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Offline Annieh

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Durable Food Processor?
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:11:26 PM »
I'm about ready to throw my processor off the roof. It's terrible. Which one have you had good experiences with? Looking for a processor which comes a long lifetime. Is anyone familiar with robot coupe processors? more details here. Thanks.

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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 07:14:36 PM »
I've had extremely good luck with the Cuisinart model recommended by America's Test Kitchen
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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 07:40:39 PM »
I've had the same Cuisinart since early to mid-90's. It gets used a lot and still performs like new. Of course that testimony means I'll be buying a new Cuisinart food processor soon :-[

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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 11:39:40 AM »
Ive used my Kitchenaid food processor for nearly 20 years now.  I have also used my Kitchenaid mixer for over 30 years and they’re still going strong.  I found that Kitchenaid makes outstanding small appliances.  However, they struggle with the big stuff.  I could go on, but suffice is to say I would never recommend a Kitchenaid major appliance.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 11:50:42 AM »
I use SWMBO’s Cuisinart. We also have a Kitchenaid stand mixer with some attachments but I think they began using plastic gears a while back. If it ever fails I may replace them with metal gears. When mixing tougher doughs or meat for sausage you can hear it skip a beat every now and then.


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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 04:31:47 PM »
My wife killed several over the years making pie crust dough. The cleats that hold the bowls in place broke. I got this one a couple of years ago:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KHLN7K2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and we're very happy with it. She finally learned to use the Kitchenaid mixer for her pie crusts.

With the different design this one would probably be fine, but why gamble. 
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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2018, 08:18:33 PM »
I've had extremely good luck with the Cuisinart model recommended by America's Test Kitchen

Same. It's robust, work very well, and is simple enough to be repaired if anything minor goes wrong.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 09:06:11 PM »
We’ve had one of these for years, it’s proper industrial. You won’t  kill it in a hurry that’s for sure. 

Pretty sure they are available across the pond. 

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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 05:42:21 PM »
I wonder if the one the OP mentioned and linked would process SPAM? You can call me skeptical. ;)
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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 03:35:32 AM »
I wonder if the one the OP mentioned and linked would process SPAM? You can call me skeptical. ;)

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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 04:25:48 PM »
I also have a kitchenaid. The only problem I have is that all the attachments except the main blade stick and require way too much work to remove them after use. I don't know why they stick and kitchenaid doesn't seem to either. It's too bad because I really like the slicer and grater attachments.
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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 09:10:56 PM »
I've had a 1970's RoboCoupe for years. They're all over the place in professional kitchens. I'm fairly certain in a battle between a tank and a RoboCoupe - the RC would win.
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2018, 12:54:36 AM »
I've had a 1970's RoboCoupe for years. They're all over the place in professional kitchens. I'm fairly certain in a battle between a tank and a RoboCoupe - the RC would win.

I’d never heard of one nor seen one so googled it. From the looks of it, I think you’re right.


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Re: Durable Food Processor?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2018, 01:06:14 AM »
I've had a 1970's RoboCoupe for years. They're all over the place in professional kitchens. I'm fairly certain in a battle between a tank and a RoboCoupe - the RC would win.

I’d never heard of one nor seen one so googled it. From the looks of it, I think you’re right.


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Yeah, in professional kitchens "RoboCoupe" is synonymous with "food processor," it's like "Xerox" or "Kleenex."  I don't have a living food processor right now, I've killed a few.  If I get another, it's the RC.
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2018, 06:45:17 AM »
Yeah, in professional kitchens "RoboCoupe" is synonymous with "food processor," it's like "Xerox" or "Kleenex."

In the caliber of kitchens I've worked in, it's more like "Cadillac". Generally aspirational.
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