Black & Decker FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor Review – An Inexpensive And Efficient Solution

Black & Decker is one of my favorite brands, and they do make some of the best food processors on the market. This model is one of their budget friendly options.

Black Decker FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor review

Having said that (gosh I hate saying “having said that”), I have to say that, today, it’s more difficult to separate true quality from a waste of money.

I don’t like repeating myself, but I have to mention this part in most of my reviews these days – the overseas outsourcing.

Outsourcing is not bad per se – but there are good practices, and then there’s bad outsourcing. I know the exact locations that will keep the quality of the products, and I know the ones that might mess it up.

See more customer ratings on Amazon.

To simplify, nowadays I stick with these simple rules:

  1. I review products that are made in North America and Western Europe
  2. If I learn about somebody outsourcing, I only review product that are outsourced to locations that I know will keep the quality level
  3. I remove products that are outsourced to locations that might not maintain the quality

What does this mean for you?

It means that if you see a product on my website, the reviews for it are pure substance and still stand – so you can only see top notch stuff here.

Now that we got that out of the way, let me tell you how is this review going to work:

  1. We’ll list the specifications
  2. We’ll take a nice long look at what the fresh customer reviews are saying – both PROs and CONs
  3. I’ll do my best to explain what everything said means (in my resume)

The specifications of Black & Decker FP1600B:

  • powerful 450 W motor
  • designed for versatility…slicing, grating, mincing, chopping…
  • interlock design for extra safety
  • features a convenient cord storage
  • safe for use in a dishwasher…
  • steel chopping blade and shredding& slicing disc (reversible)
  • size: 11-2/7 x 7-4/5 x 15-2/3 “
  • 8 cups volume
  • It can sound like a lot of confusing terms before we see what the actual owners are saying. Let’s tend to that:

Pros

–¬†the positive¬†things the users had to say about the processor:

Black Decker FP1600B 8-Cup best Food Processor

  • nice wide tube, it’s great when you don’t have to pre-cut everything…
  • I bought this on a sale for a ridiculous price and didn’t expect much, maybe that’s why I’m so impressed by how good this BD is…this is my first review on Amazon, but I had to share…
  • I use it to make meals for my 6 dogs. Meat, fruits, vegetables, you name it…zero issues…
  • It sturdier than I thought by looking at the picture…
  • For the power it packs, it’s strangely cheap…
  • I am updating this review after 2 years of use…this thing works like a champ, just as good and fast as the day it arrived…
  • Great price….
  • Looks cute, it’s a central piece in my kitchen…
  • I was hesitant after reading some of the negative reviews. But now, I am so relieved that I jumped in and bought it, especially after struggling with those manual salad choppers that would brake within weeks, months at best…
  • One of my better investments this year, it spares so much time…
  • The cleaning is super easy, because even the part where the blades sit is detachable…
  • So cheap for the use I get out of it…will be updating this review to see how it passes the test of time…
  • Very precise and easy to follow instructions…7th grade level explanations…
  • crushes ice for margaritas like it’s butter…
  • very light…
  • so much easier to clean than a blender…
  • This is my second B&D, and it made me a lifetime fan of the brand…
  • great budget purchase…
  • you can buy it at Amazon.com

The CONs

– the negative things the users had to say about the processor:

  • this processor wouldn’t turn on out of the box…
  • I got it on sale but got the wrong blade…it can’t even fit…
  • I spent an hour just trying to put this thing together…

My reviews resume:

Great budget solution, that’s what this is.

And for a budget solution, it packs some serious power. From what I’ve seen, it works as good as food processors that cost many times over. Solid build, quality steel used on the blades, pretty compact but still a nice wide tube.

I always liked the simple German design, and it seems that they made an effort even with their lower-end products like this. Kudos for that.

The main CON that I am seeing is that it’s loud. Looking at the weight and the power, it probably is.

I had a similar issue with one of my previous food processor and I find that wrapping a cloth around the base of the processor cuts the noise at least in half since most of the noise comes from vibrations.

If the main issue is the noise, then for me, it’s a non issue. For the price, especially.

Smart buy anyway you look at it.

Black & Decker FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor Review
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Black & Decker FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor Review
The Good
  • Very precise and fast, same-sized pieces come out at the other end, which was not the case with my old Braun...
  • The suction cups at the bottom are just reasonable design, it just sticks and doesn't move an inch, which was a huge problem for me with my old processor...
  • Very kind and friendly customer service...
  • Great for 5 minute salads...
  • really easy to use...
The Bad
  • a little bit loud...
  • Efficiency
    10
  • Materials
    9
  • Durability
    9
  • Design
    8
  • Price
    9
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