What is the Difference Between a Food Processor and a Blender?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions in our site. Therefore, we decided it was time to right a blog on it. We hope to clarify our viewers and help them understand the main differences between these two kitchen appliances. What is the difference between a food processor and a blender? Well, let’s first begin by talking about the purpose of each one.


What is a Food Processor and Why do We Use it?

A food processor is a kitchen appliance powered by a motor, this motor can be brushed, brushless or induction (older type of eletric motor). The motor power usually ranges between 400 to 1000 Watt. It powers blades which come in various degrees of strength, size, shape and sharpness. A food processor is usually used to slice vegetables, make dough, blend hummus, chop ingredients, grind, and puree almost any food. Food processors are aimed at more labor-intensive tasks. In pratically any food processor you can set a timer for how long you want it to perform a task.

 

What is a Blender and Why do We Use it?

A blender is a kitchen appliance that has become more capable over the years. Meaning manufacturers have been upgrading them with newer and more powerful types of motor. Therefore, most recent blenders can already perform the tasks of a food processor (and vice-versa). However, the blender is more commonly used for liquids, such as smoothies and soup. Most blenders are used for liquidizing, chopping, or pureeing.


Comparison Table of Their Uses

Each appliance is best suitable to a specific task. Check out the table below to find out.

RecipeFood ProcessorBlender
SmoothieNoGreat
Soup & PureeAbleGreat
DipGreatAble
ButterGreatNo
Chop vegetablesGreatNo
BakingAbleNo
Shred cheeseGreatNo

Note: Higher-end products will be able to crossover and do everything (or almost everything), either if they are a food processor or a blender.

What is the Difference?

As you can see even though these two appliances kind of crossover sometimes, the food processor is more suitable to vegetables, meat and other thick ingredients. On the other side, a blender is aimed at liquids such as smoothies, cocktails and soup. Before buying your product check the label or come check the review on TechChef so you can acquire the appliance that best fits your needs.


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