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Old 03-04-2008, 01:26 AM   #21
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My Cuisinart is over 25 years old!!!!! I hope it lasts awhile longer!

I LOVE my fp!!! I use it for lots of things already mentioned but I also use it for Gazpacho - though I mostly use my KA meat grinder for that now - the FP works great too!

I'll just list what I normally use it for:

pesto
ham salad
basil oil that I use for salads (basil, garlic, kosher salt, olive oil - keep it no more than 2 weeks because of the garlic and keep it in the fridge)
breadcrumbs
aioli
blending some soups to thicken them if you don't have a blender wand
vinaigrettes

Gosh, I'm too excited for you to think right now - - - - and I'm too tired.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:34 AM   #22
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I had that same jaw-drop moment when I sliced 15 lbs. of potatoes! And I swear, my first thought was "I really owe June big time for convincing me I need one of these".
+1 on the ham salad! One of my favorite things, for sure. When I was Sous Chef of a hotel/restaurant I used the trusty Robot-Coupe R2 to make both ham salad & egg salad. And so many more things: dressings, pesto, crushed macadamia nuts, deviled eggs, bread crumbs, whipped cream, flavored cream cheeses, compound butters, filling for twice baked potatoes, chopped bacon...

Eventually I'll find a decent deal on a used R2 on Ebay.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:26 AM   #23
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I love my MagiMix and will miss her when we move! I'll have to buy a new food processor when we get home, it's the most amazing kitchen appliance!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:53 AM   #24
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What's wrong with the Magimix?
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:30 AM   #25
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What's wrong with the Magimix?
Not one thing is wrong with her Corey, but we are moving from the UK back to the US. I'm not buying a converter just to use her there!

I'm selling her before I move and will buy a new FP when we get home.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:15 AM   #26
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Oh. Just realised that you live in the UK.

Yeah, converters ARE needed over there to run appliances. That same machine is sold here at Chefscatalog.com.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:18 AM   #27
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Wow, this thread got me thinking my food processor. It was the first small appliance I had to talk my husband into letting me purchase right after we bought our first house (14 years ago). Money was tight but I really wanted one. I think it was a Christmas/birthday present. That baby is still cranking today! I've used it for pie crusts, dumpling wraps, salsa, hummus, sauces, chopping, sometimes milling oatmeal, and a few other things that I can't think of at the moment. My MIL already put dibs on it if I ever decide to replace it with a newer model. Hmm, she'll have to wait a long time...
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:03 PM   #28
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..... My MIL already put dibs on it if I ever decide to replace it with a newer model. Hmm, she'll have to wait a long time...
You know, I have one of those "sinking feelings" that our vintage fp's will outlive some of the current new models. Things don't seem to be made to last any more. My Cuisinart, in 1984, came with a 30 year warranty on the motor! Glad I haven't had to see whether they will still honor that!
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:18 PM   #29
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I had a Farberware for years until it conked out. One of my fave recipes I used the FP was for carrot cake. I used it for so many things... i.e.

Veggie stir frys, Cheesecake (graham cracker crust & cheese mixture), Potato or zuke pancakes, chopped onions & put them in a freezer bag to grab for recipes as needed, crepe batter, guacamole, stuffed mushrooms, tomato sauce, gazpacho, egg or tuna salad, cream soups (broc etc).... Pretty much anything you can chop or slice, you can use the FP for. It had a pretty good run, but took up too much space for my small kitchen. I have a magic bullet, still sitting on a shelf, but want to get around to making a few smoothies. Have fun with it; and if you can hunt down a recipe booklet you'll find tons of ideas.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:25 PM   #30
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My mother in law got hers in early 60th, when she got maried, so one of the first things we got for a present was FP, 11 cusinart, I have upgraded to 14 cups few years ago and love it.
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