Monday, March 15, 2010

My new "must have" Gadget...

Is my Kitchen Aid food processor! As many of you know, I have made most of Six's baby food. The whole idea of store bought baby food having such a long shelf life kind of freaked me out a little, so I researched making baby food from scratch and have found it to be pretty easy.

Before getting my Kitchen Aid, I had tried a cheaper 3-cup food processor and my blender. Both worked ok, but each had cons. The 3-cup was WAY too small. I was having to do a couple of batches at a time. The blender held more, but I was constantly having to stop and stir my ingredients to get everything mixed. But with my Kitchen Aid, I can drop everything in, turn it on and in a few seconds its all done, and in one batch.

It comes with alot of other attachments, such as a dough mixer, a shredding blade, a slicing blade and a few other things that I am still not quite sure what they are. (But I will find out!) I used the shredding blade the other night to grate cheese and it worked better than any cheese grater. I also used the slicing tool to slice cucumbers for a salad the other night and it sliced them thinner than I ever could by hand. The instruction book/recipe book has a home-made carrot cake that will be my next adventure. I will let you know how it turns out!!

Product Features:
  • Large Feed Tube & Pusher
  • Dough blade saves you the time and effort of hand-kneading by kneading yeast dough quickly and thoroughly
  • The stainless steel multipurpose blade chops, minces, blends, mixes, and emulsifies foods quickly and easily
  • The Pulse control allows you to precisely manage operation when a light touch is needed
  • 4-cup mini bowl with stainless steel mini blade fits inside the work bowl for small chopping and mixing jobs
  • 9-cup work bowl allows you to quickly process food with power and efficiency
MSRP: $199.99

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  1. Carrot cake happens to be one of my favorites, so feel free to make it next time I come down for a visit!

  2. Um, when did you get to be so Susie Homemaker?!?!?! I guess I have a new item to add to my wishlist!