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The Food Processor

One Great Gadget

Like your own personal prep chef, this versatile contraption slices, chops, shreds, grinds, purees, juices and kneads dough in a jiffy.

Making Adjustments

Food processors come with standard blade attachments that get you through the basics of chopping and slicing. From there, you can go bonkers with attachments that let you juice, knead, whip and more.

Mastering Mise en Place

The best way to work with a food processor is to handle like tasks together. Therefore, a little recipe reconnaissance is in order. Start with ingredients that need chopping, then switch attachments to shred or mince.

Creating the Cuisinart

While traveling in France, American Carl Sontheimer observed an industrial blender at a cooking show. Inspired, he developed a modified version for home cooks--christening it "Cuisinart" in 1973.

Dec. 2, 2009 12:28 am
I just picked up a used Cuisinart (7-cup prep). Any words of advice regarding this food processor?
Dec. 2, 2009 8:58 am
The books "the food processor bible" by norene gilletz AND/OR "125 best Food Processor recipes" by georgr geary ARE an alsolute Must for anyone starting out in the food processor world! My personal favorite the KA 12 cup food processor! :-)
Dec. 2, 2009 12:24 pm
Glad I looked in here. I'm going to buy a processor, but think I'm going to the 7 cup, simply because I cook for one normally, and my space is limited. Thanks for the hint about the "f.p. bible", as I was looking at that. Will look forward to comments about the 7 cupper. Cookiegirl
Jan. 24, 2010 2:10 pm
I just bought an 11-cup capacity Cuisinart. I like it, but didn't know the liquid capacity was only 3 cups. Seems hard to find that info, I would like to research a similar-sized food processor with a larger liquid capacity if it exists. My counter space is very limited and the height of the machine also has to fit under the cabinets.
Nov. 24, 2012 3:48 pm
where can I find a pusher for my Jack Lalane juicer. I ordered 2 from nternet both wrong size.
Jan. 29, 2013 9:04 am
16 cup Breville Sous Chef!
Apr. 22, 2013 7:55 pm
Just received my Cuisinart food processor from Amazon and it's great. I want to share my Amazon promo code for 50% off - You will not be disappointed.
Oct. 8, 2013 1:16 am
My 25 yo food processor just died so I was given a never-used Braun with lots of attachments. Think I need to pick up the Food Processor Bible to get some ideas on putting them to use. Thanks for the tip!
Mar. 4, 2015 1:47 pm
Looking for Reuben sandwich spread recipe my aunt used to make. Very easy. Any suggestions?
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