Food processors are designed to slice, shred, chop, julienne or complete any other slicing task very quickly. When selecting the unit to suit your needs, you will want to consider the capacity, horsepower and the discs included.
Many commercial food processors are strong enough to handle chopping through thick vegetable rinds with ease. Some can even handle dicing delicate foods like banana and tomatoes without crushing them into a pulpy mess. In addition, a food processor will boost your bakery production, as many models are perfect for mixing batter and dough. Make pie crust the easy way by feeding the ingredients into your food processor. The sharp blades will chop shortening and butter without sticking.
The capacity of the container varies from model to model, so if you plan to slice an entire bag of potatoes non-stop, you will want to get a food processor with a very large capacity. Another option to look for is a diversion chute. Rather than just slicing into the attached container, some models have a side chute that allows you to place a bowl or pan next to the unit and shred away.
Horsepower is an important specification of a food processor. Establishments that will only be using the unit a couple of hours per day probably need a model with a motor of 1 horsepower or less. Larger establishments that will be processing food all day long should look for something with higher horsepower.