Food processor is a perfect appliance to handle all the time consuming food preparation tasks like puree soups, knead dough, chop, slice, grind meat and others.
To purchase the best food processor in Indian market, we recommend considering the below important factors…
- Size – Food processors come with different bowl sizes that range from 1 – 4 liters. For handling small tasks like slicing an onion or mincing few garlic cloves, 1-liter bowl is sufficient enough. 1 to 2 liter sized food processors are suitable for a family with 3 – 4 members. However, for large families, go for 3 or 4 liter capacity.
- Motor Power – Food processor should have powerful motor for handling tough jobs. For small tasks, a motor with 600 Watts is enough but for handling large capacities, you may require 750 Watts power.
- Attachments – Check out the number of attachments provided as they help to grind, cut, shred and other tasks.
Some other factors are overload protection, feeding mechanism. Lid locking, speed settings, and others. We have mentioned them clearly in our “BUYING GUIDE“.
Top 7 Best Food Processors in India
|BEST FOOD PROCESSERS||Bowl Capacity||Motor Power||Number of Attachments||Warranty||Buy Now|
|Preethi Food Processor||2.1 liters||750 Watts||5||5-years on motor+2-years on product||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|PhilipsFood Processor||2.2 liters||750 Watts||5||5-years on motor+2-years on product||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Inalsa Food Processor||1 liter||700 Watts||11||5-years on motor+2-years on product||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Bajaj Food Processor||1 liter||600 Watts||8||5-years on motor+2-years on product||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Singer Food Processor||2 liters||600 Watts||9||5-years on motor+2-years on product||CHECK ON AMAZON|
Preethi is an in-house brand with over 10 million customers across India and abroad. They are best known for making food processors and mixer-grinders.
We have placed it 1st on the list because of its VEGA W5 Hybrid Motor. This powerful motor can grind the toughest of ingredients within minutes. For instance, it can grind turmeric in less than 2 minutes. It can also do 30 minutes grinding of Udad dal with ease.
It boasts a 750 Watt robust motor which can run for continuous 250 hours (lab tested) and also has 5 years warranty backup on it.
You get the following attachments with the master chef jar-
- Citrus Press – make juice out of 750 grams of fruits in one go
- Atta Kneading –can knead atta within a minute (300 Grams). Provided with a measuring cup.
- Chopping– chop vegetables in 2 pulses, make a puree in seconds, etc.
- Slicing blade – slice tough vegetables like Elephant yam, Bitter gourd, etc with ease.
- Grating blade – can grate vegetables within a few seconds without any effort
You get another 3 attachments with the juicer
- Centrifugal Juicer – instant fresh fruit juice with 20% more juice extraction
- Super Extractor – complete extraction of coconut milk, tamarind essence, etc.
- Blending disc – blend milkshakes, lassi, beverages, etc.
Other Features Include:
When it comes to build quality, it is really well made! With ABS food-grade plastic body and an ergonomic Tripod design, it is stable even in high-speed settings. There is an exclusive Instant juicer jar that makes and pours the juice directly into the glass. Also all the attachments jars and blades are dishwasher safe. It has Overload protection and a convenient front controlling knob or rotary switch with 3-speed settings
- 5 jars
- Extra wet Grinder for preparing batters
- 3-in-1 fruit juicer
- Powerful hybrid motor
- Fastest atta kneading in 1-2 minutes
- Dishwasher safe parts
- Best design and elegant black color
- Overload protection
- It is a bit louder because of its powerful motor
The multinational brand has a worldwide reputation and there is a chance you already own a Philips product at home. The Philips HL7707 food processor is more or less similar to the show topper Preethi, but it comes 2nd on the list. Why?
This is mainly for two reasons. Firstly, Philips doesn’t give the 1.5 L wet grinder jar. And secondly, the price is also higher than Preethi’s.
The dry/wet grinding jar can grind Udad dal, channa dal but the outcome will not be as smooth as Preethi’s. The blending jar is also similar in both. You can extract tamarind essence, coconut milk, etc. as well as blend milkshakes and juice fruits, vegetables.
