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  •  Got a food processor maybe 10 years (2+ / 0-)
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    GreatLakeSailor, Puddytat

    ago and couldn't live without it now. Because so many recipes call for chopped or diced onions, it sees much use and has made life much easier.

    If you get the stand mixer, I highly recommend the kitchen aid. They're pricey (mine was a gift from my mom -- she gave all of us one for Christmas one year), but so worth it. The dough hook is particularly nice. Now I've got my eye on the meat grinder attachment for some reason.

    •  Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer = Double Plus Good! (1+ / 0-)
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      I got the one with the lever-action bowl mount - for no other reason than it is way cool.

      Meat Grinder/Sausage Stuffer is great.  Brats, medisterpolse, Hungarian, hot/mild Italian mmmmmmmmm.

      On ebay and the like there are grinder plates with bigger holes for a courser grind.  Highly recommended for pizza sausage or pretty much any uncased sausage, hamburger for chili or casserole.  The stock fine (small holed) plate is too fine for most meats* - renders almost hotdog like texture; the stock course plate will do for most stuff, but the courser aftermarket ones yield better texture.

      Best mashed potatoes ever: oven bake potatoes nekked till browned and kinda dry (they should seem over cooked), run'em through the fine plate, skins 'n' all.  Add more butter and cream than seems healthy, salt/pepper, roasted garlic if you care, then mix/whip with the regular paddle - the KA will power through.  They're everything mashed taters ain't supposed to be: they ain't light, they ain't fluffy, they're kinda tan colored with bits of tato skin and browned potato, a bit sticky...but ohhhhhh the flavor!

      The only reason the 1% are rich is because the 99% agree they are.

      by GreatLakeSailor on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 10:11:41 AM PDT

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