Ask Victoria | Our Guide to Food Processors

Before you invest in a Food Processor, it is important to consider how often you will be using the machine  and the type and quanity of food that you will be using. Our fabulous Housewares Expert Victoria explains the difference between induction and non induction motors for your Processor.

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Induction motors

Induction motors are investment pieces; they are heavy duty,  long lasting machines and their motors often come with a 20 year guarantee. They use magnets to generate large amounts of power. When they reach optimum power, they are able to hold it for sustained periods of time. They often come with a thermal cut out feature to prevent damage caused by overheating. Generally induction powered machines will have 1 or 2 power settings,  the second usually loosening the torque.

Induction powered machines are perfect for large amounts of food preparation on a regular basis and deal comfortably with demanding tasks like mixing bread dough and making nut butters.

KitchenAid Artisan 4 Ltr Food Processor


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Kenwood Compact Food Processor FP120


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Non induction motors

Machines with non induction motors can start from as little as 300 watts for a mini-chopper, all the way up to 1000+ for larger multipurpose food processors.
Often they are smaller, lighter machines coming in a variety of sizes . They are very versatile and can represent great value.  They are perfect for chopping and slicing vegetables as well as grating,  binding pastry and many other food preparation tasks.

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