Best Food Processors

If you need a hand around the kitchen, a food processor can take care of the most tedious tasks, like chopping veggies, mincing meat, and grinding spices. Continue Reading...

83 listings

Best Food Processor

Magimix XL Range
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021

Magimix XL Range

 · includes 3 listings
4.6 from 487 reviews
Capacity2.6L, 3L and 3.6L
Number of Speed Settings1 to 3

The versatile Magimix XL Range helps you prepare a variety of foods for 4-6+ people, including pasta, pastry, brioche and bread dough, as well as soup, juice, meat, veggies and egg whites.

Price (RRP) $699.00 to $999.00

Plenty of functions
Powerful motor
Comes with 3 bowls
  • Build Quality
    4.9 (372)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (372)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (373)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (373)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (353)
  • Safety
    4.8 (354)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • BPA FreeYes
  • Colour / FinishSilver, White and Satin and White, Matte Chrome, Red, Black
  • Power650 W, 950 W and 1,100 W
Breville Kitchen Wizz 15 Pro BFP800

Breville Kitchen Wizz 15 Pro BFP800

 · includes 3 listings
3.4 from 258 reviews
Capacity3.7L
Number of Speed Settings2

The $649 Breville The Kitchen Wizz 15 Pro chops nuts, slices vegetables, dices, shreds and kneads, while a large 3.6-litre bowl allows you to prepare large quantities of ingredients.

Price (RRP) $649.00

Price from$568Billy Guyatts

Large 3.6L bowl capacity
Strong motor
Comes with smaller bowl
Noisy to operate
Tricky to clean
Bowl can crack
  • Build Quality
    2.8 (21)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (22)
  • Ease of Use
    3.6 (21)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.9 (21)
  • Noise Level
    2.8 (21)
  • Safety
    3.6 (20)
  • BPA FreeYes
  • Colour / FinishBrushed Aluminium
  • Power2,000 W
3rd Best Food Processor
Kambrook Essentials Direct Drive KFP400
Capacity1.5L
Number of Speed Settings2

If you’re looking for an affordable food processor without all the bells and whistles, the $109.95 Kambrook Essentials Direct Direct is easy to use, with 2 simple settings.

Price (RRP) $99.00

Effective performance
Straightforward to use
Affordable price
  • Build Quality
    4.8 (4)
  • Value for Money
    4.8 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (4)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (4)
  • Safety
    4.5 (4)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • BPA FreeNo
  • Included Blade TypesGrating / Shredding, S- Shaped (standard) and Slicing Disc
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Dimensions 375 x 185 x 260 mm
  • Power550 W
Optimum MagiCook PRO
5.0 from 9 reviews
Capacity1.2L

Price (RRP) $400.00

  • Build Quality
    4.9 (7)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    4.9 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (8)
  • Noise Level
    4.1 (7)
  • Safety
    5.0 (7)
  • Dimensions 330 x 228 x 254 mm
  • Power1,000 W
Kenwood Multipro Sense FPM810
Capacity3.5L
Number of Speed Settings8

The Kenwood MultiPro Sense comes with 14 versatile attachments, including a blender. 8 different speed settings and 4 blades cater to a wide variety of kitchen prep tasks.

Price (RRP) $579.00

Price$599Bing Lee

14 included attachments
Includes a blender
Pricey for its performance
Noisy operation
Heavy unit
  • Build Quality
    3.0 (18)
  • Value for Money
    2.7 (19)
  • Ease of Use
    3.3 (19)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.1 (19)
  • Noise Level
    3.1 (16)
  • Safety
    3.5 (13)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • BPA FreeYes
  • Included Blade TypesGrating / Shredding, Plastic Dough Blade, S- Shaped (standard) and Slicing Disc
  • Colour / FinishBrushed Metal/Black
  • Dimensions 400 x 230 x 230 mm
  • Power1,000 W

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Sunbeam LC5500/LC6500

Sunbeam LC5500/LC6500

 · includes 2 listings
3.3 from 18 reviews
Capacity2L
Number of Speed Settings2 to 3

Price (RRP) $179.00 to $199.00

Price$199Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    2.9 (13)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (13)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (13)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.2 (13)
  • Noise Level
    2.7 (12)
  • Safety
    4.2 (12)
  • BPA FreeYes
  • Colour / FinishSilver and Stainless Steel
  • Cord Length0.9 m
  • Power600 W and 800 W
Sunbeam Cafe Series LC9000
2.7 from 37 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2
  • Build Quality
    3.8 (4)
  • Value for Money
    4.7 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (4)
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (4)
  • Safety
    4.7 (3)
  • BPA FreeYes
  • Included Blade TypesGrating / Shredding and Slicing Disc
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel
  • Cord Length0.9 m
  • Power1,400 W
Kenwood Multipro Excel FPM910
Capacity4L
Number of Speed Settings3

