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These are the best food processors your kitchen needs right now

It'll chop your cooking time in half!

They’re versatile, they’re time-saving, and they cut back the workload; there are many reasons why food processors have cemented themselves as a kitchen staple.

Having a food processor handy at home is an absolute must. From snacks and sides to full meals, the possibilities are endless when cooking with the ever-popular appliance, not to mention the fact that they save you so much time during food prep.

After all, you can just about do anything you need with it – if you have the right one at your disposal, that is. To aid in your search for the best food processor to add to your kitchen, we’ve rounded up some of the best that are available in Australia right now. Chop, chop!

The 8 best food processors to shop in Australia 2024

Cuisinart Mini Prep Food Processor White
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Cuisinart Mini Prep Food Processor White, $89, Amazon

This multifunction food processor quickly chops and pulses vegetables, fruits, spices, and herbs for a variety of recipes.

It has a four-cup capacity to create sauces, purees, and fine crumbling, and features simple chop or grind touchpad controls.

SmartPower blade with auto-reversing ability is also included to ensure thorough chopping of delicate and soft foods, and a BladeLock system that keeps the blade secure while processing and pouring.

Key features:

  • 3-cup capacity
  • Powerful motor
  • High grade stainless steel blades
  • 2-way blade rotation


Ninja Professional Food Processor
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Ninja Professional Food Processor, $149 (usually $249), Ninja

Easily create a variety of delicious food with this next-generation Ninja food processor – complete with interchangeable blades and attachments, including a Dough Tool.

You can chop, slice, grate, puree and mix with precision and control in the large 2.1L food processor bowl, with a feed chute lid to easily add ingredients.

Key features:

  • Auto IQ One Touch Intelligence
  • 4 food processing functions – Chop, Puree, Slice and Mix
  • Stainless steel blades
  • Interchangeable attachments
  • 1 year warranty


The Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel and Dice
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The Breville Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice, $849, Breville

With a new peeling and 12mm dicing attachment, this machine’s precise cut leads to even and consistent tastes and textures, making every dish tastier and flavoursome.

Featuring three chute sizes designed for every shape, you now have even more options to create masterpiece meals in minutes.

Key features:

  • 16 Cup (large bowl) and 2.5 Cup (small bowl) capacity
  • 1200W
  • Micro-serrated S-Blade
  • Three feed chute options

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Kenwood Multipro Compact Food Processor
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Kenwood Multipro Compact Plus Food Processor, $159, The Good Guys

This Kenwood food processor features an 800 watt electric motor, so you can tackle tough jobs with confidence.

It has a 2.1 litre capacity and includes a reversible disc, a stainless steel disc, a slicing disc, and a grating disc. Plus, its 2 speed settings help you apply the right speed for what you’re chopping. 

Key features:

  • Generous 2.1 litre bowl
  • Powerful 800W motor
  • 9 attachments
  • 2 speeds plus pulse
  • 5 year warranty


5 Cup Food Chopper with Whisk KFC0516
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KitchenAid 5 Cup Food Chopper with Whisk, $149 (usually $199), KitchenAid

Eat healthy, get creative, and save time with the 5 Cup Food Chopper, featuring streamlined chopping, mixing, and pureeing for your daily meal prep.

Now with 40 per cent more capacity, it’s ideal for quickly preparing dressings, sauces and single serve meals. The additional whisk accessory is perfect for whipping and emulsifying ingredients.

Key features:

  • 2 speeds and pulse for coarse or fine results
  • Stainless steel multi-purpose blade 
  • 5 cup capacity
  • 2 year warranty


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Smith & Nobel Multifunction Food Processor 8 In 1, $69.99 (usually $99.99), Harris Scarfe

This food processor has a number of impressive features, including a 2-speed-setting switch, pulse function, stainless steel chopper blade and more.

It also has a citrus juicer attachment, making it all the more versatile to suit your needs in the kitchen.

Key features:

  • 2000mL capacity bowl dry
  • 1200mL capacity bowl liquid
  • 2-speed-setting switch
  • Pulse function
  • Stainless steel chopper blade
  • Chopping/Kneading/Dough Mixing/Emulsifying


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Vitamix A3500i Ascent Series Smart Blender, $1699, Vitamix

This top-of-the-line offering from Vitamix offers five program settings for walk-away convenience and consistent results. 

Users will be able to use inbuilt programs for smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, and frozen desserts just to name a few. 

And the best part – it’s self-cleaning!

Key features:

  • Five program settings, for Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts and Self-Cleaning
  • SELF-DETECT technology
  • Touchscreen controls
  • Variable Speed Control and Pulse feature 
  • Built-in timer

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Magimix 5200XL Food Processor, $881, Amazon

This multifunctional ‘magimix’ food processor has been specially designed for large families and entertaining. 

Described as an “invaluable addition to any kitchen”, the product offers a seven-in-one solution for users and slices, grates, chops, whisks, blends, kneads, and presses. 

What we especially love is the 30-year motor guarantee, meaning that this food processor will last you for life!

Key features:

  • 30-year motor and 3-year parts guarantee 
  • 3-in-1 bowl
  • Extra wide feed tube
  • Quiet-mark approved
  • Ideal for 1-8 people


Is it better to buy a blender or a food processor?

Both, if you have the budget! But you can absolutely get away with just investing in the one, and the easiest way to decide which model will work best for you is to really consider what you’ll be using it for.

Need a morning smoothie sidekick and little else? A blender will suit you just fine, but if you’re wanting a veritable kitchen hand to help you prepare dinner, you’ll want a food processor that can grind, chop, crush, slice and anything else your recipes could call for.

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