All-in-one Food Processor Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you may already be familiar with this compact food prep miracle worker. If not, now is a good time to learn about the all-in-one food processor.

When was the first food processor invented?

Traveling culinary salesman Pierre Verdun invented the food processor in 1963.

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What was the first food processor model called?

Invented in France, the first food processor model was called Le Magimix.

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How is an all-in-one food precssor different than a standard food processor?

In addition to slicing, dicing, whisking and pureeing, an all-in-one processor can also serve as a blender and a dough machine. Both all-in-one and standard food processors are electric-powered.

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What's one of the commonly cited benefits of using an all-in-one food processor rather than doing prep tasks by hand?

An all-in-one food processor is capable of performing many tasks faster than they can be done by hand. Most models do not have a self-cleaning function and few include a scale.

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What is a minichopper?

A minichopper is a small electric food processor.

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How is a food processor different than a blender?

Due to its cone shape, a blender requires water to be added in order for it to work properly. A food processor, on the other hand, features a flat bottom that allows it to be used for blending without adding water.

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What is a mandoline?

Not to be confused with a similarly named four-string musical instrument, a mandoline is a cooking utensil that slices and cuts without the use of a motor.

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What does an all-in-one food processor's S-shaped blade typically do?

An S-shaped steel blade is typically used for chopping, mincing and pureeing.

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What do an all-in-one food processor's metal discs typically do?

The processor's metal discs are typically used for slicing and grating.

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What is the benefit of chrome or steel parts on a food processor?

Chrome and stainless steel parts make a food processor more expensive and also less likely to break than plastic parts.

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How is an all-in-one food processor's size measured?

An all-in-one food processor's size is measured by bowl size and stated in cups.

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What generally determines the functions that an all-in-one food processor can perform?

The processor’s blades and discs, which are attached to the stem and rotate and cut the food in the bowl, determine the functions it can perform.

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What is a food processor feed tube?

The feed tube is an open slot through which food is generally placed into the processor.

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When shopping for a food processor, what should a buyer consider about the appliance's feed tube?

Shoppers should consider the size of a processor’s feed tube. The wider the tube, the less pre-processing prep (slicing, etc) required before using the appliance.

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Which company introduced the food processor to the U.S.?

Cuisinart began selling a food processor in the U.S. in 1973.

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Which of these is NOT a common all-in-one food processor function?

A typical all-in-one food processor slices, dices, chops, kneads, blends and whisks, but cannot be used to case sausage.

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Where does a user typically attach a blade to a food processor?

Blades are typically attached to the food processor's blade stem, located in the center of the bowl.

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What is a common function of a baby food producer?

In addition to slicing meat and vegetables, these appliances also steam and puree food into a consistency that's ready for little ones to eat.

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What is the purpose of nesting bowls in some all-in-one food processors?

Nesting bowls allow you to use the processor for more than one job in a row.

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What is the first thing that a buyer should consider when purchasing an all-in-one food processor?

The most important factors to consider are kitchen/counter space and the types of tasks for which you plan to use the appliance.

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