I bought a food processor on clearance for about $40, oh, probably six years ago, and it has served me well, except for the time it sprayed carrot soup over the curtains, counter, me and everything else. thinking back on that, though, I may have exceeded the fill level at the time. Anyway, since then I've done my pureeing with a stick blender, whcih I prefer, as you don't have to move the soup out of the pot. The B&D food processor has done a lot of chopping, slicing, and shredding for me, but I've been getting a bit anxious to get a new one.
As I am the primary user of the food processor, I didn't bring it up, but my wife told me today that B&D food procesors were on half price at Cdn Tire, and I could get one if I wanted. She didn't see me leave for dust. I was bacl in about 20 minutes with the new kitchen tool, which appears to have a few advantages over the old one (larger food chute that is size-selectable, and more blades) and according to my wife blends in with our new kitchen. Soup season is almost upon us, so I'll be putting it through its paces soon. My daughter used the old one to make hummus last week, so it will be a good purchase for someone at the thrift store.