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Last updated: 21 July 2020
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A great food processor does the heavy lifting in the kitchen. We shred, chop, emulsify and knead our way through models from Breville, Kenwood, KitchenAid, Magimix, Sunbeam and more.

Our expert testers give both large and medium food processors a thorough workout to show you:

  • Which perform the best over a range of tasks including shredding cheese, slicing carrots, emulsifying mayonnaise, kneading dough and more
  • Which food processors are easiest to use
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  • How well the latest blender and spiralizer attachments perform
  • Which are the noisiest
  • Which have storage for extra attachments
  • The pros and cons of each food processor we review
  • Recommended ratings for the models which came out on top
  • For a more compact food processor, see our mini food processor reviews.

    So how do we test & review food processors?

    Performance

    We test food processors of varying capacities. Larger, full-size food processors are capable of many more tasks than compact mini food processors (also known as 'food choppers'). Fiona and Chantelle test large food processors by:
  • slicing carrots using the coarse slicing blade
  • chopping breadcrumbs using the processor blade
  • shredding cheese using the coarse grating/shredding blade
  • kneading shortcrust pastry using the dough blade
  • emulsifying mayonnaise using the whisk attachment or processor blade.
  • For models that come with a blender attachment they blend potato and leek soup.

    Ease of use

    Fiona and Chantelle assess 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. She also considers the stability of the unit when in use.
  • Our food processor buying guide will help you decide which food processor you need. 

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      Performance score

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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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      • Overall score
      • Performance score
      • Ease of use score
      • Slicing carrots score
      • Chopping breadcrumbs score
      • Shredding cheese score
      • Shortcrust pastry score
      • Emulsifying mayonnaise score
      • Recommended
      • Blender potato and leek soup
      • Noise (dB)
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Brand
      • Availability
      • Model
      • Price
      • Type
      • 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)
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