Welcome to our Top 10 Best Food Processors Under $100. We at TechChef have reviewed and compared a vast number of cheap food processors. After deep analyzes we have picked the 10 which we think represent the best value for your money. This page is being constantly updated so you can always find the best value for your investment. To every product on this list there is a full in-depth review which will give you more information and details about that specific processor, just click “Read Review”, right above the Ratings.
The majority of food processors within this budget, do not have a wide set of features, mainly because companies focus their resources on building a highly efficient and durable product, keeping the price tag as lowest as possible. However, this doesn’t mean they have no features. From an under $100 food processor you can expect:
- Some, have dual functionality. Besides functioning as a food processor, can also function as a blender and/or hand mixer.
- 3 Processing Speeds: High, Low and Pulse. A few have Turbo speed, however is not common in low-cost processors.
- 350 to 450-Watts motors. Although on this list we have as low as 50W (mini model) and as high as 800W.
Average Design & Material
There are mainly two types of materials used on the listed products, and these are:
- ABS/PC Plastic. A lightweight and medium-strenght material. Cheap to produce and is used regularly in the control panel and some accessories.
- Stainless Steel. A strong and anti-corrosion material. It’s very durable and ideal for these kind of kitchen appliances.
Some have special designs, for example the new models from Hamilton Beach with patent-pending Stack & Snap Design.
Others have a standard anti-spill design.
Average Ease of Use
Expect user-friendly products. In fact, most listed appliances in this article have no learning curve and can be used without prior knowledge. They are some of the easiest kitchenware in the market. We have includeded pdf downloads (of the instruction manual) on the more complex appliances (check the full reviews). On top of this, pratically every single one is dishwasher safe.
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment on the respective review’ page.
Ninja Master QB900
Ninja Master QB900 is a great fit for everyone seeking simplicity and ease of use at an affordable price. The great thing about QB900 is the ability to also function as a blender, therefore for little money you can get a 2-in-1 kitchenware. It is an efficient product and ets the job done quickly and easily. However, if you indend on using it on a daily basis, we do not recommend it. QB900 is great to be used ocasionally, if you use it regularly you will notice how fragile it is and how it’s not for long-term use.
|Price history for Ninja Master Prep Chopper, Blender, Food Processor (QB900B)|
- Comes with 2 containers.
- Chops ice.
- Strong Blades.
- Minces, Dices, Chops, Blends and Purees.
- Very Affordable.
- Easy to Carry (good for travelling)
- In order to be washed all parts have to be disassembled.
- 400 Watt motor instead of 450 Watt.
- Everything (expect the blades) is made out of plastic.
- Not a long-term or heavy duty usage product.
XProject 4-in-1 800W Food Processor/Blender
Much like Ninja Master QB900, XProject 4-in-1 is a multi-use kitchen appliance and can serve a wide variety of different tasks. Although its main function is blending and whisking, we have decided to put it in spot number 9 due to: food processor functionality, complete package (great value) and the amazingly low price. We have highly recommended this product here on TechChef. Although it’s a very recent appliance (released in 2018), we have placed great confidence in it, as we believe it will be one of the top products this year. Powerful motor, versatile, great set of accessories, 6 speeds plus turbo. Definitely a must-buy.
- 4-in-1 Multi-use
- 800W Motor.
- 6 Speed Control + Turbo.
- Overload Automatic Power Off.
- Anti-splash Design.
- Low Noise Engine.
- Extra Accessories.
- Unknown Brand.
Ovente PF1007B is perfect for travelling an camping. It is super lightweight, small and compact. It’s for preparing small servings, it oly has a 6-cup(1.5L) bowl and a fairly weak 50W motor. It was designed to be simple and easy to carry, great for anyone who’s going to travel and needs a handy product that’s able to slice, chop, shred/grate and mix, quickly and with no hassle. It comes with 5 attachments, each for a different task. It does everything a processor should, but at a smaller scale.
- Large Tube.
- 50W motor.
- Plastic should be a little bit thicker.
If you are looking for a product that is almost 100% sure not to fail, you just found it. Cuisinart DLC-4CHB is one of everyone’s favourite, mainly because it is a very reliable appliance. It’s a simple product, doesn’t have any features, but chops and grinds ingredients very efficiently thanks to its 350W motor and auto-reversing smartpower blade. Ideal for cutting vegetables. Due to its small dimensions and lightweight, it’s a great product to use when travelling or camping. Also a good fit for single-person households.
|Price history for Cuisinart DLC-4CHB Mini-Prep Plus 4-Cup Food Processor|
- Grinds and Chops.
- Easy to Transport.
- Very efficient.
- Extremely easy to use.
- Only 1 speed.
