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 Post subject: Re: Food Processor
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:59 am 
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ldkelley wrote:
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1) I already have the slicer and grater attachments for my Kitchenaid, which I shouldn't remind my husband about. They really don't work on softer foods well. I wonder what the options are in this area.
2) I am making vegetable soup tonight and wondering if that dicing attachment really would work on sweet potato or not. Or just soft fruits/veggies.
3) Will the 14c really mix stiff bread dough or am I going to burn another FP out? Because I *do* have the those slicing attachments...


I tend to use my mandolin for julienne work, my f/p for shredding or slicing and my K/A mixer for dough. The mandolin isn't my go to for really firm stuff like sweet pots though, I'm a bit freaked out at the blades even with a cut resistant glove, so I use the f/p for those. It works wonderfully on regular potatoes, apples, zucchini, etc.

The new 11 cup I'm looking at doesn't use the same blades that I own (big drag) but the slicing blade is adjustable, so I won't need to store a box of disks (which is a big plus). I lose the julienne function (unless I can buy a new blade that does this) but honestly I think the mandolin covers the few times I need to do matchstick apples or french fries.

I can pretty much say I'd not make any dough in the f/p. I used to make pizza dough in there but switched to the Lahey dough which I much prefer.

I'm tuning out that there are grater and slicer attachments for the KA. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Food Processor
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:47 pm 
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By coincidence, Serious Eats has what to say on your FP choice:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2017/10/best ... eview.html

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:36 am 
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I replaced my Cuisinart with a Breville Sous Chef about 2 years ago.

It's the best I've ever owned, and probably the last one I'll ever need to buy. Solid - Quiet (relatively speaking) - everything fits together smoothly - doesn't leak - easy to clean. Because of the way the blade stem is designed to fit over the center post, it's got a real deep capacity for liquids. Adjustable slicing blade.

I'd never go back to a Cuisinart.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:47 pm 
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I got the cuisinart at Costco. It's way lighter than the one I am replacing but on it's first test (breadcrumbs) it works a heck of a lot better. The downside I'm seeing is that it's much taller than my old one and won't fit under my cabinets.
And the blade is super sharp, I slashed my finger as I'd forgotten I put it in the sink.
I think I'll keep it but need to rejig my kitchen counter set up.


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 Post subject: Re: Food Processor
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:00 pm 
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I am leaning towards the Cuisinart 11c because it will fit the blades I already have or the RoboCoupe that Serious Eats recommended which comes with various blades. It turns out that my current unit is still running, but I don't that is for very long - it must have overheated (it was smoking pretty good) and turned itself off. So I think it is on it's last legs.

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