If, at this point in the pandemic, preparing nearly all of your food at home is feeling more like a chore than a relief, it might be time to consider an appliance that will save you time by chopping and dicing at the press of a button: a food processor. While we’ve already covered a variety 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. We’ve sorted the processors by size from smallest to largest (so if you’re looking for a hefty, almost-professional-size processor, skip down to the bottom). Also, with more people than ever cooking from home, food processors are in higher demand than usual, so keep in mind that online orders may take a few weeks to ship.
Best-rated food processor
This ten-cup food processor has gotten more than 15,600 five-star reviews, and customers have used it to make everything from gluten-free pasta dough to salads. One reviewer attests that it evenly chops garlic, crab meat, and chicken breasts, adding “the control options are pretty basic, but if you can handle your own around a kitchen then gadgets with crazy settings only get in the way.” Dozens of other reviewers agree that this food processor’s simplicity makes it easier and safer to use than most. “It chops, slices, and shreds well and easily,” says one customer, who also describes it as easy to clean and “safe to use” since it “doesn’t ‘wander’ on the counter when in use.” Since all of the food processor’s pieces are dishwasher-safe (except for the base), cleanup is easy, and many customers found themselves cooking more frequently after buying it, including one who was inspired to make sauces and hummus from scratch for the first time: “The motor is powerful, and the blades are sharp,” describing the food processor as “a workhorse in my kitchen.”