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mini food processor.. any of you guys have one?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 15, 2013 at 2:04 AM

i just purchased a mini food processor, even though it only cost me around 30 bucks, im afraid i wasted my money.

attempted to make nut butter and aside from the thing being extremely loud, it doesnt even fulfill its job at making "butter", i tried sitting there (i have to physically press it the entire time) for over 5 minutes, and nothing but dried out small little pieces remain.

am i doing something wrong or do i need to get a real full size food processor.

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on March 16, 2013
at 02:05 AM

You can only make small batches of stuff, you may have had too much in it? It works well for making small-batches of dips or dressings, and not much else. I used to have one, but for the amount of cleanup the thing required, it seemed easier to just use a whisk.

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on March 15, 2013
at 02:13 AM

no, am i supposed to? how much?

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on March 15, 2013
at 02:08 AM

Did you add water/oil?

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on March 15, 2013
at 02:35 AM

I have a miniature chopper / food pro and my main use is to grind up garlic, oil, and spices into a paste for marinades. For that I use it at least once per week.

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on March 15, 2013
at 04:16 AM

I've got a little mini food processor, $20 at Target. It doesn't handle nuts well, although I've been able to make a red pepper and cashew spread in it with much time and noise. It works much better for salsa and that type of soft stuff. I recently inherited my grandma's old full sized food processor. It's 30+ years old, and pretty good.

A month or so ago I got it into my head to try and make almond butter. The old food processor couldn't handle it, and the small one was worse. That led to me buying a ninja blender with the tall blender jar and the food processor jar.

I was able to make my almond butter, with some patience. I do like the ninja for smoothies, thai curry pastes, frozen banana ice cream and stuff like that. It's powerful, and not nearly as expensive as a blendtec or vitamix. I know there's a cult following to those two brands of blenders, but I'm not spending $400+ on a blender. The ninja was just over $100, and has a good amount of power to it. I'm very happy about it and the only drawback imo is the jar isn't glass.

TLDR: Your mini processor probably won't cut it for nuts, unless it's soft nuts like cashews and you're adding water/other stuff.

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