Since this Gadget Girl has many favorites, all tied for number one, I’m not sure where the mini food processor actually fits into the tools’ brigade. That said, it is without a doubt one of my most used kitchen tools.
The mini is for all those times when you’d like to use your food processor … but it’s just too big. You know what I mean. You put all of the ingredients in the machine, give it a whirl and whala! All of the barely chopped ingredients are stuck to the sides of the bowl. You just can’t make a cup of pesto in a nine cup food processor!
Whether I’m cooking for one or a dozen, it saves tons of time. It’s great for making salsas, vinaigrettes and pesto. I just toss everything in the bowl. A few quick pulses will chop vegetables for salsa. A few more will create thick, creamy vinaigrettes or pesto.
When I have mountain of garlic, tons of pepper or a boatload of ginger to mince, it’s done in a snap. It’s also great for grating Parmesan. Cut the cheese in about-1-inch cubes, dump it in and pulse until fine.
And finally, drum-rooooooooool, please … it’s goes in the dishwasher!
Oh…and just so you know, no cash or goods passed hands in return for this post. I’m just a girl who loves gadgets and actually uses them. I’ve had the mini food processor for years. I think I bought it at Costco or maybe on-line because I’m a sucker for anything priced at $39.95 … but I think I found this baby for $34.95 … maybe even $29.95.
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