You need to slice and dice? Here’s what to look for:
If you are anything like me then you may be incapable of slicing up vegetables without also slicing up your fingers. If that describes you at all then you may be looking for a food processer that is capable of slicing food, so what do you need to look for?
· Size: The first thing you’ll be looking for is the size of the processer, these are usually measured in quarts and gallons and will let you know how much the bowl of the processer can hold before it needs to be emptied.
· Power: some vegetables are harder to cut through than others, so you’ll need a processer with enough power to cut through anything. Power modes on processer usually go from low to high with a specific button for quick chopping.
· Blades: Food processers will come with several blade attachments with more expensive models including more blades than most. So choose the processer that comes with the blades you need. The most commonly included blades are; chopping, dicing, slicing, mincing, shredding, and grating so just be sure to look for details on the back of the box to see what comes included.
The next few things you will want to look for are not specific to food processors are really used for anything you may end up purchasing. Look at all the different manufacturers such as Kitchen aid, Cuisinart, Ninja, etc. Some food processors serve other functions such as the Ninja line which can be used to chop and dice but are also used as blenders, mixers, soup makers and tons more. Do your research to see which manufacturer has the highest rating and which product they make is the best reviewed. The next thing you will look at is price, high quality processors can cost upwards of five hundred dollars with lower quality items costing no less than eighty dollars.
Be sure you know what you are getting for your money, if an item cost more than the rest it might be because it lasts longer, does more stuff, and comes with a longer or better manufacturer warranty. Touching on that for a second, like any other appliance food processors can break or be defective so make sure that yours comes with a warranty that can be used to fix or replace a damaged processor.
The last thing you will look for is the cosmetic aspect of the appliance, do you prefer a certain color or shape? Most processors do have the same overall design but if you are trying for a certain aesthetic in your kitchen such as all black, all silver or a retro thing with red or teal than you should find something that suits your needs. So when you are at the store be sure to look on the packaging to see if it says something like, additional colors available on our website, the colors that aren’t as popular are usually reserved for online shopping. I hope you find exactly what you are looking for.
A good Slicing food processor you might want to check out is the Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor, ChefPrep with Watts (70670) at Amazon.com which has some very positive reviews from customers, there are also a range of other very good food processors for the lowest prices.