Cuisinart DLC-7 super pro
I got this machine in the mail as a gift. It has never been used and it is I guess 27 years old. I am dumfounded by the assembly top where the large food goes when you put a large blade in. We watched the video on the new machines and they show how to put the machine together but the part that is the cover with feed tube and the large pusher goes in with the metal guide. Now I know my machine is old and has plastic guides to go in the feed tube but is it suppose to come apart. I wanted to chop slices of potatoes but had a had time getting them in and connecting the two parts to work. What am i missing here is there another part or is it just harder because they have improved the newer one's. Does anyone have one of these Dlc-7 super pro that could tell me. I did not get a manual.????
Heidi----You are VERY lucky! The Cuisinart DLC-7 Super Pro is by nearly everyone's estimation, the best food processor ever. Mine has been in continual use for 30 years. Don't give up on the bowl and assembly because they were made in Japan and will last many times longer than the newer ones which break and crack. To assemble to top part of the lid to the base part of the lid, you reach your fingers around the back and squeeze the two plastic bars. Then you put the lid on the bowl and twist to lock----this is a necessary safety so the processor can't on when it isn't locked and hurt you. After a few times, it's easy. Yours may be a little stiff because it's new but it will work fine. It is easier to take apart when it's fastened to the bowl which is fastened to the base. No doubt there are those who would like to buy the whole thing from you. I would TOO! It is unheard of to find one of these units in new condition. In 30 years I've never had to replace anything. The base and the parts were manufactured to exacting standards in Japan. The new ones are from China and they break. You are a lucky girl!
The feed tube/pusher/lid/bowl combo that comes with the Cuisinart DLC-7 super pro is just awful.
I got one, too, when the motor on the original Cuisinart I bought in 1977 died in 2002. I switched the new bowl and cover out (what an obnoxious piece of work that top is) for my original bowl and cover. They are perfectly interchangeable, as I think all the parts are for these two 7-cup Cuisinarts. I know my old bowl, lid, and knife blade work just fine on the Cuisinart DLC-7 super pro base. I hope this helps. I also have extra parts if you're missing anything (except the knife blade, which I broke trying to make breadcrumbs).
re: Jay F
Thank you Jay F for responding. I am not sure exactly what you mean. Are you saying if I buy a new bow and cover they are better than the original. I called Cuisinart today and they asked if I have the amber color bowl and lid and of course I do. Then they told me that I have the best one ever made because it was made in Japan not China. I feel how the heck can they say that when the lid and bowl combo is awful. She did say that they make a clear replacement part for them now but I should of asked is it the same as the old attachments. Any way I have two blades and a knife blade and bread blade. Everything is brand new because no one has used this. It's no wonder with the fact you can't get the pusher piece apart. So I guess the question is are the new parts the same Jay?????
Hi, Heidi -
What I mean is that I prefer the original style of bowl, from one of the original two models, Cuisinart CFP5. Its top is one part rather than that two-part apparatus you have to break down constantly. I tried to load a couple of pics, but the system won't let me.
The CFP5's feed tube is wider (approx 3" x 1") than the one on the DLC-7. I find it much easier to use and to wash. I don't know the difference between "old" and "new," as was described to you. I bought my Cuisinart in 1978 and didn't think about new ones until my old one broke down.
I can't find the old parts I have (I moved this year), which I would just give you, but I think you can find them on eBay. Search for Cuisinart cfp5.
Actually, here's an auction for a cfp5 with all the attachments. If you want to bid, I might be interested in buying the base from you. http://cgi.ebay.com/CUISINART-CFP-5A-...