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The best food processor 2024, tried and tested by our experts

We've found the best food processor of 2024, trialling models from Ninja, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, and more

One of the best food processors, the Nutribullet nbp50100 food processor making breadcrumbs on a countertop
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Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup Food Processor

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Cuisinart Core
3. Best value: Nutribullet NBP50100
4. Best food processor/blender- Ninja Professional
5. Best cordless: KitchenAid Cordless
6. Best large capacity: Cuisinart 14-Cup
7. Best budget: Magic Bullet Kitchen Express
8. The ones that just missed the list
9. How to choose
10. How we test
11. Meet the team
12. FAQS

After testing over twenty of the best food processors on the market, we’ve narrowed it down to just one. The Cuisinart Core Custom 10 cup food processor is unbeaten and it has been for almost a year now. It speedily covers every kitchen need we could think of without breaking a sweat (or the bank). However, if you have more specific needs around capacity, power, and versatility, we’ve got some more options for you.

Unsurprisingly, some of the best food processors on the market are made by Cuisinart, Ninja, and Nutribullet. However, throughout our tests, we were surprised by some more underrated models, such as the Magic Bullet, which delivers excellent value for money.

After days of dicing, slicing, grinding, and kneading, we've been able to write detailed reviews and evaluations of where these food processors stand in the market. Whether you're after a compact option, a cordless model or a blender and food processor combo, they're all in here along with all of the details from our expert tests.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System | Was $199.99, now $170 at Amazon

Ninja Mega Kitchen System | Was $199.99, now $170 at Amazon
Right now, you can save $30 on the Ninja Mega Kitchen System. It comes with a 72-oz. round bowl for large mixes, as well as two blending cups and four different blending blades.

Cuisinart RMC-100 EvolutionX Cordless Mini Chopper | Was $79.95, now $53.04 at Amazon

Cuisinart RMC-100 EvolutionX Cordless Mini Chopper | Was $79.95, now $53.04 at Amazon

Cordless and rechargeable, this mini chopper is ideal for a modern kitchen. Allowing you to quickly chop herbs, nuts and small vegetables, this compact design can chop or grind at the swift touch of a button.

Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup Food Processor | was $199.99, now $123 at Amazon
Voted our best food processor overall

Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup Food Processor | was $199.99, now $123 at Amazon
Voted our best food processor overall in our guide, make the most out of this saving on the Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup Food Processor. Available in multiple colors, this design is lightweight, easy to use and store and has optional added attachments.

GE 12-Cup Food Processor with Accessories| Was $159.99, now $106.11 at Amazon

GE 12-Cup Food Processor with Accessories| Was $159.99, now $106.11 at Amazon
You can save $50 on this GE food processor. This little machine has a generous 12-cup capacity and comes with a variety of stainless steel attachments including a grating disc, French fry disc, a dough blade, and an emulsifier disc. It also comes with a mini-chopping bowl for smaller portions and a spatula so hands never need to go near the blades.

Ninja BL770AMZ Mega Kitchen System | Was $199.99 $170 at Amazon

Ninja BL770AMZ Mega Kitchen System | Was $199.99 $170 at Amazon

This mega kitchen system from Ninja includes a 72 oz. Pitcher, 8-Cup Food Processor and a 16 oz. Single Serve Cup. Creating the ultimate blending, blitzing and food processing station, this set can transform the way you cook and prep in the kitchen.

Bella Pro Series 8-Cup Food Processor | Was $79.99, now $49.99 at Best Buy

Bella Pro Series 8-Cup Food Processor | Was $79.99, now $49.99 at Best Buy
The Bella Pro Series 8-Cup Food Processor is a Best Buy exclusive with A 500-watt motor and reversible shredding disc. 

Quick List

If you want a food processor and you're in a hurry, here's a quick summary of our top picks. If one piques your interest, you can find more details further down.

Best food processor 2024

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Best food processor overall

Best overall food processor

Specifications

Power: 500W
Capacity: 10 cups
Programs: Low, high, pulse
Cleaning: Dishwasher safe
RRP: $179.95

Reasons to buy

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Sealed work bowl 
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Easy, neat storage
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A range of colors available
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Two sizes of pushers
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Optional added attachments

Reasons to avoid

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No way to tell if it's switched on

The Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup is our top buy and I think you will be hard-pressed to find a better food processor. Our tester Camryn found that it was lightweight, but felt secure, with a bowl that fully seals to prevent any messes while mixing wetter ingredients. 'I think this appliance is worth the splurge if you’re going to use it regularly,' Camryn reports. 'Details like the sealed work bowl make this appliance easy and enjoyable to use, plus you can buy additional attachments to use on the same base.' 

One of our favorite things about this food processor is that everything can be stored inside the main mixing bowl. That includes the blade (which comes with its own protective cover) and the reversible shredding and slicing discs. You can also expand its capabilities by investing in a blender jar, juice extractor or dicing accessory.

