You love how easy your heavy-duty food processor makes meal prep duties. What you don't love? Having to haul the thing out, set it up, and clean it out when you're done. So more often than not, you end up hand-chopping onions or carrots rather than go through the whole process.
Consider this, though — you can buy a mini food processor to keep on hand for quick, little jobs (weeknight meals), and save your giant food processor for more involved jobs (ambitious weekend meals).
This KitchenAid version happens to by only $35!
That's right — a KitchenAid small appliance for just $35. And it doesn't sacrifice quality, either. With a 3.5-cup capacity, it's perfect for chopping up small-batch items in a snap, has a built-in pour spout for serving (we love using this guy for homemade salad dressings), and a small footprint for easy storage. Plus, it comes in 16 fun colors, which means there's sure to be an option that'll match your kitchen.
Not convinced? Read this: Why I Love My Mini Food Chopper (More than My Big Food Processor)