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Cuisinart 11 Cup Food Processor

ReviewA perfective gift for new homemakers, the feed processor has become an integral share of progressed cooking, speeding up a multitude of processes, including kneading dough; slicing; chopping; shredding cheese, vegetables, and meat; mincing garlic and parsley; mixing batters; and emulsifying mayonnaise. Cuisinart’s Pro Custom comes with an 11-cup work bowl; five basic affixations for slicing, shredding, chopping, mixing, and kneading; and likewise features two feed-tube options, one big sufficient to handle a whole potato. This processor comes with a compact cover for use when the feed tube isn’t necessitated and a pulse control that allows the desired degree of fineness when chopping and puréeing. Remove the detachable stem for compact storage of discs. All the elements are dishwasher-safe and the motor base wipes clean. In addition, a custom-contoured spatula, a 50-page recipe booklet, and a 30-minute video designed to acquaint the new owner with the care and use of the feed processor are included. –Victoria Jenkins

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255 of 270 people found the following review helpful.
1Cuisinart DLC-8S is Shoddy Shadow of former Cuisinarts
By A
My 1987 DLC-7 is my 3rd Cuisinart. It has had each and everyday use and is worn and has a little problem. I ordered the DLC-8s only to find it cannot compare to my old machine even in it’s state of modern age and I am returning it. For example the cord is short and light weight. The bowl is genuinely smaller…11 cups is in truth an exaggeration. The motor is 5.2 amps equated with the 6 amps of the DLC-7 and the DLC-8S is lighter. The settling flaw nevertheless is the poorly designed switching arms on the feed tube. They are flimsy and an accident begging to happen. I am going to have my old machine repaired and look at the Kitchen Aid processors. Very sad to lose an great product.

208 of 220 humans found the following review helpful.
2Sad end to a noble name
By Joanna Daneman
Cuisinart is practically synonymous with feed processor. When the French were constructing them years ago, you couldn’t touch another blender, processor or kitchen appliance that would do more. But the manufacturer changed, and so did the Cuisinart.

My cuisinart bowl cracked at the base. To their credit, they did replace the bowls. Now the knives, the most critical part of the feed processor, are no longer the same.

In addition, if you do heavy breads (we like to do rye) you will find that the stem may overheat and the bowl may stick on it for a bit (until you figure out how to get it off, not easy, let me tell you.) I once even had the plastic dough blade stick onto the stem.

The bowl isn’t so easy to clean, either. I give it three stars because it still slices and dices with the greatest skill, but overall, I would not buy one again. Sad….

111 of 115 people found the following review helpful.
2This is not the Cuisinart you employed to know!
By Wiley
Times have changed and so has the parent company that sells and services your feed processor. The quality of materials and workmanship have gone downhill too!

My experience with the corporate machine was horrible. Days of long waits to talk to a client service rep…never remunerated off. Each time I called I was finally forwarded to a recorded message that explained that they were too busy and that I necessitated to leave my name and phone number. I never did get a call-back. Finally, after various attempts, I was capable to get past the firstborn phone queue and genuinely talked to a live person who took the data with regards to the condition of all the clear plastic parts on the processor. They were all gravely cracked and were not far from flying apart. It seems they knew of the problem and offered to replace the constituents on warranty. All I had to do was give them a credit card number to charge the shipping to. AND, not one thing would occur UNTIL I sent the old pieces back…again at MY expense.

I sent the elements back promptly, but they didn’t ship for another two weeks. And, here is the spotlight of the episode… The lid they sent was the faulty one. Another round of phone calls yielded a person that said that Cuisinart had not processed the substitute yet…a full two weeks after they were notified. I still have not received the lid and the processor is useless without it.

BEWARE! This company tries to trade their merchandise in the top-end of the price range, but their corporate client service system is as bad as it gets…at any price. You may do yourself a favor and shop for another brand. I’m looking at KitchenAid. Shucks, it can’t be any worse…and MAY be a much better experience over the long run.

