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  1. #1
    Phyllis Stone Guest

    Default food processor

    I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of those
    $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so it
    will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have or
    know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    good to begin with.



  2. #2
    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:01:58 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of those
    >$200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    >don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so it
    >will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have or
    >know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    >Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    >good to begin with.
    >

    What do you think you'll use a food processor for if you had one?

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  3. #3
    J. Clarke Guest

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    Phyllis Stone wrote:
    > I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one
    > of those $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't
    > afford it and I don't think I would use it that much plus I don't
    > have a lot of space so it will mostly live in a cabinet. So all
    > things considered, does anyone have or know of one that is good?
    > Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but Overstock has the same
    > one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very good to begin with.


    You can find 7 cup Kitchenaid and Cuisinart models for under 100 bucks. If
    you can go to 150 or so then you have a wide range of options.

    If you said what specific use you envisioned for it someone might be able to
    give you better guidance.


  4. #4
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: food processor

    "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    > those $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford
    > it and I don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot
    > of space so it will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things
    > considered, does anyone have or know of one that is good? Penny's has
    > a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but Overstock has the same one for $26.
    > This leads me to think it isn't very good to begin with.


    Depends on what you're using it for. You can find a lot of food processors
    in a moderate price range that will do a good job. Depending upon the job
    of course. Food processors have gone the route of microwave ovens. They
    started off extremely expensive and as technology advanced, became more
    moderately priced. You can find a microwave for under $100. Of course you
    can't expect to roast a turkey and put on Thanksgiving dinner in it but you
    get my meaning. If you're just doing basic stuff, a less expensive model
    will do the job nicely.

    Michael

    --
    "Like all great divas, I owe everything to the kindness of gay men."
    ~Margaret Cho

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  5. #5
    James Silverton Guest

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    J. wrote on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:50:28 -0500:

    > Phyllis Stone wrote:
    >> I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably
    >> love one of those $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that
    >> much. I can't afford it and I don't think I would use it that
    >> much plus I don't have a lot of space so it will mostly live
    >> in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have or
    >> know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for
    >> $70.00 but Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me
    >> to think it isn't very good to begin with.


    > You can find 7 cup Kitchenaid and Cuisinart models for under
    > 100 bucks. If you can go to 150 or so then you have a wide
    > range of options.


    Those 7-cup models seem pretty adequate to me. I also have a 2-cup
    Cuisinart (about 35 bucks) that gets used much more. The bigger ones can
    do a decent job of slicing or julienning and are heavier duty of course
    but you don't seem to contemplate day to day use and anything beyond a
    medium sized Cuisinart or Kitchenaid seems overkill. Those are both good
    machines.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Phyllis Stone Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:01:58 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    >>those
    >>$200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    >>don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    >>it
    >>will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have
    >>or
    >>know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    >>Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    >>good to begin with.
    >>

    > What do you think you'll use a food processor for if you had one?
    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.




    I would make pesta, bread and cookie crumbs, crush nuts(no comment Sheldon)
    maybe make potato chips. I have a small attachment that goes on my blender
    that pretty much does those things but it is very small and old. I won't be
    using it for dough because my bread never rises. I would puree stuff too.



  7. #7
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: food processor

    On Jan 31, 8:58*am, "Phyllis Stone" <nob...@msn.com> wrote:
    > "sf" <s...@geemail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:01:58 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <nob...@msn.com>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > >>I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    > >>those
    > >>$200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    > >>don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    > >>it
    > >>will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have
    > >>or
    > >>know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    > >>Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    > >>good to begin with.

    >
    > > What do you think you'll use a food processor for if you had one?

    >
    > > --
    > > I love cooking with wine.
    > > Sometimes I even put it in the food.

    >
    > I would make pesta, bread and cookie crumbs, crush nuts(no comment Sheldon)
    > maybe make potato chips. I have a small attachment that goes on my blender
    > that pretty much does those things but it is very small and old. I won't be
    > using it for dough because my bread never rises. I would puree stuff too.


    You can get the 'basic' Cuisinart for about $100 and it comes with
    everything you would ever really use.
    It's on sale and here's a link:

    http://www.hizzoners.com/index.php?o...pper&Itemid=74

    I have a basic model and it does everything from knead dough to slice
    radishes to shred cheese, etc.
    I use it all the time.

  8. #8
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: food processor

    On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:01:58 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of those
    >$200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    >don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so it
    >will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have or
    >know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    >Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    >good to begin with.
    >


    Check out the refurbished ones here.
    <http://www.thegourmetdepotco.com/store/store_partaccess_index.asp?ManufacturerID=7&Catego ryID=5>
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  9. #9
    sf Guest

    Default Re: food processor

    On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 10:58:11 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:01:58 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    >>>those
    >>>$200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    >>>don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    >>>it
    >>>will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have
    >>>or
    >>>know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    >>>Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    >>>good to begin with.
    >>>

    >> What do you think you'll use a food processor for if you had one?
    >>

    >
    >I would make pesta, bread and cookie crumbs, crush nuts(no comment Sheldon)
    >maybe make potato chips. I have a small attachment that goes on my blender
    >that pretty much does those things but it is very small and old. I won't be
    >using it for dough because my bread never rises. I would puree stuff too.
    >

    Sounds like you won't be taxing it much, so go with what you found.
    You can always upgrade later if you find you're using it a lot and for
    more than you'd initially planned.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  10. #10
    Dale P Guest

    Default Re: food processor

    "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    >those $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and
    >I don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    >it will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone
    >have or know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for
    >$70.00 but Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it
    >isn't very good to begin with.

