Food Processors: Ratings of Sources
Total of 11 Sources
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Food Processors and Choppers
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentFor this report, the team of professional testers at ConsumerReports.org put 26 food processors and 15 food choppers through their paces, chopping, slicing, shredding, pureeing and grating. They also tested noise levels and ease of use -- noting weights of the machines as well. Each machine is assigned a rating, and the chart shows the ranking of each food processor as it compares to the others tested. There are also designations for "Recommended" and "Best Buy."
by Editors of Cook's Illustrated
Our AssessmentEditors at Cook's Illustrated magazine test nine food processors ranging in price from $70 to $235. Each model is rated on its ability to chop, grate, slice vegetables, grind dry ingredients, make pizza dough, whip up mayonnaise and cut butter into flour for piecrust. The cheapest food processor in the lineup fails the grating/slicing and chopping tests. The Highly Recommended pick, a mid-priced model, does a great job with everything except pizza dough (where it's judged fair).
Food Processor Reviews
by Editors of Good Housekeeping
Our AssessmentTesters at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute put 26 food processors through their paces. Although they don't detail their testing methods, in the detailed reviews they comment on all of the various tasks that a food processor typically does, such as chopping, grating, pureeing, etc. Each food processor is given a letter grade and a list of pros and cons. Good Housekeeping doesn't account for durability, and some of its top picks turn out to be duds in other reviews. They use this list of tested food processors in other roundups on the site as well, naming them "Best" in various categories.
The Best Blender
by Cristine Cyr Clisset
Our AssessmentCristine Cyr Clisset reviews a variety of blenders, using research and expert interviews to narrow it down to five top models for testing. Finally, she picks the Breville Sous Chef as her choice for best blender. The Cuisinart DLC-2011CHB comes in a close second. She compares and contrasts various available models, which ends up being a very useful overview of brands.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com sells hundreds of food processors and mini choppers, some of which receive reviews from literally hundreds of users. They include traditional, full-sized food processors, mini processors, choppers and baby food makers. Reviews can be sorted by date, helpfulness or overall star rating, and many comments here are highly detailed. Quite a few earn at least 4.5 stars out of 5 with 100 or more reviews posted. Top ratings go to Cuisinart and Hamilton Beach brand food processors.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com is a great resource for food processor reviews, especially less expensive brands such as Hamilton Beach, Black & Decker, Ninja and other lower-cost models that might not get reviews or much in the way of user feedback elsewhere. Most food processors listed here have a lot of reviews, dozens to hundreds, and they're thorough and give a good overview of performance and durability.
by Contributors to Macys.com
Our AssessmentMacys.com doesn't sell nearly as many food processors as either Amazon.com or Walmart.com, only 31 results come up in a search, and the results are dominated by Cuisinart -- which is not necessarily a bad thing because Cuisinart dominates in the world of food processors. This is a great resource for detailed reviews of various Cuisinart models, and it includes the percentage of people who would recommend the product to a friend. Food processors from Ninja, Breville, KitchenAid, Black & Decker and Hamilton Beach are also represented, but with fewer overall reviews.
by Contributors to Cooking.com
Our AssessmentCooking.com carries about 40 food processors from major manufacturers such as Cuisinart, Breville, KitchenAid, and other major manufacturers. There are fewer reviews overall, but people who shop here tend to be very knowledgeable cooks, and the reviews reflect that. They also note how many reviewers would recommend the product, by percentage, and how many say it is a good value.
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentViewpoints.com is an interesting place to find reviews because it's not a retail site, it does not sell products or limit itself to any particular type of product. It's simply a place where people can leave reviews of a wide variety of products and services. Quite a few food processors are here, and many are niche models that either have very few reviews elsewhere, or none at all. Ratings are on a scale up to 100 and there are several highly-rated food processors.
Finding a Baby Food Maker That Is Right For You
by Jennifer White
Our AssessmentAbout.com Guide Jennifer White lists several baby food makers and enumerates their pros and cons. She seems to find the Beaba to be the most universally appealing, though the Baby Chef Ultimate Baby Food Maker has a larger capacity and also warms bottles (though it's pricier). The Kalorik model is slightly less expensive and also sanitizes pacifiers, but it has a smaller capacity. The First Years Babypro costs the least, but doesn't defrost or reheat food, while the Baby Brezza is the only model that functions on a timer.
Baby Food Makers
by Jessica Hartshorn and Hallie Scheflin
Our AssessmentParents.com features 12 widely available baby food makers. The authors describe each and compare features. However, there are 12 units listed -- from manual mills to all-in-one baby food makers -- and the authors don't pinpoint any as the best bets.