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Old 12-29-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Santa bought me my first stand mixer after 45+ years of housekeeping. I used a little hand held for 38 years of marriage but decided I really needed a stand mixer. We got the Kitchen Aid Artisan which I really like.

But the day I decided to use it for the first time my 15 year old cuisinart food processor broke. I still have a 38 year old blender which doesn't get used very much but when I need it I NEED IT. I kept thinking I didn't need a food processor but now I'm rethinking that decision. I used it for cutting cold butter into flour mixture for biscuits, chopping all sorts of veggies for dishes and soups. The blender just isn't used for chopping.

So which do you get the most use out of? Blender or food processor?
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Penna
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I bought a Cuisinart "Smart Stick" Hand Blender which does all the tricks. I love it. Look it up.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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I have the cuisineart deluxe duet. Look it up.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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What do you make? A food processor is more versatile. But a good blender does smoothies, crushes ice. Drinks for blender.
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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I sent our blender to college with our youngest, as I never used it. I do have a food processor, that gets brought out maybe 6-8 times a year. I love the Cruisinart stick blender! I got mine at Costco for about $20.00, and use it to make soups for the most part, but we are big soup eaters. One of my sons used it over the break to make whipped hot chocolate. It's so easy to clean, I don't miss the blender at all.

I should add, I love my KitchenAid stand mixer too. Enjoy it NK, that's a nice gift!
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Santa bought me my first stand mixer after 45+ years of housekeeping. I used a little hand held for 38 years of marriage but decided I really needed a stand mixer. We got the Kitchen Aid Artisan which I really like.

But the day I decided to use it for the first time my 15 year old cuisinart food processor broke. I still have a 38 year old blender which doesn't get used very much but when I need it I NEED IT. I kept thinking I didn't need a food processor but now I'm rethinking that decision. I used it for cutting cold butter into flour mixture for biscuits, chopping all sorts of veggies for dishes and soups. The blender just isn't used for chopping.

So which do you get the most use out of? Blender or food processor?
Use your mixer! Flat paddle, to be specific, for cutting in the butter.

I have a food processor and a blender, but for veggies, I generally use a knife. Exceptions are large batches, and things like salsa. The blender is not used a tremendous amount, but it is the only tool for the job when I do use it.
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I sent our blender to college with our youngest, as I never used it. I do have a food processor, that gets brought out maybe 6-8 times a year. I love the Cruisinart stick blender! I got mine at Costco for about $20.00, and use it to make soups for the most part, but we are big soup eaters. One of my sons used it over the break to make whipped hot chocolate. It's so easy to clean, I don't miss the blender at all.

I should add, I love my KitchenAid stand mixer too. Enjoy it NK, that's a nice gift!
Just got a Cuisinart stick blender for Christmas. I'd love to be rid of the blender. It takes up precious room and is a pain to clean.

I rarely use my food processor but I'm not willing to part with it. Mostly I can get by with my chopper, Kitchenaid mixer, and now the stick.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Blender is designed to chop and blend liquids, food processor is designed to slice and chop solids and dry stuff.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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I would most certainly choose a blender if I had to choose one. You can always mimic a food processor with a good set of knives and graters.
I agree. Plus, I get more use out of blenders anyway. What is summer without healthful smoothies every day and daquiris on the weekends?
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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IMO:

Food processor, hands down.

I left my blender behind when moving.....have NOT missed it at all. FP is a multi-function appliance, not so much for blender.

BUT... I do have an immersion blender (hand-held stick blender).




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Santa bought me my first stand mixer after 45+ years of housekeeping. I used a little hand held for 38 years of marriage but decided I really needed a stand mixer. We got the Kitchen Aid Artisan which I really like.

But the day I decided to use it for the first time my 15 year old cuisinart food processor broke. I still have a 38 year old blender which doesn't get used very much but when I need it I NEED IT. I kept thinking I didn't need a food processor but now I'm rethinking that decision. I used it for cutting cold butter into flour mixture for biscuits, chopping all sorts of veggies for dishes and soups. The blender just isn't used for chopping.

So which do you get the most use out of? Blender or food processor?
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