    Somehow I have acquired a collection of food processers. They are ones I
    bought, and came from mom's house and other sources. I have the old
    original Cuisinart. It weighs a bunch, but will do a lot of work in a short
    time. I had an Oster machine that was very nice, but long gone. I am not
    fond of my small Kitchenaide unit. It is just a little too small and does
    not puree well. The all out favorite in my collection is the Sunbeam Little
    Oskar. It is the right size and has a nice selection of slicers, etc. I
    don't think they still make it, but it gives you and idea of the good size
    and accessories.

    Dale P



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    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    Phyllis Stone wrote:
    > I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of those
    > $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    > don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so it
    > will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have or
    > know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    > Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    > good to begin with.


    I'm really liking the Black and Decker one I got as a gift last month.
    It was $70 or so at Macy's, and it has an odd wide-mouth/narrow-mouth
    configuration that takes some getting used to but is really useful.

    Serene

    --
    "I tend to come down on the side of autonomy. Once people are grown up,
    I believe they have the right to go to hell in the handbasket of their
    choosing." -- Pat Kight, on alt.polyamory

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    none of your business Guest

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    On Jan 31, 9:01*am, "Phyllis Stone" <nob...@msn.com> wrote:
    > I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of those
    > $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    > don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so it
    > will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone haveor
    > know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    > Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    > good to begin with.


    start with a moderately priced one, under $50 and see how much you use
    it and how you use it. When that one dies, depending on how long it
    takes, you can consider getting a heavier duty model. I had bought a
    black and decker years ago. I used it a lot. It wasn't meant for such
    heavy use and the plastic bowl cracked. It lasted me 5-6 years. At
    that point, I bought a Cuisinart. that was more than 10 years ago the
    thing is going strong.

    Until you know how you will use it, it makes no sense to make a big
    dollar investment. I would try the $26 one from Overstock. What have
    you got to lose? For the $30 investment including shipping, it will
    probably serve you for a year or two minimum, and give you a good idea
    of whether you actually need to go Cuisinart or Kitchenaid. If you
    only use it 3-4 times a year, Wolfie will serve you well for a very
    small investment. If you use it 3-4 times a week, use it till it
    breaks or you find something it can't do... and get another.

  13. #13
    Janet Baraclough Guest

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    The message <[email protected]>
    from "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]> contains these words:


    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:01:58 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >>I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    > >>those
    > >>$200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    > >>don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    > >>it
    > >>will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have
    > >>or
    > >>know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    > >>Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    > >>good to begin with.
    > >>

    > > What do you think you'll use a food processor for if you had one?


    > I would make pesta, bread and cookie crumbs, crush nuts(no comment Sheldon)
    > maybe make potato chips. I have a small attachment that goes on my blender
    > that pretty much does those things but it is very small and old. I won't be
    > using it for dough because my bread never rises. I would puree stuff too.


    I use mine for chopping and slicing veg and herbs, grating cheese,
    making cakes, batter, soup, sponge, pastry, crumbs, pate, sauces.

    I'm in the UK, where Robot coupe fp's are sold under the name
    Magimix. I bought my first Magimix (Grande famille) in 1982 It seemed
    like a mad extravagance
    but has been worth every penny; after 30 years of daily use it still
    has all the original parts and has never broken or needed servicing.
    It has begun to show its age now and since I couldn't be without a
    fp the old one is being retired to a needy friend
    who won't drive it as hard. I've just bought myself a new one.

    http://www.johnlewis.com/230221347/P...ntlyViewedList

    Janet



  14. #14
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: food processor

    Phyllis Stone wrote:
    >
    > I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of those
    > $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    > don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so it
    > will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have or
    > know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    > Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    > good to begin with.


    I have a Braun turbo 400 watt stick blender that
    came with the food processor attachment. It's
    good for making pesto. I don't remember using it
    for anything else. Certainly not potato chips.
    It won't do what many food processors will do,
    but it can do some things. It's main benefit
    is that it is small, and the power unit can be
    used with the stick blender attachment, so it's
    space-efficient. I liked it so much I gave one
    to my mom as a Mother's Day present.

  15. #15
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: food processor


    "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    >those $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and
    >I don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    >it will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone
    >have or know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for
    >$70.00 but Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it
    >isn't very good to begin with.
    >


    I have an 11 qt Cuisinart and I use it easily 2-3 times a week. I even
    make peanut butter in it. I think I paid about 160.00 for it at a refurb
    store. I use it so much I have replaced the bowl after the old once got so
    cloudy from being cleaned I couldn't see though it anymore. Just be sure to
    get a good warranty. You don;t need to spend anywhere near 800 bucks for a
    really good FP. The FP is my must have kitchen item.

