Cuisinart Food Processor Reviews
The food processor is simple in design. A spinning blade mounted in a cylindrical mixing vessel chops, or “processes” food inserted through the lid-mounted chute. The base contains the motor and controls, and sits securely on your counter with rubber feet. These days, food processors for the home are available in a variety of sizes, from large, almost commercial models to tiny units no bigger than a travel mug. Many come with a selection of blades to handle a variety of tasks. Chopping, slicing, shredding as well as mixing and pureeing jobs. There are attachments for kneading dough and stirring thick mixtures more effectively than a blender could handle.
The Cuisinart Food Processor was the brainchild of Carl Sontheimer, a retired engineer and physicist with a love of cooking. After witnessing the demonstration of a commercial food processing machine in France, he returned to America determined to manufacture a home version of the machine. The Cuisinart Food Processor made its debut in Chicago in 1973. This product, which was familiar to restaurant cooks but never before available in a size suited for home use, proved to be very popular due to its versatility and range of functions.
Food Processor Product Line
Although the Cuisinart Corporation has grown to embrace the manufacture of a variety of kitchen appliances, the food processor is still the flagship of their product line. There are currently around two dozen models available from Cuisinart, encompassing many styles and sizes for the home cook.
- Extra large – The big daddy of the Cuisinart line is the DLC-X Plus food Processor. This has a 20 cup bowl and is rated for commercial use with a price to match.
- Large – The PowerPrep models feature 14 cup bowls and features such as touchpad controls and streamlined design.
- Medium – The Original and the Pro Classic line have a 7 cup bowl, extra large feed tubes and many features for maximum versatility for everyday use. A bit larger is the Prep 9 Processor, with a- you guessed it -9 cup bowl.
- Small – Among the compact processors are the Mini-Prep and its smaller cousin the Mini-Mate. These are good for grinding herbs or garlic, pureeing baby food, anything you need a small quantity of, quickly chopped.
Where to Buy
11 Cup White DLC-2011N
The new and improved Cuisinart Prep Plus 11-Cup Food Processor has been keeping steady on top of the best-sellers' lists for quite a while. Is this because it's a quality product, or because there are a lot of places to find it on sale now... or both?
I'd say: both.
It's not ...
Bread Dough Mixer | 7 Cup DLC-5BK
Excelling at some common food processing jobs like kneading bread dough and slicing fruits and vegetables, the Cuisinart DLC-5BK Food Processor falls short in other areas. The rated capacity of seven cups is not an accurate working volume -- three cups of liquid is the maximum working load.
Although the useful ...
Grater Chopper 3 Cup DFP-3
If you doubt at all the speed and ability of a food processor, try a little race at home. Time yourself slicing, chopping, or shredding with your best knife, and then run the same item through the Cuisinart. Not only is it faster, you will notice that the pieces come ...
Electric Red Prep 11 Plus DLC-2011
With a powerful 600-watt motor and interchangeable processing disc blades, the Cuisinart Prep 11 is backed up by company claims that parts are virtually unbreakable and even tough jobs like mixing and kneading bread dough are within its range. The eleven-cup capacity of the blender pitcher implies the ...
Electric 4 Cup DLC-4CHB
The four-cup capacity Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus is a handy alternative to a full-sized blender, with enough power for small jobs and easy-to-clean features that will give it more use. The Mini-Prep will grind as well as chop dry ingredients, and has push button controls plus automatic reversal for ...
Handheld Electric Chopper HFP-300
The PrepExpress is made to operate in three ways- hold it in your hand, set over your pan or bowl, or set it on the counter. The device comes with three stainless steel cutting drums: a slicing, a shredding, and a grating or fine shredding drum. The food chamber, pusher, and drums ...
Brushed Chrome DLC-2011BCN
The Prep 11 Plus from Cuisinart features a massive 11 cup Lexan bowl which is dishwasher safe, practically shatterproof, and able to be exposed to heat or cold. This is a full size processor with six hundred watts of power. The new extra large feed tube (two and a ...
Stand Mixer Accessory SM-FP
The Cuisinart Food Processor Attachment fits the Cuisinart stand mixer and provides a three cup capacity bowl with a large feed tube to fit all your food selections. With the stainless steel blade, you can chop, puree, or mix. The included reversible slicing/shredding disc can be used to slice veggies and shred ...
Kitchen Brushed Stainless 9 Cup DLC-2009CHB
With the Cuisinart Prep 9, the nine refers to the well sized nine cup Lexan work bowl. Feed tubes can be the make or break point on a good processor. This one has an oversized chute which accommodates full sized, whole fruits or vegetables that can be fed continuously into ...
Kitchen 11 Cup White
Cuisinart, the originator of the modern food processor, has so many different models of the same machine available today, they need someone in marketing to just say "enough already!" Currently there are more than twelve varieties available on their website.
Case in point, this model -- the Pro Custom 11. The ...
Kitchen 14 Cup Brushed Stainless Steel DFP-14BCN
This is the latest incarnation of the flagship food processor from Cuisinart. No streamlined euro-looks, no sophisticated controls, just a beefy food processing machine, now wearing a new suit of brushed stainless steel.
I believe the reason this model of food processor is still so popular is because Cuisinart gained our trust since ...
The Cuisinart SmartPower Duet five hundred watt blender gives you all the power you'll need to shred, slice, mix, chop, and liquefy. It also doubles as a three cup food processor. Crush ice at the touch of a button. Pulse at any speed with one simple touch.
The chopping blade is made from stainless ...
Duet Food Processor w/ Blender BFP-10CH
If nothing else, the Cuisinart PowerBlend Duet Blender and Food Processor looks sharp. Its chrome base sparkles.
How long that polished chrome will shine depends entirely on how often you use the machine, And, of course, how often you wipe clean the chrome base and its easy-to-use LED indicator.
But it ...
It all comes down to perspective. Which is more important to you: time-saving tools or the feel of dough in your hands? Do you have a dream set of knives that make slicing, dicing, and chopping a breeze or would you be better off with a machine that does it ...
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