Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor

Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor price
Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor
Breville is one of those companies that makes a lot of products that are strictly related to the making of food. So, they know a thing or two when it comes to making blenders and food processors. Actually blenders and juicers are what they’re mostly known for. However, when they do make a food processor, they make a great quality product. The Breville BFP800XL is one great example of that.This is definitely a top of the line food processor with all kinds of bells and whistles in the accessories department. We’ll start with the bowl. This is a 16 cup bowl. Yes, count them 16 cups. This is big enough for anything that you want to make in this. It also has an extra large chute hoe, so that you can process whole fruits and vegetables and you don’t have to cut them by hand (isn’t that why you got a food processor in the first place). There’s also a large food pusher, to make sure that everything you feed down the chute gets thoroughly processed. It also comes with enough blades for any job you throw at it. If you have a smaller job, you can use the 3 cup bowl for those times when you have a small job.
It comes with 5 disks and 3 blades for all kinds of cutting, chopping, slicing, kneading, you name it. Among these are a Julienne disk, for cutting up all kinds of vegetables in this style. Then you have your French fry and vegetable stick cutter. If you’re the kind of person that likes to make your own French fries, this is something you’re going to really like. There is a reversible shredding disk for both coarse and fine shredding, depending on which way it’s facing. An adjustable slicer allows you to make your own potato chips if you so choose and also allows you cut your cucumbers at the thickness that you prefer the most. You can also whisk eggs and cream using the emulsifying disk. A quick way to get those omelets going. There is a micro serrated S blade which works for a lot of different just as well as a dough blade.
To operate the machine there’s not a lot of complexity. There’s a start button, a pulse button and an off button. Put the unit on start the blade you choose takes care of the job. Have things you need to break down unevenly? Use the pulse button.
There were a couple of things that I found odd about this machine that you should keep in mind. In spite of all this great design and power, the unit is not able to grate cheese. Reason they give is that it will hurt the plastic. So, that’s definitely a head scratcher. Also, you can’t use hot or boiling liquids in the processing bowl. Once again, it’s because the bowl is made of plastic. This is what I find a drawback of using plastic on a blender or a food processor. This would never happen with a glass bowl. But outside of that, the machine works great and a lot of people think highly of it over at Amazon.

Braun Multiquick 3 K650 Kitchen Machine

Braun K650 Multiquick 600-watt Kitchen Machine Food Processor price
Braun K650 Multiquick 600-watt Kitchen Machine Food Processor
Braun is mostly known for it’s juicers and it has been making quality products for many decades. So, it stands to reason that when they introduce a food processor, one should take notice to see if the quality stands up to its other products. From the popularity of the Braun Multiquick 3 K650 Kitchen Machine, I am happy to say that it does. This is a powerful machine that is also silent, a seemingly contradictory statement but nevertheless, one that is true. Braun has decades of experience in making motors for juicers, definitely a noisy machine if you’ve ever used one. However, Braun has gone out of its way to make sure that the Braun Multiquick 3 K650 Kitchen Machine is as quiet as a food processor could be.

The basic machine comes in three parts. Part 1is the actual Braun CombiMax Food Processor, part 2 French Fry System, and part 3 Coarse Slicing Insert. As you can see from the picture above, there is quite a variety of blades that can be attached to the unit in order to maximize the versatility of this item. Additionally, this food processor comes with a universal bowl that can be sealed to prevent leakage when the unit is in use, a cream whipping tool, to make your own whipped cream, and a stainless stell shredding disc and a slicing disc.

Another feature that is not listed with the food processor is the years of service you’ll get out of this machine. Many previous owners of Braun food processor have stated that their machines have lasted years and years (into decades) and that is why they purchased another one after the last one broke.

Other features that the food processor has is it’s great at making juice, yet it’s not something that is advertised on the product promo. It can make dough like nobody’s business. The bowl holds a large capacity of food and has a safety lid that can be trusted to stay on.

Cleaning the Braun is very easy, and it’s dishwasher safe. Another favorite with users is the variable speed. It makes a difference if you just want to chop vegetables as opposed to pureeing them. So, this is a very handy feature. It also has a pulse, for those times that you want to coarsely cut vegetables or fruits. It has a wide feed tube which can accommodate the vast majority of vegetables and fruits you are most likely to use with the machine. It does not have a complex lockout system that other food processors seem to have. This can be distracting if you don’t do it just righ tin other food processor, because the machine won’t start at all. However, the safety catch on this machine is very forgiving. It is not child proof, but honestly, children have no business being near a food processor.

The one drawback to the machine is that apparently, Braun will no longer be making these units available in the United States in the future. You can get replacement parts online, but there won’t be any future modles. However, with Braun’s reputation for stability, this machine should last you for years to come.

