This Highly-Reviewed KitchenAid Mini Food Processor Can Transform Your Cooking Experience

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When it comes to cutting down cooking time, this small but powerful appliance does the job. The KitchenAid mini food processor chops vegetables, purées nuts, and more so you can spend less time prepping and more time enjoying your culinary creations.

Introducing the Mini (but Mighty) KitchenAid Food Processor

For 100 years, KitchenAid has brought professional-quality tools to household kitchens across the nation. Its stand and hand mixers are definitely a favorite among home cooks, but baking isn't the only area where the brand shines. The KitchenAid mini food processor has thousands of rave reviews across retailers like Walmart, Target, and Amazon, so it must be doing something right.

Compared to other food processors, it has a minimal design. The four pieces detach so you can run the stainless steel blades, work bowl, and lid through the dishwasher. When you're ready to use it again, attach the bowl to the base, pop in the blades, secure the cap, and plug it in. Press down on the top of the lid and the 40-watt motor chops or purées in about 30 seconds. (Tip: As a safety measure the blades will not spin unless the processor is closed securely, so be sure you've heard the "click" of the lid before activating.)

Aside from its user-friendly operation, it also comes with unique features. The drizzle basin allows you to add oils and dressings, while the detachable work bowl and pour spout make transferring the mixture easy. The 3.5-cup size is perfect for chopping vegetables, making pesto, and even blending delicious salsa. This customer especially loves using it for creating healthy side dishes, saying, "It is plenty powerful, super quiet for what is, and makes a puréed cauliflower that's to die for."

The compact size also makes storage easy. Display it on your countertop to add personality—its available in 19 color options, including classics like Matte Black, Empire Red," and Ice—or follow this reviewer's approach if space is limited: "I have owned this for about 2 months and I use it at least 3 times a week…it fits perfectly on my pantry shelf, no counter space is lost."

Regardless of which color you choose or how you store it, the KitchenAid mini food processor will not disappoint. And based on so many stellar customer reviews, it's practically a steal with its $35 price tag.

KitchenAid "3.5 Cup Food Chopper," $35, amazon.com.