food processers

callie8799April 16, 2013

just wondering how many people have and use a food processor? I am talking about the large ones such as a KA 8 cup. Average use? every day? once a month?

why I ask... I watched QVC that was showing a K. A. and it got me thinking.

Thanks in advance,
Deb

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MizLizzie

I think most folks here are hand-choppers, just a guess. I have a 20-year old Zyliss manual chopper, built back when they were good, and a Swissmar Borner mandoline. Nothing to plug in, tho. Sometimes I think I might like one, but I fear it would become clutter. It will be interesting to see what others say.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 10:12PM
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willtv

I think it depends on your cooking needs and style.
I have an 11 cup Cuisinart that I use about twice a month.
It's just the two of us so I hand chop most things.
But if I'm cooking for a crowd or making certain things, I couldn't work without it.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 10:33PM
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ellenandco

I use my cuisinart several times a week. It's a 7 cup model, I think. I've had it for 14 years. Pie crust, shredding cheese or grating large quantities of anything, pasta dough, thin sliced potatoes and carrots, baby food making (4 kids worth!), endless uses! I also have a cuisinart mini prep that's been making daily morning smoothies (among other tasks like grinding parmesan cheese) for about 3 years now.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 10:38PM
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jellytoast

I have a Cuisinart but it is quite small. There are only two of us, so it works well for us and I use it regularly. If I had to drag out a large food processor, I don't think I'd use it nearly as often, if ever. I also have a small chopper that fits on the end of my stick blender and I use that thing constantly for chopping onions, garlic, herbs,nuts, etc.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 11:37PM
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itsallaboutthefood

I use my large 20 year old cuisinart about 2 times a year. We have a smaller one which I might use 4 times a year.

However, I use my mortar and pestle about once a week.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 12:13AM
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bons

I use my Cuisinart several times a week. Not for chopping an onion or anything like that, but for making some cookies doughs, pie crusts, or chopping nuts into flour. I can't imagine not having it. Oh yeah, it's also great for shredding carrots or zucchini with the shredding attachment that comes with it.

Bonnie

This post was edited by bons on Wed, Apr 17, 13 at 1:49

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 1:48AM
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suzanne_sl

I have had one in the past, but it always turned out to be more trouble to clean than the time it saved to use. I don't even recall what happened to it. The only thing I ever miss it for is grating carrots for carrot and raisin salad.

I still own a small one. I think one of the children left it here in one of those school-home-school-home-job moves. I use it maybe once or twice a year.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 2:01AM
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deedles

I have a big KA (12 years old and still going strong: replaced the work bowl once already) and use it more like Ellenandnco said; big prep for crowds or big soup, shredding things etc. Also I like the citrus juicer attachment and do use that quite a bit. I do make my pie crust in there as well. I wouldn't want to be without it even if I don't bring it out every day.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 2:06AM
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Debbi Branka

I have a KA 12 cup. I don't use it often; it's stored in the island cabinet. But when I do use it, I love it! It's been great recently for making pico.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 9:21AM
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