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Types of Food Processors: Explained

Types of food processors are a dime a dozen. You can find them in every shape, size, color, and with any number of attachments that may or may not come in handy for your specific needs. But the key thing to remember is that everyone has their own unique needs and preferences, so it’s best to try out as many as you can to find the one that’s the best fit for you! 

This article will go over some of the most popular types of food processors on the market today so you know what features are available when looking for your perfect match. 

A Healthy Snack

A food processor can be used to create healthy snacks. A food processor is an appliance that has a lot of functions to it. It can be used to grate, slice, chop, shred among other things. It can also be used to make fresh salsa or hummus (a dip that usually contains chickpeas). You can even use a juicer for smoothies. They can be created in several combinations with fruits and vegetables, and are considered very healthy.

The processor has revolutionized homemaking in many ways. With the use of processors, people no longer have to spend hours peeling and chopping vegetables for soups but can do it in no time at all.


Many people ask if they should buy a blender or a food processor. Blenders have many uses and can be used to make smoothies, chop ice, mix drinks and puree vegetables among other things. Food processors are usually less expensive than blenders because you don’t need to purchase an additional pitcher for them, but their functions are more limited compared to blenders. The main function of the blender is to produce really smooth purees, while the food processor’s main function is generally grating and slicing (though it has some overlap with the blender in that regard). 

A blender works well for making fruit and vegetable smoothies where you want everything to become really fine.


A grinder is a type of food processor that has three types of blades. They are good for making bread crumbs, grinding tough meats, and pureeing vegetables among other things. They don’t have many bells and whistles but they do their job well. They can be either hand-powered or machine-powered. 

The most famous and commonly used grinders are those for coffee and meat. Coffee grinders are usually used to grind coffee beans, while meat grinder is used in the preparation of various meat dishes, such as burgers – they require ground-up meat!


Slicers are a type of food processor that is good for slicing vegetables. It’s important to make sure the blades are very sharp before using them on harder vegetables as you can easily damage them if they’re not. Some slicers are solely designed to be used on cheese, for example, and have a slightly different design to accommodate their use.


A chopper is a type of food processor that has interchangeable blades and disks and is mainly used for chopping up vegetables. The main functions of the different types of food processors are slicing, grating, pureeing, and chopping among others. While using a chopper pay special attention not to overprocess the foods you are chopping, as they will become too mushy.

If chopping meat from a spitroast, that is – one that still has the bones attached, make sure to use a very sharp blade. It can be difficult to cut through the meat in this way, but using a duller blade will only serve to make the process less enjoyable for you, or even dangerous if something slips where it shouldn’t!

How to Properly Sharpen a Blade

To have the best food processor, you need a sharp blade. Always start by drawing the knife towards yourself and do not push down on it. Also, make sure that you are holding the blade at a forty-five-degree angle as your draw the knife across the stone. Then turn the blade over and do exactly the same on the other side before switching sides again and doing it one more time for a total of three times on each side of the blade. This will ensure that your knife is as sharp as ever!

Some other things to remember when maintaining a blade are to never leave it in the sink and never put it in the dishwasher. If you do either of these things, the metal will become more susceptible to rust and corrosion, which will make your blade duller than ever!

How to Clean Food Processors

Many times, people neglect cleaning their food processors and just rinse them out in the sink. Unfortunately, this only makes things worse, because if you don’t properly clean your food processor then harmful bacteria may start to grow inside of it.

Make sure that the blade is removed from the bowl before attempting to clean anything. After you’ve successfully removed everything from inside of it, fill up a cup with soap and water and put the cup inside the bowl where the blades were so that they can reach all sides. Then turn on your machine for about twenty seconds or until everything has been thoroughly mixed. 

Place the food processor in the sink and turn on the water so that it can be rinsed until there are no more soap bubbles inside of it. Sometimes, you may have to repeat this process if the blade wasn’t cleaned thoroughly enough. If this is the case, you will probably need to scrub each surface with a sponge or brush to get everything properly clean.

It’s important to find the right type of food processor for your needs. If you plan on chopping vegetables, you’ll want a chopper with interchangeable blades and disks that can chop up any vegetable in seconds. For slicing fruits or veggies, use a slicer which is perfect for making salads or sandwiches. And if you are looking for something versatile that will do it all well, try out an immersion blender! These are great because they have attachments so they can be used as either hand-powered or machine-powered devices depending on what’s needed (and both options work very well).

It may take some time to experiment with different types before finding one that feels like home, but rest assured there is no shortage of choices out there.

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