Introducing The 7 Best Food Processors – Updated November 2020

After asking 3,867 customers, we have now choosen the best food processors from more than 50 different models.

In order to find the best food processor for your needs we seperated between typical food processors for power users and processors for small batches.

First we are going to point out food processors for power users and in the following we will focus on the lower end of food processors. Our factor of differentiation will be either by price, product quality, maintenance and intuitive interface.

High End Food Processors (over $100)

1) Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup

Cuisinart 14-Cup
Cuisinart 14-Cup

The best food processor is the custom 14-cup from cuisinart. One of the most complementing reviews states that this processor is simply … “my best friend”.

Another customer states that this is the “best food processor on the market”.

The 14 cup food processor comes with a stainless-steel slicing disc, a disc for shredding and the new chopping blade from Cusinart. Cusinart has done an amazing job on engineering the food processor. The intuitive on and off/pulse mechanism is powered by a 720 watt food processor.

Furthermore, the 14-cup Lexan work bowl comes with an extra large feed tube, which can take extra great sized pieces of food. Furthermore, Cusinarts also delivers a small and large pusher for different food sizes.

The Custom 14-Cup food processor from Cusinart comes with a extra spatula, instruction and recipe booklet. To clean the processor you can simply put it in the dish washer as Cusinart guarantees that all parts are disk-washer proof.

This food processor comes at the top of the list as it  has the greatest value for money. The processor comes as a full package, with a large work bowl, great slicing disc and an intuitive and easy to use interface.

2) KitchenAid 7-Cup

KitchenAid 7-Cup
KitchenAid 7-Cup

Our second recommendation for food processors is the 7-Cup processor from KitchenAid. This food processor is compared to others on the higher end of the quality spectrum.
It comes with an external slicer system, which uses KitchenAid`s patented ExcactSlice technologie. This allows you to adjust for speed and the slice thickness with an external lever.

If you are going to use your food processor for different foods you will love the different speed options. You can adjust the 7-Cup processor with high, low and pulse speed. This will handle soft and hard ingredients by the push of one button. Furthermore, you can also adjust the speed during procession time, which allows for further variations of your processed food.

The 7-Cup processor from KitchenAid comes with a 2-in-1 Feed Tube. That means that you can add larger and thinner food during slicing at the same time.

We noticed that other food processors do not close tightly. So if you fill the work bowl completely with ingredients you are likely making a mess. The processor from KitchenAid has the feature of closing ultra tight with a special designed locking system.

The reason that it is #2 on our list is that the quality of the processor is not that high as our #1 processors. Furthermore, the processing engine is weaker as our #1 pick.

3) KitchenAid 3.5-Cup

KitchenAid 3.5 Cup
KitchenAid 3.5 Cup

The third listed food processor is the definition of quiet, easy to put together and low maintenance. Customers describe it as simply powerful. Below we desribe the KitchenAid 3.5 Cup processor.

The processor has a 3.5 Cup work bowl, which is BPA-Free. That means that it is free of bisphenol A, a certain chemical that is used in plastic. To much exposure to BPA is concerned as health effects on high blood pressure, the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children may result.

The blade is made of stainless steel and can be adjusted by 2 speeds. Either to chop or puree food  are the two options that can be adjusted.

Compared to other food processors this one comes with 1-year warranty. If there are any problems during the 1 year period, KitchenAid will take the processor back. In our opinion this makes the processor great for testing.

This KitchenAid product is only #3 on our list as some customers had bad experiences with the 3.5 cup processor. However, when looking closer at the reviews the problem results either from a lack of cleaning the food processor or over-estimating the food that is used in the work bowl.

4) Braun 12 Cup

Braun 12-Cup
Braun 12-Cup

There are food processors that are fine for just slicing food and there are food processors, which will result in extending your kitchen. The 12 Cup from Braun is definitely the second kind of processor.

Braun did an excellent job with manufacturing this food processor. The 12 Cup processor comes with several different options to chop, slice, whisk and knead. To vary speed the dual control system ensures immediate even slicing results.

If you are into sports the food processor provides a nice juicer attachment. On the picture you can see besides the large work bowl the  vitamin booster.

Customers of this food processor love it, as often mentioned in the reviews, and use it quite regularly. Because of this Braun made all parts removeable and dish-washer proof.

If you are a late night smoothy drinker the food processor has to be quiet to not wake up family or roommates. The processor`s engine is extremely quiet and the sharp slices chop even the largest food in a low-noise way.

The 12-Cup processor from Braun is #4 on our list as it falls into the premium categoriy of food processors. The German engineering makes it the best one on our list, but it more of a power user product than suitable for regular easy food chopping.

Low End Food Processors (under $100)

1) Cuisinart FP-8SV Elemental 8-Cup

Cuisinart FP-8SV Elemental 8-Cup
Cuisinart FP-8SV Elemental 8-Cup

The FP-8SV Elemental 8-Cup from Cuisinart is the smaller brother of our #1 pick of the high-end food processors. Customers desribe it as “Just Great” or “Love love love!“.

The food processors comes with an S shaped blade, which can shred and slice from medium to fine. The 350 watts motor is powerful enough to at least shred larger sized ingredients.

As our #1 high-end product pick, the FP-8SV Elemental 8-Cup comes with  intuitive buttons and can chop ingredients in three different steps high, low and pulse.

If you are using the processor quite often you will love that you can easily take the FP-8SV Elemental apart to clean the work bowl, slicer knife and the engine seperately. For stronger contamination you can even put the parts into the dish-washer.

People love the simplicity and intuitive use of the FP-8SV Elemental 8-Cup from Cuisinart. Hence, we put it on the top of our list.

2) KitchenAid 7 Cup

KitchenAid 7 Cup
KitchenAid 7 Cup

Our second pick is the 7 Cup from KitchenAid. Indeed this food processor is quite similar to our top spot. As all processors in the lower end segment, is also the 7 Cup from KitchenAid a small food processor best used for processing small amounts of food.

The 3 programms allow you to handle either soft and hard ingredients. By the push of a button you can change to high, low or pulse shredding.

To keep everything inside the work bowl during shredding the 2-in-1 feed tube lets you add smaller or larger ingredients. The food processor is complemented by an ultra tight seal with a leak resistant ring.

Compared to the higher-end product above the processor is quite cheap and does not consume as much space. Still if you are using a food processor on a regular basis we do not recommend lower end products.

The 7 Cup from KitchenAid is #2 on our list as washing all parts of the processor is not as easy as with our first pick. So if you are using the processor on a daily basis, for example for making baby food, it does not seems to be as practical as our top pick.

3) Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup

Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup
Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup

Our final pick on our list is another food processor from Cuisinart, the DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup. This processor falls just into the lower, under $100, segment.

As all processors from Cuisinart it includes a sharp slicing disc. What makes this processor special is that it also comes with a shredding and new stainless steel chopping blade.

For processing different kind of ingredients the small and larger pushers can be used for help. DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup stays during processing extremely quite. Even when kneading batch after batch of thick dough. So nobody will wake up when you are using it.

For many people a food processor should be used for a long time. Cuisinart covers you with a five-year full motor warranty and a three-year limited entire unit warranty. If there are any problems, just reach out to their customer support team.

We put the DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup as #3 on our list as it is not the classical lower end food processor. Still it is a top product and makes food processing fun and easy.

Best Food Processor Reviews 2017 – Top Rated Food Processors Criteria

To put together this list we analyzed customer opinions of food processors from 3,867 customers. All reviews were clustered by the factors price, product quality, maintenance and intuitive interface. Our list is updated monthly and was last updated on January 2017.


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