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#1 Old 08-20-2008, 12:45 PM
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I've been wanting a food processor for a long time now to make various recipes. I bought a cheap one at Wal-mart once and returned it because it didn't work. I want it to be able to finely grind up veggies and such, grind up dates and nuts for bars, make hummus, plus be able to slice and shred vegetables easily-without spending forever switching attachments. Is there such a thing?

Also, my blender is breaking so I need a new one. Do they make two in one blender/food processers? Or am i better off buying them seperate?

And mainly what brand and style should I buy!!

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#2 Old 08-20-2008, 01:38 PM
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What's your price range for this endeavor?

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I'm in love with my kitchen aid food processor. I got it for christmas last year. I think my husband paid $100 for it.
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I've never encountered a two in one appliance that didnt break on me, at least not at the price range I stick to. I've heard of those Vitamix blenders that can do everything, but they are a huge expense, I still have to decide if I think they are worth it. I've been using a hand me down food processor and am really interested in replacing it. Hope people have some good suggestions.
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I'd like it to be as cheap as it can whille still having good quality. I'm not going to spend $500 a piece, but I realize that it would be a good investment to pay a little more for better quality.
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#6 Old 08-21-2008, 08:39 AM
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Hmmm. I just looked up the vita-mix on the internet and it seems like it pretty much is a blender and food processor. Am I correct? The webste says you can grind grains and chop vegetables in it. It is pricesy, $450-$650.
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My blender actually came from a resale shop, along with my food processor that just went out on me after two years. I bought them for 2 bucks each. I'd suggest plugging them in and making sure they work at the thrift store before walking out with them, and making sure all the pieces are there. People buy these things or get them as gifts and barely use them.



I got ticked off after buying a $45 blender from Wal-Mart and having it blow out on me and just decided to go buy a used one. The blender I found is a nice glass one and it pretty much grinds up anything I throw in there. The food processor was a Black and Decker and it also got the job done.



If you have your heart set on the Vita-Mix, go check out Ebay. There are quite a few on there going for $200-300 right now.
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Hmmm. I just looked up the vita-mix on the internet and it seems like it pretty much is a blender and food processor. Am I correct? The webste says you can grind grains and chop vegetables in it. It is pricesy, $450-$650.



The vita-mix does lots of things, you wouldnt need a food processor if you had one. One of the fancy ones even makes ice cream, heats food, kneads dough, lots of things! From the reviews I heard they are excellent and I believe they have a lifetime warrantee. I might just have to splurg and get one if I am going to keep tossing cheap $50 ones.
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I found a blender that came with a food processor container that works well enough if you care to go that route. It's not the most efficient thing in the world, but it's cheap and takes up less space. I've been making smoothies in the blender container and homemade lara bars in the processor container....so it'll do the job.

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