Are Food Processors Frugal?
I have been considering the wisdom of making a purchase of a food processor. Our healthy diet has become even more healthy since Husband's heart attack and from time to time having a food processor has seemed like a good idea. Not one to fill my kitchen with gadgets, I do know that certain tools can be invaluable when involved with food preparation.
My two crockpots are used most every week as are my rice cooker, air popcorn popper and blender. I was also given a small food processor that I use to make some of our healthy type fruit "ice creams" or avocado chocolate pudding. When using this mini food processor, I often need to make several batches of my concoctions and a processor that is larger and more efficient appeals to me. Still, the cost investment is considerable and it would mean something else out on my counters or kitchen island. I have learned that I use a tool most when it is easy to access.
Now I just love those kitchen pictures where all the counters are clear, However, I am trying to make myself understand that a kitchen like mine, where many of our meals are made from scratch using fresh materials, is going to look much of the time like it is in process because it is. So I ask myself can I handle another tool out in my line of vision?
As I spend many hours slicing, cutting and blending vegetables and fruits, a food processor seems like it may be a good idea. Coupled with the fact that one of the larger variety is on sale this month, I find myself weighing the options. When I noticed that the processor I am considering also can whip up some bread dough, the appeal became even stronger.
So I have come for some advice. Can a food processor be a frugal purchase? Either in the saving of funds or time? Does anyone use one on a regular basis? Any thoughts on this subject would be appreciated.