Before we go into giving you a list of the best food processors for vegans, let’s start with a fun fact.
Veganism is an aspect of vegetarian diet that excludes all forms of animal derived ingredients, dairy products, egg or meat.
Now imagine the food prep tasks that this diet would entail; all the chopping, dicing, mixing, pureeing, blending et al?
If you are considering switching to veganism for whatever reason but have been held back by the food prep involved, there’s hope for you. We have carried out hours of research so as to bring you a list of the best food processors for vegans. In addition, we would also give you some tips that would be of great help to you.
List of 10 Best Food Processors For Vegans
Our list of 10 best food processors for vegans is made of products in 5 categories. We chose products in the different categories based on price, performance, brand and rating.
The categories provide options for folks across different budgetary spectrum.
Best High End Food Processors For Vegans
The criteria for picking products in this category include brand, capacity, quality of product and ratings. Although the products in this category are pricier than others, it is not an endorsement that cost is the only determinant of quality and value. However, we would do well to appreciate that good quality cost a pretty penny/cent.
Extra Large Capacity – #1
Product Rating – 4.4 Star
(i) 1200 watt heavy duty induction motor with high torque to handle even the hardest ingredients.
(ii) Multiple feed chute for every shape of fruit or vegetable
(iii) 360º Dicing Grid delivers a minimum of 10 cups of diced fruits and veggies at a stretch.
(iv) High capacity peeler peels up to 7 potatoes at once. Makes short work of peeling produce such as sweet potatoes and beetroots.
(v) Dicing kit delivers precise cubes in scant minutes.
This Breville Food Processor as the name implies is your private sous chef. It is always equal to the task no matter the quantity of veggies, fruits and nuts you have to process. Manufactured by a reputable brand with a proven track record, it is a top notch appliance.
All the attachments and the process of their performance showcases the thought that went into the production of this product. With the extra-large 16-cup work bowl, you can prepare your meals in bulk. It also has a mini bowl for smaller tasks.
This machine is also a great asset for a family that has decided to go vegan.
Due to the high torque powerful yet quiet motor, you can now prepare your meals at all hours of the day/night without disturbing anyone. What’s more, you even multitask on a reading project (listen to an audio book) while going about your food prep tasks.
There’s no time like the yuletide season to go get this great appliance. Click here to check out some recipes that you can try out with it this Christmas!
Adequate Capacity For The Average Family
Product Name – Breville BFP660SIL Sous Chef 12 Cup Food Processor
Product Rating – 4.6 Star
(i) 1000 watt heavy duty induction motor with overload protection; can handle any type of food prep.
(ii) Extra-large 5 inches feed tube that removes the need to precut any ingredient before processing.
(iii) Safety features prevents motor from starting unless all the parts are properly assembled.
(iv) Compact design delivers smaller countertop footprint.
(v) Pulse button offers maximum control to the user and aids even processing of ingredients.
The Breville BFP660SIL Sous Chef 12 Cup Food Processor is another model from the stables of the Breville brand.
This is a great alternative for those who don’t need a 16-cup food processor. It delivers that same result as product#1 but at its own level. The 12-cup capacity is adequate for a family of three or four. It is also as fast and as efficient as product #1 in case you prefer to prepare your meals daily.
There are also multiple options for the feed chute which are the 5 inches large chute, 2 ¾ inches mid chute and 1 ½ inches mini chute.
The micro-serrated S-Blade gives you consistently fast and efficient chopping, mixing or processing of myriads of ingredients. So whether you want to chop herbs, mix batters, puree soups or make nut butters this machine is equal to the task.
Product With Varying Bowl Sizes
Product Name – Magimix Food Processor 5200 XL
Product Rating – 4.4 Star
(i) 1100 watt induction motor with the Quiet Mark approval seal. It adjusts to whatever task is at hand.
(ii) Easy to use buttons for all the functions which are the stop, auto and pulse functions.
(iii) Efficient and precision attachments that perform 8 functions.
(iv) Compact storage box ensures that the attachments are properly stored and easily accessible.
(v) 30 years guaranty on the motor
The Magimix Food Processor 5200 XL is one appliance that replaces 8 others in your kitchen. From dicing to chopping to pureeing and making nut butters. It’s got you all covered.
