Medium Sized Food Processor – a balance between space saving and capacity

For a small family with no real need for a full size food processor, a medium sized 6 to 9 cup may just what you need. A balance between space saving and food handling capacity, these are the best food processors you can get.

If you are new to food processor, here is what it can do:

  • Mince/puree vegetables and fruits.
  • Mix salad dressings.
  • Puree soups or sauces.
  • Slice apples, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, cabbage.
  • Slice tomatoes, pepperoni, peppers, radishes, and firm cheeses.
  • Shred cabbage, potatoes, carrots.
  • Mix up a quick pancake batter.


  • Chop onions without the tears.
  • Puree a creamy salad dressing.
  • Slice cucumbers evenly for a perfect salad.
  • Shred or grate your favorite cheese for a variety of dishes.
  • Chop nuts, meat, garlic, onions, peppers, celery.
  • Chop herbs, bread (for crumbs), and crackers.


Obviously, there are plenty more things you can do with a food processor limited only by your imagination and creativity, definitely a worth while investment and a must have ‘kitchen helper’ in every home.

Best Medium-Sized (6-9 Cups) Food Processors

1. Cuisinart DLC-2009CHBM Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor Brushed Silver – BIGGEST CAPACITY

2. Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup Food Processor, Black

3. Cuisinart DLC-2007N Prep 7 7-Cup Food Processor, White or Silver


4. Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White

5. Hamilton Beach 70450 8-Cup Food Processor

6. Cuisinart FP-8 Elemental 8-Cup Food Processor, Silver or Gunmetal

7. KitchenAid KFP0922 9-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System, Onyx Black – BIGGEST CAPACITY

8. KitchenAid KFP0722 7-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System, Empire Red, Contour Silver or Onyx Black

Also: KitchenAid KFP0711 7 Cup Food Processor, Contour Silver, Onyx Black or White

Let’s take a closer look at each of these in turn:

1. Cuisinart DLC-2009CHBM Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor Brushed Silver – WIDE FEEDER

Cuisinart DLC-2009 Chrome Perspective

The Cuisinart Prep 9 food processor has a powerful motor that lets you quickly and easily slices, dices, chops, and purees fruits and vegetables helping to reduce preparation time in the kitchen.

Apart from KitchenAid KFP0922, the appliance comes with a large 9-cup work bowl, the biggest capacity in our list that makes it easy to create an entire meal from scratch.

The strongest feature of Prep 9 is it’s extra-large one-piece feed tube that can accommodate whole fruits and vegetables and allows for continuous processing.

Accessories include a stainless-steel medium slicing disc (4 mm), a stainless-steel shredding disc, a chopping/mixing blade, and a detachable disc stem, plus a plastic spatula, and a recipe/instruction book.

The unit’s compact build means it will fit comfortably on any countertop, and its brushed stainless finish adds a touch of elegance to any modern kitchen. All removable parts clean up easily by hand or in the dishwasher.

  • Includes slicer disc, shredding disc, new chopping blade, detachable stem, spatula, and recipe/instruction book. Dough blade available to purchase separately.
  • Brushed Stainless Steel housing for enhanced durability
  • Lexan work bowl virtually shatterproof, dishwasher-safe
  • One-piece Supreme wide mouth feed tube holds whole fruits and vegetables
  • Measures 9-1/2 by 7 by 13 inches

2. Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup Food Processor, Black

Hamilton Beach 70740

Hamilton Beach Food Processors uses on robust motors to chop, slice, shred, mix and puree just about anything you put in the bowl.

The food processor comes with in-bowl blade storage and dishwasher-safe parts making it easy to clean and store. When storing, the lid flips over for compact storage.

  • Fast and versatile – quickly chop onions, slice salad ingredients, shred cabbage, grate cheese, mix sauces, or prepare pesto.
  • Powerful 450 watt motor
  • 2 speeds plus pulse control
  • Stainless steel slice / shred disc and chopping blade & S-Blade for chopping, mixing & pureeing

3. Cuisinart DLC-2007N Prep 7 7-Cup Food Processor, White or Silver – DOUGH BLADE, WIDE FEEDER

Cuisinart DLC-2007

Perfecting the art of food preparation, here is the smaller Cuisinart Prep 7. With a finish that adds a touch of elegance to any modern kitchen, the Cuisinart Prep 7 Food Processor is the ideal prep tool for any task.

It’s compact build allows it to fit comfortably on any countertop and the large work bowl makes it easy to create an entire meal from scratch.

  • Lexan 7-cup work bowl virtually shatterproof, dishwasher-safe
  • One-piece Supreme wide mouth feed tube holds whole fruits and vegetables
  • Stainless-steel slicing disc, shredding disc, chopping/mixing blade, and dough blade (included)
  • Speed automatically adjusts to ensure proper dough consistency

4. Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White – WIDE FEEDER

Cuisinart DLC-10SY Pro

The Cuisinart Pro Classic Food Processor makes all your favorites, from stir-fries and main course salads, to peanut butter and homemade bread.

