Food Processor vs Chopper: Which Is Better For Your Kitchen Needs?

By Cynthia B. Johnson | Blog

May 18
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Are you tired of spending long hours in the kitchen preparing meals? If yes, then a good food processor or chopper may be the perfect fit for you. However, which is the better of the two? This article will give a slight overview of each and provide a few pros and cons thus helping you make a better purchasing choice. That said, both processors and choppers both have something that makes them useful but at the same time the benefits don’t come without downfalls. First let’s look at the difference between the two.

The Difference Between A Food Chopper & Food Processor

While it is understood that this article’s purpose is to compare a food process and chopper the best way to do this is to pick out the differences between the two. For starters, a food processor makes the perfect tool when chopping up vegetables for a salad or a soup however a food chopper can best be used when chopping vegetables and other ingredients into smaller bite-sized pieces.   Additionally, specific features come with each piece of equipment such as the on/off and pulse settings of a food processor or the cup sized portions of a food chopper.

Pro/Cons Of Each Small Appliance

Considered to be universal in the advantages and disadvantages that both the food processor and chopper have to offer the biggest disadvantage that the food processor is cited is in regards to it’s size compared to the chopper. Although they are known for a wide variety of different capabilities they are equipped with various blades and other attachments that aid in all food prep task. Another disadvantage though is that have been known to be fairly costly when you compare the price to the choppers.

When it comes to the food chopper, a much smaller and less expensive appliance, the results are that you get a similar experience as with the food processor, except that it might take you longer since it doesn’t hold as much food at once. It works well at it’s job though since it simply chops any type of food that comes in contact with the open perforated blades that has endless capabilities that range from slicing, dicing, and yes even shredding.  Additionally, food choppers are much smaller than its competitor which means they are easy to clean and easy to store, not to mention handle. The biggest disadvantages of food choppers is that you can’t work with as much food at once and that you don’t have all the features and blades as options that you do with the processor.

Conclusion – Which Is Better For Your Kitchen?

In conclusion, given the provided information in the above it is safe to say that the food chopper is the better choice out of the two provided for people who are on a budget. While the ultimate decision is in the hands of the consumer it is worth reminding you the reader that the food processor is a bigger appliance that may cost more than willing to pay but has a knack for letting you work with more food at once and you get more options with the bladed and features. On the other hand, the food chopper has a smaller and more efficient design that not only costs far less but is overall easier to use all the way around. Additionally, although there weren’t many pros/cons presented there are many others that are known. That said, the above stated are among the most common when it comes to the food processor and chopper.