Philips features a 750 Watt powerful motor for all-round efficiency. You will get 5 years of warranty on the motor and 2 years on other parts.
You get the following attachments with the food processing jar-
- Atta kneading blade- kneads atta within 1 to 1:30 minutes (depending on the load)
- Chopping blade- finely and evenly chops onions, garlic, and herbs
- Slicing disk- slice hard vegetables like beetroot, carrot, ginger along with cheese and pasta.
- Grating disk- grate your choice of vegetables in a few seconds
- Citrus press- juice citrus fruits like orange, grapefruit, lemons, etc.
Other Features Include:
Power Chop Technology can chop both hard and soft ingredients with ease within a few seconds. There is also a Gear-drive Technology which helps in RPM speed reduction from 20,000 to 1700. The product comes with high-quality jars which are completely leak-proof and spill-free. The product is completely dishwasher safe. It also boasts suction feet which holds the base still and creates less vibration and noise.
- 2 liters big processing bowl
- Blender jar with super extractor
- Leak-proof and spill-proof jars
- High-quality stainless steel blades
- Compact design for easy storage
- Easy to assemble parts
- Dishwasher safe jars and attachments
- Works silently
- It is expensive compared to its features
- Short power cord
The Indian brand has its hands on every type of kitchen appliances possible, be it a multi-utility food processor or a hand blender, just name it and they have it.
If we had listed the products considering their versatility Inalsa would have topped on the list with 11 its attachments and 3 special attachments- egg whisker, coconut scrapper and french-fry cutter. But it comes on number 3; because it has only 3 jars and the all-purpose jar is half of the size of Preethi and Philips.
The 700 Watt motor is again lesser than the last two but can work for 30 minutes continuously. It also has 5 years of warranty backup on the motor.
You Get 11 attachments with the Food Processing jar
- Chopping blade
- Kneading blade
- Fine shredder blade
- Coarse shredder blade
- Fine slicer blade
- Coarse slicer blade
- Coconut scrapper
- Egg Whisker
- French-fry cutter
- Citrus presser
- Centrifugal juicer
- 1 spatula
Other Features Include
The motor comes with 3 speed control and overload protection. Comes with a Pulse function as well for momentum controls! There is also an exclusive safety lid with which the device won’t start until the lids are covered and locked in place. The device comes with a Wide Feed tube that helps in inserting larger food without cutting them. There are 6 stainless steel blades for chopping, slicing, shredding, kneading, French-fry cutter.
- Great features at an affordable price
- Wider feeding tube
- Extra egg whisker, coconut scraper, and french-fry cutter
- Fine and coarse slicing/grating
- Overload protection
- Safety lock
- It is not dishwasher safe
- Poor customer support
Bajaj Electricals are serving Indian buyers for over 50 years now. They are so popular because they make quality products at an affordable price range.
However, the product comes 4th on the list as it has a lesser power motor. And the capacity is also limited compared to the top three.
It comes with 8 attachments where Inalsa had 11. The egg whisking blade, fine slicing blade is missing. The chutney jar is also smaller compared to Inalsa.
The motor is small with 600 watts of power but does grinding, kneading, juicing efficiently. It also has 5 years warranty on the motor and 2 years on the product.
The 8 attachments are-
- A chopping blade
- Slicing Blade
- Coconut Scraper
- Atta Kneading Blade
- Fine Shredding Blade
- Coarse Shredding Blade
- A French-fry Cutter
- A Citrus Press
- Other Features Include
The blades used in this product are completely Stainless Steel and it also comes with 3 Speed Controls with incher. The jars used are made up of polycarbonate and they usually last for years. There is a spatula that comes with the package that helps in mixing the batter. On the safety side, there is overload protection and safety-lock on the jar that has a twist and lock mechanism. The device won’t start operating until you lock the lid properly.
- Affordable Price
- 8 attachments
- Stainless steel blade
- Coconut scraper and french-fry cutter
- Safety-lock mechanism
- Small size motor
- Not dishwasher safe
The brand is yet to become popular in the field of kitchen appliances but wins our heart with its performance.
