Considering the busy and action-packed lives we lead, a food processor has become a much-needed kitchen accessory because of its capability to perform multiple tasks like grinding, kneading, shredding, grating, mincing, slicing, and juicing.
A food processor is preferable instead of having individual appliances for these activities.
Choosing the best one for your home is challenging because multiple top-quality products are available on the market. Preethi Zodiac MG218 is good, and so is Usha FP 3811. Inalsa has introduced some excellent models like Inox 1000 and Inox Plus. Each appliance has its plus and minus points. Therefore, comparing their performances is crucial before choosing the most appropriate one for your kitchen.
This article compared two similar-looking models, Usha FP 3811 and Inalsa Inox 1000.
|Model/Features||Usha FP 3811||Inalsa Inox 1000|
|Price on Amazon||Rs 12,599||Rs 9,752|
|Motor||1000 Watts||1000 Watts|
|Rotation Speed||13000 to 18000 rpm||No details available|
|Speed Settings||2-speed options plus 1 pulse option||3-speed options plus 1 pulse option|
|Number of jars||4 jars||4 jars|
|Juicer attachment||Centrifugal juicer plus separate citrus juicer||Centrifugal and citrus juicer|
|Jar quality||2 stainless steel jars plus polycarbonate food processing and juicer jar||2 stainless steel jars plus polycarbonate blender and food process jars|
|Functions||Atta kneader, chopper. Blender, citrus juicer, mixer grinder||Chopping, kneading, shredding, slicing, juicing, making French fries|
|Material||Premium black stainless-steel finish||Black Plastic finish|
|Storage facility||Separate storage drawer for blades||No separate storage facility|
|Noise levels||85 decibels||85 to 90 decibels|
|Protection features||Overload protection||Child safety interlocking and overload protection|
|Warranty||2 years on the processor, 5 years on the motor||2-years on the product|
The Inalsa Inox 1000 is a decent performer because it admirably performs most kitchen activities. For example, we have tried grinding challenging ingredients like urad dal for idli batter. This machine can work continuously for 15 to 16 minutes without heating. Similarly, it delivers an optimal dry grinding performance. The juicer is satisfactory and could have been better.
Usha FP 3811 is a true all-rounder (in the cricketing sense) because it is a reliable performer and delivers the goods whenever needed. Though the wet grinding performance might not be the best, it is still good enough to grind idli batter for small families. The Usha FP 3811 is best when dry-grinding challenging ingredients like turmeric, pepper, etc.
The Inalsa Inox 1000 has a 1000 watts motor encased in a plastic box. Though it seems durable, a stainless steel or ABS plastic casing would have been excellent. The Inalsa motor has passed through multiple endurance tests to prove its worth as an excellent motor. It is also one of the safest appliances to use.
The Usha FP 3811 has an equally powerful 1000 watts motor encased in a stainless-steel alloy casing. The 100% copper motor is durable and can last comfortably for more than five to seven years. The Usha FP 3811 has a high rotational speed of 18000 rpm, ideal for dry grinding. The noise levels are slightly high at around 85 decibels. But the Inalsa Inox 1000 also has similar noise levels.
Food Processor Performance
Like all food processors, Inalsa Inox 1000 can perform multiple tasks by changing blades accordingly. This food processor is one of the best for preparing French fries. Other notable performances include shredding, slicing, chopping, mincing, and grating.
Inalsa Inox 1000 is one of the best food processors for kneading chapati atta. The large food processing jar makes it convenient to knead enough atta for an average-sized Indian family. The best aspect is that you get smooth chapati dough quickly without messing with your hands.
Usha FP 3811 is also an excellent machine for atta grinding. It has a similar-sized food processing jar. Besides atta kneading, the Usha FP 3811 has proved its worth in slicing, grating, chopping, shredding, mincing, etc., because it comes equipped with multiple stainless-steel blades for each purpose.
Wet grinding has never been the forte of food processors because of the higher rotational speed. Both Inalsa Inox 1000 and Usha FP 3811 have high rotational speeds, and hence air bubbles are formed. A flow-breaker attachment could have prevented the formation of air bubbles and ensured a better performance.
However, these food processors can cater to the requirements of small families by wet grinding idli dough in small quantities. The Inalsa Inox has been tested to continuously grind urad dal and rice for up to 16 minutes. So, it should rank as a better performer in the wet grinding category than Usha FP 3811. However, the Usha FP 3811 is excellent at dry-grinding masala powders because of its robust stainless-steel blades.
The juicing performance of the Usha FP 3811 is satisfactory. It has a big blender jar for preparing juices from soft fruits, milkshakes, and lassi. The citrus juicer attachment is suitable because it prevents the seeds from getting crushed and mixing with the juice to affect its taste.
The Inalsa Inox 1000 has a large blender jar attachment that acts as a centrifugal juicer arrangement for preparing fruit juices. It also features a citrus juicer attachment. However, the pulp extraction feature is not the best because it does not come out bone dry.
The Inalsa Inox 1000 offers coarse and fine grinding facilities. The large feeder tube in the food processing jar allows the pushing of entire vegetables like carrots, radishes, cucumbers, and even blocks of butter. Usha FP 3811 also features a comparable feeder tube.
Accessories-wise, the Usha FP 3811 and Inalsa Inox 1000 are evenly matched because the Usha model offers 13 accessories to Inalsa’s 12. These accessories include four jars, including the food processor jar. Usha FP 3811 offers more blades than the Inalsa model, but that should not make much difference.
While Usha FP 3811 has six specialized blades, the Inalsa Inox 1000 offers coarse grinding and fine grinding facilities, it is one of the best food processors for preparing French fries.
Both these models offer stainless steel dry and wet grinding jars. The smaller dry grinding jars can double up as chutney-making jars. The blender and food processor jars are made of polycarbonate. Hence, you must be careful while handling them.
The Usha FP 3811 is one of the safest food processors because it features an overload protection system that switches off the machine when it senses overloading. Similarly, the Inalsa Inox 1000 also offers an overload protection feature. After reducing the load, you can feel beneath the machine and reset the switch. The machine can be restarted to continue its functioning.
Besides, the Inalsa Inox 1000 has a child-safety interlocking system, because of which the machine does not start functioning without fitting and locking all its parts.
Though the Inalsa Inox 1000 looks like the Usha FP 3811 in all respects, it does not offer a storage facility for safeguarding the blades. On the other hand, the Usha FP 3811 has a separate drawer to hold the stainless-steel blades when not in use. It prevents the blades from getting misplaced or rusted. This storage feature makes the Usha FP 3811 a better food processor than all other models in India.
All food processors make noise in the range of 80 to 90 decibels. That should be the normal range for a food processor. The Usha FP is relatively quieter than the Inalsa Inox 1000 model because it has a noise level of 80 decibels, whereas Inalsa touches 90 when working at full speed.
Usha FP 3811 offers a 2-year and 5-year warranty on the product and the motor, respectively. The Inalsa offers a similar warranty on the product and the motor.
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The Usha FP 3811 is one of the best food processors in India but is priced higher than the Inalsa Inox 1000. So consumers looking for a budget-friendly product can choose the Inalsa Inox 1000. However, the Usha FP 3811 is of better quality because it is entirely made in India. The Inalsa Inox 1000 is a Chinese model. Therefore, spare parts might not be readily available. The Usha FP 3811 is a better choice among these efficient food processors.