Food Processor and Blender combos

 


The problem with trying to create a machine that does the job of two different kitchen appliances is that it can't truly perform exceptionally in either function. You'll see that reflected in the reviews. So who should consider a food processor / blender combo? A young cook with limited kitchen space just learning the basics could certainly benefit from such a device. Anyone who is looking to eat healthier but is either on a very limited budget or not ready to commit to the purchase of two separate appliances is also a candidate. You may just want to get your feet wet, so to speak, before deciding to buy a high end food processor or blender. Whatever the case may be, use the reviews to see if this is the best option for you.


DeLonghi 9-Cup Capacity Food Processor with Integrated Blender

 

Bowl Size9 cup food processor bowl and a 4 cup blender , both are BPA free

Accessories and extrasIt comes with a  dough tool, serrated stainless steel chopping blade,  stainless steel thick slice/shred disc and stainless steel fine slice/shred disc

Warranty  Comes with a 1 year warranty

Overall Rating –  it has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Overall Review –  75% of the reviews for this  food processor are favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. One reviewer put it best by writing "less than optimum for either a food processor or a blender, but a budget and space-saving solution." Yes, there are better food processors out there. Yes, there are better blenders out there. But if you have space and/or budget constraints, this may be an option for you.

This comes with a 400 watt motor, which is a bit under-powered for a full-sized processor. This is adequete power for the majority of reviewers, but if you intend to do a lot of heavy processing (doughs, nut butters, etc..), this may not be the one for you. It is lightweight and has a small footprint. DeLonghi compensates for the lighter weight with suction cups on the bottom to keep it in place. Some users complain it is noisy, while others say it is not any louder than other low-priced processors. Most people agree it is easy to use and clean, with the exception of the blender. The blender is all one piece; you can not remove the blade for cleaning. Food can get trapped under the blades, making cleaning a chore.

There seems to be some confusion regarding the actual size of the food processor bowl. Some reviewers are claiming that 9 cups is the combined capacity of both the FP bowl and blender cup. Some assigned poor ratings to this model based on what they felt was deceptive advertising. We contacted DeLonghi to be certain of the size. It has a 9 cup FP bowl and a 5 cup blender jar; the combined capacity is actually 14 cups. Why the confusion? The working bowl capacity for the FP bowl is only 4.25 cups when working with liquids. This is common with food processors. The size refers to the capacity of the work bowl when filled to the very top, even though you will never be able to process an entire 9 cups at once, especially if you are dealing with liquids. This is not decpetive advertising by DeLonghi; all food processors refer to their capacity in this way. READ ALL 79 REVIEWS


 

Breville BSB530XL the All In One Processing Station

 

Bowl size – 6 cup

Included accessories and extras –  Variable Slicing Disc, Reversible Shredding Disc and S Blade

Warranty – 1 year

Overall rating – Owners of this Breville rate it at 4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall review – 71 % of reviews for this all in one processing station are favorable and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. This is a unique option in the world of food processors. Rather than a standard motor that is positioned either on the side or bottom of the work bowl, this unit has a hand-held motor that can be attached to multiple tools, including the BPA-free processing bowl. It can also be attached to a whisk, an immersion blender, or a mashing tool (all are included.) That's what makes this an "all-in-one processing station" rather than a standard food processor. The motor has a trigger-style switch which is very easy and natural to use. This is a compact food processor, best suited to smaller tasks. The slicing disc is adjustable, with 19 settings. The reversible shredding disc will produce both fine and course results. Most users love the versatility of the BSB530XL. They appreciate the small footprint of this unit compared to the space that would be taken by all the appliances this replaces. They say it does a lot, and does it well.

There are only 2 negative reviews, and both users had the same problem. They both had the plastic gears on the food processor break. Breville did send out replacement parts free-of-charge, but hopefully this is something they have addressed so that it does not happen to other consumers. Click here for all 7 detailed reviews


 


Euro-Pro Ninja Master Prep Blender and Food Processor, Blue

 

 

 

 

 

Size Bowl– 2 Cup   Blender- 48 ounce

Warranty – no stated warranty information

Accessories and extras –48-ounce blender and 2-cup food processor with interchangeable power pod

Overall Rating4 out of 5 stars

Overall Review69% of the reviews were accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. While that might not seem very high at first glance, this is a very low priced product and many tend to expect high priced performance.

This product has the added feature of a blender cup in addition to the processing bowl. This allows for ice chopping and drink mixing as well as traditional food processor functions. Both the cup and bowl come with lids for easy storage of food after processing.

The one and two star reviews paint a picture of a cheaply made plastic product that will most certainly break after a few uses. Some say this happened after 3 or 4 uses, others regularly used the processor for months before destruction occurred. Overall, the design appears to be sound. Everyone agreed it worked well for it's intended purposes, at least in the beginning. It's poor reviews all come down to reliability and durability issues. Sadly, this is to be expected in any food processor that's this low priced. It is indeed a clear case of "you get what you pay for."

If you are looking for something for occasional use or perhaps a small gadget for a new cook this processor is definitely worth considering. It's ease of use and low price make it an appealing choice for short term or intermittent use. You can make salsa, hummus, mixed drinks and many other items that tend to be difficult or time consuming to prepare by hand. It has clearly marked measurements on the side making recipes easy to follow and eliminating the need for separate measuring cups. All in all, a useful kitchen tool if you don't expect to use it that often. Buying this through the links above protects you for the first 30 days with Amazon's return policy.

 


Cuisinart BFP-10CH PowerBlend Duet Blender and Food Processor, Chrome and Black

 

Size Bowl– 3 Cup    Blender – 56 ounce

Warranty – 3 year limited

Accessories and extras –Feed tube and pusher, slicing/shredding disc, and chopping blade

Overall Rating – 2.5 out of 5 stars

Overall ReviewOnly 37% of the reviews were accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. Ouch! The positive reviews all speak of an incredibly versatile kitchen tool that is well powered and produces consistently good results.

The other 63%? An appalling number of the reviews were written by people whose food processor / blender had broken after little or no use. There seems to be a recurring problem when making smoothies. It doesn't appear to do well with frozen fruit or ice (which shouldn't be a problem for a blender) and eventually the motor burns out. Many were unhappy with the customer service provided by Cuisinart. If you are interested in this product, buy through a reputable source (such as Amazon) to ensure an easy return process should the need arise.See All 147 Reviews

 


 

Black & Decker FP2620S Power Pro Wide-Mouth 10-Cup Food Processor with 5-Cup Blender Jar

 

Size Work Bowl – 10 cup      Blender jar – 5 cup

Warranty – no stated warranty information

Accessories and extras –chopping blade, slicing/shredding disk, and dough blade

Overall Rating2.5 out of 5 stars

Overall ReviewThere are only six reviews available for this food processor and they mostly paint a picture of a poorly made piece of junk. You may want to take into consideration the very low price for a full size food processor AND blender, which is probably the only reason anyone would purchase this model. To make matters worse, this is one of the few food processors required by law to state the following: WARNING-  This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. All things considered, there are better options.See All 15 Reviews


Oster BCCG08-RFP-NP9 8-Speed Blender with Food Processor Attachment, Metallic Red

Size  6 cup glass blender jar which is scratch resistant and thermal shock tested and a 3 cup BPA free processor attachment.

Warranty – 1 year

Motor 450 watts

Overall Rating –  4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall Review 86% of the reviewers give this processor a favorable 4 or 5 star rating

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