The start of another Great British Bakeoff will have plenty of people itching to get in the kitchen to make some delicious delights of their own.
There’s a whole host of wonderful machines that can make baking a breeze, but knowing the difference between them will separate the Mary Berrys from the week one vote-offs.
Many people assume that food processors and food mixers are the same thing, but they’re in fact very different counter-top beasts. So what are the differences?
What does a food processor do?
For those who enjoy whipping up a healthy homemade soup, stew or smoothie, a food processor is a knight in shining armour.
Making home cooked food simple and quick to prepare, food processors produce much more consistent results than if prepared by hand, for a variety of foods. And you can forget about risking your fingers, food processors are ideal for chopping, slicing and grating large amounts of ingredients.
Many food processors come with additional attachments for blending, kneading and beating. Some even have tools to slice the perfect French fries! For making a wide variety of everyday cooking tasks so much simpler, a food processor is the perfect investment. And we have plenty of models for you to choose from.
Although great for making lots of delicious meals, if cakes or bread are more your forte, a food mixer might be your better option.
Why not make John Whaite’s fabulous recipe for orange and cranberry sconelets in your own kitchen using a food processor?: