The food processor was invented by Pierre Verdon, whose Le Magi-Mix, a compact household version of his own earlier restaurant-scaled Robot-Coupe, was first exhibited in Paris in 1971. Carl Sontheimer, an American engineer and inventor, refined Verdon’s machines to produce the cuisine art. The widespread success of the Cuisinart following its exhibition in Chicago in 1973 led a number of other manufacturers to design competing models, and hundreds of thousands of food processors were sold in the late 1970s.
Food processors are of two basic types: those in which most of the work is done in a single bowl by a flat blade, and those fitted with many attachments. Standard accessories include a work bowl, lid, chopping blade, mixing blade, and disks for slicing and shredding.
Food processor is one of the greatest kitchen invention I think among many inventions. Finely chopping an ingredient, especially meat, takes a lot of effort and time. Even vegetables needs time to soften them with boiling water, and mashing it. The processor helped the chefs over the world to reduce their cooking time, with more efficient cooking procedures.
Me, a student at george brown chef school, am also thankful about this invention every time I cook using the processor. It save time, work, and makes the result more definite. How long would've it took if one was trying to make the same texture of blended meat with a chef's knife? I don't even want to imagine that. It sure is a great invention, and it still will be in many years.