Food processors are designed to slice, shred, chop, julienne or do any other slicing task you can think of very quickly. When selecting the unit to suit your needs, you will want to consider the capacity, horsepower and the plates that are included. Food processors, like the ones we carry, can have many features. Use your food processor to chop, dice, julienne fresh fruits and vegetables, many models 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. You can even use a food processor to help with baking, mix batter and dough Make pie crust the easy way by feeding the ingredients into your food processor, the cutting blades will chop shortening and butter without making a sticky mess.
There are different container capacities for different needs, so if you plan to slice an entire bag of potatoes non-stop, you will want to get one with the largest capacity you can find. 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 another specification to consider when looking for a food processor. This value tells you how “strong” the unit is, and the higher the number the more powerful it is. Establishments that will only be using the unit a couple of hours a day should only need a food processor that has a motor that runs on 1 horsepower or less. Larger establishments that will be processing food all day long should look for something with a higher horsepower rating. A final consideration is the number and type of slicing discs that are included. Assess your specific slicing needs and check the product description for which discs come with the unit. If you cannot find the discs you need, additional discs can be acquired.