In your past experience, how much food you have to handle every day? Do you feel tired or boring about this?
Do you want a food processor to do this tedious work for you?
What is the reason you still don’t have a food processor at home?
Do you know how to choose the best home food processors?
With the food processor, you can shred, slice, and chop the food quickly.
Some shredding disc is suitable to shred the potato into French fries size. If you have a deep fryer or air fryer at home, you can always make fresh French fries for your family. Especially your kids, I believe they will love it so much.
The most important thing is homemade French fries have no additive and preservative. It is absolutely healthier than store-bought.
You may ask. If I always make pizza, can the food processor help me?
Absolutely, it can do a great job for you. The cheese can be easily shredded into a small piece in just a moment. You can prepare tomato slices quickly. Other ingredients can also be sliced in a breeze.
How about the dough? This is the hardest part of making a pizza. If you don’t want to buy dough in the supermarket, you can make it easier with a dough blade of the food processor.
If you want your food processor can do the above jobs for you, I suggest you read “How To Choose The Best Home Food Processor” to understand the different specifications first.
Out of the options below, my #1 choice is Oster Pro 1200 Blender with Glass Jar plus Smoothie Cup & Food Processor because it features Boroclass glass jar, smoothie to-go cup, food processing bowl, and preset button.
Table Of Content
- Breville BFP800BSXL Sous Chef Food Processor – [THE MOST EXPENSIVE]
- Oster Pro 1200 Blender with Glass Jar plus Smoothie Cup & Food Processor Attachment – [TOP PICK]
- Hamilton Beach 70725A 12-Cup Stack & Snap Food Processor and Vegetable Chopper – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- Hamilton Beach (70730) Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper with Bowl Scraper – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- Ninja Food Chopper Express Chop with 200-Watt 16-Ounce Bowl NJ110GR – [BUDGET PRODUCT]
- Cuisinart DFP-14BKSY Custom 14-Cup Food Processor
- Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel
- Hamilton Beach (72850) Food Processor Mini Chopper
- Proctor Silex 72706 Durable Mini Food Processor & Chopper
- Oster FPSTFP1355 2-Speed 10-Cup Food Processor
- BLACK+DECKER 1.5-Cup Electric Food Chopper HC150BW
- Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor
- KitchenAid KFC3516AQ 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor
- Cuisinart DLC-8SBCY Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor
- Hamilton Beach 70450 8-Cup Food Processor
- How To Choose The Best Home Food Processor
Best Home Food Processors
Breville BFP800BSXL Sous Chef Food Processor
It’s the heavier and the largest food processor in my post. This processor comes with many different accessories. Let me introduce you one by one.
First, I need to say. This processor has an LCD display. Do you see any processor that has an LCD display before?
The LCD display is used to show the count-up and count-down auto timer. In countdown mode, the processor will stop automatically when the time is up.
It has one 16-cup large bowl and one 2.5-cup small bowl. You may ask. How to use to small bowl? It’s very simple. Just put the small bowl into the large bowl. it has no special installation required.
2 bowls give you great flexibility to handle a different amount of food. The small bowl is the perfect size to make a small amount of ingredients. The large bowl is perfect for a large amount of food.
With the high torque 1200 watt powerful motor, you no need to consider can this processor can handle your food or not. It’s absolutely powerful enough to handle the toughest job easily in the large bowl.
It comes with 5 multi-function discs and 3 blades. Maybe you will ask. It has so many blades and discs. How can I store it? Don’t worry. It comes with a nice storage box. You can place everything neatly inside the box and put the whole box in your cabinet.
You can slice and shred the food to your desired result easily. Especially the slicing disc, you can adjust the thickness of your slices from 0.3mm up to 8.0mm.
I have never seen this feature in other processors. I wonder how the designer can think about this. It’s really convenient.
In the lid, there is an extra-large feed chute. You can even put a whole potato in one time without pre-cutting.
Here, remember one thing. The pusher need to made contact with the chute, otherwise, the processor will not start. It’s a safety design to prevent your finger from touching the disc.
