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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique food processors rating which considers: 1,000 US prices • 3,100 expert & user reviews • 600 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Cuisinart DLC‑2009

9 Reviews
Howstuffworks.com - Best Buy

$118.98

2.1L
Info
600W
Info
1
Speed Level
Info
Info
(Unknown)
May 2017
#2

88

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Cuisinart DFP‑14

11 Reviews
techgearlab.com - Best Buy

$135.00

3.3L
Info
720W
Info
1
Speed Level
Info
Info
$78
Over 10 years
May 2017
#3

87

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Cuisinart DLC2A

$20.00

0.71L
Info
250W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Mar 2017
#4

87

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Cuisinart BFP650

$55.99

1.6L
Info
700W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
$76
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
#5

87

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Hamilton Beach 70740

250 Reviews

$23.99

8L
Info
450W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2012
#7

86

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Cuisinart FP8U

$49.00

1.8L
Info
350W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Apr 2015
#8

85

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Kenwood CH180A

$25.31

0.35L
Info
300W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jul 2015
#9

85

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KitchenAid KFC3516WM

$22.95

0.8L
Info
240W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Mar 2017
#10

85

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Kenwood FPP210

$50.68

2.1L
Info
750W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
$82
Over 10 years
Mar 2013
#11

85

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Kenwood FDP301WH

$44.38

2.1L
Info
800W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
$87
Over 10 years
May 2017
#12

82

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Philips HR762801

8 Reviews

$200.99

2.2L
Info
650W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
$71
Over 10 years
Mar 2013
#13

82

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KitchenAid KFP1466CU

1 Review

$249.99

3.3L
Info
745W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
$81
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#14

82

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Cuisinart CH4DC

$37.13

0.95L
Info
250W
Info
1
Speed Level
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Apr 2013
#15

82

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Hamilton Beach 70730

244 Reviews
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$27.99

2.3L
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450W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2013
#16

82

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Hamilton Beach 72600

$29.99

0.75L
Info
135W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Apr 2012
#17

82

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Bosch MCM4100

178 Reviews

$117.85

2.29L
Info
800W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
$87
Over 10 years
Apr 2010
#18

82

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KitchenAid KFP0922OB

$71.00

9L
Info
320W
Info
3
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
May 2014
#19

81

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KitchenAid KFP1133OB

$159.87

2.6L
Info
360W
Info
2
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Apr 2018
#20

81

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KitchenAid KFP0718CU

$50.00

1.65L
Info
320W
Info
3
Speed Levels
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Apr 2018

81

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Kenwood FP959

$147.99

3L
Info
1,000W
Info
n/a
Info
$110
Over 10 years
Dec 2012

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What Are The Best Food Processor Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every food processor and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated food processor brand is Kenwood with an average rating of 88%. Compare all award winning food processors.

Rank Brand Number of Food Processors Price Range Average Rating
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Kenwood Food Processors 65 $25 - $676
88%
8 reviews
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Bosch Food Processors 54 $117 - $658
84%
346 reviews
#3
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KitchenAid Food Processors 27 $21 - $499
82%
70 reviews
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Magimix Food Processors 25 $400 - $551
80%
263 reviews

