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Which? food processor reviews rate the best food processors, mini choppers and kitchen machines, including the big brands such as Cuisinart, Magimix and Kenwood. We also compare kitchen food processors' features and prices to help you find the best deal.
If you want to buy the best food processor for your kitchen, have a look at our buying guide. Which? experts explain what to look for in a food processor, mini chopper or kitchen machine.
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To find the best food processor for you, you first have to decide what you will mainly use it for.
A food processor will be great for chopping, slicing and grating. A mini chopper is small in price and size, and is good for chopping or pureeing small amounts of food quickly. A kitchen machine is mainly used for mixing cake mix, kneading dough, and whisking and whipping large amounts.
There are a whole host of accessories available for kitchen food processors to make specific tasks easier. Look for a food processor with dishwasher-safe accessories, as this makes cleaning much easier.
Among the most common food processor accessories is a knife blade which can be used for mixing, mincing, mashing and puréeing as well as chopping nuts. A potato rasp can be used for grating items such as hard parmesan cheese, potatoes, vegetables and coconut.
You can buy a food processor from most high-street shops and online. Easter, Mother's Day and Christmas are good times of year to find bargain.
Among the things to look for are a wide feeder tube on food processors, dishwasher-safe accessories and a pulse setting. A soft start is available on many kitchen machines, so you won't end up covered in flour when you switch it on.
Using a kitchen food processor is a great way to save time when you're cooking.
A food processor will take the hard work out of many tasks, especially if you chop, slice or grate large portions of vegetables.
There are some common myths surrounding the use of food processors. You can't always grind coffee in a mini chopper for example, so check your instructions before trying.
And be careful to check whether your food processor or kitchen machine can crush ice – trying to crush ice if your food processor isn't meant to could damage the blades.
The thorough and independent Which? food processor tests rate each model at whipping, slicing, grating, whisking, mixing, puréeing, chopping and more, so you can choose our Best Buys with confidence.