We review 16 food processors, priced from $100 to $799.
A food processor can slice, dice, chop, shred, grate, zest, mash, purée, mix, knead, grind and emulsify. And while it’s true all these things can be done with a chopping board and knife or a grater, hand whisk and so on, food processors are much quicker.
Most food processors on test have a large capacity, so bulk preparation is the key – process extra and freeze for later. Our What to buy list also includes compact options if bulk is not your priority.
For more information on Benchtop appliances, see Kitchen.
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Brands and models tested
- Breville BFP800
- Breville Icon Kitchen Wizz BFP650
- Breville The Kitchen Wizz BFP400
- Cuisinart FP-14DCA ELITE 14 Cup Food Processor
- Kambrook KFP100
- Kenwood Multipro Food Processor FP920
- Kenwood Food Processor FP190 #
- Kenwood Multipro Compact Food Processor FP250
- Magimix 4200XL red
- Philips Viva Collection Food Processor HR7762/90
- Russell Hobbs RHMP750 Multi Processor
- Sunbeam Café Series LC8900
- Sunbeam Multi Processor LC6250
- Sunbeam Oskar Mini LC3200
- Sunbeam Oskar Professional LC7600S
- Tefal Chef Pro Food Processor DO660 #
How we test
- Our home economist, Fiona Mair, assesses how well the food processors slice carrots and celery, chop breadcrumbs, shred cheese, knead shortcrust pastry and emulsify mayonnaise.
- She also looks at how easy it is to use the controls, read the labels, lock and release the bowls and attachments, store the unit with accessories and clean.
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