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Does a great job with no hassle,
This review is from: Cuisinart DLC-2009CHB Prep 9 9-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless (Kitchen)I avoided food processors in the past because the food chute was always too small, the motor wasn't up to the job, and they were a pain to clean. My fiancé bought me this food processor as a Christmas present. I'm pleased to say that we're both impressed by its appearance, thoughtful design, and performance.
The brushed stainless finish is attractive 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 huge amount of counter space, and sits securely without "walking" or shimmying even when processing heavy foods.
The work bowl has a HUGE opening that greatly reduces pre-prep knife time. However, you are not stuck using the big opening all the time. The pusher has a smaller round "sub-pusher" in it that provides a smaller opening for holding long vegetables upright or for adding liquids while in motion. The lid is secure but can be removed and replaced 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 food (so long as you don't stick your hand down the pusher opening). At 9 cups, the work bowl is the perfect size (7 cups is just barely too small for good processing, I've found).
The first 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 smoothly without pureeing. The included spatula got all the food out of the work bowl quickly without making a mess. I made homemade mayonnaise (successful my first time ever with homemade mayo) according to the recipe in the documentation, and threw in some 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 hear you." (The machine is quieter than my blender.) While I plated the salad, he washed the parts quickly with a soapy sponge and was surprised how easy it was.
It's important to know that this machine will take the same blades and attachments as the 7-cup version (the Prep 7, DLC-2007N). It doesn't say that on Amazon's or Cuisinart's site or anywhere 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 attachments for the 7-cup model fit this 9-cup model too.
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Initial post: Nov 27, 2009 9:46:18 AM PST
Thank you for your review and the info about the additional discs and extra attachments from the 7-cup working just fine with this one. I was in fact going through the Cuisinart website to figure out about a thinner slicing disk - in vain. And then I found your review :-). Thanks again. BTW, I love my machine. Just alone shredding fresh horse-radish to perfection within seconds was worth buying it!!
Posted on Dec 14, 2009 9:37:26 AM PST
Paul Beard says:
Great review! Thanks for taking the time.
Posted on Dec 25, 2009 8:42:31 AM PST
chuck denton says:
please clarify-- based on your note I purchased complete set of dlc 7 blades --didnt work with dlc 2009 or dlc 10--seems to be compatability probs with cuisinat products that main website doesnt address--the website could simply state the compatibly blades but doesnt--what blades are compatible with the dlc 2009?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2009 7:59:08 PM PST
S. Albertini says:
As I mentioned in the original review, this machine is compatible specifically with the blades listed for the Prep 7, DLC-2007N. I don't know where you got "dlc 7".
Posted on Feb 25, 2010 11:21:33 AM PST
I'm in the market for a new food processor and I am grateful for your review. I made turkey salad using my old processor, and was quite successful; the fact that your review deals w/making turkey salad was just the standard I was looking for in a new processor. Thanks again.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2010 9:39:43 AM PDT
Suzanne L. Simmont says:
Thank you for this post about this dlc-2009chb processor. I have read many reviews for KA & Cusiniart over the last month! I chose the above because of your review & this post.... Clear & concise. I am looking forward to using it, & this info will be most hepful. Thanks for taking the time to post both items.
Posted on Dec 14, 2010 12:58:31 PM PST
S. Albertini says:
Relationship didn't work. Food processor still works! :)
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2011 12:33:09 PM PST
jeffrey l dalton says:
I'm sorry things didn't work out, but I had to laugh at your dry sense of humor. Thanks for the update.
Posted on Apr 14, 2011 1:58:30 PM PDT
A. Cardoso says:
Hi, i would like to know does it grate?
Posted on Jun 10, 2011 1:25:31 AM PDT
Harriet Washington says: