View Full Version : Food Processor- which one do you use?
03-21-2006, 06:13 PM
I am just embarking on my raw journey and was looking to buy a food processor. I've never been much of a chef...but I am so inspired by all the fabulous recipes flying around here...So I am making the big jump and going out to buy a food processor to assist in my mission. So which kind do you use?
03-21-2006, 07:39 PM
cuisinart 7 cup--by far my best raw food appliance
03-21-2006, 09:40 PM
I use a cheap wal mart brand and it works great. I have had it for 2 years and it is still going strong... Now the dehydrator and juicer, those 2 appliances I chose expensive ones and am glad, but I find my inexpensive food processor to be just fine.
03-21-2006, 09:45 PM
I use an old hamilton beach one still works fine so far.
03-21-2006, 10:27 PM
I love my Cuisinart 11 cup,
and I hear the Black and Decker for about $40 sold at Walmart and Kmart is excellent, recommended by Alissa and many on this board.
03-22-2006, 11:46 AM
Great to hear from you..will check out walmart for the black and decker!!
You guys rock!!
03-22-2006, 12:54 PM
Nope - it's not the Black and Decker -- it's the Hamilton Beach for $29.99 at Target. That's what Alissa uses and recommends. (Not the Black & Decker $40 one.)
03-22-2006, 01:40 PM
I use a 14 year old Cuisinart which is a workhorse and, I understand, assembled totally different (and better) than the current ones.
See Shivananda's comments in the "Cheeep appliances" thread (I don't know how to insert thread addresses here, sorry!). He has done a fabulous job of comparing many of these appliances and explaining what to look for.
Good luck....by the way, I think the one Alissa uses in her video looks very easy to use!
03-22-2006, 01:47 PM
I have an 11-cup Cuisinart that I have had for at least 10 years now, but purchased the 14-cup last year. The 11-cup seemed too many for many recipes. But I have an unually large family and felt like I could really use it - and I do - several times a week. I have heard the $40 Black and Decker is a good one too.
Another purchase you might consider is a small mini-processor. I have an old Oscar that I've had literally since college and I use it almost daily. It minces, purees, and does a load of work for me - especially when I need to do something small like herbs or guacamole. The thread mentioned above is a really helpful one for buying appliances - do check it out.
03-22-2006, 02:20 PM
See Shivananda's comments in the "Cheeep appliances" thread (I don't know how to insert thread addresses here, sorry!). He has done a fabulous job of comparing many of these appliances and explaining what to look for.Thanks, you're welcome, and here it is: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11944
As a bottom line summary, for the link- challenged, if you only have $50 or so to spend I'd get a Black & Decker 450 watt or better at Target or Walmart, but if you have $150 or so to spend (online, @ discountjuicers.com and others), the KitchenAid 12 cup is a hands down winner.
And my reasons for not recommending Cuisinart at all are detailed elsewhere. No upset intended if you have already one, just not something I would never let a good friend buy.:)
03-22-2006, 04:32 PM
Gossh....Thanks you guys! I really appreicate all your posts!!
Okay... I think I've narrowed down my search I found a used one...Cuisinart super pro DLC-7....but I have heard some bad things about cuisinart-so I don't know..or I was going to go with the Hamilton Beach (the one from Target)...RAWTRUTH do you have model 70560?
Thanks again guys..I can't wait to make the date nut torte!!
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