A food processor is an extremely useful appliance for your kitchen, some would say it’s an essential piece of kit. There are a lot of models on the market that vary a great deal in price. Some are as little as $30, whilst others can set you back upwards of $200.
If you are looking for a food processor I suggest you buy the best you can afford. Buying cheap is not always cost effective as the unit may need replacing in a very short space of time.
We’ve put together this list of 5 popular food processors currently on sale at Amazon.com – we hope you find the list useful in your decision making.
*The prices included in this article may have changed since it was first published.
1) Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor
At the time of writing this article the Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic is the best-selling food processor at Amazon.com.
It comes with a 7-cup work bowl and four attachments that perform everyday food processing tasks such as slicing, shredding, chopping, mixing, and kneading, and a large feed tube.
For those times when the large feed tube isn’t required there is a compact cover.
All of the accessories on the Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic are dishwasher-safe and the motor-base is wipe clean.
What people have said about the Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic in their reviews:
We received this food processor as a wedding gift in August 2007. It quickly went into everyday use, and made countless batches of pizza and bread dough, hummus, dips, sauces, etc.
I searched for 3 months for the ideal processor: price comparison, quality construction, features, power, included accessories, performance, noise. For the price, this processor is heads above the dozens of others I either physically examined or compared notes on.
*Price – $99.95
2) Black & Decker FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor
This Black & Decker FP1600B food processor has a work bowl that’s one cup larger than the Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic and a much lower price tag.
It has a powerful 450 watt motor and you can use it to slice, dice, chop, mince and grate just about anything. The continuous-flow feed tube is large enough to accommodate onions, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and other similar sized vegetables and ingredients.
All of the parts are dishwasher-safe and It comes with a stainless-steel chopping blade and a reversible slicing/shredding disc.
Reading through the reviews on Amazon it may be a tad loud for some people, even though it does an great job.
I am giving this product 5 stars because it works excellent for the price. But I do need to wear ear plugs if I am going to use it for more than a couple of seconds. If you are looking for something more quiet, this is not for you. However, if you are looking to save money and do a great job and can deal with the noise, then this is for you.
I really like my new food processor. THe last one I had was over 10 years old and it just died. Never thought I’d get another one that I liked as much but I was wrong. This is excellent.
*Price – $36.99
3) Cuisinart DLC-2009CHB Prep 9-Cup Food Processor
Another food processor, another increase in cup size. The model that’s third (at the time of writing) in the Amazon bestselling list is the 9-cup version of the Cuisinart DLC-2009CHB, but there is an 11-cup version available too.
This food processor comes with a stainless-steel slicing disc, shredding disc, chopping/mixing blade and a dough blade.
Like the Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic it also includes a spatula, recipe/instructions book and a DVD demonstrating how to use the machine.
The feed tube is large enough for whole vegetables and all parts are dishwasher-safe.
S. Albertini “Speedwell”:
The work bowl has a HUGE opening that greatly reduces pre-prep knife time. However, you are not stuck using the big opening all the time. The pusher has a smaller round “sub-pusher” in it that provides a smaller opening for holding long vegetables upright or for adding liquids while in motion.
I’m realy impressed with the functions of this food processor. I use all the accesories all the time and the one thing I really love is how quite the motor is.
*Price – $149.00
4) KitchenAid KFP750OB 700-Watt 12-Cup Food Processor
The biggest so far! The KitchenAid KFP750OB 12-Cup Food Processor has a 700-watt motor that makes short work of your prep time in the kitchen.
It comes with a seven-piece accessory set which includes a 4-cup mini bowl with a stainless-steel blade, a 2mm slicing disc, and a 4mm slicing disc, as well as a 4mm shredding disc, a dough blade, and a spatula. It also comes with a storage case to protect the accessories and keep them organized.
All of the bowls, blades, and discs are dishwasher-safe and the base of the machine wipes clean easily.
A more accurate rating for this food processor, in my opinion, would be 4 and a half stars. It is truly a great machine. Sadly, this is my third food processor in 4 years, as I had two horrible experiences with other brands, before I finally bit the bullet and spent the cash on this one. I wish I had done that in the first place!
I love this machine! This is the second KitchenAid food processor I’ve owned, the last one having been purchased about 15 years ago.It’s obvious that it’s been somewhat redesigned since then, but I’m happy with most of the changes, and the 3 best features-quiet operation,capacity, and sheer power-remain.I love that I can shred 2 blocks.
*Price – $150.99
5) Hamilton Beach 70610 500-Watt Food Processor
The Hamilton Beach 70610 Food Processor is the fifth on this list has a 500-watt processor that can be jacked-up to 525-watts when there is a large batch of food to process. It has a 10-cup food bowl and a reversible slicing/shredding disc and a stainless-steel chopping blade.
There is an oversized feed chute and the bowl, lid and blades are all dishwasher-safe.
This is an excellent food processor. It has two speeds, plus pulse control so it allows for better precision when chopping. Some processors turn everything to puree, but with this one you have better control over how finely things are chopped. The grater/slicer disk produces very uniform pieces and is really fast! While running it’s not too loud either. I highly recommend this processor, especially considering the reasonable price.
This is excellent with every processing task, and I compared it to both my KitchenAid and Braun models. The motor is very powerful, the design is simple, and all the parts are very easy to clean.
*Price – $39.88
That’s it for this list. I hope you find the information useful?