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Aug 12, 2010 09:52 AM

What do you do with your food processor blades?

Yeah, that pretty much says it. In my kitchen, the primary chopping blade - the one I use most often - lives inside the processor itself. But the thing came with at least three other attachments that I can think of, which I very rarely use, and I have yet to find a suitable storage solution for those. They're too sharp to have loose in a drawer or cupboard. I hate to admit it, but I've actually been keeping them in the molded styrofoam packaging they came in, and then on top of a cabinet. The whole setup is ugly, completely out of my 5'6" reach (possibly why I don't use them?) and a colossal waste of space.

I'm sure I'm missing an obvious solution. I've thought about putting them in a lower cupboard in some sort of plastic bin with a lid, but I have yet to find one that's the right size or shape. Anybody have any suggestions that I can be embarrassed for not thinking of myself? TIA!

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  1. As you've figured out, mine sit in a disposable Gladware container in a corner cabinet (where my other storage containers, stick blender and hand mixer also live). The higher-end food processors have blade/disc holders that you can find online:

    1. Although my Cuisinart food processor is fairly old, I have a covered storage container that was designed to hold the blades, slicing and shredding discs, and the stem that some of the blades attach to.

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      1. re: CindyJ

        I have something similar, only without the cover. Works fine. I have 2 of them to hold all my blades.

      2. I have too many disks to fit in one of those nifty Cuisinart holders, so I bought a clear plastic hotel pan where I can stack them upright like a file. I store them under the counter.

        1. You can find clear plastic shoeboxes with lids at Container Store. I use these to hold all sorts of kitchen gadgets, from FP blades and cookie cutters, and I use a smaller "pencil case" type box for metal decorating tips.

          1. Just got a new toy/model from Cuisinart. The new one came with a housing container for all the blades and discs.