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The Best Food Processors on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

While we’ve covered a wealth of kitchen appliances — including the best microwave ovens, kitchen scales, and coffee makers — here we’ve rounded up the best food processors, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated food processor

Hamilton Beach Food Processor, Slicer and Vegetable Chopper with Compact Storage, 8 Cups

With almost 5,500 five-star reviews, this food processor wins points from its fans for being “so FAST, ridiculously powerful (slices potatoes in seconds),” as one writes, adding, “You can do anything with this bad boy.” Many found that it had no problem standing up to difficult tasks, like churning nut butters. One reviewer explains, “I bought this food processor for the sole purpose of making nut butters. Once washed and assembled, I had a jar of pecan and a jar of cashew nut butter in literally a few minutes! I’m beyond IMPRESSED with this machine.” Whatever users needed, this appliance delivered. Another reviewer raved, “This food processor is EXCELLENT when it comes to blending different types of foods, but I am ABSOLUTELY MESMERIZED at how well it slices and shreds your vegetables! … And it’s so fast! It slices a whole onion, for example, in less than 15 seconds! I was really AMAZED! I actually hugged and kissed this little baby (LOL) because it cut my kitchen time down to do these things ‘DRASTICALLY!’”

Best-rated (less expensive) food processor

Chef'n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper

With well over 1,700 five-star reviews, this manual food chopper is described by many as a great value. “My wife loves this chopper! Doesn’t take up much space and makes quick work of any chopping task. Pulling the cord is kind of fun,” writes one reviewer, who deems this food chopper “not particularly sturdy feeling but a great value.” Another writes, “When I first brought this home my husband gave a chuckle. He didn’t see how this pull-string chopper could possibly do the job. Now, I hear him using it constantly in the kitchen.” And many say that even though this chopper is powered manually, it stands up to other electric mini food processors. One writes, “It works as well as my mini Cuisinart processor. Electric-powered food processors will be quicker and tend to create more ‘uniform’ chops but this little Chef’n VeggiChop is no joke either. I use it on regular basis to mince or chop onions, garlic and various peppers.”

And now for some micro-picks of every type of food processor you might be looking for.

Best two-cup food processor

Ninja Food Chopper Express Chop

This two-cup chopper bowl is a favorite among reviewers who need help with “everyday cooking in a hurry,” says one reviewer. Another adds, “I can’t cook without this! I ordered this after my last one got pretty banged up. So yes, this is my second one. The first one lasted three years, with HEAVY use! I chop just about everything, onions, carrots, celery, tomato, garlic. This saves me so much time!” It’s a kitchen essential for home cooks who don’t want to lift huge appliances unnecessarily, like one who says, “I used to waver between ‘Should I dig out that (old) chopper or just chop these with my knife?’ all of the time, but not a second thought with the Ninja.”

Best mini food processor

Hamilton Beach Food Processor Mini Chopper, 3 Cup, Electric

This petite gadget is a favorite among reviewers who keep it on the countertop for easy access, as one explains, “I wanted a little one so I did not have to drag out that big one to chop one onion or a few herbs or some nuts. I am thrilled … This little darling is going to be ‘privileged’ and live right on my countertop because it is nice to look at, stainless steel, and black and compact.” The small size also made it a favorite among people cooking just for themselves: “I am only [cooking] for one, so this size is great for me. Easy clean-up. Easy to use.”

Best retro-looking mini food processor

Cuisinart DLC-2APK Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor, 24-Ounce

Reviewers were proud to display this unit on their countertops, not only because it comes in “cute vintage” colors like pink and red, but also because it has “ space where you can wind up and hide the cord … [so] you don’t have to look at an ugly cord on your counter.” Reviewers love that its small size is suited to blending aromatics and spices, as one says, “It usually takes me a while to prep garlic, ginger, and onions whenever I’m cooking Asian foods. This processor saved me a lot of time since I can just throw the peeled ones in, press ‘grind.’ Voila!”

