Cooking is my hobby as I love discovering new healthy dishes. The most useful food preparation tool just got better thus I use mini food processor to chop nuts for homemade granola, mix together ingredients for a fruit crisp, and mash bananas for banana bread. It can also be used to mince herbs, make salsa, and whip up a mix of salad dressing for lunch. How to find the best small food processor? Here are the five things you should keep an eye out for:
The Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor is supposed to have a 3-cup capacity and fit about 24 ounces of liquids and other fluids, including pastes and purees. For best results, Cuisinart recommends not to overload the work bowl by more than 2/3 of it.
The exclusive auto-reversing SmartPower blade allows me to efficiently chop and grind different ingredients, whether soft or hard. The stainless steel blade has auto reverse meaning when it is in the chop function, it spins one way and when it is in the grind function is spins the opposite way. The sharp edge of the blade lets you puree soft foods or delicate herbs. The blunt edge is best for grinding through spices and other hard foods. It’s a perfect tool for quick little jobs!
The touch-button control panel is simple with a chop button and grind button. It also has a continuous speed and a pulse control feature that I press and release to get even food processing.
The plastic is BPA free. The body is a durable lightweight plastic. The lid has two holes for pouring oil or liquids when making mayonnaise or a dressing.
It is easy to clean and maintain. The work bowl, lid, blade and spatula can go on the top rack of the dishwasher for easy clean up! The manual includes a set of instructions on which operation and what type of technique to use when prepping a variety of food items. There is 18-month warranty.
About Nutritionist Jade
Jade believes healthy eating can be delicious and shouldn’t be about dieting and sacrifice. After her studies in Nutrition at the University of Hong Kong, she started writing articles and holding health workshops to spread the conept of healthy eating. She also shares recipes that are convenient, delicious and nutritious at the same time to catch up fast-paced lifestyle in Hong Kong.