A food processors heavy base is designed to provide stability while the appliance is in operation. The base housing unit should remain steady and firm while the motor or spinning discs/blades are operating. The base also typically contains the appliance’s power cord and control buttons like on/off and pulse.
A shaft that extends up from the base unit and motor which powers the blades and discs that fit on the shaft.
With most food processors an accompaniment of slicing/mixing blades are provided which normally slide over the shaft.
Normally fits onto the base unit and around the shaft. The work bowl, and thus the food processor size, usually ranges from 2 to about 13 cups of processed food.
Work Bowl Cover/Lid
This fits on top of the work bowl and keeps the processed food within the bowl whilst the motor and mixing/cutting blades are in use.
Feed Tube/Pusher Rod
This is where food/ liquids can be inserted into the work bowl safely whilst the machine is in use.