Best Food Processors of 2018

With Reviews for Cuisinart, Breville, KitchenAid and More…

If you don’t have the time to get through a whole site full of information, this is where you start. Don’t waste a minute trying to figure out what’s next, just pick your favorite processor and open up a delicious new world of options. You may not even realize how much you’re capable of in the kitchen until you get your trusty new friend.

  • Cuisinart Mini Prep

    Best Mini Processor for Making Baby Food

    It’s small. It’s mighty. It can take care of a lot of food in a small amount of space, and it will save you the trouble of having to lug around a big processor unless you really need it. And it comes in pretty colors. Bonus!
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  • Breville BSB530XL

    Best Rated Small 6-Cup Food Processor

    This one is more than a food processor, much more. The Breville BSB530XL is great at processing food, but you can also blend and mix without having to get another machine. That’s great and so useful!
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  • Cuisinart DLC-10S

    Best 7-Cup Processor Under (or Around) $100

    The Cuisinart DLC-10S may not be able to replace your blender, but it’s powerful enough to replace your mixer for kneading and making bread. With that much power, slicing and chopping can only be a piece of cake.
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  • Hamilton Beach 70740

    Best Inexpensive 8-Cup Food Processor

    I could have listed the Hamilton Beach 70740 as best processor under $50, but that wouldn’t do it justice. It’s so cheap it’s in a league of its own, and you actually get a lot for your money.
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  • Ninja Mega Kitchen System

    Best Multi-Purpose Blender Processor Combo

    Seriously, you get everything here. There is so much going for this Ninja, it’s almost unbelievable. It’s a processor, it’s a blender, it has blender cups, it really does an amazing amount of work for you in a short amount of time.
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  • Hamilton Beach 70730

    Best 10-Cup Food Processor for the Money

    The 70730 is another model from Hamilton Beach that does a really good job for a very small price. It’s bigger and comes with more options than the 70740, but still competes in the affordable under $50 category.
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  • Cuisinart DLC2011 CHB

    Best Cuisinart 11 Cup Overall

    Sturdy and reliable are the modus operandi for this machine, and it does a whole lot of exactly what you want it to do. It skips the bells and whistles, but most people don’t need them.
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  • Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef

    Best Semi-Professional Machine, 16 + 2.5 Cup

    This beast can do a whole lot of damage if you want it to. It also has a second, smaller bowl if the 16-cup bowl is too big for what you need. That makes a major impact on what you’re after, and the flexibility is incredible on such a big machine.
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To the busy and wonderful world of food processor madness

Hello there! My name is Virginia, and I welcome you to this compilation of kitchen appliance madness. You may not entirely understand what’s going on here, so let me explain. I was on the hunt for the perfect food processor, and I had a whole bunch of notes about the pros and cons of different machines. Basically, my life was a mess of scraps of paper and I couldn’t remember where my lists started and what belonged where.

From there, I started a spreadsheet (because I love spreadsheets) to organize everything, but there wasn’t enough room for my thoughts or hilarious commentary. That’s when I realized it was time to put it all together on a website which could not only be useful to me, but also to everyone who was on the same hunt I was.

And voila! The site was born. I had a little help, thanks to my background in web design and a husband who was willing to feed the children while I obsessed over every detail. The kids appreciated being fed.

Anyway, you can now benefit from my time in front of the computer screen and make a decision much faster and easier. That’s the idea, anyway. If you’re not sure where to start, keep reading! I’ll show you the way.

Buying Guide

If you’re a food processor novice, you may not be sure of the best place to start. That’s what the information below is for. It breaks down all the important details that could be included, and can help you decide what you do and don’t need. Even if you know a good bit about food processors, you can still learn something about price, speed, motor, whatever. It’s all listed here and it’s all helpful.

Power, Versatility and Safety Options

If you’re not sure why certain things are important to have on a processor, this is where you want to be. We’ll go through everything important as well as the things you might not need, even if a manufacturer insists you do.

The Different Blades

There are all sorts of blades and discs available for food processors. Some of them will come in the box, while others have to be purchased after the fact. Click here and figure out which ones you actually need and which ones really won’t suit your food processing pursuits at all.

Attachments and Accessories

Some food processors have additional options for things like juicers, blenders, whisks, mixers and more. You can find out about them by stopping in here and figuring out if they make what you want.

Difference Between a Processor and a Chopper

When you’re getting ready to buy, you may have trouble figuring out the difference between a food processor and a food chopper. I made this page specifically to explain the differences between the two so you can decide how big or expensive a machine you really need.

Food Processor vs. Blenders

Kitchen novices may think a blender and a food processor are the same thing. They really are not, even though they seem similar. You’ll find the differences explained on this page.

The Brands We Reviewed

Trusted Corporations With Good Reputation

Black and Decker
Hamilton Beach

Top Rated Reviews, Listed by Size

Browse your Options and Pick the Best

I looked through a ton of different machines, and a lot of them offered plenty of bells and whistles while some others fell flat. I will not hesitate mentioning that. Below, I filtered the really bad ones out of the table, so these are nothing but the very best food processors you can find. They are listed in different sizes, so if you’re looking for something specific the reviews below will help you find it.

Related Food Processing Information

Yummie Tips for Making the Best Dishes

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Food Processor Recipes

These five recipies are awesome basics for your new kitchen assistant.

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Getting Your Machine Clean

Cleaning your food processor doesn’t have to be a difficult process at all.

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Making All The Baby Foods

If you have a little one, making baby food isn’t nearly as difficult as it sounds.

Did You Process All That?

A Few Last Words…

I hope I’m able to answer some of the many questions running through your mind. There are a lot of options, and that’s why this whole thing started. By joining me in my extensive search, I hope you can find the processor of your dreams so you can make all the food you love so much.

Keep cooking!