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Old 07-27-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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I want my old Cuisinart back!

My Cuisinart died of old age and it was not save to operate anymore. So I replaced it with the 11-cup and replaced it again and yesterday it decided to quite. Hopefully Kohl's honors the 100% guarantee.

I do not use it much anymore. Once a week fresh breads crumbs, occasionally shredding cheese or pulsing a batch of streusel/biscuit dough. Mainly for two.

What are your suggestions and experiences?
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I found a new, older model Cuisinart food processor on Amazon a while back and grabbed it up. Love.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Or you could try one of the small food choppers if it's 2 people...
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:15 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Not a food processor, but I purchased a Craftsman rolling tool tote made of plastic 30 years ago. After 25 years the extension handle broke. I went and purchased a new one. Although it was a Craftsman, it was made in China. Within a month the extension handle locking mechanism broke. I decided, since at 350 lbs I could stand on my old one (I have lost over 100 lbs since then) I just made a new 2 piece handle out of PVC and it is back in service. I wouldn't dare try standing on the new one and no longer have it.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Most kitchen gadgets are 'useless crap,' says Alton Brown. Here's what you really need:

Alton Brown on the
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I have a small KitchenAid food processor, the one that sells for about $100. I'm cooking for four, so I could use a bigger one. Otherwise, it does everything I need it to do. I never used to bother getting out the food processor to chop veggies or grate cheese, but I've got arthritis in my hands now and it's nice to let the machine do the work.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:07 AM
 
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Here's a review site that has some helpful info (2017 reviews): https://www.seriouseats.com/2017/10/...nt-review.html
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Most kitchen gadgets are 'useless crap,' says Alton Brown. Here's what you really need:

Alton Brown on the
He’s wrong. I need more than good knives and pans. I can never get my nuts tiny enough to suit me for olive nut spread using a knife but my little chopper minces any nut I have in mere minutes with three or four little push downs. I can’t tell you how many times I have nicked a finger trying to julienne carrot matchsticks while my salad shooter spits those things out perfectly shaped without any physical peril. And what knife would I use to spirilize squash?

Gadgets and machines are fun in a kitchen, provided you have the money and space for them. Not everyone can get the same results with the same knife, the reason chefs pride themselves in their knife work magic is because it is a rare talent, but a food processor nicely makes up for lacking ability.

All that said, most items that used to be considered durable, once in a lifetime purchases that you could pass down, no longer are being made. The set of pots and pans I got for my wedding decades ago are in better shape than the set with the same manufacture’s name my great niece received less than a couple of years ago. Quality has gone down, but so has the price. Her set cost almost the same as mine, given inflation it should have cost much, much more. Items cost us less dearly, we shouldn't be surprised they aren’t as good.

He is right that the truly good stuff is going to cost a lot more - and most people opt for the cheaper version.
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Most kitchen gadgets are 'useless crap,' says Alton Brown. Here's what you really need:

Alton Brown on the
I love Alton Brown but I have to admit I love all my kitchen gadgets just as much. I think the perfect example was making our yearly supply of salsa a few weeks ago. With out my 16 cup processor, which, btw is a Cuisinart it would take us for even to do all the chopping of onions, cillantro, hot peppers, etc. Not to mention chopping the tomatoes and the possibility of burnt hands even wearing gloves. I only use it about twice a year, but would be lost without it. I use a lot of other kitchen gadgets as well.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I bought my first Cuisinart in 1979, when there were only two models. I bought the heavier, more expensive CFP-5. I used it for everything I possibly could (pie & tart crust; mayonnaise; guacamole; salsa; pesto; cake batter; pates; dips) until it finally died more than 20 years later.

Someone gave me the DLC-10 PLUS model as a replacement. I hated the way the new lid fit on the bowl, so I continued using my old lid and bowl, which fit perfectly on the newer model (both 7 cups). I have never looked back. If this one dies before I do, I will buy another CFP-5, probably on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...stax&_osacat=0
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