Food processors are one of my favorite kitchen appliances. They make your food prep easy! On my cooking show, I have done several food processor showdowns. I learned a lot about the “good & bad” of food processors. After chopping, shredding, and slicing using several different food processors, there is no doubt in my mind which machine is the best. Below is my list.
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Breville Sous Chef: There is no doubt that my favorite food processor is the Breville Sous Chef. This 16 cup machine is fantastic! I put it to the test by chopping, slicing, and shredding. The results were so far superior to any machine that it is the undisputed KING of all food processors. It comes with all the attachments and blades that you will ever need.
Breville Sous Chef Peel & Dice: This is the Breville Sous Chef with the Peel and Dice attachments. Dicing is an interesting new feature for many food processors. It makes the job quick and easy.
Cuisinart Prep 9 DLC-2009CHBMY: My second favorite food processor is the Cuisinart Prep series. This is a really basic machine but it works really well. It comes with a chopping blade, a slicing blade, and a shredding blade. In my test, this mini chopper performed great!
Cuisinart Prep 11 DLC-2011CHBY: The Prep 11 is a largest in Cuisinart’s Prep line. I haven’t tested this exact model but it is pretty much the same as the Prep 9 & 7. This food processor covers all the basics for the home cook.
Kitchenaid Proline with Dicer KFP1642: This 16-cup food processor is a beast! It follows the design of many of the KitchenAid food processors of the past. This time, however, it is updated with all the blades and accessories that any home cook would love to have in their kitchen. In addition to the huge box of tools, this food processor has one of the first dicing kits on a food processor designed for the home cook.
KitchenAid 13-cup KFP1333: This food processor is loved by a lot of home cooks. Although the performance did not match the Breville in my opinion, I really like the design of this machine. It is very attractive and comes in lots of colors that match the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. If you want to stay with your color scheme, this mixer might be an option. There is also an optional dicing kit that can be used with this machine.
Cuisinart Elemental with Dicer FP-13DGM: This is the newest food processor to join The Pan Room. I haven’t had a chance to really put this to the test. It comes with an adjustable slicing blade as well as a chopping and shredding blade. This food processor is Cuisinart’s answer to KitchenAid’s dicer because it comes with one as part of the package. I am interested in seeing how this performs. Stay tuned!
Black and Decker 8 Cup: This is a budget friendly option for those who do not want to invest a lot of money in a food processor. It does not perform quite like the more expensive models, however, it is a way to speed up your cooking prep time. It would be great for a beginner cook or college student who is just getting started.
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KitchenAid KFC3516 Mini: This was the clear winner of my mini food chopper challenge. The performance of this chopper was outstanding. The only issue is the connector for the lid seems to be a little flimsy. Other than that, the results on all my tests could not have been better. This is my choice for the best mini chopper.
Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus DLC-2A: This mini chopper has been part of my kitchen for over 10 years. It is a workhorse. After all these years, it still performs as good as the first day I purchased it. It was a runner up in terms of performance in my mini chopper challenge. However, I feel you can’t go wrong with this little chopper. Bonus is that the price is right on this little chopper!
Ninja Express Chop: In my mini chopper challenge, the performance of the Ninja surprised me. The double blade was very effective in chopping onions. It is very smooth and easy to use. The only drawback for me is the motor is on the top and it is a little heavy and does not have a way to drizzle oils for emulsifying dressings and sauces.