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Cuisinart 3-Cup Mini Prep Plus Food Processor

Compact but powerful food processor is small enough for any countertop and comes in an array of fun colors. The Mini-Prep Plus features a bright, easy-clean plastic exterior and simple touchpad controls for coarse chop or fine grind. The stainless steel...Read More

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Description

Compact but powerful food processor is small enough for any countertop and comes in an array of fun colors. The Mini-Prep Plus features a bright, easy-clean plastic exterior and simple touchpad controls for coarse chop or fine grind. The stainless steel chopping blades are designed to save you time in the kitchen for years to come.

Set includes a convenient spatula and recipe booklet full of great ideas.

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  • Compact and powerful
  • Bright, easy-clean plastic exterior
  • Simple touchpad controls for coarse chop or fine grind
  • Stainless-steel chopping blades
  • Three-year limited warranty (5-year warranty on motor)
  • Bowl and blade are dishwasher safe
  • Made in China

Specifications Show

  • Material: Plastic, metal and Lexan (bowl)
  • Capacity: Three cups
  • Dimensions: 9" x 7" x 5"
  • Warranty: Three-year warranty, five-year for motor
  • Made in China

Care & Usage Show

  • Wipe clean base; bowl and blade dishwasher safe

What's In the box? Show

  • Includes spatula and recipe booklet

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Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Small appliance for small quantities
I've used these mini preps a few times during SLT classes. Often times recipes are cut in half and they worked fine for those small quantities. Unlike the large ones, they are easy to clean with just the bowl, lid and blade.

There are two very small holes in the lid for adding liquids but only use one at a time or your liquid has trouble entering the bowl. I will say, the lid is difficult to get a good grip of, especially when it gets dirty or wet.

All in all, this is a handy helper and I'm considering one for my home kitchen
April 9, 2014
Wonderful and practical
It is a wonderful tool. it grinds and chops everything, it is easy to clean and it does not take much space. It is supper easy to use and it is very durable. I use it on a daily basis and I have the same one for more than 4 years now
May 21, 2015
Love it, so handy
I just love this product had it for two years now. I use is just about for everything, to make salsa, grind oats to make flour and to chop veggies when needed. Very easy to use and clean, I take on vacation because is just the right size.
March 19, 2016
Good tool
I'm replacing older model w/this new one. It's great for small jobs.
June 1, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Worth its Counter Space
Bought it for small jobs, and it performs! Chops a single onion or small amount of garlic (2 cloves) into small, surprisingly uniform pieces with minimal stops to scrape down.

Safety lock operates easily.

Haven't tried grinding hard items yet.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
My best kitchen buddy in red <3!
I am a fan of Cuisinart products and i find its so easy to chop and grind produce with this. I use this to make my baby's food and its awesome. Its nicely chopped into a fine paste. i love this. Now I am a proud owner of a Cuisinart product !!
November 4, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Perfect little processor.
Love it love love it. It never leaves my counter top.
April 24, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great buy!
I have had this food processor for several years and it still works great! I love it for small things and if it ever gives out I'll buy another one immediately. If you're looking for a good small or starter food processor you can't go wrong with this one.
June 11, 2016
light and easy but not the best for liquid recipes!
Great processor for hummus, salad dressings, etc. but if you
have too much volume it will leak into the area that the blade
fits into. They should of added a washer or used a tighter seal. Strong blade, lightweight processor and very handy otherwise. I was going to return it, but it is very useful for many things, but not ones that are liquid beyond the designated volume line.
December 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Doesn't even work
Bought one. Didn't turn on at all, went back to exchange it, second one doesn't work either. Waste of time. If you decide to buy this have them test it in the store
November 3, 2013
 