Price (RRP) $749.00

  • Build Quality
    3.4 (8)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    2.8 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (8)
  • Noise Level
    3.1 (8)
  • Safety
    3.9 (8)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • Included Blade TypesPlastic Dough Blade and Slicing Disc
  • Colour / FinishSilver
  • Dimensions 439 x 260 x 260 mm
  • Power1,300 W
KitchenAid KFP0933

KitchenAid KFP0933

 · includes 4 listings
3.4 from 15 reviews

Latest review: I bought a version of this food processor and expected it to last a lifetime or close. Last year it stopped working and I contacted the company and was given a local repairer - he told me the

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (5)
  • Noise Level
    3.2 (5)
  • Safety
    3.6 (5)
ALDI Mini Chopper

ALDI Mini Chopper

 · includes 3 listings
4.0 from 10 reviews
Capacity0.35L and 1L
Number of Speed Settings1

Price (RRP) $4.99 to $19.99

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (4)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (4)
  • Safety
    3.0 (4)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsEither
  • BPA FreeNo
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length0.8 m
  • Power300 W
Sunbeam MultiProcessor Compact LC6000
Capacity2L
Number of Speed Settings3

Price (RRP) $159.00

  • Build Quality
    2.1 (7)
  • Value for Money
    2.6 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    3.1 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.7 (7)
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (7)
  • Safety
    3.6 (5)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • BPA FreeYes
  • Included Blade TypesGrating / Shredding and Slicing Disc
  • Colour / FinishMetal Wrap
  • Cord Length0.9 m
  • Dimensions 287 x 367 x 497 mm
  • Power1,000 W
Philips HR7776/93
3.3 from 15 reviews
Capacity3.4L
Number of Speed Settings13

Price (RRP) $289.00

  • Build Quality
    3.3 (3)
  • Value for Money
    4.7 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (3)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (3)
  • Safety
    4.3 (3)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • Included Blade TypesGrating / Shredding, S- Shaped (standard) and Slicing Disc
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length1 m
  • Dimensions 289 x 254 x 436 mm
  • Power1,300 W
Breville Mini Wizz BFP100
2.5 from 39 reviews
Capacity1L
Number of Speed Settings3
  • Build Quality
    3.0 (6)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    2.8 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.2 (5)
  • Noise Level
    2.3 (3)
  • Safety
    3.0 (5)
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Dimensions 225 x 185 x 140 mm
  • Power250 W
Breville Kitchen Wizz Peel & Dice BFP820

Latest review: The only reason this got 2 stars instead of 1 is purely the fact it does what it says, peels and dices. What it doesn't tell you is that you will spend your entire evening trying to get food out from

Price (RRP) $699.95

Price$829Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (10)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (10)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.7 (9)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (9)
  • Safety
    3.9 (8)
  • BPA FreeYes
  • Included Blade TypesGrating / Shredding and Plastic Dough Blade
  • Colour / FinishBrushed Aluminum
  • Dimensions 480 x 210 x 260 mm
  • Power2,000 W
Breville Kitchen Wizz 8 BFP560SIL
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $209.95

Price$269Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.4 (5)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (4)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (4)
  • Safety
    4.8 (4)
  • BPA FreeYes
  • Included Blade TypesPlastic Dough Blade
  • Colour / FinishSilver
  • Dimensions 453 x 260 x 225 mm
  • Power1,000 W

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Breville All In One BSB530
2.3 from 71 reviews

Latest review: Central plastic piece that the s blade sets on snapped with 3 months. Breville refused to replace, asked for $38 to supply and ship. I will never buy such products from breville, that's 100% for

  • Build Quality
    1.8 (5)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    2.6 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.6 (5)
  • Noise Level
    2.6 (5)
  • Safety
    2.4 (5)
Veggie Bullet VBR-1007
4.0 from 8 reviews

Latest review: The Veggie Bullet is great for spirolising vegetable, shredding vegetables making it far easier to prepare healthy meals , good alternative to pasta. Easy to clean, rinse under the tap and put aside

