Although not strictly a kitchen necessity, food processors have worked their charms in to our kitchen counter tops simply by contributing their multi-level skills. From grating fine strands of carrots for carrot cake to whizzing up a batch of perfect crumble for apple pie to dicing root vegetables for the perfect stew, to making home-made mayonnaise, food processors have certainly made life in the kitchen significantly easier and cooking much quicker.
The blade options that come with food processors tend to be fairly uniform, typically with a standard chopping blade and a few other blade options.
Speed and pulse options too are pretty standard. The design of food processors too have remained fairly constant and similar in shape and appearance with a funnel-like extension for addition of further ingredients once the processor is turned on.
Top 12 Best Full Size Food Processors
- Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef 16-Cup Food Processor
- KitchenAid KFP0933 9-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System – DOUGH
- BRAUN FP3020 12-Cup Food Processor – KNEADING
- Cuisinart FP-12DCN Elite Collection 2.0 12-Cup Food Processor – DOUGH
- Cuisinart DLC-2009CHBM Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor
- Cuisinart FP-14DCN Elite Collection 2.0 14-Cup Food Processor – DOUGH
- Black & Decker FP6010 Performance Dicing 11-Cup Food Processor
- Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep 525-Watt 10-Cup Food Processor
- Cuisinart DLC-8S Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor
- Hamilton Beach 70730 Bowl Scraper 10-Cup Food Processor
- Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor – KNEADING
- Hamilton Beach 70725A 12-Cup Stack and Snap Food Processor
A Closer Look
Let’s take a closer look at the best family food processors and how they compare with each other.
- Features: large and small food pusher, feed chute safety system prevents the motor from operating unless the bowl, lid and large food pusher are correctly locked in position. LCD display with count up and count down timer for desired processing time. Solid die-cast metal base with direct drive motor.
- Chute Size: 5.5-inch super wide feed chute
- Capacity: 16-cup bowl and 2.5-cup mini processing bowl
- Accessories: 5 multi function discs and 3 blades with accessory storage box that can be stored horizontally or vertically based on storage space
- Features: 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. 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. High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.
- Chute Size: 3-in-1 Wide Mouth Feed Tube lets you accommodate large items – like tomatoes, cucumbers and potatoes with very little prep beforehand.
- Capacity: 9-Cups Work Bowl, 3-Cup Work Bowl
- Accessories: Adjustable Slicing Disc, Reversible Shredding Disc, Multipurpose Blade, Multipurpose Blade for 3-Cup Work Bowl, Dough Blade
- Features: Powerful, ultra quiet european made food processor from Braun (Germany) with 9 attachments and mini processing bowl. Safety power lock for processing bowl and lid, the food processor will not turn on until all assembly is properly fitted in place.
- Chute Size: Conventional chute
- Capacity: 12-Cup big bowl and mini chopper attachment
- Accessories: shredder, slicer, ultimate kugel potato blade, S blade, whipping, kneading and citrus juicer attachment
- Features: 12-cup Large Bowl and 4-cup Small Bowl with Pour Spouts & Measurement Markings, Exclusive Patent-Pending SealTightTM Advantage System – Seals Bowls and Locks Blades. Electronic touch page with on, off and pulse button.
- Chute Size: Cuisinart® Supreme® Wide-Mouth Feed Tube and Cover Assembly
- Capacity: 12-cup large bowl and 4-cup small bowl with pour spouts and measurement markings
- Accessories: adjustable slicing disc (1-6mm), adjustable shredding disc (fine/medium), large and small chopping/mixing blades, and a dough blade.
- Available in black, die-cast silver, brushed chrome or white
5. Cuisinart DLC-2009CHBM Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless
- Features: Lexan work bowl is virtually shatterproof. Extra-large one-piece feed tube accommodates whole fruits and vegetables and allows for continuous processing. Also available in red.
- Chute Size: Cuisinart Supreme Wide Mouth Feed Tube almost as wide as the bowl.
- Capacity: 9-Cup work bowl
- Accessories: 3 Blades; Chopping/Mixing Blade, 4mm Slicing Blade, Medium Shredding Disc
- Features: Exclusive Patent-Pending SealTight™ Advantage System – Seals Bowls and Locks Blades. Easy On/Off Locking System with Push Button Release, Electronic Touchpage Controls for on, off, dough and pulse function.
