04 Mar2007


I love this Mini-Cuisinart food processor that we keep at the beach. We have a large food processor in the Manila kitchen which is used every so often, most heavily during the Christmas holiday season, but I find that I use this smaller version more often when cooking blitz2at the beach. It is terrific for chopping up nuts, making emulsified salad dressings, various marinades, pesto, hummus, etc. This particular model came with two plastic bowls (about 5 inches in diameter)which is really convenient if you are making several dressings or spreads for a party. The size of the bowl is great for our purposes if not cooking for a huge crowd. I can’t recall where we bought this but I suspect it was in the U.S. many years ago. It was well worth the price…

Just like its bigger cousin, this cuisinart has a SHARP and durable blade and can blitz blitz3just about any ingredient in a jiffy. I used mine to puree some fantastic looking patani (lima beans) that I bought in the market at Nasubgu last weekend while experimenting on a possible spread using these great fresh beans… It worked brilliantly and resulted in a smooth bean paste or spread…simple recipe up next.



  1. Kieran says:

    I hardly ever use my full-sized food processor, except maybe for mixing dough or grinding meat. My mini food prep occupies a permament space on my counter. It’s perfect for quick and easy tasks like making sofritto or pickle relish. The best feature, the clean up, takes just seconds!

    The price has come down in the past few years. A good, sturdy Cuisinart model start at about $20.00 USD, while a higher end version costs around $40.00 USD.

    Mar 5, 2007 | 2:04 am


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  3. ChocNutz says:

    Hi MarketMan!

    What’s the voltage requirement of your Cuisinart? 110? or 220?

    Thank you!


    Mar 5, 2007 | 5:51 am

  4. wil-b cariaga says:

    it is so hard to find a good food processor, even rustans store doesn’t have a good one, I hate it when I ask a store assistant for a food processor, then they alyways show me this like 3 or more in one machine which has a blender, veg slicer, food processor etc., I really hate seeing that, it looks so bulky and to think of it, when you just need a blender, you have to take out the whole thing, it’s like a garage invention where you just screw or join together several different stuff. . . sorry, but i think it is really a bad idea.

    Mar 5, 2007 | 6:06 am

  5. mila says:

    Sometimes, Unimart in Greenhills has the mini-cuisinart. Buying it online at ebay can be a steal (I’ve found full cuisinarts for $50 with extras), but then you’d need to get an adaptor for the 110volts.

    I also think Cuisinart and Oster are the only ones you should buy, since I’ve tried the other brands and they are so “palpak” when it comes to grinding nuts properly. I burnt out two food processors trying to make nutella. Cuisinart’s the only one that hasn’t failed me yet.

    Mar 5, 2007 | 9:19 am

  6. kikay says:

    Hi MM,

    I have the exact same gadget from the US. Unfortunately, I did something stupid and plugged it into a 220v outlet. It worked on my 1st try. After that, nada! The bottom stated 110v ~ 220v so I thought it would work. Do you use a transformer? Do you know where I can have this fixed and resurrect my Cuisinart? boohoo =(

    Mar 5, 2007 | 10:23 pm

  7. wil-b cariaga says:

    kikay. . . that can be easily fixed, the whole thing didnt explode anyway, and they could even convert it to 220 for you so you wont have to use a transformer,just find an electronic repair shop, they’re almost everywhere. . . just tell them you plugged your cuisinart in 220. . .

    Mar 6, 2007 | 3:32 am

  8. Marketman says:

    kikay, our kitchen is wired for 110/220 on purpose to handle all appliances, however, you can buy a voltage regulaor with a 110/220 output instead. And yes, some electrical shops can fix some appliances when plugged into the wrong socket. My daugthers “Game Cube” was brought to Quiapo somewhere (Raon Street?) to be fixed. It didn’t cost much and it works now…

    Mar 6, 2007 | 5:56 am

  9. kikay says:

    Thanks MM!

    Although I don’t use it much. It’s very usefull when I’m too lazy to chop or mince. I’ll bring it to a nearby technician then. =)

    Mar 7, 2007 | 11:34 am


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