Can readers suggest a good all-in-one kitchen machine for my wedding registry? I have an Oster Kitchen Center that was a family hand-me-down. It's a stand mixer, blender and food processor. Unfortunately, they are no longer making this great device so it's hard to get replacement parts, plus I dropped it and cracked the housing. It still works, but since I know I have a few relatives who would love to buy an heirloom quality kitchen wedding gift I figured I'd look around for a good replacement.
Is there something out there that would serve all these functions in one machine with attachments? I know everyone loves the KitchenAid but I don't need a meat grinder or ice cream maker. I do need the food processor and blender and use them all the time. I know your readers would be just the people to know the pros and cons of the different options out there!
Sent by Kate
Kate, many food processors now come with blenders as well as more traditional food processor attachments. They don't always serve all the functions of a stand mixer, but they can stand in for many, such as kneading bread dough and blending cookie dough. I have been testing out two: one from DeLonghi and one from Magimix. Both of them so far have been great, and I'll run more detailed and in-depth reviews after the holidays.
I will say that the DeLonghi (pictured above) has been especially nice so far since it has a built-in scale.
Readers, any particular recommendations for all-in-one food processors or other machines?
Related: 'Tis the Season for a Food Processor
(Image: DeLonghi via Amazon)