do cuisinarts ever die
- eLizard May 27, 2014 12:43 PM
i'd like a new one. bigger, stainless, with a wider feed tube, but my 7 cup old fashioned white base model is still going strong. after like 12 years. and although a bigger bowl and a wider feed tube would be nice......i really don't NEED one. especially when i have a perfectly good one that's showing zero signs of old age.
i could send it to our tiny place on the cape, where cookware and appliances go before they're put out to pasture. but space is precious, i love my blender, and i have never once thought "jeez, i wish i had a cuisinart."
not really sure what the point is. but seriously, what is the life span of a cuisinart?
Do they die? I seldom see it.
I;ve got a long time "pass me down" Cuisinart that is a 1990's model with a JCPenny stamp on oddly .
Not used daily but it is an industrial bit of machinery.
I mean like "take a digit off and in an instant" torque monster.
I use it when I need big batch stuff, but use smaller processors doing smaller batch cooking.
The older one's hold up well. Not pretty, but still a hoss. :-)
I doubt the newer units will have the same lifespan is my guess.
The newer ones don't seem as good. They used to be made in Japan I think and now are from China. Even 11c seems small to me, I kind of wish I got the 14c. And the feed tube still is small, unless I don't understand the safety lock out.
I don't understand why someone would get rid of one that works just fine?? Bought a very basic model several years ago. When I found another one at a THRIFT STORE (clean, worked, had all the blades) for $ I jumped on it... thinking spare bowl! When I got it home realized it was one step larger than what I had... so I had TWO... smaller but NEWER on went on shelf in garage.
Then last year in SAME thrift store I fand ANOTHER one, but this time with about 10-12 blades and IT ended up being even bigger capacity.
All 3 are the "old fashioned", white, boxy base.
The motors last a long time unless abused. They do have some vulnerable parts though. The tab on the feeder shoot has broken twice on my 7-8 y/o machine. It's a $30.00+ part on Amazon and not as beefy as the original.
We have a little tiny one that we got as a wedding present 25 years ago; it still works great. Much as I lust after one of those big ones that all the recipes seem to assume you have I just can't justify spending anything with this one still churning along.