food processor cuisinart
food processor cuisinart

The Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor has been setting the standard for years. It has sleek looks and it’s strong as an ox. It’s sturdy, razor sharp, and can tackle a wide variety of kitchen tasks with ease. I got the 7-cup version as a wedding present years ago and I loved it. Upsizing to the 14-cup version is a real treat. This is an investment in a major time saver so click here to get it at the best price.

When you scroll down you’ll see my FULL REPORT. It includes everything you should be looking for in a food processor as well as all the details you need know about this fantastic unit. I’ll show you why Cuisinart hit a home run with this food processor, but first, I’m gonna share the best deals on Cuisinart’s best food processors – I’ve found the hottest discounts – and they’re at Amazon and Target!

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Amazon Price: $199.99 (as of June 25, 2017 8:45 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
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Amazon Price: $85.76 (as of June 25, 2017 8:45 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

NICE PRICE! They love this one at Amazon. Great reviews and you can't beat this deal.


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GREAT DEAL - If you really need to keep it minimal, this is the food processor for you.


Amazon Price: $48.00 $37.90 You save: $10.10 (21%) (as of June 25, 2017 8:45 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
PERFECT ADD ON! Safely store your blades and discs in this compact holder.

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Mariano’s Report On What You Want In A Food Processor

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It’s got to be able to handle lots of chopping, processing, and shredding. It should be able to do everything from kneading pizza dough, combining butter or fat into pie crust, chopping up meat to make burgers, whipping up mayonnaise or puree to make dips. You want power and precision. Chopping consistency – same size results, not mush mixed with big chunks. The base should be solid and stay put on the counter while running. On top of that you want a motor that gets the job done quickly and cleanly – or why use a food processor at all, right? The Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor scores high across the board.

Take a look at this video by America’s Test Kitchen. These guys are great with product testing as you’ll see.

Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor – A Closer Look

First off, other than the metal parts, it’s made of ABS plastic that’s BPA free. Nice to know since the food inside is going to be in contact with it. The design is a modern classic, especially in stainless steel. They kept the functionality simple, which I really like. There are two nice big flippers on the front to turn it on pulse or continuous. Nice and easy. I don’t like a whole lots of buttons and setting on a food processor. It’s over-thinking. This is a straight forward device.

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Pulse
This is a major plus of the Cuisinart Food Processor. It gives you a lot of control. A short pulse is better than a long one. If the motor keeps running, you don’t have control of how the product is coming out. It also helps toss the contents around more every time you start and stop. The Cuisinart only runs for as long as you press the switch. Some food processors keep going for a couple of seconds and that’s no good. You end up with over processed food or bits that never get circulated to the bottom where the blades are.

Blade Placement
You want to check out the distance between the blades and the bottom and sides of the bowl. The Cuisinart has very small gaps. That makes sure the food has the best chance of coming into the path of the blade rather than getting stuck to the side or bottom.

cuisinart 7 cup food processor

Feed Tube

There’s two size options for feeding food into the machine. You can use the small one if you’re just looking to drizzle oil into an emulsification. The big one is large enough to fit a whole potato.

cuisinart 7 cup food processor

Capacity

Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor

This is the recommended work bowl capacity for various foods.
FoodsCapacity
Chopped and Pureed Fruit and Vegetables3 cups
Chopped or Pureed Meat, Poulrty, Fish or Seafood2-1/4 pounds
Bread Dough3 pounds (6 cups flour, yielding two 1-1/2 pound loaves
Nuts for Nut Butter3 cups
Sliced or Shredded Fruit, Cheese, or Vegetables14 cups
Cake Batter4 pounds (5 8-inch layers)
Cookie Dough3-1/2 pounds (90 cookies)

Chopping and Shredding
This Cuisinart food processor is great at shredding. Cheese, carrots, onions. It cuts cleanly and leaves little to nothing behind. It does a great job at slicing, too. Potatoes get chopped down in a heartbeat – and at a consistent thickness.

