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plantainchips Nov 23, 2010 10:03 PM

I know food processors are supposed to be able to shred veggies e.g for coleslaw, but would it be able to shred finely enough for a carrot cake? I use the fine holes on the hand grater for those, but am tired of grating by hand! (and getting my fingers shredded)

I was looking at something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DLC-1...

as it could also be used for mixing dough etc (shredding is the #1 goal but if it can multitask too..)

  1. chowser Nov 24, 2010 03:24 PM

    I pulse carrots for carrot cake and that works fine. Any food processor can be used for dough. Those dough hooks in fp aren't necessary. Just use the regular cutter and do it for about 30 seconds, rest, repeat. I've never used my dough hook on the fp.

    1. paulj Nov 24, 2010 03:32 PM

      Benriner Japanese Mandoline Slicer

      http://www.amazon.com/Harold-Import-C...

      I especially like it for the shredded carrot and daikon salad that is common in Japanese and Vietnamese cooking.

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        ZeroSignal Nov 24, 2010 04:23 PM

        +1 on the benriner

      2. Caroline1 Nov 24, 2010 05:10 PM

        My Cuisineart is at least thirty years old, maybe more. Who's counting? It does everything! I think they still make all sorts of additional disks besides those that come with the machine. I have discs that even julienne and cut French fries. I cannot imagine anyone who cooks buying a Cuisinart food processor and EVER regretting. Go for it!

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