Why purchase two separate appliances when you can get the benefit of both a blender and a blender in the one appliance? In a time when most people are looking to save cash and make smarter investments, opting for a dual-purpose appliance is a smart choice. Not only will you save cash; you will use less space. And, you will probably use this product more than if you bought them individually.
The ingenuity of this product is the interchangeable base. The base fits both the standard 56-ounce glass blender jar and the three-cup mixer work bowl. The base also features convenient push-in cord storage capability. The appliance is easy to scrub also because all the removable parts are dishwasher safe.
A combo food processor/blender is so versatile that you could use it to prepare a complete meal. To demonstrate this, we will use recipes courtesy of Cuisinart.com. For a dinner, you might prepare Butternut crush Soup with Leeks, Asian Slaw with Peanut Dressing and a Go Green Smoothie. And, with a name like Cuisinart you know that this appliance will be a part of your kitchen arms depot for years to come.
Butternut squash Soup with Leeks
With the machine running, drop the garlic thru the feed tube and process to carefully chop. Add the leeks and pulse to slash, about 10 beats.
Place 6-quart stockpot over medium heat and add the olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, whisk in the sliced leeks and garlic. Sweat the plants over medium low heat so that they become soft.
While the leeks are cooking, replace the slicing blade with the cutting disc assembly. Peel and seed the mash ; cut to fit the feed tube. Cut the mash.
Add the chopped mash into the stockpot with the leeks and garlic ; stir well. Add the pepper and salt.
Add the wine to the pot. Bring to boiling point and let the wine reduce by half. Add the chicken broth and nutmeg. Bring soup to a low boil. Lower heat and let cook until squish is extraordinarily soft and is simply pierced with a knife, about 20 mins.
Strain the solids from the cooking liquid, reserving the cooking liquid. Insert the metal blade. Scrape the work bowl to insure the mixture is homogenous. Return the pured solids to the cooking liquid and stir to incorporate. Add the lemon juice. Stir in reserved cooking liquid to obtain desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Asian Slaw with Peanut Dressing
Instructions Insert the metal blade. Pulse to slash the peanuts, about ten times. Remove and reserve. Scrape the work bowl ; process 5 seconds longer. Add the peanut butter, sugar, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and tamari. Process until smooth, about 10 seconds. Scrape the work bowl. With the machine running, add the oil in a regular flow thru the tiny feed tube. Process until emulsified, about 10 to fifteen seconds. Cover well and cool.
Clean the work bowl. Insert the shredding disc.
Prepare the green onions in the tiny feed tube and cut. Prepare the peppers in the huge feed tube, cut side down and slice. Arrange the bok choy in the feed tube and cut. Transfer the cut plants to the bowl with the other vegetables. Add the snow peas and throw the plants to combine. Pour the dressing over the veg and toss to coat well. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the reserved cut peanuts.