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Apr 23, 2011 02:45 PM

Best Food Process for Chopping & Slicing Vegetables (does it exist?)

I will be as brief as possible, and thank you all in advance for any advice you can offer.

I have severe limitations in my upper limbs and find cooking both painful and difficult. It's been 15 years since I've enjoyed cooking and I miss it terribly.

I am hoping that a food processor or other kitchen implements may be of help.

I've read other posts about food processors, and perhaps the Magimix or Bosch are what I need, but they may also be overkill. I don't mind spending the money, as long as the item(s) work for my needs.

Which brand or processor is the best for CHOPPING (if such exists -- I've no idea) and slicing. I've tried so called dicer/choppers in the past and they puree, they do not chop or dice. *laughs* I am thusly of the opinion that there is no such device.

Ideally, it would be nice to have a slicer that would allow me to set the thickness of the vegetables I'm slicing.

Being able to shred and grate cheeses would be nice too.

Most of the foods I cook involve vegetables.

Any advice or help for a physically challenged individual who needs some help cutting, chopping and slicing?

Thanks so much.



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  1. If you want food processor where slicer will allow you set the thickness the Cuisinart Elite line has a slicing blade that is adjustable from 1-6 mm. The grater is two sided for regular and smaller size grating.

    As far as chopping, IME most food processors chop pretty evenly if you use pulse but you need to do some pre slicing and really watch it while it's working. For example, onions should be cut into 1/4ths before being put in and chopped the rest of the way.