Best Food Processor

A food processor, a small food processor, also known as an electric food chopper is a machine that saves you lots of time doing repetitive things like chopping, slicing, grinding, pureeing, mixing, and others so you spend less time preparing but more time enjoying meals.

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Best Full Size Food Processors Reviewed

Editor’s Choice

Hamilton Beach 70730

Comparison of Best Full Size Food Processors

Bowl size (cups)

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY: 14

Hamilton Beach 70730: 10

Braun FP3020: 12

Breville BFP800BSXL: 16 and 2.5

KitchenAid KFP0722CU: 7

Capabilities

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY: Chopping, emulsifying, kneading, mixing, pureeing, shredding, and slicing

Hamilton Beach 70730: Chopping, mixing, shredding, and slicing

Braun FP3020: Juicer, chopping, kneading, shredding, slicing, whisking, and even making juice

Breville BFP800BSXL: Chopping, dicing, kneading, mixing, and shredding

KitchenAid KFP0722CU: Chopping, pureeing, shredding, and slicing

Feed chutes

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY: Large feed tube with two large and small food pushers

Hamilton Beach 70730: Large feed chute

Breville BFP800BSXL: 5.5" extra-wide chute, wide feed chute, and a mini feed chute with food pushers

KitchenAid KFP0722CU: Feed chute with large and narrow openings along with food pushers

Attachments

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY: 4 mm slicing disc, medium shredding disc, chopping/mixing blade

Hamilton Beach 70730: Bowl side scraper, reversible slicing and shredding disc, chopping/mixing blade

Braun FP3020: Grafting, coarse shredding , fine shredding, fine slicing. whipping attachment, kneading hook, blade, chopper attachment, and citrus press juicer

Breville BFP800BSXL: Variable slicing disc, Julienne disc, French fry disc, whisking disc, reversible shredding disc, cutting blade, dough blade, and mini blade

KitchenAid KFP0722CU: Shredding disc, multi-purpose blade

Unique features

Hamilton Beach 70730: Scrapes the sides of bowl

Braun FP3020: 15 speed settings

Breville BFP800BSXL: Counts time up or down

KitchenAid KFP0722CU: Adjustable slicing thickness

Watts

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY: 720

Hamilton Beach 70730: 450

Braun FP3020: 600

Breville BFP800BSXL: 1,200

Warranty

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY: 3-years

Hamilton Beach 70730: 1-year manufacturer's warranty

Braun FP3020: 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

Breville BFP800BSXL: 1-year (manufacturer's warranty)

KitchenAid KFP0722CU: 1-year limited warranty

A/A++ feedback

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY: 93%

Hamilton Beach 70730: 92%

Braun FP3020: 91%

Breville BFP800BSXL: 93%

KitchenAid KFP0722CU: 89%

1-5 Rating

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY: 4.9

Hamilton Beach 70730: 5.0

Braun FP3020: 4.7

Breville BFP800BSXL: 4.8

KitchenAid KFP0722CU: 4.6

1. Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY 14-Cup Food Processor

Best food processors

For more details, see the in depth review of the Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY.

PROS

First, the Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY food processor has two switches: one for low speed and the other for pulse for turning off.

Second, the processor comes with a slicing and a shredding disc.

Third, it comes with a stainless steel “S” shaped blade for chopping and mixing.

Fourth, this processor comes with a large feed chute for feeding large chunks of food.

Also, the Cuisinart processor has dishwasher safe parts.

CONS

However, this Cuisinart processor requires use of the spatula to scrape ingredients from the sides.

2. Hamilton Beach 70730

Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor - Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper

For more details, see the in depth review of the Hamilton Beach 70730 vegetable chopper.

PROS

First, the Hamilton Beach 70730 food processor comes with a bowl having a 10 cups capacity for dry ingredients.

Second, this processor has a knob for selecting a low speed, a high speed, or pulse.

Third, the processor comes with a reversible shredding and slicing disc.

