Kitchen Tips

Unsung heroes: 5 Food processor functions that’ll transform your cooking

Make everyday meals stand out.

By BTYB National Product Review
If you're looking to level up your home cooking, there is one appliance you simply can't live without.
A good food processor will be your best friend in the kitchen, making cooking easy, fun and more delicious than ever.
However, not all food processors are created equal. When shopping around, you want to make sure you're getting the most out of your machine. That's where the KitchenAid 13 Cup Processor comes in.
With an array of innovative functions, it will cut down your prep time and elevate your everyday dishes. Whether you're grating cheese, chopping nuts, slicing vegetables, or kneading dough, this superstar appliance will allow you to prepare a range of food at lightning speed.
Storage is simple, as everything fits inside the unit, saving you space. And when it come time to clean up, just throw it in the dishwasher. Easy!
Bread, cake, cookies, salads, soups, pies, nut butters, emulsions… the list of dishes you can create is endless. There are so many brilliant things the KitchenAid 13 Cup Processor can do with food, here are our top five…
Versatile and innovative, KitchenAid's range of food processors will elevate your home cooking. Supplied

1. Chop, mix and puree

Use the ultra-sharp multi-purpose blade to chop veggies better than any professional chef, or create instant mixes and purees. It can tackle just about anything, from mincing garlic, herbs and tomatoes for pasta sauces to pureeing berries for desserts. There are three settings to control speed, which can reach up to 2000rpm on the pulse setting. With an impressive 3-litre capacity, it's perfect for making large quantities of things like hummus, pasta sauce and nut butters to feed a crowd, or store for later.

2. Shred

Gone are the days of sweating over a grater and accidentally nicking your fingers, the shredding function allows you to grate items like carrots, potato or even an entire block of cheese in seconds, leaving you with fluffy clouds of shredded goodness with an even consistency throughout. It even works to process ice cubes and shave chocolate! The reversible disc allows for two thicknesses, so you can choose between fine and medium sticks.

3. Precision slice

Say hello to easy precision slicing with ExactSlice, the world's first external blade technology allows you to easily switch-up thickness settings with the simple slide of a lever. Whether you need uniform cucumber slices to fill a pickle jar, or thinly sliced potato for crisps, the adjustable slicing disc produces anything from 6mm thick slices to wafer-thin 1mm slithers.

4. Dice

Once only available in commercial kitchens, the dicing blade is a new addition to KitchenAid that allows you to easily dice at home. Salsa in 20 seconds? Fresh fruit salad? Soup veggies? No problem. The dicing blade cuts ingredients into a perfect half-inch cube.

5. Knead

Baking bread at home is a wonderful experience, but kneading dough by hand can be tedious and exhausting. Thankfully, the KitchenAid food processor's dough blade makes mixing and kneading dough effortless. You can use it to create different types of dough for bread, pizza, pasta, cookies, crumbles and more. This nifty but powerful gadget kneads in minutes, so you can spend less time slaving away in the kitchen, and more time enjoying the delicious baking smells wafting through your house.
The impressive range of functions are available across KitchenAid's 7, 9 and 13-cup food processors. Supplied
A KitchenAid food processor is a must-have appliance for anyone who loves to cook, available in a range of colours and sizes to suit any home.
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