From small ones that fit well in your kitchen cabinet to counter top designs that are good enough for pros to use, there are many different types of food processors. Some have fixed speed while others are embedded with different speed settings. There are also models with built-in safety features and retractable cords while others flaunt a nicer design but simpler controls. Do you have questions about the safety, speed or reliability of these handy kitchen appliances? When you know what you want, our listings below can be very helpful in the decision-making process. At IntelliReview, we use a system that evaluates both positive and negative reviews from numerous sources around the web. This enables us to provide you with an in-depth look at how to get the most for your money when you're shopping for food processors online. With so many features and models available, it can be confusing to go through hundreds of products. We make it easier for you by letting you skip low quality and inferior models. While other websites enable you to find items using a few criteria, IntelliReview allows you to intelligently shop around without wasting a lot of time.
Pros: Easy to use and clean, Large workbowl, Powerful, Reasonable price
Cons: Gaps require more effort when cleaning
Review: While cooking meals for your loved ones can be a rewarding and delightful task, preparing the ingredients is not an easy thing to do. Cuisinart acknowledges and resolves the problem by releasing the DLC-2009CHB. The 9-Cup Lexan work bowl is ideal for large batches and the touchpad controls permit easy, push button operation. Given the size of its feeding tube, you won't have to slice whole fruits and vegetables. It allows you to feed them directly into the unit while the 4mm medium slicing disc or shredding disc chops and grinds them into tiny pieces. Both discs are made of durable stainless steel to ensure quality and durability. The unit carries a limited 3-year warranty and the motor is backed by a 10-year warranty. Although the removable, dishwasher-safe parts make it easier to clean than competing models, the gaps require a little effort as food tends to get stuck in between. The compact size of this food processor makes it ideal for tight spaces. Unlike most models, you won't need to hide it in the kitchen cabinet after every use because it has an attractive design that goes well with both modern and traditional kitchen. First time users and new cooks would also love the addition of a How-to-DVD that provides a step-by-step procedure and a recipe book to help you get started. Aside from making salsa and soup, the dough blade allows you to mix different kinds of dough such as pie, pizza and pastry dough. Also included in the package is a detachable disc stem, a chopping/ mixing blade and a spatula for easy food removal. The Cuisinart DLC-2009CHB packs a lot of convenient features in a portable package. In addition to its reasonable price, its quality and powerful performance also make it a keeper.
Pros: 11-cup capacity, Very wide feed tube, Dough mixing setting, Dishwasher-safe and shatter-proof work bowl
Cons: May need some manual cleaning of crevices, Doesn't include a storage case for the blades
Review: Thanks to its 600-watt induction-type motor, the Cuisinart DLC 2011 Prep 11 Plus Food Processor makes the work associated with preparing a decent meal thoroughly quick and effortless. Alongside the powerful motor, it features an 11-cup holding capacity in its dishwasher-safe Lexan work bowl, which is super-strong and shatterproof. The cover of the work bowl houses the Supreme Wide Moth Feed tube which allows you to process larger chunks of fruits and vegetables within this food processor. This dynamite combination of an excellent motor and work bowl means you can process more food items faster, giving you more time to attend to other essential things. A set of four stainless steel blades come with the Prep 11 Plus Food Processor. You get a shredding disc, a slicing disc and a chopping/mixing disc, plus a dedicated metal dough blade that you can use for the dough mixing setting which can be selected from the touchpad control panel. This setting automatically regulates the speed of the motor, ensuring the proper consistency for your baked creations. With a choice between clean white and metallic finishes, the Prep 11 Plus is very easy to coordinate with any kind of kitchen decor. The finish of its body is also a snap to wipe clean. Finally, because it maintains a small size despite the large holding capacity, it doesn't take up the same amount of room other food processors eat up on your counter space. Like most food processors, the Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus keeps itself relatively clean on the outside, with the mess being mostly confined to the inside of the work bowl. While the bowl does require some effort to clean, it can be managed easier with the use of a tool, say, a brush. As mentioned, the bowl is dishwasher-safe, so you can throw it in after cleaning for a more thorough rinse, especially due to the number of crevices where food items can get in. We also would have appreciated a case wherein you can put the blades after each use.
