View Full Version : Food Processor Advice
11-10-2006, 03:37 PM
Our food processor has renetly died, and we are going to buy a new one this weekend. We would like to be able to get something quality, since we have used it at least once a day since going raw. Obviously, that increases the price, and I think that we will probably go with a 7 cup one. Is this sufficient? Our fears are that it will not be big enough, and we may have to go with a less quality brand name and 10 cup processor. Any thoughts or advice on this?
11-10-2006, 04:49 PM
I own a Black and Decker 10-cup model (paid around $30-35 for it) and I've had it for almost 3 years now. I use it almost daily and it's still going strong!
With the least expensive models, I think sometimes it's just a matter of knowing when to stop it and let it rest and this can be something as simple as stopping on occasion to scrape the sides down.
Sharon in Colorado
11-10-2006, 04:50 PM
I have an 11 cup Kitchenaid, and sometimes I wish I had a 14 cup.
I would buy at least an 11 cup. The Kitchenaid is great as well, high quality, great blades, etc.
I got a great deal on Amazon.com, with a rebate and a couple of free paring knives, plus free shipping.
I decided on the Kitchenaid as it was rated #1 at the time, with Consumer Reports. this was a few years ago.
11-11-2006, 05:56 PM
I have gone through a few processors -- my GE spindle cracked & the cuisinart plastic locking pieces gave way. I now have a 10 cup black & decker - it works just fine. I like the shape of the bowl, the tall spindle of the s-blade so it is easy to grip to remove, and the simple locking mechanism. I'm hoping mine lasts as yours, Rawkinlocs!!! oh, I bought it at Target for $39.00 -- it was on sale. I think the regular price was $45 or 49.
11-12-2006, 10:37 AM
I am going to invest in the 12 cup Kitchenaid model. It's going to be my Christmas present this year! I got to test one out when I went to a local Level 1 Class (my teacher was certified by Alissa), and I really liked it a lot. It had a nice solid base that didn't move around and it seemed very powerful. My teacher thought the 12 cup size was ideal for a lot of recipes. The Kitchenaids continue to be rated the best on Consumer Reports, too. I've been living on green smoothies and salads, so I can't wait to get my food processor and try out some more recipes. :)
11-12-2006, 10:47 AM
I have an 11 cup Cuisinart from Costco and love it. With a receipt I have never had an problems getting a new one too. Once it the top would not click in, so it was a return, but glad with the return process. About $155 later I am still very happy and still would go this way for me.
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