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Can small food processors be used as a spice grinder?

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Can small food processors be used as a spice grinder?

Comolongo | Mar 1, 2007 03:31 AM

I have been having the need to grind some spices lately but since I don't want to get a unitasking coffee grinder just to make some chilli powder or fine cumin powder, I have been looking at getting a multitasking Blender/Food Processor Combo <http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CBT-5...>
to solve my pulverizing and grinding needs. I was wondering if the food processor would be able to do a good job of turning chilli's and other herbs into fine powder? My philosophy in the kitchen is to get only the bare minimum and try to use multitasking devices over unitasking ones? Also, how do you feel about food processors that are just 3 cups? Is it too small? I imagine I would only use the blender and processors to make sauces and dice a few herbs or spices.
Thanks!

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