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TIPS FOR gREAT RESULTS
helpful hints
• To avoid damage to the blade or motor,
do not process food that is so hard or
firmly frozen that it cannot be pierced
with the tip of a sharp knife. If a piece
of hard food, such as a carrot, becomes
wedged or stuck on the blade, stop the
processor and remove the blade. Gently
remove food from the blade.
• Do not overfill work bowl or mini-bowl.
For liquids, follow the maximum fill
levels indicated on the work bowl. When
chopping, the work bowl should be no
more than 1/3 to 1/2 full. Use the
mini-bowl for up to 4 cups (1 L)
of liquid or 4 cups (500 g) dry ingredients.
• Position slicing discs so the cutting surface
is just to the right of the feed tube. This
allows the blade a full rotation before
contacting the food.
• To capitalize on the speed of the
processor, drop ingredients to be chopped
through the feed tube while the processor
is running.
• Different foods require varying degrees
of pressure for best shredding and slicing
results. In general, use light pressure
for soft, delicate foods (strawberries,
tomatoes, etc.), moderate pressure for
medium foods (zucchini, potatoes, etc.),
and firmer pressure for harder foods
(carrots, apples, hard cheeses, partially
frozen meats, etc.).
• Soft and medium-hard cheese may spread
out or roll up on the shredding disc. To
avoid this, shred only well-chilled cheese.
• Sometimes slender foods, such as
carrots or celery, fall over in the feed
tube, resulting in an uneven slice. To
minimize this, cut food in several pieces
and pack the feed tube with the food.
For processing small or slender items,
the small feed tube in the two piece food
pusher will prove especially convenient.
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• When preparing a cake or cookie batter,
use the multipurpose blade to cream
fat and sugar first. Add dry ingredients
last. Place nuts and fruit on top of flour
mixture to prevent overchopping. Process
nuts and fruits, using short pulses, until
blended with other ingredients. Do
not overprocess.
• When shredded or sliced food piles
up on one side of the bowl, stop the
processor and redistribute the food
using a spatula.
• When food quantity reaches the bottom
of a slicing or shredding disc, remove
the food.
• A few larger pieces of food may
remain on top of the disc after slicing
or shredding. If desired, cut these by
hand and add to mixture.
• Organize processing tasks to minimize
bowl cleanup. Process dry or firm
ingredients before liquid ingredients.
• To clean ingredients from the
multipurpose blade easily, just empty
the work bowl, replace the lid, and pulse
1 to 2 seconds to spin the blade clean.
• After removing the work bowl cover,
place it upside down on the counter.
This will help keep the counter clean.
• Use the spatula to remove ingredients
from the work bowl.
• Your Food Processor is not designed
to perform the following functions:
- Grind coffee beans, grains, or
hard spices
- Grind bones or other inedible
parts of food
- Liquefy raw fruits or vegetables
- Slice hard-cooked eggs or
unchilled meats.
• If any plastic parts should discolor due to
the types of food processed, clean them
with lemon juice.

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