A food processor may become indispensable and make life easier for the hostess. My assistant Philips HR 7625 serves me for about 7 years, during this time, never broke, no major scratches, chips, etc., except that the white plastic part color from carrots, beets and other vegetables.
The processor comes with a blender plus 6 attachments: 2 graters (major and mashed potatoes), cutting circles, knife-grinder, a kneader, beater eggs. I almost never use a knife-grinder (because to load the vegetables need a little bit to cut pieces were approximately the same size) and kneading (next to the walls of the vessel remained unmixed ingredients for the dough).
I really like the attachment for whipping eggs: proteins per minute whipped in a lush foam not settling! Such a result I couldn't get for 5 minutes of continuous whisking at high speed mixers Tefal HT-300188 and Philips HR 1560.
Happy and care about the safety of the device. For example, the processor will not turn on if click is not installed and secured, first, of the bowl and, second, cover.
I keep the processor in a native box, but there is a possibility of compact storage: all nozzles in one side is also nice.
Spoon of tar in barrel of honey there is always very noisy!