While looking for the grating blade to my old Cuisinart food processor, I stumbled across something I didn’t even remember having. The old Cuisinart sits on a shelf in the laundry room and I had the blades sitting right behind it. I could find all the blades except the grating blade. As I dug around a bit more on the laundry room shelf, way in the back, I found this:
I swear . . I do not remember having that thing.
I must have used it a couple of times because one blade had been removed from the plastic sleeve. Oh, wait . . maybe it wasn’t me . . someone else must have used it because the blade had been replaced in the plastic sleeve. I never do things like that!
The blades are interesting because if you turn them one way, you get a thicker cut and if you turn them the other way, you get a finer cut.
I was shredding turnips for making kraut and I think the coarse cut is a bit too coarse.
I liked the finer cut better.
For now, I’m going to leave the shredder attachment on top of the mixer. The Cuisinart has to sit on the counter and by putting it back on the laundry room shelf, and stacking this one on top of the mixer, I’m not losing any counter space.
The Bosch attachment doesn’t feel as sturdy as the Cuisinart does. The bowl is much lighter but that doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t as sturdy. I have no idea. I think the Bosch is a bit easier to use, easier to clean, not nearly so heavy. The Bosch shredder is an attachment so you’d have to have the mixer for it to work and if you don’t need the mixer, well .. you don’t need the mixer! 🙂
Speaking of the Bosch mixer, I’ve had mine since probably 2007. I love it for making bread but that’s about all I love doing with it. I don’t think I’d ever be happy with just the Bosch mixer. I’m not real thrilled with the way it mixes cakes, cookies, beats meringues, etc.