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KitchenAid® 13-cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System Review

I’ve got so much fun over here for you today…I’ve been so excited to give you the chance to win an amazing kitchen appliance!

Recently I got to test out the KitchenAid® 13-cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System and I have to say I’ve rediscovered my love of the food processor.  Anything that cuts down on my kitchen prep time makes me happy!

Here’s my review:

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When my sleek, white KitchenAid food processor arrived at my door, I took one look at it and knew I was going to love this appliance.  It’s sturdy,  and stylish.  And it comes with a number of different blades for chopping, slicing, pureeing, grating…you name it.  And one of the best parts?  It comes with a storage container for all of these attachments.  Now that is thinking…how many of you have food processor attachments spread out around your kitchen?  I know I did…that’s one of the things that annoyed me most about our old processor!  So I was pretty impressed to see that this new KitchenAid model came with a container to store everything needed to use it.  Genius.

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I found this food processor very easy to assemble and use.  After using it several times, it made me realize just how much time I could save during food prep!  Where was this when I made my Dill Scalloped Potatoes?!  I am so impressed with how fast it slices, but I especially love that I can adjust the slicing thickness with a simple lever found on the outside of the appliance, all without having to remove the blade or turn off the food processor.  This was the first time when using a food processor that I could actually have food sliced at the thickness I wanted!

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So to get a really good feel for this food processor I wanted to try slicing really delicate fruits like strawberries and kiwis.  I wanted to see how it handled foods like this that you might not think about putting through a food processor.  And wow was I impressed!  I always thought of food processors as kitchen tools you would mainly use for slicing potatoes and other root vegetables, and never delicate fruits.  Boy was I wrong.  This processor sliced through all my strawberries and kiwis in record time, and at precise widths.  I was pretty amazed.  This got me thinking of all the ways I could use this processor…I could use it to slice fruits & vegetables, make salsas, sauces, doughs, and even desserts.  Best multi-purpose kitchen tool ever.

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I am really enjoying my new food processor, and have used it for several recipes already!  My most favourite recipe thus far is a tart I made…I used my food processor to make the crust, the pastry cream and the fruit topping.  The prep time for this was so quick…I had a tart crust ready in 30 seconds!  Amazing!  Here’s a little teaser of my food processor made tart!

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Stop by this post where I’m sharing the full recipe – it’s too good to miss!

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Have an inspired day!
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Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada provided me with a KitchenAid® 13-cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System for review, at no cost to me.  But like always, the opinions expressed here are my own.  This really is a fantastic food processor!

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105 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine
    April 15, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    I’d definitely start by making that fruit tart!! Can’t wait for the recipe!

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    Charlotte Huffman
    April 15, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    The fruit tart looks good!

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    Denise
    April 15, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    What a time saver this would be! Love love love to have this fantastic appliance!

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    Lisa Wilson
    April 15, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    I have been needing a food processor for ages…this would be a great win!

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    kristen visser
    April 15, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    i have no idea but definitely eying that fruit tart!

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    Nicole @ Scrap Me Baby
    April 15, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Sweet! The tart looks amazing but I would first make a big batch of Apple salsa…it’s got a TON of prep involved and my last processor died more than a year ago.

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    Alex @ northstory
    April 15, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Is everything too broad of an answer???

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    Kristen
    April 15, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    I would make the scalloped potatoes first!

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    Charlene A.
    April 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    I would make a pizza first – the processor can help mix the dough and slice toppings!

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    Jamie
    April 15, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Love something that serves many purposes!

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    Sandy
    April 15, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    That appliance looks amazing! It would replace three seperate appliances I currently use now. I would actually get some counter space back.

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    Sandy
    April 15, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    I would make some pizza. It would knead the dough and slice all the toppings!

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    ann
    April 15, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    I would make guacamole.

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    Shauna
    April 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Some sort of pesto or tapenade!

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    Cynthia
    April 15, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    I would love one of these for the new Paleo recipes I’ve been trying!

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    Elizabeth
    April 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I love food processors! I love using them for vegetable soups or stews that need tons of slicing — so much easier than hunching over a cutting board for a half hour!

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    Courtney
    April 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I would make homemade Lara bars.

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    Natalie
    April 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    The fruit tart looks amazing! And I would also use it to make baby food.

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    Victoria Ess
    April 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    I’d make salsa!

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    Suzanne G
    April 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    I would use it to shred my carrots and cabbage for my great coleslaw recipe which I love but is very tedious to make on my box grater.

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    Angela Mitchell
    April 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    I actually don’t have a food processor but I’d definitely love to especially to help me make salads such as cucumber salad, coleslaw and fruit salad.

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    Meg
    April 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    I would try a creamy soup!

