Originally Posted by mammasita
I have the cuisinart. Its really handy and powerful. My only complaint is that if you over process you will end up with mush (like youve mentioned).
I also had the vidalia chop wizard
. I loved it (just broke like 2 weeks ago after YEARS). Now that baby is great at dicing. I love making pico de gallo and the vidalia chopped everything into nice little cubes - no mush. Downside is that there is no motor, its all manual.
Something else that might work for you is a salad shooter
, I recently purchased one of these and its great at chopping, shredding and slicing. One veggie that doesnt work too well with it is celery.
The Cuisinart I linked to? Yeah, I was seriously considering that one. It got pretty good reviews and is more the size I was looking for. Boscov's has it for $40. I was originally looking at ones that were like $15-$25 max but the reviews for those weren't nearly as good. Also, this one says it does 'chopping and grinding' vs. many others saying 'chopping and pureeing'. Grinding is more akin to mincing than pureeing is, I think. ??
Would that Cuisinart grind graham crackers into crumbs? I bake a lot and mainly use a mixer but whenever I make a graham cracker crust I always wish I had some kind of food processor . . I still put them in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
The Vidalia chopper looks pretty good but it doesn't have much selection in the size of the chopped pieces. I prefer a bit smaller pieces.
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