Five Great Uses for a Food Processor


A good food processor can be one of the most important aspects of any kitchen, whether it’s a commercial kitchen in Virginia or a home kitchen in D.C. So how can you make the most of your food processor?


There’s nothing better than putting some fresh heirloom tomatoes, onion, garlic, cucumber, and whatever else you can image into a heavy duty food processor. The result? Great tasting gazpacho. It goes without saying a good food processor is essential for soups and sauces. You can even make your own mayo and salsa… curry paste, pesto, hummus, salad dressing. The options are endless.


A food processor is an easy way to grind down nuts for use in desserts or as a garnish or topping on certain dishes. Grind them a little more and you’ll have nut flour. Go even longer and you’ll have nut butter.


Speaking of flour, a high grade food processor can be used to gring grains into flour and break down breads into bread crumbs. If you’re looking for gluten free bread crumbs with high quality, consider dedicating a separate processing chamber for non-allergens.


Consider using an accessory or another blade in your food processor instead of the time-consuming and arm-killing cheese grater. A good food processor can achieve the same results in a fraction of the time. You can also use your processor to grind meat and seafood. Ever make your own salmon burger?


Yes, summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to slaw. Consider your food processor for Asian slaws or even when you’re ready to make homemade sauerkraut as we enter into the heart of Oktoberfest season.

Ready to learn more about the great uses for a food processor? Attend an Alto-Hartley demo to find out how you can make the most of your food processor.