Also available at bed bath beyond and home depot.
Advantages: This has a powerful motor, can be operated at the push of a button and has dishwasher-safe parts.
Disadvantages: It might be a bit noisy for some, and you have to hold down the button to keep it running continuously.
Similar to our Best Overall Pick, this model looks and functions much like a food processor. Manufactured by Cuisinart, the Mini-Prep Plus has two settings: chopping and grinding, operated with the push of a button. The ‘Chop’ setting uses the sharp side of the S-shaped blade, making it ideal for softer foods like herbs and onions, while the ‘Grind’ setting uses the blunt side of the blade – designed to be used with tougher foods such as peppercorns or hard cheese.
This machine has a three-cup bowl and a locking lid with holes for adding liquids or oils. Equipped with a 240-watt motor, it’s both powerful and fast (just be careful not to over-crush or grind your ingredients), and while some might find it a bit noisy, it works so fast that the noise does not take long.
Weighing only 2.2 pounds, it is very light and easy to pull out for use, and it doesn’t take up much space to store. The bowl, lid and blade are all dishwasher safe for cleaning and come in a handful of colors to match your kitchen decor.
- Dimensions: 9.25x7x5 inches
- Capacity: 3 cups
- Settings: 2