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The Ultimate Food Processor Quiz
by Staff
Just throw in some veggies and turn it on -- simple, right? Just how much do you know about the pulsing, chopping, blending and pureeing that your food processor can do? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of this versatile kitchen appliance.

What does a food processor do?

  • chops, slices, shreds and grinds food
  • shreds wood into mulch for gardening
  • cooks raw grains into porridge

When was the food processor introduced to North America?

  • 1965
  • 1973
  • 1981

Who invented the home version of the food processor?

  • Edith Processor
  • Edward Charles Lawson
  • Carl Sontheimer

Which three standard sizes do food processors come in?

  • small, medium, large
  • mini, compact, full
  • regular, large, extra large

Why is the base of the food processor so heavy?

  • to stop thieves from stealing your expensive purchase
  • to prevent spilling if the machine accidentally tips over
  • to keep the food processor stable while it's turned on

What's the capacity of a full-size food processor bowl?

  • 7 cups (1.6 liters)
  • 13 cups (3 liters)
  • 20 cups (4.7 liters)

What is another name for the S-shaped blade that comes with the food processor?

  • slicing blade
  • shredding blade
  • sabatier blade

Where should the shredding and slicing discs be in the bowl?

  • at the top
  • in the middle
  • at the bottom

The julienne disc cuts food into what shape?

  • discs
  • sticks
  • cubes

A french fry disc is similar to a julienne disc but with what difference?

  • It's more expensive.
  • It cooks the fries as they're cut.
  • It cuts bigger pieces.

What does the egg whip attachment look like?

  • small, open circles
  • two straight arms with large open paddles
  • a traditional hand whisk

What does pulsing your food do?

  • quickly starts and stops the food in the machine
  • liquefies food
  • gradually cooks food

Why is pulsing such an important food processing technique?

  • The pulse setting uses the least amount of electricity.
  • It's quieter than the constant buzzing of the machine.
  • It allows you to monitor the texture of your food.

What can you do if food gets stuck on the edges of the bowl?

  • Process the food at the machine's highest speed.
  • Add a bit of liquid and/or use a spatula to scrape the inside of the bowl.
  • Hit the outside of the bowl.

What is the shredding disc best used for?

  • grating carrots and cheese
  • pureeing apples and bananas
  • juicing oranges and lemons