The three bowls of varying sizes (16,12 and 6 cups) enables you to switch from one tasks to the other effortlessly. With the triple pusher option, you can switch to any size of cuts and slices that you desire. Additionally, you can fit in small fruits and veggies without hassle.
Made in France with BPA and toxin free materials, you are assured of the safety of you and your loved one.
Though high powered, sophisticated and efficient, it is very easy to use. The wide feed chute saves you the time and hassle of precutting your veggies or fruits before processing.
Best of all, you get to download the Magimix App for loads of recipes. And for those who can’t, a recipe book is included with purchase.
Best Food Processors For Vegans – Reasonably Priced
The products in this category are between the $100 and $200 mark. Not only that, we chose these two products for this category because we feel that they offer great value for the price point they carry. So any of these two products would do if you value quality but don’t necessarily want to pay so much for the high end products.
Product Name – COSTWAY Electric 5-in-1 Professional Food Processor
Product Rating – 3.9 Star
(i) 800 watt motor powers through myriads of food prep task.
(ii) 75mm wide feed tube eliminates the need to precut veggies and fruits before processing.
(iii) Safety features include overload protector that shuts off motor if it is overloaded. Additionally, the motor would not come on except all the parts are properly assembled.
(iv) 5 different appliances in one machine. They are food processor, blender, juicer, meat grinder and grinder.
(v) Food processor accessories/attachments for various tasks.
The COSTWAY Electric 5-in-1 Professional Food Processor is different from all the machines we have discussed so far. This is because it comes with 5 different appliances in one.
So with the blender you can whip up smoothies and purees while you use the juicer to make fruit juice. The chopper also known as the food processor performs all the function that a good food processor should. Reach for the grinder to blend your nuts and other dry ingredients and then use the meat grinder to grind up meat and similar ingredients.
We dare say that with this machine, you need not buy any other kitchen appliance for food prep. This is a great asset for an all-round vegan diet.
You need to check out this machine for yourself to find out all the wonderful features it packs.
Product Name – Braun FP3020 12 Cup Food Processor
Product Rating – 4.5 Star
(i) Variable speed setting for all tasks and a pulse mode.
(ii) 600 watt motor with 110V For USA powers through various food prep tasks. It also ultra –quiet.
(iii) 7 blade attachments and a juicer attachment.
(iv) Safety features – processing bowl that locks onto the base of the motor and motor will not operate unless the cover is properly closed.
(v) Energy efficiency with low power consumption.
The Braun FP3020 12 Cup Food Processor is a large capacity appliance that’s made in Europe. The German manufacturing ensures that the machine delivers optimum performance.
It is easily assembled within a short period and has no learning curve for operation. Although rated 600 watt, the motor can deliver up to 900 watt peak power. This appliance offers you endless possibilities with food prep. It is also easy to clean with dishwasher safe removable parts.
The compact design makes it easy to store or leave out on your countertop.
This food processor is on the list of best food processors for vegans because of its low power consumption in addition to all the features mentioned already.
The one year warranty from the manufacturer gives you time to sort out any manufacturer defects on your product.
Best Food Processors For Vegans Below $100
As the subtitle shows, these are food processors that are not up to $100. Some of these prices maybe because of black Friday and end of year sales while others may be the actual price. But we’ll advise that if any of these products catch your fancy, do not procrastinate because you may not get them at the price they are at now after the season.
Product Name – Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor
Product Rating – 4.4 Star
(i) 1500 watt motor that’s powerful enough to crush ice and yet can adapt to making smoothies.
(ii) Multiple pitchers, cups and bowl for various tasks.
(iii) 8 – cup food processor bowl made of BPA free plastic
(iv) Reversible shredding or slicing disc and a grating disc deliver perfect and consistently even results.
(v) Dishwasher safe removable parts
The Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor is a veritable workhorse in the kitchen. This appliance comes with a 72oz ice crushing pitcher, blender pitcher, an 8 – cup food processor work bowl and two (16oz ) cups with cover.
With these accessories and attachments, you can make your smoothies and healthy veggie drinks and take them to go. This machine makes your vegan diet a joy to follow. It is on this list of the best food processors for vegans because of all the great possibilities that it presents with all the additional accessories.