The reason it comes last on the list is due to its average quality jars, small-sized motor and most importantly it lacks the overload protection.
It also has 9 attachments which are good enough to handle all kind of prepping tasks.
It has a smaller motor of 600 Watt, which is powerful despite the small size. And like other brands, it also has 5 years of warranty on the motor and 2 years on the product.
You get the following attachments with the food processing jar-
Coarse shredding Blade
Fine Shredding Blade
Note: The atta kneading blade and the centrifugal juicer are made of hard plastic. That means the juicer is not so efficient at separating the pulps. And kneading too hard dough can damage to the blades. These are other drawbacks of this food processor.
It has a motor with 600 Watts and has 5 years warranty on it (2years warranty on other parts)
Other Features Include-
The blades and cutters on this particular product Stainless steel (except the kneading blade). Apart from that, the jars are polycarbonate same as that of the previous product. On the accessories side, there is a fruit filter attachment that makes juice out of pulpy fruits such as watermelon. Also, the lids and the bowls have safety locks.
- Most affordable
- Safety lock
- 2-liter food processing bowl
- All-purpose attachments
- A Fruit filer
- Silent operation compared to many
- No overload protection
- Average quality jars
- Poor after-sales service
Buying guide: How to pick the best food processor and other tips?
This device can perform multiple tasks. They are so versatile that choosing the right one often seems like a never-ending job. So here is a quick solution. Just look for the following things we have listed below.
Food processing bowls come in all sizes. From mini 1 L bowls to large 4 L bowls that can serve a restaurant. Your bowl size will depend on how many people you cook for and what recipes you will prepare with it.
- Small-sized Food Processors/ Mini Choppers
Also known as mini processors they are best for small prepping tasks. They usually have 1 or 1.5 L bowls and a chopping and grinding blade. You can use them for chopping onions, garlic, etc; make chutneys, purees; grind nuts/dried fruits, etc. Sometimes they can knead atta; if it comes with an atta kneading blade.
Remember they cannot be used for shredding, slicing as they don’t come with the necessary accessories. The best part of having a small-size processor is- they are very easy to assemble and clean; also take minimal space on your countertop.
- Medium-size Processors
With 1 to 2.5 liters of bowl capacity, these are typically mini versions of large-sized processors. It means they have smaller bowls and motor but can perform many tasks like a large size processor.
These work best for an average size family with 3 to 4 people. These are also easy to store and takes lesser space on your counter-top.
- Large Size Processors
Large food processors have bowls bigger than 2.5 liters. They have wider feeding tubes and a powerful motor. You can easily chop 6-8 onions at once. They are best for an occasion like parties or family gatherings. There are also blows with 4 liters of huge capacity generally used in restaurants.
Along with the chopping/grinding blade, they can also grate, shred, slice, dice, and mince. They can also have special attachments like dough kneader, citrus press and lots of others.
One disadvantage of having them is their size. Most of them take a lot of space on the counter-top and may not fit within a cupboard. Cleaning and assembling are also time taking.
Note that the manufacturers mentioned bowl size doesn’t tell you how much you can load at once. You need to add lesser than the bowl’s capacity. It is usually 1 or 2 cups lesser than the bowl’s size. For liquid ingredients add half of the bowl’s size.
Here is a small stable simplifying their size, capacity and usage.
|Type||Bowl Capacity||Suitable For|
|Small-size Processors||1 liter||Simple chopping, dicing, grinding. Good for preparing chutneys, grinding spices and chopping onions, garlic etc.|
|Mid-sized Processors||1 to 2.5 liters||Cooking 3 to 4 people. Efficient at most prepping tasks.|
|Large-size Processors||Above 2.5 liters||Cooking 4 to 6 people or more. Can prep large amount of indigents at once.|
2. Motor Power
The 2nd most important factor for a food processor is the motor power. A powerful motor can easily tackle tough jobs like kneading stiff dough, shredding double batches of cheese/meat, chopping hard vegetables. While a weaker one stops, hangs or gives uneven results. In worst cases, you burn the motor.
