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Response to Marianne Taylor
on December 10, 2012
It took me a while to figure out how to remove the third pusher, but I finally succeeded. I was afraid to break it, too, but don't worry, it won't break. You just have to be confident when you're doing it.
On the top of the pusher, there's a double-sided arrow, which indicates that you have to slide the top part either to the right or to the left - it doesn't matter which side. As you're sliding it, push down on it, and this tiny little piece of plastic that "locks" the two parts together should be released, making it easy for you to separate them. Try to do it a few more times - locking them back together, then releasing them - and it shouldn't be a problem anymore.
Hope this helps. Cheers!
As for the food processor itself, I haven't tried it yet, partly because IT IS SO HEAVY. At 14kg, it weighs more than my Artisan stand mixer (12kg). And there are so many different parts (3 bowls, 3 pushers, numerous disks and blades) that I felt overwhelmed. I'd like to leave it on my counter because it's so heavy and I don't want to have to carry it around too much, but it takes up too much space, so I don't really know what to do with it. Plus, I read in the instructions booklet that you can only put a certain amount of liquid in it (up to this line on the shaft of the bowl) - approximately 60ml. But that's nothing! What kind of 12-cup food processor (regular price = $400) doesn't hold more than 60ml of liquid? That's the whole reason I bought a food processor in the first place - I have to make large quantities of sauce. I'm still going to try to make some, but I feel so silly now... so I ordered a DeLonghi food processor/blender combo that weighs only 5kg and is more versatile.