Quiet Food Processor
Especially if you are trying to make baby food with a sleeping baby in the house, the noise level of your food processor is going to be something you should consider.
And if you are not making food for a sleeping baby? You probably still would not enjoy a loud, grinding, rattling sound pulsating in your ears.
Are rocks in a blender not your preferred soundtrack while cooking? Maybe try to avoid the noisier food processors.
There are a lot of different food processors to choose from. There are models from Cuisinart, Ninja, Hamilton Beach, KitchenAid, Breville, and more.
The problem is, the manufacturer is not likely to tell you using their model sounds like your kids forgot to take the gravel out of their pockets before putting their pants in the laundry.
That’s where fellow consumers come to the rescue. They are more than happy to call out a model that is too loud. Just like they are happy to praise a food processor that is on the quiet side.
Loud Food Processors
It makes sense that chunks of ice bouncing around in a plastic bowl are going to make noise. But does the ice in a food processor really have to be tossed around by the blades?
Whether it has to with the shape of the bowl, the strength of the motor, or the sharpness of the blades, it doesn’t matter. It is an issue during food prep. It also is not a universal problem amongst food processors.
On a side note: while the food processors here may not be the loudest on the market, they fall here under this topic because they were not praised for being quiet.
If you are trying to avoid a noisy food processor, there are two models you might want to avoid.
First off is the Ninja NJ110GR Express Chop, 200 Watts. While this model has a lot going for it otherwise, it falls short on the point of volume.
The other food processor model to be wary of is the Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel. A sub-par model to begin with, this Cuisinart does not gain any points back for being quiet.
Quieter Food Processors
Ah, silence. Or, at least, not headache-inducing grinding.
While the following food processors do still make noise, it is significantly less obnoxious than louder models.
Instead of that sound like a rock in a blender, quieter processors make a whirring, whistling sound. This sound can probably be likened to slightly quieter than a whistling teapot, or, alternatively, a high-pitched buzzing.
While some people might still find the noise a little annoying, you would still be able to talk over it, unlike the louder models that would drown you out.
So, if you are interested in purchasing a food processor that isn’t going to drown you out, it would be a good idea to look into one of the following models.
First up is the KitchenAid KFP0711CU 7 Cup Food Processor, Contour Silver. This food processor is not only quiet, it is also has stainless steel blades and plates that are adjustable. However, it can be difficult to get those blades out and the lid doesn’t always lock right.
Next up is the Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor, with Bowl Scraper (70730). One of the best features of this model—despite the sound level—is the built in scraper to keep that sides of the bowl clean. On the downside, the lid is not leak proof and the model is hard to clean.
Finally, the Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor. This model is quiet and has plenty of accessories to slice, shred, chop, and dice. Unfortunately, it is not dishwasher safe and isn’t good for making bread dough.
When it comes right down to it, the final decision of which food processor to get falls to you, the consumer. It is up to you to figure out if you are willing to forgo a higher quality appliance or one that offers more versatility in order to get a quieter model.
If you have kids or if you like being able to still talk to friends while mixing cold drinks, consider a quieter food processor.