FOOD PROCESSOR

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Rasdora

FOOD PROCESSOR

I have a 28 year old Braun which is getting a bit ancient and am looking for a new model. I already have an electric hand-held whisk and a stick blender. I mainly use the processor for chopping veg, herbs and fruit (for example citrus fruits for marmalade), making breadcrumbs and occasionally for making pastry. I therefore do not need an enormous machine nor multiple attachments that will never get used. However I would like something quite sturdy and not likely to give up the ghost after a year and obviously not cost the earth. Has anyone got any recommendations? Would be grateful for all info. Many thanks

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sam from worthing

Food processor


I am more than happy with Moulinex, Ovatio.

I have had it for many years, so my particular model is no more.

It is fairly light weight, but ever so sturdy.

It has the big whizzy blade, that helps me mince meat, bread crumbs, and before i got my blender, it blended sauces and soups. It also, has 4 different grating blade, 2 slicing types one larger than the other, and 2 grating sections. It does have a juicer whizzy roundy thing for oranges and grapefruits etc, but i have never used that. It did also come with a blender but again i have never used that.

I got it from currys, and it wouldn't have cost more that £40.00 in those days - as i fairly new to cooking "properly" in those days.

there is a very similar one to mine on ebay moulinex ovatio 3, to give you an idea of what mine looks like - if your interested. but mine is the original one, lol.

I hope this helps in some way, mine is probably about 15-18 years old, and i would replace with the same make in a heart beat.

Sam

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Rasdora

MOULINEX

Hello Sam from Worthing and many thanks for your prompt and detailed reply. I have had a look on various sites and a Moulinex was in fact what I found most suited to my needsI will now narrow my choice down and the next time I go to the nearest retail park (hate the places!) will hopefully be able to buy one. Thaks again,

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Queen of Puds

Food processor

I had a Kenwood for years, but when it finally died, I was due to go the Good Food Show, so thought I'd look at a few while there to help me choose a new one. In the end, I was seduced by the Magimix & when I was talking to the people on the stand, they said that if I was around at the end of the day they sold off the equipment they had with them. So I bought it (it was the last day of the show) & had one of the models they had used for the demos in the show theatre, so got it for half price, boxed, cleaned & with a full guarantee direct for the maker. (It was a fantastic deal - & they said that it had been used by James Martin!). Aside from its claim to fame, I have been really pleased with it, it's a tough, well made item, with an industrial strength motor & solid components - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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Wendy

Food processors

I have a Moulinex FP that is about 25 years old but I don't use it so much now that there are only two of us but I do have a Moulinex mini FP that I use quite a lot. It grates, chops and blends and has a little whisk attachment although I've never used that. It does a good job of processing small amounts like a couple of carrots or mincing some meat chopping nuts, etc.

Wendy x

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Rasdora

QUEEN OF PUDS AND WENDY

Many thanks to you both for your replies. The more info I get the more confused I become! I think the only thing is to go and see what is available. On-line catalogues never give enough detail for me. I am very grteful for your in-put.

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SonyaK

FOOD PROCESSOR For Pastry Dough

I have a Kenwood which I've had a few years now and am very happy with. It's quite big and did have multiple attachments - some of them live in the back of a cupboard and I don't use, but some are very handy!

It is very confusing. Have 'Which' looked at them recently? I think you can access that at your library?

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Wendy

Food processors

Rasdora, if you collect Nectar points they have a Bosch one in their catalogue. One handy thing about it is the attachments are stored in a drawer that forms part of the base. It needs rather a lot of points though.

I do love Sam's description of 'whizzy roundy things' and I know exactly what she means. She sounds like me when I talk to my son about the computer I say the 'whatsit thingy' or 'the key that has a funny squiggle on it'. Keep it up Sam, your comments enlighten my day!

Wendy woox

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Rasdora

NECTAR

Hi Wendy, no I do not collect the above points, in fact I have never heard of them I did see the Bosch machine and thought it was very neat, I also love Sam of Worthing's descriptions, they certainly render the idea very well!

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Wendy

Nectar points

Rasdora

They are available here in Auchan, Unieuro and Tamoil garages. It takes a long time to collect points but I did manage to save enough to get a stick blender and a cordless phone (alas, no longer it blew up in a thunderstorm)and I was and still am very pleased with the product and their service.

Wendy x

 
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