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laurachow Dec 20, 2008 08:38 PM

Our Cuisinart finally broke, and now we're in the market for a new food processor. Cuisinart seems to dominate the market for this particular appliance, but does anyone have recommendations for other brands that you like?

I don't use my food processor a lot, but when I need it ... I need it. I love it for things like making hummus and slicing big batches of onions to be nice and thin for things like onion soup. Most of my other chopping or veggie prep, I just do by hand with a sharp knife.

Thanks for your opinions.

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  1. Cpt Wafer RE: laurachow Dec 21, 2008 07:31 AM

    Here's a link to a recent and informative thread discussing various food processors.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/432903

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      laurachow RE: Cpt Wafer Dec 21, 2008 09:52 AM

      Thanks for the link. Guess it is clear what to buy if you have plenty of cash to spend. But, after reading the Real Simple reviews, with my limited budget I'll probably be purchasing another Cuisinart. Thanks!

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        Cpt Wafer RE: laurachow Dec 21, 2008 10:39 AM

        Anytime! Macy's was running a pretty good sale on them. It may still be on. I'd start there.

    2. Caralien RE: laurachow Dec 22, 2008 01:08 PM

      Have you thought of a mandoline and immersion blender instead?

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        laurachow RE: Caralien Dec 22, 2008 05:12 PM

        We have an immersion blender and a countertop blender, but I don't find either of them is adequate for processing things like hummus. But, I'm sure at some point a mandoline will be on my wish list, too.

      2. Caitlin McGrath RE: laurachow Dec 22, 2008 06:23 PM

        I have been happy as a clam with my KitchenAid food processor for over 5 years.

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          MEH RE: Caitlin McGrath Dec 24, 2008 05:24 AM

          I'm a big fan of Kitchenaid Food Processors also.

          Mary
          www.BestinKitchen.com

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            srgoodman RE: Caitlin McGrath Dec 24, 2008 06:09 AM

            In the last year or two KA has re-sourced from Robot-Coupe in France to an unknown manufacturer in China. Many people feel that the change has resulted in a lower quality product.

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