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After much research I purchased this model,
This review is from: Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White (Kitchen)
I am a very analytical person that does not buy a product without extensive research. I first determined that for a two person household of empty nesters that the 7 cup food processor would be the ideal size. Smaller models do not offer the option of mixing bread dough or pizza dough and usually do not have slicing/shredding options. I also did not want to lift or be forced to clean a larger machine. Upon examination of 7 cup food processors I quickly found that the two brands most recommended by consumer research groups are the Cuisinart and the Kitchen Aid brands within my price point of around $100.00. Both of these models have good motors and are heavy enough not to move around on the counter while performing their functions.
In comparing the two models I found that the weights and heights of the models are similar. Product reliability ratings are also similar. The Kitchen Aid gains points for appearing to be easier to clean and being slightly more attractive on my counter than the Cuisinart. The downside of the KitchenAid food processor was that the slicing blade that comes with the unit is a 2mm blade that slices food very thin. I concluded that the slices are too thin to use in my stir frys or pie baking without rendering the fruit or vegetable into a mush like state. The Cuisinart comes with a more functional 4mm blade that better meets my needs(It is important to note that you cannot buy other size blades or attachments for the 7 Cup KitchenAid model).I like it that I had the flexibility of purchasing other attachments in the future to perform other functions with the Cuisinart model.
I purchased this particular model of the Cuisinart because unlike the newer model it came with an extra easy to clean lid, which you can utilize when using the main blade of the machine. This simiplar lid cuts your clean up time in half over using the more complex pusher lid, which is not easy to clean. (As a side note-always spray the blades with cooking spray before using the slicing and shredding discs to save on clean up time).
I also found that you have more control with the slicing function in the Cuisinart model, due to the pusher assembly in the lid, than you do with the less complex mechanism in the Kitchen Aid model. After trying both models at home I also found that the mixing action was superior in the Cuisinart and that food had less chance of becoming lodged under the blade. So, I have kept the Cuisinart model and could not be happier with my recent Christmas gift to myself!
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Initial post: Mar 22, 2013 8:52:54 AM PDT
Emmy M. says:
I was reading all the reviews trying to figure out which food processor to get. I noticed you said you cannot buy other size blades or attachment, but actually the company website lists all the different size blades available now.
Posted on Jun 15, 2015 12:47:24 PM PDT
Thank you so much for sharing your very thorough product comparison. THIS is the kind of specific product information I look for and can use. You're a woman after my own Conscious Consumer heart!
Posted on Mar 28, 2016 6:17:09 AM PDT
So happy to read review of my very identical needs. Thanks for taking the time😀
Posted on Jul 11, 2016 5:26:53 AM PDT
Great review! It helped me make my decision 😁
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