"As someone with chronic depression and chronic hand pain, my food processor has been improving our diets for two years now, because it slices and grates vegetables and blends soups. We easily get our five a day now, and without it feeling overwhelming or too painful. I also make my own world’s best peanut butter, sweetened with maple syrup. It mixes my cake batters too, kneads bread dough, whizzes together pastry in a minute. Such a mercy for my poor old hand. I got it as a gift, and what a difference it makes – and for raw veg it just needs rinsing after rather than a big cleaning job.
"With depression, cooking can feel too daunting too, and you can easily end up living on toast, but with a food processor it’s made quick and easy. I buy organic veg too and simply wash it: no peeling. I am much healthier now I think, and in less everyday pain." –jennyb27
"Magic Bullet HANDS DOWN. You can do fuckin' everything with a Magic Bullet. They have a to-go cup attachment so you can blend your smoothie right in the cup you’re drinking it out of, a larger base for blending soups, sauces, dressings, etc. I use the smaller cup to pulse nuts and seeds…I could go on. I use it LITERALLY every day (I also cook a lot so sue me)." –taylorf4ced310f9
If you don't care too much about the colour, there's a great deal on a solid Kenwood food processor on Amazon – £39.99 for the white one. If you want it in silver, it's £59.47.