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The 10 Best Food Processors - June 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every food processor on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 457 food processors, 420 reviews and 809 prices. Last updated 20 June 2017.

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TRK55

Electrolux TRK55

1,300W
5.5L
10
Power
Bowl Capacity
Speeds
Stainless Steel
Mar 2016
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  • $1,465.00
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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.

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.

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

In total we found 19 food processors ranging from $20 to $1,465. The average price of a new food processor is $306 and the 80% of food processors are priced between $25 and $780. The Electrolux TRK55 is the most expensive food processor that we found at $1,465, and the Cuisinart DLC-2 is the cheapest at only $21.

Food Processor Brands - Price Range

Electrolux food processors start at $1,465 and the most expensive Electrolux food processor costs $1,465. The average price of Electrolux food processors is $1,465 which is the highest average price of all food processor brands.

Magimix food processors range in price from $227 to $797, and the average price of Magimix food processors is $512 which is the second highest average price of all food processor brands.

The third highest average food processor price out of all brands is Breville food processors with an average price of $359. Breville food processors range in price from $359 to $359.

Food Processor Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 7 expert reviews and 333 user reviews for food processors from across the internet and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of food processor. The top three food processor brands are Magimix, Kenwood and Bosch. Magimix has an average rating of 89%, Kenwood has an average rating of 84% and Bosch has an average rating of 81%.

Biggest Food Processor Retailers

We found 19 current offers for food processors from eBay making it the biggest food processor retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Newegg US for whom we found 7 current offers for food processors. The third biggest retailer is Best Buy with 3 current food processor offers.

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 noticeable trend. 29 new food processors were released in March 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new food processor releases. In 2015 most new food processors were released in September, with 25 new food processors released that month. September was also the biggest month in 2014 for new food processors, with 60 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 8% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new food processor costing $306, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $25.

Powers

Across the range of food processors, the powers range from 50W to 2,000W. The powers of the majority of food processors range from 740W to 910W. The BrevilleBFP800 has the biggest power. This food processor is a 2,000W Power food processor and is available at $359.10. The BrevilleBFP800, which is priced at $153.99, has the smallest power and is a 50W Power food processor.

Bowl Capacities

How much can be placed or stored in the bowl.

The bowl capacities of food processors range from 0.23L to 7L. The bowl capacities of most food processors range from 3.6L to 4.3L. The ElectroluxTRK55 has the biggest bowl capacity. This food processor is a 5.5L bowl capacity food processor and is on sale for $1,465.00. The ElectroluxTRK55, which currently retails for $109.99, has the smallest bowl capacity and is a 0.35L bowl capacity food processor.

Speeds

The speeds of food processors range from 1 to 13. The speeds of most food processors range from 1 to 3. The food processor with the most speed is the ElectroluxTRK55, which is a 10 speed food processor and is on sale for $1,465.00. The food processor with the least speed is the ElectroluxTRK55, which is a 1 speed food processor and is available at $37.81.

Biggest Food Processor Retailers

The biggest food processor retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 19 current food processor offers from eBay. The second biggest food processor retailer is Newegg US with 7 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Newegg US when it comes to food processors. Best Buy is the third biggest retailer with 3 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Food Processors?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on food processors is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 18 food processors.

Proportion of Food Processors for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on food processors is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 94.7% of its food processors.

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