Food Processors for Under $100

When shopping around for a food processor, one of the things to keep in mind is the price tag. It is possible that you might not want to spend upwards of the $100 mark for a countertop kitchen appliance.

Cost, of course, is important because you want to get the best bang for your buck, right?

Features, pros, and cons are all important things to consider when making any purchase. But in the end, there’s no denying that price is going to factor in as well.

Below are three different models of food processors. Each of them has their strengths and their weaknesses. Each of these three listed appliances did, in fact, make it in under the $100 wire.

Ninja Master Prep Professional (QB1004)

The Ninja NJ110GR Express Chop has a number of good features to consider.

From BPA free plastic for the bowls to a splashguard to keep everything tidy, the design of this appliance keeps users in mind.

Another great thing about the plastic bowls for this model is that they are dishwasher safe. You can go from quickly dicing some ingredients to quickly cleaning up the mess.

And then there is the ergonomic design, which is a plus. Especially so since the on button has to be held down during use. However, this same power button feature also means that the pulse control and the power control are all wrapped up in one button.

Pouring things out of the bowls of this model might not be as easy as some other models. Still, this food processor offers a lot to consumers.

This model gets an average of 4.5/5 stars.

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor

The Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor offers a lot of versatility in its features.

A range of bowl sizes (including 24 oz, 3 cups, and 4 cups) means this food processor is ready to help prep any size meal. Many other models do not offer a lot of smaller bowl options.

Especially for someone preparing meals for one or two people, this appliance would be a good fit.

Like the Ninja model, the bowls of this food processor are dishwasher safe. Take this in line with the small cup sizes and this food processor screams convenience in any kitchen.

Even better, it is light weight and easy to use. While this can result in the base scooting around on the counter, it also means it is easy to store or take this food processor with you to a friend’s house.

Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor

The Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor aims to tackle the larger projects you might have going on in your kitchen.

The model comes with a built in scraper to make life even easier for you in the kitchen. If you find it a pain to have to stop and scrape the edges of the bowl for unmixed ingredients, this model would have you covered.

A large feed chute means you wouldn’t have to cut up your ingredients as small. This is great paired with the slicing plate if you want to make fresh baked potato chips with whole potatoes.

A larger chute also means you save time in prep. You wouldn’t have to cut up the ingredients before putting them in the food processor. Cutting a beet in half can be a pain. It isn’t easy to do and the beet juice can stain the cutting surface.

It also means cleanup is easier. Instead of having to wash the bowl and blades, a knife, and a cutting board, you just have to deal with the food processor elements.

On the downside, the lid of this model is not water tight. It tends to leak when too much liquid is processed at once. An easy fix – just do two smaller batches instead of one large one.

Each one of these three appliances has pretty good ratings, all 4/5 stars or above. Each of these has its own unique qualities. And each of these is available for purchase under $100.

So now it is up to you, the consumer, to process the perks and weaknesses that come with each of these food processors. Will you be willing to pay a little more for a rating that is a little higher? Or will you settle for the lower ranked appliance to save a few dollars?