Cuisinart 7117-16EPS Chef’s Classic – Definite Quality – – Affordable Enough For “Real People” !

Not quite big enough for a 7 rib roast, but still works very well.

The more heavy duty and cheaper culina set because of the stainless steel rack and i am not disappointed. The pan, as some pointed out had some irregulars in finish which after rubbing with stainless steel wool i fine it ok. I know, many would jeer at me for doing this but i would rather have well placed fine scratches (do it in sensible direction(s)) on my stainless ware than the stain (stainless?) that i can’t seem to remove with any other methods. It could be a little thicker but the design of the lip and the ‘juice channel’ gives it more than enough structural strength. To avoid it being warped as some have experienced, you may want to have some liquid in the pan (water, stock,. ) as (i) you would want your roast to stay moist and (ii) add some veggie and have yourself some excellent gravy. Talking about gravy, i wouldn’t even think about using the pan over cook top as some complained about the ‘juice channel’ (not that i can since mine is induction) as i would dump the whole mess into the blender and puree it before finishing it in a sauce pan. The rack is why i chose this and i really like it: strong, easy to clean, sensible shape. As for the accessories, except for the useless thermometer, the rest is well worth the additional $7 at the time of my purchase.

Made a great fist turkey with this. Loved all the accessories too. This was a great price for the quality and what i saw on the market.

I didn’t go for the high ended roaster and i’d say the description of ‘heavy duty’ is a bit over the top. The handles are heavy duty, but the body really isn’t. If you are expecting a thick pan, you will be disappointed. That said, i bought it mostly to make chex snaxs in and it works well for that. It also cleans up easily and can go in the dishwasher. So it works for what i bought it for, but if you want to roast meat in something other than the accompanying rack, make sure you’re ok with the pan thickness (or rather lack thereof).

Good, sturdy product for making bigger pieces of meat such as a prime rib roast or turkey. I often cover my meat but use this roaster when open baking is recommended.

Never had an electric knife before but boy it makes a difference when cutting up the giant turkey. The knife went through the turkey like butter. Never again shall i have to cut turkey by hand. This kit was great for thanksgiving.

  • This pan/rack set was perfect for our 26 lb
  • Good pan, better rack.
  • Cooked a turkey like a champ

Ok, as you can see by the title of my review, i’ve burned my lower arms on this stupid thing, more times than i can say. Because the handles ‘stick’ out the sides, instead of being more upright. When i’m reaching over the stove or the counter to get to other food items, ‘crap’ i get burned again and back to the sink to run cold water over my arms. It’s happened so much, that my sister now drapes a couple dish towels over the handles, so we don’t get burned. That hasn’t happened with other roasters, so i’ll be looking to purchase something else. On top of that, this is not a heavy duty model, it’s thinner than i would like. It also has several irregularities, as some other people have noticed and the price is nearly doubled now. I received this as a gift, but you might notice that most sets that include other items are basically cheaper sets. That’s why other items are included.

Its bigger than i thought it would be but i love it .

Well, maybe not the best ever but it’s right near the top. I bought this set because we didn’t have a roaster pan. We used it for this year’s thanksgiving turkey. We used all the items in the set and it really worked out well for the 16 lb turkey we had, not only for the roasting but handling the turkey for stuffing and carving. Since i am the ‘turkey chef’ i found the set to be a good investment. We don’t roast a lot but i can tell that that might change now. I can’t wait to use it again.

Sent to my son, he loved it, was a perfect assortment.

This roasting pan was perfect for a 16 pound turkey on thanksgiving, and a 10 pound prime rib roast on christmas.

Features of Cuisinart 7117-16EPS Chef’s Classic, 16″, Stainless Steel

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  • Set includes: Turkey Lifters (2) (CTG-01-TL), Turkey Baster (CTG-00-PLB), Electric Knife (CEK-40), Meat Thermometer (CTG-00-MTM)
  • Premium stainless steel offers optimal cooking performance
  • Large capacity roaster fits in all standard-size ovens and is perfect for baking and roasting
  • Removable stainless U-rack is designed for even heat circulation and drainage of fat and oils during cooking
  • Dishwasher safe for added convenience

From the manufacturer

Cuisinart 7117-16UR Chef’s Classic Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster

An essential piece of cookware for family dinners, parties, and holiday celebrations, the Cuisinart Roasting Pans are designed to hold turkeys, chickens, and large roasts. Riveted stainless steel handles make placing the roasters into the oven, and lifting them out, safe and hassle free. Solid stainless steel racks allow heat to circulate and let meat or poultry drain as it cooks.


– Stainless Triple Ply Construction.

– Heat Surround Technology.

– Solid Stainless Steel Rack.

– Induction Ready.

– Dishwasher Safe.

– Lifetime Warranty.

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I got this pan for my four layer lasagna i make. No cutting lasagna noodles to fit pan. I use six lasagna noodles for each layer no sticking. It is also great for 20lb turkey.

Purchased for daughter who is novice cook. First use was to be turkey but she actually cooked 5 bone standing rib roast to perfection. Knife is fantastic for cutting ribs away from roast then cutting into one inch thick steaks. Excellent quality roasting pan and electric knife set.

Excellent quality – heavy made with very good heavy handles. Looked for the best roasting pan i could find. Throwing in the rack, baster, thermometer, knife & fork made this a no brainer. Any one who has wrested a hunk of meat to turn it over or put it on a plate will appreciate the meat hooks too. Can’t wait to use this on thanksgiving.

I’ve thrown away too many of the coated teflon type from stuff-mart because the surface peels after one cleaning. I’m weary of disposable kitchen wares. This is a high-quality stainless pan you’ll be passing down to the next generation someday. It’s great for large casseroles as well and not just roasts and large birds at holidays. The shape of the roasting rack allows air to circulate so the whole bird gets a cooked evenly. The lifting forks are something i would not have purchased separately but now would not want to cook a large without. My only tip is to have an extra thermometer on hand. The one in this set did not work.

Nice bundle kit, excellent quality.

Held a rather large turkey for thanksgiving. The included tools made the job even easier.

Set includes: Turkey Lifters (2) (CTG-01-TL), Turkey Baster (CTG-00-PLB), Electric Knife (CEK-40), Meat Thermometer (CTG-00-MTM)

I really only bought this set for the electric knife, and i only got the whole set because it was $50 at the time. For an extra $10 it was worth it, and i will use everything but the low quality thermometer, but i wouldn’t pay over $100 for this set in any stretch of the imagination. The turkey lifters are nice, and we used them effectively on our thanksgiving smoked turkey. The baster is a baster that bastes. But what i really love is the electric knife. I used both blades on turkey day, for the bird and for fresh home-baked bread. This knife owned everything it touched and it really made the table presentation so much nicer and everybody thought the same. If you’re uncomfortable carving your bird with a power tool, check out alton brown’s electric knife turkey carving video on yt. I followed his directions to a t, and i’ll never go back to an ‘analog’ fork and blade. This ain’t your grandpa’s electric knife.

Makes cooking prime rib a pleasure.

This pan/rack set was perfect for our 26 lb. The tools came in very handy and clean up was a snap. The pan and rack are non-stick and wiped clean with a sponge. I highly recommend this product.

My husband cuts homemade bread with it and it leaves few crumbs. The roasting pan is just what i needed. And the meat thermometer, and meat lifter come in really handy. All in all we got a lot of quality items for a great price.

Used for thanksgiving turkey.

I got this for my mom for christmas and she loved it. Everything came just as it is shown. We had no problem with it fitting in our oven (and we don’t have a special oven it is just a plain old oven).

Premium stainless steel offers optimal cooking performance

I had been considering this type roasting pan for over a year, but i just couldn’t justify the price for the other brand i had been seeing. I’m so glad i waited for the cuisinart. This is definitely a quality roasting pan, and affordable enough for real people. It is not quite as heavy as the allclad, but almost as heavy, and certainly heavy enough.I’m pretty sure it will perform just as nicely and for as many years as the pricier brand. I appreciate value, and i consider this to be a great one.

Great size, heavy duty, easy to clean. The knife is great- very sharp, good weight and tang design.

Order as a christmas gift and did not receive the meat thermometer that it says it comes with.

I got it very quickly; thanks amazon. I already used it to cook chicken.

We needed a new knife, and this one is great; but, for a few more bucks (and i mean a few–we only paid 1/2 of what this is currently selling for) we got a great roasting pan, thermometer, etc. Can’t beat the quality and the value. I love using this roasting pan for roast chicken and turkey. It’s the best i’ve owned.

You get so much for your money. I haven’t tried it out yet bought after thanksgiving. Can’t wait to make a turkey.

Used this when i cooked our thanksgiving turkey for the first time. All the tools were useful and i felt prepared for cooking/serving a turkey for 15 people.

Large capacity roaster fits in all standard-size ovens and is perfect for baking and roasting

Great bundle of all the things you will need for a turkey or any roast.

Cooked a turkey like a champ. Could of put a bigger one on it thankfully 22lbs was enough to feed the herd this year. Cleaned up back to looking like new.

If you have a good cook (or chef) in the family, this makes a very impressive gift. It’s a very nice looking pan that stays nice looking. My only criticism of it is the lack of a non-stick interior. You either will want to line the pan with foil before cooking anything that will generate a mess or where juices might burn, or you’ll have to let it soak with a dryer sheet for a while afterwards. The stainless doesn’t retain messes so much as it just takes a bit of effort to get it completely clean. But it’s worth the effort – the pan cooks evenly, the rack is very sturdy. Watch out for the handles when they’re hot – they don’t fold down and it’s easy to burn the underside of your arm or hands on them when you’re moving it around while hot.

This roasting pan is a prize and well worth the investment. It is heavy duty and i have used it for large rib roasts and a turkey. It is wonderful for making gravy on my gas stove after roasting; the rack is so sturdy it holds any roast i could fit in my oven. It washes clean with little effort so i have not had to use the dishwasher. It looks like new after washing. This pan will be around a lot longer than i will.

Lifted right out on the rack.

My family loves it when i roast turkeys with stuffing and all the trimmings, and this one replaced an old pan that just couldn’t hold a big enough turkey to feed my growing boys. . We’ve not had any problems with too little turkey since i got this one, let me tell you.

Removable stainless U-rack is designed for even heat circulation and drainage of fat and oils during cooking

It’s high quality and sturdy. I’m excited to do my first turkey in it, but so far i’ve done a couple of large pork loins and it’s been wonderful.

