(Closed) Stand mixer vs. food processor

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you choose a stand mixer or a food processor?
    Stand mixer : (29 votes)
    67 %
    Food processor : (14 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    5892 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    in my mind, this is like comparing apples and oranges.  i use my food processor all the time and love it, but i use my handmixer for completely different things.

    Post # 4
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    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think you should just put both on the list. You never know if a couple of people will be more generous than you’re expecting, and it can’t hurt.

    Post # 5
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    They are both two totally different machines, and I couldn’t live without either one. I suggest that you put both on your registry and have your guests choose for you. Who knows, you may get surprised and you might get both. Friends and family have been known to combine funds to get one very nice gift 🙂

    Post # 6
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    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Hmmm, I love my stand mixer, but I also bake a lot (not good for the weight-loss efforts!). If you dont’ bake often, but you do slice/shred a lot, as you said, then I’d go with a nice food processor.

    The stand mixer has become more popular, but a lot of people get it and don’t bake or use it that often and it ends up being expensive decor for their kitchen.

    Post # 7
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I grew up in a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer house hold.  First of all, my mom had hers for about 35+ years before she replaced it with a higher model.  It still worked pretty well so she gave it to me.  I got a new one for our wedding and I still haven’t decided what to do with the old one.  Second of all, you can get attachments for the Kitchen-Aid that do the extra things (slicing/shredding etc.) http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/product/FPPA/  They even make pasta rollers and ice cream makers!

    Post # 8
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    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It depends. Do you do more baking or more cooking?  A stand mixer is better for the former; a food processor for the latter. Ultimately I think a food processor is more versatile, even though love love love my KitchenAid and use it all the time.

    If it’s a question of what to put on your registry, I agree with everyone else – do both!

    Post # 9
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    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I agree with MzMarzipan, I love using a kitchen aid, I think it’s way more versitile than a food processor.  you call buy all kinds of attachements for it: slicing/shredding/pasta maker/ice cream bowl as well as a dozen others im forgetting.  I work with both in my profession and  we use the kitchen aid a heck of a lot more than the food processor.

    ETA: I probably should have read MzMarzipan’s whole reply because she mentioned pretty much exactly what i did with the pasta maker/ice cream bowl etc..oops!

    Post # 10
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    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I only voted on the food processor because we don’t currently have one so we’re asking for one, but we have a stand mixer and I’ll tell you that it’s the greatest kitchen invention known to man! It cuts down on cooking time/work so much! I’d definitely go for the stand mixer if we didn’t already have one. I think it’s a good idea for you to ask for both too!

    Post # 11
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    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am not sure if I would use a stand mixer if I had one but I have always wanted one. I think I would opt for a Vitamix Blender for myself for a big splurge.

    I think you should add both-they are different appliances!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think you should register for both.  Why not?  I have both and use my food processor WAY more, but they really aren’t either/or.  They do completely different things… 

    Post # 13
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted food processor just because I use mine more than the stand mixer but I registered for both.

    Post # 14
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    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    What everyone else said! Register for both. Different applications for both appliances. I use my stand mixer most often, but my food processor is great for making massive amount of chicken salad for showers. It’s worth it to have both of them. Once you get used to your stand mixer, the hand mixer becomes secondary. I still have a stand mixer I use occasionally when I really need air in a batter. Hand mixers work better for that than stands. Tonight, I’m making coconut macaroons. I get to play with my stand mixer’s whip!

    Post # 15
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    14 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @2bMrsG: I totally agree that it’s the greatest kitchen invention known to man! 

    I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer constantly.  I think it was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten.  I can’t imagine my kitchen without it.  My food processor only gets used infrequently.

    Post # 16
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    They are completely different things I voted the mixer but I already have a KitchenAid Stand mixer so on my registery is a food processor

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