Cuisinart Pro DLC-10SY
Another amazing cuisinart product. Pro DLC-10SY is a great alternative to anyone who likes DLC-4CHB but is looking for something with a larger cup. This food processor features a powerful 600W motor and a 7-cup bowl. It is able to do wide variety of tasks: slicing, shredding, chopping, pureeing, kneading, emulsifying and grating. It is a highly durable product which will surely last many years (if treated with care of course). Compared to other engines, 10-SY has a quiet motor. The only down side is the price, we at TechChef believe this product is slightly overpriced. However, if you are seeking a long-term simple food processor, this is it.
- 600W Motor.
- Slicing, Shredding, Chopping, Pureeing, Kneading, Emulsifying and Grating.
- Lacks Features.
- Only 1 speed.
KitchenAid KFP0711ER is one of “Amazon’s Choice” products and it has rightfully earn that title. It comes with a 7-cup(1.7L) bowl with a ultra-tight leak-resistant seal, ensuring no liquids will spoil. It has 3 different processing speeds: high, low and pulse. The feed tube is large, can fit a block of cheese. KFP0711ER is able to slice, shred and chop. We must highlight its ease of use and the amount of extra accessories it comes with. Unfortunately, it’s a bit overpriced. On the other hand, if we consider how durable it is, we can regard it as a good investment.
- Pulse Speed.
- Ultra-Tight Leak-Resistant Seal.
- Extra Accessories.
- Ease of Use.
- A bit noisy.
Hamilton Beach 70725A
Hamilton Beach 70725 is one of the most popular kitchen appliances from the renowned manufacturer Hamilton Beach. It’s ideal for large servings due to its 12-cup capacity bowl. The sealed bowl has built-in pour spout that prevent leaks. It features a patent-pending design called Stack & Snap (read more about this on the full review). The stainless blades and reversible discs are powered by a 450W motor that gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Simple to use and assemble, button panel lets you turn on/off the processor and allows you to pick the desired speed (high, low and pulse). Overall, one of the best values for kitchenware currently in the market. Great price and top product.
|Price history for Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Stack and Snap Food Processor (70725A)|
- 12-cup Capacity.
- 450W Motor.
- Stack & Snap Design.
- Slices, Shreds, Chops, Mixes and Purees.
- Pulse Processing.
- 1-year Warranty.
- Loud motor.
Hamilton Beach 70820
A newly released product in early January. It is one of the most recents Hamilton Beach appliances featuring the new Stack & Snap design that requires no difficult twisting or locking. Easy to transport, the attachments fit a storage box that is also included in the package. 70820 is great for slicing, shredding, chopping, pureeing and kneading. It has a medium-sized bowl with a 8cup capacity. A great thing about 70820 is the amount of extra useful accessories it includes: Storage Box, Bowl Scraper, S-Blade, Slicing Disc, Reversible Shredding Disc and Dough Blade. The built-in bowl scraper facilitates the removing of ingredients sticked to the side of the bowl when or after processing. We highly recommend Hamilton Beach 70820 if you are looking to upgrade from an older food processor.
|Price history for Hamilton Beach 70820 Stack & Snap Food Processor, Silver|
- Slice, Shred, Chop, Puree and Knead.
- Stack & Snap Design.
- 5 Useful attachments.
- Pulse Speed.
Hamilton Beach 70730
It is one of the best selling food processors in the market. Present in many american households, Hamilton Beach 70730 is an amazing appliance more than 3000 customers reviews on Amazon. Why is it a must-have in any kitchen? First of all, it has a large 10-cup (1.7L) capacity bowl with a detachable bowl-scraper that removes any ingredient sticked to the side of the bowls during or after processing. The reversible discs and blade (included) are powered by a powerful 450W motor that works in 3 different speeds: high, low and pulse. The large feed tube can fit a block of cheese. 70730 comes in a complete package with all you need to slice, shred, chop, mix and mince/puree. TechChef highly recomends this unit, and so do many other americans.
|Price history for Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor, with Bowl Scraper (70730)|
- 10-cup(1.7L) Capacity.
- 450W motor.
- Pulse Speed.
- Bowl Scraper.
- Reversible slice/shred disc.
- Ease of Use
- A bit loud.
Hamilton Beach 70740
With over 4000 customers reviews on Amazon, Hamilton Beach 70740 is the most bought food processor currently available in the market. Indeed it’s a great product, combining simplicity, performance and an amazingly low price. Hamilton Beach has designed a product that does a wide variety of tasks (chop onions, slice salad ingredients, shred cabbage, grate cheese, mix sauces, prepare pesto, etc), powered by a powerful motor and reversible stainless discs and s-blade. It has won the “Amazon’s Choice” tag under the food processor category and it surely is a top-rated unit. If you don’t want to spend alot of money, if you demand a top performance appliance and if want the best bang for your buck, Hamilton Beach 70740 it is.
|Price history for Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup Food Processor, Black|
- Highly affordable.
- Top Performance.
- 450 watt motor.
- Chop, mix, slice and shred.
- A bit loud.