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GibsonGirl55 Feb 10, 2013 11:23 AM

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.

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  1. tim irvine RE: GibsonGirl55 Feb 10, 2013 03:23 PM

    magimix / robot coupe are made in France. They are the folks who brought us the Cuisinart. I have not tried them. I like my older Cuisinart made in Japan. I'll bet you could find an older French or Japanese Cuisinart on ebay.

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      GibsonGirl55 RE: tim irvine May 16, 2013 02:49 PM

      Thank you. (Sorry for the delayed response, I just saw this today).

    2. Candy RE: GibsonGirl55 May 17, 2013 11:20 AM

      Yes, tim irvine is right. I have been in the house wares business for years. It seems that all small electrics are made in China. It is rare to find any that have not unless they are quite old. There are some very good products out there, Cuisinart, Krups, Breville etc.

      1. BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: GibsonGirl55 May 17, 2013 05:01 PM

        Check your local thrift stores, that is where I find my Made in USA items

        1. dcrb RE: GibsonGirl55 May 17, 2013 09:22 PM

          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.

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            emu48 RE: GibsonGirl55 Aug 5, 2013 01:02 PM

            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.

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