The best food processor we’ve tested—remarkable new design makes it easier than ever to chop, slice, blend, shred and knead.
Landmark innovations include locking lid with rubber seal for splatter-free liquid processing, two nesting bowls with spouts and locking blades that won’t slip when pouring. Ten-year motor warranty, 3-year limited warranty. All parts dishwasher safe; wipe base clean. 12-cup capacity.
Care: All parts dishwasher safe, wipe base clean
Warranty: 10-year warranty on motor
Made in China
The best food processor we’ve tried.
Easier than ever to chop, slice, blend, shred and knead.
Locking lid with rubber seal for splatter-free liquid processing.
Two nesting bowls with spouts.
Adjustable blades that lock and won’t slip when pouring.
Julia Child let people in on the Cuisinart secret, and so did James Beard. They were among the first culinary experts to hail the food processor as a revolutionary kitchen appliance when it was introduced to America in 1973 by late Cuisinart founder Carl Sontheimer. They saw the food processor as a quick and easy way to make fine food and healthy dishes.
With the company under management from Conair Corporation since 1989, its legacy is alive and well. Today, Cuisinart is a universally recognized name, endorsed by culinary connoisseurs such as Jacques Pépin.
The prestigious Cuisinart brand is not limited to food processors. Plugged or unplugged, nobody covers the kitchen like Cuisinart. The company is a full kitchen resource with a wide array of products preferred by chefs and favored by consumers.
This food processor was given to me as a gift. It's very large and quite heavy but extremely powerful. I don't frequently use it because of its size and weight, but when I do, it's very fast and quiet. Once I used it to slice apples so I could bake apple chips, and it sliced through that apple like it was nothing! The blades that come with the product are very sharp (so be careful). If you need to chop large amounts of ingredients, this will certainly speed the process up
Why didn't I get one of these sooner! I just picked this up for holiday food prep help, and I love it. From celery, onions and apples to pie crust dough, this is making my life significantly easier. This version is much easier to use then previous versions. The two bowl sizes is really nice, and the sealing lid couldn't be easier...literally just align it and press down. Done! A must have in any cook's kitchen
I had an original Cuisinart for over 30 years, and loved it. When the base finally started to crack,but was still usable, I gave it to my daughter and bought this new model. It's annoying to have to plan exactly which bowl to use when, as the larger ones have to be in place to use the smaller ones. So if you goof, you can't use it without washing the bowl. Food splatters on the lower clean bowls, and also outside the machine. The top catches things like garlic, and it's hard to dislodge. It's also hard to clean. It's hard to scrape everything out of the bowl. Overall, I hardly use it, as it isn't worth the work. When my daughter got a new ""old-style"" Cuisinart for a wedding gift, I thanked her for returning mine, and will use it til it crumbles
While I can't say that others are incorrect about how easy this machine is to clean, but I have yet use a food processor that qualifies as easy to clean. The rubber gasket on the lid I find an improvement over other turn to lock designs, fewer places for food to get stuck making cleaning more difficult. It could have a better fit as the occasional bits get stuck between the gasket and the lid that require a toothpick to clean out. The nested 4 cup bowl adds the function of a mini chopper without owning and storing another machine, blades are included that fit the smaller bowl. Motor has performed well through slicing, chopping, making dough and homemade but butters
Other sites sell this model with 4 1/2 cup, 11 cup and 14 cup bowls. The first picture suggests this model includes all three, but the fifth suggests the 11 cup is not included. Also, the descriptions says ""two nesting bowls"" - is that two bowls that fit inside the large bowl, or two total that nest inside each other
A shopper on Mar 22, 2012
Best Answer:It comes with the 12 cup bowl and a 4 cup bowl that nests inside. To use the 4 cup it needs to be set into the 12 cup bowl for the machine to operate.The 3rd photo (currently) on the product page which has a smaller bowl, 4 blades and a spatula is the smaller 4 cup bow
I have a 14 cup Cuisinart Professional DLC 7M. I have a lot of blades and I wonder if they will work with this Elite 14 cut model?Thank you
A shopper on Mar 8, 2012
Best Answer:Based on what I could find in the DLC 7M I would say no, the method of attachment for the blade appears different. While it might be possible to use them it could result in injury, damage to the machine and possibly void your warranty.You could confirm with Cuisinart directly as they have the exact specs for your blade to confirm compatibility