Fourth, this electric food chopper comes with a stainless steel “S” shaped blade for chopping and mixing.

Next, this processor comes with a feed chute for feeding large chunks of food.

Also, it comes with a food scraper that scrapes the sides of the bowl, even while its processing food.

In addition, the bowl, blade, reversible disc, and lid are dishwasher safe.

3. Braun FP3020

Braun FP3020 12 Cup Food Processor

For more details, see the in depth review of the Braun FP3020.

PROS

First, the BRAUN FP3020 comes with a bowl having a 12 cups capacity for dry ingredients and a 9 cups capacity for liquids or wet ingredients.

Second, this processor has a dial for selecting one of 15 speeds, and a dial for selecting start, stop, and pulse.

Third, the processor comes with ten attachments.

Also, every part, except the base with the motor, is dishwasher safe.

4. Breville BFP800BSXL

Breville Sous Chef Food Processor

For more details, see the in depth review of the Breville BFP800BSXL

PROS

First, the versatile Breville BFP800BSXL food processor comes with a 16-cup bowl for making large portions and a 2.5-cup bowl for making small portions.

Second, it comes with 3 feed chutes that reduce the need to pre-cut fruits and vegetables. The 5.5-inch extra-wide chute for cutting longer slices. The wide chute for vegetables of all shapes and sizes. And, a mini chute for long vegetables like carrots.

Third, this processor has a start/pause button and a pulse button.

Fourth, the ultra-tight seal has a locking system that uses a leak-resistant ring which lets you fill the bowl to capacity without leaking.

Next, the processor comes with 5 multi-function discs, and 3 blades.

Also, the bowls, feed chutes, discs, and blades are dishwasher safe or can be simply rinsed in the kitchen sink.

Furthermore, it has non-skid rubber fit so the processors does not slide during use.

CONS

However, this processor requires use of the spatula to scrape ingredients from the sides.

5. KitchenAid KFP0722CU

KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor

For more details, see the in depth review of the KitchenAid KFP0722CU.

PROS

First, the seven-cup capacity means this food processor can be used for big portions.

Second, feed tubes let you push ingredients into the bowl during processing.

Third, the low and high speeds along with pulses let you process soft and hard ingredients.

Fourth, the KitchenAid KFP0722CU lets you adjust slice thickness.

Next, the ultra-tight seal has a locking system that uses a leak-resistant ring which lets you fill the bowl to capacity without leaking.

Also, the bowl, the feed tubes, and blades are dishwasher safe.

Best Mini Food Processors Reviewed

Editor’s Choice

Ninja NJ110GR

Comparison of Best Mini Food Processors

Bowl size (cups)

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: 3

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: 5

Hamilton Beach 72850: 3

Ninja NJ110GR: 2

Capabilities

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: Blending, chopping, dicing, emulsifying, grinding, mixing, pureeing

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: Chopping, mixing, pureeing, stirring, whipping, whisking

Hamilton Beach 72850: Chopping, dicing, emulsifying, mincing, mixing, pureeing

Ninja NJ110GR: Blending, chopping, dicing, grinding, mincing, pureeing

Adding Ingredients while processing

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: Opening in cover

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: Drizzle basin

Hamilton Beach 72850: Oil dispenser

Ninja NJ110GR: Not available

Blade location

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: Blade not as close to bottom as it could. Need to push ingredients down to get processed.

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: Blade almost near bottom. Still requires you to push contents below to get processed.

Hamilton Beach 72850: Two blades for chopping and mixing. One close to the bottom, the other further away from the bottom.

Ninja NJ110GR: One blade near the base and one near the middle of the bowl.

Unique features

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: Reversible blade with sharp edge on one side helps chopping, blending, pureeing. Blunt on the other side helps grinding

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: Blade rotates at two speeds to help chop food.

