Which machine to choose for your kitchen depends very much on your needs. Each kitchen machine is designed to fulfil a specific need — it might be able to perform other tasks as well, but each one is primarily designed for one purpose. Here we discuss how to choose the best machine for your business, comparing the food processor, the blender and the food chopper.
Designed to: Food processors have been designed to do just that: process food for you, to save you time. They are designed with a variety of blades, and chop food up into smaller pieces so that you don’t have to.
Great for: Grating, rough slicing, chopping, mixing, grinding, pureeing and sometimes kneading. What your food processor will do depends on its accessories.
Designed to: Blenders are designed to process liquid and solids into a smooth liquid.
Great for: Purées soup, emulsifies sauces, grinds nuts and seeds into flours and chops ingredients to make things like salsa.
Designed to: Choppers, sometimes called chippers, come with one or more cutting grids, and cut food into uniform strips. This is great for creating uniform chips or strips for salads, but this machine has only one type of cut, though it can offer a variety of sizes.
Great for: Turning food like potatoes into chips, although you can really use this to chop a variety of fruit and veggies into uniform strips.