I guess i got a great deal on this set when i purchased it 2 days ago it was 36 bucks and now its up to 94 i liked the set so much that i came back to buy a 2nd set for a gift. It was a steal at 36 well made pan and nice extras the knife was worth what i paid for the set. I guess the sale is over but still a very nice gift idea.

This pan is a great pan i purchased it two days ago and made a fresh ham and a turkey in the last two days. I think it is a little thin for such a great roaster pan. But the food came out delicious it cleans very easily but i must admit that the pan is a bit yellowed from the high heat at the beginning of the cooking. Thats ok if you are cooking for a lot of people that doesnt matter. It came with a thermometer and two holders in addition to the rack. I think its a great pan with minor problems. Cuisinart chef’s classic stainless 16-inch roaster with rack and 3 piece roasting set.

Cuisinart DFP-3 Handy Prep 3-Cup Food Processor – I have been looking for something like this

I absolutely love this little food processor. Its plenty big enough for food items i make for the 2 of us and wouldn’t be without the shredder attachment for making coleslaw. It easily stores in my cupboard and i would be lost without it. I highly recommend this little gem.

My mother has some trouble prepping food due to arthritis. I gave her the cuisinart dfp-3 handy prep 3 cup processor as a gift for mother’s day. She is able to process veggies for soups etc. I couldn’t be more pleased, and mom loves her handy size food processor.

Had a larger cuisinart food processor for 27 years and it worked great, until it finally broke. This smaller 3 cup version cannot compete with my 27 year old version. The blades ride up a little high and a lot of the food just sits at the bottom, just under the spinning blades, and does not get processed. I find i have to manually chop all that this food processor cannot reach, which defeats the purpose. Also, the materials especially the clear container, seem flimsier than my old one. Not sure if this is because it is a smaller, less sturdy version or if it is just not made as well as it use to be. That said, i can live with the decrease in material quality, but the fact that the blades ride high and leave a lot unprocessed is the reason for the lower rating.

I thought i made a mistake getting the small cuisinart food processor but i changed my mind when i started to use it. It’s actually perfect for food prep for two people. A bigger one would be a waste of space. I use the food processor for shredding, grating, slicing, and chopping. Makes meal prep a lot easier for me now that arthritis makes it difficult to hold knives safely. It doesn’t have a 4mm blade to cut vegetables though and i think cuisinart should make one for it. So if you want veggies to show in your homemade bean soup you have to cook the beans and the vegetables separately or the vegetables will disappear into the broth before the beans are done. I took a star away from my rating for not having the 4mm blade. However, don’t let that stop you from getting this helpful little jewel.

This ended up being too small to be worth taking out, assembling and hand washing. We’ve ended up using it once or twice, maybe, since we bought it. It’s very easy to hand chop a small amount of food. In the end, that’s what we do instead of the hassle of using this little processor. If i were to buy again, i would get a much larger processor. The processor works just fine, but has many pieces to assemble, wash and store.

I think i must have a cuisinart food processor fetish of some sort. I have six of them, spread out in 2 homes and a third one with wheels and an engine. I am partial to this 3-cup variety, useful and effective for so many things in the preparation of food in the home kitchen, when the job does not justify using one of its big brothers (or sisters, ladies). A batch of bread dough using 1 cup of flour makes two very nice hamburger buns in it, or a 14′ pizza, takes about 1 minute to make. Let the dough rise in a pamd plastic bag on the counter – no muss, no fuss – kneading not needed.

  • Fantastic
  • Great processor, too bad its discontinued
  • Great little machine!

This processor does everything i need it to. I like it’s smaller size and it’s plenty powerful. Once in awhile i need to process something in 2 batches, but my back appreciates not having to lift one of those bigger guys.

We have a larger kitchenaid food processor that is fine — no problems — it is just a bit large. I like to put in a can of tuna and ‘pulse’ it a few times. The cuisinart is great for that. I find myself using it more than the larger one. Really pleased with this product.

This cuisinart is a great little buy. It does pretty much all i want it to do (altho i miss the dough ‘blade’) in a small amount of room. We have a small kitchen and it fits quite nicely. It is so much lighter than the 11 cup one i had previously (duh), so i am comfortable using it more often. I was a little surprised at how much it spews when i use the chute. It almost needs a special container to catch it.

This food processor comes with lots of optional equipment and can be used for many different needs. It is also a good size when preparing for smaller volumes. It is easy to clean and put together too.

I bought this back in 2011, and it’s still going strong.

Features of Cuisinart DFP-3 Handy Prep 3-Cup Food Processor

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  • Chute attachment for continuous slicing or shredding
  • 3-cup work bowl with feed tube; stainless-steel chopping-mixing blade
  • Comes with slicing disc (2 mm); medium shredding disc
  • Ejector disc directs ingredients through chute attachment
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

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It works very well for chopping and dicing and i also use it to make smoothies with fruit and protein powder. It doesn’t fit a lot of stuff in it but it’s very small so it’s handy to put in a cabinet and doesn’t take up a lot of space in the dishwasher. I have a small apartment so i will not buy a larger size and just do two batches if neceessary. I’ve had this for a little over a year and use regularly.

I bought this as a gift for my parents. The difference is that this model has a lot of plastic in it’s parts. The shredding disc is made up of plastic except for tiny part that does the shredding, while the 7 cup model the entire disc is made of metal. While shredding cheese the disc will stop if you push down too hard on the cheese when your feeding it into the processor. This works alright for certain things but the 7 cup model is so much better.

Be aware that this is only a 3 cup food processor. That was all i wanted and that is what i received. It is very easy to use and cleans up extremely easily. I’m sorry to report that having used this machine for about a year, it suddenly stopped working. I suspect the motor burned out i used it once or twice a month, not very heavily. I loved it when it worked but i’m disappointed that it broke so soon. I hope other don’t share my experience. In other words, i hope i’m a glitch.

Best food processor i have ever owned – not too big, not too small, but has capacity to slice and shred forever with the attachment disk and a bowl. I love the size – fits right on my counter and is very solid, so it doesn’t slide around. I use it almost every day and consider it the best purchase i have made in a long time of small kitchen appliances.

I have been using my cuisinart 8cup model(older version) for many years and i love it, however, i don’t feel using it when i chop or slice only one onion, and large machine is not good at handling small quantity food. So i bought mini prep chopper for these small jobs and liked it for chopping and mixing but it doesn’t slice or grate. Mini prep was small and light and it was not good at heavier jobs. Then i purchased this handy prep 3cup and it was perfect solution for my purposes. With little more investment, you can have same powerful motor as the larger models and you can have many accessories for chopping, grating and slicing. It has much heavier motor base than mini preps and because of its powerful motor, it sounds quiet. Here are what it does:chopping: choop onions, parmesan cheese and other vegetables with ease. Chop chocolate from small chunks (not from whole bar, though). Slicing/grating: dfp-3 comes with unlimited slicing/grating disc with chute attachment.

Conveniently sized food processor. Functions well and is easy to clean.

Chute attachment for continuous slicing or shredding

We’ve had a larger cuisinart food processer for many years. The bowl finally broke and my wife decided that rather than buy a new bowl that she would like a smaller unit. This one stays on the kitchen counter rather than having to be put in a cubbard when not in use like our old, larger unit. This one is plenty big enough for 2 to 4 people.

Reluctantly purchased one of these to start making homemade food for my daughter. I was nervous because it seemed too small to use for making batches of food but it’s worked so well thus far. I’ve made carrots, sweet potato, banana, apple and peaches and they all come out smooth and free of chunks. If you’re wondering about quantity, i can usually fill up about three oxo tot baby blocks freezer storage containers 2-ounce, set 6, clear, more if i fill it up completely. Outside of baby food, i’ve used it to make pie fillings and chop up ingredients for recipes. I’m definitely not the most domestically inclined person in the world but this thing is super easy to use. Can’t wait to make homemade salsa and pasta sauce in it. My only issue is that it is small for things beyond batches of baby food. , if you’re looking for a good book for baby food recipes, this one (the best homemade baby food on the planet: know what goes into every bite with more than 200 of the most deliciously nutritious homemade baby food. More than 60 purees your baby will love) is great.

Just the right size for small jobs. Wonderful, especially onions. I now, buy a brick of cheese and grate my own, making it less expensive and cheaper per oz. I had a small one once before, but they quit making them until now, with this one. All the other small ones, just chop. I like the grating and slicing feature too. Nice for carrots and celery, too. The name of this appliance is dependable too.

I just love this little cuisinart food processor. After 15 years or so, the wiringin the back went bad and i didn’t want to bother having it fixed – especially once we saw amazon’s price – the lowest i’ve ever seen. I think way back when we bought the first one it was more than what i paid now. We’re a small family and don’t need a really big machine – 3 cups is more than sufficient for my needs. It’s quite powerful and with the two additional blades and the chute attachment it’s everything i need. I also like that it’s small because it’s on the counter and takes up very little space. What would have been a great feature is a retractable cord or a storage area for the cord. Because i kept pushing the machine to the wall, the wiring bent and damaged the cord. Had i not done so, it still would be working now. So, i’ll keep that in mind from now on and not push it so close against the wall.

My husband has had to consume only liquids for the past month (and we still have 3 more weeks to go) because his jaw is wired shut after having surgery done. This food processor is such an incredible blessing. I’ve been able to process soups, smoothies, juices, etc. I actually look forward to using it everyday, multiple times a day. It is extremely powerful, effective, efficient, and fun to use. The set-up and clean-up couldn’t be easier. I will continue using this food processor daily even after my husband is off the liquid diet. It’s great for quickly making salsas, slicing up food bits, or making delicious milkshakes or smoothies. I can’t wait to gift this item to friends/family as well.

Good processor but i wish i bought a bigger one. One annoying thing is that the bowl and cover only fit on one way and you will keep forgetting which way that is.

3-cup work bowl with feed tube; stainless-steel chopping-mixing blade

This is my first ever food processor. Which is a big deal for me being 25. I don’t know anyone else my age that owns one. I originally wanted a gadget that can chop and slice things up for me easier than a mandoline (i’ve used a mandoline and don’t enjoy it so much maybe because i had a scrape accident. ) so i decided to look for a food processor. It doesn’t really chop or slice that well, lol. For chopping, you’d have to be careful or it’ll turn to mush (ok ok, so it is a food processor) and for slicing, i’m just disappointed that it’s only a 2mm and i can’t find a part anywhere for anything bigger. I’ve made a cheesecake crust (crushed together ginger snaps, nuts, etc), used it to froth up egg whites, sliced apples and cucumbers, cookie dough recipes, and a few other things (i know, those are such random stuff). Just examples of what i’ve done. I plan to make more mixed concoctions like hummus. So, though this machine hasn’t satisfied my chopping and slicing needs (now i can shop for more fun gadgets on amazon. ), it’s great for everything else.

