In this post, I am going to list down the best food processors in India.
Compare the Indian kitchens of the early 1970s to the kitchens of today.
Let us look at some of the best food processors in India (not in any particular order of preference) before providing you helpful insights into buying the best one available on the market.
Best food processors in India
1. Inalsa Food Processor INOX 1000-Watt With Blender Jar
This processor is packed with exciting features, but the most notable is the 100% Copper Motor powered by 1000W! The powerful motor makes it perfect for everyday use.
The features provided include- chopping, shredding, slicing and emulsifying foods, make citrus and vegetable juice, beat cake batter and egg whites, knead bread-dough & grind meats and vegetable.
The base of the food processor is not too light, neither is it too heavy. The legs of the base are vacuum enabled to ensure that the structure stays stable on the surface. On the bottom is a cord winder too, which can be used to keep the wire safe when not in use.
2. Usha FP 3811 Food Processor 1000-Watt Copper Motor
The products made by Usha are widely used across the country. It serves all the needs of an average Indian family.
The food processor comes with 12 different applications, like- kneading, chopping, grinding, blending, slicing, shredding, grating and whisking. It also has two dedicated juicers- centrifugal juicer and citrus juicer.
The centrifugal juicer also comes with a tap attached at the bottom for easy removal of juices.
The containers that come with the processor are 3 Impact Resistant Jars of which two are made out of stainless steel and the other blender is of plastic, another attachment provided is Food Processing Bowl.
3. Inalsa Food Processor Fiesta 650-Watt
The motor of this unit is made out of 100% Copper and is powered by 650W.
The blades are made out of high-quality steel which can be used for coarse or fine chopping, pureeing, blending & processing cake mixtures. The sharp edges are cover with a plastic lid like structure for protection.
It caters to the needs like- chopping, shredding, slicing and emulsifying foods. It can make citrus and vegetable juice, beat cake batter and egg whites, knead bread-dough & grind meats and vegetables.
The feeding tube is large to ensure that chunky ingredients are also accommodated.
4. Morphy Richards Icon Superb 1000-Watt Food Processor
Morpy Richards is a very well known brand which makes reliable electronic equipments.
The motor like most of the standard brands are made out of 100% Copper and is powered by 1000W.
The equipment serves 16 different functions like juicer, kneader, chopper etc. Six different blades attachments ensure that the various functions are executed properly. There is no dedicated juicer, the attachments can be used to extract the juices- both citrus and others.
The legs of the unit are vacuum enabled to keep the whole unit steady and the bottom of the unit has the air pass way.
5. Bajaj Food Factory FX 11 600-Watt Food Processor
This is one brand which does not need any introduction. The brand is renowned for being sturdy and producer of high quality products.
The product has a sturdy and powerful 100% Copper motor powered by 600 watts, with 3 speed control & pulse function.
It is multi-functional as it can be used for processing, grinding, liquidizing, juicing and dough kneading. Further, by changing the blades other functions such as chopping, slicing, coconut scraping, kneading, shredding (fine and coarse) can also be done.
The equipments are 1.5 liter unbreakable polycarbonate liquidizing jar with stainless steel blade, 1.0 liter stainless steel grinding jar with multi-function stainless steel blade, 0.3 liter stainless steel chutney jar with stainless steel blade.
6. Inalsa Food Processor 1.4L Magic Pro700-800Watts
The product has 100% Copper motor which is powered by 800W.
It performs and array of functions listed as- chopping veggies, preparing leafy salads, sliced potato chips, diced healthy fruits, knead dough, breads, pizza dough, pasta, biscuits, piecrust, cake dough, blend purees, grind masalas, spice seeds, shell peas, mince garlic, create crumbs, make sauces & dips, chop nuts, prepare smoothies, juices, shakes, blend soup, grind your meat, transform granulated sugar to powdered sugar.
The blades are made out of high-quality steel and jars are made out of plastic which are BPA-free. The capacity of the main bowl is 1.4 L making it is ideal for preparing large meals.
The large feeding chute ensures that the big blocks of ingredients.
7. Philips Food Processor HL1661 700Watts with Chutney Jar
Philips has been synonymous with electronic items for years. The quality of its products is what made the company popular across the globe.
The food processor comes with 100% Copper motor powered by 700W. It also has a ‘PowerChop’ technology which cannot just chop but they can even make purées and cake batters.
The two arms of the blade sees to it that the ingredients are lifted up and the other ensures that its chopped with no whole pieces being left behind.
The base of the processor has legs that are suction enabled for strong grip. The rest of the base works as a ventilator for the motor.
8. Kiddale 5in1 Smart Digital Baby Food Processor
The food processor has been designed especially to meet the needs of a new born.
It is best used for the purpose of chopping, blending and steaming baby food. It can process a whole assort of assortment of ingredients like fruits, vegetables, meat or fish from raw to any stages, within a few minutes.
Since the processor is designed especially for infants, the safety standards are very high. The stir cup is made of Tritan material which is BPA, Phthalate and Lead free.
The design of the processor is such that the food consistency as per the baby’s needs. It also a separate handle for the inner basket makes it very convenient to use.
9. Wonderchef Nutri-Blend Compact FP (Mixer, Grinder, Chopper, Food Processor)
This brand has been catching up in the market lately for being economical and useful in the day to day usage.