Watts

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: 250

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: 240

Hamilton Beach 72850: 350

Ninja NJ110GR: 200

Warranty

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: 18-months limited

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: Manufacturers warranty

Hamilton Beach 72850: 1-year limited warranty

Ninja NJ110GR: 1-year limited warranty

A/A++ feedback

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: 90%

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: 90% 

Hamilton Beach 72850: 90%

Ninja NJ110GR: 94%

1-5 Rating

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC: 4.9

KitchenAid KFC0516BM: 4.7

Hamilton Beach 72850: 4.8

Ninja NJ110GR: 5.0

6. Cuisinart DLC-2ABC

Cuisinart Mini Food Processor - Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor

For more details, see the in depth review of the Cuisinart DLC-2ABC.

PROS

First, this food processor has a three-cup capacity.

Second, the reversible stainless-steel blade has a sharp edge on one side and a blunt edge on the other. While the sharp edge is great for delicate chopping, the blunt edge is great for powerful cutting or grinding. Moreover, the auto reversing blade makes it easier to process both soft and hard food.

Third, an opening in the cover lets you add liquid ingredients while the food is being processed.

Fourth, this compact food processor takes only a small amount of kitchen counter space and can fit in a kitchen cabinet.

Also, this mini processor does not slide when being used.

In addition, it is fairly quiet.

Furthermore, the bowl, lid, and spatula are dishwasher safe.

CONS

However, ingredients need to be pushed by hand into the bowl.

7. KitchenAid KFC0516BM

KitchenAid Food Chopper

For more details, see the in depth review of the KitchenAid KFC0516BM.

PROS

First, the five cups capacity food chopper is perfect for a small household.

Second, the stainless-steel multi-purpose blade of this electric food chopper rotates near the bottom of the bowl, thereby ensuring food at the bottom gets chopped.

Also, the blade rotates at two speeds which helps chop food contents with wide densities. In addition, the blade can be pulsed to help with the chopping.

Next, the drizzle basin lets you add liquid ingredients while the food is being processed.

Furthermore, this electric food chopper can be used for chopping, mixing, whisking, whipping, stirring, and pureeing.

Meanwhile, the KitchenAid chopper takes only a small amount of kitchen counter space.

Also, the bowl, blade, and accessories are dishwasher safe.

CONS

However, the one blade at the bottom requires you to regularly push contents from the top to the bottom for everything in the chopper to get processed.

8. Hamilton Beach 72850

Hamilton Beach Mini Food Processor - Hamilton Beach Mini 3-Cup Food Processor - Hamilton Beach Vegetable Chopper

For more details, see the in depth review of the Hamilton Beach 72850.

PROS

First, the three cups capacity means this food processor is for a medium sized household.

Second, the blades rotate near the bowl’s bottom, ensuring that contents at the bottom get processed.

Third, it has an oil dispenser that lets you add liquids while the bowl is processing food.

Next, this mini processor takes only a small amount of kitchen counter space.

Also, this electric food chopper can be used for chopping, mincing, dicing, mixing, emulsifying, and pureeing.

In addition, the bowl, storage lid, and blades are dishwasher safe.

CONS

Meanwhile, this mini processor may sound too loud for some.

9. Ninja NJ110GR

Ninja Food Chopper Express Chop

For more details, see the in depth review of the Ninja NJ110GR.

PROS

First, the two cups capacity food chopper is perfect for a small household.

Second, one set of blades rotate near the bowl’s bottom and one set midway to the top, ensuring that all the contents in the bowl get processed.

Third, this compact food processor takes only a small amount of kitchen counter space and can fit in a kitchen cabinet.

Also, this food chopper’s storage lid helps keep food fresh, and act like a splash guard.

Furthermore, the no-slip bowl does not slide when in use.

Next, the Ninja processor can be used for chopping, mincing, dicing, grinding, blending, and pureeing.

Also, the bowl, storage lid, and blades are dishwasher safe.

CONS

First, all the ingredients need to be added before the processing starts. Indeed, it is not possible to seamlessly add ingredients during the processing stage.

Also, ingredients need to be pushed by hand into the bowl.

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