✅ TOP 5: Best Food Processor 2019


One of the unsung heroes of this electronic
kitchen revolution is the humble food processor. While not as common as electric ranges and
microwaves, a food processor is one of those appliances that will leave you wondering how
you ever lived without one. If you regularly cook for multiple people,
like to concoct your own sauces and dressings, or need to make healthy homemade baby food
for a little one, then this often-overlooked tool can greatly simplify your meal prep. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best food processors on the market, we have included links in the description for
each product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which is in your budget range. Starting off with the best overall food processor
we have the Cuisinart food processor. If you’re making food for multiple people
and you want the best jack-of-all-trades food processor for the money, then you probably
won’t have to read on past our first pick: The Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY food processor is
the one. Its simple and rugged motor housing, great
build quality, easy-to-use design, and versatile functionality offer almost everything you
need to prepare large meals. This food processor has a large 14-cup working
bowl that secures well, with reviewers reporting little to no lid leakage even with wet and
powdery ingredients. The extra-wide feed chute is a nice time-saving
touch that allows you to easily insert larger ingredients like whole potatoes. Operation is simple and intuitive: Two large
paddles are pressed to turn the machine on and off. The “off” paddle doubles as the processor’s
“pulse” function for quick jobs where you don’t want the blades spinning constantly. The processor comes with a slicing disc, shredding
disc, and chopping blade, which can be used for a variety of functions, including mincing
and slicing fruits and veggies, grating cheese, whipping up sauces and purees, and making
pie crust. The Cuisinart’s stainless steel blades and
strong motor make short work of most ingredients without binding up or getting too hot. Being a large food processor, the Cuisinart
is rather chunky at around 16 pounds, so be prepared to reserve some counter space. On the other hand, this heft is owed to the
food processor’s sturdy and well-insulated housing, so its powerful motor doesn’t get
too noisy and the unit won’t shake or rattle around on your counter when doing its thing. The 720-watt motor is also on the higher end
of the spectrum when it comes to food processors, allowing the blades to punch through tougher
tasks like mixing bread dough — although the dough mixer attachment must be purchased
separately, adding to the cost of what is already a fairly expensive unit. Nonetheless, the Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY is well-priced
given its size, power, and great features. Up next we have the best budget food processor
which goes to the Hamilton Beach’s 10-cup food processor. Maybe the price of the Cuisinart causes sticker
shock, you just want a solid no-frills food processor to handle basic tasks, or you want
to make sure that you actually need something like this in your kitchen and want to start
off with a cheap one. You’re in luck: You don’t have to empty your
wallet for a good food processor, and this 10-cup unit from Hamilton Beach proves it. The Hamilton Beach food processor features
a pretty standard design. It comes with a stainless steel disc that’s
reversible for shredding and slicing, plus a steel S-disc for chopping everything from
nuts to vegetables. The 450-watt motor is powerful enough for
most jobs —although not for things like mixing dough — and features two speeds plus
a pulse function. The food processor is lightweight, so the
motor does get noisy, but the trade-off is that it’s not too large and heavy to move
or store between uses. Suction cups on the base also keep it from
“walking” around. One notable and incredibly convenient feature
on the Hamilton Beach food processor is its handy built-in scraper, which most other designs
lack. Instead of having to scrape the insides of
the working bowl with a spatula, this food processor has a scraper that’s integrated
into the lid. Simply turn the lever on top to remove ingredients
that are stuck to the sides of the bowl, either while you’re mixing — even when the blades
are spinning — or after you’re finished and ready to dump the processed contents. The 10-cup working bowl is more than large
enough for serving small- and mid-sized groups. The feed chute is not as wide as those on
other units like the Cuisinart and Breville Sous Chef, however, so you may have to do
some quick pre-chopping before adding larger items. The bowl and blades are also dishwasher-safe
for easy cleanup after use. Best of all, the Hamilton Beach 10-cup food
processor rings in at less than $40, so it’ll quickly pay for itself in the time you’ll
save in the kitchen. Next up we have the best hybrid food processor
and blender which goes to the Ninja Master Prep Professional. You can tell just by looking at it that the
Ninja Master Prep is not your standard food processor. There’s no traditional base or control buttons,
there are three different working bowls, and the motor housing goes on top. Yet this unique design is exactly what makes
the Master Prep one of our favorites. It’s that it effectively doubles as both a
food processor and a blender. We recommend the Professional model, which
contains the complete Ninja Master Prep system. Along with the 450-watt Power Pod, the package
includes three working “bowls” — a large 48-ounce pitcher, a 40-ounce bowl, and a small
16-ounce jar. You also get two attachments, one six-blade
assembly with three “stacked” S-blades for use in the large pitcher, and a smaller stacked
four-blade assembly for the 40- and 16-ounce bowls. Two lids, one for the larger containers and
one for the small jar, are nice for preparing things ahead of time and for whipping up creations
