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Offline yaddayaddayadda

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Shredding Mozz?
« on: April 08, 2008, 08:51:09 AM »
My food processor just broke, it never did a great job of shredding cheese, but it was adequate.  What is a good replacement?


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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 09:43:40 AM »
Are you adverse to using a regular box shredder?  I bought an oxo brand one several weeks ago and I like it fine.  I saw one of those hexagonal-shaped cheese shredders at Williams-Sonoma like Alton Brown recommends, but they wanted what I considered to be an ungodly sum for it.  I am sure it lasts a long time and does a good job, though.
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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 11:47:37 AM »
I second the Oxo box grater. $14.99 on Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007VO0CQ/?tag=pizzamaking-20
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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 12:27:02 PM »
I'm not sure you need a food processor for making dough, but cuisinart just came out with a new model that has a slower speed for dough.  I would assume that this would be better for cheese as well since my older model goes too fast for cheese shredding.  Here is a link that should be around for a while, but you can get them brand new sealed in the box on ebay for $214.  I know Bill SF/NM has had good luck making dough in his cuisinart and has a wonderful detailed explanation of his process here on the forum.

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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 12:32:17 PM »
Scott,

What link or Cuisinart model would that be?  Are you referring to one of these models?  I didn't see a food processor under their "New Products" section.

http://www.cuisinart.com/catalog/product.php?product_id=23&item_id=46&cat_id=7
http://www.cuisinart.com/catalog/product.php?product_id=25&item_id=971&cat_id=7

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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 12:50:27 PM »
oops, forgot the link!  Thanks, November,  it is the one in the second link you posted.  Your first link is an older model without the slower dough speed.   I think I would use the slow speed for more than just dough and cheese.   Here's another link, but the best price I have found is on ebay.

http://www.chefscorner.com/1/1/7368-cuisinart-dlc-2014n-powerprep-plus-14-cup-food-processor.html

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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 12:55:10 PM »
you can get them brand new sealed in the box on ebay for $214.

If you are referring to this eBay listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cuisinart-14-Cup-Food-Processor-DLC-2014N-DLC2014N_W0QQitemZ310039408492QQihZ021QQcategoryZ20673QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

it is a discontinued model, not that it's a bad thing to buy discontinued products.  I just thought people might want to know they aren't the same.  It seems the feature you're talking about with the alternate speed for dough is not really new since it was on the last model.

http://www.cuisinart.com/discontinued/product.php?product_id=25&item_id=48&cat_id=7

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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 12:57:44 PM »
oops, forgot the link!  Thanks, November,  it is the one in the second link you posted.

The second link I posted is not the same model as the one you posted.  What you posted was the last model and has been discontinued.  It looks like Cuisinart did away with the "all-white" look for their 2014.

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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 12:58:59 PM »
Got ya.  I figured they were the same model in different colors.

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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 01:07:17 PM »
I bought the first of the Cuisinart models to have the special dough blade and lower operating speed cycle in 2004 for my daughter-in-law. So that feature has been around for a while.

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Re: Shredding Mozz?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 01:08:27 PM »
Got ya.  I figured they were the same model in different colors.

That may actually be more true than not, but manufacturers don't always disclose engineering changes between models for concern that they reveal deficiencies in previous models that are still on the market.  They have to be careful about what they say with newer models, or else they might get supply chain folks upset that still have products in the channel.  There's no way to tell from the simple descriptions offered what differences lie beneath the esthetics.