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Why did you choose this?
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Replace one I have - I like this brand
Linda L on Apr 8, 2018
To replace my ancient original Mini Prep.
Gigi P on Mar 25, 2018
Replace one I have - I like this brand
Linda L on Apr 8, 2018
I have one and I wanted a backup. I mix my diabetic dog's food in it.
EVELYN W. P on Mar 27, 2018
To replace my ancient original Mini Prep.
Gigi P on Mar 25, 2018
i love the 3 year warranty
Linda B on Mar 21, 2018
Need to replace my OLD one
Jessica V on Mar 12, 2018
Loved my old one, replacing it.
Denise P on Feb 21, 2018
It's great for small jobs. Easier to pull out and set up than my large unit. My old one died after much use.
Beverly S on Feb 12, 2018
Replacement for old unit, excellent product, compact and well made.
MICHAEL M on Feb 12, 2018
I have one that's many years old and am replacing it
Roberta A on Feb 3, 2018
I needed a small processor for small amounts like nuts and sauces. Very easy to use and clean.
Nancy L on Jan 17, 2018
This is a very nice cooking assistant, will be very helpful for a young couple who appear to be interested in cooking from the gifts they chose.
Beverly L on Jan 8, 2018
I want it
Jennifer S on Dec 28, 2017
the size, easy clean up for smaller needs
Mira C on Dec 27, 2017
Needed a new small processor and I love red.
Paula F on Dec 17, 2017
thought that it would be a good gift for a downsized home
Rose Marie S on Dec 15, 2017
Wife wants.
Dave P on Dec 14, 2017
Needed one
Debra S on Dec 13, 2017
RED
KATHERINE R on Dec 12, 2017
i have one already. Perfect gift
sharlene m on Dec 11, 2017
Wedding gift
Pamela G on Dec 10, 2017
My wife wanted it.
Nicolas L on Dec 10, 2017
convenience bc small
Stacey C on Dec 10, 2017
Replacement
Mary Jane M on Dec 8, 2017
I have one as part of a mini processor and blender. I love it and wanted to gift it.
sandra b on Dec 8, 2017
My daughter needed something small that did not take up much space in a small kitchen
Judy R R on Dec 7, 2017
Convenience
Judith P on Dec 7, 2017
Wife wanted it.
Robert D on Dec 5, 2017
Saw this used in a cooking class. Perfect size for smaller amounts.
Marianne G on Dec 4, 2017
Good food processor
John S on Dec 1, 2017
I took a cooking class there not too long ago and saw how easy it is to use it and how much this little processor can do! I bought one that night and used it with my daughter to prepare our Thanksgiving meal. It was so awesome! Chopped carrots,crackers, walnuts and more! I am now buying two! One for each daughter.
Jacqueline G on Nov 29, 2017
I have a large food processor and wanted a mini one for small recipes.
Sarah C on Nov 29, 2017
the identical one in my kitchen, which I have used every day for years, has had it.
Mary F on Nov 27, 2017
I have one and my kids love to use it. They have borrowed it for a couple of parties and I always have to go get it.
Vicki A on Nov 24, 2017
for a gift for the holiday
jessica a on Nov 24, 2017
Many times I want to use a food processor but my full size one is too big...This provides a perfect second size
Judith A B on Nov 17, 2017
gift
JACQUELINE W on Nov 15, 2017
Cuisinart is known for superb kitchen appliances. I also like that it's available in various colors.
Lucille F on Nov 13, 2017
I needed a new one - my old one cracked and I use it frequently
melinda w on Nov 12, 2017
I bought this item as a thank you gift for my sister-in-law. She has a small trailer she uses for traveling and I thought this would be perfect. Small and space saver.
Robert W on Nov 10, 2017
I have one and love it.
Bobbi A on Nov 9, 2017
It is what she wanted.
DONALD V on Nov 6, 2017
Liked the larger size of my older smaller mini ; never use my large one.
karen h on Oct 19, 2017
I need it for the size and convenience.
Yolanda J on Oct 16, 2017
IT DOES A WONDERFUL JOB WITH MY SMALL PREP NEEDS WITHOUT THE CLEAN-UP OF A BIGGER UNIT.
Carol M on Oct 3, 2017
I have a large cuisinart that I love and wanted smaller one. Good brand name solid construction
VALERIE V on Oct 2, 2017
Good for hoping very small amounts. Works great.
Lorraine F on Sep 18, 2017
I use my Cuisinart Mini-Prep more often than my large Cuisinart. Easy to store and clean.
SUSAN L on Aug 29, 2017
Have had a mini chopper for years and used it all the time. After many, many uses the motor burned out and I needed to replace. It can't get here soon enough because I am lost without it!
Janet T on Aug 28, 2017
for small chopping jobs, have torn rotator cuff, hopefully this will help me to chop veggies
Mary A F on Aug 27, 2017
like size for herbs
Jean R on Aug 26, 2017
I have one and I wanted a backup. I mix my diabetic dog's food in it.
EVELYN W. P on Mar 27, 2018
i love the 3 year warranty
Linda B on Mar 21, 2018
Is this mini processor powerful enough to grind raw meat?
arbit on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this food processor cannot grind raw meat
Can I make tahini or/and hummus in this small food processor?
A shopper on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i have made hummus in my larger cuisinart, so i would assume absolutely yes! but i haven't tried that particular recipe in the 3 cup mini yet. i do love using the mini.
Is there a small cuisinart that will also slice and shred?
A shopper on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not that I am aware of. This one does great with chopping, grinding, mincing, etc. But it is just a knife blade, so no slicing!
Does this food processor have the capability to slice potatoes like in scalloped potatoes?
Trisha on Mar 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it's small and only chops or purees.
Does this processor have a tube for allowing slow oil flow into a salad dressing? I am trying to replace my Little Pro Plus which has been discontinued.
A shopper on Oct 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this processor does not. However, you could perhaps use a funnel and pour from this processor into the funnel for slow oil flow.

The product is great, but I wish it had a few other things:
1. A pointed end for which to pour, thus reducing mess.
2. An easier-to-clean blade/processor mechanism.
Can you chop peppers?
A shopper on Apr 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but not perfectly, and you will need to cut them in large pieces first, of course. I primarily use my mini food processor for chopping nuts, grinding spices, and emulsifying salad dressings--it is absolutely fantastic for this!
does this have a juicer attachment?
A shopper on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No juicer attachment. But the best tool in my kitchen. I use it all the time for salsas, humus, sauces. And to hide vegetables from my kids because it can chop the veggies really fine. Hope this helps.
are there replacement bowls for this ?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we ordered one from Amazon. They can also be purchased directly from Cuisinart. They are about $11 or $12.
Can this make cauliflower rice?
Kim P on Feb 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will chop up the cauliflower florets up fine so you can then transfer to pan to prepare the recipe according to directions. I have made the rice and it is delicious.
Can I make pie crust dough in this?
ROSSANA F on Oct 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Due to the small size I would say 'no'. Also, It is a chopper rather than a food processor and motor and blade are not designed for that type of use.
Does the processor grade cheese?
A shopper on Oct 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not exactly grate, but chop fairly well for firmer cheeses, not for softer cheeses. Keep the cheese refrigerated or frozen until you are ready to grate. Best to use device with grater blade or hand held unit for grating.
Will this grate raw carrots?
Nancy C on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes.........i have even grated caulifllower florets to make the rice.
HOW MANY WATTS IS THIS PROCESSOR? JUST PURCHASED CUISINART'S SMART STICK 2-SPEED HAND BLENDER AND IT IS 200 WATTS!
A shopper on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's 250 watts.
Model number please?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: DLC-2A
How is this at chopping nuts?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Works great.
 

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