Kitchenaid KFP0922OB 9 Cup Food Processor – Onyx Black

KitchenAid KFP0922OB 9-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System - Onyx Black price
KitchenAid KFP0922OB 9-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System – Onyx Black
Food processor people are the “be true to your school” type. Cuisinart people defend their Cuisinarts and think that they’re the greatest thing. The Black and Decker people swear up and down that this is the best machine ever. And so it is for the Kitchemaid people. Once a Kitchenaid person, always a Kitchenaid person. This particular unit is one that has a pleased a lot of people over at Amazon and is built for simplicity and results.
It is a 9 cup food processor which gives you plenty of room for whatever it is you’re preparing whether it’s guacamole or you’re grating cheese, this machine can do it. Although seemingly simple in its build, it does have a lot of accessories which make work in the kitchen far easier than without them. For instance it has adjustable stainless steel slicing disc, a reversible stainless steel shredding disc, a stainless steel multipurpose blade, a stainless steel work blade, and a dough blade. That means that this unit can make everything from dough to potato chips. That is one thing that people like this unit a lot for. You can make your own potato chips with the thick to thin adjustable slicing blade settings.
In addition to the above it comes with a 9 cup work bowl for the larger jobs and a 3 cup mini bowl, for those times when you just want to make a little something for yourself, or don’t need the space of the 9 cup bowl. It the bowls also have a Ultra wide-mouth adjustable feed tube that can be set to three different widths depending on your needs.
The dimensions of the machine are Measures approximately 15 inches high by 10 inches wide and 10-3/8 inches deep. It’s a nice size, yet at the same time short enough to fit under the cabinets. Unlike other food processors that have 15 different speeds and settings, this unit only has 4. These are Low, High, Pulse and Off.
One safety feature of the machine is that you must assemble the machine correctly otherwise it won’t go on. It has a strong safety latch which prevents the machine from going all over the room because it wasn’t assembled properly. Another reason that people love Kitchenaid products is because they have a 1 year no hassle return policy. So, that gives people peace of mind. Another person also noted that her oldest unit, is 15 years old and also a Kitchenaid. Reliability, sturdiness and ease of use is what make this particular unit a very popular one.

KitchenAid KFPW760WH 700-Watt 12-Cup Food Processor, White

KitchenAid KFPW760WH 700-Watt 12-Cup Food Processor White price
KitchenAid KFPW760WH 700-Watt 12-Cup Food Processor White
The KitchenAid KFPW760WH is another great workhorse from Kitchenaid. Although advertised as a 12 cup model, this unit in fact has 3 different sized bowls. It has a 12-cup work bowl for large cooking jobs and making dough, a 10-cup chef’s bowl that is more suited for in between sized cooking jobs, and a 4-cup mini bowl for those jobs that are really just chopping a small clove of garlic or something really small. The theory is that you only use the bowl for the job that you have at hand. However, the one drawback is that you should be able to just work with the one bowl and clean only that one bowl. But, the food leaks from the small bowls to the bigger bowls, so you wind up cleaning all the bowls. So, that’s kind of an inconvenience. All the bowls, as well as all plastic tubes are made from polycarbonate plastic, which is more resistant to scratches from day to day use and can stand dropping and not cracking a little better than other types of plastics.
Another feature of the unit is it has wide and narrow feed tubes, to allow either large vegetables or if you’re focusing on preparing thinner types of veggies. However, most people just use the larger feeding tube, since that makes it easier to do work and you don’t have to think, just focus on making food.
For the actual job of slicing, dicing and chopping the machine comes with 3 dedicated blades, which work differently depending on what bowl you’re using. The large bowl will work with the large multi-purpose blade, the dough blade, and all the smaller disks. The 10 cup chef’s bowl only works with the disks. The 4 cup mini bowl, as its name suggests, is only for the smallest of jobs and only works with the mini blade. Although these blades will work for the vast majority of jobs you may encounter, Kitchenaid also sells an additional set of blades that will do other jobs that the original blades weren’t designed for.
Other features of the processor are the citrus press, and egg whip. The citrus press makes for easy fresh orange juice. Just put the attachment on, put the fruit on top and press, and let the machine squeeze out as much juice from an orange as it can in a very short time. The egg whip is great for making merengues, scrambled eggs, or omeletes. Also works well for making homemade whipped cream.
With its powerful motor and many features, it’s a small wonder that this food processor is a favorite of many people, and has garnered great reviews from others at Amazon.