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
KitchenAid KFC3511

KitchenAid KFC3511

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2.4 from 36 reviews

Latest review: This was one of the most used machines in my kitchen. great for quickly chopping an onion or making guacamole. Pretty easy to sue, only two speeds and a simple pulse action switch. All going well

  • Build Quality
    1.8 (12)
  • Value for Money
    1.8 (12)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (12)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (12)
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (12)
  • Safety
    3.6 (9)
Kenwood MultiPro Home 1000W FDP642BK
Capacity3L
Number of Speed Settings3

Price (RRP) $199.00

  • Build Quality
    1.7 (12)
  • Value for Money
    1.4 (12)
  • Ease of Use
    2.2 (12)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.4 (12)
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (13)
  • Safety
    2.9 (12)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • Included Blade TypesGrating / Shredding
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 400 x 210 x 220 mm
  • Power1,000 W
Kenwood FDM302SS
3.4 from 10 reviews
Capacity2.1L
Number of Speed Settings3

Price (RRP) $179.00

  • Build Quality
    3.6 (7)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    3.1 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (7)
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (7)
  • Safety
    4.0 (7)
  • Included Blade TypesGrating / Shredding, Plastic Dough Blade and S- Shaped (standard)
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel
  • Dimensions 365 x 200 x 230 mm
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processor bowl with pesto ingredients
A food processor bowl full of pesto ingredients.

What does a food processor do?

A food processor is an electric appliance that's made to help with food prep. It has a working bowl that’s equipped with removable sharp, ridged blades. After placing food inside the bowl, and a lid on top, turning the appliance on results in the motor-powered blades spinning at high speeds to process tough-textured foods.

A food processor doesn’t just chop foods, but can also dice, slice, grate and shred them. Depending on the attachments your food processor comes with, you may also be able to mix, whip, knead and blend foods.

Savoury foods

If you spend a lot of time cutting up hard veggies like carrots, onions, and broccoli with a knife, a food processor can save you precious time in the kitchen. You can also puree foods like chickpeas to make creamy hummus, sweet potato and peas for baby food. You can also make pesto and dips, as well as mince ingredients like garlic and meat.

Sweet foods

When it comes to sweet treats, food processors can make quick work of some steps, like grinding biscuits into fine crumbs for a cheesecake base, or kneading hearty doughs for pie crusts or brioche pastry. However, some home dessert connoisseurs will still prefer a food mixer, which can also reliably tackle many dessert-prepping tasks.

What is the difference between a food processor and a blender?

Both of these handy kitchen appliances save labour in the kitchen. In a nutshell, the main difference between a blender and food processor is that a food processor is more suited to dry foods that are solid or tough in texture.

A blender, however, is better if you’re looking to liquify ingredients instead, like fruits for a smoothie or veggies for a soup. Since a food blender offers a closer chop, it’s more likely to give you that smooth, aerated texture that’s favoured for liquids, while a food processor at its finest chop can either pulverise food into coarse, small pieces, or puree it into a barely-aerated solid.

If you already have a high-speed blender, it’s likely that your blender performs the tasks you're looking for in a standard food processor. For example, both appliances will probably be able to grind nuts, puree, blend, or crush ice. Consider the extra tasks you need from a food processor, and whether shelling out the extra bucks will be worth it.

Some food processors come with a blender attachment, which is handy if you're looking for more versatility.

Factors to consider when buying a food processor

Ease of use

This often depends on how many functions and features a food processor equipped with. You can find mini food processors with just two settings - on/chop and off. A small food processor, or standard-sized one like the Kmart 2L food processor, may have 2 speed settings, and a Pulse function.

Higher-end food processors will have more versatility, such as more speed settings, but will be also be more complex to use. For example, an adjustable slicing blade can come with up to 24 different settings for slice thickness. You may not need this level of choice, and if not, it could make a processor unnecessarily complicated.

A food processor that doesn’t jump around on the kitchen counter when you use it will also make the appliance easier to use. A heavier base helps with this, and can also indicate a more durable build quality. Rubber feet or suction cups under the appliance will also help it to stay put.

Size/ Capacity

Keep in mind that the stated capacity by the manufacturer is often larger than the usable capacity inside a bowl. Also take note of the size of the feed chute. A larger feed chute will allow you to place entire vegetables like a potato or tomato in at once.

Mini food processors

Also called food choppers, these have a capacity of around 2-4 cups, or up to 1 litre. They will usually only come with one blade, the standard S-shaped serrated chopping blade.

