If you don’t want to spend all Christmas stuck in the kitchen, a decent food processor could help you save time on cooking tasks and make your life a little easier. Our new food processor test results have just arrived to help you choose the best one.
A food processor can help with everything from making pastry for mince pies and whipping cream for trifle to preparing breadcrumbs, onions and herbs for stuffing.
We’ve just tested five new food processors – two of which did well enough in our tests to become Best Buys. Which? members can read our food processor reviews to find out the latest results.
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KitchenAid and Heston food processors on test
KitchenAid, famed for its stand mixers, has now waded into the world of food processors too. We’ve tested one of its new machines, the Artisan 3.1l 5KFP1335, a stylish machine with a special slicing feature called the ‘Exactslice System’, which allows you to change the thickness of slices while the food processor is in use.
The Sage by Heston Blumenthal Kitchen Wizz Pro also has a feature allowing you to adjust the thickness of slices. Read our full reviews to find out whether these two food processors are the expert slicers you’d expect – or a big disappointment.
Finding the best food processor
We’ve also just tested new Bosch, Hotpoint and Russell Hobbs food processors. The cheapest food processor tested, the Russell Hobbs 19002 Creations, will only set you back just £45, while Heston’s Sage model costs £350.
You can use our interactive tool to compare how the cheaper models stack up against their more expensive counterparts.
- Find out more about how we test food processors
- Read our guide on how to buy the best food processor
- Serious about baking? Read our stand mixer reviews