Mix, blend, chop, knead, grate, slice, emulsify, beat, whip: with a food processor , you can do almost anything. The key is, of course, knowing how to use it optimally. Here are some tips to help you use your food processor properly .
How to Use a Food Processor
Use the blender jug to emulsify sauces or make crushed ice, smoothies and milkshakes.
With the slicing and grating discs , you can cut your carrots, cucumbers, cheeses, pears, potatoes… in less time than it takes to say it! The best for quickly preparing raw vegetables or grated cheese.
And the multifunction knife ? It allows to chop meat and vegetables. You can prepare meatballs, minced steaks, stuffing, mash, soups or even herbs to add even more flavor to your dishes.
Do you want to be a baker? So, this is a dough hook you need. With it you bake bread or shortcrust pastry for a pie.
Finally, there are also kitchen machines with an induction cooking system . They warm the ingredients all by mixing them. They also offer a large number of recipes and show you step by step how to make them.
Which speed to choose?
To use your food processor properly, you also need to use the right speed . Here are some guidelines to help you choose the most appropriate speed for your preparations . Note, however, that some parameters may vary depending on the amount of preparation and the ingredients used.
For the mixer:
To work the fat and sugar, start with a low speed and gradually increase to a higher speed. Want to incorporate eggs into creamy preparations? Prefer a medium or even high speed.
For the dough hook:
Use low to medium speed.
For the grating / slicing disc:
Place the food in the funnel of the lid and guide them to the bottom using the pusher. Instead, choose a low speed for slicing and a high speed for grating.
For the multi-function knife:
Choose a medium to high speed. For better control of the mixture, use the Pulse function (if your food processor has one). It allows the robot to operate at maximum speed for a certain time.
What about cleaning?
First thing to do ? Unplug the device! Then quickly rinse the accessories. Do not put the motor unit under water but wipe it with a damp sponge.
Have your accessories become discolored due to certain ingredients like carrots or oranges? Rub them with a cloth soaked in cooking oil .
Also remember to store your food processor away from humidity .