The controls are on the simple side, you can either mix on low or high, or pulse. However, we didn't find that this food processor lacked power when we made everything from energy bites to guacamole. The removable parts are all dishwasher-safe, and you can even choose from a range of colors when you buy. 

Our Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup Food Processor review has more details

Best value

Best value food processor

Specifications

Power: 450W
Capacity: 7 cups
Programs: Low, High, Pulse
Cleaning: Dishwasher-safe
RRP: $119.99

Reasons to buy

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In-bowl storage
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Dishwasher-safe design
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Comes with a spiralizer attachment

Reasons to avoid

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Food opening is quite small

If you want a versatile everyday food processor, the NutriBullet NBP50100 7-Cup Food Processor is for you. This is down to its do-it-all attachments, which include a dough hook, a chopping blade, two reversible slicing and shredding discs (one thick, one thin), and a spiralizing insert. 

Our tester Camryn was particularly impressed with these attachments: they were very easy to set up and produced long spirals of carrot and potato. There are three speeds: low, high, and pulse, and Camryn used all to make everything from shakes to dough. 'After weeks of testing, I think it’s an ideal everyday food processor for any household,' she reports.

Despite this huge selection, the attachments can be easily stored in the bowl – other than one disc, which doesn't fit inside. This is important to note since food processors that don't allow for in-bowl storage take up more valuable storage space. At just six pounds, the Nutribullet 7-Cup Food Processor is also very lightweight – a need to know if you are not storing it on the countertop. 

Camryn also found it easy to clean: most of the removable parts are dishwasher-safe and the plastic is BPA-free. As with a lot of Nutribullet products, it comes with a comprehensive recipe book that is great to get you started using the machine. However, it isn't amazing on dough, and the capacity is half that of the biggest food processor we've tested. 

Our Nutribullet 7-Cup Food Processor review has more details

Best food processor blender combo

Ninja BN801 Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQH&G gold badge

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Best food processor blender combo

Specifications

Power: 1500W
Capacity: 8 cups
Programs: Dough, blend, crush, pulse
Cleaning: Dishwasher safe
RRP: $219.99

Reasons to buy

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The ultimate multipurpose machine
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Incredibly powerful
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Personal and family-sized pitchers

Reasons to avoid

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Large space requirements

If you're looking for a hard-working appliance, you've found the one. Not only can this cover a range of blending and food processing options, it comes with an enormous capacity. The Ninja comes with a 72 oz pitcher and 64 oz food processor as well as two 24 oz cups for any drinks that you'll take on the go.

When we tested this on blending, we were impressed. It came close to knocking the Breville Super Q from its spot as the largest blender, but missed out on the accolade due to the small seed residue it left when blending berries. Don't let that deter you, because this made delicious smoothies, soups, and ice cones. We just aim for perfection and this fell a little short.

As for the all-important food processor tests, this was faultless. We threw some tough and fibrous vegetables at it, asking it to chop zucchini, celery, and carrots. Our experts were suitably impressed at how it performed on the low, medium, high, and pulse settings, even if they were on the noisy side.

It's important to note that this is a big appliance. The large attachments are brilliant for batch cooking, but when it comes to storage, finding the space can be tricky. Also, the lids won't close until the attachments are on the blender, so they're not easy to store in the cupboard.

 Our Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-IQ review has more details 

Best cordless

Best cordless food processor

Specifications

Power: Lithium ion battery
Capacity: 5 cups
Programs: 1.77in
Cleaning: Dishwasher safe
RRP: $99.99

Reasons to buy

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Perfect for indoor or outdoor use
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Battery life is impressive
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Easy to use and clean

Reasons to avoid

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Small capacity

When our tester Camryn put the KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper through its paces, it truly converted her to cordless food processing. 'Suddenly I could make sauces and dips while standing outside with the grill, and move around the kitchen with complete freedom,' she says. 

Camryn used this five-cup food processor for blitzing up onions, carrots, tomato sauce, guacamole, and even to make a delicious aioli using the mayonnaise attachment. It impressed her at every turn. 'It delivers strong processing power that can handle most tasks, and includes an awesome whisk attachment, as well as an oil drizzle basin that will come in handy for recipes like pesto or hummus,' she says, 'though it doesn’t do as good a job creating uniform pieces as larger food processors.'

Camryn loved its ease of use and cleaning: you turn it on by simply twisting the lid into place and pressing the perfectly thumb-sized groove at the top (though you need to unscrew and reattach the lid to add new ingredients), and the cup is dishwasher-safe. Of course, she points out that you will need to remember to recharge it, but the battery lasted a long time during testing and she anticipates needing to recharge every month, at most. 

Our KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper review has more details