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Cuisinart Food Processor Reviews

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With it is powerful motor, this commodious feed processor quickly and effortlessly slices, dices, chops, and purees, helping to reduce prep time in the kitchen. The appliance comes with a huge 9-cup work bowl that makes it easy to develop an entire meal from scratch. The unit’s extra-large one-piece feed tube accommodates whole fruits and vegetables and allows for ceaseless processing. Accessories include a stainless-steel medium slicing disc (4 mm), a stainless-steel shredding disc, a chopping/mixing blade, a dough blade, and a detachable disc stem, plus a plastic spatula, a recipe/instruction book, and a how-to DVD. The unit’s compact build means it will fit comfortably on any countertop, and it is brushed stainless finish adds a touch of elegance to any innovative kitchen. All removable constituents clean up without apparent effort by hand or in the dishwasher. The feed processor measures 9-1/2 by 7 by 13 inches and carries a three-year fixed warranty with a 10-year fixed warranty on the motor.

The Cuisinart® Premier Series 9-Cup Food Processor has all the elements of quality that Cuisinart is known for, including a powerful motor, the Supreme® Wide Mouth Feed Tube, and the longest warranty in the industry.

  • The Cuisinart Supreme Wide Mouth Feed Tube is perfective for slicing whole fruits and vegetables without precutting.

This feature, plus the capacity to use all of your existent Cuisinart distinguishing trait blades and discs, makes the Premier Series 9-Cup the select choice in feed processors.

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759 of 768 persons found the following review helpful.
5Does a great occupation with no hassle
By S. Albertini
I obviated feed processors in the past because the feed chute was always too small, the motor wasn’t up to the job, and they were a pain to clean. My fiancé purchased me this feed processor as a Christmas present. I’m pleased to say that we’re both impressed by it is appearance, thoughtful design, and performance.

The brushed stainless finish is beautiful and easy to wipe clean. The handle-in-front work bowl design is accessible to me (right-handed) and him (left-handed) equally. The machine doesn’t take up a big amount of counter space, and sits securely without “walking” or shimmying even when processing heavy foods.

The work bowl has a HUGE opening that primarily reduces pre-prep knife time. However, you are not stuck using the big opening all the time. The pusher has a littler round “sub-pusher” in it that provides a littler opening for keeping long vegetables upright or for adding liquids while in motion. The lid is secure but may be got rid of and substituted easily. Everything fits stably and securely on the motor base. Work bowl, lid, and pusher work together to make sure you are not exposed to sharp edges or flying feed (so long as you don’t stick your hand down the pusher opening). At 9 cups, the work bowl is the perfective size (7 cups is just scarcely too little for good processing, I’ve found).

The introductory thing I made with the processor was a turkey salad with leftovers from Christmas dinner. Big chunks of onion, celery, and green pepper chopped evenly in a few pulses using the S blade. Big chunks of cooked turkey chopped evenly and with no problems or difficulties without pureeing. The included spatula got all the feed out of the work bowl quickly without making a mess. I made homemade mayonnaise (successful my initial time ever with homemade mayo) according to the recipe in the documentation, and threw in galore herbs to mince while it was processing. I sliced a cucumber with the slicing disk and was startled how quickly it went through.

My fiancé walked in and said, “Wow, are you already done with that? I didn’t even listen you.” (The machine is quieter than my blender.) While I plated the salad, he washed the elements quickly with a soapy sponge and was astonished how easy it was.

It’s essential to recognise that this machine will take the same blades and affixations as the 7-cup version (the Prep 7, DLC-2007N). It doesn’t say that on Amazon’s or Cuisinart’s internetlocation or anyplace in the documentation, but it does mention in a hard-to-notice place on the side of the box that it uses 7-cup processor parts. The set includes a standard 4mm slicing disk and a medium shredding disk, but I’ve ordered the 2mm slicing and a fine grating disk and plan to order the egg whisk later.

EDIT: I received the two disk attachments, and they fit and work just like the disks that came in the box. This verifies that the affixations for the 7-cup model fit this 9-cup model too.

