Which is the best food processor to suit my needs?
Choosing the right food processor to suit your needs is easy, and the first thing to think about is what sort of functions you will use the most.
A food processor is best suited for super fast preparation of meals, including mixing, chopping or slicing, and even dicing. Some can also be used to make small quantities of dough and whisk eggs into meringues, although if your primary plan is to make bread and cakes you might be better off with a stand mixer.
Generally speaking, the more you invest in a food processor, the more functions it will provide. Kenwood manufactures a wide range of food processors, including mini choppers and budget friendly compact food processors, to full function MultiPro food processors and big bowl models for big families.
Which factors to consider when buying a food processor
Important factors to consider are:
Budget - How much do you have to spend? Our food processors can start from as little as £40, whereas a larger fully functioned model can cost over £200.
Size - How big is your family? And how much space do you have in your kitchen. A bowl size of around 2.5 litre to 3 litre is perfect for a family of four or five. If you are tight for space in your kitchen and need to keep your processor in a cupboard then you might want to consider a super compact model, or one of the Multipro compact+ models with 2 litre bowls and a smaller footprint.
Accessories & functions - What do you need to do with your processor? For example - If you want to blend hot soup when it is hot, you will need a heat proof ThermoResist Blender. If you want to grind spices and mill coffee beans you will need a chopper attachment. Weighing scales are an excellent time saver which can help save mess too, and many of our models feature these. We even have models with Smoothie mugs you can take to go! Decide which functions are important to you and make sure your chosen model can do everything you need to do.