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We test 19 food processors in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, Sunbeam, Magimix and more.
A great food processor does the heavy lifting in the kitchen, leaving you more time to concentrate on food wizardry. We have test results for 19 models priced from $130 to $999 to tell you:
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This refers to the brand name of the model, who the model is made by, or the brand that distributes it.
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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.
We measure noise when processing breadcrumbs.
This is the weight with the processing blade attached and no other attachments stored on board.
The particular model of the brand we've tested. Sometimes the model can be part of a series of models with quite similar specifications.
(A) When we first tested this model we found that Breville would void the warranty if you shred cheese in it. Breville has since updated its instructions and you can now shred cheese in it.
The overall score is made up of performance (60%) and ease of use (40%).
We assess how well the food processor slices carrots, chops breadcrumbs, shreds cheese, kneads shortcrust pastry and emulsifies mayonnaise.
Bowl's volume is based for solid foods (note that maximum capacity is less for liquids).
Some bowls have a large, medium and mini processing bowl, each bowl's capacity is shown here.
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