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Seeking parts for "American" food processor

Howard-2 Mar 1, 2002 08:32 PM

I have an "American" (brand name) food processor that must be 10 or 15 years old, but is still in good shape. I recently broke the chopping blade, so I'm seeking a replacement. Does anyone know of a store that might have such an old part? Or perhaps does anyone here have one of these things that you no longer use?

I love this thing and I really don't want to give it up, because it's a great design (much better than the stuff available today--quelle surprise!) and in good shape. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?


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    Wendy Leonard RE: Howard-2 Mar 2, 2002 04:15 AM

    Well, what brand is it? It shouldn't be that hard to get a replacement chopping blade if it is a major brand.

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      Pat Goldberg RE: Howard-2 Mar 2, 2002 07:16 AM

      When I have problems like this, I usually use Google. I tried it on the information you gave with no luck.

      I have found that including the model number with the search helps to narrow things down -- especially when the main keyword is common. You might try Google with this additional information.

      Pat G.

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        zora RE: Howard-2 Mar 3, 2002 06:03 AM

        I had an American brand processor briefly, in the early eighties. At the time, it was cheap and I thought I couldn't afford a Cuisinart. Within a couple of weeks, the motor burned out. I demanded and got a replacement, and burned out that motor in no time flat. I concluded that the motor wasn't close to being heavy-duty enough for the kind of cooking I did, and I bit the bullet and bought a Cuisinart. I'm on my second Cuisinart now, a DLC-7 Super-Pro, which is about 15 years old now and stil going strong. I have even used it to grind corn to make masa. What sort of use has your "American" gotten?

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          Howard-2 RE: zora Mar 3, 2002 05:33 PM

          I gave it moderate usage over a period of years--oh, maybe, 5-10 minutes a nite, perhaps 2-3 nites a week.
          Never had a problem of any kind. The motor is still in perfect shape. You wouldn't by any chance still have the blades from your old one, would you?

          I always liked the design of the thing, from an engineering standpoint--it never seemed to strain.

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            zora RE: Howard-2 Mar 3, 2002 09:07 PM

            Nope. Sorry. I have lots of stuff I should get rid of, but the food processor and everything associated with it went bye-bye long ago.

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          erica RE: Howard-2 Mar 3, 2002 09:01 AM

          I had an American processor for awhile which I bought at Fortunoff's in the NY area.....I think they have a web site or else you can call them and they may be able to help since they carried them for a long time (my motor burned out)

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            Marilyn Janow RE: erica Apr 24, 2002 05:31 PM

            I, too, am trying to track down parts for the American Food Processor Model 3000. I need the steel cutting blade. If someone with a burned out motor wants to sell the blade, contact me.

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            cathycrymes RE: Howard-2 Apr 13, 2002 02:59 PM

            I too bought a Cuisinart food processor CFP-5A in 1977 and have a need for new blades. Does anyone have a burned-out machine or one that you are not using. The base is still working very nicely, I just need new blades--they were the kind that were attached to the stem permanently. Thanks.

            1. Salsagirl_Cincy RE: Howard-2 Apr 4, 2010 06:00 PM

              Howard-2, did you ever find the place to get replacement parts for your American Food Process/ I actually have one as well and would like to replace main plastic tub/ containter piece. I love mine and its a million years old.

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                Howard_2 RE: be1ch69 Apr 11, 2010 04:38 PM

                This is a model 8000.

                Do me a favor and email me at winter_man@verizon.net and let'sdiscuss.

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