Should I Buy a Food Processor or a Blender?

Should I Buy a Food Processor or a Blender?

Faith Durand
Jun 14, 2011

Q: I'm setting up my first kitchen and after doing things by hand for 6 months I'm ready to invest in some appliances. Given how much I bake I've already settled on getting a stand mixer. I probably will splurge and get a KitchenAid. But I also make a lot of sauces and soups so I am considering getting either a food processor or a blender as well.

But do you have any advice as far as what gets more of a work out between a food processor or blender or perhaps even a suggestion as to something that could bridge the gap between the two?

Sent by Stephanie

Editor: Stephanie, a reader asked a similar question last year; here's the discussion:

Which Is Better - A Blender or a Food Processor?

You also might want to consider an immersion blender, which is very handy for soups and sauces.

Readers, any advice?


Related: Top Ten Ways to Use Your Food Processor

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