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enter value/s in increments of 1 between 49 and 1199
We assess how well the food processor slices carrots, chops breadcrumbs, shreds cheese, kneads shortcrust pastry and emulsifies mayonnaise.
enter value/s in increments of i between 66 and 96
Ease of use score
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. We also consider the stability of the unit when in use.
enter value/s in increments of i between 55 and 77
It's best to check the manual for exact conditions, as dishwasher-safe food processor accessories can vary and may not include the bowl.
Double feed chute
This is a standard chute with a smaller chute insert that allows for smaller or thinner foods to be guided into the food processor for better control when slicing or shredding. Many also come with three chutes.
Fine-grating / zesting blade
Handy for zesting citrus or getting finely-grated result.
Stated wattage. More power doesn't always mean better performance.
enter value/s in increments of i between 240 and 2000
This is the weight with the processing blade attached and no other attachments stored on board.
enter value/s in increments of i between 2 and 9
Chopping breadcrumbs is part of the performance score. We're looking for even, finely-chopped breadcrumbs.
enter value/s in increments of i between 70 and 100
Emulsifying mayonnaise score
If capable, we see how well the food processors emulsify mayonnaise.
enter value/s in increments of i between 0 and 100
Shredding cheese score
Shredding cheese is part of the performance score. We're looking for even and thin strips.
enter value/s in increments of i between 0 and 90
Slicing carrots score
Slicing carrots is part of the performance score. We're looking for even thickness and uniform shape.
enter value/s in increments of i between 50 and 100
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Slicing carrots score
- Chopping breadcrumbs score
- Shredding cheese score
- Shortcrust pastry score
- Emulsifying mayonnaise score
- Blender potato and leek soup
- Noise (dB)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Number of blades
- Blade / attachment storage
- Dishwasher-safe accessories
- Cord storage
- Double feed chute
- Processing blade
- Dough blade
- Fine-slicing blade
- Mini bowls
- Coarse-slicing blade
- Fine-grating / zesting blade
- Fine shredding
- Coarse shredding
- Wattage (W)
- Weight (kg)
- Capacity (mL)
- Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)