A food processor is a must have tool in your kitchen especially if you have a busy routine. Like most other people of the busy world today, if you are having difficulty finding the time or the will to spend hours chopping vegetables, mincing herbs and shredding cheese by hand, you can easily transfer the entire burden on your food processor. A food processor will do all the work in merely minutes or even seconds which would have taken you hours to complete. Imagine the magnitude of time and efforts that you would be saving in the kitchen! However, to be able to make the most out of your food processor, you should be well aware how to use it right and some tips and tricks to make your kitchen chores easier and faster. Here are some useful kitchen tips which you can try with your food processor:
There are many recipes which require the addition of crumbs: cookie crumbs, bread crumbs and even graham cracker crumbs. You can use a food processor to turn cookies and bread into crumbs in only a few seconds rather than doing it by hand. A food processor will give you perfect, uniform crumbs which you can use for toppings, crusts and fillings for many different recipes.
Fill the bowl after setting up the machine:
This is a useful tip which if followed can save you from much trouble. If you have already filled up the bowl and then try to fit it onto the base and place the blade, the blades will not lock in place and the machine will not function. You will then have to remove the food and set up the machine again. To save you from all this trouble, always set the machine up first with the blade locked in place and then add the food that is to be processed.
Do not add too much liquid:
A food processor is meant to process solids and adding too much liquid can result in splattering through the sides of the bowl. To prevent the food from splattering from the sides, do not add a lot of liquid. Most of the food processors will have a marking on the inside of the bowl to indicate the maximum amount of liquid that can be safely handled by the processor. If you want to process something that is too thin in consistency, a blender will work better for the task. Food Processor Hub can describe more hacks in detail about using food processors.
Scrape down the sides:
The food that is being processed in a food processor tends to move towards the walls. It is a good practice to stop the machine every few minutes and open the lid to scrape down the sides. This will produce more even processing results and your task will be completed much quicker.
Cool the ingredients before processing:
Do not process hot food inside your food processor since it can ruin the plastic portion of the blades. Instead you can wait for it to cool down before processing.