A great food processor does the heavy lifting in the kitchen. We shred, chop, emulsify and knead our way through models from Magimix, Breville, Kenwood, Cuisinart and more.
We test large and compact models and our expert testers give every food processor a thorough workout to help find the models that:
We also check out the latest features such as blender and spiralizer attachments, tell you which are the noisiest, which have storage for all the extra attachments, and we lay out the pros and cons for each model. Our Recommended rating will help you see quickly which models come out on top.
List of brands we tested in this review.
This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price.
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We recommend food processors that score at least 80% overall.
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We assess how well the food processor slices carrots, chops breadcrumbs, shreds cheese, kneads shortcrust pastry and emulsifies mayonnaise.
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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.
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.
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This is the weight with the processing blade attached and no other attachments stored on board.
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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.
Chopping breadcrumbs is part of the performance score. We're looking for even, finely-chopped breadcrumbs.
Shredding cheese is part of the performance score. We're looking for even and thin strips.
Slicing carrots is part of the performance score. We're looking for even thickness and uniform shape.