Best seven-cup food processor

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

One reviewer calls this seven-cup food processor a “good compact size for a smaller family.” Another explains, “I used to have an 11-cup Cuisinart that I loved, but it was too big for just the two of us and the size of this kitchen, and those little guys are cute, but not big enough for what I needed. This rocks!” Despite its compact size, it can still accomplish bigger jobs, as one reviewer says, “When I first opened the box and saw how compact it was, I thought it might be too small for my needs, but I was wrong. It’s the perfect size for making mashed cauliflower, which I frequently make. I tried half a head thinking that was all it would purée but discovered that there was plenty of room for a whole head.”

Best eight-cup food processor

Cuisinart FP-8SV Elemental 8 Cup Food Processor

“I needed something for basic pasta dough, shredding raw veggies for coleslaw, and any number of light-to-medium duty tasks in my kitchen. This handles everything (so far) perfectly,” writes one satisfied reviewer of this eight-cup food processor, who adds, “in fact, I’ve found that the Cuisinart is almost a permanent resident on the countertop instead of in the cabinet where I had intended it to go.” And dozens of other reviewers agree that this is the ideal size for everyday tasks. “Well worth every penny, great price, processor, it is even great for grinding meat,” explains one. “The size is perfect, it’s not huge and bulky, very compact, yet can fit enough for prepping large amounts!”

Best low-profile food processor

Hamilton Beach 70450 8-Cup Food Processor

Many reviewers are drawn to the low-profile design of this Hamilton Beach food processor. “I love this little food processor. The design is simple and low profile and not too heavy. Still, it is powerful enough to make pasta and pie dough,” explains one reviewer, who continues, “because this model is low profile it is easier to load the feeder tube and look down into the bowl which is helpful at times.” Another reviewer says that the cone-shaped design makes this food processor “soooo easy and comfortable to hold on to lock and unlock the bowl and to operate right from the top instead of searching for buttons below (for us arthritis sufferers especially). The whole unit is more compact, lightweight, and easier to find a storage space for. It performs very well and I use it all the time. It makes life in the kitchen so much easier!”

Best ten-cup food processor

Hamilton Beach Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper

This appliance’s quality for the price made it a huge hit among reviewers. One writes, “As far as I’m concerned, works just as well as much higher priced food processors at one quarter of the price!” Another admits, “I was worried about buying a food processor online, and for the price I was skeptical that it would hold up to the abuse I tend to put my kitchen gadgets through, but I worried for nothing. This machine is marvelous! Sturdy, holds more than enough food, and processes like a dream.”

And other reviews remark on this ten-cup food processor’s sturdiness, like one who uses it “at least several times each week.” They explain, “I also use it frequently to make mashed cauliflower, and homemade dog food for my dog. I really love how quickly it makes everything. In addition, the bowl is quite large, and I love the suction cups on the bottom of the unit, holding the unit steady onto the counter so there is no chance of it moving, tipping over, etc. Highly recommend!”

Best 11-cup food processor with attachments

Cuisinart DLC-8SBCY Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor

This appliance is a favorite among many reviewers replacing their older models, like one who says, “AWESOME! I bought my wife the same one 20 years ago. When I purchased this one, I figured they would have put cheaper parts in it … as is the norm these days. But surprise! This product actually got BETTER in time. Your wife will love you for this one, guys!” But even first-time buyers are impressed with this gadget. One writes, “It feels solid and well-made. The base is heavy and the rubber feet keep it firmly in place on the countertop. The motor is up to the challenge of mixing doughs. The disc blades are sharp and make quick work of slicing and shredding and mixing.” Others also make note the attachments, including a disc for shredding and two for slicing, with one reviewer exclaiming that the “assorted blade attachments make this a necessary appliance in the kitchen.”

