529 of 549 people found the following review helpful
Every Kitchen Needs a Cuisinart,
By A Customer
This review is from: Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel (Kitchen)
Every kitchen needs a Cuisinart, and after the work bowl of my former much loved 14-cup Cuisinart Food Processor of 20+ years finally gave out, I opted to purchase the new Cuisinart 14-cup brushed chrome model DFP-14BC.
First the aesthetics, this model compliments all my other stainless steel appliances, including my double oven, toaster and microwave, etc. It looks very sleek compared to my former white model. In other words, I'm very pleased with the way it looks.
I use my food processor quite often and shopped around before deciding to choose this particular model. I picked this square-shaped model, similar to my older replaced DLC-7 model, with the two rectangular buttons that `click'. Since my former Cuisinart of like design served me well 20+ years, this design appeared more durable and was less expensive than another Cuisinart rounded model with oval buttons that looked less heavy-duty.
Other than a few modifications to the food pusher assembly, this new DFP-14BC model is virtually identical to my older processor, and just as easy to use. Even better is the fact that my older DLC-7 discs (with detachable stems) also fit this new processor. So far, I've used the metal blade, which worked like a dream, and the shredding and slicing discs that again work with ease and provide excellent results. Additionally, the motor on this new processor is more powerful than my original model and I can't wait to try it on making bread or pizza dough.
For first time food processor users, a demonstration video accompanies this machine and walks you through everything you'll need to know. You'll never make a pie crust again without it!
Tracked by 7 customers
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-10 of 17 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 18, 2009 2:39:08 AM PST
A. Kuo says:
This reads more like an ad rather than a real review from a real person. No real username, three repetitive references to a former Cuisinart that lasted "20+ years," and professional ad-words give it away. Nice try.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2010 10:26:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 12, 2010 10:34:26 AM PDT
Beverly Ellis says:
I wrote the review and assure you that I'm a real person. I still love and use this machine regularly--although the workbowl just broke and needs to be replaced (eight years after rigorous use). So, just because someone doesn't want their name associated with a review doesn't necessarily mean its a 'fake' review or ad--though I'll take your comment as a compliment to my writing ability :)
PS: Since the writing of my 'ad', it does make bread and pizza dough very well. And, I've used it to make the flour part of puff pastry super easy.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2010 7:39:34 AM PDT
G. Mclaughlin says:
Beverly - how many cups of liquid/semi-liquid ingredients can this machine actually handle? I process a lot of tomatoes, and do not want to get a machine that will leak with only 4 cups in it.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2010 3:41:53 PM PDT
Beverly Ellis says:
Funny, but I've never tested the liquid volume before. However, I just put 4 cups of water and it worked fine with the metal blade, but did leak with 5 cups. If you are using it to puree soup or hot liquids, I wouldn't push it past the 4 cups. In fact, I'd use less than the 4 cups of hot fluids, and instead use an immersion/stick blender for larger quantities/tasks. How do you process the tomatoes?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2010 6:58:45 AM PST
C. A. Thompson says:
I'm searching for a durable machine that will thoroughly puree the vegetables, herbs, and liquids I saute to make my all veggie salad dressing. I have gone through 3 blenders in the 2 yrs. since I created it. My large capacity food processor doesn't break the ingredients down enough to create a smooth, lumpless dressing. Any input would be most appreciated.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2010 8:41:37 AM PST
Janet Shifflette-Scott says:
Your dressing sounds yummy - will you share it with other readers?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2010 9:41:46 PM PST
Jan Daniel says:
well, I've had my DLC-7 for 26 years and the motor, bowl, and blades are all still great (although the white plastic stem is somewhat yellowed after all these years. But, alas, I need a new one because the safety apparatus doesn't fit tightly anymore and so sometimes I have to hold it down to turn it on. Like Beverly, I'm also buying the DFP-14BCN. Can't wait!!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2011 8:50:02 PM PST
L. Buoni says:
Take a look at a Blendtec blender.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:05:19 PM PDT
A. Herrick says:
What about a Vitamix blender? I think that could be what you need.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2013 2:02:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2013 2:03:22 PM PDT
Mona Lisa says:
If you want the perfect tool for what you describe,...that would be a Vitamix blender.
I have both a food processor and a Vitamix. If you are a serious cook, you need both a food processor and a great blender. You will not be sorry you bought a Vitamix! They are US made and stand behind their warranty. Also much easier to do the task that you speak of as far as clean up goes as well as performance.