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Black and Decker 8-Cup Food Processor

When it comes to food processors, price isn’t always commensurate with quality.  As proof, consider my 12-cup capacity, $250 Cuisinart food processor. It bit the dust last week, after less than three years of use! Rather than buy another expensive processor, I decided to give the low-cost Black and Decker 8-cup model a try. Would you like to see what this $37 baby can do?

Unlike the current crop of high-end food processors, the Black and Decker is really easy to assemble and use. It’s easy to clean, too. The work bowl and lid are free of annoying nooks and crannies where food particles like to hide. And how does it perform? I gave it the following workout:

To test the chopping blade, I dumped a 28-ounce can of plum tomatoes into the processor’s work bowl. And received a perfect tomato puree in about 5 seconds.

Then I grabbed a bunch of parsley stems and leaves. And stuffed them into the work bowl.

A 5-second blitz produced finely-minced parsley! To test the slicing ability, I simply peeled and quartered a big onion. And then sliced it up on the slicing disk. The slices were thicker than I’d usually want, but that’s okay. I can always use my mandoline (or a sharp knife) to make ultra-thin onion slices.

Onto the shredding disk, which, rather conveniently, is the reverse slide of the sliding disk! Here, I took a brick of Cheddar cheese. And fed it through the machine’s feed tube. The Black and Decker shredded the cheese as well as — if not better than — my pricey Cuisinart did. In other words, it did not leave big chunks of un-shredded cheese atop the slicing disk.

How’d the Black and Decker handle pie crust? To test, I threw some flour, salt, and butter into the work bowl. And then pulsed the machine exactly 5 times. Next, I sprinkled some water over the butter and flour mixture.

And let the machine run until a crumbly mass emerged (about 30 seconds). Unlike my Cuisinart, the new machine did not leave any dry (read: unincorporated) flour at the bottom of the bowl. Hallelujah!

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be

followed, including the following:

Please read all instructions.

To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put base, cord, or plug in water or

other liquid.

• Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.

• Turn unit off and unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off

parts, and before cleaning. To disconnect, turn unit off, grasp plug, and pull from

wall outlet. Never yank on cord.

• Avoid contacting moving parts. Keep fingers out of food chute.

• Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance

malfunctions or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to an

authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.

• The use of attachments not recommended or sold bythe appliance manufacturer

may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.

• Do not use outdoors.

• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.

• Do not let cord contact hot surface, including the stove.

• Keep hands and utensils away from moving blades or discs while processing food

to prevent the possibility of severe personal injury or damage to the food processor.

A spatula may be used, but it must be used only when the food processor is not

running.

• Blades are sharp. Handle carefully.

• To avoid injury, never place knife blade or disc on base without first putting bowl

properly in place. Make sure motor, disc, and/or knife blade have stopped completely before removing cover.

• Be certain cover is securely locked in place before operating appliance.

• Neverfeed food byhand. Always use food pusher.

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• Do not attempt to defeat the cover interlock mechanism.

• Do not operate this appliance in the presence of explosive and/or flammable fumes.

• his appliance is intended for household use only and not for commercial or industrial

use.

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be

followed, including the following:

Please read all instructions.

To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put base, cord, or plug in water or

other liquid.

• Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.

• Turn unit off and unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off

parts, and before cleaning. To disconnect, turn unit off, grasp plug, and pull from

wall outlet. Never yank on cord.

• Avoid contacting moving parts. Keep fingers out of food chute.

• Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance

malfunctions or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to an

authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.

• The use of attachments not recommended or sold bythe appliance manufacturer

may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.

• Do not use outdoors.

• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.

• Do not let cord contact hot surface, including the stove.

• Keep hands and utensils away from moving blades or discs while processing food

to prevent the possibility of severe personal injury or damage to the food processor.

A spatula may be used, but it must be used only when the food processor is not

running.

• Blades are sharp. Handle carefully.

• To avoid injury, never place knife blade or disc on base without first putting bowl

properly in place. Make sure motor, disc, and/or knife blade have stopped completely before removing cover.

• Be certain cover is securely locked in place before operating appliance.

• Neverfeed food byhand. Always use food pusher.

• Do not attempt to defeat the cover interlock mechanism.

• Do not operate this appliance in the presence of explosive and/or flammable fumes.

• his appliance is intended for household use only and not for commercial or industrial

use.

SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS

POLARIZEDPLUG

This appliance has a polarized plug–one blade is wider than the other. To reduce the

risk of electric shock, this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug

does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse it. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature by modifying the plug in any way.

AVOIDPREPARINGSOMEFOODS

The FoodProcessor may not beat egg whites to a desirable volume. It may not satisfactorily slice solidly frozen meat; slice or shred hard-cooked eggs, marshmallows, or

very soft cheeses; or process foods which are so hard that the tip of a knife cannot.

TO ASSEMBLEFOODPROCESSOR

IMPORTANT: Be sure the Food Processor is off and

unplugged before removing or inserting parts.

FoodProcessorBowl

To attach Bowl to Base, hold Bowl with Front facing you

(A). Set Bowl into RoundWell and rotate until its Locking

Tabs drop down into the Base.Twist the Bowl

counterclockwise as far as it will go. Be sure both Locking Tabs drop into place. Use markings on the Push Button Control Panel as a guide.

ReversibleSlice/Shred Disc

NOTE:The Reversible Disc will slice or shred depending

upon which side is facing upward.

