If you are a working mom, too busy with your daily activities and you are cooking for your family, food processors will make your preparation easier and simpler. It can save you tons of time in the kitchen. Chefs have created innumerous delicious recipes through the use of this appliance. It is always a necessity in every kitchen.
A food processor is a versatile kitchen appliance that can quickly and easily chop, slice, shred, grind, and puree almost any food. Its basic components are a motor, bowl with a lid and feed tube and a set of attachments. The motor is housed in the base of the appliance; it is the heaviest part of the device. The bowl, which is normally made of durable, transparent plastic, fits onto this shaft and locks into position. The lid, usually made of the same material, locks onto the top of the bowl. The feeding tube on the lid should be wide enough for larger pieces of food.
Before getting one, there are important factors to consider. Consider the capacity you need. It also comes in three basic sizes: full, compact and mini. If you prepare large amount of food for a huge number of people, then a full size bowl with 9 to 13 cup capacity is the best option for you. Look for a processor with a heavier base, the less it would most likely to move around whenever it is being used. Check if it has special features such as mini bowls, feed chutes, number of speeds and a pulsing function. Make sure that is easy to clean and the parts are dishwasher- safe.
There could be a wide range of food processors to choose from. When looking for one, you should consider power, portability and functionality. Look for at least 400 watts of power on average. Since food processors has been designed to replace other appliances, it is important that it should be easy to store and very portable.