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The Best Blender/Food Processors For Your Buck

In the LA Times, Noelle Carter puts a range of combination blender/food processor machines through their paces: "We split our tests into two rounds, first measuring blender and then processor capabilities for power, capacity, operation and ease of cleaning. Using blender attachments, we crushed ice, emulsified mayonnaise and puréed hot soup. The processor attachments were tested by chopping onions, slicing and grating carrots, processing a pico de gallo recipe and whipping cream." They're no Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons, but here are the two best picks: The affordable: the Cuisinart SmartPower Duet Blender/Food Processor came out "best in show for blender-processors," and is currently $89.95 (30% off) at Amazon. The pricey: the Bosch Universal Series Kitchen Machine costs... More

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