Which accessories do I need?

The answer to this question will obviously vary from cook to cook. The most important thing to realize before purchasing your food processor is that all accessories are not available for all brands and models. Many come with an accessory package that cannot be upgraded. Others offer a full line of accessories to help you customize your food processor to best meet your needs.

There is one accessory that is cherished by professional chefs but largely overlooked by home cooks: an extra work bowl or bowls. There will be many times when you are preparing a meal and could use the food processor for several steps, but you don't want to stop and clean the bowl. Extra food processor bowls are invaluable in the kitchen, once you stock up you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

One thing a food processor can excel at in capable hands is bread making. This is definitely something all cooks should consider, since fresh baked homemade bread is one of the great joys of life. The only special equipment needed for your food processor is a dough blade. Most models already come with one and many others offer it as an accessory. Click here for an incredible cookbook all about bread making in the food processor: The Best Bread Ever: Great Homemade Bread Using your Food Processor . It really is the best bread making manual available.

If you are not lucky enough to own a Stand Mixer you may want to opt for the egg whip accessory available with some brands. You will be able to whip cream, create fluffy meringues and so much more. Although a stand mixer may be the best tool for these tasks, the food processor accessory is a much more budget friendly option.

A citrus juicer attachment is available for some food processors. This makes homemade fresh squeezed orange juice quick and easy.

If you find that your food processor grates or slices food too large or too small for your liking, see if they offer additional sizes in those discs.

The most important thing when choosing accessories for your food processor is to really think about how you plan to use your new kitchen tool. or more information check out our Food Processor Accessories Page. It will help you find the best food processor and accessory package for you. 

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