So it’s come to that time again when your food processor is on its last legs and you desperately need to replace it with a brand new shiny model.
Luckily for you, in today’s online e-commerce world, you literally have thousands of devices to chose from. No longer are you forced to shop in your local town. You can make a purchase from anywhere you like and rely on postage and shipping to do the rest.
So now that you have made up your mind that you need a new food processor, here are a few important factors to think about before rushing into making a purchase.
Price will usually be the first factor that you consider when trying to buy the best food processor. Depending on what you can afford, you will usually find that the better models come with a higher price tag.
You will find models that range from $60 all the way up to $600.
From personal experience though I wouldn’t pay any more than $350 for a new food processor. I’m sure a $600 machine will be a great device, but I just don’t think it is necessary to pay that much.
With today’s competitive online market, there are some real bargains to be found if you do your research.
As a rule of thumb, I try to stay in the $100-$250 range when buying a device like a new food processor.
Yes there are some cheaper models out there, but take my word for it, these models will not last long and before you know it you will be back online where you started.
2) Customer Feedback:
Reading what other people think is a very important step in your purchasing decision. With forums, and review sites, you have the necessary resources to find custome feedback at the click of just a few buttons. Make sure you do your homework and visit at least one site that offers you food processor reviews. You will be very grateful you did because people are always keen to share their experiences with you whether they are good or bad. Just reading a few simple reviews can really save you wasting your money and buying a poor product. Make sure you buy a model that at least has a 4 out of 5 star rating. Any less, will mean that the feedback is usually a mixed bag and that the product should be avoided.
This may sound like an obvious one, but you would be amazed how often people will buy a food processor that either lacks the features they need, or has way more features than they actually need. If you are going to be shelling out your hard earned money on a new device for your kitchen, make sure you are buying something that will actually do what you want it to do. How often are you planning on using your food processor? Once a week, three times a week, or daily? Decide on this factor first and then determine what kind of features you are looking for. Does your device need to be machine washable because you are going to be using it every day, or are you not too fussed about cleaning it yourself? Should your device have multiple speeds because you are going to be preparing elaborate dishes, or are you simply going to be using it for now and again for the kids food? Make sure you know what features you are looking for before you make that all important purchase.