This is me telling on me: yesterday I was given a food processor by one of my husband's friends who is changing to something more suitable for his particular kitchen. It's a good brand, and in excellent condition, not the newest or top of the range model, but decidedly better than I've ever bought for myself, so I'm a happy bunny.
Tried to use it at lunchtime - my plan was to use it on something that didn't matter much (coleslaw just for me) so that when I wanted to use it seriously for Major Cooking, it wouldn't be unfamiliar. And could I make it work? I could not.
When all else fails, ladies and gentlemen, read the instructions.
Most processors won't work unless the lid is locked correctly in place, right? This one is no exception. I could not
get it to lock. I tried it over and over, with this attachment in place, and that attachment in place. I thought that perhaps it was
locked, so I checked the plug and the socket.
I lost my temper and made coleslaw with a knife.
It took two hours for it to occur to me that just because the lid on my last machine went on right to left didn't mean that this one had to... Tried left to right, lid slipped easily into place, blade went round and round...
Now I feel stupid.