There are many food processors which are effective for satisfying your needs. Some are expensive while others are cheap. The costly ones perform more but that does not mean the cheaper ones are useless. They all perform butt at different degrees and expectations. According to the task you want the appliance to do for you and your budget, you can be able to find something better that fits your needs. Some of the cheapest brands include the following:

Cuisinart pro Classic 7-cup Food Processor

This processor is considered as the medium duty appliance. It is not very expensive as the other Cuisinart brands as it has a moderate performance. It is more effective in making foods such as chopping vegetables, nuts meat and cheese. However, you should make sure to read the instruction book which helps you understand how it works. For example, ensure that meat should not be frozen but cold.

Features of Cuisinart pro classic 7-cup Food processor

  • Extra-large feed chute with large and small pushers
  • 600-watt motor
  • Dishwasher safe parts (lids, bowls)
  • 2 Stainless slicing and shredding disc
  • Comes with two blades, chopping and dough mixing blade
  • Illustrated instruction book
  • 7-cup work bowl

The drawbacks of this appliance is that it has a large bowl which may not be effective for smaller tasks. It is also not effective for hard foods and some foods like tomatoes which have more liquid. Moreover, it is not very effective for foods which have a lot of liquid as it can result in leakage.

Ninja Express Chop

It is effective and convenient when it comes to small processes. It is a better choice for preparing zests, herbs and spices which are not hard. This is because it does not use high power and the motor cannot support hard foods like fruits. It is not expensive but it is great as it is small and compact. When washing is concerned, you need not worry as it does not have corners to stick food particles.

Features of Ninja Express Chop

  • Three cup bowls
  • 200 Watt motor
  • BPA free and Dishwasher safe
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Hamilton Beach 10 cup Food processor, Bowl scraper and chef prep

All this models are effective as they perform common tasks and are convenient for light and moderate use. These models are not only effective but also has some limitations. The size of the feed chute is not convenient as you have to spend time on cutting food into smaller pieces so as to be processed perfectly. Also, there are large spaces between the disc and the lid thus food on the top part is not grated well.

Despite the downside of this models, most people who have used them claim to be satisfied with the value for their money. They are the best when it comes to slicing. Their power capabilities are effective for performing the common average tasks which they are designed to do.

Additionally, its accessories are not designed to be compatible to each other. This is because the scraper model is not automated but it is operated manually. Its size and dimensions are same. The scraper model is the tallest among the rest but only by an inch. Height matters as you need to consider when having overhanging cabinets to fit the machine. All the three are easily moved from the cabinets. However, only the chef pre has the internal cord storage.

The Bowl scraper model is unique as it has a second processing speed and a dial knob which people find perfect. However, it has only one slicing and shredding disc.

On the other hand, the chef prep model it also has the second speed and the dial knob control as well as crinkle fine grating disc.

Lastly, the 10 cup food processor is not that unique as it performs same tasks like the other two. Its only stand out feature is its toggle switch which might be tricky to use.


Always ensure you look for an appliance that works best for you. May it be expensive or cheap, it should perform to your expectations. Mostly go for the brands that promise quality and results. All these models are effective for different tasks.