Help needed! (kitchen appliance question)

posted 2 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
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3044 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My mom has had two cuisinart food processors and loves them. One lasted over 20 years, latest one is about 10 years old at this point. It is still powerful and useful!

Post # 3
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Kitchen aide and Cuisinart are two good ones. I have a Cuisinart that I have used the crap out of for more than 15 years. It was my first big kitchen purchase when I moved out. It’s a workhorse and we’ll worth the extra money. A few years ago an attachment connection broke, I emailed Cuisinart to order a new one, and they sent me one free of charge. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I work at a kitchen store and our most popular food processor is the Cuisinart. There’s a few different styles and sizes but they’re all really good, durable, fast, and come with a good warranty. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

I’ve had a Cuisinart for about 18 months. It’s huge and heavy but I love it to death, it’s mostly used for chopping onions, blending soups and making hummus at the moment, but hopefully it will see me through making baby food etc. I really want to be that person recommending Cuisinart in 10-20 years time. Not cheap! I believe Magimix is also a popular brand, but that was a couple of $100 outside my pricerange.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

True story: until I was about 10 I was CONVINCED that cuisinart meant food processor the same way Kleenex means tissue!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a kitchenaid, and while I do love it, I would say go with Cuisinart.  My kitchenaid works well, is powerful and looks nice (it was a gift from my hubby), but there are some functionality issues that bother me…such as a gap near the bowl lid that is large enough to get food chunks stuck it in it every time i use it, but small enough to be a pain in the a$$ to clean it out. 

Where I am, both machines cost the same amount (approx. $400), so I would definitely go with a cuisinart if given the option.

Post # 9
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

daughterdearest:  I have an 11 cup. If you get it, I suggest getting the extra blade and disk holder. It saves them from getting dinged up in drawers plus it is nice to have them organized and handy.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cuisninart hands down. I love mine and just it for about everything. 

Post # 12
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357 posts
Helper bee

I have a cuisinart, but I don’t even use it anymore now that I have a Vitamix (which I HIGHLY recommend!)

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

I have the 14 cup Cuisinart.  It takes up approximately the same real estate in the cabinet or counter, but IMO is a much more versatile size than the 11. Remember that  liquids can’t go higher than approximately  1/4-1/3 of the bowl.  With the 11 cup you will tend to  overflow or end up  making a recipe in two batches. I thought the 14 cup  might be too big for doing smaller recipes, but it isn’t at all. 

The Vitamix doesn’t slice or chop, and the Cuisinart doesn’t pulverize ice or make soup.  I don’t consider the two appliances interchangeable at all.  

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  weddingmaven.
Post # 15
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Helper bee

daughterdearest:  Yes it can.  I use mine to make green juice, nut butter, salsa, soups, marinade, hummus, grind coffee, ect…

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