Our mini chop broke and i looked for a replacement. There is little out there that is available in the 1 1/2 cup size that we wanted. We settled for the cuisinart dfp-3. Since it was a cuisinart, we were confident of it’s quality and we weren’t disappointed. (we have had cuisinart full size food processors for many years. )although this unit was bigger than we originally wanted, it turned out to be just fine, in fact we were pleased with the added volume. It works well, is well constructed and has a chute that can be used to eject the cut food directly into a bowl. My wife ended up liking it so much we turned around and ordered a second one for the cottage.

Does everything the big one does but in smaller quantities.

I used to have a big food processor but it took up too much space. I went with this one, it’s smallish, but powerful. It has the attachment to shred and slice while shooting it out of the container so there’s not a quantity issue when using it. I can throw and onion in there and it doesn’t turn it to much. I would recommend it to anyone and it’s easy to store.

If you look on cuisinart’s company website, this model is no longer being advertised. That is too bad, because this is a really great item. Nowadays, if you want a 3 cup processor, you can only get one that chops/grinds. This model can do chopping/grinding and slicing/shredding. It comes with a disk that slices/shreds veggies and cheese. There is also the opening at the top so you can drop the food into the processor without having to stop the machine, and take off the top. Of course, since it is a small model, you must cut up the veggies and cheese to fit the opening at the top, but this is not a burden. It has a small footprint on the counter or pantry, which is a must. This is great for couples, small families, or someone who cooks a lot and needs to chop things like garlic, herbs, cheese or make sauces.

I’ve heard so much about the cuisinart food processors. Living alone and working a lot of hours, it’s sometimes easier to grab something quick (aka unhealthy) than come home and chop up vegetables, etc. So, i decided to try this small one because it was inexpensive, compared to the other models. Plus, it had slicer and shredder blades. I made spanikopita in about 15 minutes, start to oven. The spinach was chopped so quickly. I sliced a bunch of peppers and onions in just a few minutes and froze them in small packages for easy weekday cooking. Mushrooms, lemons, zucchini, etc – poof, done. It’s powerfulmy only criticism is that i wish i could order more blades. The slicing disc cuts in pretty thin slices so i wish i could order a medium thickness blade. But, the thin cut veggies cook fast which fits with my goal of quick, healthy cooking so it’s fine.

This little food processor is a replacement for one like it that i had for about thirty years. It is durable, easy to store, easy to clean, does everything i want it to and does it well. I hope to enjoy it for another thirty years.

Comes with slicing disc (2 mm); medium shredding disc

Let me start off by saying that i’ve never owned a food processor. A few weeks ago, i ordered the kitchen aid 3-cup mini-prep. It was a flimsy lightweight little machine. It only had one button–the pulse button–and it stuck so i ended up sending it back. Aside from the defect, i thought it was an okay machine at the time because i had nothing to compare it to. Fortunately, for me, when i sent it back, they were out so i couldn’t exchange it for the same one. I had to shop around all over again for a reasonably-priced, durable mini-processor. It cost $18 more but it was definitely worth itwhat a difference. This is one is super heavyweight and has all kinds of bells and whistles that the other one didn’t have.

The concept is good and it is well executed: a smaller, sturdy version of the time-saving larger food processor. Big food processors make sense because they save a tremendous amount of time doing boring and tiring routines of chopping and slicing for large quantity output. If you are just preparing for for yourself and your partner, the time saved may not be enough to make you get in the habit of using it. For just the two of us, hand slicing and chopping is fast enough and easier to clean up; plan a party however, and out it comes. And make no mistake: this little unit can do a big job easily. I suspect this unit will last 30 years or more.

It’s big enough for me (single man, living with a roommate in a small san francisco apartment), and easy to clean. If you’re wondering if this would eat a lot of counter space, it will. That’s why i put it back in the box all the time after using and cleaning. However, i think it’s worth it, if you’re looking for a simple and small food processor.

My first food processor and i am using it almost everyday. Pizza dough comes out perfect and slicing vegtables for quiche works very well (zucchini, summer squash). Making salads is quick and easy. The size is just right in taking up a small space on my counter and the price was terrific.

Cuisinart dfp-3 handy prep 3-cup food processormy old 7-cup braun food processor died and was no longer reparable. I was horrified at the huge size of most food processors now available but did’t want a mini-processor. I was a little unsure about getting a 3-cup food processor, but my fears have been allayed. It’s a real little work horse and has done everything i need. The side funnel attachment allows unlimited grating or slicing, so the 3-cup size only relates to chopping. Since herbs and nuts are a primary use i’ve had no problems. In short, i love the petite size and the decent capacity.

I used this only twice and was able to make cookie dough in seconds and mince food in seconds. It isn’t designed to do the job of the 7-cup. I read all the reviews and the ones that are disappointed with this product seem to be using it beyond its design – for very small 3-cup max jobs this is your tool. I read another review that said they love it as a beginner fp – i couldn’t agree moreit may not be worth the 50. 00 but when they sell it on special for like 35. 00 – then pick it up – that is what i did and i am happy with it. My intensions were to use the heck out of it and let my 9 yr old, who loves to cook, use it as a learning tool to become a better baker. And for that we are very pleased.

Ejector disc directs ingredients through chute attachment

I bought this in february and the motor just died on my while making peanut butter. Not overheated or anything, just plain died.

I have been using one of these for at least ten years. I did have to replace the post that the cutters fit onto but it works perfectly even though i put it through pretty hard tasks. I bought this to replace my mom’s and kept her old one for replacement parts. I have thought about ungrading to a full size food processor but then decide that this model does what i want 90% of the time and if my project is too much for one processing, i just do several fillings.

I’ve been using this food processor every day (sometimes multiple times per day) for the past 2+ years. It’s handled everything i need it to, including chopping onions, blending pie crusts, making smoothies, shredding carrots, and blending hummus. No loss of power or function with continuous use. The bowl and the lid have gone through the dishwasher countless times and have held up exceptionally well, although the lock on the lid has developed a crack and is close to breaking off. Replacement parts are easy to come by on amazon (i’ve purchased a few replacements for lost blades). Can’t imagine my life without it.

I bought this for my brother who recently started cooking. He was on the fence about this purchase, not really sure if he needed it. Turned out that he was very happy with his decision to get it because it just makes it so much easier and faster to cook. He uses it to chop onions and tomatoes mainly.

Love the price and the size of the unit. I just feel cuisinart brought the quality a little too low for the price. I would have preferred to pay another $25 for better quality. Pros:-size, price, comes with chute(which i have not tried yet)cons:-uneven chopping of veggies. This is the biggest problem. Worked best by chopping veggies separate. Also need to stop and mix the veggies or the bottom ones are pulverized and top ones not going to bottom. -limitation of 1 cup at a time.

Only issue (and its probably my fault) is that the plastic warped slightly when put in the dishwasher so now when i make salsa the liquid leaks sometimes. This is for small jobs though. If youre cooking for more than 2 people you should probably size up.

I have been looking for something like this for doing small jobs so when i seen this on amazon i thought this would be perfect. It will take up a small amount of space plus i will be able to do a lot of things with this and to use to prepare for meals. I am glad i found this on amazon. I had a small 1 1/ 2 size from black and decker that you cannot find anymore with the shredder and chopper that i used quite a bit so this size will be the closes to that one. It sure cuts down on time to do things.

My cuisinart dfp-3 handy prep 3-cup food processor arrived in only 5 days, (standard/free) thanks to amazon’s superior shipping service. I’m single, but enjoy having guests over for dinner, and decided that the 3 cup processor would work for me. I took my time and read the instructions cover-to-cover prior to actually using it for the first time, and i feel certain that is the key to avoiding many of the mishaps (such as over processing) that other reviewers complained of. This machine is such a joy to use that i found myself at the local farmers market today, just to buy veggies to use in it. (i’m even trying some for the first time ever, which leads me to believe that it’s a healthy influence on my eating habits. Additionally, i was surprised as to how quiet and easy to clean it is. I’m certain that i will use this machine for years to come. Cuisinart is one of those companies that stands out amongst the others with product quality, design, and warranties -i’m a firm believer in the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ and this is a perfect example.

I just grated up 3 blocks of cheese today with my fantastic new food processor. Awesome :)since i live on my own, this is the perfect size for my needs. I love that it comes with slicing and grating attachments, as well as a continuous feed chute. Pre-grated cheese actually has some carbs in it, and since i’m on a low-carb diet, i prefer to shred my own cheese and this machine makes that incredibly simple. I plan on making mayonnaise next, and the feed pusher thingy even has a small hole in the bottom so you can fill it up with oil and have it drizzle into your yolk mixture in a thin, steady stream. All the parts are easily washable by hand. Also, i love that this machine is actually relatively quiet – especially compared to my blender. :pthis makes an awesome first food processor since it blends the functionality of more expensive models with the handy size and more wallet-friendly price of entry-level models.

I have owned 3 of the biggest cuisinart processors over the last 35 years, and 2 of the mini-preps. This is the handiest by far. The big ones don’t work well for small jobs and the mini-preps are almost useless. This little jewel handles small jobs beautifully. It will emulsify salad dressings like nothing else and grate or shred small quantities of cheese perfectly. I also love it for mincing/pureeing fresh garlic, rosemary, and other ingredients for a fast, fresh dry rub. Another plus: it takes up very little space on the counter or in the dishwasher. When my family lived at home, i loved the large ones. Now this small one fits my lifestyle.

I bought a little pro, which is the same as dfp-3, for my mother in law in 1987 and i inherited it in 1992. It is a very good and high quality machine. I have given it heavy use using the chute to grate apples for canning sauce. Over the years at least a ton of apples have gone through the chute, 240 this year alone. I have replaced it because of a little oil leakage and feared it was dying and not wanting to be without it. The dfp-3, being exactly the same, is as good as the old and i was delighted it was still available. This is the only food processor i have and find it all that is needed for two people.

Cuisinart 7 Speed Hand Mixer – I like this mixer a lot but a few months after

Wish the beaters were a little more sustantial–otherwise seems to work better than a spoon.

We’ve used the mixer a few times and it seems to well-built and easy to use. We would recommend it, especially since america’s test kitchen (reportedly) did also.

I like this mixer a lot but a few months after my warranty expired, it became defective. One of the beaters would not stay in the mixer. Company says it cannot be repaired. Guess i’ll have to buy a new one.

