It just occurred to me that even though I did a post giving my Vitamix love, I have yet to post about my favorite Christmas present! I really wanted a good food processor since so many of my vegan recipes call for one, so I searched the Internet to find one. Kristine’s Best Food Processor blog is what sold me, I think. Well, that and the hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon. We got the KitchenAid 12-cup food processor and I am loving it. Within the first week, I made potato latkes, chocolate cream pie, pumpkin pie, and blondie bars using it. I use it not only for mixing large quantity mixtures, but also for shredding/grating veggies. The problem with doing mixing and processing with the Vitamix is sometimes with thicker mixtures, everything ends up mashed down by the blades and you have to keep lifting the lid and recirculating it. The 12-cup bowl is so large, you don’t have to. My main complaint is clean-up; I’ve gotten so spoiled by the Vitamix’s easy clean-up that I wish every appliance would clean itself in a minute. Still, it’s been a wonderful purchase–we bought it on eBay so it was about half the price–and a great addition to our kitchen.
Jan 12, 2012