Once dinnertime rolls around, many cooks count on their food processor to cut prep time.
Consumer Reports tested dozens of food processors to help you slice through your many choices.
And that's today' On Your Side.
Food processor basics-slicing, chopping and shredding-were no problem for most.
Several processors from Cuisinart did well in Consumer Reports' tests, but none were
That distinction goes to the Breville Sous Chef BFP800XL, which aced most of
Consumer Reports tests, including chopping. It has a 16-cup work bowl and an extra-
wide feed tube, which saves you from having to cut items such as potatoes into smaller
pieces. But it comes with a lofty price tag at $400.
For significantly less money, and a lot less counter space, Consumer Reports named
the $100 KitchenAid KFP715 a Best Buy. It has fewer bells and whistles, but it scored
excellent for slicing and very good for shredding. But the KitchenAid gives you less
capacity at 7 cups to the Breville's 16.
Consumer Reports also tested food choppers. They're smaller and weigh less, so
storing is a lot easier. They don't slice or shred but can be great for smaller tasks such
as chopping nuts and herbs or grating a small chunk of cheese. Consumer Reports
named the Ninja Master Prep Professional, model QB1004, a Best Buy at $60Consumer Reports also tested food choppers.
They're smaller and weigh less, so storing is a lot easier.
They don't slice or shred, but they can be great for smaller tasks such as chopping nuts and herbs or grating a small chunk of cheese. Consumer Reports named the Ninja Master Prep Professional, model number Q-B-1-0-0-4 a Best Buy at 60 dollars.
I'm Martha Koloski and that's today's On Your Side."
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