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I did get a food processor, it was a hamilton beach "big mouth" one that looked pretty good, it was seventy dollars, on sale at K mart for 49.99 and I used my points and bought it for five dollars! I'm going to use it to make cucumber salad tomorrow!

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I actually worked with a new food processor this weekend that my wife brought home, the Kitchenaid KFP0711 model. Usually I would tell you to avoid Kitchenaid food processors, as the quality of their mixers just does not carry over to the food processors, however this model was really impressive. It retails just under $100 and depending on how much you intend to use it, this may be a good choice as well. Only a 7-cup work bowl, however so it is a little smallish if you intend to use it alot.

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emoticon after my coffee I'm going to look up these recommendations. It would be great to pay under 100 for a processor.

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Great question! I am known as the food processor guy, and I can certainly give you a ton of recommendations, but if you are looking to upgrade from a bottom dollar model to something a bit more capable, I would suggest the Cuisinart DLC10S. Excellent quality and power for a food processor around $100.

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I have a cheap food processor that works just fine at chopping and pureeing. I also have the small chopper and for slicing and shredding I have a cheap and small salad shooter.

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Gladddd dupddi dlike it. My hubby got me a second one so I can put them in the dishwasher( there is just the 2 of us and I run the dishwasher every other day). I keep finding new things to use it for. Pam

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Thanks for the info. I got a Ninja for Christmas. I've used it everyday. It's great! It's so easy to clean. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner


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I love my ninja. I use it every morning to make a smoothie with a frozen banana and protein powder. It shops veggies, makes snow for cones and lots of other things. Also use it to cut in butter, etc. Pam

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I'm looking for a new blender and foodprocessor right now. My Oster blender I've had since te 70's and it should like the motor I about to go. I used several times a week so it doesn't owe me. My food processor is one I got 20 years ago from my mother in law and the container is showing some stress cracks. I saw the new Ninja combo des anybody know if it's any good


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I am going to get one this week from Wally or Big K. I can not wait to shred all kinds of things.



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My husband got me an inexpensive one from Wallyworld and it works great. I just love it. You do not need any of the really fancy ones. The cheap ones can do the same thing. My chops, shredds and slices. Just wonderful.


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I have a wonderful full-sized food processor.....I can't get over the starting "price" listed for a full sized one! I only payed 50 bucks for an AWESOME one at WALLyworld!



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I have a Cuisinart with the extra wide mouth and love it. My mom thought she was getting one just like mine, but her Cuisinart has the normal smaller mouth so you have to cut everything up before you put it in. I can put a whole potato in mine without cutting it first. Less work for me! I did use a mini chopper for a long time before getting the food processor, but now I can make a week's worth of hummus in about 5 minutes! Homemade hummus is super cheap and delicious.



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Tip: If you have a food processor you don't need a blender. It can do both. Also, food processors go beyond chopping veggies into making smoothies, pureeing soups, shredding cheese, making butter (let me know if you want to hear more about this), making hummus, pie crust, salsa, chutney...the sky is the limit. I wouldn't want to live without mine.


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I want to get a food processor. I am taking a healthy cooking class. Last night we made homemade salad dressing using a food processor. It was so good. What other things have you made with your food processors?

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I love my mini food-processor, too. I have a box grater that I use, but mostly on the coarse grate; the others are hard to clean and hard to use! My favorite knife is a carbon-steel chef's knife that my late dad used in a cafe that he ran. And I love the cast-iron skillet, too, in which I cooked at home for the family, once I was the supper cook at age 14. I have a small, quart-sized crock-pot, and a 10-cup crock-pot, and a big, small-turkey sized crock-pot. I use them all, and I only cook for myself!

I rarely am without a blender, but when my blender's gasket failed, I got a margarita blender--though I don't drink alcohol. It was the cheapest thing in the store, and I love it! It has the "wave action" style base and blades.

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I own a regular-sized food processor that I practically never use. I find that the small food processor attachment that I have for my blender is fine for me and much easier to deal with.

Another item I use pretty often is my hand blender. It is so handy and very easy to clean! If you decide to get one, do spend the money on a decent model - the cheaper ones simply do not do the job (I know about this first hand - I thought I could get away with an inexpensive one, but was very disappointed with it).


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I use our mini food processor - the slicer that attaches to our Kitchenaid mixer and our Vitamixer, which I use all the time and love it!!

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I was surprised how many of the Quick Cooking Spark recipes that i ahd already tried. I have made a recipe similar to the Oven Potato Fries for many years. I never peel potatoes. I pretty much have a few of my own favorites.

Besides my side by side refrigerator-freezer, I also have a small chest freezer in the garage. Since there
are only two of us, I often cook recipes for 4 to 6, and then freeze them.

I have the small appliances that I need. I have trouble storing them, so I wouldn't consider any more. Not sure why anybody would want a juicer, as we eat our fruit whole.

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I have most of these appliances that are needed


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I like my Cuisinart 14 cup. My husband bought it for my Christmas gift 5 years ago(it was the only thing on my list), and it's great. I use it almost daily. But for smaller jobs, I use his preferred choice of the Ninja. He likes mixing his smoothies in the small bowled Ninja and I like it for mincing and chopping veggies finely without pureeing. Psst, I don't let him know that though. ;)


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Great topic!

