The food processor is one of our favorite kitchen appliances at The Kitchn. Whether you need a full-size version to make pie crust or you can get by with a mini-chopper for whipping up small batches of pesto or hummus, it's an indispensable tool.
But what happens if your budget doesn't allow for the top-of-the-line food processor? Good news — there are plenty of budget versions available, and many of them are from brands we know and trust. Here are eight options, ranging in size from 1 1/2 cups to 8 cups, all for under $50.