Black and Decker Food Processor

Black and Decker food processor machines are very powerful. They slice, chop, and mince producing pleasing results in seconds. This article will cover five models of the food processor and explain what they do best.

BLACK+DECKER FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor

This is the best Black and Decker food processor for chopping, slicing, mincing and dicing.  The 450 motor watt machine has a sharp chopping blade and a reversible shredding disc that allows fine chopping of veggies. The on/off pulse button makes it very easy to use. The huge work bowl will allow you to process a large number of fruits and vegetables at once—ideal for a large family.

Assembling it

The box comes with a food pusher, work bowl, work bowl cover, slicing disk, disc stem, stainless steel chopping blade, base, control panel, work bowl coupling, feed chute and center post. It’s quite easy to assemble the parts before using it. Simply turn the work bowl upside down. Hold the outer tabs and turn the post until lower tabs are free. Then return it to its original position and put the center post into the small opening at the bottom of the bowl and turn it until it snaps into position. To lock the bowl in position, place it on the base and rotate it clockwise until it clicks into place.  Other easy assembling instructions http://www.blackanddeckerappliances.com.

Shredding using the food processor

Whether you want your food, coarse, fine or pureed, the chopping blade will allow you to do it all. Before you start, make sure that the bowl is firmly in position and then insert the chopping blade. Since the blade is very sharp, use the center shaft to avoid slicing your fingers. Put the food in the work bowl and cover it before using the food pusher to put the food in the feed chute. Then pulse for a few seconds. It really is that simple.

Clean up

Cleaning is just as easy. Scrape off remaining food from the work bowl, disassemble the processor, and rinse the parts. Wipe and dry the base and put the removable parts into a dishwasher. You can also hand wash the parts if you like.

 

 

 

As the name suggests, this Black and Decker food processor is powerful enough to process and blend food with ease. You can do so much with the 10 cup size work bowl and six cup blending jar.  You can chop, dice, slice, mix dough and blend using this machine which runs at 600 watts (Whoa!). If you want a blender that can do just about anything you should purchase the Power Pro 2-in-1 Food Processor and Blender.

Upon purchase, you will receive a slice disk, chopping blade, dough blade, work bowl, blender jar, pulse with two speeds, and wide feed chute. It also has suction feet to keep it place as you process the food. The manual will make it very easy to assemble and use the machine. All these work together to produce the best possible result.

Mixing dough will be so much easier with the Power Pro 2-in-1 Food Processor and Blender.

This is the best Black and Decker food processor to use in mixing dough. The dough blade is easy to use and works fast and efficiently, saving a lot of time. For best results, use for mixing more than three and a half cups of flour. When you are ready to start, push the dough blade into the work bowl and insert flour and other dry ingredients in it and cover the work bowl. Then process to mix everything. Gradually pour liquids such as water and milk into the mixture through the feed chute while the machine is running. Knead the dough for only a minute and prepare your dish.

Using the Power Pro 2-in-1 Food Processor and Blender for blending

Prepare the machine for blending. Place the blender jar upside down on the work surface. Place the gasket on the blade assembly and the jar base onto the jar then tighten it. Turn the jar right side and put a lid on it. Then put it on the power base and lock into place.

You can now blend to your heart’s desire. Cut the food into ¾ inch pieces or smaller and place into the blending jar. Then cover the jar with its lid and plug the cord into an electrical outlet. Choose a speed that you prefer and blend away! If you are blending a thick mixture, hold the pulse button for a couple of seconds and release it. When you are done, press the on/off button and remove the jar. Always unplug it after use, disassemble the parts and clean.

Black & Decker FP1445 Quick ‘N Easy Plus® Powerful 450 watts Food Processor

 

This Black and Decker food processor has a powerful motor (450 watt) and an eight cut work bowl.  You can use the blade to chop apple, onions, pepper or nuts. In addition, you can use the chute to slice or shred right into a serving dish. This will save a lot time that would be spent cleaning up.

Secure the work bowl in position and put the disc stem on the center post of the bowl. Then place the discharge disc on stem and the slice disc on the stem. Close the work bowl with a cover and put a bowl under the continuous side flow chute to collect sliced food pieces. Then feed the chute with vegetable and use a food pusher to direct it through the chute. Select the speed that you prefer and firmly press the food pusher. When you’ve finished, remove the slice disc and remove the work bowl. You can then use the sliced carrots as you wish.

How to Quick and Easy processor to prepare Spinach Dip

To prepare Spinach Dip, you’ll need 16oz of chopped spinach, half a cup of canned water chestnuts, four green onions chopped into tiny pieces, quarter cup of parsley leaves, two garlic cloves, 16 oz cottage cheese, 1.4 Oz veggies soup and a cup of sour cream. Place all ingredients, except sour cream and soup mix in the work bowl; fit it with the chopping blade and pulse to blend. Then add sour cream and soup mix and blend until you reach the consistency that you like. Put it into a bowl and refrigerate for one hour to blend the flavor. See, quick, easy and yummy! You can serve with pita bread or chips.

