No matter how good their messaging skills are, each cook can testify to the groundbreaking power of the almighty food processor. One of these babies needs just a push of a button or a switch to make a 15-second, fingertip risk-related task a 15-second dream. And do not even let me start with the money-saving genius, the DIY Hummus.
But although they are true miracle workers, they are certainly not the cheapest kitchen tool. Investing in a food processor can be exhausting if you are not sure where to start. That's why we put together five of the best food processors to pass the "Bang for Your Buck" test.
Is space short? Get one of these delightful two-speed processors and get ready to grind, chop, mix and purée your way to happiness without overstraining the kitchen. Keep in mind that with just 3.5 cups and 240 watts, it's definitely geared towards smaller projects like guac, hummus, salad dressings, salsas, crushed nuts and sauces. However, if you only need a little roadside assistance and no complete auto repair shop, this is an ideal choice ̵
($ 46; amazon.com)
What you see is what you get with this 500-watt two-speed option. It can quickly, efficiently and painlessly slice, chop, chop, grind, puree and mix whatever you drop. It is also equipped with a smaller bowl of four cups for all your diving needs. Tidy and light, this is a great choice for those who value ease-of-use without sacrificing bells and whistles.
($ 52; amazon.com)
Word: Reliability. Like the rest of its rugged fleet, this trusted machine does its job with the utmost precision. The higher price is achieved by an extra-large filler tube that can suck all the fruits and vegetables, an upgraded 720-watt power supply and a sleek, streamlined design. It's ridiculously easy to use (there are only two buttons), as quiet as a field mouse, faster than the Mighty Mouse, and the cutting, chopping and cutting of stainless steel blades remains remarkably sharp and shiny no matter how much you use it.  ($ 158; amazon.com)
This compact number comes at a price, being one of the most versatile on the shelf. Armed with a 600-watt motor, a set of easy-to-insert blades and 15 different speeds, it cuts, cuts, minces, minces, crushes, whips, juices and even dough – the perfect helper bee for Renaissance cooks. It is also light and works well together to make cleaning quick and painless, whether you are preparing some pizza dough or dicing onions.
($ 159; amazon.com)
Of course it's the most expensive of the group, but anyone willing to withdraw the money will soon realize that this is the Cadillac of food processors is. With a 12-cup bowl, multiple feeders, an adjustable blade with 24 different settings and an impressive 1,000-watt induction motor can hardly happen this miracle. We speak of velvety purees and grated cheddar to coarsely chopped vegetables, thin sliced tomatoes, ground cashew nuts and perfectly kneaded dough. If you seriously want to invest in high quality cookware, this product is worth the money.
($ 240; amazon.com)
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