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When to use a blender and when to use a food processor

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When to use a blender and when to use a food processor

CindyJ | Jul 30, 2013 03:32 PM

I guess I never considered that there was much of a difference between using a food processor for chopping/pureeing and using a blender. My blender is stowed in back of a high-up cabinet and rarely used, and my food processor is my go-to workhorse. But the other day I was watching a food show on TV -- I think it might have been Masterchef -- where one of the judges commented that something on one of the plates should have been run through a blender. So my question is, what is the distinction between these kitchen appliances, and what are examples where one would produce a better result than the other? In fact, let's add the immersion blender to this question, too. I use the immersion blender for convenient pureeing, but aren't the blender and FP good at pureeing as well?

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