The Best Food Processor Under $100

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 machines 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 options in each price category to spare consumers the days or weeks of research it would take to reach similar conclusions. Here is our pick for the best food processor 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. It 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 for many cooks. Click here to buy or see more reviews.

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.


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


Bowl SizeCompact – 7 Cup


Accessories and extrassteel blade, dough blade, slicing disc, shredding disc, extra large feed tube, spatula, recipe book & 30 minute instructional video

Warranty 5 year full motor, 3 year limited entire unit

Overall Rating4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall ReviewMost of the reviews for this food processor are very favorable; in fact, 88% of the reviewers gave this Cuisinart a 4 or 5 star rating. This appears to be a well powered appliance capable of many tasks. It comes with all of the basic attachments most users will need. This is an ideal option for someone who normally only prepares food for 1 or 2 people. There were some reviewers that complained about not being able to process a lot of food at once in this model. Keep in mind that this is a compact food processor and you will need to get a full-sized model if you want to process large amounts of food at once. Check out our Main Page for more information on size.

Users say this machine is powerful yet quiet compared to cheaper options. They say it is well-designed and well-constructed. Most reviewers love how quickly and evenly it can slice, chop and grate. They report that it easily kneads bread and pasta dough.

What will you find in the negative reviews? There are a lot of people who are unhappy with the design of the pusher. It must be locked into place for the machine to work (it's a safety feature many find unnecessary and overzealous). That means you need to stop the machine and remove the pusher every time you want to add more food. Most food processors allow you to continuously add food while the machine is running. People also feel the design of the pusher makes it difficult to clean and therefore unsanitary.

There were a few complaints that this machine is too heavy. You should keep in mind that a more powerful motor will not only perform better but also weigh more. This extra weight also adds to the overall stability of the machine. Plastic is cheap and also doesn't weigh much. You should always be wary of a light food processor, not a heavy one.See All 853 food processor Reviews