Best Food Processors (2022 UK)

Food processor

Whether you love making sauces or soups, or you just want to speed up chopping veg, a food processor is a brilliant tool for your kitchen. Today, we’re exploring the best food processors available in the UK right now.

We’ll also be looking at the many uses of food processors and how valuable they can be to a lot of cooking processes. But first, let’s look at the best, shall we?

Best Food Processors in the UK

1. Ninja Food Processor with Auto-IQ


Ninja makes some of the best kitchen appliances available at the moment, and their fantastic food processor is no exception to this. While this has some excellent features, it is also one of the easiest food processors to use, all thanks to the Auto-IQ feature.

If you want to chop veg, there is a setting for that. If you want to puree, slice or mix veg, there are also settings for that. There is also low, high and pulse settings, so you can really dial in the power for any type of chopping you need.

Along with the excellent settings, you also get a 2.1-litre bowl, which has plenty of space to create a wonderful sauce, salsa or soup. The bowl is dishwasher safe, and so are the stainless-steel blades. This has all of the accessories a chef may need to slice, dice and precisely prep food.

 

2. Magimix 5200XL Compact Food Processor

Magimix 5200XL 18583UK Food Processor

Magimix has its roots in the commercial cooking industry. Because of this, its kitchen appliances and built to last in a professional kitchen. This food processor was designed and built in France. It has simple to use controls and a powerful motor to make even the most demanding cooking tasks nice and simple.

This food processor is powerful enough to knead bread and delicate enough to whisk egg whites. It also features an induction motor. This is a whisper-quiet motor that is extremely powerful.

The motor comes with a 30-year guarantee, and the accessories come with a three-year guarantee. This is a food processor that is built to last and be used every single day.

 

3. KitchenAid Mini Food Processor

KitchenAid Mini Food Processor

KitchenAid has been a staple in our kitchens for decades now and has led the way for bringing simple to use yet powerful kitchen appliances to our kitchens. This mini food processor brings everything we love about KitchenAid to our kitchens in a small and lovely package.

While this is a small food processor, it still has a capacity of 830 ml. So, it is big enough to tackle sauces, chop veg for side dishes, and herbs for complex flavours. We would’ve liked to see more options with this food processor. It only has two speeds and only comes with one set of blades.

This is a brilliant food processor, but it does have its restrictions compared to others on this list.

 

4. Sensio Home Mini Food Chopper/Small Food Processor


Whether you want to make sauces, soups or fruit salad, this small food processor can do it all and much more.

We love the size of this food processor. It is small enough to keep on your counter all the time, and yet the bowl is 600 ml, so it provides a good amount of room for creating loads of different dishes. The mixing bowl also comes with a lid, so it can be stored in the fridge making food prep super simple.

Even though this food processor has a small 300-watt motor, the quad blades do an impressive amount of chopping and pureeing.

So, pestos, sauces and purees are easy in this one. For the price, this food processor is the best on the market and will be a valuable tool in your kitchen.

 

5. Cuisinart Mini-Prep Pro Mini


The Mini-Prep Pro from Cuisinart has a 900ml capacity making it perfect to use every day. Whether you want to make baby food, dips, dressings or hummus, you can do it all.

It is also nice and easy to use, with two power buttons; chop and grind. You can either pulse the power or leave it running depending on the consistency you want to achieve.

Plus, this also has a two-way motor, so finely chopped ingredients are really easy to do.

The lid also has drizzle holes, so you can precisely add ingredients. Making mayo in this food processor is so easy it seems like cheating. To top off this processor nicely, it has a brilliant design.

We love the stainless-steel colour, but you can also choose this food processor in a vintage rose or frosted pearl finish if you prefer.

 

6. Russell Hobbs 24732 Desire Food Processor


If you want your food processor to be as versatile as possible, this is the one to choose on our list. This has a lot of features to make processing food really easy and quick.

You can chop, dice, puree, slice, cream and more with the processor. However, it also comes with a blending jug attachment.

So, not only can you create amazing sauces in this processor, you can also make lovely smoothies and a great deal more.

We love the idea behind this food processor. It saves a tonne of space because it is two machines in one, and every attachment is dishwasher safe, making clean up a dream.

Plus, the controls are nice and simple, and it packs plenty of power to ensure that any food prep is quick and precise.

 

7. Bosch MultiTalent 3 MCM3501MGB Compact 800 W Food Processor


Here is another food processor that comes with more features than you can shake a stick at. Firstly, there is a powerful food processor that can slice, dice, chop, puree, and grate any ingredients you can throw in the top of it.

It also comes with a blending jug attachment, so smoothies, sauces and soups are really easy to do as well. Finally, it also comes with a smaller processor that is the perfect size for spices and herb mixes.

This food processor can easily take your cooking to the next level. You can also store whatever you make in the bowls themselves.

It is powerful enough to knead beard and grind coffee beans yet gentle enough to grind up herbs without bruising them. This is a very powerful and handy kitchen appliance that you’re sure to love and use for years.

 

What Can You Use a Food Processor For?

Food processors can be used for loads of cooking tasks. Here is a quick breakdown of what food processors are capable of.

1. Slicing veg

You can slice and dice all of your ingredients in one of these, making prepping onions and veg for a stew really easy. You can also prepare veg for stir-fries and even grate veg for salads and coleslaw.

2. Dicing

Dicing in a food processor is as simple as changing the blades out for finer cutting blades. You can then create very finely chopped onions and anything else. This is perfect when creating base ingredients for stocks, sauces, or stews. You can also use this for pestos and for finely chopping herbs.

3. Pureeing

The puree functions of a food processor are one of the handiest. While many of us don’t make purees at home a lot, this can be used for sauces, baby food and a great deal more. You can even whisk egg whites with a food processor as well.

So, while many of us think of a food processor as a quick way of chopping veg, they can be used for much, much more. Having a food processor with additional accessories like a blending jug or coffee grinder also makes them even more versatile.

The coffee grinder is great for herbs, pestos and coffee, of course. And the blending attachment can be used for soups, smoothies and sauces. The more attachments a food processor has, the more versatile it will be in your kitchen.

 

Why Do You Need a Food Processor?

Food processors make prepping food really easy. You can chop all of your veg in under a minute and create the base of a sauce or stew. You can even grate with many food processors, so coleslaws and stir-fries are easy to do too.

So, food prep is super-fast, but you already know that. We all know food processors make chopping veg precisely and quickly really easy.

However, you can also make soups, sauces, pestos, stews and even bread in a food processor. To make a soup in a food processor, you just need to chuck all of your ingredients in and let it chop, slice and dice away until you are left with a smooth soup. You just need to cook it, and you’re done.

Food processors let you focus on your ingredients and getting the perfect mixtures for lovely dishes. You don’t need to spend valuable cooking time chopping and dicing as that is done for you. Instead, you can come up with lovely recipes and make them quickly. So, a food processor saves you time and lets you experiment in your kitchen.

 

Conclusion

We hope you found your favourite food processor above. We love the Ninja food processor. It is really versatile, yet so easy to use. For even more kitchen appliances and cookware that can add a lot to your kitchen, please explore Chef’s Pick further. We have everything a chef needs to cook up a storm in their kitchen.