How bad is it to use a blender and a food processor interchangeably?
Somewhat Bad. For liquid foods like salad dressings and soups, a blender mixes ingredients efficiently. But these recipes can be messy in a food processor, which can leak if any liquid covers the blade piece. For solids like veggies and nuts, however, opt for the food processor. A typical blender’s tiny blade creates air pockets that make it difficult for solids to mix.
Originally published as 7 Cooking Shortcuts You Can’t Get Away With (And 1 That’s Totally Fine) on ReadersDigest.com.