The Best Food Processor Under $50

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 option 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 $50:

The Hamilton Beach 525 Watt with a 10 cup capacity (model #70670) wins this honor by a landslide. This model 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 it from bouncing around while in use. This is certainly not the best food processor available, but it is the best available in this price range. You are not likely to be disappointed unless you buy this machine expecting it to perform as well as the higher end models. 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.


Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep 525-Watt Food Processor, Black


Bowl SizeFull Size– 10 Cup


Accessories and extrasoversized feed tube, 2 reversible slicing/sgredding discs, stainless steel chopping blade

Warranty one year

Overall Rating4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall ReviewMost reviewers thought this food processor offered a lot of value for the money, with 83% giving it either 4 or 5 stars. At only 8 pounds, it's easy to move this machine from cupboard to counter. It has suction cups to hold it in place since it doesn't have enough weight to provide stability on it's own. Many people thought it was too noisy and underpowered, a common complaint for an inexpensive and lightweight unit. This is a good option for someone who doesn't cook often but still wants the convenience a food processor can offer. You are not likely to be dissapointed unless you buy this machine expecting it to perform like a $200 – $300 model. See All 96 Reviews