A food processor is a useful kitchen equipment that can instantly and easily chop, slice, shred, grind, and puree basically any food. Some models can also help the home cook in creating citrus and vegetable juice, beating cake batter, kneading bread dough, beating egg whites, and grinding meats and vegetables.
The food processor was proposed to the North American market in 1973 by designer Carl Sontheimer, who had spent a year modifying a French industrial blender for the home cook. It took a few years for buyers to know how useful the new appliance could be, but once they did, the food processor transformed into a bestseller. Sontheimer’s innovation changed food preparation in home kitchens around the world.
The Fundamental Aspect of a Food processor:
Present day food processors become in three basic sizes: full, compact, and mini. No matter what size they are, fortunately, the basic elements are the same: a motor, a bowl with a lid and feed tube, and a set of add-ons.
The motor is placed in the base of the Food processor, and it is the heaviest part of the appliance. Full-size machines normally have bigger, more powerful electric motors, and can weigh more than 9 kg. This weight possesses a practical value: The thickness of the base gives the appliance strength and sees to it that it doesn’t move around even though the motor is running. Although the first food processor bases were clad only in white, hard plastic, today they are offered in a variety of stylish colors and with metal and plastic surfaces, guaranteeing that your device will set in with your kitchen decor.
From the electric motor, a shaft stretches upwards to power the attachments. The bowl, which is commonly made of long lasting, clear plastic, fits into this shaft and locks into position. The lid, usually made of the similar material, locks onto the top of the bowl; in several previous models, activating the locking system turns on the motor, but more recent models usually have an on/off switch or button.
The cover has a supply tube installed with a plunger. You can put food into the device with this feed tube, pressing it down with the plunger. Some versions have wider and narrower supply pipes for convenience with bigger and smaller food items. The size of the bowl differs depending on to the size of the machine:
-Full-size bowls usually have a capacity of 9 to 13 cups.
-Compact-size bowls can fit 5 to 7 cups.
-Mini-size bowls can fit 2 to 5 cups.
-Some models come with big and small containers for use with the same base.