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Cuisinart FP-12DCN Elite Collection 2.0 12-Cup Food Processor, Die Cast
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- Includes 12-cup large bowl and 4-cup small bowl with pour spouts & measurement Markings
- Electronic touchpad controls - On/Off/Pulse with blue LED lights
- Includes adjustable slicing disc (1-6mm), adjustable shredding disc (fine/medium), large and small chopping/mixing blades, and a dough blade
- 10-year motor warranty, 3-year limited warranty
- 1000-watt Peak Power Motor
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|Color||Silver Die Cast||Black||Stainless Steel||Black||Brushed Chrome|
|Item Dimensions||18.75 x 13.25 x 11.5 in||12.6 x 16.6 x 9.3 in||8 x 10.25 x 17.75 in||10.25 x 7.75 x 17 in||18.75 x 13.25 x 11.5 in|
|Item Weight||19 lbs||18 lbs||26 lbs||25 lbs||19 lbs|
|Material Type||Plastic||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||man-made-material||Plastic|
|Size||12-Cup||14 Cup||n/a||14 Cup||12 Cup|
The Cuisinart Elite Collection 2.0 12-cup Food Processor combines the Cuisinart tradition of culinary excellence with groundbreaking innovation. A 4-cup work bowl nested inside the big bowl, along with the adjustable slicing disc and reversible shredding disc, provide home chefs with multiple food processors in one! The control panel has been redesigned and the exclusive Seal Tight Advantage System has been simplified to deliver maximum bowl capacity, plus clean processing and pouring. It is truly the finest food prep appliance around for today's modern kitchen.
Top customer reviews
This processor was well packaged in its Cuisinart box and as I explored the contents I discovered the product was flawless in every way. Not so much as a scratch on the box or any content damage. I read all the instructions provided and watched all the Cuisinart You-Tube videos on their Food Processors.
I read every review and comment about this machine and lots of them were obviously not by purchasers of this particular processor. Many questions popped up about construction, it is Die Cast, not some questionable plastic or other similar material. It is heavy die cast aluminum. It also happens to be the same color name that causes confusion. The work bowls are not flimsy as some reviewers have stated, but rather durable, though not indestructible. I've watched lots of video recipes where people slam the tops down rather hard. That's bound to cause some breakage. I think most of the low reviews were where people thought they were having equipment malfunctions or breakage were more a result of mishandling. It helps when users actually read the instructions and examine how all the parts fit together.
When I turn on this processor and put it to work, it does not move around out of balance or migrate across the counter top. it feels firmly rooted to the counter, causing me to feel very confident in the machine's design and its performance.
The accompanying box that houses this machine's components are those components specifically a part of this machine and there is no extra room for additional components. This machine only comes with the main 14 cup work bowl and the 4 1/2 cup work bowl. Each bowl has its own stainless steel "S" blade. The large bowl has the nonmetal Dough blade. Two cutting discs are provided, a double sided shredding disc and the adjustable slicing disc. The use of the smaller work bowl requires the use of an adapter extension that is also in the "tool box."
I researched every food processor in the 14-16 cup range. I made trips to various stores that carried food processors. I was seriously looking at the Breville and Kitchen Aid because I absolutely love my Kitchen Aid Pro 6 cup stand mixer and had also heard Breville was supposed to be an outstanding food processor. I also have a smaller Cuisinart that is still, after 13 years, a great machine, I have simply decided I need a pastry dough handling machine that works perfect.
Regardless of what reviews on the other machines say, they do not do as well as this particular model.
This machine has a notice on the box that it carries a 20 year guarantee on the motor and three year on the rest, while others are either one or 10 year on the motor. It is not the regular type motor with brushes, hence the quieter and smoother operation. Not to say "quiet" just quieter. Those reviews that claimed the annoying smell when they ran their machine makes me think they were not talking about this machine because it is not designed with motor brushes.
So, I am providing this review because there is so much misinformation in many of the reviews. Again, this is the Cuisinart FP-14DCN Elite Collection 2.0 14 cup Food Processor. This processor is the only one in the 14 cup class rated at 1300 watts of peak power. I purchased this machine at the posted price of 238 dollars including taxes and was not given any price breakst. This is a great machine, consistent with my experience with other Cuisinart machines.
We’ve used and abused food processors for almost forty years. The Cuisinart FP-12DCN is a good solid machine and competently performs most common tasks.
What I like:
• Easy to assemble and use. The blades are extremely sharp and slice, shred and chop quickly.
• The slicing blade is adjustable to cut from 1mm to 6mm thick. Slices are nice and even, assuming you push hard enough. If you don’t (in common with all food processors) the slices get thinner. Slicing a full hopper of potatoes takes only a second or two. The shredding disk makes equally nice shreds.
• Everything (except for the motor, of course!) is dishwasher safe. The base is sealed and easy to clean.
What I dislike:
• As noted by another reviewer, it’s possible to turn on this model without securely snapping the back of the lid down. This can cause an interesting mess on the kitchen wall…floor…and whatever else is nearby.
• I think it’s inexcusable for a $250 food processor not to include a storage box for the blades and slicing disks. They’re far too dangerous to toss into a drawer…not only can you cut yourself, but they can get damaged by banging around. You can always buy one for another $30, but seriously…
• As you use the processor, the rubber lid gasket can get gunk behind it. It’s removable for cleaning, but I wonder about its life when it’s being removed, cleaned and replaced.
• The shaft that the disks fit on is oddly asymmetrical. As a result, the disks have to be rotated to one specific position before they drop into place. It’s also made of a stainless steel tube that’s filled with a plastic material…I would have preferred that it be made of solid metal
I'm giving this four stars. In Amazon-speak, that translates to “I like it.” We also have a Breville 800XL, which is a much more expensive five-star machine. When you compare the two side-by-side, the differences in design are obvious - there's a reason the Breville sells for almost 2x the Cuisinart - but functionally, the Cuisinart works very well. With a little bit of care, it should last for many years of normal use.