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Food Processor vs. Blender

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Food Processor vs. Blender Reply with quote

Hello all! I wanted to start blending fruits/drinks for breakfast. I blender would be the obvious choice, however, if I use a food processor, I can start making meals for my dogs. So my question is, can a food processor do everything a blender can?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>can a food processor do everything a blender can?

in a word, no. a food processor will not produce the same "smoothie" for example. it can't get as much air or whip into the mixture.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That wouldn't be a problem for me. All i would really want is to liquify fruit (with some veggies) and mix protein drinks. I would even consider whipping no air in the mixture a plus since it would not oxidize the nutrients as quickly. So the liquifying ability is the same?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, a food processor will not liquefy as well as a blender. I always get tiny chunks (you can do a chimichurry or other sauce with bits in it just fine, but it won't be smooth).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To liquify food and make drinks that people will talk about, get a Vita-Mix blender.

To do food processing, many food processors will do, but I like the 12 cup Robot Coupe. It is smaller than the gigantic Cuisinarts, costs more, too, but it lasts forever (will become a family heirloom) and you can get a zillion different cutting disks for them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Food Processor vs. Blender Reply with quote

CookNewb wrote:
Hello all! I wanted to start blending fruits/drinks for breakfast. I blender would be the obvious choice, however, if I use a food processor, I can start making meals for my dogs. So my question is, can a food processor do everything a blender can?


As some have already stated, no they're not quite the same. Food processors are effective power choppers, where blenders are... well, effective blenders. :)

By rpms alone, there can be a vast diff. Food processors average around 1500-2000, where blenders can go from a few hundred to 20,000 rpm.

Some of the better blenders, e.g. Vita-Mix, try to cover all bases (chopping and blending) and they can do a pretty decent job, but that capability comes at a pretty hefty price.

Side note: I make my cat's food - chopped raw chicken with a supplement. After using a food processor, a standard blender and a VitaMix, I've settled on the simplest of tools for processing the chicken: a meat cleaver and a plastic cutting board. The cat loves that version the best and I have an easier cleanup task.
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