Inside the large pusher, it has a small pusher. When you take out the small pusher, you can put the long thin food inside to chute. It’s a good design to prevent the food from tipping over during slicing.
Overall, I believe this processor can provide you with great convenience in a different way. It can handle the food perfectly. The result is out of my expectation.
The only drawback I can think of is this processor is too expensive.
Oster Pro 1200 Blender with Glass Jar plus Smoothie Cup & Food Processor Attachment
It comes with a 6-cup Boroclass glass jar, BPA-free 5-cup food processing bowl, and 24-ounce lidded smoothie to-go cup.
I personally like a glass jar. I always think glass is better than plastic no matter the plastic is BPA free or not.
When you use the 6-cup Boroclass glass jar, you can use to blend anything you want just like the other blenders. The food processing bowl lets you chop the food to smaller. The smoothie cup is used when you want to make the smoothie.
At the top of the control panels, there are 3 preset buttons, green/frozen smoothies, food chop/salsa, and the milkshake. All the preset buttons store the time and required speed so you just need to press the button, then the machine will do all the rest for you.
After the cycle finish, the machine will turn off automatically.
There are 3 speeds from a low, medium, and high in the middle. You can choose any speed you need.
Under the speed buttons, there is a pulse button. It is best to crush ice and chop food.
If you don’t like the preset button, you can also operate the machine by yourself. When you press the on a button, the blue indicator light will flash. It tells you the machine is ready to use.
There is no locking or unlocking. Just simple up-and-down when you put the jar into the base.
Overall, this machine is very simple to use no matter you use it as a blender or food processor. All the steps are straight forward.
Hamilton Beach 70725A 12-Cup Stack & Snap Food Processor and Vegetable Chopper
At the bottom of the base, there are 4 suction feet. It can prevent the food processor from moving around the table when it is working.
Except for the base, remember to wash all the parts before first use. All the parts are dishwasher safe.
After that, you have to reassemble the 12-cup bowl and the lid to the base. It’s very easy. In the assembling process, there is no twisting or locking.
Just stack the bowl to the base in the right place. Then put the blade inside. Finally, put the lid on the top and put it down the latch.
Remember, if you don’t put down the latch, the food processor will not work. Make sure you assemble all the parts correctly.
There are 4 buttons in front of the food processor. They are the on/off button, slice/shred button, puree/mix button, and pulse to chop button.
It comes with 2 stainless steel blades. They are S-blade and reversible slice/shred disc. It can use to chop, slice, shred, mix, and puree.
There is a big mouth feed chute in the lid. When you want to use, remember to put the big food pusher into the chute. Otherwise, you can not turn the food processor on.
It has a max line on the chute. Please always fill the food under the max line. If the food is too long above the max line, just cut it.
Hamilton Beach (70730) Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper with Bowl Scraper
There is only one dial control in front of the food processor. It has 2 speeds and pulse function. No other else.
At the bottom of the base, it has suction feet. It can prevent the food processor from moving around when you are working on it.
When you see the product name, did you ask yourself what is bowl scraper?
Actually, that is the most special feature of this food processor. It’s really useful and convenient for all of you.
If you use the food processor before, you probably experience some mixture that goes to the side of the bowl during the process. No matter how fast you run the machine. It’s still there.
The only way you can do is to stop the unit and remove the lid. Find a spatula to scrape the side of the bowl. Sometimes, you may need to repeat this cycle a few times.
It’s really annoying and definitely slows down your process. Everyone is still hungry and waiting for your food.
With the benefit of the included scraper attachment, you can move it around the side of the bowl during the whole process regardless the unit is on or off. Therefore, you no need to stop and remove the lid again and again.
It comes with reversible slicing /shredding stainless steel disc.
The large feed chute also provides great convenience for you. Some processors need to cut the food short before putting in the chute.
But, with this processor, you no need to cut the food short. You can put the whole cucumber or a whole block of cheese into the chute.
I like this design. It really saves time.
