Yes, you can use your Vitamix to do some food processor tasks. You can do some chopping and mixing, but cannot do any slicing.
Specifically, here’s what you can and cannot do.
Your Vitamix can coarse-chop like a food processor.
Vitamix blenders, especially with a low-profile 64-ounce container, are great at coarse chopping. Hard vegetables work best, ones like:
We use our Vitamix as a food processor to make our detox salad. With it, the job is quick and easy.
Your Vitamix can mix like a food processor.
Mixing and combining with your Vitamix works great. Some examples:
- Burgers patties
- Batters for baked goods (like our fudgy black bean brownies)
- No-bake cookie balls (like our blueberry cookie balls)
- Dips (like our muhammara)
Another fun one: making pulled jackfruit for jackfruit tacos.
And one more I just thought of: chickpea tuna!
Your Vitamix cannot slice like a food processor.
The Vitamix’s blade is laser cut. So out-of-the-box, it’s not sharp at all.
As such, your Vitamix cannot slice like a food processor can.
So can the Vitamix replace a food processor?
In our home, we do not have a food processor. So we use our Vitamix for all of the food processor tasks it’s able to do.
When we need something sliced, we use a simple julienne peeler or the fancy Mandoline tool we got as a wedding gift.
Of course, some people want both a Vitamix and a food processor. For them, we recommend this one.
And naturally, you might be wondering if you need a Vitamix when you already have a food processor.
A food processor cannot do most of what a Vitamix does best.
The Vitamix, like a food processor, has a range of things it does well. But the overlap between the two is small.
The Vitamix is (a bit or infinitely) better than a food processor at making most of our recipes:
- Nut butters
- Hot soups
- Ice cream
It just can’t slice.
More questions? Leave a comment or contact us. 🙂
Related and recommended:
Certified Reconditioned Vitamix Blenders: Why They’re Awesome
Video tutorial: LINY Detox Salad (the bliss point!)
Hoe how exactly do you course chop please.
Linda Purl -
Hello, can you provide the name of the recommended food processor
If I have a Vitamix blender (A3500) and Vitamix food processor, why would I need a Vitamix immersion blender? (question my adult daughter is asking me)
It is a quick and easy way to blend things like homemade soup, etc. It can be handy, easy to use, easy to clean and doesn’t take up much storage room. I really like mine.
Do you think it could mix a batch of seitan? I was thinking this might be too much to ask of the blender.
Hi, can you provide the name of the recommended food processor above (the one with the single asterisk; there’s no link when viewed on my device). I already own a Vitamix S but do find a few things where a food processor would come in handy. Sure do hope like the rest of everyone they come out with an attachment, and for the S, too 🙂
Thanks for your site, appreciated it a lot!
Lenny Gale -
My mom would like to add that she “uses her Vitamix as a food processor all the time to make egg salad and other things like that.” Thanks, Mah.
Michael Jones -
Dear Lenny and Shalva,
When I bought my Vitamix about 6 months ago, I heard talk from you guys that there might be a new food processor attachment/accessory coming out soon. Do you know if that is still in the works? I would be interested in that.
Thanks for your help and for all the great work you guys do!
Lenny Gale -
All we can say is that there should be some new opportunities for Vitamix owners fairly soon and that we’ll send updates as soon as we get them to our newsletter.
Not ideal, I know. But hopefully you can understand that we’ll be sharing news as soon as we have it and can.
I don’t think, however, I’m bound against saying the following: many people have been asking about this and I’m hopeful there’s something like it soon. 🙂