Food Processors take the drudgery and time consuming out of mixing ingredients.
So consideration must be given to the type of food processor is best for your requirements. The family size could be a determining factor if a lot of home cooking is performed.
Therefore there is a wide range of products available, each having its speciality.
The following review is compiled to give you an idea of how they work and what they are capable of doing.
Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor (White)
With only a 3-cup bowl for working is correct for salad or pesto processing. There are receptacles in the lid that have pinholes to let oils to pass into the bowl to form an emulsion blend.
The operating blade is a Cuisinart patent, one side of it is a cutting action to chop herbs, bread crumbs or onions. The other side is blunt to grind coffee beans, cheese or nuts, so the the blade goes one way to cut and reverses to grind. To accomplish this there are two buttons one marked ‘chop’ and the other ‘grind’.
Above all the unit is compact and only 9 inches tall so can easily be stowed in a cabinet. Therefore it has an 18 month defect warranty. So the bowl and lid being plastic are dishwasher safe, but it is recommended that the stainless steel cutting blade be hand washed.
Also the unit is built to North American standards.
KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart,
The unit has a 5 quart mixing bowl that is able to mix enough dough in a single batch to make 4 loaves of bread or 108 cookies. Also with the Planetary Mixing Action that has 59 touchpoints per rotation. So ensuring a thorough mix of the ingredients.
To add ingredients a tilt head design permits any attached accessory allowing access to the bowl.
The following are included:
- Coated flat beater.
- Coated dough hook.
- 6-wire whip.
- 1-piece pouring shield.
- 5 quart Stainless steel bowl.
- The dough hook and flat beater are dishwasher safe.
- The power hub has a 10-speed range slide controlled with provision for additional attachments. The unit is a 120 Volt, and is assembled in Greenville, Ohio.
Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Electric Stand Mixer with Stainless Steel 3.5 Quart Bowl, Planetary Mixing, Tilt-Up Head (63326), 300W Motor, Grey and Chrome
Because the Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer is designed with a powerful 300 watt motor and has a 6 speed range. This makes it a versatile unit capable of whisking egg whites, to produce a light and airy omelette. In contrast by changing the tools and mixture produce a thick dough to make bread. This demonstrates that the Hamilton Mixer has with the various tools supplied, capable of performing any operation that you ask of it. The tilt up head allows easy access to add the ingredients to the stainless steel mixing bowl. Having a splatter shield prevents spills, messy drips and drops. A Plsnetary action for mixing, rotates the beaters around the stainless steel bowl. This action gives complete coverage of the bowl for an even mix.
The following are supplied:
- Stainless steel 3.5 quart bowl.
- Dough Hook.
- Flat beater.
All the above attachments are dish washer safe.
Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor with 1500W Auto-iQ Base
The 64 oz. Processing bowl is most likely the most generally used for preparation of various foods. Capable of making 2 lbs of dough in 1/2 minute.
As a result the 2 Ninja have lids so are just right for the preparation of drinks that are nutrient on the go rich drinks.
As for the 72 oz. Pitcher comes into its own in hot weather to pulverise ice in a snow like consistency to add to smoothies and creamy drinks.
All the accessories are dishwasher-safe and the base is powered by 1500 watt unit.
Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processors
The large bowl 3.8 litre (16 cup)
A small bowl 600 milli litre (2.5 cup)
Therefore the obvious benefit is that for small processing amount the large bowl would be excessive.
There are 3 blades and 5 multi-function discs.
The feed chute is very wide at 5.5 inches so reducing the requirement to pre-cut most vegetables and fruits.
Power requirement is 110/120 Volts. As a result the LCD has a dual counter display counting up or down for timing purposes.
The storage box for the accessories, stainless steel blades, spatula and the multi-function discs can be positioned vertically or horizontally on the storage base place.
Food Processors – conclusion
Food processors make short work of the mixing of many food processes that used to take a lot of aching limbs in days past. Of the five in the above review some have very good attributes but all deserve their place. The Breville Sous Chef is a well presented package. That is why it has been given a special mention.