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Great for some things, but not very small quantities
on 16 August 2011
There are loads of good points to this machine. It's fantastically easy to clean with just 3 parts that you can just throw in the dishwasher. Being made of glass is great as it doesn't take on flavours, lasts longer than plastic and you don't have to worry about toxic substances from the plastic leaching into your food (ideal for making baby food). It makes short work of an onion and is fantastic for finely cutting up onion, celery, carrot together as the basis of ragouts and soups.
The main downside, and this has been a real problem for me, is that you need to be chopping the 'right' quantity for it to work. Stragely it does cut a single onion, but anything else in such a small quantity it just won't touch. The blades wizz around a few millimeters above the food or just spin it to the outsides of the bowl and then don't touch it. For making baby food this is a real pain. I wish it would deal with just one apple without me having to cook 6 or 7. Quite often I find myself making 2 or 3 times the quantity I want and not having enough pots to freeze it in.
Having said that, if you do fill it up to the 'max' mark it does a fantastic job and I do use it most days for something.
This definitely won't replace a full sized food processor as it's function is pretty specific, and annoyingly, I'm now also looking around for something else that will let me process smaller quantities. However, it looks good and does get a lot of use so I'm reasonably pleased with it. Check the size out because it's a lot larger than it looks.