The features have mixing grinding, juicing and food processing including making dough.
The motor is powered by 400W and has multiple blade attachments to perform various tasks.
The separate juicer that is provided comes in a transparent jar like structure which has another attachment inside for making juice. If the attachment is removed, the whole jar’s volume can be used for blitzing or making milkshakes etc.
10. Inalsa Food Processor Easy Prep-800W with Processing Bowl
This processor is powered by 800W of power to its motor.
It can stir-up different functions like chopping, shredding, slicing and emulsifying foods. It can beat cake batter and egg whites, knead bread-dough and grind meat.
It is easy to maintain and performs silently. The attachments can be swapped easily as per the need and you can easily clean it up after use.
The pulse function is added for an extra boost of power which is over and above the 2 speed settings. The base has suction enabled legs for sability.
Buying Guide – Food processors
Imagine the number of kitchen appliances you need to cook a decent meal for a family of four to five members. The Indian cuisine is such you need a variety of chutneys, a couple of curries, vegetables, chapattis, juices, and so on.
In the olden days, you had the grinding stones for grinding these spices. People used to knead the dough using their hands. The invention of the mixie changed everything. People started using this appliance for preparing their chutneys and purees.
The grinder came next. It helped a lot in grinding ingredients like spices, coriander, tamarind, turmeric, and so on. However, there was a need for a comprehensive kitchen appliance that could take care of all the tasks mentioned above.
The food processor is the right appliance for you. Let us look at the various factors you should look into while purchasing a food processor.
What is a food processor?
Factors to look for when buying a food processor
As explained earlier, the food processor is a combination of the grinder and mixer. You can also use the food processor to whip up creams and beat eggs. Under such circumstances, you need the appliance to work at varying speeds.
Look out for the food processors that come with multiple speed options. Some of them come with two whereas a majority of them have three speed settings. Also, you have the appliances coming with a pulse setting to enable it to whip up the creams.
The appliance is a comprehensive one. It performs a variety of functions. Hence, you need the appliance to be a powerful one. The 600-watt motor is the minimum requirement. You have some appliances coming with higher capacities as well. There are some food processors that come equipped with 1000 watt motors as well.
Size or Capacity
These food processors come in a variety of sizes ranging from the 7-cup chopper to the 20-cup variants. Usually, the capacity of the food processor depends on the size of the family. The normal size of the Indian family is around 4 to 5 members.
Hence, a 10-attachment food processor is ideal. We refer to the number of jars as well as the blades when we use the word ‘attachments.’
There are various reputed brands available on the Indian market such as Inalsa, Bajaj, Philips, and so on. Each of these brands has a reputation to maintain. You can choose any of these top brands. We have discussed about 9 food processors belonging to these brands.
You can also look at some other features such as speed settings. Overload protector, technology in use, the quality of the blades, the BPA-free jars, and the quality of workmanship that goes in the manufacture of these jars, and so on.
Manual food processors
We have also discussed one brand of manual food processor. This food processor comes with a dual-speed arrangement. It is a handy appliance to have because of its portability.
Check out the service centres
Most of the food processors come with a 2-year warranty on the product and a 5-year warranty on the motor. However, the plastic parts do not come under the warranty. It is better to check out the availability of the service centres in your city before you purchase your food processor.
We have covered almost all aspects of the food processors. It should make your job of buying one for your house an easy one. Let us now look at some of the frequently asked questions and answers about food processors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Other than the motor, all the parts (removable) of the food processor are safe to use in a dishwasher.
The chopper attachment has tremendous utility for chopping vegetables like onions, coriander leaves, potatoes, and so on. You can also use it to shred cheese, cabbage, carrots, and other similar vegetables. Mincing meat is also easy using the chopper attachment.
It is advisable to chop the hard ingredients into small portions before you puree them. Add them gradually instead of stuffing into the food processor.
Yes, you should reduce the speed of the food processor motor while shredding, grating, and slicing, especially when you use soft ingredients. However, when you have harder vegetables, it is better to increase the speed.
Most of the food processors come with a separate attachment for kneading the dough. It is better to use this attachment. You can however, use the primary attachment for mixing cake dough.
Yes, it is easy to crush ice in a jug blender. Place the ice cubes inside the blender with the motor switched off. Replace the lid and then switch on the motor.
The modern food processors come with a unique locking system that does not let the food processor start if you have not assembled the attachments correctly. The bowl should fit perfectly. You should also close the jars with their respective lids and lock them before starting the food processor.
The only reason could be an overload of the ingredients. You should remove some ingredients and try starting the appliance again. It will do so.
Yes, you can use the food processor to prepare fresh juices. However, it is difficult to extract juice from very hard vegetables and fruits using the food processor. Some of the appliances come with citrus juicers in addition to the centrifugal juicers.
Yes, you can grate coconuts using these appliances. However, you should remove the soft white portions of the coconuts from the shells before adding them to the food processor.
No, you cannot extract juice from sugarcane using the food processors.
Yes, there are special attachments that help you to whisk eggs. You can also prepare your favourite lassi and other drinks using the best food processor.
Final Words – Wrapping it up
We have covered all aspects of food processors. These appliances have come to stay in the modern Indian kitchen. The grinding stone and wheel have become extinct today as India marches ahead on the technology front.