In this guide, I’m going to spout random facts and stats about this must-have appliance. So, if you’d like to learn about the history of the food processor, what it does, and how it differs from blenders, I invite you to scroll down and continue reading!
When it comes to blenders, there are 2 brands that stand out more than their competitors—Vitamix and Blendtec. While their blenders work in almost identical ways, Blendtec blenders use blades that are 80% thicker and 10 times stronger than other brands. But can you use a Blendtec blender as a food processor?
Yes, it’s possible to grate chocolate in a food processor. You need to use a shredding disc and feed the chocolate through the feed chute to do so.
Yes, you can use a food processor to grind spices. The standard knife attachment isn’t usually used for grinding spices, but in a pinch, you can use a food processor as a spice grinder.
If you’re like me, you cry every time you try to chop onions. Sure, you could get yourself a pair of onion goggles like Phil Dunphy on Modern Family, or you can use an electric kitchen appliance to do the job for you. But can a food processor really chop onions?
If your Cuisinart food processor isn’t working, make sure the bowl is assembled properly. You can also try resetting the food processor by pressing the activator button while pressing down the “on” button. If neither of these solutions works, you might need to replace the food processor entirely.
Generally, you are not supposed to put ice in a food processor. Ice can dull the food processor’s blades and cause excess strain on the motor. Unless your food processor is made for it, you should find another way to crush ice.
There are all sorts of kitchen tools you can use in place of a food processor to grate carrots, including box graters, mandolin cutters, knives, blenders, and julienne peelers. However, the shape and size of the carrot shreds might not be as uniform as they would be with a food processor.
If you’re the type of home cook who likes trying out new recipes, or if you don’t have the most confidence in your knife skills, then a food processor is absolutely worth it. However, you should also know what makes for a good food processor.
To shred chicken in a food processor, cut the chicken into tiny strips or chunks before placing them inside the food processor bowl with a standard cutting attachment. Next, press the pulse button at 2-second increments for 20 seconds or until the chicken bits are as shredded as you like.
If your KitchenAid food processor’s cutting attachment doesn’t spin, you first need to check that the attachment is securely in place. KitchenAid food processors have a locking system to prevent the motor from turning on when the attachment isn’t installed properly. In extreme cases, you will have to replace parts of your food processor.
Food processors are great for a million things, including tearing vegetables to shreds. If you’re jonesing for a coleslaw, you should consider using your food processor to rapidly shred your cabbage. But how exactly are you supposed to shred cabbage in a food processor?