When it comes to KitchenAid, there's no shortage of bright, fun colors to choose from. If you're willing to go a bit more staid (or super bold), you should get in on this deal: Originally $50, the Contour Silver and Empire Red mini food processors are currently only $30 on Amazon.
Mini food processors are great alternatives to their full-sized counterparts. (One of our editors has even written about how she not-so-secretly prefers the mini version.) For one: If you have limited counter space (or prefer clear counters), they're much, much easier to wrangle in and out of cabinets.
It can also live on the counter full-time if you need it to. And this KitchenAid version has a sleek, compact design — even the cord can be wrapped around the base, further reducing clutter.
More about this particular model: The two blades are perfect for small jobs from chopping all the way to puréeing. A pulse operation gives you the option for more precise control. And small details also set it apart from other mini food processors. Namely, a pour spout, which allows you to easily dispense any sauces you may have just blended up. Plus, the handle will feel like it was practically designed for your hand. Once you're done, the bowl, lid, and blade are all dishwasher-safe.
On sale for $30 in the silver and red color options, it's a better bargain than some less design-forward models. That said, if color is your biggest motivation, there are endless options between $30 and $50 to choose from, though some are from third-party retailers.
Need some inspiration for your first recipe? Check out our recipe for one-ingredient banana ice cream perfect for a mini food processor.