We’ve had the same food processor for a long time – in fact, it came with an instructional video on VHS tape. We didn’t use it very often. Cuisinart recalled the slicing blade in 2016 and the replacement took a long time to arrive – not being able to use the machine didn’t affect our cooking at all.
But that was in the Before Times. Now, we cook at home all the time, and we’ve gotten more adventurous. I find myself grating Parmesan or Pecorino cheese several times a week – I’ve used a Microplane, a box grater, and a rotary grater. All of them work – but they all require a good bit of effort. And, as a programmer, I am professionally lazy.
So today, I decided to dig out the food processor to grate cheese for today’s lunch. It did a fine job, and my hands and wrists didn’t bother me afterwards! And, unlike the manual methods, I didn’t wind up with a couple of millimeters of cheese that I couldn’t grate.
It worked so well that I grated all of the Parmesan and Pecorino in the house – that should hold us for a few weeks.
I wonder what else I’ve been doing the hard way.