This is something that we don’t use very often so we don’t know how long it will last. We looked it up in the consumer reports ratings where we subscribe and they rated it as good so we went by their ratings in this purchase.

I do not have the cupboard space for a large stationary mixer. I recommend it to those who need a smaller unit. I chose the blue one and it is beautiful.

Unless you want a standing mixer, this is excellent.

  • A Replacement For My 30 Year Old Cuisinart 3 Speed Mixer
  • Smooth, strong deliver by motor. You might want
  • a few times and it seems to well-built and easy to use

Nice mixer with great beaters. Not sure about the smoothstart feature (eliminates splattering). When starting the beater i received, you have to wait a few seconds after starting for it to rev down.

Has speed options, that slide into place with the new digital controls. Swivel cord at base, keeps cord from getting tangled while you work.

Wish i had bought it befor now. Wasted years using a slower model.

It has a lot of power, best hand mixer i’ve owned.

Product reviews were right – this is a very nice mixerproduct reviews were right – this is a very nice mixer.

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  • 220 watts of power with automatic feedback for tick ingredients
  • Smoothstart® feature eliminates splattering
  • Swivel cord for right-handed or left-handed use
  • Extra-long self-cleaning beaters with no centre posts

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Smooth, strong deliver by motor. You might want to use a deeper bowl than you have with other mixers. With the beaters provided, it does sling food around the top.

I am vert happy with the performance of my new hand mixer, however i have a ‘heads up’ for any future shoppers. The item came with two beaters and a whisk. I could have saved 5 bucks if the description of the unit mentioned that the whisk was included. I assumed it wasn’t and ordered it in addition.

Absolutely delighted with this mixer. It replaces a thirty year old cuisinart 3 speed mixer that i feel sad about discarding. I wore it out and have many fond memories with it. The stainless steel beaters are identical between both models and to the person who wondered how sturdy they were, trust me, the old ones are still perfect. I have many pieces of their chef classic stainless cookware from amazon. It looks just like all clad and i love iti purchased this from golda’s kitchen and they were most caring, checking up on fedex to ensure the package was on its way. I would be more than happy to order from them again.

I am a fan of america’s test kitchen. They recommended this item for a hand mixer, and it delivers. I have recommended to friends, and they also enjoy theirs.

I’ve had my cuisinart hand mixer for over 16 years and it’s worked wonderfully. Everything from batters to mashed potatoes, no job has been to big for this mixer. Not many products get 5 stars from me, but this one does.

Very powerful and solid mixer. Only problem is that it splatters a little bit if you’re not careful. Good value and a quality product.

Seven speed adjustable by digital touch panel allowing to perform tasks small and large

This is an awesome hand mixer. Don’t have room for a stand mixer but you don’t need one with this. It even comes with a balloon whisk attachment.

Excellent mixer, handles stiff batters easily. Bought after purchase of a black friday $5. 00 special that smelled hot after 2 minutes of use.

It works fine, a bit fast on start-up, but not enough to be a problem. Good strength for a portable. So much more handy than hauling out the big one.

Cuisinart mixer seems to be a few steps above others in design and appearance. Wife is very pleased with product. Wisk type beaters are easy to clean.

220 watts of power with automatic feedback for tick ingredients

Smoothstart® feature eliminates splattering

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Cuisinart CSB-77 Smart Stick Hand Blender – A great little hand-blender!

I need to add more fiber and potassium to my diet. I used to make smoothies and have a vitamix which is the bomb. But it’s a pig to lug out when i just want one smoothie for myself. I think that’s why i stopped making smoothies. So i started looking into personal/mini blenders and saw this. The amount of positive reviews is impressive and here’s another one. This does exactly what i want. It allows me to quickly and easily puree some fruits and spinach with a little milk and some protein powder. It handles everything perfectly, but does trip over the spinach slightly. There are usually a few bits of spinach lives left in the holes in the housing around the blades.

I make smoothies with it, and it handles ice, frozen berries, etc. I’ve used the chopper attachment to make hummus, and it handles well. Haven’t run into any issues yet, but we’ll see over time. I’m curious to see how long the plastic gear that everyone has issues with will hold up.

Like anything else fragile, handle this one with care or else the gears will get stripped. This little hand-held blender is wonderful in both a hot pot of soup to be pureed and in a high tumbler to make smoothies with frozen fruit. We also bought the stainless steel cup which works well with the hand-held blender. Cuisinart was very helpful when our blade failed to turn, and sent out a new motor housing (with the original warranty continuing in effect). I would recommend this with the above caveat.

I really love this for making soups or anything that really needs to be smooth. It is a matter of seconds and the smoothness is complete. I also love the chopper for just doing little things, like chopping up an onion. It works great and does it quickly. What is really nice is that it is just a matter of running water over it and it is clean; no scrubbing.

So handy and stores and cleans so easily. Nice to have a very healthy smoothie in the morning that would cost well over 5 bucks if you bought it. I use whey powder, bee pollen, flax oil/ground seed, green algae powder, frozen fruit and almond milk and its a great way to start the day. The attachments are great and haven’t taken out my big clumsy food processor since i purchased.

It is well made and very sturdy. I’ve used it for all sorts of different foods (sauces, creams, refried beans, etc. The chopper cup is great for small amounts. I use this when i don’t want to dig out my large food processor.

  • The swiss army knife of kitchen utensils
  • 10 second butternut squash soup!
  • So far so good

Okay, so i bought this while it was on sale. It’s been a year and a half and i still use it at least 3 times a weekthis is crucial for adding veggies to foods my daughter would normally eat and helps with keeping the counter not so cluttered with blenders and such. I recommend for small families or small kitchens. Perfect size for me and mine.

I absolutely love this item. I have had it for a few years now, and it is still going. I probably need a new immersion part, as i have used it so much it is starting to make noises, and the blades are probably dull. And was using it for making breakfast smoothies nearly everyday for a year.

I have only used this several times, so i have yet to see how it holds up over the years. I used it for a soup recipe that i used to use a blender for. Although it is much more convenient than the blender, it didn’t seem to blend as evenly. I felt that i was over blending some of the vegetable whiles some were left in large chunks. This doesn’t seem to draw in the liquid like a blender does, so you really need to move it around the entire pot, and you are somewhat limited to what you can reach based on the distance between the tips of the blades and where the edge of the outer element hits the edge of the pot. In other words, you can’t blend all the way to the edge of the container. I received this as a gift and read the reviews that state that the chopper breaks the teeth easily, so i have decided to forgo using the extra attachments at all. It’s a shame they won’t be used, but it’s worth it to me to maintain the integrity of the blender. I feel the tool deserves a four because it does work well and i’m sure i will become more accustomed to using it and become better at evenly blending my soups. If you are considering buying it, perhaps shop around and look at other blenders’ reviews, but if you settle on this one, you’ll be happy with its ease of use and aesthetic appeal.

This doesn’t go near as fast as my old one so it doesn’t blend as well.

I never knew how much i needed this immersion blender until i owned it. Hot soups, cold smoothies, puree’s. This is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. My kids use it several times a week and it’s still going strong. Love the dish-washer-ability of the blade attachment. I would definitely buy this again. My daughter took it when she moved, so i got another.

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  • 200-watt immersion hand blender housed in brushed stainless steel
  • Powerful chopper and whisk attachments provide added versatility
  • Lightweight design; easy-to-grip ergonomic handle; simple push-button control
  • 16-ounce mixing/measuring beaker and 2-cup mixing container included
  • Measures 2-1/8 by 2-3/5 by 14 inches; 3-year limited warranty

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I would recommend this product for any serious home cook or even an amateur. It’s very easy to assemble and clean (dishwasher safe for the top rack), affordable, and the attachments do come in handy when preparing meals and such things as baby food or purees ins mall batches (try garlic cloves and cream cheese for a great dip). Simple instructions, very good value for a durable, no-nonsense and easy-to-use product without a lot of ‘bells and whistles.

This is the best kitchen gadget i’ve ever purchased. I used to be stuck with a ‘rustic’ consistency on any and all creamy soups. The first day i used it, i made about a gallon of amazing butternut squash soup. I pureed it hot and had no splatter; even with my caution about a new appliance, it was done in under a minute. I’ve done it since then in 10 seconds. It elevated my soup to a high-end restaurant quality and all my friends were impressed. One of the reasons i purchased the item was because i wanted to eat healthier and eliminate grains/gluten without feeling deprived. With this item, i don’t need to add any flour, cornstarch, or other thickeners to gravies. I can simply puree a portion of the food. For example, i can puree a potato into my turkey gravy or use some of the potatoes and carrots straight out of the pot roast to thicken the saucethe cup it comes with is also fantastic for making homemade salad dressing emulsions and aioli.

My husband and i got this for a wedding gift years ago. I don’t cook a lot so except for the chopper attachment, this pretty much stayed in the cabinet. I recently found it while trying to figure out how to mix oil into my special needs son’s formula. This works so much better than the countertop blender i was using. I have to make a new batch every day so being able to blend in the pitcher and only having one part to clean saves me a ton of time doing dishes. I don’t know why it sat in my cabinet for so long. I use it for everything now. The chopper attachment is really handy for when you only need to chop a small amount and don’t want to pull out the food processor. I found out that i like it so much, i bought another one to give to a friend last christmas.

Only had this appliance a short time but for thanksgiving, it did the trick with chopping celery and onions for dressing plus was wonderful for making bread crumbs had some problem getting the base opened after chopping deal but hope i’ll get the hang of that soon. It blends beautifully and can’t wait to make up some tomato basil creamy soup with it.

I’ve had this hand blender for several years now and it has just given out. I have to say that i have abused it making 3 smoothies a day, using frozen fruits and ice. It had always been a powerful unit and done the job i’ve asked it to do. Love that the handle is detachable for safety and cleaning. I’ve used the food processor with no issues, either in function or cleaning. I originally paid about $80 for the blender and attachments at a local retailer and am pleased to find the price today about $36 with free shipping for an entirely new package.

I am very pleased with this product. I use it for making soups (hand blender) and also as a baby food processor (chopper). After steaming veggies and meats for my baby i put everything in the chopper and it is as efficient as any baby blender. I had another one before that i had to sell as i moved to a different country with different electricity standards and i am happy with this new one as this is more powerful than the one i had before. I have never used the whisk and don’t think i will as i prefer to have one that is more sturdy already and that i love. However if i need to travel i could bring the full set with me as it would take less space than bringing all my other tools with me.

