I'm 49, can I live without a food processor?
- Barbara76137 Jun 28, 2011 10:02 PM
Granted, I didn't start cooking until my mid-30's, but I still seem to do just fine without one. I can't live without my immersion blender, but somehow a food processor isn't a big priority. What am I missing?
I dunno. What are you missing?
I don't find either -- immersion blender or food processor -- to be a priority, much less essential.
Depends on what you like to cook but I could not. Personally I think food processor is used way more then immersion, but thats just me. I use it for anything from pestos, marinades, vinagarettes, purees, sauces, breadcrumbs. I use immersion blender primarily for some sauces and soups, or if I'm cooking for ALOT of people and need something processed.
I could live without if necessary but I love my food processor and use it several times per week - far more than I use my immersion blender. It really is more versatile as it can chop and thinly slice large amounts in addition to pureeing, emulsifying, etc.
Yes you can live without it - but I have 3 . . . . . so maybe once you get used to them you can't go back - I have 2 small mini-prep sized ones and one 14 cup processor. The mini-preps get used frequently (sauces/pesto/chopping nuts/etc), the large one gets used whenever I am having a crowd (parties/Thanksgiving/etc). In fact I don't think I would do Thanksgiving for a crowd without it.
I never use mine. Perhaps once every 4-5 months I may break it out, but that's stretching it. I do use the chopper attachment on my immersion blender once a month or so though, and thats kind of like a mini food processor. I also use a mandolin pretty frequently.