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What are the main differences between a stand mixer, a countertop blender and a food processor?

While two of the three items you mention are similar (though not identical) - the food processor and blender - the third is completely different - the stand mixer. There's actually a pretty awesome, ...
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What is this Kenwood food processor attachment for?

I will assume the other end of the attachment is not for cutting. It looks like a tool for emulsification. You can make sauces like mayonnaise using the attachment. Edit: The comment of @steve-...
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How to make nut butter without a food processor?

There usually is no good way to do this, since most home appliances in an average kitchen are simply not suited for making nut butters. If you really want to do it, the preferable tool would be a ...
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What is the way to "mince" stew meat using a machine?

A food processor works well. Just fill the bowl lightly so that you can watch what happens as you do quick pulses. Use the metal blade. Slow short pulses. It also helps if the meat is really cold but ...
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Can we make peanut butter with 500W mixer?

While "500 watt mixer" doesn't really tell us any specifics about your setup, considering that right now you've got yourself a nice batch of crushed, or maybe stirred peanuts rather than peanut butter,...
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How to make nut butter without a food processor?

There are a few recipes for nut butters on the Internet, which use a food processor. They recommend using raw, unsalted nuts, without skins. Begin by lightly roasting the nuts, then, placing them in ...
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Are blenders and food processors usually rated in terms of average wattage or peak wattage?

I'm no electrician, but as Amps = Watts/Volts they had better be telling you the peak load, or you risk blowing fuses. 1500W on 240v = 6.25A. 1500W on 120v = 12.5A This isn't like cheap hi-fi where ...
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When should one knead dough in a food processor vs. a stand mixer?

According to Stella Parks (in these recipes 1 2), food processors are ideal for breads requiring "intensive gluten development": bagels, whole wheat loaves, or other breads made with high-...
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What is the best type of machine for making smooth nut butter?

I haven't used grinders (and I don't know which home grinders are suitable), but a good machine for this is a masticating juicer. Even though it is called a "juicer", it only separates the juice from ...
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What is the best type of machine for making smooth nut butter?

To make smooth nut butters you need a melanger or a wet grinder. If you have a boatload of cash to spend, this will do the job nicely. Otherwise, you can get in the game for under $200 US with this ...
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What is the best type of machine for making smooth nut butter?

Any machine that can reduce the nuts to very fine granules should do the job. Wet grinders given there’s enough liquid/fat content in the nuts should do the best job. However that might not always be ...
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Ought food processor blades be sharpened or replaced?

First things first, as it was very well pointed in the comments - food processor is not a 100% substitution for knives. It helps to do bulk processing of the more laborous knifework (slicing, brunoise,...
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What is the way to "mince" stew meat using a machine?

When I read Bolognese, I was thinking of the slow cooked meat sauce. Is this the case? You have probably eaten and digested it by now. If not, I'm thinking what your recipe meant by 'mincing' the ...
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