200-watt immersion hand blender housed in brushed stainless steel

I am very pleased with this purchase. The blender is outstanding and saves alot of time when processing cream soups. Before buying this product, i wouldprocess small amounts in a blender and return them to the pan i was using. This utensil does it all in one pan making cleaning a snap since all you cleanis the blender. The chopper works extremely well too giving you just the size you want in avery short time which is so important in our busy lives. My friend told me about this item and i’m delighted with it.

This is replacing a braun of equivalent specification, which lasted about two years (i had another identical braun before that which lasted about 1. I hope this one will last more than 2 years. I use it for light work, since i am very well equipped for heavy work, with food processor, blender and stand mixer. I have been using this cuisinart for less than a month, but i like it better than the braun model i have been using. I like how the parts separate, so you can place them in the dish washer. All the components work well and are easy to clean manually (so i typically don’t put them in the dishwasher). I will update this post when the thing dies, which hopefully will not happen before 2014.

I use this all of the time in my kitchen. I own a large cuisinart, but for small jobs, this comes in handy. My only complaint is, i wish that the lid was designed better. It is nearly impossible to take the lid off if my hands are wet and they usually are when i am cooking etc. I usually have to grab a towel to twist off the lid which is a hassle.

I have had this for almost two years. If you are reviewing other brands look close at the blending head. This one kind of holds a lot of food on the inner part (blade part) of the immersion head, but it is not a big deal. The chopper is small but works fantastic. Clean this immediately after using it. You should buy the stainless steel, 30 ounce cup to use with the immersion blender. If you do not buy the steel cup use a large, plastic drinking cup. Using a cup keeps the food from flying all over the room.

I have been using the hand blender every morning to make smoothies. It just takes me seconds to blend various fruits. Be careful with the push button though, you may press it without realizing it. I directly unplug the cord whenever i stop the blender. So far i only use the chopper once to chop onion, garlic and chilli and it worked well.

I got the stick blender because i make a lot of soup and i wanted to blend it in the pot, rather than transfer to my blender and then back to the pot. I got a cuisinart, because i trust the brand. I honestly put away the whisk attachment thinking i’d never use it, then decided to get it out when i was whipping egg whites for waffles. I had fluffy, firm egg whites within about a minute or so and cleanup was easy. We’ve made smoothies with the stick blender that took less time than in my regular blender. I’m very happy with my purchase.

Powerful chopper and whisk attachments provide added versatility

We received this immersion blender set as a wedding gift and i absolutely love it. We’ve had it for over 5 years and use it fairly frequently with no mechanical issues. In the past few months i started making baby food for our infant daughter, the immersion blender is a champ, with a very powerful motor, it completely purees everything from veggies, to chicken and beef. I’ve used the whisk attachment to make whipped cream or beat egg whites in about 1 minute. The chopper is great too, but gets a little bit less use. The immersion blender works great for our potato leak and butternut squash soups.

I bought this for my mom for christmas, so i’m using her as my guinea pig. We used it for making smoothies, whip cream and blending pumpkin pie filling. It worked great for these applications. I didn’t get to use the chopper attachment. I’m curious how well it holds up, the connection of the tools to the motor seems flimsy to me. Although my mom has a 20 year old cuisinart food processor that is still going strong. If they could improve two things i would make the connection between the tools and the motor more sturdy, and i would make the motor a variable speed drive, like an electric drill. It has one speed and that speed is throw whip cream all over the kitchen if you tilt the whisk to the side too far.

I use the stick blender all the time for soups, and it is great for smoothies for the kids or blended ice drinks in the summer for grown ups. (we have a crushed ice option on the fridge that we use. Always use some liquid with the ice. ) the mini chopper is not perfect, but useful instead of dragging out the large food processor. I have to scrape the sides down for making things like herb butter, and it doesn’t work well for spices. The whisk can be messy if my bowl is not deep enough, but i love the versatility and end up using this thing at least 4 times a week. Do not put the processor lid in the dishwasher as water gets in and it takes forever to get it out. I cook everyday for my family, and i’ve owned mine for about 2 years now. I’ve given several as housewarming gifts as i really like it.

Very quiet for what it does. I’m persnickety about noises of voluminous nature, and this stick blender did not offend my hearing. The chopper attachment is another story, and is loud. But if you’re buying this stick blender for blending, and not for its secondary function of chopping, this should not be of concern. Choppers seem to be generally loud anyway. The blender rinses clean in seconds. It’s brushed steel looks professional. The motor does not strain under load, and seems to not mind extended use (as opposed to pulsed use). The slits in the blade guard allow it to chop well.

This little machine is a great purchase for such little money. I use it for mixing my health drinks and food processing. Being single this machine is so much easier to deal with and cheaper than a full sized blender or food processor. It also has a whisk attachment as a bonus. It is sleek, light, powerful, and quiet for a stick blender.

I needed a mini-food processor. I saw this, and decided to give it a whirl. I use it to do almost everything i used to use my old mini-chopper for: quick minced veggies, garlic, fresh herbs, salsa and bean dip (i admit, it’s not great with nuts–for that you may want to look elsewhere). But i also use it to whisk eggs and hot cocoa, to mash potatoes, puree pasta sauces and make instant sorbet from frozen fruit and splenda. I use this baby almost every day, which makes it the second most indispensable gadget in my kitchen (as a caffeine addict, the 1st mig should be obvious). Cons: as other reviewers have noted, the whisk attachment is a bit spindly–it won’t replace your hand-mixer for cake or pancake batter. And it’s not idiot- or child-proof: being the former, i seriously sliced up a finger trying to dig gunk out of the blender blade. The (probably obvious) lesson/s: always remove said attachment from the electric base before mucking with it, do not let adolescents use this w/out supervision, & do not let young kids use this at all.

This thing chops carrots etc. So quickly you have trouble imagining how you lived without it. And the blender is perfect for blending gravies. I use it to mix bottled salad dressing – i put it in a tall container (if it’s too much for th eone that comes with it) and mix it – it’s emulsified, so there’s no oil separation and it stays that way for a couple of months~ perfect – my husband loves how his salad dressing is now all blended instead of getting mostly oil all the time. I’m getting one for my daughter. And i suspect the longer i have it the more things i’ll be using it for.

Lightweight design; easy-to-grip ergonomic handle; simple push-button control

I first used one of these tools at a job involving food preparation. I was so useful that i had to have one of my own. Since recieving it i have used it many times. Easy to assemble, use and clean. The chopping container is especially great. It takes the place of a food processor for small things, garlic, herb or nut chopping without the mess of the giant cuisinart. The mix function is quick and high powered. I love this little appliance.

I had this gadget, cuisinart csb-77 smart stick hand blender with whisk and chopper attachment for about a month and it meets my needs. It is perfect for chopping small quantity of vegetables in the just right prep bowl and ‘beats’ my thawed whole egg to a well beaten egg consistency using the mixing beaker and blender; i didn’t get this result from another brand gadget. Blender makes good conistency sauces. It is easy to use for anything less than 2 cups. I would recommend this product.

I loved mine but it stopped working after about 9 years. I used it for everything in the kitchen, and if you have small kids, amazing. Made all my baby food using this one.

When a friend suggested that i get an immersion blender (stick hand blender), i did some research and found that the cuisinart csb-77 was well rated and had an additional attachment for chopping. Now i make some terrific foods which i couldn’t have hoped to make before. Not too heavy and not so light that you feel it will fall apart or not work. The construction is sturdy as is the motor. I look forward to many years of enjoyable food blended up just perfect with this appliance.

One of the best purchases i have made in years. I have owned my cuisinart now for a couple of years and i still use it every week for something. I hardly ever bring out the regular blender except to make thicker things like cookie dough. From pancake mix and brownies to soups and sauces, this is the most efficient and fastest way to blend ingredients. I have loved it so much that i have given this exact model to my family members for birthdays and holidays.

I’ve had this since april 2013. It gets used 2-3+ times a week to make smoothies, mayo, and blend soups. I haven’t had any problems, but i also don’t really ever use the extra attachments very often. The cup it comes with is absolutely perfect for making mayonnaise in. It has never, ever failed to work.

16-ounce mixing/measuring beaker and 2-cup mixing container included

I bought my first cuisinart smart stick hand blender with the wisk and chopper attachments back in late 2005 or early 2006. I love love love this product. As with any device you purchase you should always read the manual to get the best results and use of your product. I’ve seen people write negative reviews about how their hand blender didn’t do what they wanted it to do. Well, i’m yelling at my computer screen saying ‘read the manual’ and know what you are buying before you purchase something that you think acts like a regular blender. That is why i bought another one. The wand for the smoothie part was stripped (my kid used it to make smoothies and got careless) and i bet it would have lasted longer had it been taken care of better. But considering it’s 2012, i figured instead of just getting a new blending attachment that i would get the whole shabang. I use my cuisinart smart stick for just about anything and everything.

I love this little thing for making soup. No more pouring hot stuff into the blender, just bring the blender to the pot. The chopper and whisk do a good job, too. This is a great all-in-one tool that doesn’t take up a lot of space. The only downside is also size. If you’re blending or chopping large quantities, you’ll have to do it in batches.

This is a wonderful little immersion blender. Very well-built, and reasonably powerful. I routinely use it for blending soups (think: bisques, etc. ) and it has held up very well. The food processor attachment seems almost like an afterthought, but is surprisingly good, and is just gravy added on top of an already great product.

I bought this during a huge cyber monday sale and am, thus far, quite happy with it. The only complaint i have so far is that the canister for the food processor is made out of fairly cheap plastic, since it already got scratched (full disclosure, i blended dried eggshell in it, for my garden, which i suppose most people won’t do). I haven’t had any problems with the blender, but i can see that one of the most important parts, the piece that connects the motor to the attachments, is made of plastic. This is unfortunate, and i have been extra careful when connecting and disconnecting attachments, since i read on other reviews that this part is the first to break. All in all, it works really well, even better than i expected, and i’m happy with it. Update:2 years into owning this thing, the chopper attachment (which i use all the time) broke. I was pretty upset about it, but i put my husband to work figuring out how to get a replacement. He actually found out that this part is the most common thing to wear of from use. However, we also discovered that this blender stick blender comes with a 3 year warranty.And since we were within the bounds of the warranty, i was able to get just the top potion of the chopper sent to me.

I bought this for my wife so she would not have to clean up her large cuisinart machine when doing small jobs. It works excellent as expected but i used it one day to mix up some frozen orange juice and wow it did it in about 2 seconds flat. It stirs so well it will suck itself against the bottom of the container with enough suction to almost pick up the container full of orange juice. If you are worried about whether this will have enough power for whatever you need it for, quit worrying and buy one.

