Cuisinart FP-8GMP1 Elemental Food Processor & Chopper, 8-Cup

Last updated date: July 2, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

Cuisinart FP-8GMP1 Elemental Food Processor & Chopper, 8-Cup

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 41 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Cuisinart Food Processor & Chopper, 8-Cup placed 6th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Food Chopper for a detailed review of all the top food choppers.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
2,221 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The reversible slicing and shredding discs are some of the standout features for this processor. This stylish and contemporary food processor also comes with chopping, dough, and slicing blades. Whether you are pureeing sauces and soups, grinding nuts, or making spreads you will love the incredible performance of this processor.
- Consumer Online Report
"I’ve found that the Cuisinart is almost a permanent resident on the countertop instead of in the cabinet where I had intended it to go.” And dozens of other reviewers agree that this is the ideal size for everyday tasks.
- New York Mag
This machine is a work horse. It will slice and dice up vegetables like nobody’s business. It is easy-to-use, easy-to-clean, and will satisfy your performance expectations at this price level. As Cuisinart has been making these for ages, I feel confident that this will last a long time.
- Your Better Kitchen
What experts didn't like
Has a center post that is not removable. When the work bowl is filled the liquid spills out during food processing. Has small feed tubes.
- Consumer Online Report

From The Manufacturer

The Cuisinart Elemental 11 Cup Food Processor lets you quickly and easily prepare large portions of ingredients for meals with minimum effort. The generous 11 cup work bowl, make this food processor the ultimate timesaver for your favorite dishes, making quick work of everything from chopping nuts and puréeing soup to slicing tomatoes and shredding cheese. Another time saver - the rubberized touchpad with Pulse control is wipe-clean and the removable parts are dishwasher safe! Features - 11 cup work bowl, patented BladeLock system, Easy-to-clean and removable parts are dishwasher safe - Convenient rubberized controls – High, Low, Off, and Pulse - 550-watt motor, powerful performance for everyday food prep tasks - Supreme wide mouth feed tube accommodates whole fruits and vegetables - Exclusive patent-pending SealTight Advantage system seals bowl and locks blade - Adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding disc – medium to fine and stainless steel chopping/mixing/dough blade

An Overview On Food Choppers

Unless you’re a professional chef, you probably don’t enjoy spending hours in the kitchen chopping vegetables. In a tech-driven era, it seems like there should be an easier way than simply slicing using a knife and cutting board.

Food choppers have been around for years, but previous iterations have produced soggy results. If you haven’t tried a food chopper in a while, you may not realize how far they’ve come. Today’s manufacturers use extra-sharp blades and sophisticated design to give your produce the same crisp cuts you’d get using a sharp knife.

Choosing the right food chopper can be a process. You’ll see several different design options, including those that confine all the food you’re chopping to a big bowl. Many choppers are made similar to a waffle or panini iron, with both the lid and base clamping together to chop the items between them.

Each design has its own benefits. A bowl design will contain everything in one place for easy cleanup, but a clamp design can be much more versatile. Instead of limiting yourself to only the items you can slip into the bowl, you’ll be able to slide large chunks of food inside. Some clamp-based choppers have a tray beneath to catch your chopped ingredients, keeping messes to a minimum.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you’ve ever watched a cooking show, you’ve probably noticed professionals have some techniques you haven’t yet used in your own kitchen. One of those techniques you should adopt immediately is to tuck your fingers back toward your palm while chopping to ensure your fingertips aren’t within reach of the knife. You’ll also get more control of the blade if you hold the knife at the base of the blade itself, rather than gripping the handle. When slicing items like carrots, it can help to keep the very tip of the blade steady on the cutting board, then rotate the rest of the knife at an angle. Make sure you curl your fingertips while you’re doing so to keep them safe.

The Food Chopper Buying Guide

  • Capacity can vary greatly from one chopper to the next. If you’re typically prepping meals for one or two people, a 1.5-cup version may do the trick. However, for larger households or entertaining friends, you may need a chopper that can handle four cups of ingredients or more.
  • The functionality of a chopper relies heavily on its blades. Many choppers use stainless steel blades due to their durability and rust-resistance. But it’s also important to ensure the blades are sharp from the start so they’ll be effective.
  • Many modern food choppers include interchangeable blades. That means instead of being limited to chopping onions and tomatoes, you can also slice hard fruits and vegetables or spiral slice for decoration. Some choppers even let you juice.
  • As always when working with blades, you’ll need to exercise extreme caution. Keep children away from it. You may also want to invest in gloves or finger guards if your chopper doesn’t come with them.
  • Some choppers are dishwasher-safe, which makes cleanup easy. If your chopper comes with a bowl that promotes being dishwasher-safe, make sure you place it on the top shelf of the dishwasher.