- Chute Size: Cuisinart Supreme Wide-Mouth Feed Tube and Cover Assembly
- Capacity: 14-cup Large Bowl and 4½-cup Small Bowl with Pour Spouts & Measurement Markings
- Accessories: Stainless Steel Adjustable Slicing Disc (up to 10mm), Stainless Steel Reversible Shredding Disc (Fine/Medium), Large and Small Stainless Steel Chopping/Mixing Blades with BladeLock System, Dough Blade
- Features: Digital touchpad controls for 3 speeds and pulse button. Stainless steel heavy duty base
- Chute Size: extra wide food chute with three piece pusher for different size whole fruit and vegetable.
- Capacity: 11-cup large work bowl, 4-cup small work bowl
- Accessories: stainless steel slicing and shredding discs, an adjustable dicing disk, a chopping blade (s-blade) and a dough blade. Dicing shaft, removable blade shaft, clean out tool and compact accessories storage case
8. Hamilton Beach 70670 Chef Prep 10-Cup Food Processor, Black – BUDGET
- Features: Your standard run of the mill, food processor with an affordable price tag. Straight forward 2 speed and pulse function driven by a 525 Watt motor. If you are after a simple, no fuss food processor without all the bells and whistles, this budget unit is for you.
- Chute Size: Conventional feed chute
- Capacity: 10 cup dishwasher safe bowl and lid
- Accessories: 3 blades; slice/shred disc, crinkle/fine shred disc, chopping blade
9. Cuisinart DLC-8S Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor, White or Silver
- Features: Cuisinart® Pro Custom 11™ Food Processor has large feed tube and unique compact chopping/kneading cover, to its industrial quality motor, this powerhouse is built for convenience and many years of use.
- Chute Size: extra wide feed tube with small and large pusher
- Capacity: 11-cup large work bowl
- Accessories: stainless steel thin slicing disc (2mm), medium slicing disc (4mm), stainless steel shredding disc, chopping/mixing blade,
- Features: popular with online retailers, the Hamilton Beach 70730 has built in bowl scraper so no need for spatula. Move the scraper while in operation to move the ingredients in the bowl. The simple single dial control with 2 speeds and pulse function makes it easy to use. Stainless steel and black base finish gives it that premium look.
- Chute Size: Conventional food chute
- Capacity: 10-cup large bowl with built in scraper that works while processor us running, no need to open the lid.
- Accessories: Chopping S-Blade and Slicing/Shredding discs for chopping, mixing and pureeing.
11.Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Custom Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel – KNEADING
- Features: Simple two buttons controls; on and off/pulse buttons.
- Chute Size: extra wide food chute with small and large pusher.
- Capacity: 14-cup large work bowl with compact cover when feed tube is not required. removable detachable stem for compact storage.
- Accessories: five basic attachments for slicing, shredding, chopping, mixing, and kneading. A custom-contoured spatula, a recipe booklet
- Features: simple function guide, easy stack and snap assembly with unique patent pending design with no difficult twisting and locking. Simple function guide shows which blade to use and which button to press. Powered by 450 Watt motor.
- Chute Size: large big mouth food chute
- Capacity: 12-cup large bowl with pour spout to reduce messy drips.
- Accessories: two blades; reversible slice/shred disc, chopping S-blade to chop, slice, shred, mix and puree with in bowl blade storage
KitchenAid KFP1466 14-Cup Food Processor White, Contour Silver, Onyx Black – DOUGH BLADE
KitchenAid’s food processor is both reliable and won’t take up much room in the kitchen. It comes complete with all the accessories you need to chop, mix and slice up all your ingredients precisely and accurately with its ExactSlice feature.
- Features: Industry’s First hands-free commercial-style dicing kit slices then dices for effortless processing. 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.
- Chute Size: 2-in-1 conventional feed tube lets you use either the large or narrower opening during continuous slicing or shredding.
- Capacity: 14-Cup Work Bowl, 4-Cup Work Bowl including lid with feed tube and lid without feed tube
- Accessories: Adjustable Slicing Disc, Reversible Shredding Disc, Multipurpose Blade, Multipurpose Blade for 4-Cup Work Bowl, Dough Blade, Dicing Kit, Clean Out Tool, Storage Case.