While basic in functionality, this size can be ideal if you’re using a mini processor for simple tasks like dicing onions or mincing herbs. Being so compact, they’re also easy to clean and store.

Average-sized food processors

A standard food processor will have a working bowl that can house up to 8 cups, or 1-2 litres worth of food. This is a suitable size if you’re new to using a food processor, but are planning to use it semi-regularly for more than just chopping small quantities.

Extra-large food processors

These food processing workhouses can accommodate 9-14 cups, or 2.25-3.5 litres or more, of food. If you have a large household or entertain frequently, investing in this larger size may make sense. If you’re kneading bread dough, this is the best size.

Pulse function

A pulse button is important in a food processor. It provides short bursts of power that chop food, while allowing you to control the size and consistency of food. With each press of the Pulse button, food moves around the bowl evenly.

By comparison, using an on button or a variable speed setting will process food continuously. This means you can end up over-processing food before you realise it. A Pulse function helps with delicate tasks like chopping parsley, folding flour into batter or adding whipped eggs or cream to food.

Noise level

Food processors use extremely sharp blades to cut hard foods, so they can be pretty noisy. Larger models can operate at 80-90 decibels - the equivalent of the sound of heavy traffic or a lawnmower at close range.

If you have babies or young children in the house, or pets that startle easily, considering how loud a prospective food processor will be is important. To an extent, all food processors are noisy, but consulting reviews or shopping in-store to preview the amount of noise an appliance will make is helpful.

Ease of cleaning

Most food processors have parts that are dishwasher-friendly - including the bowl, blade and lid. If the manufacturer has recommended that popping parts in the dishwasher is safe, this can save you time on handwashing. Always place parts on the top rack of the dishwasher, as the lower rack is much hotter, and can warp or wear down parts.

If you prefer to hand wash the parts of your food processor to make them last longer, you can clean them this way. Fill the bowl with some warm water and dishwashing liquid, and pulse, or use the lowest speed setting for five seconds. To get rid of unwanted smells, add some baking soda and water to the bowl and give it a whirl.

Price

Food processors usually range in price from $49-$650, though some large premium models can cost more, like the $1, 299 Magimix 5200 XL Premium.

Also factor in the cost of food processor blade replacements, if you’re planning on using your new appliance frequently. Lastly, consider any additional attachments that you need, as these will represent an additional cost to the purchase price.

Attachments

There are a wealth of attachments you can purchase to use with your food processor. You won’t need all of them; to avoid paying more than you have to, consider what you’ll mainly be using a food processor for, and opt for the features you’ll regularly use.

  • S-blade: This is the standard knife blade that food processors come with. These two, curved serrated blades should chop, mince, grate, and puree food.
  • Reversible grating/slide blade: One side is used for grating, and the other side can slice foods. Slicing and grating blades can also come as separate attachments.
  • Adjustable slicer: This lets you choose the thickness of slices, which can range from paper thin to coarse, 2mm-8mm. Some premium models have as high as 24 slice settings, but this won’t be necessary for most home applications.
  • Dough blade: This handy plastic attachment kneads dough, saving you manual labour, and making anything from brioche to pasta dough.
  • Whisking attachment: This can come in the form of a whisking or emulsifying disc, a whisk paddle or twin beaters.
  • Double feed chute:This means there are two chute sizes; a larger one that should fit whole veggies, and a smaller chute that sits inside it, for thinner foods like carrots.
  • Jug blender: This allows the processor to function as a 2-in-1 food processor and blender, without the additional cost of buying a separate blender.
  • Rubber feet: These use suction to keep the appliance firmly planted on the benchtop. This adds stability that’s necessary for heavy-duty tasks like kneading dough.
  • Citrus juicer: As its name suggets, this allows you to juice citrus fruits like oranges.
  • Storage box: Some food processors come with a storage box, in which you can keep various attachments neatly in one spot. This helps ensure you aren’t rummaging around in a dark kitchen cupboard for a stray slicer before processing sessions.
  • Other less common attachments: These include a julienne disc, French fry disc, press juice extractor (for more than just oranges), mini blade, peel and dice disc and a spatula attachment.

Wrapping up

If you’re looking to save time in the kitchen when it comes to chopping, dicing, mincing, grating or pureeing foods, a reliable food processor can work wonders. Make sure to opt for a model with functions and features you’ll use regularly. A prospective model should also be easy to use, clean and store. For a little guidance, you can scroll up to read first-hand experiences our trusted reviewers have had with food processors today.