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Kenwood
MultiOne
$392.78
Better Kagoo
Score
Bigger bowl
capacity
VS
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Bosch
MUM48020DE
$194.05
$199 cheaper
Better brand
One month newer
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Kenwood
FPM810
$290.80
$109 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
VS
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Magimix
4200XL
$400.00
More popular
Cheaper to run
by £7 over
five years
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Magimix
4200XL
$400.00
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Kenwood
FPM910
$134.99
$265 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by 16
months
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Kenwood
FPM910
$134.99
$434 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Magimix
5200XL
$568.85
Newer by 10
months
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Kenwood
MultiOne
$392.78
$176 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Magimix
5200XL
$568.85
More popular
Six months
newer
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Cuisinart
FP-14DC
$199.00
$201 cheaper
Newer by four
years
A little bigger
bowl capacity
VS
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Magimix
4200XL
$400.00
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
£7 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Magimix
4200XL
$400.00
Better Kagoo
Score
5% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Kenwood
MultiOne
$392.78
Newer by 20
months
Better brand
Bigger bowl
capacity
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Magimix
4200XL
$400.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Breville
BFP800
$399.95
Four years
newer
0.7L bigger
bowl capacity
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Magimix
5200XL
$568.85
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Breville
BFP800
$399.95
$169 cheaper
20 months newer
One more speed
level
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Bosch
MCM4100
$117.85
$83 cheaper
Better brand
Bigger bowl
capacity
VS
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Philips
HR7628
$200.99
Three years
newer
More popular
User reviews
are a lot
better
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Breville
BFP800
$399.95
One more speed
level
10% bigger
bowl capacity
VS
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Cuisinart
DFP-14
$135.00
$265 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
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Kenwood
MultiOne
$392.78
Better brand
Bigger bowl
capacity
VS
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Bosch
MUM48120DE
$221.48
$171 cheaper
Newer by one
month
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Magimix
4200XL
$400.00
0.9L bigger
bowl capacity
VS
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Kenwood
FDP301
$44.38
$356 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
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Cuisinart
FP-14DC
$199.00
$370 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 21
months
VS
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Magimix
5200XL
$568.85
Better brand
A little bigger
bowl capacity
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Magimix
4200XL
$400.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
User reviews
are better
VS
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Cuisinart
DFP-14
$135.00
$265 cheaper
Newer by four
years
One more award
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Kenwood
FPM910
$134.99
$165 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
24% bigger
bowl capacity
VS
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Breville
BFP660SIL
$299.95
Four years
newer
$33 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Magimix
4200XL
$400.00
More popular
24% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Bosch
MC812S814
$230.63
$169 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by five
years
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Magimix
5200XL
$568.85
Better Kagoo
Score
10% bigger
bowl capacity
VS
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KitchenAid
KFP1466
$249.99
$319 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Better brand
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Philips
HR7762
$286.78
Cheaper to run
by £7 over
five years
VS
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Kenwood
FDM302SS
$152.16
$135 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
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Bosch
MUM52120
$497.38
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £40 over
five years
VS
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Kenwood
MultiOne
$392.78
$105 cheaper
Newer by four
years
Marginally
bigger bowl
capacity
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhy do some food processors not have an entry for speeds?
ASome food processors don't have set speed levels (low, medium, high, etc) but instead a knob to gradually increase the speed from low to very high.
QWhat are common accessories for food processors?
AFood processors may come with any or all of these standard attachments: a kneading tool for dough, a set of whisks or beaters, a citrus pressing tool, a tool for mincing meat, or a pasta maker.
QWhat is a 'pulse' function?
APulse turns the food processor on for very short periods at a time - helpful for finishing the final parts of mixing, or reducing stubborn chunks in your mixture.

Food Processor Buying Guide

Food processors are kitchen appliances meant to aid in many of the most common food preperation tasks, such as mixing, chopping, grinding, shredding, etc. By using a variety of powered blades and accessories, food processors can complete prep tasks in seconds, that would otherwise require substancial time and effort!

They can be expensive machines, but make repetitive cooking tasks far easier and faster, so are worth the expense if you do a lot of cooking on a daily basis. We have a vast array of food processors from many of the leading brands, so here is a brief guide of the most important attributes to consider when choosing a food processor.

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Bowl Capacity

One of the most important considerations when choosing a food processors is the bowl size. The larger the capacity of your food processor, the more food can be prepared at the same time. This is extremely important if you are cooking for a large family, or routinely bake large cakes, pies or anything that required a lot of preperation. All our food processors have a capacity measured in litres - from small 1.5 litre processors to enormous 7 litre appliances.

Some processors come with several different bowls, specifically for chopping, blending or other functions. In these cases, we also list the individual capacities for these peripheral bowls, so you can be sure that you are buying an applicance that fits your precise specifications.

Power Level/Number of Speeds

All our food processors have a power rating, measured in watts (W). The higher the power level, the more efficient the the appliance will be at chopping and mixing. This in turn will lead to better processed ingredients, and better results!

Most of the food processors listed on our site also have variable speed settings, and therefore can chop/grind/etc at a number of different speeds. This is crucial for getting the best results when preparing food, since harder ingredients will need to be processed at faster speeds, while softer ingredients may require slower speeds to avoid being over-processed and ruined. The appliances we have listed run from simple 2-speed processors all the way up to very advanced 10-speed models.

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Functions & Capabilities

As mentioned above, food processors are designed to cover many different functions and common kitchen prep tasks. Many of these require specific tools and settings, so not all applicances will perform them all. The most common are outlined below:

Some processors come with several different bowls, specifically for chopping, blending or other functions. In these cases, we also list the individual capacities for these peripheral bowls, so you can be sure that you are buying an applicance that fits your precise specifications.

Mixing: the most common task for a food processor, and one that every model will perform by default. A whisk or paddle ensures fast and efficient ingredient mixing.

