Hi, I need help! I've read every post on this board about different food processors and I've looked at every available model and read every review of the KitchenAid and Cuisinart food processors and I still can't figure out which one will be best for me.
My budget is 150-200 and I'm looking at the 9-12 cup KitchenAid & Cuisinart
After reading reviews, here are my concerns: I've read the Kitchenaids leak, I've read the bowls on Cuisinart's break, I've read customer service for both companies suck, I've read that the new Cuisninarts don't compare to the old and I've read that the Kitchenaids are flimsy, etc, etc, etc!
Also, there are several different versions of different models. For instance, Cuisinart's DLC, there's the DLC 2011BCN, DLC 2011RN, DLC8s. Cuisinart also seems to have 3 different lines, the prep, the pro and the classic. I really want to buy a processor. I Need to buy a processor, but my head is spinning from information overload, there are just too many options!
Here's what I want:
I like the idea of the KA's mini bowl because I'm only cooking for two. When I mince, for example, garlic, I only use 3 or 4 cloves. I can't imagine trying to do that in the bottom of a 11 cup processor.
This is mainly about convenience. I want to get a food processor to make cooking easier. I have horrible knife skills and I think I sometimes shy away from cooking vegetables because of it. Sure I'd like to be good with a knife but I know having a food processor would help me to eat healthy. I would mainly be using this processor to chop, dice, slice, shred fruits and vegetables and make dips and sauces, gaucomole, pesto, etc.
I would also like to use a food processor to knead dough. I've never had a stand mixer. I always knead by hand. It's tiring! I absolutely love the idea of having a machine that does that work for me. I can't imagine what it would be like to make bread without having to knead it, but I imagine it would be heaven! I don't *need* this function but I've heard about other people kneading doughs in their processors and I feel like for the prices I'm looking at, whatever I buy should have this function.