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HELP! Small Apt. Need Blender and Food Processor Combo (or other suggestions)

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HELP! Small Apt. Need Blender and Food Processor Combo (or other suggestions)

madhockey | Jan 7, 2010 10:35 PM

Okay, I became obsessed with cooking about a year ago. I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment and am looking for a blender to make smoothies and shakes for my breakfast and after workouts. I also am looking for a food processor as I don't have a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer or anything like that. I saw the Duet Blender/Food Processor by Cuisinart and thought, "Perfect! space saving and small enough for 1-2 people meals.

Being the thorough OCD-type when it comes to purchases, I started reading reviews. Unfortunately the poor Duet seems to get blasted everywhere they go. I've seen them in costco for a decent price, but the color I thought I wanted is cheap looking. There is an even cheaper white one at a local Chef Store.

Then Macy's had an Oster Fusion, Black & Decker version and another brand I forget. Then there are the Ninjas and the Bullets, but I am pretty sure I want to avoid plastic containers.

I am by no means a good cook (yet!), but I want to get something of decent quality that will serve my purposes as I gain experience and confidence.

I guess the other option is to buy a small mini food processor (Cuisinart has a cool one for $30) and then get a blender. How much space am I really saving with a combo unit since I have to store the other container while I'm using the other.

I can't be the only one in this situation. Please help me get over the hump and make a decision! I feel stuck in Amazon 2 Star Hell!

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