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You can get shredded carrots at a salad bar, and I buy bags of pre-shredded carrots at the supermarket. I want to make these at home with a machine but haven't found one. When you use a food processor, the attachment is usual a grater, similar to a coarse box grater; this makes carrot shreds that are much thinner than the thicker ones you use on a salad (or maybe for use in Vietnamese pickles, banh mi, etc).

I'm sure they use a machine to do this to make the bags available at the store, but I've only found commercial machines that can do it (example: https://www.chipsfryer.com/single-series/carrot-cutter-machine.html)

Is anyone aware of a machine that can do this for home use?

To be clear, I don't think a typical food processor grating attachment does this, nor does a box grater. I know I can use a mandoline or a knife, but I'm looking for a machine to do it in bulk, or an attachment to a food processor or stand mixer. The best idea of come up with is to try using a spiralizer and then chop up the spirals with a knife.

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    My food processor has two double sided discs for coarse and fine grating, and making thin and medium chips. The thin chips option is only slightly thicker than what I think you mean, and square in cross section. They may even make more discs for more options. It's a kenwood, at least 15 years old. A target dimension in some standard unit would be useful – Chris H Dec 18 '18 at 18:01
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I think this might be the closest to what you are looking for... it's a food processor attachment for the KitchenAid Stand Mixers. Of course, you might look for new blades to use with your existing processor (they might offer blades that cut sticks instead of shreds).

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    I actually use this one and it sorta does what I think OP might mean. – bruglesco Dec 19 '18 at 6:07
  • Hm, yea the julienne blade for KitchenAid food processors (like I have) gets terrible reviews, but I think I have the slicer attachment @bruglesco linked to. I will test it out. – paul Jan 8 at 17:42
  • Let me know... curious. – elbrant Jan 8 at 23:02
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If you pick a versatile food processor, you can do it. There's a "fine Julienne disc" for various Kenwood models, for example. This is finer than the chip-making disc I have. I also have coarse and fine grating plus slicing discs. While these "do-everything" machines are not as good at some tasks as dedicated machines, I think this is the best option at home if you want something motorised

  • Interesting, thank you, I hadn't looked into a getting another disc - good to know that might be an option. I have a KitchenAid food processor that's probably 8 or so yrs old, so I don't know if I can get one for it now. But the reviews for this one are pretty terrible: kitchenaid.com/countertop-appliances/food-processors/… – paul Jan 8 at 17:37
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Get a manual french fry cutter than can cut matchstick fries. Most common ones cut down to 1/4 inch, so if that is as small as you need, you will have tons of options.

  • OP wants a machine so they can do large quantities without the manual aspect. – bruglesco Dec 19 '18 at 14:16
  • Can you give an example? Most recipes for matchstick fries I'm seeing recommend using a mandoline slicer, which I'd prefer not to use. I have one of those, but they're pretty hard to use for carrots unless you manage to get big, thick carrots, which are rarely available where I shop. – paul Jan 8 at 17:45

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