This is one of the more versatile gadgets i have purchased that has become the indispensable kitchen workhorse. It plunges, mixes, blends, chops, purees, and when needed pulverizes. Purchased august 2007, it still works like a charm with no motor issues, no broke or dull blades (i did manage to nick a blade) and the finish looks as good as the day amazon delivered it over 10 years ago (knock on wood). My only gripe is i didn’t receive the whisk attachment so i don’t know how well that works. I have the csb-77 model which is a rather basic unit with the chopper attachment. It does not come with multiple speeds and whatever improvements the manufacturer decided to throw in later. It’s a simple unit, well constructed, comfortable weight, easy grip, great power and easy to use. Just plug it in and press the on off button to use. What i have found it works great at:protein shakes, yogurt, fruit smoothies – this is where i believe the stick excels. The shaft works well in the cup that came with and in deep bowls.

Gave this as a gift, and it’s been well received. We use it often to make milkshakes mostly, sometimes to whick eggs or blend smoothies and drinks. The motor is strong enough to mix thoroughly and we like all the attachments that it comes with. Easy to clean, nice stainless/brushed metal appearance, and easy to put away. Definitely a great product for our purposes and a good buy for the price on amazon.

Cuisinart FP-12DC Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor – does everything it’s supposed to do

I bought this to replace an ancient original model cuisinart (30+ years old) so i can’t compare it to other current brands. But i’m happy with the upgrade. I have used it for pesto, slaws, routine chopping and slicing, tart and pie doughs, soups, and many other tasks. I haven’t used it for bread dough, preferring the kitchenaid mixer for that. I don’t usually use the smaller bowl but it comes in handy sometimes. What i like: beautiful design, solid die-cast body, snap-fit of bowl parts, no-fuss safety mechanisms, quiet operation, adjustable slicing blade, pouring lip, large overall size but with a small bowl option, generally thorough and consistent chopping. Tight-fit gasket for liquid ingredients (but see below)not so good: these are only occasional annoyances: during fine chopping, such as for pesto, small bits will get caught up in the gasket, which does not appear to be removable. You have to run water into the holes above the gasket and jiggle the gasket to make the bits leave. Though the gasket generally seals well against liquid, a weak point is at the pouring lip, where things can get a little sloppy.

The cuisinart fp-12bk elite collection 12-cup food processor in black is an expensive food processor, but feels very quality. You can tell it is very powerful and handles everything i’ve thrown in it with ease. I think the peanut butter i made was the most impressive for its ease in preparation and ‘better than store quality’ results. Came out perfectly creamy and delicious. Much better than the peanut butter my old, smaller cuisinart struggled to make. This food processor is quieter than i had expected for being so powerful. It is very large and heavy, but is attractive, and looks good on the counter, so i don’t have to move it around too often. Although the rubber gasket on the the tight fitting lid is slightly difficult to clean, it does do a good job of preventing spills in an overfilled bowl. The instructional dvd is actually worth watching, as it has 12-15 recipes that showcase this food processor and gives good ideas for how to use the product. The actual ‘how to’ part of the dvd is overkill and boring, but the recipes, made by a cute, older french chef were quite entertaining and show how versatile this food processor is in helping to make food preparation easier.

There are already over 100 perfect ‘5’ score reviews here, so i won’t rehash most of the many great features of this wonderful kitchen tool. I use this at least once a day. It is a powerful workhorse in the kitchen. I am amazed by it’s versatility and its durability. I noticed that some of the negative reviews have a common complaint – that the there is a leaking problem if you fill the bowl with too much liquid. The line that is marked on the bowl by cuisinart isn’t that accurate (even if you don’t fill beyond that line, you can still have a leaking problem). Here’s what i do to avoid leaking problems. I just filled my bowl with water and found out exactly how much liquid that i could put into the bowl without having a leaking problem. Then i just remember to keep my liquids lower than that level. The result is that the unit does not leak. Here are the specifications for the Cuisinart FP-12DC Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor:

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  • 1000-watt food processor with 12-cup work bowl and nesting 4-cup work bowl
  • On/off/pulse touchpad controls; wide-mouth feed tube; blade-locking system
  • Stainless-steel slicing disc, shredding disc, chopping/mixing blades
  • Dishwasher-safe parts; spatula, and recipe/instruction book included
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

I have had this food processor for two months and really like it. I use it to make cookies, muffins, yeast rolls, shredding cheese, slicing potatoes/carrots, chopping nuts, chopping onions and green peppers to freeze and will use it for processing tomatoes when canning. I especially like the adjustable blade to get different size slices of things like cheese or summer sausage. The one thing i would strongly recommend is to read the instructions and watch the dvd that comes with the machine. The proper placement of the small bowl (watch that the bowl is fitted in the grooves to make a tight fit)and making sure both the back and front of the cover are firmly clicked into place is essential. The side opposite the handle must be pushed down firmly until you hear a fairly loud click. I made that mistake the first time i used it and had a mess with contents leaking out all over. Since then i haven’t had any problem with this machine. I especially like the large feeding tube. When slicing tall items such as a cucumber, you must cut them into smaller size chunks and line them up in the tube so the pusher can fit into the top to enable the machine to work.

The fp-12dc elite replaced my 25 year old cuisinart (that still works fine). I wanted a fp with a bigger feed tube and the attachments that i use most frequently. And i’m very happy with this purchase. It came with all the accessories i needed. I have used it just about every day for a variety of tasks and especially appreciate the ease of use of the wide feed tube and how well this appliance slices onions and turnips for turnip chips, grates cheese, shreds cabbage etc. These tasks were rather difficult to do with the old one. Making chicken and egg salad as well as chopped liver is a breeze. The small work bowl is very handy for in between chopping needs. Whipped up a one avocado guacamole in 3 pulses. I also have the cuisinart csb-77 smart stick hand blender with whisk and chopper attachments that continues to be one of my everyday work horses. I watched the video and picked up some nice tips and tricks from it. You can always learn something. Also liked the cookbook and am going to try using the dough blade.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great machine, with one fatal flaw.
  • Read the directions and watch the video!
  • The machine is fine, the description needs modification

I have been around and around with amazon and cuisinart about this product, and would like to share the results. This is a review of the 12 cup fp-12dc food processor. Every time i asked a question, i would get answers relating to the 14 cup model. Amazon does a very poor job of separating different models of products in their review files. First- the listings for the black color, the pink color, the white color, and the brushed aluminum version state clearly that the dough blade is included with the unit. For some unknown reason, this one, the die-cast color, does not state that. It has the very same description, but it seems that someone has carefully cut out the words dough blade. The cuisinart website states that all of the versions of this model come with the dough blade.

Been loving this processor for a while, but until recently, i never used it for liquid processes. I made homemade almond milk the other day and the seals did not do their job. I called cuisinart and while it is covered under warranty, i have to pay to ship it back to them and include a $10 check or money order to pay for them to ship it back. Kind of a hassle, not to mention being without my food processor while they look into the issue. Haven’t sent it to them yet. Not wanting to part with my machine, lol.

This is a great food processor with a price to match. The two different size bowls are a wonderful idea for any cook. I bought this food processor over a year ago; and desired another one for another summer property we have. This was an exceptional price or i would not have purchased another. The first one i bought i did not get any measuring spoons and had to pay $30 for the accessory storage case. With all the blades it comes with, the case for blade storage is a safe and organized way to handle these sharp items. So, with two of these processors under my belt – yes, we can say i love it.

I will never even think about trading it for any other type of machine. It is a high quality machine. And with the extra feature or option of doing smaller batches in the 4 four cup container just tickles me. It really does save on time in the kitchen. And makes cooking so much more enjoyable for me. It has so many features i don’t want to go into. But one of the features i appreciate is the safety. Everything must fit into place in order for the blades to operate.

Got this for my mom for christmas and she loves it. We were all amazed at how quickly it slices up stuff. In no time at all, a raw potato was cut up. Speaking of potatoes, she learned this machine’s power by accidentally pureeing instead of mashing potatoes. The pieces are easy to clean and are dishwasher friendly. Parts are easy to put together and operate as well. ****warning**** the blades are extremely sharp. My mom barely touched them and it sliced into her. Be careful when handling the blades.

I use this food processor every other day as i make my own dog food which takes a lot of power to grind through large amounts veggies and meat. I use it for many other foods as well and it performs well. The heavy base keeps this machine from ‘walking’ off the counter. It remaining very stable while processing. The lid is hard to clean and you must use the brush tool supplied to clean the seals on the lid. I tore the seal on the lid when i used the flat plastic cleaning tool and i got a replacement from the manufacturer but had to pay shipping to send back the old damaged lid. Use the tool carefully but use it because not cleaning the seal could cause a build up of bacteria in the seal.

I love the cuisinart fp-12dc elite collection 12-cup food processor, die cast food processor like it’s my own child. I’m vegan and about half my food is raw, so i am hard on a processor. I use it at least a few times a week, and have used it for everything from pureeing chunky raw veggies to mixing and kneading seitan (a really tough wheat gluten-based dough). The shredding disc works very well, though it does leave chunks from the ends that sometimes slip through (the same thing has happened with every food processor i’ve ever owned). Despite what the description says, the grater blade is reversible for a large or small grate. The slicing disc is amazing. I used it to do about 4 pounds of thinly-scalloped potatoes, and it took less than 5 minutes. It’s a safe alternative to a mandoline slicer, too – no getting fingertips in your meals. I absolutely love having the 4-cup bowl for smaller servings of hummus, guacamole, nut butters, and tahini that wouldn’t reach the blade in the large bowl. I will never buy a single-bowl food processor again.

Pros:1000w induction motor – says right in the manualbpa free – says right on the boxadjustable slicing blade 1-6mm (huge bonus as blades are $20 a piece)lid is extremely easy to get on and off; push a button to release. I can take the lid off/on with one hand. Lid has a seal to keep liquid inpretty quiet during use. Weight of bowl and plastic just feels better. Warranty: 10yr motor; 3yr machine. Cons:food particles get stuck in lid edge. There is an included tool to clean it. Dough blade is plastic (is this really a con?. Use a stand mixer)food stays above the blade sometimes when slicing/shredding. (is that really a fault?)replacement lid most likely cost more if you break it.

