Tried & Tested

On trial: Sage’s Paradice 9™ food processor

On trial: Sage’s Paradice 9™ food processor
This article is part of a paid-for partnership with Sage
Olivia Adams,-Senior Editor

Yes, Chef! Small yet mighty, this new food processor promises to make you a whizz in the kitchen 

I love to cook, but my kitchen is far from professional and I find fancy kitchen equipment intimidating. I also rent a small flat in south west London. The landlords, Australian, prioritised fitting two large wine fridges over drawers for cutlery. I respect them when I’m hosting and judge them when I’m feeling for a fork in a cupboard.

The small space means I am potentially the perfect person to test the brand-new food processor from Sage (an award-winning kitchen appliance brand with over 40 years of food processor innovation), because the Paradice 9™ is small enough to live on my kitchen countertop but powerful enough to take precision dicing to the next level and enhance my cooking credentials. And in all honesty, if it was too big and I had to store it in a cupboard I’d probably never use it (out of sight, out of mind).

This is my first step into the world of food processors, so let’s get into it.  

On trial: SAGE Paradice 9
The Paradice 9™ makes your food prep professional

What is the Paradice 9™?

It’s Sage’s most compact food processor to date. It’s called the Paradice 9™ because the bowl in the middle holds up to 9 cups of ingredients, so it’s still big enough to serve a family while looking chic and not hogging counter space.

On trial: SAGE Paradice 9
On trial: SAGE Paradice 9
On trial: SAGE Paradice 9

Homemade burgers, as easy as 1, 2, 3

Why is it special?

The powerful induction motor is housed in stainless steel, which keeps it super quiet, and my downstairs neighbours super happy. Even better, it has a 30-year warranty, so you can buy with confidence and trust that it’s going to last you a very, very long time.

The wide feed chute allows for all sizes of produce to be used without the need to cut into smaller pieces beforehand – so no prep before you prep! And the storage caddy is colour coded, so you know exactly where to return the accessories when it’s time to tidy away.

Sage Paradice 9

What accessories does the Paradice 9™ come with?

  1. Dicing blade (to be used with the dicing grid for dicing in cubes)
  2. Dicing grid (to be used with the dicing blade for dicing in cubes)
  3. Dough blade (soft material blade for kneading dough – also great for whisking mayonnaise or meringue) 
  4. S-Blade™ (a premium stainless steel blade for swiftly chopping, mixing and blending ingredients – for example meat to make burgers) 
  5. Reversible shredder (use one side of the disc for fine shredding and the other for coarse shredding) 
  6. Adjustable slicer (it’s able to slice from 0.3mm - 5.0mm thick)

Additional accessories (not pictured) include:

  • A dicing cleaner to clean the dicing grid
  • A main spindle which attaches to the blades or discs
  • A dicing gearbox to use with the dicing kit 
  • A caddy to store all the accessories

Also included:

  • A 2-in1 wide feed chute (one large 120mm and one small 70mm)
  • A BPA-free plastic bowl
On trial: SAGE Paradice 9
On trial: SAGE Paradice 9

The small size and thoughtful design makes it perfect for urban kitchens 

Essential mayo recipe

Essential mayo recipe

Prep 10 minutes Total time 10 minutes Makes 450g
Ingredients 4 large egg yolks 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp Dijon mustard ¼ tsp coarse salt 375ml vegetable oil, or any neutral oil (I used extra virgin olive oil)

Essential mayo recipe

1. Carefully assemble the processor with the grey spindle and green S-blade in the bowl. Add the egg yolks, vinegar, mustard and salt and process for 1 minute, or until light and airy. Remove the food pusher and while processing, slowly drizzle in the oil until the mixture emulsifies and thickens.
2. Creamy, dreamy and ready to go. Bake some potatoes, shred some slaw or add crushed garlic for a special aioli. If you can’t decide, pop your essential mayo into an airtight container...label, date and stick in the fridge! It’ll keep for 3 days, but seriously, those egg salad sandwiches are calling.

Tip: If the mayonnaise begins to look slightly split, add a tablespoon of cold water.

On trial: SAGE Paradice 9

Homemade mayonnaise brought to life

The verdict: is the Paradice 9™ worth it?

My new secret weapon, this new food processor is a beautiful bit of kit that’s built to last. 

I’ll admit, there are a lot of accessories and it does take time to feel confident with assembling them, and recognising which tool is best for the job. But I like knowing exactly what’s in my food (there are no nasties in my mayo), and the Paradice 9™ has allowed me to create expert meals (and then I whack all the components in the dishwasher). 

Priced at £299.95, I believe this is the best premium and accessible food processor out there. I love that it’s available in three colours (Brushed Stainless Steel, Black Truffle and Sea Salt) to suit your kitchen personality, and I feel this is proof that good things really do come in small packages.

4.5 stars

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