    Paul



  16. #16
    sf Guest

    Default Re: food processor

    On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 10:58:11 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:01:58 -0600, "Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    >>>those
    >>>$200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and I
    >>>don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    >>>it
    >>>will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone have
    >>>or
    >>>know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for $70.00 but
    >>>Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it isn't very
    >>>good to begin with.
    >>>

    >> What do you think you'll use a food processor for if you had one?
    >>

    >
    >I would make pesta, bread and cookie crumbs, crush nuts(no comment Sheldon)
    >maybe make potato chips. I have a small attachment that goes on my blender
    >that pretty much does those things but it is very small and old. I won't be
    >using it for dough because my bread never rises. I would puree stuff too.
    >

    Sounds like you won't be taxing it much, so go with what you found.
    You can always upgrade later if you find you're using it a lot and for
    more than you'd initially planned.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  17. #17
    The Cook Guest

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    On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:38:43 -0800, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Phyllis Stone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >>I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    >>those $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and
    >>I don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    >>it will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone
    >>have or know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for
    >>$70.00 but Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it
    >>isn't very good to begin with.
    >>

    >
    >I have an 11 qt Cuisinart and I use it easily 2-3 times a week. I even
    >make peanut butter in it. I think I paid about 160.00 for it at a refurb
    >store. I use it so much I have replaced the bowl after the old once got so
    >cloudy from being cleaned I couldn't see though it anymore. Just be sure to
    >get a good warranty. You don;t need to spend anywhere near 800 bucks for a
    >really good FP. The FP is my must have kitchen item.
    >
    >Paul
    >


    Where did you find an 11 quart Cuisinart?
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  18. #18
    Food SnobŪ Guest

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    On Feb 1, 12:38*am, "Paul M. Cook" <pmc...@gte.net> wrote:
    > "Phyllis Stone" <nob...@msn.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > >I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    > >those $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford it and
    > >I don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of space so
    > >it will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone
    > >have or know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for
    > >$70.00 but Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it
    > >isn't very good to begin with.


    Wolfgang Puck would put his name on any piece of garbage they asked
    him to whore for. Some of the WP soups were made with "non dairy
    creamer." Buy a Cuisinart. Wait until they go on sale at Macy's or
    wherever. This one goes on sale for $79 sometimes:
    http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produc...LinkType=PDPZ1

    Speaking of Cuisinart, this is really cool looking:
    http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CPT-...V54HC3N4TQ17WZ
    >
    > I have an 11 qt Cuisinart and I use it easily 2-3 times a week. * I even
    > make peanut butter in it. *I think I paid about 160.00 for it at a refurb
    > store. *I use it so much I have replaced the bowl after the old once got so
    > cloudy from being cleaned I couldn't see though it anymore. *Just be sure to
    > get a good warranty. *You don;t need to spend anywhere near 800 bucks for a
    > really good FP. *The FP is my must have kitchen item.


    I still have my old Little Pro Plus, and the 7 cup one too. The LPP
    has a citrus juicer.
    >
    > Paul


    --Bryan

  19. #19
    Steve B Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Sounds like you won't be taxing it much, so go with what you found.
    > You can always upgrade later if you find you're using it a lot and for
    > more than you'd initially planned.



    I agree. If you're SURE that you would like one, then get a good one.
    Otherwise, get a used one, find out just how much you use it, then adjust.
    If you don't like it or don't use it, you won't be throwing money down a
    rabbit hole.

    When I had one, I used it a lot, and by using it a lot, one finds new uses
    for it, and how to use it better, and to its intents. It is sure great for
    pureeing, and fine chopping that you can do in a few seconds vs. a lot
    longer other ways.

    The downside is cleaning, but that's not bad with SS nowadays.

    Steve



  20. #20
    maxine in ri Guest

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    On Feb 1, 6:32*am, The Cook <susan_r23...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:38:43 -0800, "Paul M. Cook" <pmc...@gte.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >"Phyllis Stone" <nob...@msn.com> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]..
    > >>I think I want a food processor. Although I would probably love one of
    > >>those $200-$800 ones I don't want to spend that much. I can't afford itand
    > >>I don't think I would use it that much plus I don't have a lot of spaceso
    > >>it will mostly live in a cabinet. So all things considered, does anyone
    > >>have or know of one that is good? Penny's has a Wolfgang Puck one for
    > >>$70.00 but Overstock has the same one for $26. This leads me to think it
    > >>isn't very good to begin with.

    >
    > >I have an 11 qt Cuisinart and I use it easily 2-3 times a week. * I even
    > >make peanut butter in it. *I think I paid about 160.00 for it at a refurb
    > >store. *I use it so much I have replaced the bowl after the old once got so
    > >cloudy from being cleaned I couldn't see though it anymore. *Just be sure to
    > >get a good warranty. *You don;t need to spend anywhere near 800 bucks for a
    > >really good FP. *The FP is my must have kitchen item.

    >
    > >Paul

    >
    > Where did you find an 11 quart Cuisinart?


    Quart, cup, what's the difference?<g> They both start with that "kuh"
    sound....

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