Good appliances make serving drinks and food at home much easier. Food processors are one of the most useful tools in anyone’s kitchen.
These tabletop appliances help in chopping and dicing greens, whipping dips, pureeing sauces, and preparing emulsions. They save time in tasks like kneading and mixing dough, shredding potatoes, crushing nuts, or grinding meat. Some models have disc accessories for producing French fries or vegetable slices.
There are many versions to fit different families’ cooking needs and serving sizes. The prices and warranties of various models reflect their durability and versatility in meeting kitchen demands.
Food processor types
Full-size processors are great for those who cook or bake a lot, or who serve a large family. Most have capacities from 5 to 20 cups, and many come with several blades and discs to prepare various foods. Common accessories include shredding and cutting discs, hooks for dough mixes, and various blades for chopping, mincing, and pureeing.
Mini-size processors are smaller units having from 2 to 4 cup capacities which perform similarly but for smaller batches of ingredients. Many look like simpler food choppers. A mini model may cost a lot less than full-sized ones.
Food choppers are just what they are, small tools just powerful enough to dice an onion or grind nuts. Many popular models are handheld devices with manual mechanisms which are cranked to grind or hand-slapped to chop ingredients on cutting boards.
Minis are designed to produce small amounts of nuts, herbs, and peppers for a small recipe or salad. They’re particularly handy for quickly and neatly slicing onions.
Baby food makers are all-in-ones which are used steam or puree ingredients. These are more convenient and fool-proof to use than any one appliance or cookware and make it easy for new parents to learn how prepare food for their baby. Many owners dedicate these to making baby food so that their main food processor remains ready for regular uses. (more…)