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AnjLM Sep 13, 2006 07:17 PM

I'm looking to buy a food processor to use for making sauces and pastry dough. Any recommendations on brand, size, and model? Thanks!

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  1. Candy Sep 13, 2006 07:36 PM

    I think this board is pretty evenly divided between Kitchen Aid and Cuisinart. I have a Cuisinart DC 11 and have had it for years. It has made lots of dough, bread, pastry etc. over time and the motor is still going strong.

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    1. re: Candy
      MMRuth Sep 13, 2006 08:49 PM

      Ditto - had mine for about ten years.

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      cheryl_h Sep 13, 2006 08:18 PM

      Another Cuisinart fan here. I have an ancient DLC-7 (I think) which is on it's second work bowl. The first one cracked after about 20 years. I got an entire second unit to replace any part on the original machine. I use the processor just about every time I cook so it's seen a lot of use in the 20+ years I've owned it.

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        rtmonty Sep 13, 2006 08:28 PM

        I replace my old (20+years) Cuisinart with a new Cuisinart, really didn't want to look at anything else. It's a DC-11 and I've yet to find anything that it won't do with regard to slicing, blending, chopping or dough work. To me, it's the Mercedes of food processors.

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          rootlesscosmo Sep 13, 2006 08:48 PM

          I have the 11-cup KitchenAid--got it about 5 or 6 years ago and it's fine. I like the bowl-in-bowl feature though to tell the truth I didn't know about it when I bought the machine. I found one at below list price (a floor model from a department store)--if they'd had the Cuisinart I would have bought that and probably been just as happy.

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            peachblossom Sep 13, 2006 09:15 PM

            I also have the 11c Kitchen Aid and I find it really handy that I can either choose to use the big bowl to chop up a bunch of stuff or use the small one when I only need a few items chopped up

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              Jack_ Sep 13, 2006 09:47 PM

              I've had both Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid and prefer the Kitchen Aid. I think if you look at the reviews from Cooks Illustrated and Consumer Reports they prefer the KA too. I use my KA stand mixer for pastry dough though

              1. amkirkland Sep 13, 2006 11:14 PM

                I think Alton Brown suggested the Kitchenaid in his "Great For Your Kitchen." I think the hopper may be larger or something, however, since my mother has been on her original cuisinart for 25 years without a hitch, I went with the classic.

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                  cwatts Sep 14, 2006 07:50 PM

                  Another vote for the 11 cup KA!

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