Food processor deals – shop the holiday sales on the best brands

Snag one before Christmas to help with feast prep and save up to 50% with these food processor deals from Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Ninja and more

Food processor deals - a KitchenAid food processor preparing vegetables
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A food processor is a kitchen essential, making short work of dicing, shredding, mixing and even kneading dough. The holiday sales are a great time to save, and food processor deals from iconic brands like KitchenAid, Ninja and Cuisinart will make sure you're prepared for anything as you head into the holiday season.

Using one of the best food processors will not only speed up your prep time when cooking, but many come with a range of blade types to help you make all manner of delicious dishes, from dicing vegetables for mirepoix or whipping cream for cupcakes. A food processor will be invaluable throughout the year, but the holiday season is an especially useful time to have a food chopper on hand, making it easy and fast to prepare your ingredients. 

Whether you want a compact chopper to make speedy dips, or something capable of preparing large family meals, these food processor savings will have something that's right for you. We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a powerful upgrade or simply want to invest in the best for your first ever food processor, 

Here at Homes & Gardens we've tested a range of food processors, and so you can trust our picks of the best food processor deals on offer.

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Holiday sales food processor deals

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We've been tracking the top holiday sales small appliances deals and found great Black Friday and Cyber Monday food processor deals on some of the best machines you can buy.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System | was $199.99

Ninja Mega Kitchen System | was $199.99, now $149.99 at Best Buy
With a 50% discount, the Ninja Mega Kitchen System has a 72-oz. round bowl for large mixes, as well as two blending cups and four different blending blades.

Bella Pro Series 8-Cup Food Processor | was

Bella Pro Series 8-Cup Food Processor | was $79.99, now $39.99 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. You can grab $40 off this machine over the holiday sales. 

KitchenAid KFP0918BM Easy Store Food Processor |  was $149.99

KitchenAid KFP0918BM Easy Store Food Processor | was $149.99, now $119.99 at KitchenAid
Our tests of the KitchenAid KFP0918BM Easy Store Food Processor found it unobtrusive but powerful. Despite only measuring 9 inches across, it has has a generous nine-cup capacity and three simple buttons for control. 

Ninja Professional Plus Food Processor | was $99

Ninja Professional Plus Food Processor | was $99, now $79 at Walmart
The Ninja BN600 Food Processor is a slightly less powerful version of our top pick, the BN610. It still has a very impressive 850-watt motor and all the attachments you need for slicing and dicing.

KitchenAid 13 Cup Food Processor| was $199.99

KitchenAid 13 Cup Food Processor| was $199.99 now $159.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
The KitchenAid 13 Cup Food Processor is a brilliant choice for any busy home chef thanks to a huge capacity and all the attachments you need. We especially like the storage caddy, which will stop your kitchen being overrun with attachments. 

KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper| was $99.99

KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper| was $99.99, now $79.99 at Best Buy
We can't get enough of KitchenAid's cordless food chopper. It's perfect for making dips and sauces without being tethered to the kitchen counters.

Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor| was $249.99

Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor|was $249.99, now $229.99 at Amazon
The Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor has a generous 14-cup capacity and a sleek, flat base. The feed tube is extra large and perfect for speedy meal prep.

GE Food Processor|  was $159.00

GE Food Processor| was $159.00, now $99.00 at Amazon
This sleek looking 12-cup food processor is up to the task with 3 speeds, a 550-watt power supply, and plenty of accessories for maximum versatility including a grating disc, French fry disc, dough blade, emulsifier disc, mini-chopping bowl, and spatula. That's right, this powerhouse can help you make French fries right at home.

What food processor should I buy in the holiday sales? 

The answer, of course, is that it depends. Our tests found that the best overall food processor is the Cuisinart Core Custom 10-Cup Food Processor thanks to its effective performance.  However, if you hate cleaning, the Ninja Professional 9-Cup Food Processor is our pick for the easiest food processor to clean. If you've got a big family and lot of food to process, the Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor came out on top as the best large food processor. If in doubt, the Core Custom is a great bet, but you can learn more in our full guide to the best food processors

Blender vs. food processor?

Blenders and food processors are very similar - at first glance they're both just bowls full of spinning knives and it's not obvious that there's any difference.

In short, a blender is better for liquid meals, such as smoothies, soups and sauces. A food processor is more versatile and can grate, shred and chop, and even knead dough.

The golden rule is that blenders are for liquids, food processors are for solids.

For more insight and detail on the blender vs. food processor debate, see our guide to blender vs food processor: which should you buy?

When do the holiday sales start?

Black Friday is the start of a sales period that runs right through to Christmas, offering big discounts on gifts just in time for the holidays. There'll be even bigger discounts in the after Christmas sales, as retailers try to get rid of surplus stock they couldn't sell in the holidays.