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Old model Cuisinart food processor vs new???

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I am going to buy a new food processor and after much research I've got it down to a Cuisinart 7 cup.
Either the new Prep7 model or the Classic 7cup.
(I actually wanted to buy a KitchenAid 7 cup but was very disappointed to find that they don't sell special discs for the 7 cup - only for the larger sizes)

I can get very good prices on either one (paying more for the newer model but not a lot) so the price difference isn't an issue.

All the attachments appear to fit both models so that's not an issue either.

My problem is that I'm confused from all I've read as to whether or not the newer models are poorer quality than the older ones.

Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Thank you!

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  1. Make sure you can buy replacement parts for the old model.

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    1. re: C. Hamster

      www.culinaryparts.com has just about everything. But, you will find it will cost you almost as much as a new one when you get through replacing parts.

      I got a new 11 C. recently and one thing I noticed right away is the new model is much quieter.