A food processor is probably the equipment I could no longer do without in the kitchen. After more than five years of cooking gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free recipes, it is without a doubt the appliance that would be the hardest to discard, the one I would keep should I have to pick.
A food processor is capable of performing different types of tasks. Typically, it can chop, mix, grate and slice. Depending on the brand and model, it will also have the ability to make juices and smoothies, cut vegetables in different shapes, knead dough or beat egg whites.
A good food processor is therefore a great time-saving tool, but it is also and above all the power of its engine and the quality of its blade that make it a very precious ally. Why? Because cooking without gluten or refined sugar leads to turning to other ingredients, such as nuts. For many gluten-free or refined sugar-free recipes, it is highly convenient to be able to mix almonds, hazelnuts, but also frozen bananas or dates. The most powerful processors have an engine of around 1,000 watts and perform this type of task flawlessly.
Fancy making a homemade spread? A food processor with a powerful enough engine will allow you to turn hazelnuts into a creamy butter in just a few minutes, while a low-performance processor will at most (or not even…) be able to reduce them to powder. How about a frozen-banana ice cream for the children’s dessert? It can be made in a jiffy, provided you have a strong processor whose engine doesn’t give up after a few seconds.
All in all, if you can invest in one of these beauties and think that you might benefit from it, then go for it, you won’t regret it. Beyond the engine’s power, think about the accessories that you might be interested in, as well as the size of the device (as they are quite bulky). In the Delight section, you will easily find the food processor symbol, which is indicated whenever this device must or can be used for a recipe.
Have fun experimenting!