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Blade Sharpness

This is an easy one to tell. If the blades are dull, they tend to make spattering inside the bowl because the juices inside the food are coming out. Sharp blades cut clean and leave the juices where they belong. Whether it’s something hard like a potato or delicate as a tomato, the Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor has blades that slice clean and consistent. Your bowl will be pretty much dry, too.

cuisinart custom 14-cup food processor

Mixing
You want to be able to make a pie crust without having plumes of flour coming out of your machine. You also don’t want the flour to get stuck in the lid. The Cuisinart mixes a batch of pie crust cleanly and thoroughly. I haven’t gotten into the whole homemade pizza thing yet, but I’ve seen plenty of sources talk about making pizza dough in this thing. That’s a heavy duty job and it shows the power of the Cuisinart’s motor.

Puree/Sauce
The ultimate test of a food processor’s spatial design is making mayonnaise. Some manufacturers use a mini bowl attachment because the standard blade placement doesn’t get close enough to the sides and bottom. They just spin around not even coming in contact with smaller amounts of food like you’d use to make mayo. The Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor can do a two yolk mayo in its regular bowl with no problem.

cuisinart custom 14-cup food processor

Blending
When you’re trying to blend some tomatoes for a pasta sauce or soup, the last you want is to have a leaking mess on your hands – and all over your counter! This unit has a solid seal at the lid. You shouldn’t have a drop coming out.

cuisinart custom 14-cup food processor

Clean Up
It has a clean interior that wipes up with ease. It’s got it’s nooks and crannies like all food processors do. The plus side is everything but the base are dishwasher safe and the plastic is solid – this ain’t gonna warp on you.

Here’s a nice demo vid from Cuisinart.

Tech Specs
Has a variety of voltages and frequencies. All are indicated on the base of the machine.

Product Support
It comes with a limited 3 year warranty. If it does break down and you have to send it to the manufacturer, you have to include a rather annoying $10.00 for shipping and handling – unless you happen to live in California in which case you only need proof of purchase and to call in for shipping instructions.

What’s In The Box
Dough blade
Chopping/mixing blade
Medium shredding disc
4mm slicing disc
Stem adaptor for discs
Small and large pushers
Cover with extra large feed tube
14-cup work bowl
Spatula
Housing base
Manual
Cook book

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Final Thoughts
This is the food processor. From its solid construction and clean design to it’s power and precision, I love this Cuisinart Food Processor. It comes with 3 metal and 1 dough blade. They cover pretty much everything you’re likely to need a food processor for. If they don’t Cuisinart also has some specialty blades you can order directly from them. I hope I’ve helped you feel more confident about your choice. The 14-Cup is the one for me, but you can always scroll down and check out some other sizes and styles. I’ve found the best prices on all of them!

Mariano Says
This is one you won’t regret – Mariano

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Amazon Price: $199.99 (as of June 25, 2017 8:45 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
FREE SHIPPING - It's the gold standard of food processors.

See Price At Target!
Amazon Price: N/A (as of June 25, 2017 8:45 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

RIGHT SIZE, RIGHT PRICE - A bump up in capacity from the 7-cup machine without breaking the bank. FREE SHIPPING!


See Price At Target!
Amazon Price: $85.76 (as of June 25, 2017 8:45 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

NICE PRICE! They love this one at Amazon. Great reviews and you can't beat this deal.


Amazon Price: N/A (as of June 25, 2017 8:45 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

GREAT DEAL - If you really need to keep it minimal, this is the food processor for you.


Amazon Price: $48.00 $37.90 You save: $10.10 (21%) (as of June 25, 2017 8:45 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
PERFECT ADD ON! Safely store your blades and discs in this compact holder.

US FlagHot DealAmazon.com The New Food Processor Bible Cookbook

US FlagHot DealAmazon.com 650 Best Food Processor Recipes Cookbook

If you want to know even more about food processors just click the links below:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_processor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisinart
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/dining/15mini.html
http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/food-processor.html