Pardon the bad humor, the “dining car” is what the wife and i jokingly refer to as our kitchen. Since I have been on this journey to cook and eat healthy I have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen making my own meals. I’ll be honest, I am not all that skilled with a knife and I have the awful looking fingertips to prove it. The Mrs. has been bugging me for months to go out and get a food processor to not only stop me from accidentally cutting myself, but I’m sure to also help me not make such a mess. I finally decided to listen to her and I went out and got me one of these small appliances. At first I thought it would be too much of a hassle to use one of these, but I have since changed my tune and am here to tell you why you should get a food processor for your own kitchen.
The Food Processor That I Bought
Well after finally having enough of the chirping from the wife one night I decided it was finally time. I was going to get a food processor. I hopped online as I was determined to find the best food processor on the market no matter the cost, and I found a Breville food processor that fit the bill. It also helped that I had two gift cards left over from the holidays because this thing was kind of pricey. But I was not going to let that deter me. I had to get the shiniest, most modern, and powerful appliance that I could find. While Cuisinart does make some fine food processors, in the end I could not resist the Breville Sous Chef.
When it finally arrived and I got it out of the box I was completely impressed. This thing looked like it belonged in the galley of a spaceship. We have always liked Breville kitchen appliances because of their modern look, and this food processor was no different. Once I stopped catching flies with my mouth open in awe, it was time to put this thing to work.
This has always been a pain in my behind. I don’t know how many tears that I shed trying to get the perfect dice on my onions, but it probably could have filled a small bath tub. Now I did finally look up a great way to reduce the tears from cutting onions, but the bad news was that I still had to use a knife. I was excited to try out these veggies in the food processor, and it could not have been simpler. I just had to peel them, drop them in, and hit a button. The final result was superb as I got perfectly diced onions in seconds. No tears shed, no blood spilled and it turned out to be a victory on all fronts.
After my success with onions, I decided to try other vegetables of various hardness. From peppers to carrots, my brand new food processor blazed right through all of them. The discs are stainless steel, and by the workout I gave them, they are nicely made. I got the perfect cut every time. The best part was how little time it took. Trying to be extra careful with a knife was a time consuming chore, but now my 15 to 20 minute task was done in seconds and with much better results. This is when my mind started racing wanting to try out different recipes and experiment. It actually made cooking more fun.
I am not a big baker, but a food processor is also able to help you mix dough. They come with several different discs for various cooking chores. My wife did use this once to mix some pastry dough. I was not around while she did it, but she did convey how nice it was to use and that it did an “admirable job”. That’s actually a huge compliment coming from her, trust me. So if you are into baking and making your own dough I would also recommend one of these.
This is perhaps the second most important aspect that I was worried about, next to performance. All I can say is that you gotta love dishwasher safe parts. Clean up was super easy. The few parts disassembled in a snap and I just had to place everything in the dishwasher and let it go. If you don’t have a dishwasher I can also see the parts being very easy to rinse over the sink. The Breville got high marks from me in this area as well.
Not Sure How I Got By Before
Now having spent some time in the kitchen using my shiny new food processor, I am not sure how I ever functioned without one. Not only did it end up saving me a ton of time, my fingers have actually been given a chance to heal. It’s been awhile since I haven’t had the need for a band-aid on at least one of them. Perhaps the greatest positive aspect of using a food processor that I never envisioned is how it renewed my passion to cook. It took some of the hassle out of fixing recipes that was draining my enthusiasm, but now that is back. So if you need a little boost in your kitchen, then this is one appliance that I highly recommend.