I use a food processor and/or blender in many recipes to make creamy soups, sauces and stuffings. There are many more uses for these tools, but the bottom line is, it comes in handy to someone who likes to cook.

Someone recently asked what I use / recommend.

I work with the following:
Cuisinart BFP-10CH PowerBlend Duet Blender and Food Processor

The reviews on this product aren’t that great, but it’s managed to do the trick for me for a few years of moderate usage. It could probably be much better at crushing ice and stirring things about to blend them properly, but I wouldn’t know because this is all I’ve had. On the upside, it’s a blender and food processor in one. I use the blender bit for things that are soupier and will mix around better (more liquid), and higher-volume jobs. The food processor is great for garlic/herbs and other things that need to be more precisely ground.

However, a quick browse through amazon found this:
Cuisinart DLC-4CHB Mini-Prep Plus 4-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel

It has much higher reviews and is half the price, if you’re just looking for a food processor.

Good luck! If anyone has a brand they particularly recommend, let me know!

April 12, 2011