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10-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Can someone advise me if it is necessary to get vitamix dry blades container if I already own a culsinart food processor?
I want to use it to bleed seeds and nuts. I find it difficult to blend them in a vitamix wet containers without adding water.
10-07-2010, 01:03 PM
i have yet to use my dry blade container.
I use the wet one for nut butters and etc (which you dont apparently like).
I just dont use mine at all. When I need seeds ground i use a coffee mill
10-08-2010, 02:40 PM
I use my Vita-Mix dry container often! Love it. In fact, I just used it last night to grind some raw bread ingredients. It's quick, easy and whatever I grind [nuts, seeds etc.] processes more uniform and in less time than with any other equipment I have used for basic grinding. Plus, it's great for prepping both large as well as small batches.
You can certainly use your Cuisinart for grinding nuts and seeds. However, if your Cuisinart is largish, grinding small batches of nuts/seeds/etc. could prove difficult as there may be too much space to warrant proper grinding. Through my past experience, a Cuisinart mini-prep [also available is a 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder] can do a good job as its blades are reversible especially for grinding. And yes, for smallish batches you can also utilize a coffee grinder or spice mill if you have either. Give your Cuisinart a go and see how you fare. :) ...then from there you can better decide what you feel is best.
10-09-2010, 02:16 AM
I have 3 containers (lg and small wet AND dry) and when I am "cookin' " they are all three dirty along with my 14 cup food processor. VitaMix had a sale on the small wet and dry containers a while back and I got a notice in the mail. They are great for make small dessert/breakfast sorts of things as well...like porridge. I will often use my dry container to grind seeds and then pour that out and blend some soft fruit for a porridge. It does not ABSOLUTELY have to be dry in the dry container.
So yes. I love the dry container. I find that the coffee grinder is not enough volume for what I need and the food processor is not good for those sorts of things....never could get the cuisinart to chop up my flax seeds.
So, if I had to make a choice, and I don't like doing this, then I would say get the dry container or try using your wet one with small amounts....that should work too. Then I would get food processor. It depends upon how much you need.
Depends on how much space you have for storage in your kitchen... I just dry out my wet VM container, and it works like a charm. I fill no more than 3-4 cups at a time then blend, and it's as good as the dry. Different blade, but it's still great.
11-03-2010, 08:56 AM
Like Eva, I use just the one container and it works fine. I prefer to own as little items as possible, especially since it's not really necessary.
11-03-2010, 11:02 AM
I have got one and never used it - I thought about using it to grind seeds, but never have.
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