Which Food Processor Is Right For Me?Aug 26
Over the years, food processors have been growing and changing, for the better! What was a basic machine years ago can now multitask in a big way.
A few tips on how to select the right food processor:
- The more attachments, the better. You want a machine that can perform multiple tasks, and cater to multiple scenarios.
- Look for units with more than one bowl size. Pushing the capacity of a unit will shorten its lifespan significantly.
- A ‘Blixer’, or a combination between a Blender and a Mixer, will have multiple speeds for everything from dicing, to liquefying. Look for a Blixer for maximum versatility.
- A vegetable prep model will have a chute that allows for the continuous feeding of large amounts of product into a container. This will be great for a larger preparation project.
If you care for your machine properly, you should get about seven years of food processing wellness. The key is to properly maintain the machine. There are two main points to remember: Wash bowls, and all parts after each use. Most parts will be dishwasher safe; this will help increase the life of your machine, as well as maintain the quality of the food. As stated above, it is important to not overload the machine. Always make sure you’ve considered the horsepower of the motor in relation to the density of the food you are processing. Also, it’s a good idea to replace the blade every so often, as they can dull with consistent use.
SAFETY FIRST: Always use the ‘food pusher’ that comes with the machine to insert food into the bowl. Even when the blade is not spinning, it is sharp enough to do considerable damage to your fingers, as well as the machine itself.
Tip: Many machines come with an automatic shut-off feature. This will help to prevent injury or damage to the machine.
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