Kitchen Appliance Pros Swear Your Food Processor Is Way Better Than Your Blender for Most Cooking Tasks

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Photo credit: Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Food processors and blenders are similar in theory: A container with a blade inside, topped with a lid, sitting on a stand with a motor to power it all. But that is as far as it goes for similarities. Their work bowl shape, blade style and accessories, cause them to differ in terms of what foods they are ideal for.

“In general, the two have different purposes,” says Nicole Papantoniou, Senior Testing Editor of the Good Housekeeping Kitchen Appliances Lab:

  • A blender has a jar with blades at the on the bottom that cut food into small particles and whirl them around. That’s why the blender purees and liquifies so well. This makes it better for recipes where a smooth, even consistency is key. Blenders also crush ice, so they’re the best for frozen drinks. Overall, the blender works best when liquid

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A Robot Might Cook Your Next White Castle Burger

Photo credit: Miso Robotics
Photo credit: Miso Robotics

From Popular Mechanics

  • Earlier this month, the fast food chain White Castle announced it would begin using an autonomous fry cook robot, called Flippy, to reduce human contact in its restaurants.

  • The move is meant to reduce human contact with food amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Flippy will start flipping patties at a White Castle in Chicago sometime this fall.

Robots and self-driving cars have been the secret heroes of the coronavirus outbreak, and now they could soon be cooking our food, too.

In mid-July, White Castle—the oldest hamburger restaurant in the U.S.—announced that it’s partnering with Miso Robotics, a Pasadena, California-based industrial automation company, to create a robot that will serve up hamburgers. Named Flippy, this robot will begin preparing patties and dunking fries into hot vats of oil sometime this fall.

Despite this being Flippy’s first official fast food rodeo, the autonomous robot already has

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Mets star Pete Alonso talks home runs, grilling,

It’s safe to say that Pete Alonso’s sophomore season will be nothing like this Rookie of the Year-winning, record-setting 2019. Nothing in baseball is like it was a year ago.

In the pandemic, baseball looks much different — no fans in stadiums, no spitting from players, piped in fake crowd noise, masks on the field and even frowned-upon homer celebrations. It will make MLB’s 60-game 2020 season completely unique. 

But with opening day here, there aren’t too many people more excited than Alonso, whose New York Mets start the season Friday against the Atlanta Braves. After slugging 53 homers, a rookie record, the 25-year-old Alonso is now hungry for a championship run.

He’s also just really hungry. Alonso loves to cook — he calls it a therapeutic and a way to express himself — so when he chatted with Yahoo Sports as part of his new partnership with Kingsford,

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You can grill queso? This new cooking trend is taking over social media

What’s the only thing better than a tub of melty, mouthwatering queso? Try making a giant tray of it smoked on the grill. This cheesy and spicy dip-making trend is latest cooking hack to take over TikTok and, much like any classic queso recipe, the possibilities seem to be endless.

In the videos, many of which can be found under the hashtag #smokedqueso, home cooks show viewers how they customize their queso.

To start, all you need is an aluminum foil pan, Velveeta (yes, real queso needs Velveeta), some chilies and pretty much anything else your heart desires.

In one video from TikTok user @eatwithalyssa called their concoction “the best queso I’ve ever had.”

This fully-loaded dip featured chorizo sausage, jalapeños, diced onion, a can of Ro-tel and a variety of cheeses including pepper jack, cheddar, a Mexican blend and, of course, Velveeta, which gives queso it’s smooth, creamy

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