I was of the why buy a food processor when I can chop it myself persuasion until one day I was in the middle of roasting eggplant and tomatoes for a dish and then someone else wanted a spaghetti sauce type dish

Wanting to oblige .. I remembered my dad gave me this tiny one cup or so food processor and gave the eggplant and tomatoes a whirl in there and added it to the rest of my homemade sauce ..

Since then I've been using it weekly to do one thing or another .. mostly adding veggies to things that don't normally have them .. and I'm hooked!

I decided last week I needed a regular size or bigger one and started looking but I haven't purchased one yet.

Thanks for all your recommendations .. very helpful!


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I have a Cuisinart combo food processor/blender and I love it. It's not too big and I use both all the time.

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I couldn't be without my Kitchen Aid Food Processor...it just saves so much time in the kitchen. Just like DGRAZIA posted...throw the items in and give it a whirl...all done.



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I have also returned items, and by mail too..as long as the company offered free returns. Sometimes, no matter how well you do research on a item, you don't know till it is in your hands if it will work or not.
I also have issues with my hands, since I had operations on every finger so far, but the ring fingers-) So, I need something that I can handle. Since it is only DH and me, my Kitchen Aid works fine. Last night I made stuffed mushrooms, and it was so easy to just throw all the food into the container and give it a whirl. Spinach, garlic, and high fiber bread..came out like a charm!

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PJGABRIEL, I am very glad I was able to return a product that was not catering to my needs. To keep a product just because it is a brand name makes no sense to me. I am not wealthy and tried to make a good investment However the weight of the machine was an issue because I have poor hand strength due to Arthritis. Cleaning it would have been difficult, I could not lift it. I am glad I purchased where I did and was able to be refunded enabling me to purchase something else.
I consider that a wise choice.
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I have a Bosch Universal Kitchen Machine with mixer, blender, food processor, berry press, juicer, and shredder attachments. I love it, but it is expensive. I got most of it for wedding gifts and found a couple of the attachments at a second hand store. BUT it does take up lots of space and has many extra pieces with all the attachments that we have.

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I don't understand the return process because it makes no sense to invest in something and return it. I have a Kitchen Aid and yes it is not light but that is really not a problem, and would not trade it for any other. I like it because it is heavy and sturdy, it is made in America unlike any of the others, and it works very nicely and can use to make anything from cookies to bread with the mixer.

However, it really depends on what the need is and there are several food processors that are small and idea for many small jobs. As I said before the Madeleine which also have and is a Kitchen Aid as well. I believe in buy American, because we are killing ourselves with jobs by buying products made in China and Indonesia.


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Unless you are a person who bakes a lot like pies and doughs, I really do not see a food processor as a wise investment. If you only want to do chopping and slicing then a good madeleine or slicer with optional,blades along with the right knives and techniques would be a better choice in my opinion
I alway had Sunbeam mixmaster -well over 30 years and I loved it. I decided I needed a processor but I found few that would accomodate my batch cooking and baking. I returned a Quisinart and Kitchen Aid for that very reason. The store clerk recommended I buy a Kitcen Aid mixer. I use it often, it is way too heavy for me to move back and forth on the counter. I did buy attachments to slice and shred but I have never been happy with the slicing, shredding results. Too much mess and clean up involved as well as adding on the extra blades-time consuming.
Be sure to purchase locally in case you do not make the right choice first time. These are high end machines and you may want to return it. Pat in Maine.

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I got a Cuisinart Elite for Christmas and I love it. It helped me declutter my kitchen because I was able to retire a big garbage bag full of other kitchen tools it replaced!emoticon


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Good point PJ on the fact Kitchen Aid is made in USA. I forgot that this is so, and also another reason I wanted to buy it. Yes, same here..my mini worked till the little plastic piece broke, and then I got mad and bought my Kitchen Aid.

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I have a full-size Kitchen-Aid food processor, and I love it. It's great for making pie crusts and smoothies, as well as slicing and pureeing things.

Mini food processors work, but both of mine had tiny plastic parts that cracked.

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If what you are wanting is to slice vegetables then a Madelaine is the better choice.

As for Food Processors Kitchen Aid is the one I usually steer people to because #1 - is made in Ohio, USA, all the others #2 - is made in China. The Kitchen Aid is just superior than all the others just like their Mixer is more expensive but you will never have to replace it and most people usually have theirs in the will, have had people come in because Mom's or Grandma's finally after 80 years died. So yes will agree if you pay a little more you are better off, cheaper ones may be less in the beginning but if you have to replace it you have saved nothing. I know that several women got Kitchen Aid or Calphalon for Christmas because help several husbands with getting for their wives and when I said they are made in Ohio, all the others and showed them were made in China especially all the Food Network kitchen products (all of them).

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Hi, last year I bought a Kitchen Aid, after doing a good research on the best ones. Kitchen Aid came out quite high on the list. I love mine, and so far it has laster longer than any cheap model. You do get what you pay for.

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I actually use a little mini processor that I got for about $10 at Wal-mart (think it's progressive brand) It accommodates about a cup and just does simple dicing- it will also puree if you keep on pulsing. It's been great for me since I didn't need all the features of a larger model. I also like that it can sit on my counter full time and not take up too much room. Might be a good option for you too!


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I'm really beginning to think I need to get a food processor. The thing is, I've never had one, I have no idea what a good brand/size would be.

I would be using it mostly for veggies I think, just chopping things up. And also for really finely dicing them to add to dishes that could use a little more vegetables in them.

So what is your favorite one?


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