Today we’re tackling some of the biggies when it comes to food processors. We’re going to try and answer two questions: do you need a food processor and if yes, why do you need it. We’ll be going over whether a food processor really can justify spending so much cash on it, and how it can make your life easier in the kitchen, if at all.
We’ll be answering the first question fairly easily, the second one will require a bit of elaboration though. Of course you don’t absolutely NEED a food processor, but it’ll make your life infinitely easier when basic cooking operations are concerned. I know pretty much anybody out there who’s ever even entered the kitchen considers your average chopping operations to be such a drag. Food processor will take that huge load of your back, and do it much better than you possibly could. So, my answer is not really, but it’s so much better with one of these guys hanging in your kitchen.
What am I talking about here exactly? I know you expected me to be like yeah, these machines are absolutely necessary and you have to get one this very moment! Of course they’re not, nothing is absolutely necessary in life, but we have to ask ourselves one question: how easier (if at all) would my life be if I had one of these guys, and the answer is A LOT. If you’ve never used a food processor in your life but have some version of a smaller, cheaper chopper, you might get the general idea by thinking your chopper away from your kitchen. Just imagine having to do all of your chopping manually again, and you’ll get a pretty good idea. Food processors are like those mini choppers on steroids, so you can just imagine what they can do for your overall cooking experience.
As far as the second question is concerned, I have multiple answers prepared for you. There are so many things food processors can do in your kitchen; I almost don’t know where to begin. Well, when in doubt I always say it’s best to begin with cheesecake!
If you’re a fan of deserts as much as I am, you’ll love having one of these guys around. They’ll make your favorite treats so fast you won’t even know what happened. We’re talking tarts, raw cheesecake, and all those guilty pleasures we all have from time to time. If you’re a vegan, or have vegan friends, you’ll love the fact that you don’t have to use dairy products for your desert-making procedure.
The second point in favor of buying a good food processor is the fact that you can start making your very own cheese. When you buy cheese in stores it’ll always containing a large amount of salt, and salt is definitely not a great choice if you’re into living remotely healthy. With food processors you can not only make a perfect cheese, but you can also monitor all the ingredients, and know exactly what you’re eating.
Food processors are also great for making soups in the privacy of your own kitchen. If I know something that’s there is no such thing as a wrong time for soup. You can have it cold during the summer, and it’ll also cool your system, or you can eat it hot during the winter and keep yourself warm at all times. You can’t go wrong with a good soup, and these machines are masters at making it.
Homemade dips are something you can enjoy privately, but they’ll also be a complete rage at all of your social gatherings. They add so much layers of flavor to your cooking it’s not even funny.
The best thing about all these reasons for buying a food processor is that it’ll take it an instant to make them all. Now imagine how much time you’ll save on a daily basis when you have a helper such as this doing all the dirty work and heavy lifting for you.
So, what can we say at the very end?
You can definitely live without a food processor, that is a given by now. But the increase in the quality of life you’ll get if you buy one can definitely justify the steep price tags these bad boys usually carry.
It’s up to you, of course but if you can afford it my advice is to definitely go for it.