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Can you use a blender for the same purpose as a food processor?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • kinda of.. if you're going for puree, yes it'll work just fine. as for chopping blender won't quite work right since that's not what it's designed for.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • Depends on the purpose. A blender can do a lot of the things a processor does. It can chop, it can mince, it can puree...but it is a bit trickier to use for some items, since it works by gravity, so the food on the bottom will always get processed more than the food on the top unless you're going for uniform smoothness.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 11:11 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • Well, yes and no.

    A food processor has longer blades which create larger surface contact with food. So for doing things like making bread crumbs, to use a blender you have to put a much smaller amount of food in.

    A blender works well for emulsifying dressings, pureeing soups and sauces. Bring large things together, you really need a food processor. You may be able to find an attachment for your blender.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:17 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • yes
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 1:29 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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