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Last updated: 31 May 2019

A great food processor does the heavy lifting in the kitchen. We shred, chop, emulsify and knead our way through models from Breville, KitchenAid, Sunbeam, Magimix.

  • Our food processor buying guide will help you decide which food processor you need, and how we test reveals our rigour.
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    We test large and compact models and our expert testers give every food processor a thorough workout to help find the models that:

    • perform the best over a range of tasks including shredding cheese, slicing carrots, emulsifying mayonnaise, kneading dough and more
    • are easiest to use.

    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.

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      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

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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. 

      enter value/s in increments of i between 55 and 77

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      • Slicing carrots score
      • Chopping breadcrumbs score
      • Shredding cheese score
      • Shortcrust pastry score
      • Emulsifying mayonnaise score
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      • Blender potato and leek soup
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      • Mini bowls
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      • Fine-grating / zesting blade
      • Fine shredding
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