The 10 best food processors

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1. Villaware FPVLFPSL01

£188.16, qvcuk.com

Mixing, kneading and chopping are the forte of this machine, which is particularly good for large quantities.

2. Russell Hobbs Allure Ball Chopper

£39.99, russellhobbs.co.uk

This innovative gadget is great for processing smaller quantities, or for making dips or purees.

3. Pampered Chef Manual Food Processor

£39.95, pamperedchef.co.uk

Can't be doing with electricity? Just drop your ingredients into this manual machine and pump.

4. Cuisinart Elite

£264, ukjuicers.com

A robust but quiet machine, this one excels at chopping finely and slicing evenly, as well as processing large pieces of fruit and vegetables.

5. Magimix 4200XL

£249, johnlewis.com

One of the simplest processors to use. Better still, whether you want to chop parsley or knead dough, the results are excellent.

6. Magimix Le Micro

£39.95, amazon.co.uk

This little star tops the Best Buy list from Which? magazine. Chopping and pureeing are a breeze and it's even good at making mayonnaise.

7. Kenwood Chef Titanium

£549.99, lakeland.co.uk

If you can afford it, snap one up – it's no exaggeration to say you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.

8. Bosch MCM4100GB

£ 119.99, bosch-home.co.uk

It boasts more features than most, making it one of the most multi-purpose machines in this price range.

9. Philips Pure Essentials Collection

£104.99, barnitts.co.uk

Size isn't everything, as this small but multi-featured food processor proves.

10. KitchenAid Artisan

£299, Selfridges.com

It's quiet, durable and highly versatile. It is so solid that it kneads without wobbling and it comes in a range of stylish colours.

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