In addition to chopping vegetables, the usual fare for a food processor, the Quad-Blade blends cookie and pastry doughs, kneads up to 1-1/2 pounds of pizza or bread dough with the included dough blade, grinds meat or poultry for making burgers, and crushes ice into miniscule chips for cold drinks or snow cones. The processor also comes with five different slicing and shredding attachments that are held in place by a disc. A fine shredder preps cabbage for cole slaw, carrots for raw salads, or hard cheeses to top pasta, while a thicker shredder grates shoestring potatoes for grilling, mozzarella cheese for pizza, or iceberg lettuce for tacos. Two slicer attachments come in thick and thin widths for creating uniform slices of cucumbers, carrots, or potatoes. Finally, a French fry blade cuts potatoes into perfectly spaced squared pieces for dropping into a deep fryer. A feeding tube lets you continue to add food while the processor is spinning and a food pusher lets you put the right amount of pressure on food to get uniform slices.
The Quad-Blade processor comes with an adjacent storage compartment that houses all the blades, blade attachments, and a spatula. For safety, the storage compartment has a locking lid and the food processor has suction-cup feet that keep it from shifting across the countertop when its processing. This food processor is covered by Euro-Pro under a 1-year limited warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde