Food Processors NOT Made in China
I am in the market for a food processor. While I previously owned a Cuisinart food processor that I purchased in 2002, I've since learned that Cuisinart products are manufactured in China.
Could anyone recommend brands that are either manufactured here in the States or elsewhere other than China? Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
Cuisinart makes an XL model, 20 cup, in Japan. We have that model (blades/discs are a combination of Japan and China), as well as the original CFP 5, made by Robot Coupe.
MagiMix has been very big in Europe for over 20 years and is made by Robot Coupe in France.
You will pay a hefty price, but you will get quality.
On ebay, there are vintage food processors from the USA that are very reasonable. Getting replacement discs may be difficult. Also, the Kitchenaids of a few years ago were made in France, and were very heavy.
I have the same concern as you ... excellent products are made in China, but when western manufacturers go there, they are looking for cheap, usually for the American market since it is widely believed that Americans value low price over quality.
I gave away my excellent Japan-built Cuisinart processor before a move several years ago.
When I get another machine shortly, it will be another Cuisinart, either Japan- or France-built, from eBay, and used.
Lots of them are available there.
Also quite a few of the excellent Robot Coupe-branded machines, but I'm reluctant to buy one because accessory blades, etc, may not be so easy to find. Accessories for the used French- and Japan-built Cuisinarts appear to be abundant and affordable.