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Reasonably priced food processor mainly for cakes and veg chopping?

(14 Posts)
pollywollydoodle Fri 05-Apr-13 13:11:33

I want it mainly for making cakes and chopping veg

I don't need a blender/grinder as I have one already
I don't need it to be able to make dough as I have a breadmaker that I'm happy with

Is there anything else I'd use it for if I had one?

I'm more interested in function...not toofussed about how pretty it is

My kitchen is a decent size so it doesn't have to be compact but I don't have lots of cupboard space for storing loads of attachments

Can I get something decent for under ?100 ?

pollywollydoodle Sat 06-Apr-13 01:06:46


pollywollydoodle Sat 06-Apr-13 10:28:23

shameless bump..

Pendipidy Sat 06-Apr-13 10:34:06

I would like to know the answer to this too. Someone must know! And can be bothered to write!

pollywollydoodle Sat 06-Apr-13 10:59:40

smile we could talk among ourselves until someone comes along....

pollywollydoodle Sun 07-Apr-13 00:35:14

last try for a response

mumof3wilts Mon 08-Apr-13 04:41:21

The tefal fresh express looks excellent

mumof3wilts Mon 08-Apr-13 04:42:14

Although thats more of a grinder sorry x

MusicalEndorphins Mon 08-Apr-13 05:21:51

Not sure about under a hundred pounds, you will have to watch for a sale, but here is an article with the ten best food processors.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 08-Apr-13 06:27:22

Food processors aren't really what you need for making cakes, although they are great for rubbing fat into flour for pastry and crumbles. I would suggest a hand held electric mixer for cakes and a basic food processor for the veg then you might be able to stay on budget.

I use a Kenwood Prospero for both, this is the most basic sort of stand mixer, but it also makes dough and has a blender, neither of which you need. I find it great though as it is just there on the counter ready to go and doesn't take up much space.

LadybirdsAreFab Mon 08-Apr-13 06:34:18

I have the Tefal Fresh Express and it is fabulous for grating veg/cheese. I hated my food processor for chopping veg/cheese as washing it up/changing blades was a faff. The Tefal is very easy to use.

I did buy the Cuisinart mini food processor as I needed something to make hummous and things like that for.

For cakes, I get the best results from a hand held electric mixer.

I do have a space issue and those three items take less space than my old food processor with all the attachments. They also work a lot better than my old food processor ever did.

pollywollydoodle Fri 12-Apr-13 14:32:07

sorry. have been away ...thanks for the ideas and the linkysmile

Pendipidy Sat 13-Apr-13 23:00:37

Sorry Polly, i missed your post. Have you got anything yet? Its quite a tricky decision i think.

pollywollydoodle Sun 14-Apr-13 20:49:59

no...just back from hols today...will have a look at the review link..the ideas that some would be good for pastry but an electric whisk might be best for cakes was helpful...we've got a hand whisk that i never think of using...needs some mulling...
are you veering towards any partic one?

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