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.
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.