I generally do everything by hand. Not because Im stubborn or a purist, but because I'm usually too broke to shell out hundreds of dollars ot have a food processor, a blender, a stand mixers, etc. But if i was to buy a small appliance right now, it'd be the food processor. From what I understand, dough and batters of all kinds are easily made in a food processor in seconds, rather than 10+ minutes of kneading; can whip as a mixer would; can puree as a blender would. so question is. what are the occasions where i might say to myself "damn i wish i had a blender or stand mixer instead?" I have hand-powered versions of most of the attachments available for a kitchenaid mixer, so not interested in those what-so-ever.