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The Difference Between a Food Processor and a Blender
A food processor is an innovative kitchen appliance primarily used to facilitate repeated mechanical tasks in the processing of food. There are no manual appliances called "food processors", but the term most often refers to an electrical-powered appliance. They can be used for grinding, slicing, chopping, grating, shredding, dicing, or flaking. In addition, they are also useful for blending, mixing, crushing and juicing.
The most common type of food processors are those that grind or chop vegetables. This type usually consists of two chopping blades and a rotary chopping blade. The most popular vegetable-shredding appliance is the slicing blade. The blades of these appliances are designed to easily slice through various thicknesses of vegetables with minimal effort. For example, some food processors include a serrated blade that can cut through finger-sized carrots.
Most modern one-second pulse models, which are increasing in popularity, are made with a very sharp blade and feed tube made of fiberglass. The feed tube makes sure that you get all the nutrients and liquid out of every single bite, making salsa a healthier alternative to other junk-foods like potato chips. In fact, it is claimed that salsa can cut the amount of diabetes medicine prescribed to diabetics by half. Salsa can also replace a hamburger. It is said to taste just like the real thing, but without the bun.
Blenders are the second most popular type of appliance found in most households. A lot of people buy a blender because it is easier to use than a food processor. However, there is more than a trend for convenience with appliances. In fact, all appliances have a particular aspect that makes them desirable, functional and well-made. People who buy food processors and blenders mostly do so because they can make the preparation process quicker and easier. Some of the main reasons for purchasing such appliances are mentioned below.
Speed: Probably, the most prominent reason why people buy food processors and blenders is speed. They can take a few seconds to mix up a glass of juice compared to several minutes with a blending bowl. You can mix up to eight cups of food with a high-speed blender. On the other hand, you can only mix up to six cups of dry ingredients with a regular bowl. Also, high-speed blenders make whipping, slicing and chopping faster. They can even knead dough and make meringue quicker.
Capacity: Blenders and food processors differ in terms of their capacity in terms of volume. If you want to create humus, a paste made from bread crumbs and meat, then a blender will be more appropriate than a processor. A processor's capacity is measured in gallons or cups to a blender is measured in ounces. In addition, the capacity of an appliance is directly related to its weight. So, the smaller the appliance, the lower its weight.
Number of rotators: Although both food processors and blenders have blades that allow creating smoothies, there is a clear difference between these two appliances. A blender has only two rotators while a food processor has five rotators. A blender has fewer accessories and comes with a cord that is easier to carry. A food processor, on the other hand, is more compact and comes with several attachments. It also has a longer cord that allows for longer lengths of use.
Speed of blade rotation: The way the blades are attached to the food processors also affect its speed. A spinning blade allows for a smooth and even blend. However, a blending blade is better for whipping, slicing and chopping. Food blenders usually have a food tube that connects the blades to the puree container, but it is not as important with blenders.