Our last conversation on small appliances as so informative I thought we should talk about another item that’s near and dear to my heart: the food processor. Do you have one? Do you use it regularly? Was it a worthwhile investment?
I must confess, I’m obsessed with mine and I use it for everything. Everything. While I’m certainly the kind of cook who likes to whip out my knife and cutting board, I turn to my food processor to slice, chop, blend (my blender broke and I’ve yet to replace it with anything suitable), mix, blitz, and stir when the job is bigger than my allotted time, or desire to do everything by hand. Having said that, I didn’t own my first processor until late 2012, and that was only after Rob bought me one for Christmas. He was doubtful I would use it – he knows what kind of cook I am - but my sister convinced him it would be a worthwhile purchase. She was right.
After a year and half of unbending devotion to my small 9-cup machine, my friends at KitchenAid Canada sent me a 13-cup beauty as a thank you gift for attending a lunch they hosted last month. These are generous friends who send you home with the best kind of party favours, wouldn’t you agree?
I’ve been playing with this sleek machine, properly known as the KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System, for the past week, and if you can handle another confession, I must tell you that I’m a little in love. While this quick-cutting tool would be a dream for any home cook, it’s practically a necessity for the one who loves to cook for a crowd.