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What can a food processor do that a mortar and pestle, Kitchenaid Professional stand mixer, Shun mandoline, and Vitamix Professional blender cant do?

Its going to affect my shopping spree at Bergdorfs lol.

Dec 17, 2011
little_monster in Cookware

All Clad baking sheet

I bought that at Bloomingdales recently to use Thanksgiving day. It worked but was not worth the money. The rim on the backside is for grabbing easily. tbh I liked their shallow baker a LOT more which is more reminiscent of traditional baking sheets. Its more versatile as you can make bars and keep any juices from sliding off. I was frustrated that the rims were 1.25 inches high rather than the standard 1". But I LOVED the handles. I just wished all baking sheets had handles. Just buy a 13 gauge commercial heavy duty sheet from the restaurant supply store. I have a Vollrath and it works much better than the All-Clad. I heard that some experienced sticking with their All-Clad cookie sheets. btw...im not the kind of person who tries to save money. I usually think more expensive=better but it did not apply in this case. Save your money. Dont buy the all-clad cookie sheet.

Dec 17, 2011
little_monster in Cookware

What can a food processor do that a mortar and pestle, Kitchenaid Professional stand mixer, Shun mandoline, and Vitamix Professional blender cant do?

im aware of that. I use a pastry blender but im just saying i would use a food processer if i did have one.I only have an ancient Betty Crocker mini food processer thats older than me atm. btw...it SUCKS!

Dec 17, 2011
little_monster in Cookware

What can a food processor do that a mortar and pestle, Kitchenaid Professional stand mixer, Shun mandoline, and Vitamix Professional blender cant do?

theres one gadget i really want and i dont think improvisation is possible. im asking santa for an immersion circulator and a chamber vacuum sealer. just getting ambitious and want to try out sous vide cooking and molecular gastronomy. I prefer the stand mixer over a food processor for baking because of variable speeds. Overmixing a cake just toughens it up and i think the extra time it takes to make a cake with a stand mixer is worth it. Only time i can see myself using a food processor for baking is for biscuits and pie crust.

Dec 17, 2011
little_monster in Cookware

What can a food processor do that a mortar and pestle, Kitchenaid Professional stand mixer, Shun mandoline, and Vitamix Professional blender cant do?

I get a lot of allowance lol.

Dec 17, 2011
little_monster in Cookware

What can a food processor do that a mortar and pestle, Kitchenaid Professional stand mixer, Shun mandoline, and Vitamix Professional blender cant do?

the thing is im a college student so im still exploring cooking. Yes, all of my food prep needs are met AT THE MOMENT but since im constantly adding new foods to my repertoire im just wondering if a food processor would eventually be needed. With my little experience I do not know what I will eventually need. Are there recipes where a food processor would be needed? I know I do not need a food processor but I really dont want to limit myself to recipes that dont need one. For example, I didn't always have a mixer and back then found no need for one as all my prep needs BACK THEN were already met. But then came meringue made of 12 egg whites for a cake i was making and I found my self laboriously whisking at egg whites until stiff in front of the tv which at my first time took the whole duration of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Did i need meringue? No. One can survive their life without it. I could have made something else that did not require a mixer. Im not the kind of person who likes to be limited. So are things that a food processor can do that all of these other pieces of equipment cant.

Dec 17, 2011
little_monster in Cookware

What can a food processor do that a mortar and pestle, Kitchenaid Professional stand mixer, Shun mandoline, and Vitamix Professional blender cant do?

I was about to get a food processor when I realized it might be a waste of counter space. I normally like to do chopping with a regular knife to practice my knife skills. If not I use a mandoline. The mixer is great for everything baking related. The mortar and pestle is great for a more authentic pesto. Im just left to wonder why I would need a food processor.

Dec 17, 2011
little_monster in Cookware