If you're looking to buy a food processor, you might be confused by the variety of sizes; 9-cup food processors are at the upper end of medium-sized food processors. The aren't massive nor compact, and just the right size for most of your daily needs.
Motor sizes vary for 9 cup food processors, but almost all products of this size all are priced $150-$200. 9 cup food processors tend to be more expensive than 8 and 10 cup food processors, as the 9 cup models are offered by higher-end brands. While Hamilton Beach and Black & Decker dominate the 8 and 10 cup categories, 9 cup models are sold by brands like DeLonghi and KitchenAid, which generally offer higher-priced products.
So what are the strength and weaknesses of 9 cup food processors, compared to other sizes?
- Quality: Users rank 9-cup models significantly higher than average for quality.
- Popularity: Users really like these food processors in general, and find them very intuitive to use. They are also, reportedly some of the best looking models on the market.
- Heavy duty: Opinions show that compared to other sized models, 9-cup food processors are more capable of handling heavy duty tasks, including hard foods and big batches.