Our top picks
- Best Mini Food Processor: KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor.
- Best Budget Mini Food Processor: Ninja Express Chop.
- Best Splurge Mini Food Processor: Cuisinart CH-4DC Elite Collection 4 Cup Chopper.
- Most Versatile Mini Food Processor: LINKChef Mini Food Processor.
Likewise, people ask, are mini choppers worth it?
Mini choppers are essentially small versions of the best food processors, without all the extra attachments. They’re more effective at chopping and mixing small quantities, plus they’re much easier to store, not to mention less hassle to set up than a regular food processor.
Hereof, can I use a blender instead of a food processor?
You can use a blender instead of a food processor for most recipes. However, a blender can only be used for smaller batches, and you may need to change a few of the blender’s settings. It cannot be used for kneading dough and making pastry dough.
Can you put carrots in a mini chopper?
You can use the mini food chopper to chop any veggies like carrots, celery, peppers, onions, broccoli, garlic, or anything you would like to add to a serving of mixed greens, chili or a stew.
Quick Answer: The Nutribullet can be used as a mini food processor, but it has its limitations. The built-in pulse function allows you to quickly chop small batches of onions, tomatoes, peppers, or even make a quick salsa.
Option 2: Food Processor
YES, you can use a food processor to shred your cheese! It is by far our favorite way to grate cheese.
However, if you do a lot of meal prep or you’re chopping-averse, deathly afraid of sharp tools like mandolines and box graters, or uncertain about your knife skills, a food processor might be a worthwhile purchase to make cooking faster and generally more enjoyable.
A food chopper usually has one blade to chop, purée and mix smaller batches, although some models include a whisk attachment. A food processor is larger and has a feed tube along with multiple blades that make a variety of cuts.
Like its big sibling, a mini food processor can chop and puree all sorts of ingredients to make recipe prep easier without having to worry about your knife skills, but its size makes it particularly great for kitchens tight on storage or cooks who typically only feed a few people.
Food Processor Substitutes
- Food Chopper.
- Food Mill.
- Box Grater.
- Mortar and Pestle.
What is this? Mincing or chopping veggies. Toss carrots, celery, green peppers, onions, broccoli, garlic, or whatever you need to add to a salad, chili or stew recipe. Warning: the blades work quickly, so a couple seconds will yield larger pieces while holding the button for a longer time will mash the food.