in larger batches that you can toss into the fridge for later. The tall pitcher is perfect for making shakes
and smoothies, while the 40-ounce bowl is better for more traditional food processing
tasks. The 16-ounce jar is ideal for mixing up smaller
things like sauces, baby food, and single-serve items. The unique design of the Master Prep comes
with some disadvantages, one relatively minor, and one that could be a deal-breaker depending
on your needs. The top-motor design requires that you remove
the Power Pod from the working container in order to add new ingredients, so there’s no
lid to pop open. The second, bigger drawback is that the stacked
S-blades are designed to chop and blend. There’s no slicing or shredding disc for things
like cheese. Any ingredients you add are going to get pulverized,
but on the bright side, it easily crushes ice. The Ninja hybrid design is fine for making
purees, sauces, dips, baby food, smoothies, and so on, but if you need slicing and shredding
functionality, then a traditional processor like our other picks might be better. But what the Ninja Master Prep Pro sacrifices
in processing utility it more than makes up for in its versatility and blending capability. If you need a hybrid food processor that can
chop food as well as it can make smoothies, then this one is a great option. Next we have the best mini food processor
which goes to the KitchenAid 3.5-cup food processor. You’re obviously not going to be preparing
large meals with it, but a miniature food processor still deserves a place in your kitchen. A smaller unit is ideal for homes where counter
space is limited and times when you’re only making food for one or two people. It also serves particularly well as a dedicated
machine for making sauces, purees, and baby foods. If your food processing needs are relatively
small or you just need something to whip up dressings and the like, then this unit from
KitchenAid is just the ticket. There are a number of popular mini food processors
out there, and KitchenAid’s is just as good as any other for making meals for yourself
and another person, but where this one really shines is in the little design details. First among these is the way it operates:
The 3.5-cup working bowl features an over-sized handle for easy gripping, but instead of on/off/pulse
switches on the motor housing, the handle itself has a button that you operate with
your thumb. Choose the setting you want by flipping the
switch on the base — it’s got two speeds, one for chopping and one for pureeing, plus
a pulse function — and depress the button to get the S-blades spinning. The blade mechanism is also somewhat unique. The S-blade attachment locks into the bottom
of the bowl itself rather than directly into the motor housing, allowing you to remove
the entire working bowl, blade and all, and pour your mix right away. There’s no reaching into the bowl to remove
a messy attachment until you’re ready to clean up, which is easy enough considering both
the bowl and blades are dishwasher-safe. The lid of the KitchenAid food processor features
a neat drip basin, too, making it a great workhorse for making sauces and dressings
via the emulsion process, which requires you to slowly add ingredients such as oils to
your mixture as you blend. At around $35 and available in a wide array
of colors instead of just the usual white/black/silver, it’s an inexpensive, unobtrusive, and surprisingly
feature-rich addition to your cooking station. Now for our last pick but by no means the
least we have the best high-end food processor which goes to the Breville Sous Chef. Experienced home cooks are likely already
acquainted with Breville, a well-known maker of many award-winning kitchen appliances. And if there is a “Ferrari” of food processors,
Breville’s Sous Chef might be it — although a better comparison might be to a high-end
pickup truck, as this powerhouse of a machine has plenty of power plus a number of specialized
attachments to easily handle virtually anything you need it to do. You can probably tell just by looking at it
that the Sous Chef is a big machine and heavy at 26 pounds. That’s thanks to its generous 16-ounce working
bowl and unrivaled 1,200-watt motor. It can do small jobs, too, however, with the
included 2.5-ounce mini bowl. The large bowl has an extra-wide feed chute
for adding whole ingredients like tomatoes, but you can swap this out for a narrow chute
for inserting longer food items such as carrots more easily. Breville has included eight attachments with
the Sous Chef as well: Along with three different S-blades, large and small steel blades and
one plastic hook for kneading dough, you get five specialized slicing and shredding discs. These include a Julienne disc for fine slicing,
a whisking disc, a French fry cutter, and an adjustable disc that can create slices
ranging in thickness from 0.3 to 8mm. Another nice design feature of the Sous Chef’s
bowls is that they are totally sealed. This is in contrast to other processors, which
often have an opening at the bottom of the working bowl to interface with the motor — a
potential leakage point through which liquids can seep. Some additional conveniences include an LCD
screen with a built-in timer that can count up or down and a caddy for storing all of
the attachments when the Sous Chef is not in use. Breville thought of just about everything
when designing this powerhouse, but if there’s one drawback to the Sous Chef, it’s that the
motor gets hot when in use for awhile. This heat could become a problem when kneading
yeast-based dough, so be sure to slow down and take your time when doing so. The other consideration is the cost. This is a high-end unit with a price tag to
match, but if you’re a serious home chef who wants to “buy the best and only cry once,”
then the Sous Chef is the one. So that sums up the top food processors on
the market. We hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave a like on the video
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