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Food processor

A basic food processor with feed chute.

A food processor is a kitchen appliance used to grind, slice, chop, mix, puree or shred ingredients. These can be powered manually or electrically. Electrically-driven models use a motor attached to a spinning blade situated on the bottom of a glass or plastic bowl. This is similar to a blender, however, food processors tend to have interchangeable blades and shorter and wider bowls. Some larger models also have a chute or feed tube used to add food into the bowl while the blades are spinning. A pusher tool may also be provided, for protecting fingers while feeding ingredients into the appliance.

Most electric food processors also have a safety mechanism that prevents the blade from spinning if the bowl is not attached properly.