What’s more, the price point at which it is sold presently is amazing and we advise that you do not miss out on this opportunity. Head over to Amazon and make your purchase now.
Product Name – Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor (70740)
Product Rating – 4.1 Star
(i) 8 –cup capacity work bowl that’s big enough for most food prep tasks but small enough to store easily.
(ii) 450 watt motor that’s powerful enough for common food prep tasks.
(iii) Made with BPA free materials for food safety.
(iv) Wide feed chute that eliminates the need to precut ingredients.
(v) 2 speeds plus pulse function.
The Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor (70740) is appropriate for many of the common food prep tasks that take up so much time and energy. Investing in this versatile kitchen appliance would give you the liberty to explore with all the vegan recipes that you are gathering.
We have written a detailed review about this machine in a previous post. Click here to read it.
Best Food Choppers- Alternatives To Best Food Processors For Vegans
This category is for people that are not ready to buy food processors. Or for those for whom any of the previous products would be an overkill.
Read on to find out why they are the perfect alternatives for the best food processors for vegans.
Product Rating – 4.3
(i) 5 –cup capacity that’s adequate for a single serving.
(ii) 300 watt motor that has been tested for reliability and durability.
(iii) Pulse button offers control for mincing, chopping and pureeing.
(iv) Dishwasher safe removable parts.
Cooking for one is no fun at all; most especially if it involves a lot of food prep. But if you want to embark on a vegan diet, then you must learn to cook for yourself. The advantage of homemade meals is that you know exactly what goes into the meal.
This Proctor Silex Durable Mini 1.5 Cup Food Processor is a compact, easy to use appliance that saves you time and stress. With the labor of preparing your veggies and fruits out of the way, you are motivated to prepare your meals by yourself.
It can also serve as add-on products for people with large food processors. The reason for this being that you can always leave it out un-obstructively on the countertop to be used for simple meal prep tasks.
Product Name – BLACK+DECKER HC306 1.5-Cup Electric Food Chopper
Product Rating – 3.7
(i) Bi-level stainless steel blade stays sharp and delivers durable performance.
(ii) 5 cup capacity for individual servings and small recipes.
(iii) One- touch pulse control enables you to determine the kind of cut you want.
(iv) Safety lock ensures that the cover of the work bowl stays intact while in use.
(v) Removable parts are dishwasher safe.
This BLACK+DECKER HC306 1.5-Cup Electric Food Chopper has a strong motor that powers through your dicing, slicing and pureeing. The cover of the bowl clamps onto it while the bowl locks securely onto the base of the motor. This ensures that you have safe operation without spillage.
Just as we explained with the previous product, this appliance removes the tedium from cooking for one. It is also a great gift for your college age son or daughter. This would give them the incentive to prepare healthy meals.
The compact design comes with cord storage, giving it small footprints. This can fit on the countertop of a kitchenette or small space.
Best of all, it comes with a two year limited warranty!
Best Manual Food Chopper – Another Alternative To Best Food Processors For Vegans
This category has only one product. Not for lack of products but because we just want to show you a sample of what you can look out for.
The intent of including this category is our adventure loving folks or for those times when there’s no power supply. Maybe you are going camping or roughing it out in the neck of the woods. This (or other similar designs) would come in handy.
Product Name – Brieftons 10-Blade Spiralizer
Product Rating – 4.9 Star
(i) 10 top quality blades made from Japanese 420J2 stainless steel that stay sharp and rust free.
(ii) Storage caddy for the blades.
(ii) Catch container with tight lid to keep the veggies and fruits fresh.
(iii) Large suction pads with on and off lever keeps the spiralizer firm on the countertop while in operation. It also allows you to release the spiralizer when you are done using it.
(iv) Plastic parts are made with BPA free reinforced ABS plastic to withstand any kind of veggies and fruit.
The Brieftons 10-Blade Spiralizer is manual food chopper that’s very useful for all your chopping, dicing and spiralizing food prep tasks. It comes loaded with many features and is ultra-affordable.
This item can be also bought as an add-on product to any of the larger machines that we have discussed before. It would help you add some excitement to your vegan meals with exquisite shapes and designs.