Pros: Compact, Auto-reversing blade, One click grind or chop button
Cons: Only for small quantities of food
Review: The Cuisinart DLC-2 Mini Prep Plus is a 250-watt food processor designed in Italy with the same look as Cuisinart's newly launched PowerPrep Plus. It has a 3 cup work bowl that allows for many preparation tasks and it boasts an exclusive auto-reversing SmartPower blade for two powerful processing options, grinding and chopping. The grind or chop button makes it easy to process both soft and hard food with just one click. Its touchpad and other parts are dishwasher safe that provides for easy cleaning. It comes with its own spatula for combining and mixing ingredients and it holds up to 24 ounces. The Cuisinart DLC-2 Mini Prep Plus is just 9 inches high, making it a very compact appliance that you can store on your cabinet or on your countertop. It carries an 18-month warranty against defects and also comes with a recipe book that lets you create and prepare meals that you have never cooked before for your family and loved ones. It is lightweight yet very powerful and it is perfect in helping you to prepare food half the time.
Pros: Easy to operate, Features KitchenAid's ExactSlice System, Good capacity
Cons: No actual buttons, Feed tube can be hard to clean
Review: The KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor is an epitome of the saying "great things come in small packages". The innovative ExactSlice System offers uniform cutting while the Ultra Wide Mouth feed tube accepts whole fruits and vegetables. Featuring an Adjustable Slicing Disc, it can cut your ingredients into thin or thick slices. There are status light indicators for both low and high settings. A pulse setting is even provided to give you more control while blending. Also included in the package are a BPA?free, 13-cup Work Bowl for demanding tasks, a 4-cup mini bowl with mini-blade and lid for smaller quantities, a Dough Blade for perfect dough mixing, a pusher and a storage case for keeping all the blades and accessories organized. At 25 lbs, the KFP1333 series is lighter than most food processors in the market today. The different color options including contour silver, onyx black, empire red and white allows you to add life to your kitchen counter. Also, it measures 11 13/16 inches wide, 10 7/8 inches deep and 16 5/8 inches high, therefore taking up a small amount of space on your countertop. While we like the smooth surface with no actual buttons to press, some users may prefer to have clickable buttons which can be easier to press at certain times. Another nitpick with this KitchenAid food processor is the 3-piece construction of the feed tube which makes it hard to clean due to the number of nooks and crannies that food can get stuck in. However, bundled with a 1-Year Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty, the KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor is highly dependable. In addition to making food preparation a snap to do, it also provides an ideal blend of quality, style and performance.
Pros: Ideal for large batches, High quality, Easy to use, Nearly silent operation
Cons: Heavy, Large footprint
Review: Admit it or not, slicing fruits and vegetables one by one is a huge waste of time. Touting the effectiveness of a food processor, the Cuisinart DFP-14BCN can come in handy in these situations. To begin with, it includes everything you might need in order to accomplish light to heavy tasks such as a 4mm Stainless Steel Standard Slicing Disc, a Medium Shredding Disc, a Stainless Steel Chopping/Mixing Blade and a Dough Blade. A How-to Video as well as an Instruction and Recipe Book are supplied to help you get started. The 14-Cup Work Bowl with Handle is ideal for large quantities. It also has a Work Bowl Cover to prevent spatter, a Spatula, a Large and Small pusher for pushing fruits, vegetables and other ingredients into the work bowl and an Extra Large Feed Tube for large food items and a Small Feed Tube for small ones. Optional accessories like Stainless Steel Beaters, a 2 mm thin slicing disc, a 6mm or 8mm Thick Slicing Disc, a 6x6 French Fry-Cut Disc and a 3-PC Disc Set consists of a Fine Grater and French Fry and 8mm Slicing Discs are also available. The DFP-14BCN is well-built and durable-looking. Should the need arise, you can purchase parts like a Workbowl Cover, a Work Bowl with Handle, a Cover with Large Feed Tube and a Large or Small pusher individually. Operation is easy and noise is not an issue with this model. You'd hear the usual sound you'd expect from a food processor but not any louder than that. At this price point, the Full 5-year Motor Warranty and Limited 3-year Warranty on Entire Unit is a great benefit. On the contrary, due to its huge capacity, the Cuisinart DFP-14BCN can be considered heavy. You might also need to leave it on the countertop as its physical size won't allow it to fit on your kitchen cabinet. Lastly, we recommend taking extra precautions when operating the unit and handling the super sharp blades to prevent unfortunate accidents.