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Old 04-15-2018, 08:01 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Without turning them to mush? And I mean regular tomatoes not hard/unripe Roma tomatoes!


Also please...a processor that doesn't cost $300 or more!
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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No...never seen one.

Just the hand-operated and I don't know if they work very well.

Are you using a serrated knife to cut tomatoes? That works best for me...
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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The only time I've put tomatoes in a food processor is when I wanted them to turn to mush.

I love a serrated knife for tomatoes.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Not electric, but this thread reminds me of the old infomercials for the Salsa Maker.

https://www.amazon.com/Salsa-Master-.../dp/B0046EKWE0
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Not electric, but this thread reminds me of the old infomercials for the Salsa Maker.

https://www.amazon.com/Salsa-Master-.../dp/B0046EKWE0
The next Amazon gift card is spent already... Manual is so much easier to control for the right textures. The electrics we own are much to unreliable to deliver. I've not tried the large Magic Bullets yet but no reason to think they are better for making things chunky. They do do a great job for finer sauces.
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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My Oster chops onions just fine, blades on top option ( the grater slicer blades)

Tomatoes, no. Those have to be hand chopped. Especially if you want really even pieces.

I've never tried to put peppers through the food processer. I grind dried peppers in a coffee mill to get powder.

I'm sure that there is commercial equipment that will chop tomatoes and peppers. Not for $300, though. Most likely not for $3,000. Not even as used equipment.
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Yup! A sharp knife and some skills how to use it
https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fr...g-tomatoes.htm

On Amazon over 1.200 people swear that this does a great job:
https://www.amazon.com/Ninja-Express.../dp/B00HL3TBDQ
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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Aldi had the Ambiano food processor on sale for $19. Just the right size, easy to clean, chops what you mentioned or pulverizes it - whatever you want. I never wanted a food processor, but I couldn't resist the deal. Glad I bought that thing. The other $70 I didn't shell out for a food processor? Well, we had filet mignon at LG's (wine extra).
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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There is no way to chop ripe tomatoes by pressing a blade through it. The "saw" motion with sharp, serrated knife, is probably the only way to minimize mush...
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Try the Vidalia Chop Wizzard. It is hand operated and does a great job, I use it for canning things all the time, it sells at Amazon for under 20 bucks.
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