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    Sam
    April 15, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    I’d love to make some pie crusts to stock up my freezer!

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    Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist
    April 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    I would make pie crust too!

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    Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist
    April 15, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Oops– I did not read the fine print! I am in the US, should not have entered.

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    Dana
    April 15, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    definitely a chopped salad.

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    Kelly D
    April 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    I would make a spinach pie.

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    Alicia
    April 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    OOOH fun! That tart looks delicious! Shredding cheese would also be awesome. My kids love to snack on shredded cheese and having to get out the shredder every time is annoying. You could shred up a block of cheese at once and keep it in the fridge!

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    Jennifer
    April 15, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    You mean after that fruit pie? Scalloped potatoes, with perfectly uniform thin sliced potatoes 🙂

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    Sarah Folk
    April 15, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Thank you for the chance to win! This would be perfect for all the cookies I am planning on making for the cookie bar at our wedding this summer!

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    Leslie
    April 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    guacamole!

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    Sue
    April 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Ummm. that fruit pie looks delicious…but, I’m most likely going to be making salsa.

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    Lisa
    April 15, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    I could make everything! I have a pintrest board with all these frozen fresh fruit purees… 🙂

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    Jonnie
    April 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    I would make pizza sauce with tons of veggies

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    Glogirl
    April 15, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    I would make a cheesecake.

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    Lisa Hicks
    April 15, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    FRUIT LEATHER or possibly, or these clean eating Lime Cheesecake Squares –> http://www.pinterest.com/pin/198721402282371475/

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    Pat B
    April 15, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    I’d make some coleslaw.

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    April
    April 15, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    So many choices, but I would start with a mexican feast with fresh homemade salsa and guacamole!! Yummy!

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    Jessica Edwards
    April 15, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I would make an oreo cheesecake! I only have a tiny food processor, so it doesn’t work well for recipes like that. This one looks awesome!

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    Taysha
    April 15, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    I think I’d start by making a few dips – hummus, bacon & chive… all the things that my blender can’t quite manage to do with less liquid.

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    Alanna Staffel
    April 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Hmmm… I’d probably start with homemade hummus:)

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    seham merzib
    April 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    hummus

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    Ginny Worden
    April 15, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    It would be a pie. Since my old food processor died I haven’t made many pies, as making a pie crust in the food processor is so much easier.next would be the flan, yum!

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    Tracy
    April 15, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    I love using my food processor to make falafel. If I win, I’d give this to my sister, and I’m pretty sure she’d make salmon cakes or cole slaw. first.

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      Tracy
      April 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      (Oops, just realized this is only open to Canadians. My sister’s husband is Quebecois — you could send it to his mom if I win. 😉 Good luck to all the legitimate entrants.)

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    Carol M (Lushka S)
    April 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Pesto

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    Ronda
    April 15, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Coleslaw

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    Francine
    April 15, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    I’d make pastry for a pie!

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    Kelsey
    April 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    I’d make pesto!

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    Bette @ Somerset Lane
    April 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    that fruit tart looks amazing. It would great to use it to make salsa this summer too!

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    Kristina
    April 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    I have a small food processor of a different brand that I use all the time. I’ve been saying for awhile that I want to upgrade and this one would be fantastic! I would have to try that fruit tart once you share the recipe!

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    Tiffany @ MyDirt
    April 15, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    The first recipe I would make is a cheesecake! I can never get the crumbs fine enough and the cheesecake filling smooth enough. Problemo solved with this! LOVE KITCHENAID!!!

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    Barb Sisson
    April 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    I have a cake recipe I have burned out two other devices trying to make…this KitchenAid food processor is what I need to make it!! It looks big enough and I LOVE that it has a holder for all the attachments

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    stacey h
    April 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    i would make hummus – i’d like to try some variations of it too

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    Alexandra Lewis
    April 15, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    i would use it to make a buttery pie crust for an apple/pear pie!

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    Margot C
    April 15, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    I would make a pie crust. I just made one today and it would be s much better not to put my hands on the cold butter hardly at all.

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    Voula Martin
    April 15, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    I’m incapable of making a decent pie crust by hand so the food processor is my best friend

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    Tina L.
    April 15, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    I would make scalloped potatoes.

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    Andrea
    April 15, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    I’ve always wanted one but just never went for one – you’ve got me sold on this though!

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    Brooke
    April 15, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    I think Guacamole – but I may need to research what all I can do with a food processor. The ideas are limitless!

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    Jann
    April 15, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    I would make homemade hummus! Haven’t had a food processor in years!

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    suzi
    April 15, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I would use it to shred a whole shedload of cheese (it is such a better deal to it that way and I don’t have a food processor!)

