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Offline spazster

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I recently wasted money on a Hamilton Beach 70720.  I was primarily looking for a food processor that would finely chop herbs like dried onion into powder and this processor failed to do that.  Does anyone know of a cheap good food processor/chopper that will allow me to liquify an onion or make the onion or garlic powder I can find in the store.


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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 02:56:53 AM »
I have the KA KFP750OB 12 cup 700 watt and have been pretty happy with it. It has a few glitches but overall fairly satisfied.
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ps, I tried out the higher end Cuisinart and took it back after a week, did not like ut at all and bought the KA. This was about 10 years ago
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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 07:18:05 AM »
Any small 3 cup chopper should work just fine.   I have a ninja chopper.  Or you can just buy your herbs already chopped.

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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 07:45:25 AM »
Depending on how much you want to spend, I've been happy with the bullet http://www.target.com/p/magic-bullet-blender-17-pc/-/A-10029875?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C10029875&CPNG=Appliances&kpid=10029875&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=10029875

I've also used a mini-food processor similar to this one and its great for small items (cannot comment on this one specifically) http://www.target.com/p/black-decker-1-5-cup-mini-food-chopper-white/-/A-12705256?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C12705256&CPNG=Appliances&kpid=12705256&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=12705256


The bullet may be a bit better for the fine dried herbs though.
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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 07:55:26 AM »
a mortar and pestle?

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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 08:56:04 AM »
That Krups will turn stuff to powder easy.

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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 09:30:11 AM »
Spaz,

I used both of these Cuisnart's to grind herbs.  I like the one of the left the best.

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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 09:35:27 AM »
I use a little coffee grinder like this: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/krups-203-70-grinder-fast-touch?ID=30588&cm_mmc=Google_DMA_Home_Electricc_PLA-_-PLA+Home+Brands+-+Coop_PLA+-+Electricc+-+Krups+-+2-_-22443249297_-_-_mkwid_JC417Kxk|d{device}_22443249297%7C-%7CJC417Kxk

Works great.


Does the coffee grinder only work well with dry items? What if I want to finely grind an onion into mush?

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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 09:38:02 AM »
I use my nephew   :D (only kidding)  Cuisinart 3 cup chopper, has forward and reverse and is easy to clean; just throw it in the dishwasher.
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Re: What food processor/chopper should I get to finely grind herbs?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 12:18:52 PM »
Coffee grinder dedicated to dry herbs and spices. To clean use uncooked rice.
 
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