Maybe you are the type of cook that believes you must have the most expensive kitchen appliances to do a great job cooking, but then again, maybe you are just not that picky. I for one have never thought I had to have the best of everything in order to be a great cook. After all, it's what goes into your meals that makes them great, not necessarily what you used to help you prepare them.
A great example is a food processor. While there are some very expensive ones out there, I opted for a less expensive processor that still meets my needs as a cook just fine. Since I don't try to do a lot of fancy prep anyway, the one I bought has just enough features to get the job done for me.
I only use my food processor occasionally and then only to chop or slice veggies or fruits. I chose a Hamilton Beach processor because it was good enough for my needs. The motor is only 450 watts, but since I now only cook for my husband and myself, that's plenty of power for me to process the amount of food I want to.
I found my food processor while reading reviews on Luxury of the Pharaohs. I will say, there were a lot more expensive brands listed that had great reviews. It could be that if you have a large family or plan to use a food processor almost everyday, you might consider choosing a more expensive product than I did.