Post by Chris in NM on Jan 30, 2003 8:15:06 GMT -6
Hi! My boss just gave me an older model Oster food processor that has a bread hook, blender attachment, etc. This thing is big and has the works with it! There is also a booklet with it. However, my question is - does anyone out there have an older model or anyone, I guess, and use it? What do you use yours for? We have a Presto SaladShooter Pro so don't need the processor for slicing, etc. I am completely new to food processors, so I can use all the help, guidance and suggestions you have!
Post by Chris in NM on Jan 30, 2003 17:36:30 GMT -6
Hi again! By the way, this is the 1980 Oster Kitchen Center. It can mix, blend, make bread (dough hook), grind meat and be a salad shooter thingie. Wow! Guess I made out like a bandit. I read the booklet this morning and it is an outstanding piece of equipment!!!!!
Post by Chris in NM on Feb 6, 2003 17:06:50 GMT -6
Well, ok April! Let's do it! I don't have a specific question, just whatever.......! Anyway, any ideas on what can come out of this for our "birthday party"? I'm game, as usual! LOL ;D I have NEVER used a food processor before. This one is outstanding! I can even get an attachment that will crank out pasta! I may check into this one! Just hope it is still available!
• A food processor can be the workhorse of a busy kitchen. Having it readily available – sitting out on the countertop – is the only way you’ll get into the habit of using it for everyday cooking.
• Having an extra food processor workbowl on hand speeds preparation time because you don’t have to stop and wash the bowl between uses. Many manufacturers sell bowl inserts that can be lifted out after using, leaving you with a clean workbowl.
• Make cleanup a breeze by spraying the grating or slicing disks, or the metal blade with nonstick vegetable spray before using. If you’re processing a particularly sticky mixture, spray the inside of the workbowl and cover, as well.
• If the lid goes on with difficulty, spray nonstick vegetable spray on the inside edge that touches the bowl.
• Technique makes all the difference in the world when using a food processor. When working with the metal blade, for instance, using quick on/ off pulses when chopping some foods keeps the pieces bouncing around in the workbowl and in the blade’s path. It’s the surest way to keep chopped onions from becoming onion puree or nuts from turning into nut butter.
• When using the slicing or shredding disks, the pressure you apply to the pusher should be gentle but steady. Soft foods like cucumbers require less pressure than dense foods like potatoes.
• When processing liquid mixtures, don’t overfill the bowl or the liquid might leak out between the metal blade and the shaft, as well as at the rim of the bowl. Your owner’s manual will tell you how much is too much.
• When there’s a dish that requires many foods to be cut, always start with the driest and least odoriferous food first. For instance, you might chop mushrooms, then zucchini, then bell peppers and, finally, onions. All you need is a simple paper-towel wipe-out between vegetables. As you chop or slice them, transfer the vegetables to individual sheets of waxed paper or paper plates to save on cleanup.
• Foods with a similar texture, like apples and crisp pears, can be chopped together. Cut such foods into 1-inch chunks before chopping them.
• When slicing or shredding several vegetables for one dish, it’s not necessary to remove them from the workbowl as they’re sliced unless you plan to cook them separately.
• The small plastic blade is specifically for kneading bread. The metal blade has a tendency to cut the dough, which ruins much of its elasticity.
• Ever wonder why that tiny hole is in the bottom of your processor’s food pusher? It’s for slowly drizzling liquid (such as oil) into the workbowl – a method for making mayonnaise and other emulsions.
• For all its wonders, there are certain tasks the food processor just can’t do. Whipping potatoes is one – the processor’s high speed turns the potatoes into a sticky glob. Processors can’t cut geometrical shapes like cubes or wedges, nor can they beat air into egg whites or whipping cream without special attachments.
Post by Travisleeclever on Apr 7, 2003 17:54:38 GMT -6
Hi Chris! I, too, own an Oster food processor with blender and dough attachment. My question is, does yours have a mixer with it? Mine does, and I love it. The food prcessor is a little tricky, but work with it. The blender I love because It really makes good smoothies and milkshakes. Please write back if your intersted.
Post by Chris in NM on Apr 7, 2003 19:25:33 GMT -6
Yes, mine has the mixer with it. I just reread the instruction booklet yesterday and saw where I need to press a lever to get the arm to go up or down. Seems like a lot of work. However, I am interested! To this date, I have not used it yet.!!!!!!!!!! I want to, but have had to work a lot and not had the time to play with it. Any ideas or suggestions? How old is yours, etc.? Also, how do you feel about emailing them to ask if we can post some recipes from the booklet? If you don't think you want to, please let me know and I will!!!!!! Just let them know which web site and that we won't mass post and that we will also post with EVERY recipe where it came from, etc. Anyway, let me know so I can if you don't feel comfortable!
Post by Travisleeclever on Apr 8, 2003 11:51:54 GMT -6
hi chris: My email is Travisleeclever@yahoo.com. Please send me any recipes that you may have, and I will try my best to send some to you. Mine is a 1985 model with everything - i mean everything. It takes up a 24' by 12' inch box, just the machine itself. Anyways, e-mail me if your interested.
Post by Chris in NM on Apr 15, 2003 7:22:28 GMT -6
Sorry I haven't been back to this one. I have been working a lot so I could get this week off. My Dad is coming down for a week over Easter. As soon as I can I will get some things emailed to you. The only ones I have, though, are the ones in the booklet that came with the processor. How about you?
Post by Chris in NM on May 28, 2003 6:42:01 GMT -6
Hello All! The Sunbeam Corp. has denied our posting recipes from the booklet that comes with their processors. So - guess we go to sites that we can post from for recipes on this section. Sorry! This has been the first denial I have received since asking all the others! Ah well!
Post by whisperingpass on Jan 31, 2005 15:05:10 GMT -6
Hi Chris: That is the same model of OSTER KITCHEN CENTER that I have does everything. To lift up the arm just press the button in the middle under the top head. It is easy to do . I use mine for everything and this year ground my own hamburger from wild game. Then I made sausages and stuffed them with the stuffer. I have never used the ice crusher. The mixing and bread dough stuff all the time (until the bread maker came home with me lolol) but it is a fab machine and mine is over 20 years old. Lynn