Ninja Food Chopper Express Chop with 200-Watt 16-Ounce Bowl NJ110GR
This is a Ninja food processor with 200-watt power. It measures 5.8 x 5.8 x 10.1 inches and weighs 10.64 pounds. It’s very compact and black in color. Obviously, it is designed to process a small amount of food.
As you can see in the images, it’s a very simple food processor. It only has 4 parts, the powerhead, a blade splash guard, a 16-ounce bowl, and the blade.
The bowl has measurement marked on the surface and it is BPA free. When you don’t use the bowl to process the food, the blade splash guard can use as a storage lid. You can use it to store other things.
It also comes with a non-slip bottom to prevent the bowl from moving around the table.
Use this food processor is very simple. You need to assemble all the parts. In the powerhead, there is a big pulse button. Just press it to spin. Release your hand to stop. When the food processor is running, make sure you hold the bowl by the other hand to make it more stable.
It’s perfect to chop garlic, onion, zest, spices, herbs, cheese, bacon crumbles, nut chopping, chocolate, dressings, sauces, and spreads.
I believe this is one of the simplest and cheapest food processors in the market. You will not able to find any difficulty to use this food processor.
Cuisinart DFP-14BKSY Custom 14-Cup Food Processor
It comes with a stainless-steel slicing disc, shredding disc, and a new chopping blade.
In this food processor, there are 2 buttons on the front bottom. The left one is on the button and the right one is the off/pulse button.
What is the difference?
When you press the on button, you can run it continuously until press the off button. How about the pulse button? The unit will run only when you press this button. When you release your hand, it will stop immediately.
As you can see, there is a wide mouth feed tube in the work bowl. It also has a pusher used to push the food from the tube to the bowl which is easy to use.
The lid has a safety lock. You can twist it to lock and unlock the lid. It’s safe when the unit is running. As you know, the blade is very sharp. If the lid cannot lock, your kids can open the lid easily and may get hurt. Safety is always important.
The work bowl also locks in the same way. It’s not easier to get looser when it is running.
If you want to make the food into the slice, you have to use the stainless-steel slicing disc. Before you can slice the food, you have to put the adapter to the disc first. Just push it down and lock. It’s very simple.
The slicing disc spins really fast inside the food processor. You can slice a lot of food in a short time. During the process, the slicing disc stays level so you can always get a consistent slice of the food.
If you want to shred the food, just do the step to change the disc and install the disc in the food processor.
Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel
It comes in 4 colors, brushed chrome and nickel, metallic red, pink, and white.
There are 2 buttons in front of the processor. They are chop button and grind button. What is the difference between that?
When you press the chop button, the blade will spin in one direction and use the soft size on soft food items such as vegetables and fruit.
When you press the grind button, the blade will spin in the reverse direction and use the blunt side on the hard item such as nuts.
Be careful, don’t mix up. Otherwise, you will not get the desired result.
The work bowl is very small. It’s only 3-cup. This processor mainly uses to do some little handy food pre-task or do a small batch of food. If you always need to handle a large amount of food, I think you should buy a bigger processor.
When you cover the bowl with the lid, please make sure the lid turns to the right place. Otherwise, the processor cannot work. It’s a kind of safety design.
If you see carefully, you will find 2 small holes in the top of the lid. Normally, people will miss this feature. Actually, it’s a useful and great design for you to add oil during the process.
Remove the bowl is also easy, just twist and turn it.
Hamilton Beach (72850) Food Processor Mini Chopper
When you look at the product image, I think you may be looking for something. What is that? Yes, you are looking for the buttons.
You are right. There is no button in this processor. The only way to use this processor is to simply press down on the lid to chop and release your hand to stop. It’s as easy as that. Everyone can do this without any difficulty.
Assemble the component is also easy. There is no difficult twisting or locking. You just simply stack the bowl on the base, put the blade inside, and place the lid on the top. That’s all.
The bowl is made of glass that can prevent any scratching, staining, and odor.
In the lid, there is one special feature. It has a built-in oil dispenser that allows you to add the liquid to the bowl during the process.
