Yes, you can use your Vitamix to do some food processor tasks. You can do some chopping and mixing, but cannot do any slicing.
Specifically, here’s what you can and cannot do.
Your Vitamix can coarse-chop like a food processor.
Vitamix blenders, especially with a low-profile 64-ounce container, are great at coarse chopping. Hard vegetables work best, ones like:
We use our Vitamix as a food processor to make our detox salad. With it, the job is quick and easy.
Your Vitamix can mix like a food processor.
Mixing and combining with your Vitamix works great. Some examples:
- Burgers patties
- Batters for baked goods (like our fudgy black bean brownies)
- No-bake cookie balls (like our blueberry cookie balls)
- Dips (like our muhammara)
Another fun one: making pulled jackfruit for jackfruit tacos.
And one more I just thought of: chickpea tuna!
Your Vitamix cannot slice like a food processor.
The Vitamix’s blade is laser cut. So out-of-the-box, it’s not sharp at all.
As such, your Vitamix cannot slice like a food processor can.
So can the Vitamix replace a food processor?
In our home, we do not have a food processor. So we use our Vitamix for all of the food processor tasks it’s able to do.
Of course, some people want both a Vitamix and a food processor. For them, we recommend this one* as the best for most people.
And naturally, you might be wondering if you need a Vitamix when you already have a food processor.
A food processor cannot do most of what a Vitamix does best.
The Vitamix, like a food processor, has a range of things it does well. But the overlap between the two is small.
The Vitamix is (a bit or infinitely) better than a food processor at making most of our recipes:
- Nut butters
- Hot soups
- Ice cream
It just can’t slice.
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