View Full Version : Vitamix instead of food processor
09-25-2008, 01:47 PM
I do not have a food processor and I am probably going to buy a vitamix. I was wondering if I need a food processor as well, or will the vitamix be fine?
Others may disagree -- but I use a blender when recipes call for a food processor. I just sometimes have to stop and start it if they don't call for items to be pureed. Should be fine. :)
09-25-2008, 02:08 PM
I think with a little creativity, you could make either work as your only appliance. I have made smoothies in my fp, for example. If I had to choose, though, I'd probably choose the Vitamix.
There are inexpensive manual tools --grater, mandoline, manual nut chopper, garlic press, etc.-- that can sub for a food processor in many cases. I have gotten most of the little manual tools I have from antique malls or discount stores. 'Course, I am kitchen gadget junkie....and I prefer hand tools, not appliances.
Ha, Emma-Liza... Wanna know something funny? I press garlic with a big knife, but I crack almonds in a garlic press. Haha.
09-25-2008, 02:13 PM
I have blender, have food processor and never owned Vitamix. So far no reason to invest in one as my blender is from my Bosch bread machine....very powerful.....
09-25-2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks everyone for your responses,
I think I will just go ahead and get the Vitamix. I wont get a food processor just yet, unless I come across a really good deal!
09-25-2008, 10:16 PM
You won't go wrong, you will absolutely love it. We have one, even before I knew or even thought about going RAW!! What a great investment.:)
09-26-2008, 11:04 PM
Adding Water to food in a Vita-Mix makes the Food do a better job of chopping. Buy the Vita-Mix and a CHEAP Food Processor will do the trick.
09-26-2008, 11:28 PM
I got by okay using a $60 osterizer 12 speed blender that came with a food processor attachment. Works well, but the fp attachment leaks if I put even the tiniest amount of liquid in it. I keep a towel handy to wipe up the spatters. Now I have a vitamix which is better than I imagined. My old osterizer is still sitting on the counter, and will stay there until I shell out for a real food processor. That will be after I get a dehydrator! :)
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