I need a food processor.
My last one, may she rest in peace, was burned out from one too many batches of hummus. I bought her in great condition at a thrift store for $10 ten years ago. I need a new one. I’ve needed a new one for almost a year. I thought my Vitamix could perform some of the same duties but….it’s just not the same. (Y’all, I overheat that thing nearly every time I use it.) I need a food processor.
They come in all sorts of capacities and I have zero idea of which one to buy. There’s nothing worse than having one that’s too small…but it seems that one that is too big would be a mistake, too. Here are some of my contenders (each pic links to Amazon for more information):
Old-school style Cuisinart, 11-cup. $129. There’s a 9-cup version for $99.
Big ‘ole 14-cup Cuisinart. $199.
- Right capacity for my workflow. (Mentioned in my intro.)
- A workhorse. (I make my own tahini and hummus about once a month.)
- Inexpensive. (Meaning, I can’t buy whatever is the “Vitamix” version of a food processor. Unless one of these are that….then…..rock on.)
I’m open to suggestions or additional considerations I seem to have missed.