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Anybody have one of these? The base with the motor looks like a 2 headed monster--the left head is the blender and the right is the food processor.<br><br><br><br>
I need a food processor but I have a space problem in my new kitchen and this would take up less room than 2 separate appliances. Plus it is only £10 more than the food processor by itself I was considering. So it seems like it would be nice to have a 2 in 1 appliance. It also has a little storage tray to hold all the food processor blades which is nice then I won't have to find space to put all the little bits and bobs.<br><br><br><br>
Any thoughts? Is this a really bad idea?
 

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Sorry--meant to link to a pic and forgot.<br><br><br><br>
I'm getting it from Argos but their links are crappy so i found a pic elsewhere. The one I want is the one on the left with the blender and food processor on the same base. <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FBush-FP017-Food-Processor%2Fdp%2FB0002JZOCS" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bush-FP017-F.../dp/B0002JZOCS</a>
 

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I just did a search and I didn't see any two-headed looking ones...just one base with interchangeable blender cup or processor bowl...they look really cool either way!
 

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I needed to wait another minute!! That looks like a really nice one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I went back to the Argos site and the one I want is 700 watts while the one in the pic is 450 watt.<br><br><br><br>
I've seen one where there was one base and you could only put one appliance on the base at a time (meaning when you store it one part always has to find a place to go while the other part sits on the base)<br><br><br><br>
I like this because they appear to both sit on the base.
 

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I think it looks great (I particularly like the kind of food processor where you can add stuff without removing the lid - I can't do that with my, otherwise fabulous, food processor), and it's good to have 2 things in 1, so you can save space. Real question is, do you actually want/need a blender?
 

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Yes, we use our current blender for soups and smoothies but I find you can't puree solid stuff in it like hummus. It needs to be really liquidy to work in our blender or the blender makes an aweful grinding noise. I use a stick blender for hummus but it never gets as smooth as I like. I'd gladly donate my stick blender and reg blender to charity for this 2 in 1 deal.<br><br><br><br>
I also like the idea of chopping some stuff in a food processor but we do smoothies every day and soup several times a week in winter so I really want both.<br><br><br><br>
I know you can do soups in a food processor (I used my mother in laws for this when we were back in La) but it took 3 refills to puree all the soup while the blender does it in one.
 

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Fair enough. I don't think it's a bad idea to get this deal, since it obviously works out cheaper than having to buy them seperately. Have you also tried finding similar product reviews on amazon (both .com and .co.uk)? Might be helpful.
 

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Right now it costs £49 at Argos and the food processor I was looking at was £39. So for £10 more I can get both. And no shipping cause the Argos is a 5 minute walk from my flat.
 

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Duh. I was half asleep when I responded. Yeah...that *would* makes sense (smacks hand on forehead)<br><br><br><br>
Good idea!
 

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Ok...bought it, unboxed it...and hated it. It was HUGE. My idea that it would take up less room because it was 2 appliances together was TOTALLY wrong. The food processor was enormous and the whole things was as big as 3 appliances. Plus it was cheap. The blender bit was not nearly as nice as my current blender and you couldn't remove the bottom with the blade for cleaning. And the parts were really bendy not strong. And the "convienient" drawer for holding all your parts only held 3 of the parts and the rest took up tonnes of space.<br><br><br><br>
So i reboxed and returned for a refund within 2 hours of my purchase.<br><br><br><br>
I'll just keep my reg blender and get a small food processor. Jeez...what a waste of an afternoon.<br><br><br><br>
Sorry to have troubled everyone. I had high hopes.
 

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I just saw an advert for this the other day<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.tvdepot.com/fusion/" target="_blank">Oster Fusion</a><br><br><br><br>
Here's the US Amazon link; only one review so far, though:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FOster-600-Watt-Blender-Processor-Attachment%2Fdp%2FB000JKMITW%2Fref%3Dcm_cr-mr-title%2F102-7437267-7840127" target="_blank">Oster-600-Watt-Blender-Processor</a><br><br><br><br>
I have no idea if it's any good, but Oster is normally a pretty good appliance brand in the US. I also don't know if it's available in the UK. Good luck finding something you like eventually <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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I also like the idea of chopping some stuff in a food processor but we do smoothies every day and soup several times a week in winter so I really want both.<br></div>
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For soup, I use an immersion blender (aka handblender)<br><br><br><br>
works fine for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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How do you do it without spewing hot soup all over yourself????<br><br><br><br>
I finally broke down and got a compact Kenwood food processor Wednesday. i love it. Unfortunately, i sliced my finger on the S blade the first time I used it. Does that make my food not vegan? ha ha I have used it twice and really like it. It was way better than the combo one which was pants. It was like a Barbie one--all plastic and bendy.
 

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I think it means your processor now has a taste for your blood! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
Immersion blenders are great for soup. You just put it in the soup as it cooks, turn it on (usually just a button you hold to keep it on) blend as much as you want, let go of the "On" button and pull it out. No mess, other than a few drips from the part that was in the soup. Clean up is easy, too, since (at least on my Braun Immersion Blender) you just run it under the tap or immerse it in clean soapy water and blend that to get any chunks off. Rinse again and you're done! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I need to replace the bowl and food chute on my big Cuisiart as the lexan is cracking and leaking. The older Cuisinarts are workhorses and it might be worth finding a used one and then getting replacement parts online.
 
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