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Apr 6, 2013 07:20 AM

Cuisinart Food Processor--which model?

After reading a bunch of threads on the food processor topic, I'm ready to go ahead and buy a Cuisinart. Hoping to spend $150 or less. Which would you recommend?


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  1. I did a bunch of research and then bought the model they had at Costco because I was there and the price was fine.

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    1. re: escondido123

      I was also considering the one at Costco. Are you pleased with it? Thanks!

      1. re: noya

        I am happy with what I bought, though the reason I bought it was because it was at Costco. That was two years ago and odds are it is a different one.

    2. I was set to buy the current Costco model last week (11-cup), but started to poke around the web and discovered that Sam's Club had a 9-cup model on closeout, for $50. Had to go across town, as only one of the local Sam's had it, but it was too good a deal to pass up. I checked a few random metro zipcodes on their site, and depending on where you are, you might find a store that still has it in stock.

      The differences between this and the Costco model are as follows:
      9 cup vs 11 cup
      single speed vs multiple
      no blade storage vs included holder
      plastic dough blade vs metal
      white plastic vs stainless finish body

      Sure, I would have preferred the Costco model, but really --
      $50 vs $150? Assuming you're a member, of course.

      It's my first full-size food processor, so I don't have much to compare to, but it works great so far.

      1. thank you all for your responses!

        1. My old Hamiliton Beach food processor finally bit the dust and I am looking for a replacement.

          I like simple food processors so the natural replacement is the Cuisinart DLC-8SBC. Does anyone have any feedback about this model.

          Thanks in advance.

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          1. re: Kelli2006

            That is the one I have... in white. Not much to say about it, works great for me. I make pestos/sauces in it, grate cheese and vegetables.... I'm sure it can do a lot more but I haven't tried much beyond what I've done already. I too like that there aren't a lot of buttons and things, very simple and easy to use.

            1. re: juliejulez

              Julie, one of the things I've always liked using my Cuisinart for is making tart doughs, both sweet and savory.

              1. re: Jay F

                Thanks Jay. I don't do a ton of baking these days but I know I wanted to try it next to make some kind of dough.

                1. re: Jay F

                  That is what I do with mine. I've never used it for yeasted doughs, but a FP is great way to make pie/tart crust and biscotti dough.

                  I also use it to chop nuts and to make hummus and pesto.

            2. The Cuisinart DLC-10S food processor is under $100 on some online stores. There are a lot of Hamilton beach food processors at Walmart that are well below $150. They are like around the $50 range.