Buying Guide: Which is the best food processor?

Which is the best food processor?

If you're looking for the best food processor for your kitchen then you're in the right place. At Harris Scarfe, our team have sourced high-quality kitchen appliances from brands you can trust to offer you a variety of food preparation options.

Our handy guide will take you through the benefits, features and surprising meal options available from your food processor. We'll help you figure out which kitchen appliance will work best for your family so that you can buy with confidence.


What is a food processor?

Food processors are used throughout the world to make food preparation easier. Favoured by top chefs, their powerful motors handle all your messy tasks in seconds! Chopping, dicing, slicing, shredding and mixing have never been easier. Think of them as your secret weapon in the kitchen.

With ultra-fast blades and interchangeable parts, the best food processors are the ones that can be used for a variety of food preparation tasks. They'll ensure your food is evenly chopped, mixed or pureed, with different speeds and blades for various textures.

More than just a standard mixer, some premium all-in-one kitchen machines even have heating elements powerful enough to cook full meals in one bowl.

Some of our favourite meals and desserts are made using food processors as they create even and consistent textures.

Take a look at our rave review recipes in our cooking club, which are much easier to make with a food processor, such as these customer favourites:


Is a food processor the same as a blender?

Food processors and blenders have a lot of common functions, but they are different. Some families will just have one or the other, while others will use both.

Blenders are generally smaller with fixed blades. They're great for mixing liquids so they make juices, smoothies and soups with ease. Smaller blenders, like our Smith & Nobel Nutrient Blender, have a compact, hand-held design. Perfect for quick mixing to take with you on the go.

Food Processors are usually much bigger and designed to handle more vigorous kitchen tasks. Chopping and shredding your hard ingredients, like cheese, zucchini and carrots, are made quick and easy. They have powerful motors with several blades and interchangeable mixing options, saving you time and space in your kitchen.

If you can't decide between the two, go for an all-in-one food processor which will combine the best of both kitchen appliances into one! Or, upgrade to a premium kitchen machine that incorporates an impressive eight appliances into one!

What is the best food processor?

The benefits of having a food processor in your kitchen

Our customers love being able to make quick healthy meals without all the messy food preparation. It not only saves time, but it's also a great way to add nutritious value to your meals.

When you use a food processor, you know exactly what's going into your meal which gives you healthier choices. It's easy to make your own food in seconds while avoiding packaged foods that contain preservatives and other nasties.

Parents worldwide love using food processors to effortlessly puree, chop and shred vegetables to secretly add them into meals and sauces.


Surprising things you can use a food processor for!

You can use your food processor to make a range of condiments and handy ingredients for cooking and eating.

Our customer favourites include:

  • breadcrumbs
  • grated cheese
  • pizza and pasta dough
  • diced fruits (delicious for apple pie)
  • grated vegetables (zucchini and carrots are perfect for fritters or cakes)
  • minced meat
  • pasta sauce (tip: our Intelli kitchen machine also cooks the sauce for you)
  • pesto
  • ground herbs and spices
  • crushed nuts (for baking)
  • nut butter
  • crumbed cookies (hello cheesecake!)
  • cake mixes
  • flour (all types, including rice and oat flour)
  • hummus
  • mayonnaise


Which food processor should you choose?

Choosing between a food processor, blender or all-in-one cooking machine will depend on how you intend to use it.

Blenders are great for soups, juices, smoothies and simple purees. They take up less space on your benchtop and are easy to clean.

Food Processors are perfect for easy food preparation and ideal for hard ingredients like vegetables and cheese. They give you options to slice, grate, dice and blend, with multiple blade types to provide the consistency you need.

Mini Food Processors generally only have one blade and allow up to 1 litre in capacity. They are great for quick chopping options, like onions and garlic, and can be stored easily in the cupboard when not in use.

Kitchen Master Machines are the latest in cooking technology, combining the best parts of a blender and food processor with heating elements. This machine allows you to make complete meals from one kitchen appliance - saving space, cleaning and power!

Take a look at our full range online or visit us in-store to take a closer look.


Try new cooking options with our cooking club

We've put some great recipes together online at our cooking club with your favourite celebrity chefs. Check out Poh's recipe for coconut curd, created with the help of our kitchen range.

Help with choosing the best food processor to buy

Are food processors easy to use?

When purchasing your food processor, it's always best to check the instructions for use. Each product will have its own recommendations, safety features and guidelines designed to make them easy to use and clean.

Note: Hard ingredients might make your machine noisy and vibrate! Make sure you have a clear space on your benchtop and don't sit your machine too close to the edge.

Always store blades away when they're not being used. Our range of food preparation accessories will give you tools that are safe and functional to use with your machine.


Add flavour to your meals with a new food processor today!

It's no secret that adding nutritional value to your meals enhances the flavour. We've made cooking delicious and healthy meals easy with our range of kitchen appliances and food preparation accessories.

Update your kitchen and start enjoying all the benefits of healthy cooking in your home. With our premium collection and quality-tested products, you'll be able to find Australia's best food processor and kitchen appliances with us.

Discover new recipes and meal ideas in our cooking club, where you'll find inspiration and helpful advice.

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