Ever since someone bought me the Jamie 30 minute meals book, I have needed a food processor Quite a few of the recipes have become family favourites but they take way longer than 30 minutes when I'm left doing all the fiddly chopping and blending by hand.
Recently, I won a load of vouchers (thanks MNHQ) so I can finally treat myself but I'm a bit overawed by all the choices!
I think what I want is 4200XL but it's a lot of money and I'm panicking that I should be choosing something else instead.
Help me choose MN!
I've already got a KitchenAid Classic so I don't need a food processor that does cakes and I have a Braun Multiquick too for doing soups and small amounts of chopping. Also, MIL bought me us a Kmix hand mixer last Christmas.
According to 30 min meals, I need a Food processor with a standard blade, thick and think slicer discs, fine and coarse graters, a whisk and beater. We are a family of 4 but I do like batch cooking and cooking for friends too so I'm often making larger amounts.
Would a Kenwood be better? I know I'm probably overthinking it but money like this to spoil myself comes up once in a blue moon round here and I'd hate to buy one and then spot the thing I should have bought a week later.
I finally managed to have a play today. I made spag bol and grated the onions (not fun when I've also got conjunctivitis - ouch!), plus carrots, celery and courgettes to bulk out the mince. Then I used the slicing blades to cut up some mushrooms and peppers too.
It was so quick - the veg took seconds when it usually takes me a good 20 minutes of chopping and grating - and it was so easy! Even cleaning it was a breeze as it all just rinsed clean.