Position the Bowl on the Base and place the Disc Stem

on the Center Post (B1). Graspthe Disc bythe Center Hub

with the desired side (slice or shred)facing upward.

Rotatethe Disc until it slides down into place.

IMPORTANT:For your protection, this unit has a system

that locks the Cover and Bowl onto the Base for safe

usage. Do not attempt to operate the unit withoutthe

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Cover and Bowl locked correctly in place. An attempt to

do sowill turn on the Indicator Lightbut the unitwill not

operate. If this happenscheck to ensurethe cover is

completelyon.

Service if necessary, must be performed by a Black & Decker Inc., Household Appliance

Company-Owned or Authorized Service Center.

The Service Center nearest you can be found in the yellow pages of your phone book under

“Electric Appliances – Small – Repairing”, or call the tool-free number on the cover of this

book for the location of the Service Center nearest you.

If mailing or shipping your Food Processor, pack it carefully in a sturdy carton with enough

packing material to prevent damage. Include a note describing the problem to our Service

Center and be sure to give your return address. We also suggest that you insure the package for your protection.

Consumer replaceable parts and accessories are available at Black & Decker Inc., Household Appliance Company-Owned or Authorized Service Centers.

Black & Decker Inc. warrants this product against any defects that are due to faulty material or workmanship for a two year period after the original date of consumer purchase or

receipt as a gift. This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accident or misuse.

If the product should become defective within the warranty period, we will repair it or elect

to replace it free of charge. We will return your product, transportation charges prepaid,

provided it is delivered prepaid to any Black & Decker Inc., Household Appliance CompanyOwned or Authorized Service Center.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary

from state to state or province.

The provisions of this warranty are in addition to and not a modification of or subtraction

from the statutory warranties and other rights and remedies contained in any applicable

legislation and to the extent that any such provisions purport to disclaim, exclude or limit

any such statutory warranties or other rights or remedies, such provisions shall be deemed

to be amended to the extent necessary to comply herewith.

How do you use a Black and Decker quick and easy food processor?

In this video, we follow the manual instructions on how to use a Black and Decker quick and

easy food processor. It is helpful to read that material before you buy your item.

I like the way it is designed; it has two bowls, both bowls can be used separately or combined to form one large bowl. It has a removable blade cover so you can easily adjust the size of your slicing or shredding. It’s very durable, I use it often and so far I have had no problems with it.

I highly recommend this product for those people who need a quick meal prep solution for their families, especially if you have more than one family member preparing your meals. You can get a complete meal on one plate by mixing the items together.

I love this product. I enjoy the way it is designed, it has two bowls that can be used separately or combined to form one large bowl. It has a removable blade cover so you can easily adjust the size of your slicing or shredding. It’s very durable, I use it often and so far I have had no problems with it.

This is a great product for such an affordable price – what else could you ask for? You will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of food you can fit into this machine before having to clear out.

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How do you set up a food processor?

Here is an instructional video of how to set up the Black & Decker quick and easy food

processor. The video will tell you what parts are needed to make sure your Black & Decker

food process is reliable and safe. Your instruction manual should also be helpful if you are one

of the customers who have lost it.

I’ve never been more impressed with a kitchen appliance. I love my new food processor! It chops, mixes, blends and does everything that any other good food processor can do (and more) with less effort on my part. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to simplify their kitchen.

The food processor is not just for blending, it’s great for chopping, slicing and shredding. I love the stainless steel bowl design because it makes cleaning so much easier.

I just purchased a new Black & Decker quick and easy food processor, I love it! Not only is this quiet but it will do a lot more than your average, run of the mill food processor. The removable blade cover makes creating different sized foods a breeze. The Speed Control knob takes all of the guesswork out of creating different textures in your cooked foods like pasta or hamburger patties.

How do you use the dice on a Black and Decker food processor?

This video shows you how to use the dice feature on your Black and Decker quick and easy food processor. It will start off with the chopping feature. If you want, you can change it to the dicing feature by setting the speed knob at a different position. The blade cover should be removed first before you initiate this step.

What do food processors do?

Food processors are kitchen appliances that are used to chop, slice, or shred food into different sizes of pieces or even into fine or coarse mixtures. They do not have sharp blades that can create different textures in your food items because they have a small set of spinning blades in the center of its base where ingredients are inserted into them and blended. It’s the same principle as using a blender. The best food processors have multiple bowls and blades.

Do you have to replace the bowl every time?

The Black and Decker quick and easy food processor has several bowls that come with it. All of them are BPA-free plastic bowls, but it also comes with a stainless steel bowl. As long as you don’t leave your food processor for up to three hours when it’s not on, all of these bowls can last for a very long time. The best thing about having different sized bowls is that you can decide how big or small a dish you want your ingredients to be, depending on how skilled in cooking you are.

How do you use a Black and Decker Power Pro?

This video gives you a quick preview of how you can use the Black and Decker Power Pro. It will show you how to make your food processor start up again if you accidentally turn it off. It also shows you how to change the speed of the power pro by using the plus and minus keys on your machine.

It’s difficult to say which is the best food processor because it depends on your individual needs and wants. Your personal preference may be different from ours and that is just fine, because you are unique and so am I. Ideally, I would like to see a food processor that has three stainless steel bowls and two speeds of the blades rotating at different speeds in the center of its base. This way you can control how much or how little you want your food to be chopped up into pieces or shredded.

I hope this article on which food processor is the best for you will be helpful in making your decision on what kind of appliance to get for yourself. If you have any questions about this article, feel free to leave a comment below.