Kenwood Cooking Chef Kitchen Machine

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In the neither fish nor fowl department this appliance from Kenwood really set itself apart from everything else on the market. It’s not a food processor but yet, it food processes, it’s not a blender, but can blend, it’s not a stove but it can cook, it’s not a steamer, but it can steam. This is truly a one of a kind machine, and it’s getting a lot of popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. Kenwood, being a British company, usually markets its products in Europe and eventually some make it to the states. The case for this particular mixer has not been different. Although people have been using in Europe and raving about it, it has not come to the states until recently. And people are snapping it up.
It has many unique features. Among them are: It has a mixer bowl that locks securely into the induction heating element for ensuring safety and for the best cooking response. This induction cooking allows you to get temperatures up to 284 degrees, and it’s guaranteed to cook the food as efficiently and quickly as possible. Because of the cooking feature, you can actually mix ingredients with the blender while you’re cooking them. And because it’s programmable for variable speeds, you can have multiple speeds so that not over blend the food. The programming features also allow for a timer, for cooking food the right amount of time.
It has a 7 quart bowl, enough capacity for plenty of dishes. The food processor aspect of the machine has a 1 ½ quart bowl with blades for shredding, chopping, slicing and all the other reasons you would use a food processor for. The mixer has steaming ability, you can steam vegetables, meats and other foods right in the bowl. The purely blender aspect of the appliance has a 1.6 quart bowl and stainless steel blades. These are powerful enough and fast enough for blending, pureeing, crushing ice, etc. As is usual with these types of mixers, you can make dough, whisk, it has a beater, and a stirring tool. The machine is made of aluminum with the attachments made of stainless steel.

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Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System

Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System price
Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System
Some machines are designed for generalization. They are able to do a lot of things pretty well, well enough that if you’re not really an expert you’re not going to miss the heavy duty features. Other machines are designed for specialization. They do a couple of things really well, and don’t try to compete with those designed to do a whole array of things. And that’s where this unit comes, the Nutri Bullet NBR-12. This is actually a suite of pieces that are designed to do one thing really good a couple of other things good.
The main focus on this is to make smoothies. It does that job really well. To make life easier while you’re making and drinking your smoothies, the blending cup also becomes a drinking cup and now you can be that much closer to actually savoring the fruits of your labor, if you’ll pardon the pun. The Nutri Bullet NBR -12 has one tall 22 ounce cup, for those times when you just want to make something for yourself and makes sure that it’s more than just 8 ounces. It also has 2 short cups, with 16 ounce capacity each and 2 re-sealable lids. 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, for making smoothies, and blending nuts for nut milks. Last but not least, the good folks at Nutri Bullet has included a pocket nutritionist and manual with recipes. People speak very highly of the Nutri Bullet and with good reason. It does a great job of what it was designed for: making smoothies and making the kinds of food that help people lose weight.
There are a lot of stories on Amazon about people losing weight using the Nutri bullet as a tool in that process. People speak of losing 10, 20 pounds time and time again. And just from making smoothies and fat free foods that are healthy. People are also saying that the Nutri Bullet is very easy to clean, easy to operate, and works great right out of the box. If you’re on the lookout for a good smoothie maker, that does its job great, you don’t have to look any further than the Nutri Bullet NBR.


Waring Commercial WFP14S Batch Bowl Food Processor

Waring Commercial WFP14S Batch Bowl Food Processor with LiquiLock Seal System 3-1/2-Quart price
Waring Commercial WFP14S Batch Bowl Food Processor with LiquiLock Seal System 3-1/2-Quart
Waring is a company that is primarily known for their blenders. One doesn’t associate food processors with them. But the truth of the matter is, Waring is a company that makes all kinds of equipment for food preparation, both for the home and professional and hospitality. They make anything from food slicers, to convection ovens to food processors. Since they provide equipment for professionals, they have to have a high standard for their products. Otherwise, people would talk it’s not good to buy the cooking ware for your business from Waring. But they have an amazing line up of great products including food processors.
The food processor that we’re going to review here is the Waring Commercial WFP14S. This is a truly a heavy duty unit with a lot of power and a lot of what it takes to make food professionally. From first glance you can see that this is ruggedly built and designed to work under the most demanding conditions. It comes with a 3 ½ quart bowl, and for those of you that like to think in cups, that’s a 14 cup size which is definitely large enough for most purposes. The bowl is a polycarbonate unbreakable batch bowl. Like so many other powerful food processors out there, this comes with a safety lock feature that unless the food processor is correctly assembled and locked, it will not work.
It has a 1 horsepower motor, a lot of power for a food processor, enough for any job you throw at it. With this unit you can chop, shred, grate, slice, whip, purée, an in addition, more than 20 other processing applications are included. It does all this with the blades included with the machine which are the sealed S blade, the adjustable slicing disc, the sealed whipping disc, a reversible shredding disc, and a 5/64-inch grating disc. Used in different combinations, these blades will deal with anything that you throw at them. The manual comes with a brief explanation of what blade is best to use with what and how to make the most of them.
The bowl comes with an extra-large feed chute, large enough to fit the larger vegetables and still allowing smaller types of food to be processed. A large and small chute help getting your food in a state that you’re looking for so as to get cooking. The machine has two speeds on, pulse and off. Considering that this a professional machine, you would think it would have more options. But maybe the design is you just want to turn it on and start working. This machine is built to last a lifetime and although it may not have as many bells and whistles and, it makes up for it in sturdiness and reliability.

