Remember when food processors were noisy machines that had only one speed and broke easily? Those days are long gone: nowadays, food processors are quiet multi-taskers that make everything easier from making soup to baking bread. And the Argos Black Friday sale is the place to get the best ones, as they are currently on sale. There are lots of models to choose from, but we've picked the top five that are guaranteed to cover most people's needs and a variety of price points.
KitchenAid 5KFP0719BER 1.7L Food Processor |
£119.99 £82.99 (save £37) at Argos
A great help in the kitchen, the KitchenAid food processor can chop, shred, and puree a variety of foods and comes with four attachments: dough blade, multi-purpose blade, medium slice/shred, thick slice. It's easy to clean too, with dishwasher-safe parts. Also available in black and cream.
Ninja BN800UK Auto IQ Food Processor and Blender |
£199.99 £129.99 (save £70) at Argos
Ninja are legendary in the world of food processors, and the IQ is the Rolls Royce of food processors, because it's such a versatile products. It has five different blending programmes, which means it can do a very wide range of tasks. Grinding coffee beans? Tick. Mixing bread dough? Tick. Making a cocktail? Oh yes, it can do that, too. An indispensable time-saving appliance that comes with eight attachments. Well worth the price.
Tefal DO542140 Double Force Compact Food Processor | £79.99 £69.99 (save £10)
A food processor and blender in one, the Tefal has an edge over the competition with its compact and good-looking design. Chop onions, slice carrots, or blend soups and smoothies with this versatile appliances. What we really like about this particular model, though, is the large feeding tube, which means you don't have to spend ages chopping your veggies into smaller pieces (a problem we've had with some food processors). Includes a blender, stainless steel chopping blade, reversible slicing and grating disc, and emulsifying attachment.
Ninja BN650UK Compact Food Processor |
£99.99 £79.99 (save £20) at Argos
Tiny kitchen? You can still have an advanced food processor without having to sacrifice half of your kitchen worktop. The Compact version of the Ninkja food processor occupies a fraction of the space of the Ninja IQ but is powered by the same technology and can chop, slice, grate, puree and mix in its 2.1-litre bowl. Both manual settings and four automatic programme are available, and the appliance parts are dishwasher-safe, which eliminates the hassle cleaning it after use.
Magimix 4200XL Food Processor 18471 - Satin | | £299.99 and a free bread cloche from Emile Henry at Argos
Admittedly, this is quite a splurge on a food processor, but the Magimix is amazing. Firstly, the motor: it's ultra powerful at 950 watts and comes with a 30-year guarantee (wow). At the same time, it's not too noisy, which is quite an achievement. Secondly, the large capacity – this machine can process a lot of ingredients in one go! Think grating a kilo of veggies or kneading enough dough for two large loaves of bread in one go. If you have a large family and do a lot of cooking, this is the one.