Food processors have been around for quite some time, but they’ve only gained popularity in residential use in the last few years. People are finally starting to realize just how handy these appliances are, and how much time and effort they can actually save a person in the kitchen.
There are a few things you should consider when you decide to purchase one for yourself, you should first consider what exactly you’re going to be using the processor for. If you’re only going to be using it to chop carrots, celery, and onion in order to make your own soup stock, you could probably get away with a three cup bowl. However, if you’re someone that grows your own tomatoes in the summer and turns them into marinara sauce in the fall every year, you might want to consider getting a larger 20 cup bowl.
You should also consider how much space you’re going to have for the appliance, because although it does the job of a few things, those things are generally kept in drawers so you’re not going to actually gain any space by using one.
Different food processors have different attachments, so you’re going to have to think about which ones you need and which ones you don’t before investing. You should also try to make sure that all of those attachments are dishwasher safe so that you don’t have to go through the pain of trying to wash them yourself.
While most food processors have the same functions, they do vary in wattage (generally between 400w & 1200w). A 600W food processor is generally great for a “one-model-fits-all” type of scenario. With that wattage, you should be able to do everything you need without having to deal with noise.
Regardless of what kind of processor you choose to go with, you should make sure that it comes with a warranty.