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The 6 Best Food Processors of 2017 |

The 6 Best Food Processors of 2017

Food Processor Buyer’s Guide

If you have never used one of these machines before and you don’t know where to start then here is a quick guide to get you going in the right direction. Finding the perfect food processor for your kitchen will depend on several factors. Here are some of the key aspects of these small appliances that you should focus on when shopping.


This is usually #1 on everyone’s checklist. We all have financial constraints so determining your budget beforehand is important. Quality food processors typically fall between $30 and $300. While that is a big range it should not be all that hard to find something that you will enjoy using that you can afford.

If you have a real tight budget you may have to sacrifice some features and get a smaller capacity machine.


With food processors, cup capacity is a big deal. Most of today’s machines can handle larger amounts of dry ingredients and smaller amounts of wet ingredients. This is something to pay attention to as you look at different models.

If you are cooking for 1 or 2 people then something in the small to medium capacity (7 to 10 cups) should suffice. For more people a larger capacity machine would be a better option.

Clean Up

This is another key area that will help determine if you are going to enjoy using your new food processor. While most have dishwasher safe parts, some bowls and lids are designed in varying ways that may make them harder to wash.

Having a machine that is a pain to clean will take away from your enjoyment. If something is a chore to use then you will be less likely to use it on a regular basis. This is often why we have cabinets full of small kitchen appliances that are dust collectors.


If you cook often or you cook for a lot of people then you are going to be best served with something that has a hefty motor under the hood. Unfortunately, these are going to be the more expensive options. If you need a workhorse then make sure to get a model with that extra power.

On the other hand, if you need something to use less often for simple slicing and dicing then you will be able to get away with something less expensive. Knowing how you anticipate using your food processor beforehand will save you a lot of headaches, and money, in the long run.

Blades Accessories

These will play a major role in the performance of your machine. Quality blades that are durable and easy to clean will go a long way in reducing your frustration in the kitchen.


If you wish to store your food processor under the counter and just get out when you need to use it then having a lighter machine is going to beneficial. If you have room on your kitchen counter and you plan to keep it there all the time then getting a heavier machine won’t be that big of a deal. Heavier food processors typically have the advantage of being more stable while operating.


These are just some of the factors that can help you decide on a certain model. The best food processor is one that you enjoy using and one that helps reduce your workload. Luckily, there are a number of high quality options in just about every price range. Lay down the knife and make your time in the kitchen more efficient by getting a food processor. Your finger tips are going to thank you.

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