I have made almond flower, almost butter, mayonnaise, mixed breads, grated cheese, veggies, chopped, well, you name, i’ve pretty much done it. I love the seal, but it does take a little tlc to keep it clean. The veggie shoot with the two sizes is really nice. Only thing is the small shoot doesn’t lock into place like the large one does, so it constantly oops out if you set the top on the counter upside down. I would love to find a top for this machine that doesn’t have the veggie shoot because it would make clean up faster.

I had a small combo cuisinart blender-food processor. However, it is too small for many recipes and is not sealed. This machine was a huge move up for me. I have found it is a pleasure to use. I did not get the case for the blades which would be helpful to have. Also, i did not realize the spatula was not heat resistant so i melted it adding the bowls ingredients to a hot plan. The only problem with this machine is it is large and heavy making storage a consideration. Update — i made a north african dressing by cooking down an orange in honey, water, spices and vinegar than pureeing it in the processor. The combination etched the plastic of the food processor bowl.

I have never had such a powerful, well built food processor. All the pieces fit together perfectly, as expected. I love the simplified buttons. Those three are all i have ever really needed anyway. The motor does not give off a high-pitched whirr, it is a low growl, like the difference between a dirt bike and a harley. It cuts through everything without getting stuck, or failing to chop some pieces.

After almost 2 years, i can say that this food processor works just fine as far as chopping goes (the motor and blade) however it gets 3 stars because there is mold growing in the handle and the plastic is getting very fatigued, ready to crack any moment. It’s been there for at least a year but recently got so bad i have to toss it. I never even used the smaller part like i thought i would. Also the lid shoot has been corroding for sometime (doesn’t appear to touch food) so that is a flaw as well. It’s all been only hand washed. The actual lid, where the seal is, is quite difficult to clean especially if you don’t rinse it immediately. I used this sparingly for the first year and a lot this 2nd year. I’m in the market for a new one.

I had for years what i thought was a pretty decent food processor. However, the cup size was small, and my biggest complaint was how loud it was. Also, its power diminished over time. It seemed that i had to pulse and try all kinds of tricks to make it work harder (limiting the amount of food i added at once to an already small cup size, etc. Honestly, it’s like dating what you thought was a pretty good guy, and then finding the man of your dreams. I whipped up mashed potatoes in no time last night. They were perfect and beautifully swirled with seemingly little effort. It was the most lovely food processing site i’ve ever seen.

I really liked having the smaller bowl insert. What i didn’t like what that it has a very thin silicon-like o-ring of sorts that is attached to the lid. Mine tore really easily but cuisinart replaced it for me without hassle so that was good. The thing is, even with a new one, when i would pulse liquids, they would spill out and go all over the place. Now, i understand why my kitchenaid does that. There’s no rubber o-ring to seal it. But what’s the point of having the ring on here if it doesn’t actually seal it shut. My other complaint is that you can’t wash the lid without your dirty water getting inside the ring and then it get’s trapped and turns yucky. Kitchenaid has a similar problem though in that their handles trap water in them.

I’ve debated whether i should give 2 stars or 3. Two issues:- lid is never clean, food gets there. – doesn’t last many yearsit worked for first 3 years, then it would fail to start. I had to disassemble, put back together, twist and turn until it finally can click somewhere and engage. So sadly i had to buy a new one – so it lasted just 4 years. I usually expect my appliances to last longer than that.

Compared to my old cuisinart food processor, the new one has a few nice improvements, such as work bowls that do not leak when soup or sauce is processed. However, there are 2 significant glitches in the design of the shredding disc. The disc has 2 finger holes that apparently should be used to insert and remove the disc over the stem adapter. But what happens is pieces of the food that are being shredded fall into the bowl through these holes. The other problem with the disc is that its diameter is much smaller than the diameter of the bowl top, which means that big chunks of food fall into the bowl through the empty space. As the result, once you remove the shredded food from the bowl, you have to manually extract the big unprocessed pieces. And there is a large amount of them. I wonder if cuisinart ever tested their new ‘improved’ discs.

Cuisinart CPT-435FR Countdown 4 Slice Toaster : Nice toaster

Love the new toaster, but the plunger on the right side sticks and you have to slam it down kinda hard to get it to stay down. Other than that great buy and would still recommend this to others.

This is the best toaster we have ever had.

Cuisinart CPT-435FR Countdown 4 Slice Toaster, Silver (Renewed)

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  • Stainless steel housing and blue backlit LCD countdown feature display
  • 7 Shade settings as well as Bagel, Defrost and Reheat options
  • Removable crumb tray
  • 1-1/2-Inch wide slots
  • Blue LED function buttons

Nice toaster and was rated in the top 5 toasters under $100. Toasts very well and fast which i like but the only thing i don’t like is the slots are short and made for regular white bread. If you want to toast any other type of bread you have to cut it in half.

I compared features and prices and this one was my choice after a long decision making process. I really like the beeper telling me toast is ready. I can hear it from the living room so do not come back to cold toast. I will post later if it does not last my complaint with last toaster. Electronic toasters have a tendency to die quicker than the toaster of my youth. I hope cuisinart lives up to its namesake. Have now owned for a couple of months.

Was looking for a modern looking stainless steel toaster, world all when received. Now its 2 months later and the one side won’t stay down to toast unless i stand that’s and hold it down. I had my last toaster for about 10 years and still works great, only updated to match kitchen remodel.

Cuisinart CPT-435FR Countdown 4 Slice Toaster, Silver (Renewed) : Though this was a refurbished item, it looked new when it arrived. We have used it at least once a day for five months now and it is still working just fine. The beeping sound when the toast is done is annoying, and i wish there was some way to turn it off, but it is not a deal-breaker. We don’t like the bagel mode because it does not toast the other side of the bagel at all (other toasters still toast both sides in bagel mode, just less on one side), so one side of your bagel stays chewy. The reheat function is nice and keeps you from burning toast when you just want to warm your toast up a little. The price on this has gone up by about 20 dollars since i bought it, so it’s not as good of a deal as it was, but i am happy with this purchase.

This is a high tech situationthat is super easy to use. The setting buttons give many options. I’ve used them all and they work perfectly. All the small kitchen appliances in our house are cuisinart.

My family loves this toaster. The digital display and countdown are great.

I am so glad i ordered this product. I have had it for months now with no problems and it makes perfect toast and bagels.

Toasts the bread fairly evenly, not as good as expected.

We bought a refurbished item and have been very pleased with it. I especially like being able to control the amount of toasting heat/time. It has a lot of options — far more than your typical toaster.

Nice upgrade to my kitchen counter.

I have been on the hunt for the perfect toaster. I had one of these at a vacation rental used sparingly and loved it. Bought another one and have used it 3-4 times a week. I like everything about this toaster except on the one i use frequently, it has the same issue as my previous 3 toaster and that is that it has a setting for darkness 1-6 and a countdown timer. Works great but i have to set the darkness level at 5 for toast. For a crispy english muffin, today i put it at max (6). Toasters should work for 5-10 years. Still looking for one that works to my satisfaction.

Doesn’t really toast even all over the toasts, but its good enough for me 🙂 i just love the fact that i can toast 4 toasts at the same time. We have three children and they all want their toast asap in the mornings haha. I really like the fact that i can choose bagel/frozen/heat up as well.

This is a great toaster for people with weak hearts or ptsd. It has a countdown bar that lets you know when your delicious perfectly crisped bread is about to jump in your face. It could potentially save lives.

Very glad i purchased this toaster. I felt like i got a ‘deal’ since it is refurbished. . And honestly, no one would ever be able to tell.

The toster looks great but doesn’t toast evenly. Looks like the element is wound to tight in some spots.

Great toaster, love the fact i can make both mine and the wife’s bagels’ at the same time.

I was so upset when my older toaster stopped working and though to try this one. It does a great job on english muffins and bagels.

Refurbished, and works great.

I love the digital screens and the buzzer to let you know when your toast etc.

Cuisinart DCC-2650BW 12 Cup Brew Central Programmable Coffeemaker : I couldn’t be more happy with this product

I am one of those people who needs to have a cup of coffee ready when i wake up. If it’s not ready, it ain’t pretty. It does everything you would want a coffee maker to do, except set up the coffee for you, and the coffee taste perfect. I haven’t been able to find any coffee shop that can brew anything that can compare. My problem is that i have terrible hard water and the heating element gets so clogged with calcium that there isn’t a cleaner that can get it cleaned out. No fault of the coffee maker at all. I have to replace my coffee maker every two to three years, and without fail, i buy this one. There just doesn’t seem to be anything better for the price. So here i am, buying #3, and hopefully in a couple of years when i have to buy #4, this will still be available.

Not the best cuisinart coffee maker i have had. Grounds overflow and clog dripper, and eventually spill into water and filter reservoirs and require a painstaking cleaning of entire coffeemaker.

Great machine, but does not stay as hot as the older model.

I love my new cuisinart coffee pot.

  • I couldn’t be more happy with this product
  • How to make strong coffee without overflowing the filter
  • Perfect coffee every time!

Cuisinart DCC-2650BW 12 Cup Brew Central Programmable Coffeemaker, Black Wrinkle

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  • 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard
  • Fully automatic with 24-hour programmability, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting and adjustable auto-shutoff (0-4 hours)
  • Adjustable carafe temperature control with high, medium and low settings
  • Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing is completed
  • Gold tone commercial style permanent filter, Charcoal water filter (removes impurities)

We have only had ours for a couple of months, but use it every day. Have been extremely pleased with its convenient/simple operations and features. The controls are easy to use. . You can make 4 cups or 12 cups, extend your ‘keep warm time” program auto brew, etc. Much better construction to the mr.

The only reason i did not rate this at 5 stars is the default setting of 1 hour for the unit to stay on and keep the coffee hot. The unit can be programmed for longer periods of time, but, if the power is disconnected, the time reverts to only one hour. The unit is very fast at brewing the whole pot of coffee, so maybe 4. 5 stars would be appropriate. All said, i am very satisfied with the unit.

Item was exactly as advertised, does everything we expected, and was delivered on time.

We have had this coffeemaker for about a month, and it makes fantastic coffee.

Would recommend this to anyone. I use the 1-4 cup setting most days.

Absolutely the best tasting coffee, love the easy programming and adjustable temp and strength. Looks great also, carafe doesn’t spill either. Easy to change water filters.

This is the second one of these we’ve owned (first one lasted about 5 years). We love it and love how quickly it brews.

Iam not sure if its me but it seems like this pot doesnt make a very hot cup of coffee, it gets cold quick. Also how do i adjust the hot plate auto shut off?. It goes off after 30 minutes or so. I did not see how to adjust this from the manual. I wonder if the 1200 is any different?i checked cruisinarts site, and i dont see a description saying that you can adjust the hot plate time?. I suspect that the “extreme brew” = fast brew = n not so hot of a cup.

