I don't have a food processor. What can they do that my blender can't do? Do I need both? Or just a better blender that can handle non-liquid stuff better?
what would you use for making something like pesto?bikeboy389 said:I have both, thanks to a food processor hand-me-down from my sister.
I use it to grate large amounts of cheese, slice veg, finely chop veg (like mirepoix), chop nuts, and cut the butter into pie crusts and biscuits. You can also use it to cube veg, but I almost never bother. It helps that I have all the available disks, again thanks to my kitchen gadget-maniac sister.
Can't do any of that, except maybe the nuts, with the blender.
Blender is mostly for pureeing soups and sauces around here.
Probably the blender, since you want it fine, and you don't need to make a huge amount. The FP will do it fine, but it's better with larger quantities.Bocephus Jones II said:what would you use for making something like pesto?
I haven't done that in a long time. They're so incredibly good too...Qstick333 said:I use my FP for shredding potatoes among other things. It's a quick and easy way to make homemade hashbrowns etc...
kykr13 said:I haven't done that in a long time. They're so incredibly good too...
As Andrea mentioned, the FP does doughs. It will make bread and pasta dough (and no need whatsoever for the plastic Cuisinart "dough" blade). It also does better than a blender at thick pasty stuff, such as hummus, various dips, etc., which even the best blenders strain under. The blender tends to whip more air into things, since they run at higher speeds, which can be a good thing (think pureed soups, or blender mayo, if you must.) And of course, mixed drinks of the umbrella-wearing variety are best made in a blender, if only for style points.Bocephus Jones II said:I don't have a food processor. What can they do that my blender can't do? Do I need both? Or just a better blender that can handle non-liquid stuff better?