food processor or mixer - which one to buy? If you could only buy one of these kitchen items, which one would it be and why? I can't afford both but, want to buy one, just can't decide...
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food processor or mixer - which one to buy? If you could only buy one of these kitchen items, which one would it be and why? I can't afford both but, want to buy one, just can't decide which to buy... (I am vegetarian so I cut ALOT of veggies so, I'm leaning towards a food processor but the kitchen aid mixers are so nice and have so many wonderful attachments....)
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You need both! You can't whip cream in a food processor but the food processor does a better job at pureeing. If it is a choice because of funds, then you will have to evaluate what you do most. You can always chop and slice with a knife, but you have better controlled mixing with a mixer. I guess I am lucky with a kitchenaid stand and hand mixer and a large Kitchen Aid processor and a mini Cuisinart procesor. I use them all, but the mini the least.
Food processor, over mixer for sure! If you want to eat healthy - chopping and pureeing with food processor - is much better than whisking creams and cookie dough in a miker. Plus you can make pie crust in processor - not mixer.
I have always used Cuisinart and have recently heard that kitchen Aid is making the parts and Cuisinart no longer owns the parts factory. I was a chef for 30 years and had too many problems to use in our two kitchens. So, now I am considering purchasing the Elite for my daughter, I need to know if what I have heard is true. Should I be concerned and go for the Kitchen Aid?