I've never owned a food procesor and it's time to take the splurge! Eeeek! I can't wait! This is my *birthday treat* to myself.
Since I've never had one, I'm not sure how I'll use it. I cook meals from scratch every day, and I use my blender just about daily. I imagine that I'll use my processor for most/all of the sauces (mayo, dressings, pestos etc) and dips (hommus, etc) that I currently whip up in my blender (I do feel fierce attachment for my trusty blender, but it's tiring to scrape the bottom and I can never extract the entire batch of sauce). I like chopping veggies with my knives now, but maybe I'll use the processor for that sometimes too. I like grinding up spices for curries and pulsing breadcrumbs, so I'll definitely use it for that. I do own an immersion blender already that I enjoy.
I've read a lot online and now I'd like the hounds' perspective: which is better, Kitchenaid or Cuisinart? I'm looking at the seven-cup models. I know Kitchenaid comes with a cool little mini-bowl and a juicer. People rave about both -- I'm wondering if one is actually better quality, or if it's personal preference.