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Best Food processors & choppers

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Food processors & choppers

Best Food processors & choppers

We tested 38 food processors & choppers to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Food processor & chopper based on the following criteria:

  • Claimed capacity (cups)
  • Shredding
  • Pureeing
  • Slicing
  • Weight (lbs.)
  • Grating
  • Noise
  • Chopping

Below lists the Food processors & choppers that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Food processor & chopper is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Food processors & choppers

Best Food processor & chopper for Claimed capacity (cups)

Capacity of processors is as claimed by the manufacturer.


This Food processor & chopper which tested best for Claimed capacity (cups) has the following features: Controls.

Best Food processor & chopper for Shredding

We judged each model's proficiency at shredding carrots, and cheddar cheese.


This Food processor & chopper which tested best for Shredding has the following features: Controls, Dishwasher safe, Wattage, Separate shredding blade, Separate slicing blade, Dough blade, French Fry/Juilienne blade, Whipping attachment, Minibowl insert, Disk carrier/organizer and Additional features.

Best Food processor & chopper for Pureeing

We judged each model's proficiency at puréeing peas and carrots.


This Food processor & chopper which tested best for Pureeing has the following features: Controls, Dishwasher safe, Wattage, Separate shredding blade, Separate slicing blade, Dough blade, French Fry/Juilienne blade, Whipping attachment, Minibowl insert, Disk carrier/organizer and Additional features.

Best Food processor & chopper for Slicing

We judged each model's proficiency at slicing celery, and mushrooms.


This Food processor & chopper which tested best for Slicing has the following features: Controls.

Best Food processor & chopper for Weight (lbs.)

Weight of processors, rounded to the nearest pound, includes the base, bowl, lid, and chopping blade.


This Food processor & chopper which tested best for Weight (lbs.) has the following features: Controls, Dishwasher safe, Wattage, Separate shredding blade, Separate slicing blade, French Fry/Juilienne blade, Blender attachment and Additional features.

Best Food processor & chopper for Grating

We judged each model's proficiency at grating parmesan cheese.


This Food processor & chopper which tested best for Grating has the following features: Controls, Dishwasher safe, Wattage, Separate shredding blade, Separate slicing blade, Dough blade, French Fry/Juilienne blade, Whipping attachment, Minibowl insert, Disk carrier/organizer and Additional features.

Best Food processor & chopper for Noise

We judged noise using the highest speed with a noise meter to measure the decibel level of the unit.


This Food processor & chopper which tested best for Noise has the following features: Controls and Bowl handle.

Best Food processor & chopper for Chopping

We judged each model's proficiency at chopping onions, and almonds.


This Food processor & chopper which tested best for Chopping has the following features: Controls, Dishwasher safe, Wattage, Separate shredding blade, Separate slicing blade, Dough blade, French Fry/Juilienne blade, Whipping attachment, Minibowl insert, Disk carrier/organizer and Additional features.