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    Bonnie G #2
    Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:15 am
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    You know of all the gadgets I have a FP is not one of them. I've thought about it and wanted one but like you wondered if it was worth the price, the kitchen space and the times it'd be used. After reading all these posts I'm thinking it has to be on my "I want list" for the next gift when DH needs some ideas.

    Specially if it'd help me with making pie crust
    **Tinkerbell**
    Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:53 pm
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    Isabella's Can Opener wrote:
    I remember trying to grate that on a box grater. Prolly why I overlook any recipe asking for fresh grated. But now that you brought it up I will have to rethink the idea. (looks for my hatchet first so I can make chute sized pieces)


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    I would never have made it again either if I'd had to do it on the box grater the first time. I could not believe how tough that root was! My mom is here visiting and she said my grandmother used to put her horseradish root in the meat grinder. Still we'd have to hack through the root to make it small enough to put in the chute.
    **Tinkerbell**
    Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:05 pm
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    Bonnie G #2 wrote:
    You know of all the gadgets I have a FP is not one of them. I've thought about it and wanted one but like you wondered if it was worth the price, the kitchen space and the times it'd be used. After reading all these posts I'm thinking it has to be on my "I want list" for the next gift when DH needs some ideas.

    Specially if it'd help me with making pie crust


    Well, color me shocked! icon_eek.gif
    Really? You don't have an FP?
    Seriously, it's one of those things that I do like having, even if it's not the first thing I reach for. But I have vowed to try some more slicing and dicing in it.
    tasb
    Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:43 pm
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    **Tinkerbell** wrote:
    Bonnie G #2 wrote:
    You know of all the gadgets I have a FP is not one of them. I've thought about it and wanted one but like you wondered if it was worth the price, the kitchen space and the times it'd be used. After reading all these posts I'm thinking it has to be on my "I want list" for the next gift when DH needs some ideas.

    Specially if it'd help me with making pie crust


    Well, color me shocked! icon_eek.gif
    Really? You don't have an FP?
    Seriously, it's one of those things that I do like having, even if it's not the first thing I reach for. But I have vowed to try some more slicing and dicing in it.


    I am with Tinkerbell on this one, I am shocked too that Bonnie doesn't have a FP. Yeah we are laying on the pressure now. icon_lol.gif
    Bonnie G #2
    Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:37 am
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    Well, I'll tell you it's in my "MUST HAVE" list now - but got to figure out which one to get as I know nothing about them. icon_redface.gif
    duonyte
    Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:42 pm
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    I would not have gotten through graduate school without the FP. I was working full time and taking a heavy load. The FP allowed me to cook good food more easily. I find that I can use my immersion blender for many tasks, but the FP is still a great little workhorse.
    Bonnie G #2
    Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:45 am
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    So any recommendations on what FP to consider and the size that's most convenient? icon_question.gif
    Isabella's Can Opener
    Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:44 am
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    Bonnie G #2 wrote:
    So any recommendations on what FP to consider and the size that's most convenient? icon_question.gif


    I suspect you are going to get a lot of input on this so here is mine. icon_smile.gif

    While thinking about it I actually have more of these than I thought. There are 2 that I use the most (3 if I include the coffee grinder I use as a spice mill). I normally cook for myself or one to two other people so my choices are partially based on that. I have had the best luck with the direct drive models (the bowl sits on top of the motor) as there are less moving parts and I look for the most powerful machine that I can afford at the time (never know when you might have to tackle a horseradish root) . Keep in mind the capacity of these machines is for "dry" ingredients. the "Liquid" capacity will be much less. That said, this is what I currently use on a regular basis...

    The smaller of the two is a 3 cup dry capacity machine, http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DLC-2AW-Mini-Prep-Processor-White/dp/B0000645YL/ref=dp_ob_title_kitchen I grab this one for the small jobs like chopping garlic onions herbs etc. I also use it for single batches of home made mayo. It is small enough to keep tucked away in a cabinet.

    The larger of the two is an 8 cup dry capacity machine http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-FP1600B-8-Cup-Processor/dp/B0038KPRG6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1358513726&sr=8-3&keywords=food+processor I grab this one for my larger chores and larger batches. It is also the machine I use when making tortilla and pizza dough. I find it does an acceptable job of slicing and grating though the feed tube could be a bit bigger. The 8 cup size pretty much takes care of my needs and I rarely have to process in multiple batches. This particular machine is very affordable, easy to clean and may be a good choice to try out the whole FP concept without making a huge investment. They are available in most of the big box stores.
    Bonnie G #2
    Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:05 pm
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    Hmmm, sue like the price and it would be a great idea on trying it out and deciding how much I'd use it. The only brands I've really seen are Black and Decker and Cuisinart so don't know if they have that many types. Thanks for the info, wonder how much more it'd be to get one of the wide mouth ones to fit more items without chopping?
    **Tinkerbell**
    Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:41 pm
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    I have the Kitchenaid 12-cup FP in white. Mine's older than the one in the link, but all the same specs. I just got more accessories when I bought it way back when.

    http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KFP750OB-700-Watt-12-Cup-Processor/dp/B0002MH3OC

    I like it fine, but don't like it on the counter top, so I have to heft it in and out of the pantry shelves. It's a pretty heavy base.
    Ya'll are gonna laugh when I tell you that I may be retiring it to part-time status, as I just bought a new gadgie today! For details you'll have to check out the Lunch Bucket Crockpot thread. Oh, but I didn't end up with the Lunch Bucket! icon_rolleyes.gif
    Bonnie G #2
    Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:40 am
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    I like that one a lot, sounds like it has some strength behind the motor. Now I'm off to see what I've missed in the other thread. icon_biggrin.gif
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