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phr208 Apr 18, 2011 06:24 PM

Relatively new to using food processors here. I have a new Cuisinart 4-cup food processor. I was making asparagus soup tonight, and I knew that I had to puree the soup in small batches. My first batch was only filled about halfway (at the most, SLIGHTLY more than halfway), and a half second press on "grind" still resulted in splashing all over me and the counter. I feel like even if I had filled the bowl less than halfway, it still would have resulted in splashing. The lid and the bowl were completely latched. Is there something wrong with my food processor or should I just totally abandon the idea of using this mini food processor for pureeing soups?

  1. caiatransplant Apr 18, 2011 06:38 PM

    My experience is that it's better to puree liquids (like soup) in a blender. I filled my Cuisinart over the half way mark and succeeded in having it run all over my counter, the processor base and my dog (who was waiting patiently for any handouts). Thicker stuff works much better.

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      escondido123 Apr 19, 2011 08:17 AM

      I would recommend getting an immersion blender if you plan to do soups regularly. You can puree right in the pot even while the liquid is hot.

      1. C. Hamster Apr 19, 2011 09:47 AM

        You need a bigger food processor. A 7 or 11 cup.

        The baby one is a chopper/grinder for dry stuff and very small amounts of liquid.

        I have them both and I seriously couldn't imagine even trying to puree soup in the mini.

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