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In our modern kitchens, it is easy to assume that food processors have always been around. But, there was a time when we had to perform all these tasks by hand!

The electric kitchen appliance we know as the food processor was developed in the late 20th century. The food processor has become an essential tool in the modern kitchen. It is used in food preparation for kneading, chopping, blending and pulverising the food.

The invention of the food processor is attributed to Pierre Verdon. His first kitchen appliance was the restaurant kitchen tool, the Robot-Coupe. This was refined for the domestic kitchen and became the Magi-Mix which was exhibited in Paris in 1971.

However, the creation of the Magi-Mix was not the end of the story.

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Because, the American engineer and inventor, Carl Sontheimer, refined Vardon’s invention to create the Cuisinart. This was exhibited in Chicago in 1973, to great acclaim.

The success of the Cuisinart, spawned the production of many new food processor models. And a lot of manufacturers began producing food processors in the late 1970s.

If you want to know more about food processor history, read the full story on Encyclopædia Britannica.

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Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor

Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor

This food processor has a scraper attachment which can clean the bowl while the processor is operating.

A powerful 450W motor with 2 speeds and a pulse setting. The 10 cup bowl has sufficient capacity for most jobs but, is small enough for easy storage. The bowl is fully dishwasher-safe.

Chop, puree and slice food with the stainless-steel S-blade. Includes a large feed chute for easy ingredient feeding.

Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor

Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor

Comes complete with stainless-steel slicing disc, medium shredding disc and a stainless-steel chopping/mixing blade.

14-cup Lexan work bowl with an extra-large feed tube. The powerful 720W motor has a simple, Intuitive ON/OFF/Pulse button

Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus 11-Cup Food Processor

Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus 11-Cup Food Processor

Comes complete with 3 stainless-steel blades, shredding disc, slicing disc and a chopping/mixing/kneading blade.

Breville Sous Chef Food Processor

Breville Sous Chef Food Processor

Complete with 5 multi-function discs .nd 3 blades.

The 5.5” super-wide feed chute means that most fruit and veg will not need to be pre-cut.

Comes with 10-cup large mixing bowl and a 2.5 cup small bowl.

An LCD display shows the auto-timer count, both up and down.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender/Food Processor

Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender/Food Processor

A real multi-function kitchen tool system. For pulverising ice to make chilled drinks and fresh smoothies.

1500W base unit powers the food processor which can make up to 2lb of dough in 30 seconds.

Two 16oz Nutri Ninja cups with to-go lids for nutrient rich health drinks on the move.

Slicing, shredding and grating for perfect food preparation.

Black & Decker 8-Cup Food Processors

Black & Decker 8-Cup Food Processor

You may associate Black & Decker with home and garden power tools. But, the FP1600B is a very capable 8=Cup food processor.

AmazonBasics 4-Cup Food Processors

AmazonBasics 4-Cup Food Processor

  • 4-cup capacity food processor appliance for chopping, shredding, blending, and more
  • Chop herbs, make sauces, dips, doughs, fillings, and many other culinary creations
  • Multiple functions and interchangeable blades and discs for different jobs
  • Corded base with digital button controls; 450 watts
  • Includes interlocking bowl and lid, plus interchangeable blade accessories; dishwasher safe

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