Chop, slice, grate, blend, puree, mix and knead. A food processor is your jack of all trades in the kitchen.
We’ve assessed food processors across a range of processing tasks and looked at how easy they are to use, clean and store.
A processor should be equipped to deal with a variety of tasks, without breaking down or vibrating excessively.
Think about how many extras you will actually use. Consider the other appliances already in your kitchen – if you already have a standalone blender there's little point in getting a food processor with a blender attachment.
Some models have dishwasher safe components though most manufacturers state these should be placed on the top shelf only and washed on a short, low temperature cycle, without a drying cycle.
While many processing bowls and attachments can withstand a wash in the dishwasher, plastic parts can become discoloured and brittle with time.
We suggest you follow the manufacturer's washing instructions – replacing a processing bowl or lid that's deteriorated from being washed in the dishwasher too often can be expensive.