KitchenAid KFC3516ER Food Chopper, 3.5-Cup

Last updated: August 5, 2023

The KitchenAid Food Chopper, 3.5-Cup is designed to do more than chop foods and vegetables. You'll get two different speeds and a pulse button to let you get the results you like. It comes in a wide range of color options so that you can find the chopper that fits your own decor.

We looked at the top Food Choppers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Food Chopper you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you like to create sauces and dressings, the KitchenAid Food Chopper, 3.5-Cup can handle the task, including a spout for easy pouring.

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the KitchenAid Food Chopper, 3.5-Cup placed 6th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor This compact and lightweight 3.5 cup Mini Food Processor is ideal for every day use – whether you want to eat healthier, be more creative, or just save time on meal prep. Features Convenient Work Bowl Quick creations and everyday meal prep are made easy with a 3.5 cup work bowl that features a locking blade, handle and pour spout for easy serving. Stainless Steel Blade The uniquely designed stainless steel blade precisely chops and purees, and locks in place for convenient pouring. Precise Control 2 speeds and Pulse operation give you precise control to produce coarse or fine results – ideal for anything from creating a chunky pico de gallo, a creamy hummus, smooth sauce or tasty dressing. BPA-Free BPA-free work bowl.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Highly praised for its reverse spiral action blade, which ensures uniform chopping among a wide range of food types. Comes in a range of attractive colors.
As mentioned this food processor is lightweight and compact. Its size makes it perfect for countertops with its design and color compliment almost any interior kitchen decor. This makes the processor great for quick chopping of ingredients, preparation of sauces and dressings, etc.
It takes up almost no space on the countertop if you should choose to leave it out. I like it for quick processing jobs – because it is so quick to use and easy to clean up, but I would also recommend it for someone with a small kitchen.
Though small, it doesn't compromise on performance. Takes up almost no counter space. Come in 16 fun colors.
It chopped vegetables more evenly than the other mini models we tested. On top of that, its handled jar with push-button activation was the most convenient to use. And this KitchenAid is a great option for people who don’t want to invest in a $200 machine

What reviewers didn't like

It's loud, even for a food chopper.
Has a non-tapering base which makes it difficult for people with small hands to grasp.
The only thing that I didn’t like about the processor is that it is a little tricky to get the bowl unlocked from the base.
Only comes with a chopping blase, so you won't be able to slice.
You can’t knead dough or shred ingredients in it.
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