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Mar 26, 2007 11:36 AM

Food Processors Battle: Cuisinart, Kitchen Aide or Bosch?

I'm looking to buy a new food processor since my thirty year old Cuisinart is trying to give up the ghost. My first reflex was to just get another Cuisinart since I've had such good luck with the old one, but I've been reading some reviews that have been favoring Kitchen Aide since the quality has apparently gone down on the Cuisinart product. Then I hear the occasional kind words about Bosch! Which one?

I'm looking for the 11-12 cup range as the 14 cup is just a behemoth.

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  1. I had a Cuisinart, it broke after 2 years. Now I have a KitchenAid. It's been over 2 years and it works like a charm. My immediate conclusion is that KA is better.

    1. i have a cuisinart for 5 years, and it's running like brand new. that being said, i'd check to see what cook's illustrated recommends and/uses and go that route. i have a hunch they recommend kitchenaid.

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      1. re: eLizard

        The last time I checked, CI did recommend a KitchenAid, and they actually recommended what was essentially the previous year's model. The new ones have a really large feed tube, and won't turn on unless the plunger is in place, which they found occasionally frustrating, so they recommended the previous version. Needless to say, that's the one that I have, and while we haven't really done a lot with it, I've liked it for what we've used it for. I've heard mixed reviews of the mini-bowl, but I really like mine, and we've used it for some more difficult items (almond-tomato puree...).

      2. I have a kitchen aid and love it. I have the 14 cup behemoth. :)

        I've had it for about 4 years now, I use it a lot and it's been great.

        1. I've had Cuisinart for 25 years and Liked it a lot. They are pretty much indestructible.
          Finally bought a new Kitchen Aide recently and love it. There's a small prep bowl
          inside the large prep bowl. It's just like getting 2 for the price of one. Lindy Lou

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          1. re: Lindy Lou

            My Cuisinart is about the same age as the one 'fini' says is about to expire. Mine is still going strong. The only replacement I've ever made was to replace the original, badly scratched bowl with a clean new one. I expect to get another 30 yrs out of it. :-)

            1. re: ClaireWalter

              I think my old one would be okay if the case hadn't cracked up one side of it. Now it would seem the mounts are off. I'm still impressed with how long it's held up under duress.

              Thanks for all of your experiences and opinions.

          2. Me? I'd get another 30something-year-old one. I have an old Cuisinart and a "parts" processor - same model.