In the bottom, it has a built-in cord wrap. You can wrap the cord neatly under the processor.
The size is so small, I think you have to keep in mind where you store in the cabinet. Otherwise, I afraid you will hard to find the next time you want to use it.
Except for the base, all the parts are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Proctor Silex 72706 Durable Mini Food Processor & Chopper
It’s a simple mini food processor that has 4 parts only, s-blade, bowl, lid, and the base. Except for the base, all the other parts are dishwasher safe.
In front of the process, there is only one pulse button. When you press, the processor spins. When you release the button, it stops. No other button else even the on/off button.
The work bowl has 3 cup capacity only. It’s perfect to do some small pre-jobs. Also perfect for making salsa, pesto, or dressing.
When you need to chop a small amount of food like nuts or garlic, you can use an included “small batch chopping tool” to hold the food closer to the blades to produce better chopping results.
How to use the “small batch chopping tool”? It’s very simple. Just slide the tool to the S-blade properly.
There is the holder on the back of the bowl which is used to store the custom spatula. You can use it to remove the food on the side of the bowl easily. When you don’t use it, just simply put back on the bowl.
In the middle of the lid, there is an oil dispenser. It’s easy for you to add liquid or oil during the process to the food such as emulsifies a Caesar dressing or mix up a batch of pesto.
Oster FPSTFP1355 2-Speed 10-Cup Food Processor
There are 4 buttons on the front of the processor. They are slice/shred, mix/knead, chop/pulse, and off button.
It only has 2 speeds in this processor. The slice/shred button means slow speed. Mix/knead means high speed. When you need to stop the processor, you need to press the off button unless you use to chop/pulse button.
What is the chop/pulse button? The processor will spin when you press that button and stop when you release the button. If you use this button, you no need to press the off button at the end.
It provides convenience for you if you want to chop the food a more little bit.
It comes with a reversible slicing/shredding disc and a dough blade.
Do you know what the reversible slicing/shredding disc is? That means the disc has 2 sides. One side is used to slice the food. The other side is used to shred the food. Just reverse and use it. It’s very convenient.
The dough blade is used to make a dough. When you want to make pizza, bread, or cookie dough, it can do a tedious task for you.
The locking lid has 5 inches wide with a large mouth food chute and a food pusher. It’s big enough for you to put large fruit and vegetable without pre-cutting.
When you put the food in the chute, remember to use the food pusher to push the food to the slicing/shredding disc. Please don’t lazy and use your hand to do that. You will get hurt easily as the disc is very sharp and spin very fast.
BLACK+DECKER 1.5-Cup Electric Food Chopper HC150BW
It’s really small and looks cute. It just likes a toy. If you have kids, keep it away from the real toys.
Including the base, it only has 4 components, bowl, blade, and lid.
When you see the product image, you may discover one thing. There is no button in this processor. Just plugin and use it.
Actually, there is one pulse control at the top of the processor. The pulse control is a part of the lid. When you need to chop, just press down the control.
The lid also has several oil holes. You can add the liquid or oil to the food during the process.
The bowl has a 1.5 cup capacity. It’s big enough to make some handy food only. It’s not suitable to prepare a large amount of food.
All the removable parts are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
How to use the processor is very simple. Just put the bowl, blade, and lid in sequence. Then put the food you want to chop and press the pulse control. That’s all.
The main advantage of this processor is the ease of storage. It won’t use much space in your cabinet. As the side is too small, I afraid it will difficult to find it next time.
Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor
It looks sturdy and durable. There is only one single paddle control here to control on, off, and pulse. Up is on. The processor will keep spinning until you stop. Down is a pulse. When you press the paddle down, the processor works. When you release the paddle, the process stops.
It includes a reversible slicing/shredding disc and stainless steel chopping blade. The disc has 2 sides. One disc has 2 uses. If you want to use another side, just simply reverse the disc.
The lid comes with an extra-large feed tube. You can put the whole fruit or vegetable in the tube without pre-cutting with a large pusher.
