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Old 01-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by 4meandthem View Post
I bought a cuisanart FP ten years ago and probably have used it ten times.I mostly use a knife because I don't want to wash everything.
I do have a mini FP that goes on my Cuisanart blender and it gets more use than the large one.It is perfect for pesto or hummus.I don't use the blender for much other than Hollandaise.
Mee tooooooo...... It sure doesn't deserve counter room either, and that means getting it out of the back porch cupboard, washing all the nooks and crannies after it's used and putting it back again.

I just reminded myself about how much I hate ironing too.

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #22
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I have a 10 cup Robot Coupe and a mini Sunbeam Oskar. I use both of them extensively. The small one is great for making nut flour for muffins and cakes, cookies, and choppinig celery and onion really small so I can eat it. The large one I have the grating and slicing plates with it. Great for slaw making and carrots for carrot cake along slicing potatoes for scalloped potatoes. I have plenty of counter space so they both sit out on the counter. I also have a mandoline, and that is more of a bother to use than is worth the effort. Most of my cooking is for the family. So they get the benefit of these appliances.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #23
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The right tool for the right job. I use a knife for chopping and most food prep, but I use my food processor all the time. The thing I use it for most is making bread. The thing can knead a batch of bread dough in under a minute!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:39 AM   #24
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I don't have any electrical appliances because the power is unpredictable here.
There is something to be said for doing everything by hand.
Labor of love.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:12 AM   #25
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It depends on your knife skills
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:20 AM   #26
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Back when I used to eat carbs (deep sigh), I used the FP for my pizza dough. I like to use my knives, but for large quantities, or when I am in a hurry--out comes the FP. I can have veggie soup ready to cook in 2 minutes.
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #27
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I chop with a knife, Slice with a hand slicer, grate with a box grater, and use a blender for mixing dried milk. No FP. No room! Not enough use to justify the counter space.

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:38 AM   #28
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Pesto, fast and easy.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #29
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Bread crumbs
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #30
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That's right, I forgot, I make the bread crumbs all the time too.

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