KitchenAid Silver Food Processor grinding carrots

Small Appliances

What Is A Food Processor?

Food processors are designed to help simplify your time in the kitchen. They open the door to a whole range of kitchen creations, ranging from convenient food prep to creating complete dishes. Creating salad dressing, pureeing dips or chopping veggies are just the start. These ideas can help you make the most of your food processor.

Food processors vs. blenders

KitchenAid Food Processor
KitchenAid Blender

Many food processors and blenders have a lot of similarities, so it can be difficult to know which is best for the job. If you read an online recipe and wonder if a food processor can be used as a blender and vice versa, it can lead to confusion.

There are recipes and tasks that can be made equally well either in a blender or a food processor, and others will only perform correctly with the proper small appliance.

What does a food processor do?

A food processor brings so many flavor combinations and textures that it’s the ideal tool for experimenting with different ingredients and recipes. There are many sizes and capabilities of food processors.

KitchenAid mini-sized food processor

For example, with this KitchenAid® mini-sized food processor you can quickly chop small amounts, emulsify spreads, and stir foods with its S-blade. Use it to prepare salads, emulsify dressings, and make one-egg mayo.

KitchenAid Food Processor

Larger food processors often come with more attachments, and can include disks that slice or shred, dough blades and a multi-sized food tube to process ingredients of different shapes and sizes.

KitchenAid cordless food processor

Cordless food processors deliver all the power you need without the cord. These appliances allow you to extend the possibilities of what you can do with a food processor.

You will be surprised how versatile these powerful appliances can be. So whether you’re looking to purchase a new food processor or want to get the most out of the one you own, the possibilities are simply endless. Browse the full line of KitchenAid® food processors and choppers to find the right one for you.