244 of 247 humans found the following review helpful.
4Good, solid, basic machine.
By Naomi Witzke
My basi undertake at purchasing a feed processor was to buy the $69.99 Oster. I did this because of the price. Predictably, it did not carry out well and I had to return it. Perhaps Oster does better with blenders, I don’t know. After doing further research, I was torn among KitchenAid and Cuisinart. There are hordes of loyal followers in each camp on this issue, and it was hard to choose based on reviews. I at last just went with Cuisinart, because it happened to be the model that my local store carried. In general, I’m happy with the product and would commend it to other home cooks. I’ve only had this appliance a few months, and I don’t use it each day. I in all likelihood use it once each couple weeks because it’s only my husband and me so I don’t cook for a crowd. I do love to prep a lot of feed and then freeze it in front because I’m a busy teacher, so the processor is a huge help with that. If it were not so heavy and posing no difficulty to clean, I’d in all likelihood use it more because this workhorse genuinely gets the occupation done fast. Here are my observations based on what I’ve done with it so far:

It is magnificent at:
Making breadcrumbs (both fresh and dried)
Mincing fresh herbs
Chopping/mincing raw and cooked meats (like whole chicken for chicken patties etc.)
Making salsa

Pretty Good/Could Be Better:
Shredding carrots, cheese (very quick and uniform, but galore gets stuck amidst the lid and the shredding disc)
Grating a wedge of Parmesan (I put little chunks of it in the bowl with the chopping blade, as it shows in the DVD demonstration – and the result was coarser than I expected. In the end it melted fine in the dish I was making (lasagna), but it just felt like coarse sand to me when I was finished processing it, rather than soft powdery flakes like you get when you use the fine holes on the box grater. Still, it sure was a heckuvalot rapidly and without delay than doing it by hand. I guess I’d do it again, as long as it was being added to a dish that would be cooked, like pasta. To make a pile of Parm to serve at the table or to add to breading, I would still use a handheld Microplane zester.)

Not Good:
Slicing green onion by the bunch (it pulled them beneath the lid rather than slicing)

Cleanup and Handling
It’s a little finicky to wash by hand, because there are nooks and crannies for stuff to get stuck in. So far with a little venture and a lot of strong jets of water to shoot into the cracks, I’ve been capable to get it clean. It MUST air-dry, because there’s no way to get a towel into the handle, where some water collects. If I had a dishwasher I think cleanup would be a breeze. So far I’ve only used it when I had a big occupation to do, because other than as supposed or expected it’s just more immediate to pull out the old cutting board and knife or the box grater. They’re having little impact to haul out and rapidly and without delay to clean. Speaking of which, this processor weighs in regards to 12 pounds empty, and in the summer the rubber feet tend to “suction” themselves onto whatsoever surface they’re sitting on. Not so easy to lift this baby down from on top of the fridge, I encountered – and I’m 5’9!. ‘ I would commend storing this at countertop level or lower, and then lifting with your knees to save your back and shoulders.

Final Comments:
I am happy with my buy and would buy another Cuisinart if this one ever dies. I wish it shredded things without pulling them sideways under the lid, but that’s my only complaint – and actually, it’s only a little amount that gets pulled under. In the end, I’d much rather use this processor to shred various pounds of cheese than to use the box grater. I would commend this size to a family of 4 and up – unless you’re like me, and you like to chop a bunch of stuff at once and then freeze or may it. Good product, decent price for what you get overall.

149 of 153 persons found the following review helpful.
5strongest motor of it is class
By A
We chose this model because we don’t want to move actually heavy appliances around on the countertop, but the mini-choppers are too little for our recipes. The 2007 weighs regarding 13 pounds and uses the same wattage motor and most of the same disks as the 11-cup model in this line, altho it lacks the extra slow-speed control button for dough processing, and it uses the old-style plastic dough blade. (In this size, it’s probably a pie-crust dough maker, not a bread dough maker, anyway.) It’s the greatest motor we found on a feed processor this size.

Good stuff:

Easy wipe-clean base–no crevices to catch food. Hurray!

Stable and comparatively quiet for the duration of use.

Easy top-rack dishwasher clean-up (power-saver no-heat drying)

Easy to add little (or liquid) ingredients for the duration of processing. Small inner pusher piece is removable, giving access to a little feed tube. There’s also a drip hole for liquids in the bottom of the little pusher piece.

Not so good stuff:

Very fiddly mechanism for locking down the workbowl before processing.

The big outer pusher piece, that goes into the main feed tube, has a metal rod that pushes down another rod on the lid, that pushes down another rod on the bowl, that ultimately pushes a control on the base.

If you have to remove the big pusher to add more big stuff to the bowl, the mechanism stops. Probably just as well, since a child’s hand could effortlessly fit through the huge main feed tube.

