The 8 Best Food Processors in 2021

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Food processors might not be the first appliance you get for your kitchen, but they could end up being some of your most used. Not only can they puree your favorite dips, but they can be used to seriously cut down on cooking time—especially if chopping is not your specialty. They also make a great baking companion specifically if you are super into pie—because who has time to cut up their own butter? Since there are a ton of options out there, it can difficult to find the right one for you, especially when shopping online.

To help you out, we have gathered up some of the best food processors that will help you breeze through the most delicious time of the year.

How to Choose a Food Processor

There are a few key components that you will want to look for in a food processor

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From blenders to stand mixers, kitchen appliances can make the often tedious world of cooking a little bit easier. One such kitchen workhorse is the food processor, which can chop, dice, grind and slice everything from onions and parsley to cheese and potatoes. It’s a handy option if you’re in a hurry, have a labor-intensive recipe or are simply intimidated by sharp knives — unlike a blender with a similar blade-like construction, you don’t even have to include any liquid to get the results you want.

“Food processors definitely help to expedite recipe preparation,” said Diamond Wynn, a recipe developer for HelloFresh. “I prefer them for large volume sauces that require smaller cuts — it allows for natural flavors and liquids to blend together, which can get lost hand cutting on a cutting board.”

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<p>With so many options available, be realistic about which attachments you will use regularly</p> (iStock/The Independent)

With so many options available, be realistic about which attachments you will use regularly

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Whether you’re an aspiring chef or just cooking daily dinners, a food processor is an appliance everyone can find use for in their kitchen. From roughly chopping to thoroughly blitzing, these appliances make everything that little bit easier, speeding up the cooking preparation process.

In the last year, while we’ve waited patiently for our favourite restaurants to once again open their doors, our food processor has never gotten more use.

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We’ve chopped vegetables far faster than we ever could by hand, blitzed fresh herbs for dips and sauces, and have even used them to knead dough in an attempt to recreate some of our most loved dishes at home.

Now it’s your turn to invest and get the most out of meal times.

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