The Food Processor–An Amazing Invention

So a few years back I begged my mother for a food processor for Christmas. I swore I would use it all the time. It would change my life. I could get rid of the electric mixer. A year later, I was having a fondue dinner party and we ran out of cheese and had to make more. Out came the food processor. But I hadn’t read the manual or watched the instruction video, so I had no clue how to use it. Luckily, my friend had one too and she went to work on it. The fondue was scrumptious.

Fast forward two more years. I just finished cleaning the cabinets and moved the food processor to the front of the cabinet, planning to use it soon.

Tonight I decided to make mini cheesecakes in ramikins. The recipe calls for a food processor. So minor problem. I still haven’t read the manual or watched the DVD tutorial. I know 5 years and I can’t get around to it? Well, priorities my friend. I haven’t vacuumed in 2 months either. Anyway, I decide to read about the three blades. Luckily, my friend left the mixer/chopper blade in. I decide what the hell, I’ll try it.

Wow, it was mind-blowing. So much easier than an electric mixer. So neat and tidy. It blended all the ingredients perfectly. The cheesecake mix was so smooth and easy to pour into the ramikins. I am stunned at how quick and easy that was. I gave myself a mental slap in the head for being such a dumbass about using it. I can’t wait to find something else to use it for. I may even go skim the manual right now.

What do you find yourself buying (swearing you’ll use it) and taking years to get around to it?

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6 Responses to The Food Processor–An Amazing Invention

  1. berry says:

    That is so true. I found that go be the case with my hair straightener and vcr. Yes vcr. Some of us are techno challenged. Funny you should write about it. I was feeling the same about my droid phone. Work in progress. Challenges me. Every day but great features.

    Have a super fine day.

    • There’s something kinda intimidating about a new device, epsecially when it comes with a thick manual or trainng dvd. Whenever i get a new cell, it take me a few weeks of playing with it to figure it out. And sometimes months down the road, I discover a new feature by accident.

      Have a good day!

  2. Gerard says:

    Talk about a food processor or vcr…I’m still trying to figure out my tv. One day the picture is wide screen, next day cut screen, and the next day, no screen. I use the remote to tryto fix it and find myself in menus of menus…still with no proper picture. Maybe I should just chuck it and buy a food processor.

  3. Better yet, put it in the food processor. 😉 Seriously though, modern conveniences sure don’t feel like them sometimes. Remember way back when we had to get up to change the tv channel. Ah, simpler times.

  4. berry says:

    I would like to know why there is a video with the food processor. Is it that difficult to use. We have too many gadgets today. Give me the old manual mixer that made it fun to use. No cords just the tool. Anyone could do it and not waste time reading about it. Let’s get back to plain and simple. It worked way back when. Maybe then our lives will be simple too.

    Makes sense to me.

  5. I gotta agree, the dvd was pretty intimidating. Plus who wants to sits down in front of the TV and pop in a dvd on food processors? Not me. 🙂 Yeah I remember my grandma had this mixer that was a hand crank to beat the ingredients. I thought it was kinda cool though it did tire me out when baking. I think that’s why retro is so in. People love their gadgets but sometimes they just want to slow down and get back to a simpler time.

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