I do wonder how sturdy the locking mechanism will be in the long run, but so far, so good.

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Cuisinart Dlc-4chb

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289 of 294 persons found the following review helpful.
By Canthespam
Check out this video for a lot of great recipes and ideas.


I have a larger Cuisinart that sits on the shelf for months at a time and a 2 cup Black and Decker mini processor, which is just way too small, but I applied it for years anyway. I had seen this model on a lot of TV cooking shows, but had no idea what size or brand it was. Now I am recognizing my model in use closely everyday.

I not so long ago came throughout this 4 cup Cuisinart, rather by accident, and I utterly love it. I have employed it more in the last few weeks that I used the 2 cup in 6 months. It makes magnificent bread crumbs, fresh and dried, and just the right amount of salsa or tapenade in seconds. Yes, it does pulverize onions, but I watch it very closely and since they are an ingredient, not served by themselves, they work out fine.

Four cups is a good size and it has a lot of power. It’s easy to use and clean.

*** In response to the review where the motor passed from physical life after only a few uses … this happened to me the third or fourth time that I applied it – it just stopped working. Fortunately my husband was standing there and while I was having a fit, he plainly pushed the long plastic thing into the base to make the connection. I hadn’t pushed it in all the way. No problem after that and I now make sure it is inserted properly.

171 of 173 persons found the following review helpful.
3Has it is uses, but not rather as versatile as I’d hoped
By MacNevin
The Cuisinart 4-Cup Mini Prep is great for simple light-weight jobs like making salad dressing and chopping onions, but when I use it with heavier foods (like cooked spinach) I may smell the motor burning. So to keep away from motor burnout, I no longer use the Mini Prep to routine even little quantities of high-density foods – a use limitation I hadn’t anticipated.

Regarding capacity, keep in mind that even though the total volume held by the work bowl is 4 cups, you genuinely can’t work in batches much over 2 cups (less for arid items). If you exceed the batch limit, you’ll end up with a result that is over processed on the bottom and untouched on the top. The user manual likewise advises that to keep away from motor strain, the work bowl will have to never be filled more than two-thirds the way up the blade assemblage column. So in practice, the 4-cup work bowl translates to a best-case greatest or most complete or best possible of 2 cups end product.

I’d likewise like to point out that the motor casing for the Cuisinart Mini Prep listed here (model DLC-4CHB) is plastic with a faux stainless steel finish. When I purchased this product, I inferred from the item title that the casing was constructed of stainless steel. But if you look closely at the elaborate item description, you’ll see (as I came upon only after purchase!) that the construction is plastic made to look like stainless steel. And the plastic is beauteous flimsy at that, so just be conscious of what you are buying.

Bottom line: Would I buy this Mini Prep again? Probably not. For my needs, I think I’d look for something sturdier and more versatile. Do I think the Mini Prep is a finish train wreck? No, I use it for what it’s worth at least 4 times a week and I be grateful for how easy it is to clean. The crucial thing is to have a firm idea of how you want to use the Mini Prep prior to purchasing one. Want little batches of pesto, salsa or chopped onion? You’re good to go. Want to make smoothies or routine heavy and dense foods? You’ll need to look for something with dandier capacity and a more inviolable motor.

One final note on a lesson I learned the hard way…if when using the Mini Prep you systematically end up with onions that are pureed not chopped or nuts that are pulverized to dust, try alternating pulses amidst the Chop and Grind buttons. Alternating the two buttons moves the feed around the work bowl for a more even result.

142 of 143 people found the following review helpful.
5Little powerhouse!
By MKonis
I was 21 years old, wandering the William Sonoma store, keeping my gift certificate from Dad. I was totally lost. With little cognition or direction I stumbled upon this little feed processor. Honestly, I think I purchased it because I thought it was “cute”. But I’m so glad I did! Now 6 years later this little baby still earns the honor of being a “counter-top” appliance. The Mini-prep has a sharp blade for quick and even chopping. It’s perfective for little batches of pesto or hummos. I use it to grate onion, carrot and cheese and to make a quick smoothie for one. It’s little and easy to clean, which I utterly love. It gets far more use than my huge guy and after 6 years it works as well as the day I purchased it. A great buy!

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