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I'm a father of a child and am learning to cook better.

Could you pls explain the differences between a chopper and a food processor?

For example:

What should I buy if their functions are similar?

Thank you


Really the only difference between the 'chopper' and a food processor is the size - all that the Kenmore device is is a small food processor.

In my opinion, the only factor you really need to consider is the size of meals you will prepare.  If you are cooking for two or three, the small processor (chopper) should be fine for most things.  If you have a larger family, a larger food processor might be a good way to go.

Assuming that function/quality is similar, capacity and price are really your main points to consider.

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