Food processor capacity

I'm thinking of buying my mom a food processor for Mother's Day. She has never owned one, but I know she would love it (she's super-jealous of mine!). Problem is, she has a very small kitchen, which means highly limited counter and storage space. I don't anticipate her using one too much... it'd be used more for the small things and smaller batches of food—my hungry hungry brothers are grown-ups now.

Is a 3-cup processor too small to get the job done? Or do you think a 7-cup is the minimum size? How big is your food processor, and what would you recommend for someone in her situation?

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