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 at 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 canâ€™t recall where we bought this but I suspect it was in the U.S. many years ago. It was well worth the priceâ€¦
Just like its bigger cousin, this cuisinart has a SHARP and durable blade and can blitz just 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 beansâ€¦ It worked brilliantly and resulted in a smooth bean paste or spreadâ€¦simple recipe up next.