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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    No food processors!? Wow!

    I have a big cuisinart that I will go nuts with once Ive bothered to take it out. Goes through a head of cabbage in about 30 seconds, a block of cheese in less rhan a minute, onions like nobodys business (Id chop onions, carrots, celery for the week all at once)...Once I get it out, nothing is safe from it. So fun to use!

    I also bought one of those immersion blender kits (like this one but cheaper)
    Amazon.com: Ovente HS585B Robust Stainless Steel Immersion Hand Blender with Beaker, Whisk Attachment and Food Chopper, Black: Home & Kitchen

    It has a mini-food processor attachment that is awesome for bread crumbs and nuts!

    Gotta admit I love them more than my kitchenaid stand mixer.
    I was looking at food processors last night too . I had a Cuisunart mini-prep and never used it so I donated it. But that was back when I worked all the time so I didn't cook much. Some people say they use their Vitamix like a food processor, but I'm not sure how that would work. We mostly use it for smoothies and salad dressing.

    I have a basic Zyliss food chopper that I bought 25 years ago...I use it when I am feeling lazy and have a lot to chop. It still works great.
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    Dh has the Oxo one and loves it. He makes sliced potatoes or shredded potatoes a lot. We've also used it to slice cucumbers when making pickles. I've used it once or twice but I am super-strict about using the guide every single time, because I am accident prone. If used properly, it's much safer than a knife in my case.
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    I also vote for food processor. I use it for so much - making pie crust in an instant, shredding or slicing potatoes, shredding cheese, veggies like cabbage, cucumber, carrots, jicame get shredded or sliced for slaws and salads, throwing together hummus for a quick dip (which we seem to go through very quickly). I probably use mine 3 times a week, at least. It pops right in the dishwasher, too, so not much mess to clean up. I had my last one die on Christmas Eve a few years ago, and the day after Christmas I went out to replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dottieanna29 View Post
    Dh has the Oxo one and loves it. He makes sliced potatoes or shredded potatoes a lot. We've also used it to slice cucumbers when making pickles. I've used it once or twice but I am super-strict about using the guide every single time, because I am accident prone. If used properly, it's much safer than a knife in my case.
    My kids have been asking if we could make home made hash browns. I never thought of using it for potatoes.

    When we make pickles, I just use a knife.
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    I think I may need a food processor. I hate shredding cheese. I'm usually lazy and just cut it into little chunks.

    While we're on the topic of slicing and dicing. Does anyone know what this is? My dad was the cook in our family. When he died, my mom gave me this and it has been in my pantry for ten years. I've never tried to use it and am not sure what I would do with it.
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    Food processor recommendations would be appreciated!
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    I'm so excited, this thread made me pull out the contraption from my dad. I put it together and it is so easy (ok...maybe not as easy as a food processor!). I just shredded cheese! I'm not sure what I would do with all the attachments, but I think I will go through the kitchen today and see what else I can run through this thing.
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    From reading this it has become clear that I have no idea how to use my food processor.
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    Well you have 11yos... I suppose they could crank that manual food processor! Did you find out what all the attachments do?

    If you do decide on an electric processor, I recommend one that 1) is dishwasherable, and 2) that you dont need to go through a pain in the ass procedure to get it *locked* into place so it will go on.
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    All those fiddley-bits and stuff have to line up. NO MATTER WHAT. If the spring-tension pin doesnt go into the hole at the bottom, the whole thing wont work.
    You may be more mechanically saavy than I am, but this is all that dampens my joy when it comes to the Cuisinart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    Well you have 11yos... I suppose they could crank that manual food processor! Did you find out what all the attachments do?
    I just called my mom. She said it belonged to her dad originally. She said she is not sure all the things my dad used it for but she knows he used it to slice when he canned pickles, beets, etc. and when he made sliced potatoes for frying, hash browns, etc. Now she wants to give me his big electric slicer and my grandma's meat grinder that is over 100 years old! We are vegetarian but my daughter recently decided to eat meat...I don't think I will be grinding my own sausage!
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    looks like you got two "straight" slicers in two different widths, a grater and then slicers that give a fancy "wavy" cut....for pickles or "ruffles-like" potato chips. COOL! I love old kitchen gadgets

    Sausage is EASY! And remember you don't have to stuff them in casing to make links. You can always use it loose for spaghetti sauces and stuff. Or make patties for breakfast!
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