It is super easy to use, wash and store. When you buy this Brieftons vegetable chopper, you get a printed instruction manual, an online demo video and 4 Briefton eBooks with amazing recipes.
Best of all, this product comes with a lifetime replacement guaranty. This makes it a risk-free purchase.
Buying Guide For Best Food Processors For Vegans
Best food processors for vegans are not among the most difficult food processors to shop for. This is because they do not require extra high motor power and other features such as those that are used for kneading hard dough.
If the food processor you are looking for, would be used to prepare nut butters, please refer to this our review for a detailed buying guide.
However, if you just need a food processor that would help you process your fruits and veggies and prepare your vegan meals then here are factors to consider
When thinking of the best food processor for vegans, consider the size of the work bowl. If you’ll be preparing vegan meals for a family of more than four, that’s means you’ll be prepping a lot of ingredients. For this reason therefore, you have to think of getting a food processor with a large capacity work bowl.
Some of the products we’ve listed have large capacity bowl and even better some have more than one bowl.
The Breville BFP820BAL1BUS1 Sous Chef 16 Peel & Dice Countertop Food Processor comes with a 16-cup work bowl and a min bowl for small ingredients. While the Magimix Food Processor 5200 XL has three bowls of different sizes. Both are great choices for a family that is on a vegan diet.
If you cannot afford these two or are not inclined to spend that much money, you can go for the following:- the Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor or the COSTWAY Electric 5-in-1 Professional.
You can find out how efficient the food processor you are planning to buy is by reading reviews. It wouldn’t do for you to buy a food processor that wouldn’t drastically reduce your food prep time. The faster it is, the better for you.
Ease Of Assembly and Use
Another factor to consider is ease of use. You don’t want to buy a machine that you’ll always need help to set up and use. You goal should be something that even a novice to the kitchen can use. That is one of the reasons why the Braun FP3020 12 Cup Food Processor is on this list of best food processors for vegans.
Attachments Included In Purchase
Carefully check out the attachments included in the package and determine whether they are worth the price you want to pay. Some products come with just the basic minimum and then expect you to buy all the other extras separately.
A good deal is when you get all that you need for your food prep tasks with extras in one package. The COSTWAY Electric 5-in-1 Professional Food Processor is a good example of this point.
Durability and warranty
This feature can only be determined by checking out the reviews given by at least 60% of the buyers. We have discovered that brands that brands that give long warranty have confidence in the durability of their products.
That is why we put durability and warranty in one subtitle. Look out for products with longer warranty. This warranty and durability issue is key especially if you are considering coughing out 100s of dollars to buy a product.
Frequency of Use
We assume that this food processor you are considering would be in use every day seeing as you are on a vegan diet. If you want a machine that would allow you to experiment with a wide range of recipes that include smoothies and health drinks, then consider multi- appliance –in-one machines.
Consider these two machines: – the Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor and the COSTWAY Electric 5-in-1 Professional. With either of these, you can make breakfast, lunch and dinner effortlessly. Smoothies for breakfast, some zoodles with gluten free pastry and nut butter for lunch and salads for dinner!
Another factor to consider as regards frequency of use is a food processor that has a strong machine. Although processing veggies and fruits may not need mega high torque motor, the stronger the motor, the longer you can use the machine.
Ease of Cleaning
Cleanup is one chore that’s quite tedious. Do yourself a favor and look out for a food processor with dishwasher safe removable parts. That way, you can just throw the attachments and bowl into the dishwasher (top rack advised) and you are done.
However, if you don’t mind doing your washing manually, then look for attachments without nooks and crannies that are difficult to clean out.
All the products that we have listed in this post have their advantages and disadvantages. But we have taken time to sieve out those with more disadvantages than advantages. We have carefully selected the different categories of product to give you options to choose from.
Al you have to do now is take out a little time to check out the full features of the products. Consider these features against the backdrop of your specific requirements, your preferences and your budget.
It is not compulsory to buy a high end product. The most important thing is for you to get the best food processor for vegan diets.
Here,s one last manual food chopper that you can add to your purchase :-Fullstar Vegetable Chopper Dicer Mandoline Slicer (pictured below) .