It also has a small feed tube for you to insert smaller items for perfect slicing with a small pusher.
Yes, you are right. One large pusher and one small pusher are included.
One more interesting thing, the tube is expandable. You can put a whole potato or any longer food into the tube without pre-cutting.
I like this design. Without pre-cutting, it saves time and you can prepare the food more efficiently.
Actually, it has one more compact flat cover included. If you don’t need a feed tube, you can simply use the flat cover to chop the food.
The included spatula is used to remove the food on the side of the bowl.
All the removable part is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
KitchenAid KFC3516AQ 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor
KitchenAid offers 19 colors for you to choose from, aqua sky blue, boysenberry, cocoa silver, contour silver, empire red, green apple, guava glaze, hot sauce, ice, liquid graphite, majestic yellow, matte black, matte gray, onyx black, pink, tangerine, twilight blue, watermelon, and white.
If you want to make your kitchen more colorful, I believe this is the best choice in the market.
The work bowl has 3 cup capacity only. It is a mini food processor so that it doesn’t use it to handle a large amount the food.
There is no button in the processor. Only one small lever here uses to control the speed. This processor has 2-speed control and pulse operation.
The only pulse control is on the top of the handle. it is a part of the lid. When you need to chop, just press down and release to stop.
When you place the work bowl to the base, make sure the bowl is rotated counterclockwise until it locks perfectly. Otherwise, the processor will not work. It’s a kind of safety control.
As the bowl is very small, when you put the food inside, better cut the food into the 1-inch piece.
If you don’t place the lid properly, the processor will also not work. Just like how to attach the bowl. Place the lid on the bow and rotate counterclockwise until the lid and the bowl handle line up fully.
Otherwise, you cannot press the pulse control down to chop the food.
Don’t remember there is a little hole in the lid. You can add the liquid or oil through this hole while the processor is processing.
Cuisinart DLC-8SBCY Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor
In front of the processor, there are 2 paddle controls. The left one is on a button. When you press that, the processor will keep spinning until you press the off button.
The off button on the right is also the pulse button. You can use it to pulse intermittently. This button can give you great control during the chopping process. You can see the result every time just by pressing the button for 1 or 2 seconds.
It comes with 1 shredding disc and 2 slicing discs. Why 2 slicing discs? What is the difference?
The first one is a 2mm disc that is great for slicing anything as thin as you like. The other one is a 4mm disc that always calls a regular slice. Normally is used to slice vegetable or fruit.
There are 2 different lids offer for different use. The first one comes with a large feed tube. You can put a fruit or vegetable into the tube without pre-cutting. This tube is expandable if you need to process the long big food.
Before you expand the tube, make sure you unlock the tube first. Inside the large feed tube, it has a small feed tube which allows you to put some small food or add ingredient during processing.
When you no need to shred/slice anything, you can use an included flat cover to chop your food.
In the middle of the flat cover, it has a small removable feed tube. In the middle of the feed tube, there is a little hole for you to add the liquid or oil during processing.
Hamilton Beach 70450 8-Cup Food Processor
It has a rotary knob to control the processor to pulse, off, and on. When you rotate to on, the processor will keep spinning until you rotate to off.
How about if I rotate to pulse? It will spin when your hand keeps the knob in the pulse position, it will stop once you release your hand.
As you see on the product image, it’s a food chute there. You can put the food into the chute with the food pusher. But, it’s not big enough to put a whole potato or tomato so the food needs to do some pre-cutting.
The food pusher always comes with a measurement for pouring the liquid.
There are the min line and mix line in an 8-cup bowl. If you want to chop the food, make sure to keep the food between two lines. Otherwise, you may not get a good chop result.
It comes with one reversible slicing/shredding disc. If you are new to use the processor, you may confuse why one disc can do two results. Actually, it’s very simple. One side is used for shredding. When you need to slice the food, just reverse to the other side.
You can store the blade and the disc in the bowl it keeps storage simple, easy, and neatly.
How To Choose The Best Home Food Processor
If you just take a look, the food processor may be only different in size or brand.
