(Closed) Food Process vs Blender

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How can we make our smoothies?
    Can use the food processor as is : (0 votes)
    Can get a blender attachment for food processor : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Sorry you need to get a blender : (14 votes)
    64 %
    Yum...I love smoothies too! : (3 votes)
    14 %
    I have no idea, but still want to vote : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t know about using a food processor as a blender but I have been loving my ninja blender. The blades go up the blender and it makes everything so frothy! 

    Post # 5
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    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    IDK but I love watching food processors on cooking shows! Bad ass piece of equipment!

    Post # 6
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    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My understanding is that a blender will get things like soups, margaritas etc much smoother. Food processors are better for things like salsa, dough for bread, shredding coleslaw etc so I think it’s good to get both if you can.

     

    I’m going for the kitchen trifecta and adding in a stick blender to our registry.

     

    Post # 7
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @subola:  You’re welcome! 

    Post # 9
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    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @subola:  I think they are quicker to use and easier to clean. You don’t always want to whip out a big gadget for a quick meal.

    Post # 11
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    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I have a magic bullet knock off blender (sized for one person) for smoothies and I love it! I also have a regular size big blender, but I only use it when I’m making large batches of cocktails, which doesn’t happen all that often. I think overall the food processor is more useful. I mostly use it to make pastry, grind up bread crumbs or meat, and shred veggies. I also have a stick blender for making pureed soups.

    Lord, this post is making me sound like a kitchen gadget freak! I love to cook and have good tools!

    Post # 12
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    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @subola:  With a stick blender you can puree soup right in the pot. You don’t have to dirty a blender, and a big bowl to pour the soup in afterwards. And you don’t have to cool food down before blending it, you can blend it up while it’s hot. Such a great little gadget!

    Post # 13
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I got a Ninja that is a blender and processor so I didn’t have to purchase both.  I use it for smoothies a lot more, but Darling Husband has used to processor for soups.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have both but I use a blender for smoothies.  I imagine it would be easier to get everything smoother in a blender because of the shape of the blender (longer), I’ve never tried making smoothies in a food processor.  As other people mentioned, a magic bullet type of device would also work well. 

    Post # 16
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    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Two seperate appliances, as they do different things / serve different purposes*.  Wouldn’t do without either of them in my kitchen.

    That said, lol I happen to have a dual-one (both appliances fit on one base) that I got when I was married the first time over 30 years ago.. still works like a dream.

    I did a quick GOOGLE and see that there are some companies that still make modern versions of such units… Cuisinart – Black & Decker – Oster.

    Means less to store… but of course if the motor goes, then both appliances are out of commission.

    Plus if you are a Smoothie Lover, or have a wonderful backyard deck or patio… then your Blender is gonna get a work-out… so having a seperate appliance can make a lot of sense.

    *Blenders have close together blades that are turned upwards like prongs… they have the ability to grind thru ice or frozen ingredients (important for making Drinks like Cocktails / Smoothies).  Food Processors don’t have these… they mix & mash more than blend & smash !!

    Hope this helps,

     

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