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Food processor vs stand mixer ?

JimSJimS Posts: 78
edited 12:34AM in EggHead Forum
Need to know if a food processor will mix bread dough as I see some come with a dough blade or do I need to go with a stand mixer? I do not plan on making a huge amount of bread but I don't want to waste my money on something that won't do the job. Thanks


  • I have a large Kitchen Aid mixer but prefer to knead the dough by hand ... very theraputic! (spelling police?)
  • My vote would be the Kitchen aid Pro tilt mixer with bread hook. It is very effient and you can make a large amount of bread in a short time. As far as hand kneeding, it's fine for a small batch but becomes a lot of work very quickly with anything more than a loaf or two.
  • PWisePWise Posts: 1,173
    I have a kitchen aid artisan stand mixer and a kitchen aid food processor, I have always used the mixer with the hook attachment at no more than speed 2 for bread dough, I wouldn't use the processor since it has only one speed and it goes pretty fast, I can't imagine it trying to go through a yeast-based bread dough at those speeds. Even if it were capable you would probably break down the gluten in the flour and depending on the bread, might or not be good...

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    That dough blade on the food processor does a great job of chopping cabbage for slaw.. :)

    Get the mixer
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
    I agree, get the mixer.

    Even if the food processor could make good dough (highly unlikely), most food processors are pretty small.

    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • JimSJimS Posts: 78
    ok guys, based on your advice,I will go w/stand mixer. Thanks
  • A food processor will mix bread dough, but mostly one loaf's worth. The stand mixer does (if you get the bigger one) 2 loaves. I decided to go for a Kitchenaid and not have a fp--I use knives, a stick blender and just do without a food processor in exchange for the biggest baddest Kitchenaid. No regrets. You can find the KA at a pretty decent price if you hunt around, one here, the larger, at $199 but they are usually more

    $199 KA If that one is not available, this one is reasonable
    $229 KA
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