A mini food processor is a must-have kitchen tool that will take the work out of chopping and cleaning up a large food processor. You will prepare homemade Caesar dressing and pesto in minutes and chop an onion in 6 seconds. When you are done, everything goes into the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
To dice an onion, peel and chop the onion into large chunks. Place the chopped onion in the mini food processor and press and release the pulse button 2 to 3 times. After you have pulsed the onion 2 to 3 times, use a spatula to push down the onion from the side and pulse 2 to 3 more times. This step will help to dice the onion evenly. Do not grind continuously or hold down the pulse button; you will end up with a watery puree.
A mini processor is also convenient for making pesto and dicing vegetables such as carrots and celery for a Bolognese sauce.
For easy cleaning, place all the parts in the dishwasher. This mini-Cuisinart will quickly become one of your favorite kitchen tools. I've had mine for over 15 years, and it's still going strong.
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