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Old 01-03-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Knife or Food Processor?

Does anyone here not use a Food Processor? I've been cooking for years and cook most days for my family but I'm wondering if I'm the only one who really doesn't use an FP. I had an FP for years that just sat in my cupboard which I eventually donated because I chop everything with a knife. I only grate cheese at the time that I need it so no need for lots of grating. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer for any mixing jobs. The only thing so far that I'm missing it for is Hummus which I use my blender to do and I find that a bit of a pain because of the deep shape of the blender vs. an FP.

Why bring this up? Well I'm wondering if all these years I've not been using something that's absolutely essential.

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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I chop with a knife, grate cheese with a grater and couldn't live without my food processor.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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I chop with a knife, grate cheese with a grater and couldn't live without my food processor.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies ladies. Can I ask what you you use it most for? Maybe I've just been making my life harder for the past 25 years or so
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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I only use my food processor for stuff the blender can't do.

I love to chop up all my vegs with my knife! Very relaxing I think :)
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
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It's also good for making a quick large batch of finely chopped pecans for some of my cookie recipes that take over a cup's worth. That's one thing I'd really rather not do with a knife...
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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Thanks for the quick replies ladies. Can I ask what you you use it most for? Maybe I've just been making my life harder for the past 25 years or so
I chop all my veggies that I want small, I could use my knife but I never seem to have one that's sharp, DH has a way of making them impossible to cut anything but butter with I chop my parsley for my stews and breads as well as nuts, you name it and I bet I use my f/p for it. I love it except for anything with water . I feel knife of f/p it's our choice do what feels right to you
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I mostly chop with a knife. It's not usually worth the cleanup to use the FP. When I have a lot of chopping, then I might haul out the FP, and of course it's good for humous. I also use it to make soft bread crumbs.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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Oh yes, bread crumbs!! Absolutely a necessity for that!!

Kades- electric knife sharpeners are a wonderful thing to have!
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #10
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I use my knife and mini chopper for most things, but wouldn't be without a full sized FP for when I need to do larger batches of things.

Since I don't use my full sized one often, it is one of the things that I haven't upgraded.
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