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Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor

Pros: The Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor is the Cadillac of home food processors. It comes with eight blades, an accessory storage case, and two bowls: a 16-cup bowl or a mini 2-cup bowl for tasks of all sizes. It even has a timer for processing tha

Cons: This is one heavy appliance, at 32 pounds (14.5 kg), so wherever it's placed on the counter is where it will remain. It's also twice the price of most food processors, which may give the budget-minded buyer some sticker shock.

Summary: With its powerful motor, numerous attachments and durability, the Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor is a beast of a machine. Users say it is an investment and well worth the price.
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Braun K650 Multiquick 600-watt Kitchen Machine Foo...

Pros: The Braun K650 food processor has a 600-watt motor, which is in the middle range for power. It comes with numerous attachments and a variable speed feature. Bowls are sealed to reduce mess and enable easy cleanup.

Cons: Users have reported customer service is not available for these units. Replacement parts are not sold, and buyers say the Braun Corporation is no longer manufacturing this appliance for the US market.

Summary: The Braun K650 is packaged with a number of attachments that make it look attractive in spite of the higher purchase price. However, the lack of customer service may be a deal-breaker.
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Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed...

Pros: The Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor is a top of the line appliance. It comes with a slicing/shredding disk and a chopping blade, but more blades are available separately. The 750-watt motor is powerful and it has a pulse feature.

Cons: Users have reported issues with customer service if issues arise with the appliance. Buyers have also said it is difficult to get clean and the bowl may crack with heavy use.

Summary: This is a high-end appliance, and it can be supplemented with more blades, making it a better buy for the price. Even with the cleaning issues, the Cuisinart is a good buy.
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Hamilton Beach 10 Cup Food Processor with Compact ...

Pros: With a 10-cup capacity, the Hamilton Beach food processor will do a lot of work in one batch. It includes a slicing/grating disk as well as the chopping blades. It has a small footprint and stores easily.

Cons: Some users say the motor isn't powerful enough, and that the lid becomes difficult to remove after heavy use, because it gets clogged and is difficult to clean.

Summary: The Hamilton Beach food processor is a good, basic appliance and will cover most home food processing needs of slicing, shredding and chopping with ease.
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Ninja Master Prep (QB900B)

Pros: The Ninja Master Prep doubles as a blender or food processor. It will chop ice or vegetables and will make smoothies, purees and other foods that require a smooth consistency.

Cons: The Ninja is more of a smoothie maker, and either purees food, or leaves it in chunks. It does not slice or dice food.

Summary: For the price, the Ninja Prep is a good buy and would be great in homes where it is used primarily for smoothies, baby food, dips, pestos, etc., rather than slicing or dicing.