Consider at least 600 watts for a small to med size food processors and 750 watts for larger ones. There are also heavy-duty food processors with 1000 watts or more.
A powerful motor will also last long taking all the wear and tear. They also make lesser noise than a small size processor.
3. Motor Speed
The motor speed is the rotation of the chopping blade per minute. It is measured in RPM (Revolution per Minute). Grinding and mixing require higher speeds where slicing and dicing are best when done at lower speeds.
Slicing at lower speed helps to preserve nutrients. They keep the cell structure intact and prevent the veggies from turning brown too soon. Food processors than can do both grinding and slicing have gear drive technology; a mechanism to reduce the speed of the motor.
Usually, grinding and chopping is done at 15,000 RPM or more and slicing/ dicing at 1500-2000. Pureeing, whisking, whipping requires speed not more than 3000 RPM.
Attachments are the parts of the basic food processing bowl. The regular attachments are s-shaped blades or Sabatier blades and one or two slicing/shredding discs. Some food processors come with a range of attachments for whipping, whisking, and discs that can make slices of different thickness. They can even turn the food processor into a citrus juicer, atta kneader or a coconut scraper. You can buy them separately if they don’t come with your food processor.
a) Chopping/ mincing blades – These are s-shaped blades made of plastic or stainless steel.
Chop: onion, garlic, pepper, dry fruits, nuts, herbs, biscuits and bread crumbs. Mince: meat, vegetables, purees fruits for cocktails.
Puree: chutney, sauce, dips, baby food, etc.
b) Shredding/slicing Disc – they are either a single blade or double-sided. One side is for shredding and other for slicing. They can be of different sizes (2 to 4mm) for fine, medium and coarse shredding.
Shred: cheese, carrots, cabbage, beetroot, potato, meat, etc.
Slice: cucumber, apple, carrots, mushroom, tomatoes, radish, hard cheese, etc.
c) Grating Disc – These are similar to the shredding/slicing blade. You can use them for grating meat, cheese, vegetables for garnishing, etc.
d) Fancy Attachments
- Dough blade:
It’s like a Sabatier blade but with less curved paddles. You can use it for kneading atta or pizza bread.
- French-fry cutter
It cuts flat, large pieces of potatoes, vegetables for frying or making French fries.
- Coconut scraper
It is an attachment with 6-7 blades held together with teeth around them. It fits at the top of the shaft and is used for scraping out coconut.
- Citrus juicer
It is a dome-shaped disc that fits at top of the bowl. It twists and squeezes the juice from citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc.
An attachment with two straight paddles at the bottom. You can use it for whipping cream, eggs.
- Julienne Disc
It is a disc with rows of short teeth used for cutting vegetable into long, thin pieces.
5. Feeding Mechanism
The lid of the processing bowl has a feed tube with a plunger. You have to insert the ingredients through the tube then push them down with the plunger. It holds the ingredients upright against the sharp blades for precise cuts.
Most food processors have smaller feeding tubes while some have wider feeding tubes. A wider feed tube can pass larger food items without cutting them into smaller pieces. Like potatoes, cucumbers, cabbage for example. Some models also have an adjustable feeding tube for both small and large item.
6. Blade Material
The blades should be sharp enough to chop vegetables in shape, slice precisely and grate uniformly. That means you need good quality blades that can chop/slice/grate without losing its sharpness.
The Sabatier blades are usually made of stainless steel. But, there are plastic blades too. It’s better to choose metal blades as they remain sharp over the years. Choose slicing/shredding discs are also made of metal. Some cheap quality models can have plastic discs with metal inserts for slicing/shredding. They can swap out while using.
7. Safety Lock
Using an electric device with sharp spinning blades always runs a risk. To avoid any kind of mishaps look for a product with a locking mechanism. It fixes the bowl firmly to the base and doesn’t allow the device to start until the base and lids are locked into place. Some models have leak-proof jars with rubber gaskets around the lids to prevent leaking of wet ingredients and splashing all over you.
