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Cuisinart food processor

Why she loves it: Longo, who forced her husband to buy her a KitchenAid mixer for Valentine's Day one year, picked the food processor as her countertop love. "It is an appliance you can use for a multitude of things." What to prepare with it: "You can chop, puree, make sauces and grind meat. Immersion blenders are also great. Either would make a great Valentine's Day gift for a foodie — both are long-lasting and will get used on a regular basis."Monica Lopossay, BALTIMORE SUN