Looking for an All-in-One Kitchen Machine

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Q: 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

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?