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Feb 23, 2010 07:18 AM

Cuisinart bowl update

After a lot of thinking, mulling, wondering, worrying, I decided to bite the bullet and order the DLC 7 bowl directly from Cuisinart (for $46.00 + $8.95 shipping). I was checking Ebay, and there was one bowl available which was the 14-cup amber that I needed, but the seller did not get good ratings.( I checked on
Anyway, I called Cuisinart on Friday and ordered the bowl. I was told that if the bowl was not the one I needed (since my processor is no longer being manufactured, it is 25+ years old)
I could return it, as long as I hadn't put food in it!! (How am I supposed to know that it works if I can't use it??) Incredibly, I got the bowl today, and so far, so good. The bowl fits on the base, the lid and pusher fit on the bowl, and when I put the processor on with the metal blade in place, the blade was spinning around. I did not add any food (vis a vis the return policy!!) but I think (fingers crossed) this episode has a happy ending.
Thank you all for your thoughts, suggestions, input and opinions. I really wanted to keep my processor, since the motor is still working beautifully and I don't think the newer models are made as well. Replacing the bowl sems to have been a good solution.

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  1. Glad to hear it. I'm sentimentally attached to mine i- it's like my grandfather's old axe - it's had three new heads and two new handles (actually, three new bowls and two new lids). Will only replace it when it gives up the ghost.

    1. I have what sounds like the same model as yours -- a 14 cup DLC7 I bought sometime between 1977 and 1980. The bowl just cracked, and I face the same quandry about replacing the bowl versus getting a new machine (DFP 14). In my model, the shredder and slicer disks have attached stems (one piece) -- does yours? did the new bowl fit? Also, my lid just has the large pusher opening, not the small one inside, and I'm wondering if it will fit the new bowl. Any advice, or a link to the advice you got, would be welcome. Thanks.

      1. Just use water, if there's a problem you can send it back.

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        1. re: escondido123

          Even water is unnecessary - the OP answered her own question about testing if it works. If the bowl and lid lock on properly, the blade will spin and that's all you need to know.

          1. re: greygarious

            Didn't know if she might be concerned about the bowl having any non obvious cracks.........