The Best Food Processors

A food processor can be an epic sidekick in the kitchen. Need to chop vegetables? Check. Knead dough? Check. Shred cheese? Check. A high-quality food processor can do a lot to simplify your food preparation process and make cooking easier — and who doesn’t like that? If you’re in the market for a new food processor, read on for some of our favorites. To find the right choice for you, you’ll want to consider the processor’s size, power, additional features, and price.

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Best Value

Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor 


Affordable and User-Friendly. Coming in at $45 for a 10-cup processor, this Hamilton Beach food processor is a great bang-for-your-buck choice, offering large capacity at a fraction of the cost of other similarly-sized processors.

What We Liked: 

This Hamilton Beach food processor offers a lot of functionality for its modest price tag. For example, it offers two speeds and even features a unique “bowl scraper” attachment to keep ingredients close to the blades without a spatula. It’s a solid budget-conscious choice, but at just 450 watts, it does have a less powerful motor than more expensive options. Buy it here.

 Best Overall

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY 14-Cup Food Processor


Powerful and Reliable. Raved about and beloved by many of its owners, this Cuisinart food processor boasts a powerful motor, large 14-cup capacity, and precise, reliable blades for an all-around excellent performance.

What We Liked: 

With its strong 720-watt motor and large 14-cup work bowl, this Cuisinart food processor can help you chop, shred, puree, and slice large amounts of food with ease, making it the top overall pick on our list. This food processor features an old-school design that feels sturdy and reliable, with no-fuss “on” and “off/pulse” buttons. Get it here.

Most Versatile

Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor


Multiple Functions and Sizes. Featuring two differently sized bowls, three feed chute options, and eight unique tools, this Breville food processor is incredibly versatile and powerful, justifying its higher price tag.

What We Liked:

 Featuring a heavy-duty 1,200-watt motor, this Breville food processor is the choice for those who want to invest in a high-end processor that boasts the perks of added speed, power, and versatility. It can handle large jobs with its 16-cup bowl and tackle small ingredients in its mini 2.5-cup processing bowl. Buy it now.

Best Small Processor 

Proctor Silex Durable Mini 1.5 Cup Food Processor


Small but Mighty. Standing out as one of the smallest and most affordable options, this Proctor Silex food processor is an ideal choice for anyone who wants a small processor that packs a punch without taking up much counter space.

What We Liked: 

Compact and affordable, this Proctor Silex can chop and mince small batches of ingredients, without the bulk and hassle of a big machine. This small food processor is a great choice for those who want added convenience in a low-profile package. Buy it here.