Actually, is it like that simple?
If you go through below, you will find there are many different features and accessories than you expected.
Let’s talk about this.
Most of you may think the button is the most essential part of the appliance. But, actually not all the food processor has the button. At least, some will be difficult to see.
Very simple, the more button the more function of the food processor.
Normally, the most basic button is the pulse button. Others are the speeds button.
The details of the button will be talked in the individual food processor below.
Some food processors can only chop the food. Some can slice/shred the food. Ask carefully before making the decision. Otherwise, you may need to buy a new one.
How Many Disc And Blade
Normally, it only comes with one blade one disc. But, some models will come with more than one disc and more than one blade.
The extra blade will be a dough blade that is used to make the dough. If you like to make pizza or cookie, dough blade can help you so much.
It only appears in a high-end model which is used to show the timer and countdown. If you like the LCD display, you should pay more attention to Breville BFP800BSXL Sous Chef Food Processor.
It also only appears in the high-end model. When you set the countdown, the food processor will turn off automatically after the time is up.
If you like the timer, pay more attention to Breville BFP800BSXL Sous Chef Food Processor.
That means one side is used to slice the food. When you reverse the disc to another side, it can use to shred the food.
Most of the slice/shred disc is designed like that. Maybe the manufacturer wants to save costs.
How Many Bowl
Breville BFP800BSXL Sous Chef Food Processor comes with one large bowl and one small bowl.
When you only need to handle a small amount of food, you can use a small bowl. It provides great flexibility and convenience for you to prepare less food.
When you buy the food processor, the size of the bowl is one of the most important buying criteria. If you have a big family, you should buy one with a large bowl. Otherwise, just buy a small one.
If you always need to handle a large quantity of food or make the dough, I suggest you should buy the food processor with a powerful motor because it also comes with high torque. It can use to handle the toughest job in your kitchen.
Like Hamilton Beach (70730) Food Processor. It has included a scraper that can use inside the bowl while running.
It can use to remove the food on the side of the bowl. Otherwise, you have to stop the food processor, open the lid, and use the spatula to remove the food.
This design provides great convenience for this.
If the chute is expandable, you can put larger and more food every time. you no need to cut the food into small pieces.
It saves a lot of preparation work.
Some bowl is made of glass. Some bowl is made of BPA free plastic. If you care about the material of the bowl, pay more attention when you buy the food processor.
If the lid has an oil dispenser, you can add liquid or oil while processing the food.
Small Batch Chopping Tool
With this tool, it can hold the food closer to the blades to produce better chopping results.
Some model comes with 2 lids. One has a chute. The other one is a flat cover. If you no need to slice/shred the food, you should change the flat cover because it is easier to clean.
Big Feed Tube & Small Feed Tube
If the lid of your food processor has a chute, it should come with a large food pusher. Some models will have a small food pusher in the middle of a large food pusher. When you take away the small food pusher, you will find a small feed tube.
It’s useful when you need to slice/shred a small long thin food. With the small feed tube, it can provide a better result because it can prevent the food from tipping over during processing.
If your food processor comes with many accessories like Breville BFP800BSXL Sous Chef Food Processor, it will have a storage box for you to store the blade and the disc together.
Mark On The Bowl
If the bowl has a min line and max line, make sure the food is between those two lines to produce the best result.
Some model is very noisy. If the situation is possible, I suggest you test it before buying it.
After reading this post, if you are a busy mummy, I think you should start to think about how to use your time more efficiently. At least, in the kitchen.
Obviously, with the food processor, most of the handy tasks can be done quickly. The time to prepare the food will be shorter than before. Daddy can become an excellent kitchen assistant too.
At that time, busy mummy will have more time to play with their kids.
If you have a big family, I believe the food processor can help you so much. Try to imagine that, when you have, how efficient you will be?
I hope my post can help everyone to choose the best food processor and cook the best food for your family.
If you have any questions or opinion, please leave them below, I’d love to hear that.
Let’s discuss what the food processor can do for you together.