Consumer Reports' top food processors

September 27, 2011

Time to cut to the chase, infomercials heavily tout products like the Magic Bullet Express Chopper and the Ninja Chopper.

Consumer Reports tested both along with many others-including ones from Cuisinart and KitchenAid

"Food choppers are typically for smaller jobs, so they're smaller and less expensive. They're designed for chopping foods like garlic, nuts, and herbs," said Dan DiClerico of Consumer Reports.

You can spend as little as $13 on some choppers or as much as $450 for the Waring commercial-grade food processor.

The Magic Bullet Express Chopper puréed very well, but when it came to chopping, it left chunks of nuts and lots of almond dust.

The $60 Ninja chopper handled chopping and puréeing with ease, and it grated cheese as well as top-performing food processors.

If you want a food processor for bigger jobs, testers recommend Cuisinart's 14-Cup Food Processor for $200.

The 7-Cup KitchenAid food processor costs a lot less at only $100 dollars.

For more information on which food processor is the perfect fit for you, visit Consumer Reports.

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