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1.0 out of 5 stars Love Cuisinart? You'll be disappointed with the DLC-2 series, December 31, 2003
This review is from: Cuisinart DLC-2 Mini Prep Plus Food Processor, White (Kitchen)
I am an accomplished hobby chef. I do not want every new thang that comes onto the market, because I have a knack of not being able to find ultimate single-function gadgets in my kitchen in the moment I need them. I want only a few tools, but I want them to be efficient: function and space/footprint. I have had a DLC-7 (full size) Cuisinart for over 15 years and I can't imagine cooking without it. I have all of the blades and accessories and I use it EVERY day. So when I saw this cute little DLC-2 available through Amazon at a *very* reasonable price, I imagined using it as a Mini-Me in tandem with my DLC-7. When it arrived, I started a recipe that I could prep the bulk in my large Cuisinart and use the DLC-2 for chopping the chocolate and grinding the nuts (which this little machine claims it can do.) With the metal blade I ran the chocolate through on "chop" and all it did was smear the workbowl. I cut the chocolate up into 1/2 inch pieces and ran it again, and I got nothing but a mess. I cleaned out the bowl and tried chopping the nuts with it. Again, no real cutting, just whizzing the nuts around and bruising them. I wound up chopping the nuts and chocolate with a chefs knife in a fraction of the time. This DLC-2 is not worth the space it takes up in my kitchen. I'll pay as much to return it to Amazon as I did in the purchase price, but at least it isn't here gathering dust anymore. I wouldn't GIVE this away because it is so useless. I've been a dyed-in-the-wool Cuisinart fan for years, and I have many products in their line. All of my other Cuisinart products are top notch. This DLC-2 is simply not of Cuisinart standard quality. They really should discontinue it. It's horrible.
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Initial post: Jan 6, 2011 8:58:12 AM PST
D. M. Baird says:
I'm glad I'm not the only one! I wanted the machine primarily for chopping carrots and radishes (I make large amounts of potato salad and chicken noodle soup for homeless shelter luncheons), and, as the above reviewer mentioned, it just "bruises" them; especially with the carrots, I get badly nicked but still whole pieces, and that's about it. Very disappointed.

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 10:09:09 PM PDT
teridene says:
You have to read the DIRECTIONS. This items clearly states in the directions that you must PULSE chocolate, you must PULSE nuts, and other things or you will have a smeared mess. I get so tired of people buying items on Amazon and then using them without reading the directions and then writing poor reviews. I have one of these machines and I use it everyday. Its wonderful! But again, I read the directions and learned how to use it first.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012 12:43:39 AM PDT
Contrary to your assumption, I *did* read the directions (several times, actually, just to make sure that I wasn't missing something), and I *did* pulse. After all, I have been a loyal, daily user of Cuisinart products for many many years. In fact, I've taken Cuisinart sponsored cooking courses where we used the machines with various techniques and blades in class. So teridene, I'm very happy for you that your experience with this product has met your needs. But just because my experience did not parallel yours, does not mean that I am an incompetent, ignorant, impatient or illiterate consumer.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012 3:35:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 4, 2012 3:36:25 PM PDT
teridene says:
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