The Best Food Processor For Every Budget

How did we come up with this list of the best food processors in each price range? We read thousands of reviews for every model available today. We coupled that with our combined considerable experience in restaurants, in retail food industries and as dedicated home cooks. Not only have we used the models in question, but working with thousands of new cooks throughout our careers has helped us to understand the reasons behind some bad reviews. Many of these negative reviews stem from a lack of food processor knowledge on the part of the user. We have come up with the best choices in each price category to spare consumers the days or weeks of research it would take to reach similar conclusions.

Keep in mind that prices do fluctuate. We use the average price over the last several months to place each product in the proper category, but occasionally the actual price may be more or less than stated.

The Best Option Under $50 

The Hamilton Beach 525 Watt with a 10 cup capacity  (model #70670) wins this honor by a landslide. This inexpensive food processor can be had for just under $50, which is very impressive for a full-sized model. It weighs only 8 pounds, which makes it easy to move from cupboard to counter. The lighter weight doesn't add much towards stability, so Hamilton Beach has included suction cups to stop the machine from bouncing around while in use. This is certainly not the best food processor available, but it is the best one available in this price range. You are not likely to be disappointed unless you buy this Hamilton Beach model expecting it to perform as well as the higher end models. Click here to buy this Hamilton Beach Food Processor or to see more reviews.

The Best Option Under $100

The Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor is an ideal choice for someone who generally only cooks for two people. For just under $100 you'll get the type of well constructed machine that has made Cuisinart famous. This Cuisinart unit is well powered and comes with high quality discs and blades. The biggest downfall of this machine is the size. A 7 cup is just too small to be the best option for many cooks. Click here to buy this Cuisinart food processor or to see more reviews.

The Best Option Under $150

The KitchenAid KFP740WH 9-Cup Food Processor with an included 4 cup mini bowl is a smart choice for many home cooks. You get a powerful yet quiet machine with the proven reliability and customer service of KitchenAid. For about $130 you get two bowl sizes, making this machine useful in a wide array of tasks. The only downside is that although a 9 cup food processor is technically full-sized, it is a bit small for some kitchen prep. Home cooks that routinely prepare food for 4 or more people may want to spend the extra $50 for the 12 cup model. Click here to buy this KitchenAid food processor or see more reviews.

The Best Option Under $200

The KitchenAid KFPW760WH 700-Watt 12-Cup Food Processor with an included 4 cup mini bowl offers tremendous value and is the best choice you will find for less than $200. It is a solid, sturdy machine that will provide years of valuable assistance in the kitchen for only about $180, including the shipping costs. This machine can handle all the tough tasks, such as kneading bread or pasta dough. The two bowl sizes allow you to always have the proper sized food processor for the job at hand. KitchenAid has an excellent customer service record, leaving you protected if something does go wrong. Click here to buy this KitchenAid food processor or to read more reviews.

The Best Food Processor For An Unlimited Budget

The Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor is a newcomer to the field of food processors, yet it wins this category hands down. Our past recommendation was split between a high-end 12 cup model and a 20 cup Cuisinart model, because we just couldn't pick a favorite out of the two (the latter having the size advantage.) The Breville kept the high-end features we love but upped the size to a 16 cup and they also include a 2.5 cup mini bowl. Breville also included many great innovations on this unit, like the adjustable slicing blade. This Breville food processor has a timer, something absent on most models. Click HERE to buy this Breville Food Processor or to read more reviews