Equipping the Bakery – Food Processor Recommendations

Equipping the Bakery – Food Processor Recommendations

It’s a lazy, overcast, uncomfortably damp and warm Sunday morning. Steve has been hunting up north with friends since Thursday so it’s quiet here. I’ve been out for a walk with the dogs, checked card cameras (doe and doe with fawns, no bear), and ate. I made a breakfast of rustic white bread that I toasted on cast iron and topped with two duck eggs over medium. It’s one of my favorite breakfasts. I’m restless. The kitchen still needs to be painted and I still┬ádespise painting so I’m stalling. I’m working on equipping the bakery and need a food processor. I’m using a Black & Decker that’s going to be discarded as soon as I find something else. It’s painfully loud. It’s so loud it hurts my ears and caused me to start using a hand grater again. It has to go.

I found this article on best food processors and found it helpful but I’m still undecided. I need a processor that will do everything from grate zucchini to help me make a decent pie crust. I’m not opposed to another B&D as long as it’s not so loud it sounds like equipment on an industrial construction site (no exaggeration).

What do you use and like? What do and don’t you like about it? Has it held up well if you use it often?

Speaking of the bakery, I’m still waiting for water test results. It’s been so long now I need to call the lab to find out what’s going on. I’m holding off on business cards and other business aspects until I have the license in my hand.

Anyway – food processors. Help!


8 thoughts on “Equipping the Bakery – Food Processor Recommendations

  1. I have a Cuisinart 9 cup. Has a strong engine, and there is nothing I have not been able to do with it yet. Mostly I just make slaw, but if you get one at Bed Bath and Beyond, you can get it at 20% off, which helps alot.

    1. Thank you! I am going into the city tomorrow and will stop in. I’ve been very careful with every penny in the budget so 20% truly is a big help. Thank you for the recommendation!

  2. I have a Cuisinart and love it. I have recently used it to make pesto and tomato sauce. I shredded Zuchinni to freeze for soups this winter. I use it often. IMHO, although mine was given to me, I’d say it is worth the money it costs.

    1. I’m being so careful with the budget but think spending more now to not have to buy a piece of equipment repeatedly is a good investment. I’d rather pay it up front and be done with it. Thank you!

    1. Twenty+ years is remarkable. I think the only appliance I own that old is the dryer. Pastry crust! I’m going to teach myself how to make a nice crust sooner or later. Thanks!

  3. I have a Cuisinart and really like it. This is my third in the last 38 years.This one is great because it has a large bowl and then a smaller bowl that can be inserted into the bigger bowl, so if you are only doing a small quantity of something like chopping nuts or garlic, you can use the inner bowl. It also has a rubber gasket so flour doesn’t spray out like it used to. Here’s a link to something similar to the one I have. I got mine on sale a couple of years ago. https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-FP-12BCN-Collection-Processor-Brushed/dp/B00W9ZMY94/ref=sr_1_9?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1508214109&sr=1-9&keywords=cuisinart+food+processor I make pie crust in this all the time.

    1. ohhhh nice! Thank you for the link. I will be doing some things in small quantities. The grain mill won’t process anything oily without gumming up so this will do just fine. Thanks again!

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