TIPS FOR gREaT RESUlTS
• 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. For thin
mixtures, fill work bowl up to 1/2 to
2/3 full. For thicker mixtures, fill work
bowl up to 3/4 full. For liquids, fill up to
the maximum level as described on page
13. When chopping, the work bowl should
be no more than 1/3 to 1/2 full.
• 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
• 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 3-piece food pusher
will prove especially convenient.
• When preparing a cake or cookie batter
or quick bread, 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
• 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.
• Use the spatula to remove ingredients
from the work bowl.
• 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.
• Your Food Processor is not designed to
perform the following functions:
- Grind coffee beans, grains, or
- Grind bones or other inedible
parts of food
- Liquefy raw fruits or vegetables
- Slice hard-cooked eggs or unchilled
• If any plastic parts should discolor due to
the types of food processed, clean them
with lemon juice.