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Best food processor for making coconut/nut butters.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I cannot for the life of me get coconut butter made. I've left my processor running for TWENTY MINUTES, scraping the sides every 5 mins. What am I doing wrong? I am starting to think I just have a crappy food processor. Any Designs/model suggestions?

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on January 17, 2013
at 04:36 PM

I use my vitamix EVERY DAY. The plunger/tamper thing lets you jam the food into the blades. Super convenient!

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on September 03, 2012
at 01:22 PM

From your comment "I just can't bring myself to spend that kind of money blending something but thanks!", I understand your mind is already made up. However, one last comment - if you buy something cheaper, not only will it not work as well, but it will break if you use it often. The Vitamix has a 7 year warranty and they're great about any problems. Just keep that in mind. (by the way, I certainly sound like a spokesman, but I'm not. Just a happy customer. Anyone who has one, is)

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on August 30, 2012
at 04:23 AM

The Vitamix has been one of the best things we purchased for our family. You will potential use it EVERY day! They also sell refurbished ones that still have tremendous warranties. It's a little spendy I agree, but you will thank yourself for it.

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on August 29, 2012
at 08:44 PM

I use the finely shredded coconut. That might work better for you since it's in smaller pieces. I think an 8oz bag was about $3.70 at my local grocery store. (May be same brand, it was also in a green bag.)

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:09 PM

I think I'll go with a cuisinart, thanks!

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:08 PM

I am using large unsweetened coconut flakes from whole foods (can't remember the brand but its in a green bag) The coconut is just coming to a fine grain that sort of clumps together but not really. Its definitely nothing butter-like and does not resemble the pics I've seen!

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:05 PM

i was actually going to write in the question don't suggest a vitamix. I just can't bring myself to spend that kind of money blending something but thanks!

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:46 PM

I've found that adding a couple of tbsp. of boiling water to the coconut, helps it emulsify more easily into "butter"

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Vitamix. Hands down. It's super expensive, but we use it almost every day on smoothies, ice cream, almond butter, almond flour, salsa, soup, etc.

You're best bet is to try to find them putting on a display at a Whole Foods or county fair where it's a little cheaper and you get extras thrown in.

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:05 PM

i was actually going to write in the question don't suggest a vitamix. I just can't bring myself to spend that kind of money blending something but thanks!

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on August 30, 2012
at 04:23 AM

The Vitamix has been one of the best things we purchased for our family. You will potential use it EVERY day! They also sell refurbished ones that still have tremendous warranties. It's a little spendy I agree, but you will thank yourself for it.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:36 PM

I use my vitamix EVERY DAY. The plunger/tamper thing lets you jam the food into the blades. Super convenient!

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on August 30, 2012
at 03:15 AM

I have a very old and underpowered mini food processor. But by adding in a few tsps of coconut oil it processes quickly and smoothly in about 5 minutes. No fancy equipment needed.

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on June 18, 2013
at 05:45 PM

i think it also has something to do with the size of the bowl and how much product you are using. i have a black and decker very powerful but i have to do it for a long time sometimes 30 minutes for coconut and almond butter. my bowl is like 9 cups so to keep the product moving i think you should have the bowl full so it turns over into itself since my processor doesnt have a tamper. ive seen how fast it is on you tube in a vitamix and i want one.

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on January 17, 2013
at 06:16 AM

the Cuisinart that my aunt gave my mom and dad for their wedding some twenty odd years ago is excellent

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on January 16, 2013
at 09:19 PM

Try sharpening your blade. We understand that kitchen knives occasionally need sharpening.
A food processor blade does a lot more cutting. It's easy enough to do yourself.

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on November 05, 2012
at 08:12 PM

i just have a $40 black and decker 3 cup food processor and i can make coconut butter 20-60minutes it just takes some time and babysitting but it still works. make sure you get fine shredded unsweetened and it cant be fat reduced. i dont know if all shredded coconut is dehydrated but i stay away from those brands labeled as so as well. the processor is supposed to heat the coconut enough so that the oils are released during processing and it turns into butter. i usually do 3 cups coconut, 1 tsp vanilla, some salt (not too much cuz itll sink to the bottom of the jar evntually) and 1 tbsp coconut oil. let it process for awhile - baby sit it - and then once it gets finer and clumps add 1-2 tbsp more until it turns liquid and butters. its a long time to have the thing running so i wear ear plugs...

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:50 PM

I use a Cuisinart. It's an older model but works great. Ten to fifteen minutes and a little scraping down, voila--coconut butter! What is happening to your coconut? What kind of coconut are you using? What kind of processor and blade are you using?

Bff65d57550834052d577657f7e84275

(60)

on August 29, 2012
at 07:08 PM

I am using large unsweetened coconut flakes from whole foods (can't remember the brand but its in a green bag) The coconut is just coming to a fine grain that sort of clumps together but not really. Its definitely nothing butter-like and does not resemble the pics I've seen!

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on August 29, 2012
at 08:44 PM

I use the finely shredded coconut. That might work better for you since it's in smaller pieces. I think an 8oz bag was about $3.70 at my local grocery store. (May be same brand, it was also in a green bag.)

Bff65d57550834052d577657f7e84275

(60)

on August 29, 2012
at 07:09 PM

I think I'll go with a cuisinart, thanks!

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