Cuisinart FP-12 Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor

Cuisinart FP-12MP Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor Metallic Pink price
Cuisinart FP-12MP Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor Metallic Pink
So, by now, the food processor is something that is firmly established as a great piece of kitchen equipment. You can throw a stone in any direction and hit a house that more likely than not has a food processor in it, no matter how humble. So, why is it that they only make them in black, white, chrome and stainless steel finishes. What if you wanted yours, oh, let’s say, PINK!! Right, don’t’ you think you should have that right, being able to pick any color you like to match your kitchen, you mood, or just because you can, you’re going to get a pink food processor. Well, if you’re the kind of person that likes to say it with color then this particular food processor might be able to bring that much needed dash of color into your otherwise drab kitchen. So, for purposes of this review, we’re going to talk about the pink one.
Now just because this machine is pretty, it doesn’t mean that it’s not serious. This is a very powerful food processor, from the same people that originally brought us the food processor back in 1973. And everybody copied them. This is a 1000 watt unit, so, it has enough power to do just about everything. Now a food processor’s versatility is really dependent on its accessories. This particular model has plenty of them.
It has an adjustable slicing disc (8 different options with 2 discs), a reversible shredding disc, a versatile chopping/mixing blade and a dough blade. With these blades you can just about tackle any job that comes your way in the kitchen. In addition to this, the unit comes with two nested bowls. The large bowl (12 cups) and small bowl (4 cups) are made of polycarbonate plastic with measurements marking on the sides and pour spouts. It’s recommended if you’re going to be using both bowls, start with the small bowl first to minimize cleaning. That way the small bowl can serve as a prep bowl and you can then use the large bowl for everything else you need in your recipe.
The bowls are designed to lock into place when they’re nested. The large work bowl has cover with feed tube: This cover with SealTight Advantage feature allows you to use the bowl to maximum capacity working with food and pouring. Removing the work bowl cover is well designed for both safety features and practicality, you push in the release buttons on either side of the handle, and it comes off.
In addition, there is a Supreme Wide-Mouth feed tube that can be used with larger vegetables and fruits and saves you from having to cut them by hand. This is a very well designed and powerful food processor that would be an amazing asset to any kitchen. Check it out now at Amazon.

Cuisinart DFP-14 Custom 14-Cup Food Processor

Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor Brushed Stainless Steel price
Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor Brushed Stainless Steel
So, you’ve been considering getting a food processor but you don’t know what to get. Perhaps a Cuisinart is just what your kitchen needs. Particularly the DFP-14 Custom 14-Cup Food Processor, a very popular food processor over at Amazon. Firstly, because it’s a Cuisinart. Different brands have their loyal fan base and Cuisinart probably has one of the largest when it comes to food processors. Secondly because even if it was no name, everyone who owns one of these says it’s a great food processor.So, let’s see what makes it a great food processor.
First, speed. Everyone is very pleased with just how fast this unit can work. It is designed so that you have assemble the machine just so, so that the locking mechanism falls into place. Otherwise the machine won’t start. It’s a safety feature and considering the speed at which this food processor works, if not properly assembled it would just fly off in all different directions causing serious injuries. So it’s great that they have this safety feature built in.
Second, it’s 14 cups. That big enough for anything. You can make dough with this food processor, but if you were making a large batch of vegetable for a large party you needed to chop, this would take care of the job. It comes with a slicing disk, a shredding disk, a chopping blade and a dough blade. The machine also has a pulse feature, for those foods that you need short bursts of energy to break up. Also, so you can get the most out of your food processor, it comes with an instructional video.
Dimensions are also something that would fit easily in many kitchens. The base is 7 ½ inches by 9 ¾ inches and it’s 15 ¾ inches tall. A nice height, but small enough to sit under the cabinets. This unit has 292 mostly great reviews. People praise the way it works, how it cuts time in the kitchen no matter what they’re doing. People also love it for its dough making capabilities, it’s cutting capabilities, and consider it a great time saver.