Almost all top-brands include a safety lock in their model. But some cheap products still lack this feature and it can be dangerous using them at home.
It is not rare when we try to overload a food processor to get the job done fast. Also, we often don’t know how much can be overloading for the device. This is important as overloading a food processor puts a lot of pressure on the motor and the blades. This can cause dysfunctions or can damage the motor permanently.
So it’s always better to look for a food processor with overload protection. It will stop the motor from working if you overload or when it gets too hot. A lot of food processors have this feature but they are slightly expensive than others.
9. Consider Stability
Larger food processors have heavy motors and a solid base. This keeps them well-grounded so they vibrate less while kneading stiff dough or other hard food items. Some smaller models have suction feet or rubber pads to hold them still on the counter.
10. Easy to Assemble
You need to correctly assemble all the parts before starting the machine. The lid should fit with a click so you know it is securely locked in its place. Some machines don’t start unless you put the pusher into the feed tube. This can be frustrating for some but it is a safety feature. This ensures you don’t hurt your fingers or put a spatula/spoon through the blades causing damage to the appliance.
11. Dishwasher Safe
This is for them who use a Dishwasher. Remember all food processors are not dishwasher safe. If your model is dishwasher safe it will be clearly mentioned in the box or in the product details. Look for words like “dishwasher safe” to be sure. You can also ask the seller, they typically answer within a day or two.
All the food processors are somewhat noisy. However, larger models usually make less noise. This is because of their heavy body. They also vibrate a lot lesser. Smaller models make more noise but are not harmful to your ears.
13. Brand and Warranty
The best brands will always have a decent warranty on the appliance. We have seen products with 1 to 3 years of warranty on the parts and up to 5 years on the motor. A reputable brand will also offer you a good after-sales service. Some replace the parts free of cost. Whilst some lesser-known brand may have some terms and conditions. Like warranty only on the manufacturer defects. If you damage any parts while using they will charge for repairing or replacing it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
A food processor is a device that is used to chop mix blend, knead, mash the food ingredients. It saves a lot of time and effort for the housewives in the kitchen and is a great advantage in today’s fast-paced world.
Absolutely, in fact, it is the best device for kneading dough apart from hand blender. You can knead the atta within seconds, it is the fastest way to knead the dough. It obviously saves time for all purposes like cutting, blending, smashing .
Most of the processor motors are not dishwasher safe. However, some parts of the processor are dishwasher safe. You have to remember one thing, while cleaning them out, make sure you are unplugging the device and then separating the parts from the container and then cleaning it.
It is advisable not to use hot items in the processor, as it can heat up the appliance, it is better to first cool down the items and then use them to be processed in the food processor.
We can get best results with chopping, slicing, shredding, by using the low-speed settings, and high-speed settings for hard and soft ingredients.
First of all, both of these devices have different definitive functions but although, they are used to do interchangeable tasks. One can always be used instead of the other but may have some inconsistent results.
In such cases, a food processor is more effective when compared to a hand blender. A blender is good for kneading and blending, but as not an effective as a processor. Using processor, we can process a lot of ingredients at once.
Food processors are the alternative version of mixers, they combine the functionalities of mixer and hand blender and come with more attachments that make our job easy. Using processor we can do so many tasks, which cannot be possible with the mixers.
Chicken and fish are hard, first, we need to chill them so that it becomes quick and then use a large knife to slice them into easily choppable chunks and then it will be easy to process them.
Though it is not advisable to use coffee beans on the processor, you can use it. But you will end up with non fine coffee beans which may or may not fit to your natural coffee taste. For this, you need to have a special coffee bean processor or a grinder.
With a 3 in one juice jar, a super extractor, a vega v5 motor, sharp multifunctional blades and most importantly, 5 years of warranty on the motor, the Preethi 750-Watts Food Processor is our top pick of the best food processors available in India.
While that was our list, we are eager to listen to your thoughts and opinions. Did we miss out on anything? If so what is it? Please feel free to write to us in the comments section below.