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    Sheila
    April 15, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Homemade salsa & probably a pie crust too

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    Sheryl @ Flowery Prose
    April 15, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    I would make salsa! 🙂

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    TaraO
    April 15, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    I’d make a graham cracker crust for a pie!

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    Jeannie
    April 15, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    I think the first thing I would make is a carrot cake!

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    Tara
    April 16, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Soup! I’d make soup!

    (And salsa!)

    Great giveaway, Jo-Anna!

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    Mireya
    April 16, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Great post! I’d start off making a pie 🙂

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    sarah sar
    April 16, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    I’d use it to make dips! I’d like to learn how to make hummus and black bean dip. Mmmmmm!

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    Amy Heffernan
    April 16, 2014 at 5:38 AM

    I would make sweet potato soup first. It is a family favorite here with my kiddies. 😀 Thanks!

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    Deb Fortin
    April 16, 2014 at 5:45 AM

    I would probably make scalloped potatoes as that’s my family’s favourite dish, then I’d make your wonderful fruit tart.yum
    I live in Ontario.

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    Beth
    April 16, 2014 at 5:53 AM

    What wouldn’t I make lol I love the look of the tart 🙂

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    Janet T
    April 16, 2014 at 6:37 AM

    The first recipe I would make would be pie dough for apple pie.

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    Britt @ My Daily Randomness
    April 16, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    What wouldn’t I make with this food processor!!!? The first thing I would make would be a lovely mushroom blendability lasagna! Having a food processor really makes finely chopping the mushroom quick and easy! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Bailey Dexter
    April 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    I would be making gluten free bread! I have seen a few recipes for it done in the food processor. What a time save it would be.

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    Heather Z
    April 16, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Pie crust would be my first thing.

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    Erika E
    April 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    I would make cream of potato and broccoli soup.

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    Jennifer Lindblad
    April 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Would love to win this!!!

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      Jennifer Lindblad
      April 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      I’d make salsa!

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    Michelle
    April 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    I would make my Mum’s English tea scones. Food processor would be awesome for making these

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    Anne Taylor
    April 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    I’d make some kind of pie or tart because I”ve never made pie crust with anything but my hands before!

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    Angie In My 30s
    April 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    wow what an amazing giveaway – that tart has my name written ALL OVER IT!! I’d love to try making that.

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    Danelle Wettstein
    April 16, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I’d make a pesto – I can’t have dairy and all the ones in store have cheese!

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    Nicole tidman
    April 16, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Such a time saver and anything by KitchenAid is the best!! 🙂 love it!

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    kelly
    April 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    I’d make the beautiful, most scrumptious cheesecake : )

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    Donette Koelzer
    April 16, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    That fruit tart does look delicious, but I absolutely LOVE the pie crust recipe from America’s Test Kitchen, and I haven’t baked a pie in forever!!

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    Karen
    April 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    I’d love to make pesto with a new food processor…we usually make huge amounts of it and my FP is too small

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    Russell Porter
    April 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Curry Squash Soup.

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    Nadine Ursuliak
    April 16, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Would love to have this food processor for when my mother in law and sister in law and I get together twice a year to make salsa!

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    Brenda Penton
    April 17, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    I’d use it to make my cauliflower pizza crust.

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    Sarah
    April 17, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    I’d use it to make salsa – so time consuming by hand.

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    miranda
    April 17, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    I want to try that tart!

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    Melissa Saenz
    April 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    I would make the tart! Yum!!!

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    Heather
    April 17, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Shortbread! I’ve always wanted to try shortbread in a food processor

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    ellen b
    April 17, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Macaroons, I need a processor to grind the almonds so have never attempted this fancy treat

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    SamiJoe
    April 17, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Wow- I never realized it did so much! What an awesome product!

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    Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    April 17, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    I would make fresh salsa!

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    Katie
    April 17, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    I need a food processor so bad! This one looks amazing!! I would definitely make this banana cream pie recipe I have that NEEDS a food processor.

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    Heidi Pawluk
    April 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    That fruit tart looks so delicious and so eay to assemble…a great dessert at any party…

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    barbara n
    April 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    I would love to make a Ricotta Cheesecake

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    Melissa
    April 18, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    My old food processor is a little finicky so this would be a great addition to the house!

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    Kirsten G.
    April 19, 2014 at 5:28 AM

    I would make Guacammous. It is guacamole and hummus together! Check out You Pinspire Me (http://youpinspireme.ca/meatless-monday-guacammous/) for the recipe.

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    Sunshine G
    April 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Hummus – lots and lots of it!

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    MissT
    April 20, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Scalloped potatoes

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    Samantha
    April 21, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    I’d love to put this to the test with home made almond butter.

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