What Food Processor Am I Getting For Christmas?
I wanted to tell you about the new food processor I just ordered from Amazon.com, one of my favorite online sources for cookware, cutlery & just about anything else you can use in your kitchen. Plus, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping on orders over $79.00.
I did a bunch of research online and in my cooking magazines and came up with the 12-Cup KitchenAid 750 Food Processor. It was this model or the 12-Cup KitchenAid Ultra Wide Mouth 760 but one review talked about how this model had a safety switch in the feed tube that made processing some foods more difficult.
The 760 also has a few more attachments but more than likely I wouldn't be using them so why pay the extra price? Both models come with 2 blades, one multi-purpose blade for chopping, mincing, blending or emulsifying and a dough blade to mix and knead dough for bread and pizza. They also come with slicing and shredding disks for slicing and shredding.
Both models also come with a handy 4-cup mini work bowl for smaller jobs like chopping fresh herbs, mincing garlic, chopping nuts. This way you don't have to dirty the big bowl when not necessary.
There are bigger models and smaller models, but I think 12-cup capacity is just fine. Unless you are a going to use it in a professional kitchen, there most likely aren't too many times you're going to need a 16-cup capacity. But if you do, they're out there too.
I also like that the KitchenAid models come with a storage case to hold the blades, discs and cleaning tool. Keeps them safe and you safe from cutting yourself with loose blades floating around.
An alternative to the KitchenAid processors is the 11-cup Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus. Cuisinart is the originator of the first American food processors and makes great machines. One attractive feature over the KitchenAid is the warranty. Cuisinart offers a 3-year warranty on the entire machine, 10 years on the motor while KitchenAid offers a 1-year warranty.
Whichever company or model you choose, you can't go wrong. These guys both make great processors and both have some fun colors to choose from too.
Attention Internet Shopper - You will want to get your holiday shopping done this week and next week if you plan to have it in time unless you want to pay for expedited shipping and that can be very costly.