Best food processor we've ever reviewed tops new Which? testsFour new Best Buy food processors and stand mixers

11 February 2015

Swan Vintage-Stand-Mixer

Is this stylish Swan stand mixer a good KitchenAid alternative?

If you’re out to impress with your food on Valentine’s Day, a new food processor or stand mixer could be your culinary cupid. Our latest tests have revealed our highest scoring food processor ever, plus four new Best Buys.

We’ve tested ten food processor and stand mixer models, putting them through rigorous tests that explore whether they’ll help make your time in the kitchen easier. 

If you’re a dedicated baker, discover which stand mixers top our tests in our stand mixer reviews. Explore our food processor reviews to find out which two newly tested models scored higher than any other food processor we've tested.

KitchenAid and kMix alternatives

Interested in a colourful KitchenAid or Kenwood kMix stand mixer? Find out how these stand mixers performed in our expert tests. Looking for cheaper stand mixer alternatives? Swan’s SP21010BLN has retro good looks and is available in six colours, while the Wahl James Martin Stand Mixer is only available in black but has a particularly attractive price tag. 

Stand mixers on test:
AEG Ultramix KM4000 - £350
Russell Hobbs Creations 18557 - £200
Swan Vintage Stand Mixer SP21010BLN - £150
Tefal Kitchen Machine QB403D40 - £180
Wahl James Martin Stand Mixer ZX867X - £80

Best cheap food processors

Food processors are a handy way to take care of tricky kitchen tasks. The best models can be trusted to take care of mixing and kneading, as well as chopping, grating, slicing and blending – three of our newly tested models do the trick so well, we’ve named them Best Buys.

Food processors on test:
Kenwood FPM250 Multipro Compact - £55
Kenwood FPP220 Multipro Compact - £43
Kenwood FPM800 Multipro Sense - £170
Magimix Le Mini Plus 18231 - £120
Russell Hobbs 20240 Illumina - £94

More on this…