I’ve been putting together gift ideas for cooks and foodies for the 2021 Gift Guide, so my mind has been entirely on showing you the best gift ideas for the cooks, bakers, and foodies on your list and in your life. I was deep in thought about this very thing while making chicken salad this afternoon when the two worlds of cooking and blogging collided.
As I added my almonds, celery, scallions, and chicken – and processed each, one at a time, in my Hamilton Beach Food Processor (Amazon link)… one exactly like the one pictured, here… it occurred to me, a food processor makes the IDEAL gift!
I use mine almost daily…
- chicken salad
- homemade peanut butter
- bacon butter
- egg salad
- tuna fish
- chopped salads
- nuts for baking
- flour and butter for pie crusts
It makes kitchen work and meal prep quick, painless, and keeps everything beautifully uniform.
About this particular Food Processor (from Amazon):
- Bowl scraper attachment: Special attachment scrapes the sides of the bowl to keep ingredients close to the blades for more even results and to save you time when chopping or pureeing — no need to stop and remove the lid to use a spatula
- 10 cup capacity: The generous 10 cup bowl can handle large volumes of foods without having to stop to empty it
- Large feed chute: Can fit large foods like a whole block of cheese for quick, easy processing and less prep time
- Versatility of a food processor, food chopper and vegetable chopper: Reversible stainless steel disc slices and shreds, while the stainless steel s-blade chops, mixes and purees
- 2 speeds plus pulse and 450 watts of power: Food processor’s low and high speeds plus pulse gives you the control you need for a variety of recipes
- Included Components: S-Blade for Chopping
There are, of course, MANY different brands and varieties of food processors on the market – I decided to link you to the exact one I have simply because it’s the best one I’ve ever used, it has never let me down, and it’s a great deal – less expensive than most I’ve seen, yet easily as good. I also love the brand Hamilton Beach a great deal.
See Hamilton Beach Food Processor (Amazon link) for more information, pictures, and a video.
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