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Nov 25, 2007 08:13 AM

New Food Processor

I think I need to replace the Robot Coupe which I love (30 years old and running strong) because I have had to replace the bowl once a year at $99 a pop. I have an 11 cup bowl now and am considering a 14 cup Cuisinart. I don't know what the difference is between a 768 watt DLC-2014N and a 3/4 horsepower induction MP-14TM. Can you explain the difference or make recommendations? Is there another food processor that size that is better than the Cuisinart?

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  1. I can't help with the watts but I have the 14 cup Cuisinart as does my mother and my MIL. We all love it.

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    1. re: jules127

      Me too!! Have had it for many years, and it works like a charm!! Love it! By the way, why did you have to replace the bowl every year? I must have had mine for ten or more years, and I have never had to replace the bowl.

      1. re: Mother of four

        I had the original bowl for about 27 years. Then the part that moves down to press to start cracked and the spring fell out. The second one did the same thing but after only two years. This one which I got in April is cracking at the top of the spring cylinder. I don't think it is anything I am doing but the quality of the bowls I am able to get. At $99 each I am starting to think about replacing the whole processor even though I don't want to. I have all the blades and the wider food spout so that moves the price of a new one up significantly.

    2. I can't comment on the power question but my mother, my MIL and I currently all have a Cuisinart 14 cup. We love it.

      1. I have baked professionally and I have to wonder what you are doing that you needed to replace a bowl on a Robot Coupe once a year? R-C's are extremely overbuilt and will absorb misuse on a daily basis for years. Did you look into the possibility that a stainless bowl will fit on your R-100 model?

        If you can break the bowl of a R-C, I doubt that you will be happy with a Cuisinart designed for a residential kitchen. I have a 11 cup Cuisinart that I have had for more then 10 years and it works fine, and has the original bowl, though slightly scratched.

        1. I am so glad this post is here. I too am shopping for a new food processor. I have an ancient Hamilton Beach that is almost 15 years old and believe it or not still works, except the shredding blade is broken. I don't know if I want the Cuisinart (I love my Cuisinart coffee maker) or if I want the Kitchen Aid (I also love my stand mixer.). I'm waiting for all the after-Christmas sales.

          1. Excellent question! I too have decided to put a food processor on my Christmas list. My mom told me I need to decide ASAP.

            The Cuisinarts you guys are raving about here -- are they relatively simple to operate??? I notice that some of these (a la 11-cup with touchpad) come with a 45-minute instructional video --- ak! Scary!

            How about this Cuisinart Classic? 7-cup, for $129.99
            too small?


            How about the Cuisinart 11 cup Prep Plus? Same price as the 14 cup. Not sure why -- I guess b/c it has the touchpad.

            Maybe seven cup would be better. I don't even know what size I would go for - I make mayonnaise, dips, hommus all the time. The blenders aren't doing the job as well as a food processor would, I think.

            14 cup seems huge, but maybe it's not??. I've always made due with a blender before.