Accessories include a stainless steel medium slicing disc, stainless steel shredding disc, chopping blade, small and large pushers, detachable disc stem, compact flat cover, spatula, and instruction/recipe book.

  • Includes medium slicing disc (4mm), shredding disc, and new stainless steel chopping blade
  • Also includes small and large pushers, detachable disc stem, compact flat cover, spatula, and recipe book
  • Extra-large feed tube holds whole fruits and vegetables; BPA-free and dishwasher-safe parts
  • Powerful enough to knead bread dough with ease (dough blade available separately)
  • Measures: 7.00″ x 11.25″ x 14.50″

5. Hamilton Beach 70450 8-Cup Food Processor, White – SIDE DRIVER

Hamilton-Beach-70450

Whether you are cooking for two or prepping a family meal, the Hamilton Beach 8 Cup Food Processor makes it easy. This countertop time-saver is compact in size but big on features. A reversible disc and chopping blade let you prepare a wide variety of foods like hash browns, chopped nuts, coleslaw, salsa, or shredded cheese.

Use the chopping/mixing blade to coarsely chop, finely mince, mix, or puree food to a smooth consistency. Slice, julienne, or shred with the reversible slicing/shredding disc. The clear food pusher has easy-to-read measurement marks for pouring liquids right through the chute.

It’s simple to operate; just rotate the knob conveniently located on top of the base and the processor will run continuously. For instant on/off control, use the Pulse setting. In-bowl blade storage keeps things tidy when not in use.

The clear food pusher has easy-to-read measurement marks for measuring and pouring liquids right through the chute, which is very convenient for making dressings and sauces.

All removable parts are dishwasher safe, so cleanup is easy. Use this food processor to spend less time in your kitchen and make preparing meals a breeze.

  • Power: 300 watts of food-processing power; easily shreds, chops, slices, mixes, and minces
  • In-bowl blade storage saves kitchen space
  • Dishwasher safe parts (bowl, lid and blades) for easy cleaning
  • Simple On/Pulse dial operation
  • Generous 8-cup capacity (8 cups of dry ingredients or 2 cups of liquid)
  • Stainless steel chopping/mixing blade & reversible slicing/shredding disc
  • Disc can also be used to julienne or make matchstick-cut vegetables

6. Cuisinart FP-8 Elemental 8-Cup Food Processor, Silver or Gunmetal

Cuisinart FP-8 Gun Metal

This Cuisinart food processor is designed to perform just about any food prep task a recipe calls for. It’s big enough to chop ingredients for a party-sized portion of salsa, and powerful enough to turn a full work bowl of veggies into healthy pureed soups in seconds.

Rubberized touch pad controls, and reversible shredding and slicing discs make this food processor a favorite of creative home cooks. Available in Silver, Gun Metal or White.

  • 350 watts for powerful food prep performance
  • 8-Cup work bowl with measurement markings
  • Reversible shredding and slicing discs – medium to fine
  • Integrated feed tube to add ingredients during processing
  • Easy-To-Clean, removable parts are dishwasher safe

7. KitchenAid KFP0922 9-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System, Onyx Black, Contour Silver, White – WIDE FEEDER, 9-CUP & 3-CUP BOWL, DOUGH BLADE

KitchenAid KFP0922

  • 3-in-1 Wide Mouth Feed Tube adjusts to three different widths for processing different size foods and whole foods, such as tomatoes, with minimal prep.
  • High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.
  • The UltraTight Seal features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.
  • The KFP0922 includes 9-cup work bowl, 3-cup work bowl, adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding disc, multipurpose blade, multipurpose blade for 3-cup work bowl, dough blade.

8. KitchenAid KFP0722 7-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System, Empire Red, Contour Silver or Onyx Black

KitchenAid KFP0722

  • The externally adjustable ExactSlice System features optimized speeds, and an external lever that allows you to go from thick to thin with one slide of the lever.
  • High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.
  • The 2-in-1 Feed Tube lets you use either the large or narrower opening during continuous slicing or shredding, depending on the size of the ingredients.
  • The UltraTight Seal Features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.
  • The KitchenAid KFP0722 includes 7-Cup Work Bowl, Adjustable Slicing Disc, Reversible, Shredding Disc, Multipurpose Blade.

Also: KitchenAid KFP0711 7 Cup Food Processor, Contour Silver, Onyx Black or White

KitchenAid KFP0711

  • High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.
  • The 2-in-1 Feed Tube lets you use either the large or narrower opening during continuous slicing or shredding, depending on the size of the ingredients.
  • The UltraTight Seal Features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.
  • The KitchenAid KFP0711 includes 7-Cup Work Bowl, internal adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding disc and multipurpose blade.