy to use, a snap to clean and takes very little space to store. I can grate a large block in just a couple of minutes and potatoes for hash browns just as fast. It also slices (think Potato Au Gratin) and only costs around $20. I use it for smaller batches, when the thought of cleaning the FP gets to me. Check it out on google.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:52 PM   #34
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Ok Fred...Time to pull the trigger....let me know how you like it!!

Amazon.com: KitchenAid KFP740WH 9-Cup Food Processor, White: Kitchen & Dining

Enjoy!
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:15 PM   #35
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Ok Fred...Time to pull the trigger....let me know how you like it!!

Amazon.com: KitchenAid KFP740WH 9-Cup Food Processor, White: Kitchen & Dining

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Ahh, so you are in the 9 cup camp?
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:07 PM   #36
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Ahh, so you are in the 9 cup camp?
Actually I'm in the Deer Camp.....Hunting for the best bang for my buck....
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:11 PM   #37
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I'd recommend a FP in the 9-12 cup range to accommodate standard recipe quantities.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:32 PM   #38
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Actually I'm in the Deer Camp.....Hunting for the best bang for my buck....


I'm still looking....
What I have come to find it there's a big jump in prices the bigger capacity I go. A 7 cup at less than a hundred bucks is looking pretty good about now.
And as far as recipes.... I pretty much need to knock recipes down anyway. The only benefit I can see of having a large/typical capacity FP is if I could drop a whole head of lettuce or cabbage in it and shred or chop it up, but if I have to cut it into wedges anyway, what's four more cuts and doing it in two batches?
Still, there are times I wish my pressure cooker was larger....

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:45 PM   #39
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The 710 Model claimed capacity is 7 Cups...Actual is 7 cups....No dough hook!
The 740 Model claimed capacity is 9 Cups...Actual is 10 Cups... No Not a typo
The 750 Model claimed capacity is 12 Cups..Actual is 11 Cups...+ 1 over the 740

$50/$60 for an extra cup of capacity??

Sooner or later you may want a dough hook....


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Old 09-23-2008, 05:51 PM   #40
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Those are some interesting stats, UB.

One thing I read one reviewer say about the 740 is that it takes up the same footprint of the 11 cup model. Same base. Not that that's a problem, since I'll probably have to keep it somewhere anyway. Still, it makes you wonder why not opt for the larger capacity.
And then you look at the $$$ difference.....
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