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Food Prep 101: Food Processors vs Blenders

Mar 24th 2022 · kitchenaid

Food Prep 101: Food Processors vs Blenders

Ever wondered what a food processor does, how to use it and which one is best for you? Make cooking easy with a variety of functions that food processors have to offer. Discover more, and which one is right for you, right here!
K400 blender


A food processor is great for chopping, slicing, shredding, mixing and pureeing everything from crunchy veggies right through to soft cheeses. Take the hard work out of your traditionally more labour-intensive tasks such as kneading dough, and utilise the variety of blades and discs available with each to provide a wide variety of ingredient shapes and sizes.

Blenders, on the other hand, are better for liquids and is used to create smooth textures for things like smoothies, soups and sauces... Or perhaps an icy cocktail to enjoy as the sun sets!

food processor


Whilst all of our food processors work to make your life in the kitchen a little easier, each one is slightly different and stands out in a different way! Be it an every day model that's easy to both clean AND store or one of our larger-capacity food processors that will tackle your toughest ingredients, there's sure to be something in the range for you!

Those more focused on prep work, for example, should look to our new and improved 9 cup food processor which features a simple twist-free design and a sealed work bowl for faster, easier clean up. From the new four blade design ready to tackle anything with ease to a working jar lid making storage a breeze and a new whisk accessory, this is sure to be the MVP of any kitchen!



Proof that good things come in small packages is our compact and lightweight 3.5 cup Mini Food Processor! It's perfect for every day use whether you want to eat healthier, unlock your creativity or just simplify your midweek meal prep. Made for those quick and easy processing tasks, the easy one touch operation enables you to chop and puree quickly.


Who has the time or willpower to spend hours prepping ingredients each and every night? Our 5 Cup Food Chopper streamlines the often arduous chopping, mixing and pureeing for your favourite recipes... Because beautiful meal-making moments shouldn't be difficult! 40% more capacity means more can be prepared with ease, and the additional whisk accessory included will broaden your culinary horizons further.

5 cup cordless food chopper


Cut the cord without sacrificing the power you'd expect! Our cordless food chopper, designed with a powerful rechargeable lithium ion battery for optimal runtime and performance, giving you the freedom to control where you cook and eliminate the hassle of a cord slowing you down. Chop up to 40 onions on a full charge*… Sans the cord!

*Based on onion size of 90-110 grams.

Easy To Use, Store & Clean


Use, clean and store with ease thanks to our 7 cup food processor! Not only is the 7 cup capacity perfect for mid-level meal making moments, this food pro also features a one-click, twist-free, bowl assembly and latched lid that innovates storage and assembly... Making things in the kitchen even easier than ever! Store your blade and disc within the bowl to keep storage simple, and enjoy the flexibility of three speed options (High, Low and Pulse) that will allow you to handle a variety of ingredients with precision.

The reversible medium slicing/shredding disc and multi-purpose blade allows you to prepare a whole host of varied ingredients from crunchy veggies right through to cheese. A two in one feed tube means a variety of shapes and sizes can be processed, and small pusher with small oil drizzle opening makes emulsifying sauces seamless.

9 cup food processor


The meal-making opportunities available to you will be endless with our NEW AND IMPROVED 9 cup food processor. Chop, shred, mince, slice, knead, whip, mix and puree with ease thanks to the many new features our updated 9 cup boasts. Your toughest ingredients are no match for the improved multi-purpose four blade. You can even mince meat in 10 seconds*. The new whisk accessory allows you to whip up butters, and you can even incorporate your favourite herbs!

Not only is it more versatile than ever, it's also easier to store with all of the accessories designed to fit nice and neatly inside the 9 cup bowl. The refrigerator lid also allows you to store your creations directly in the fridge. Who doesn't love reduced clean up?

13 cup food processor


Our largest capacity food processor, the 13 cup food processor, is the right capacity for every meal-making occasion, big or small. It also allows you to elevate your everyday meals with ease thanks to the many different functions on offer.

The 3-in-1 feed tube reduces prep time, allowing you to process a variety of ingredient shapes and sizes - tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and more. In addition to being easy to use, all of the accessories fit nice and neat in the included storage caddy, which nestles directly inside the 13 cup bowl.

K150 blender


Meet the perfect ice crushing blender! The ultimate kitchen hand for your morning smoothie or evening cocktail, our K150 blender boasts an expertly crafted 3 part blending system and 0.9 peak HP motor (with intelli-speed), unique asymmetric blade and ribbed jar plus ultra slick design that neither style or function are sacrificed. Three speed options plus an ice-crushing setting ensure you achieve the perfect blend every time, no matter the ingredients.

K400 Blender


Our smoothest operator yet! Be it kale, dates or chia seeds, our K400 has the power to tackle your toughest ingredients with ease, thanks to the powerful 3-part blending system that will take your whole foods to smooth in 20 seconds. The ribbed jar design creates a powerful vortex, pulling ingredients into the unique asymmetric blade that cuts at four distinct angles, ensuring your ingredients are thoroughly blended.


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