A lot of the McDougall (and other fat-free) recipes call for a food processor. I have a fairly powerful blender, but have been debating whether to get a food processor, a Vitamix or neither. Are the food processors and Vitamix comparable in what they can do, in terms of purées and blending foods? (I try not to clutter the kitchen with appliances, so it would be one or the other.)
I think the ideal combination would be a great food processor and a vitamix, although I would choose the food processor over the blender in terms of all around usefulness. It's all about the attachments - I have a great citrus press attachment and I juice a ton of lemons in my kitchen. My dicing attachment is genius, as I make a lot of Mexican food. The only thing the vitamix would be great for is crushing nuts to a fine powder, but I get around that now by soaking my nuts for 24 hours prior to making tofu cashew mayo. http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2012/04/to ... naise.html
I wouldn't say they are comparable, vitamix blends/purees, whereas a food processor can do that plus chop, slice & shred. If you already have a good blender, why not look into getting a food processor.
Nordgirl, may I ask what food processor you have? I'm in the market for a new one and your's sounds great!