Please tell me I’m not the only one who was intimidated by a food processor? The assembly always seemed very complicated and looking at that sharp blade made me feel I was one step away from the emergency room. I am happy to report I have overcome my fear of this kitchen appliance and now use it quite often. It really isn’t that hard to assemble and I haven’t had to call 911 while using it, either. The food processor is especially useful to shred cheese. Pre-packaged shredded cheese often contains a gluten-containing starch, so shredding your own is safer and usually cheaper, too.