Best Small Food Processor

Food processors are a great asset to the kitchen and can be used for a huge variety of tasks, including grating cheese, grinding breadcrumbs, chopping nuts, blending soups, making mayonnaise, and so much more. Standard food processors tend to be large and cumbersome and can be quite pricey. So for those with a smaller kitchen or limited budget, a small or mini food processor might be the answer. Here are the top picks for the best small food processors available on the market.

1. Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor.

This 250-watt food processor has a 3 cup capacity and chops and grinds with a reversible stainless steel blade. Made from brushed chrome and nickel this small food processor is attractive and easy to clean. The patented ‘SmartPower”’ blade has a super sharp edge for chopping herbs and for blending and pureeing, whilst the blunt edge is perfect for grinding through spices and other hard foods. It has pulse activation, grind activation and continuous hold activation, for perfect control and versatility and liquid can be added whilst in use, making it one of the best small food processors for tasks like making mayonnaise and salad dressings.

2. KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor,

This mini food processor has a 3.5 cup capacity and has a locking blade, handle and a pour spout for easy, mess-free serving. The processor also includes a drizzle basin, making it perfect for mayonnaises and sauces that require continuous pouring whilst mixing. It has two speeds and a pulse control operation allowing for both the coarse chopping of items such as nuts, as well as grinding herbs and blending and pureeing, This food processor comes in an attractive and contemporary red, and is compact and lightweight. The bowl, lid and blade are all dishwasher safe.

3. Ninja Express Chop (NJ110GR)

This great looking 200 watt small food processor can mince, chop, grind and blend and is great for use with garlic, onion, spices, herbs, dressings, sauces and spreads. It has a 3 cup capacity and one touch pulsing for great results in seconds. The splash guard doubles up as a lid, so that you can store prepared food easily. This food processor does not allow for adding liquid whilst functioning so is not suitable for making mayonnaises or other foods that require emulsification. All parts are BPA free and all detachable parts are dishwasher safe, whilst the engine casing is easy to wipe clean.

4. Ovente Mini Food Processor, Mincer, Chopper, Salsa Maker 1.5Cup, PF10B

This 100 watt mini food processor has a 1.5 cup capacity and has the look of a standard food processor on a much small scale. It is great for chopping, mincing and pureeing and has a ‘feeder’ tube allowing for liquids to be added whilst in operation. The blade is stainless steel and removable for easy cleaning and a BPA free, transparent bowl and lid. This small food processor comes with a slicing disc, a chopping blade and a mixer blade making it a versatile and essential tool for slicing and chopping fruits, veg and nut and for creating sauces, salads, pesto, hummus and mayonnaise. This great small food processor comes with a customer satisfaction guarantee and a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.

5. Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus 4-Cup Food Processor, White

This great small food processor has a 4 cup capacity and is great for a wide range of tasks such as making pesto, purees or finely chopping vegetables. The ‘chop’ button will deploy the sharp edge of the patented reversible blade and is great for onions, herbs or breadcrumbs, whilst the ‘grind’ button moves the blade in the other direction, so that its blunt side can grind nuts, coffee beans or cheese. It can also be used for emulsifying liquids so ideal for mayonnaises and salad dressing. The plastic bowl and lid are dishwasher safe, however it is recommended that the stainless steel blade is hand washed to protect its edges.


Although a small food processor may not always be strong or large enough for making doughs, they are perfect for mayonnaises, dressings and for chopping and grinding fruits, vegetables and nuts. For a kitchen with limited space, or if money is an issue, or if you just want to try out a food processor before investing in a full size model, then a small food processor, at half the size of a standard one, is the perfect choice for you.