(Closed) Recommend a food processor

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 6
115 posts
Blushing bee

I have a 14-cup Cuisinart and love it. The extra room comes in really handy when making doughs. I don’t have a stand mixer (yet!) so this is our all-purpose mixer. I would definitely go for the 11-cup processor if you can and even go for the 14-cup if you can. I got mine on sale and I think I paid around $200 or so.

Post # 7
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I just bought a Hamilton Beach 10 cup Chef Prep on Amazon for about $35. We’ve only had it a couple of weeks, but I really like it so far. I’ve never owned a food processor before and wanted it mostly for slicing veggies and making baby food eventually (I’m still pregnant so that will be a while). I’m going to try shredding cheese with it next. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money because I didn’t know how often I would use it.

I read lots of reviews on Amazon before deciding on this one.

Post # 8
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I received the 12 cup (with a 4 cup insert) Cuisinart for our wedding.  It is fantastic.  My mom has had her Cuisinart for almost 35 years (it was also a wedding gift) and other than the plastic crystalizing a bit on the frame, it still works wonderfully.  For me, there wasn’t another option.  lol  I did make sure to get the Cuisinart with the metal frame in order to get away from the crystalizing issue.  As a family, we’re so devoted to the brand for processors, that I call all food processors Cuisinarts (as in “I’ll just use the Cuisinart”). lol  

I really like the 12 cup because you can process or grate large amounts of stuff without changing the bowl.  If you’re shreading cheese, for example, it tends to “fluff” up, so the 12 can obviously hold a lot more.  If I’m doing small jobs (like one onion or something), I just use the 4 cup option.  If you’re using it for dough (like cookies…we always used ours for this growing up), you can double batches without a problem.

Post # 9
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a 9 cup kitchenaid that works great. They make them now with adjustable blades. A bigger one with a widemouth would be optimal but this works out well. The bigger one would be better for liquids like the salsa I make or doughs. I actually prefer making my pizza and pie doughs in this rather than my stand mixer.

Post # 10
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have the Cuisianart 7 cup one and LOVE it.  I use it for just about everything!

Post # 12
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My 12 cup kitchen aid is spectacular!

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