Chopping: chopping food such as vegetables or meats requires a specialist blade, which rotates at high speeds to cut ingrdients.

Shredding: like chopping, but the ingredients are reduced into far smaller pieces.

Grating: helpful for hard cheeses like parmesan - a grater module moves up and down quickly, allowing fast and efficient grating.

Dough kneading: a dough hook attachment allows the processor to easily mix and knead bread dough.

Mincing: a mincing attachment allows you to mince meats such as pork and beef - an important tool for making home-made sausages.

Juice extractor/citrus press: a powerful press squashes fruit to remove juice quickly and efficiently.

Easy-To-Clean

Finally, given how much food processors are used for mixing, chopping, blending and other messy food prep tasks, there will be a lot to clean up when you're finished. With that in mind, buying a processor that is specially marked as 'easy-to-clean' will make the post-cooking cleanup far easier to manage!

Food Processor Retailers, Prices and Features

Food Processor Prices

The price range of food processors is from $19 to $2,104 and in total we found prices for 98 food processors. A new food processor costs on average $204 and 80% of food processors are priced between $29 and $442. The cheapest food processor that we found is the Cuisinart DLC1SS at only $20, and the most expensive is the Taurus Mycook Touch at $2,103.

Food Processor Brands - Price Range

Taurus food processors range in price from $2,103 to $2,103, and the average price of Taurus food processors is $2,103 which is the highest average price of all food processor brands.

Ninja food processors start at $537 and their most expensive food processor costs $537. The second highest average food processor price out of all brands is Ninja food processors with an average price of $537.

The average price of Magimix food processors is $483 which is the third highest average price of all food processor brands. Magimix food processors range in price from $400 to $551.

Food Processor Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 23 expert reviews and 2,851 user reviews for food processors and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of food processor. The top rated food processor brand is Kenwood with an average rating of 88%. The second best brand is Bosch with 84% and the third best brand is KitchenAid with 82%.

Biggest Food Processor Retailers

The biggest food processor retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 125 current food processor offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 25 offers. That means eBay is over 5 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to food processors.

When Are Most New Food Processors Released?

We looked at the release dates for new food processors over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any prominent pattern. 12 new food processors were released in June 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new food processor releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new food processor releases was November, with 22 new food processors released that month. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new food processors, with 34 new food processors released that month.

How Fast Do Food Processor Prices Drop After Release?

New food processors drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $8 on a typical $204 new food processor by waiting 6 months before buying.

Bowl Capacities

Denotes the capacity of the main bowl of the food processor, measured in litres (L).

Across the range of food processors, the bowl capacities range from 0.284L to 13L. The bowl capacities of the majority of food processors range from 4L to 5L. The food processor with the biggest bowl capacity is the Cuisinart FP13DGM, which is a 13L capacity food processor and is on sale for $171.29. The food processor with the smallest bowl capacity is the NutriBullet Veggie Bullet Food Processor, which is a 0.284L capacity food processor and can be purchased for $60.72.

A larger capacity bowl fitted to your food processor means that a larger amount of ingredients can be processed and mixed at once, meaning the processor is more efficient and can be used for larger cookery tasks.

Powers

'Power' represents the power level of the food processor, measured in watts.

Across the range of food processors, the powers range from 50W to 2,400W. The powers of the majority of food processors range from 1,000W to 1,200W. The food processor with the biggest power is the Breville BFP800XL, which is a 2,000W food processor and is priced at $390.20. The Brentwood Appliances MC101, which currently retails for $20.76, has the smallest power and is a 50W food processor.

A larger power level means that the motor in the food processor is more powerful, leading to faster and more efficient mixing.

Speed Levels

The number of speed levels the food processor is capable of mixing at.

Across the range of food processors, the speed levels range from 1 to 12. The speed levels of most food processors range from 1 to 3. The Bomann KM 1395 CB, which is available at $429.10, has the most speed level and is a 12 speed level food processor. The food processor with the least speed level is the Magimix 5200XL, which is a 1 speed level food processor and is priced at $550.80.

More speeds on your food processor mean that is it more versatile, and can handle ingredients that require slow, gentle mixing as well as those that require fast, vigorous blending.

Available Colours

Amongst new food processors, the most popular colour is white. We found 124 food processors that are food processors that have a white coloured. We found 90 food processors that are food processors that have a black coloured, making this the second most common colour amongst new food processors.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Food Processors?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying food processors. For each retailer it shows the total number of food processors where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying food processors. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 120 of their food processor prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Food Processors for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for food processors by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of food processor prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's food processor prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 96% of their food processor prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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