Cooking can be both a tedious and enjoyable activity. On the one hand, cooking can produce delicious tasting food; however, the process of preparing a meal to be cooked can be a challenge. Luckily, purchasing a high-quality food processor can make cooking more enjoyable by slicing, chopping and dicing whole fruits and vegetables. A food processor will give you more time to spend enjoying the meal you make than slaving away in a kitchen. However, with so many different food processors available to purchase choosing the right model for your needs can be a challenge. Luckily, we’ve tried to make this endeavor a little bit easier by reviewing the best food processors available for purchase.
Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef
Cuisinart DLC-2009 Prep 9 Processor
Cuisinart DLC-2007N Prep 7
KitchenAid KFP750PK 700-Watt
Hamilton Beach 70579 Big Mouth Duo
|Weight:||26 lbs||14 lbs||12 lbs||9 lbs||10 lbs|
|Capacity:||16 cups & 2.5 cups||9 cups||7 cups||12 cups||5 cups|
|Motor Wattage:||1200 watts||600 watts||600 watts||700||525 watts|
|Warranty:||25 years on motor||10 years on motor||10 years on motor||1 year||1 year|
|Ease of use:||5/5||5/5||4/5||4/5||5/5|
Considering that the Hamilton Beach 70579 was the largest product tested and the least expensive reviewed at $66.27 we were expecting an excellent appliance. Unfortunately, cheap doesn’t always mean better. Designed to be able to fit whole foods without slicing or cutting first, this is a novel idea that fails in execution. The flimsy and plastic design of the whole food-cutting contraption made us question the product’s overall reliability.
Long considered one of the most trusted brands in the cooking industry, this KitchenAid food processor falls short of being a top product of 2016. Although extremely large in capacity at a mammoth 12-cups, the KitchenAid KFP750PK leaves much to be desired. At a price of nearly $200, it was hard to justify purchasing the KitchenAid when a less expensive appliance ranked higher. In addition to the food processor, customers receive additional smaller blades, discs and accessories to slice, dice and puree many different types of food products. One of the most common complaints about this food processor is that the lid did not seal properly. Consequently, if mixing liquid there can be substantial leakage from the food processor.
The smaller version of our number 2 ranked food processor, the Cuisinart DLC-2007N is an above average appliance that can be purchased through Amazon for $89.99. One nifty and unique feature of the Cuisinart DLC-2007N is the speed that automatically adjusts depending on the consistency of the dough being processed. Available with many of the same features as the DLC-2009, this food processor is only capable of processing 7-cups of food at a time. Although it has received solid reviews from prior purchasers, the Cuisinart DLC 2007 failed to rank higher for several reasons. First, we felt that customers received a better product by spending more money for it’s higher ranked sibling. Furthermore, some food processor reviewers have questioned the reliability of the food processor over time.
Despite a second-place finish, the Cuisinart DLC 2009 is an excellent food processor and costs even less than our top ranked appliance at $134.99. Designed to be easy to use, the food processor’s digital LCD display and push buttons are self-explanatory and offer a variety of different settings. Just because the appliance is easy to use does not mean that you have to give up any key features. The large 9-cup bowl is larger than many other food processors and it comes with many additional accessories and blade attachments. Like the Breville, the Cuisinart DLC-2009 has a specially designed feed tube that is wider than normal to accommodate fruits and vegetables without having to cut them into smaller pieces first.
Having a high quality and efficient food processor is an essential element in any cook’s kitchen. Luckily for both expert and beginner chefs the Breville BFP800XL is an excellent option and is priced right at 399.95. With the Breville, consumers receive the trusted brand name recognition of a leading cooking appliance manufacturer and the features of a much more expensive food processor. Utilizing a nifty wide feed chute, the Breville is able to slice through veggies of all different sizes. Furthermore with eight different blades and discs and more than 20 slicing settings, the chef can choose the exact thickness of any product with ease. Designed with safety in mind, the Breville has a steady metal base that is proven to not slip during use and a safety braking system to prevent injury to the user. All these features make this device the best food processor.
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