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
Editor: 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?
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(Image: DeLonghi via Amazon)