 

Black & Decker FP2500B PowerPro Wide-Mouth 10-Cup Food Processor, Black

  • This 500-watt and ten cup capacity food processor has heavy duty cup feet to ensure that it stays in place as it chops slices, shreds and purees potatoes, apples, cucumbers, and other whole foods easily. You can use it for mixing dough as well. It comes with a wide feed chute, soft touch buttons, two speed settings, safety-interlock system, suction cup feet and stainless steel slicing disk, dough blade and chopping blade. The exterior of the machine looks great too.

Using the processor to prepare pastry crust

You will need a cup of all-purpose flour, half a teaspoon of salt, quarter cup shortening, two tablespoon of cold margarine cut into tiny pieces and four tablespoons of ice water. To begin, place the work bowl of the processor and add flour, shortening, butter and salt. Pulse four times until the mixture is crumbly. Then add a little water through the chute until mixture forms a ball. Remove it from the bowl and put the dough on a work surface dusted with flour. Shape the dough wrap in plastic before refrigerating it for 20 minutes.  Let it rest on the surface for around 15 minutes and roll it out into two inches and transfer to a pastry plate. Bake at 218˚C for 12 minutes.

Speedy Processor Pizza Dough

You need one and a quarter teaspoon of dry yeast, one and a third cups of warm water, a quarter teaspoon of sugar and three quarter cups of all purpose flour, a pinch of salt and two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix yeast in water and let stand for five minutes. Put the dough blade in the work bowl and add flour, olive oil and salt. Slowly add the liquid ingredients through the chute to make soft dough. Process for around one and a half minutes and let it rest for ten minutes. Knead on work surface to form a ball and put in a greased bowl and cover for an hour. Then punch down the dough. Roll it out and transfer to a pizza pan sprinkled with cornmeal. Put desired topping and bake at 232 degrees until golden brown.

You can also use it for shredding

Cut thin slices from the ends of fruit and veggies before placing them in the processor to make them flat. Then place in feed chute. Also ensure that you remove all seeds from fruit and hard core from vegetables before processing. If slicing thin vegetables, cut them so that they are short enough to fit into the feed chute. If you want to shed soft cheese refrigerate it first.

Black & Decker SL1050 Lean Prep Machine Food Processor

You can prepare both salads and desserts from this machine. What a wonder. You can use either of its four blades to slice veggies or shred cheese. It is the best Black and Decker food processor to use for processing desserts. It comes with four blades that can be used for different purposes, a food pusher, folding handle, a frozen dessert attachment with a wide mouth food chute. You can wash all these parts in warm water except the base.

How to use the frozen dessert attachment

Switch off the processor and remove the machine’s attachment from the base. Then fix the frozen dessert attachment by putting it into the base at a right angle. Turn and lock. You can then add frozen food to the chute, switch on the machine and press the pusher.

Preparing a tropical dream frozen dessert

You’ll need two frozen ripe bananas, half a cup of frozen pineapple pieces and half a cup of frozen mango pieces.  Put the banana, frozen mango and frozen pineapple in the bowl. Alternate the banana pieces, mango and pineapple to get an even mixture. Slowly rotate the work bowl while processing the dessert to produce a frozen swirl.

How to clean the processor

Preparing desserts can be messy. After you are done processing the fruits, switch off the machine and wipe the motor unit with a damp cloth. Then remove the parts and clean them in a dishwasher or by hand. To prevent staining, wipe the stains with cooking oil immediately after using the processor. Also hand wash the processor if you can as a dishwashing machine is harsher and will lead to faster wear and tear.

Common Problems

There are some problems that you are likely to experience though. Common issues include ingredients that are unevenly chopped. This is typically caused by an overfilled work bowl. To correct the problem, cut foods into smaller pieces and use the pulse button frequently. Leaks from the bowl’s bottom are also very common. This results from putting too much liquid in the work bowl.  Some pieces of food are also likely to remain at the chopping dis. If this happens, slice the food by hand and use in soups or other dishes.

If the food processor has malfunctioned, you could ask the manufacturer to fix it or replace it with another one, since the processor has a two year warranty. There are terms and conditions attached though. For example, the warranty only covers workmanship defects. You only need to show proof of purchase for the manufacturer to replace your food processor with a new one that works perfectly. The warranty, however, will not cover damage caused by neglect or modification of the product.

Conclusion

Black and Decker food processors are affordable and make food preparation significantly easier and faster—a real bargain. The machines have powerful motors, large work bowls, and sharp discs and shredders. Any homeowner will be pleased to own one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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