#1 Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY
A true kitchen workhorse, this doesn’t have a lot of fancy frills, but it will get the job done easily. This has two large paddle buttons, one for “on” and one for “off/pulse,” and that’s all you need for the machine to perform all of its functions.
This has a 14-cup work bowl that’s large enough for family cooking and an extra-large feed tube so you won’t need to cut foods like potatoes to make them fit. It has small and large pushers, so you can process the potato in one piece, or stand carrots up so they won’t fall over while you slice or shred.
This includes one shredding disc, one slicing disc, and a removable disc stem that fits both of them, along with a metal blade for chopping, mixing, blending, kneading, and emulsifying. If you want a little color in your kitchen, this comes in a variety of colors to match your kitchen or your mood.
#2 Hamilton Beach Food Processor
This budget food processor will fit your budget and your kitchen. It’s not the largest processor you’ll find, but the 10-cup bowl is large enough for prepping family dinners and it’s easy to empty if you need to shred multiple batches for your famous cole slaw.
This food processor has two speeds plus a pulse option, so your salsa will be as smooth or chunky as you like it, while the bowl scraper can be used while the processor is running or off, so you clean the sides of the bowl without needing to remove the lid.
This includes a reversible shredding/slicing disk and a stainless steel blade for chopping, blending, pureeing, and more. When you’re done prepping dinner, the work bowl, lid, and blades are all dishwasher safe, so cleanup is easy.
#3 Cuisinart DLC-2ABC
The Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus model DLC-2ABC is a balanced little machine. A quality case, a decent motor and variety of color choices, one will get their money’s worth out of this model.
However, judging the machine from all angles, we can’t leave out the little setback that its grinding ability is not as good as advertised, though still okay.
Apart from that, it’s no doubt a good bargain. Maybe that’s why it’s still standing among the top 5 best sellers for such a long while.
#4 Ninja Blender/Food Processor
At a very budget friendly price – the Ninja Master Prep Pro System QB1004 seems too good to be real. Offering versatility rarely seen in a single purchase, the set is currently one of the most favorable products on several online retailers.
The only drawback is you can’t add ingredients mid processing, which could be a fatal blow from a food processor standpoint. To be frank, they are truly more of a budget blender set.
#5 Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro Classic
This classic food processor is almost retro. A single paddle controls on, off, and pulse functions, for no-fuss operations. While this isn’t a huge processor with a 7-cup bowl, it still has all the functions of its larger cousins, including the ability to knead bread dough.
This includes a medium slicing disc, a shredding disc, and a stainless steel chopping blade for processing everything from cheese to mayonnaise, and it includes a flat cover that you can use when you’re processing in the bowl and you don’t need to add food during processing.
This has small and large pushers and a large feed tube, so your carrots and celery for soup can stand upright, but you can still process larger foods without cutting them into small pieces. For easy cleaning when cooking is done, all of the removable parts are dishwasher safe.
#6 Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor
The Breville Sous Chef™ 16 Pro BFP800XL is doubtlessly an expensive piece of appliance. Still, judging by its popularity and its positively reviewed functionality, I think it’s safe to say that this (almost) $400 will be a fruitful investment.
Breville aims to please more of a pro kitchen cooks with the BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor. A machine that, at the time of this writing, is the number one favorite of high-end processors on Amazon.
#7 Magimix Food Processor 5200 XL
Most food processors hold about 14 cups, but this 16-cup Magimix (made in France by Robot Coupe) can handle just about anything you throw at it. Not only is it large, but it includes accessories that you won’t find with other food processors. This comes with three bowls, so you can work with small or large amounts of food, and use one after the other. When you’re done, they nest inside the machine, so you don’t need to find space to store them.
This has just three buttons for easy operation, one for stop, one for auto, which keeps in on, and one button for pulsing. The induction motor adjusts the amount of power used, so it can power through dense materials with ease. The wide feed tube accommodates large foods, while three-stage pusher can handle slim, medium, or large food without them tipping over or cutting unevenly.
The chopping blades (to fit separate bowls) are made by Sabatier, so they are knife-quality. The proprietary Blendermix insert moves the food around in the bowl so it blends more smoothly and results in a creamy texture, like a blender. The special dough blade mixes and kneads the dough, including dense bread dough. The whisk can whip cream or beat egg whites, just like a stand mixer. This also includes 2mm and 4mm slicing disks and 2mm and 4mm grating disks, as well as a citrus juicer.
A special spatula is included for easy cleaning, and the storage case can hold all of the blades and accessories. The free Magimix app includes hundreds of recipes, so you’ll get the most out of the machine.
#8 Hamilton Beach 10-Cup
When space is at a premium but you want to make kitchen prep work easier, this food processor is the perfect fit. The 10-cup bowl can handle average recipes, or you can empty it when needed. There’s just one simple toggle switch to choose from, so it’s easy to operate.
This includes one reversible slicing and shredding disc and a metal chopping blade, so you won’t have a lot of extras to store. When you’re done using it, the lid can be flipped upside down so the feed tube is inside the bowl, and the cord wraps neatly so it won’t get in the way.