The best food processors of 2018

These are the best food processors to suit all your cooking needs

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When it comes to being more efficient in the kitchen, a food processor can make all the difference. From shredding meat to pureeing beans and chopping onions, these versatile machines can do in mere seconds the tasks that would take far longer to do manually, saving you both time and energy when cooking.

Whether you’re an amateur chef just getting started, you’re trying to make healthier meals at home, or you’re an experienced cook wanting to speed up the cooking process, there are many top-notch food processors on the market that can do the job effectively. We’ve done the work for you and rounded up the best of the best food processors that money can buy.

Cuisinart 14 Cup Food Processor ($158)

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Cuisinart made food processors a standard appliance in the kitchen. Those looking for a no-frills, reliable food processor can have faith in this machine.

Cuisinart is the brand that made food processors a standard machine to be found in kitchens everywhere. This 14-cup food processor from Cuisinart is as reliable as the older models, but it’s equipped for the 21st century with electronic touchpad controls. These controls let you select among high/low, on/off, and pulse. It’s perfect for those who like experimenting with all kinds of cooking, as the slicing disc, shredding disc, and blade make it easy to chop, mix, knead, and puree just about anything. Those who do a lot of baking will like knowing that the dough speed adjusts automatically to the amount and consistency of the flour, so you always get the perfect dough for bread, rolls, and other baked goods.

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Hamilton Beach Food Processor ($50)

Just getting into food processing? This is a great option for amateur cooks that is also is budget-friendly.

While food processors may be a handy addition to your kitchen counter, some are pricey due to all the fancy features they offer, many of which you might never use. This Hamilton Beach machine is easy on the wallet, and it works just as effectively as many higher-end models. The bowl holds 10 cups, so it is large enough to handle most standard dinner recipes. The food processor also has an additional interesting feature: The lid flips over to help you store the machine in more compact spaces. Lack of counter space can no longer be your excuse for not trying out food processing.

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Ninja Mega Kitchen System ($139)

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If you’re taking stock of your kitchen counter and realizing you don’t have much space to work with, this machine by Ninja is perfect. It combines a food processor and blender into one, thus freeing up valuable kitchen space. The 72-ounce pitcher and eight-cup food processor are large enough for most recipes, from that Monday night casserole to Sunday night meal prep. The machine also comes with two 16-ounce travel cups, which are great for taking drinks on the go. The high-quality stainless steel blades hold up well over time, so you can count on using the device for years to come.

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KitchenAid Food Processor Attachment ($147)

Already have a KitchenAid stand mixer? You’ll want this add-on device. This attachment can turn your existing mixer into a double-duty machine.

If you want to try using a food processor but don’t have the additional kitchen space to dedicate to it, this attachment works with a KitchenAid stand mixer if you have one. The attachment fits the front of any KitchenAid stand mixer, using the mixer’s power to shred, dice, and chop any ingredients you might need. There’s also an external lever you can use to change the slicing thickness, depending on what recipe you’re working with. With this attachment, you’ll be turning your KitchenAid stand mixer into an even more powerful and versatile machine.

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KitchenAid Mini Food Processor ($35)

Don’t have a lot of kitchen space? This machine is perfect. It’s one of the most lightweight and portable food processors available.

Want to try out food processing, but don’t exactly see yourself making massive stews and large pies? This tiny food processor could be just what you’re looking for. It’s the ideal size for making salsas and dressings, and it will also chop herbs and perform other smaller tasks. The bowl, lid, and blade are safe for the dishwasher, so your cleanup job will be pretty easy. Plus, if you don’t have valuable countertop real estate to spare, this food processor does the job without taking up much space.

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Breville Sous Chef Food Processor ($380)

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Turn your kitchen into a 5-star restaurant with the Breville Sous Chef 16 Pro, which includes five multifunction discs and three blades. The LCD display features an auto timer that counts both up and down. It features a direct drive, high-torque 1,200W motor that easily handles the toughest jobs in the extra-large 16 cup-capacity bowl. With 24 settings, you get to choose the thickness of your slices. The Sous Chef Pro includes feed chute options, an extra-wide feed chute that cuts longer slices and a mini-feed chute that prevents long thin ingredients like carrots from tipping over during slicing. All of your attachments and cleaning utensils in the can be stored in the included storage box.

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Thermomix TM5 with Cook-Key ($1,448)

If you want a device that combines 12 machines into one, this is it. It’s a high-powered, high-end food processor that does the job extremely well.

You could call this a food processor, but it’s really a more versatile machine that also happens to have the functions of a food processor. This Thermomix can do just about any task you’d want to do in the kitchen. It has 12 different functions: Mixing, chopping, milling, kneading, blending, steaming, cooking, whisking, precise heating, stirring and emulsifying. With so many abilities, it has myriad uses, and you will likely soon find it to be your most-used kitchen tool.

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