Best 12-cup food processor

Hamilton Beach 70725A 12-Cup Stack & Snap Food Processor and Vegetable Chopper

Hundreds of reviewers love this gadget because it’s easy to use. One writes, “In complete frustration I threw away my previous food processor because it would take me 10-20 minutes to get it all lined up properly to actually work. I’ve used this one twice, and it is a DREAM! I can actually pull it out, plop in whatever I want processed, click it in place, and it actually WORKS! Takes me less than a minute and no frustration or tears.” It’s also powerful enough to take on any variety of prep work: “We have made salsa, quick chopped vegetables for stir-fry, grated cabbage for coleslaw, grated and sliced block cheese using the wide mouth opening, mixed pasta dough, and made the best hash browns by grating potatoes dropped through the large mouth opening at the top. The unit had plenty of power for all tasks.” And at least one reviewer notes that this unit “just zips right through hard cheese too. Real easy to clean in the dishwasher.”

Best 14-cup food processor

Cuisinart DFP-14CPYAMZ Custom 14 Food Processor Brushed Metal Series - Copper

Dozens of reviewers praise this model’s solid construction, with one saying it’s “a MONSTER, extra heavy motor and I have no doubt I could use it for a wood chipper! Make pie crust or hamburger in a New York minute, without any fuss … It was costly, but still … I’m really happy with my purchase.” Another echoes that it’s “excellent quality for the money and probably the best device you’ll use without getting into more professional variants.” One satisfied customer sums it up succinctly: “It does everything it’s designed to do beautifully.”

Best professional-grade food processor

Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor

Reviewers say this high-quality machine would be at home in any chef’s kitchen, like one who writes, “I cook every day and have consulted casual and fine dining restaurants over the years. This has been to date only surpassed by the $1,900 commercial restaurant processor.” Another satisfied customer says, “This was always rated as top of the line … If you like to cook, BUY THIS. It is worth twice what I spent for it … It shreds parmesan as if it were butter. It does a beautiful job of thin slicing vegetables, very thin, if that is what one wants. Let me tell you, I am in love.”

Many refer to this 16-cup appliance as a “monster,” like this reviewer who makes giant batches of frosting and replaced an 20-year-old food processor with this one: “It is far more than just a larger size capacity, it’s like I have been driving a Honda Accord for 20 years and upgraded to a Mercedes Benz SUV. You put the ingredients in and press the on button and boom, it’s done — it’s a monster! Smooth, powerful, huge, and simply superior.”

Best food processor with blender

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (Blender, Processor, Nutri Ninja Cups) BL770

This versatile combo is a favorite among reviewers with varied chopping and blending needs, like one who says, “I LOVE my Ninja. This speeds up prep time in the kitchen so much, and it is incredibly powerful. I wanted to make homemade frozen yogurt with frozen fruit and almond milk yogurt, and this does the job magnificently. Smoothies, soups, sauces, doughs, salsas, vegan cheesecake, vegan cheese, shredded chicken … I’ve made a ton in it already and have only had it for two weeks.” Customers also praise its power, saying things like, “It is very POWERFUL. YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED. IT’S WELL BUILT.” Another fan warns, “The blades are deadly, so please be careful when handling and washing them!”

Best food processor with juicer

Braun FP3020 12-Cup Food Processor

“When I unboxed this food processor, I thought ‘Durn, I done bought me a toy food processor!’ but I was wrong,” writes one reviewer of this Braun food processor-slash-juicer, who, since getting it in the mail, has “used it every day and oftentimes multiple times a day because it is so light and easy to clean. I have made bread dough, pizza dough, a batch of cookies, shredded cheese, minced cooked chicken and sliced vegetables.” This also comes with a juicer attachment, mostly for lemons and limes. “The citrus juicer is superb. Catches seeds and pulp, squeezes every last drop,” says one reviewer, adding, “incredibly efficient, fast, and quieter than any other similar product we have used.”

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The Best Food Processors on Amazon, According to Reviewers