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The Never-Ending Food Processor Debate

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The Never-Ending Food Processor Debate

arielleeve | Oct 19, 2013 06:05 AM

So, I'm in the market to replace my food processor. I've had a 7 cup Cuisinart for some time. I bought it used so it's not in the best shape visually (also it got left on a hot stove recently and the side warped, which drives me crazy), but it still works fine. My biggest complaint with it is that there are too many nooks and crannies where food gets trapped -- we don't have a dishwasher so it's especially hard to clean for us.

In general I tend to be of the mindset that when I get new cookware it's worth spending a little to get something that is really high-quality and really going to last. That being said, if there's no need to break the bank, I'd prefer not to.

One thing I'd really like is to have the option of multi-sized bowls, which I know the Kitchenaid, Breville, and Magimix have, but I haven't seen on any of the cuisinarts. The latter two are quite pricey, though, and they'd need to offer more than a few extra accessories to justify the cost.

As far as size goes, even though I cook a lot I've actually been fine with the 7 cup capacity, since I use my hand blender for soups, etc. And space is an issue, so no need to go for the hugest size.

Thoughts? Is the Magimix or the Breville really worth twice the cost of the others? Kitchenaid vs. Cuisinart? I have reviewed some other posts about this, but wanted some advice that might be more specific to what I'm looking for.

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