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Last updated: 08 June 2022
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A great food processor does the heavy lifting in the kitchen, but how do you know if you're buying a good one? We shred, chop, emulsify and knead our way through models from Breville, Kenwood, KitchenAid, Magimix, Sunbeam and more to find the top performers on the market.

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

  • which ones perform best over a range of tasks including shredding cheese, slicing carrots, emulsifying mayonnaise, kneading dough and more
  • which food processors are easiest to use
  • how well the latest blender and spiraliser attachments perform
  • which food processors are the noisiest
  • which ones have storage for extra attachments
  • the pros and cons of each food processor we review.

For a more compact food processor, check out our mini food processor reviews.

 
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So how do we test and review food processors?

Performance

Larger, full-size food processors are capable of many more tasks than compact mini food processors (also known as 'food choppers'). Our experts 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
  • blending potato and leek soup (for models that come with a blender attachment).

Ease of use

Our expert testers 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. They also consider the stability of the unit when it's 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
    • Price
    • 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 blade
    • Coarse shredding blade
    • Wattage (W)
    • Weight (kg)
    • Capacity (mL)
    • Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)

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