I have had this for around 2 weeks now and love it. I bought the black finish instead of the silver. The black finish has a textured instead of smooth finish. (you can notice this in the zoomed rollover) the carafe does not dribble. The carafe top is not hinged near the handle. The whole top pops off which makes cleaning and filling easier. (took a couple of days to get used to though). The coffee is hot (185 to 190 degrees), not lukewarm like the 2 mr coffee units i have tried in the last month or so. The unit allows you to increase or decrease the time that the heating element stays on (up to 4 hours). The only complaint i have is that the clock is not backlit.

This one is better than the last and we loved it.

This is an excellent coffee maker. The plastic shell is heavy duty, solid, and has a quality feel. Unlike many others, the carafe is much thicker glass and well constructed. The controls are straightforward and easy to use. It uses replaceable water filters, and the coffee is quite good (of course, that’s also bean dependent). One detail that impressed me was that when you use the recommended amount of coffee and fill the reservoir to the 12-cup level, the final brewed coffee level in the carafe is precisely 12 cups. Some engineer actually calculated the amount of water that would remain in the grounds and filter to ensure that the 12-cup measure on the reservoir would result in a full 12 cups of coffee in the carafe.

If you want strong coffee, push the “bold” option and also push the “1-4 cups” option. Both of these features slow the brewing process so that you’re less likely to get an overflow. Fill the filter with grounds to within about 2/3 inches of the top (top of the filter paper, not top of the basket). Fill the carafe to the 9 cup line. This will yield about 8 cups of decently rich coffee. Other caveats: make sure the black filter basket is firmly seated in the receptacle. Make sure the carafe is firmly seated beyond the lip of the plate. Neglecting either of these will result in overflow. If your coffee grounds end up all over the interior of the unit, and you have a spray handle on your sink, unplug the coffee maker and rest it on its side by the sink. Remove the water filter and spray it clean.

This is the fourth cuisinart coffee maker we’ve owned in the last 8 years. All of them were still working fine when sold at garage sales. Replacements bought for decorating reasons. It uses cone filters, a must have feature for me, brews really hot coffee and with the carafe temp control will keep it way.

This is one of the best coffee makers i have owned in a long time. Makes the morning cup of coffee a great.

We are very pleased with our purchase.

I consider cuisinart to be the best coffee maker there is.

I needed a new coffee pot and after reading about a lot of pots, decided to go with this one. Purchased through amazon, it arrived quickly and set up went well. The main problem i cannot seem to overcome is keeping the pot hot more than 1 hour. It says you can set it one to four hours, but anything i do still has it turn off at one hour. Otherwise, every other function works great, the coffee tastes great.

This machine brews an excellent cup of coffee. We brew 5 cups using the ‘bold’ and ‘1-4’ cup settings and two tbsp of coffee to a cup. We bought this machine to replace a 10 year old simple krups machine, which had produced an good brew for many years. We moved to a high altitude location (7,000 ft. ) and the krups could not make a very weak cup. This cuisinart unit has earned it’s ‘extreme brew’ label.

Cuisinart CBC-00FR Brew-Central Programmable 12-Cup Coffeemaker : Five Stars

Perfect father day gift and he liked it (which is saying a lot).

We’ve been using this model for at least 15 years & feel it to be one of the best. Additionally, it is the right size & color for our kitchen. Unfortunately, we have hard water, so mineral build-up is eventually a problem. I’ve tried a variety of cleaners from vinegar to citric acid to clr, but sooner or later the heating element dies. The ‘remanufactured’ units are as good as new at half the regular price (if we can even find the model available). I have been purchasing 2 at a time so we always have 1 ready to go.

Cuisinart CBC-00FR Brew-Central Programmable 12-Cup Coffeemaker (Renewed)

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  • Charcoal water filter helps produce great-tasting coffee by removing impurities
  • Indicator light tells you when it’s time to clean your coffeemaker to remove calcium buildup
  • Heater plate has 3 settings, so you can decide how hot the coffee stays
  • 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, drip-less spout and knuckle guard
  • Programmable automatic shutoff, 0-4 hours
  • 12-cup automatic coffeemaker with 24-hour programmable timer
  • 1-to-4-cup setting; adjustable keep-warm; brew-pause; 0- to 4-hour auto shut-off
  • Carafe provides ergonomic handle and dripless spout for graceful pouring
  • Clock; cord storage; instructions and paper-filter starter kit included
  • Measures approximately 14-1/4 by 8 by 10-3/4 inches; 3-year limited warranty

Controls not the easiest, but makes great coffee.

Just as good as the old one.

I was so excited to buy this coffee pot after reading the wonderful reviews. I bought the refurbished one to save $$. And less than a year later, it hasn’t been working the greatest. The drip got clogged and would take sometimes 2 hours to brew a pot (a little vinegar cleared that up) – but the carafe leaks. A huge pet peave – when you pour coffee and it dribbles on the counter. That is why i spent more money on one of these, to avoid the dripage – but, here we are again dealing with it. I am overall happy with the pot, i just wish i would have bought a new one instead of a refurbished one (no warranty on mine, a year with a new one).

Cuisinart CBC-00FR Brew-Central Programmable 12-Cup Coffeemaker (Renewed) : I bought this for my parents (almost 80 yo) after they went through several cheap coffee makers. Easy to set, easy to operate. I have the same coffee maker and it has lasted going on 15 years.

This is my 2nd purchase of this particular cuisinart coffee brewer. My 1st purchase was a refurbished model back in 1998. We loved the coffee maker so much, we were devastated when it broke. I went right online to amazon to purchase another refurb and so far so good. I would recommend this coffee maker to anyone who loves to brew their own coffee.

Came in brand new,important note;only 90 day warranty on repacked products not shown at amazon site. Works great ,good coffee maker costs 75dollars @most stores, [email protected] and pd $25 @ amazon deliverd to door.

Makes a great pot of coffee. Like the filter, just wondering where i can get another one. Coffee stays hot, not burnt for an hour and brew is fairly quick. I like the little alarm letting me know it’s ready. A great deal on a refurbished, old model cuisianart.

I bought this coffee maker based on the reviews of others. This is a very easy to use machine. I have used a couple of times already and don’t see why some are complaining about features. The water reservoir is not that small, i had a melitta that was less than half as big. Taking off lid to fill and clean is easy. This coffeemaker is quieter than alot of the most of the other ones i have owned. All in all it is a great buy since mine was refurbished and i only paid $40. I would definately buy another and highly recommend.

Works great and i love the coffee maker. After 6 years the timer on my old coffee maker started acting up. I liked my old one so much i searched out the same model to replace it. This remanufactured one looks and works like new. I am very pleased with my purchase.

A really great coffee maker. I took away one star because of the poorly designed user interface of buttons to brew coffee.

Love the 4 hour shut off, and the temperature control (low, medium, and high).

This is by far the best coffee maker i have ever purchased. It works great, looks like brand new, and keeps my coffee super hot (i like the hot setting on the maker).

Cuisinart GR-35 Griddler Compact – Great from Paninis, burgers, bacon and pancakes!

I hate cooking, but when i decided to try this out, i loved it. It’s also easy to clean, because all the parts go right into the dishwasher. You just pop the plates off and put them in the dishwasher and clean up is done.It’s also a good size for one or two people. I live by myself and was able to fit 2 steaks on it, which cooked really fast. I definitely recommend this to anyone who hates cooking.

First time using this and it was easy to use and to clean. Our panini and quesadilla was perfectly pressed. Before i press the panini i turn it on low heat ahead of time and that helps melt my cheese in the end. I would not grill chicken or beef on this. It may show beef patties but the grease may pop everywhere.

I purchased this very versatile compact size griddler as a gift for a newlywed couple who were moving into a small apartment. They both work and go to school and don’t have time, energy or desire to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. They’re also very health conscious. I figured this would fit the bill just perfectly. The only problem is, and it’s not really a problem, is when i received it, i was so intrigued by this little gadget that i had to open it to check it out. One thing led to another and before i knew it, i was plugging it in and making a couple of panini sandwiches for hubby and me. Long story short, i wound up keeping it for myself. I’ve made everything from grilled poultry and meats, veggies, sandwiches, both panini and regular and even pizza’s. It is the perfect size for 1 or 2 people but it will accomodate up to 4 decent sized burgers or chicken breasts if you open it flat and use it as a griddle.

I bought this because i love paninis and thought it would be fun. I use it at least 4-5 times a week. We have made so many different things in it. Tuna melts, pastrami & swiss panini, turkey & brie panini, grilled cheese, hot dogs, turkey burgers, turkey ham and cheese paninis, grilled peanut butter and honey (or jelly), eggs, sausage, and more. My sons (12 & 14) love it and love that they can have a hot meal instead of a cold sandwich, and they have fun making their own sandwiches in it. Even my boyfriend will make his own sandwich in it. It heats up pretty fast, and it works great. I have used different kinds of bread and find that breads with crust on the top and bottom work best, so any kind of roll. Regular sandwich bread works ok, but it doesn’t crisp up the same without the crust on top and bottom.

It is smaller than it looks on the pic. Works good but will probably do a sandwich at a time.

I’ve had probably 3 george formans within the last 5 years of my life. They always worked and were pretty easy to clean. This griddler compact is ok. I’m still not sure if i really like it. The grease tends to get everywhere. I tried to make eggs or pancakes when i first got it, and the batter moved towards the grease holes since the griddle is slanted. It works for cooking bacon, but leaves it so greasy. Overall the design is just not that great and it’s just not working that well for me. It cooks the food, but just leaves a mess.

  • I actually use this!
  • Great from Paninis, burgers, bacon and pancakes!
  • Excellent Counter Top Griller!

I had the first several years and made the mistake of putting the grill plates in the dishwasher. The dishwasher wears off the coating and everything sticks.

Not only is this great for making paninis but in the winter if you are craving a burger it does a great job. The lid floats so you dont have to worry about it not sitting right on top.

Very happy with this little griddle. Got it to try out panini making and really like how it browns the bread. Now, making and buying the right breads are the goal. Heats up quickly, and the high setting seams to be the best for sandwiches at this point.

This is a nice little machine. I don’t know what kind of bread was used by the person who complained it squashed his sandwiches (probably some thin white bread), but i suggest using a good bread or focaccia. Anyway good panini is compressed somewhat. When i shift my panini to get the nice criss-cross grill marks i rotate it to get a more even depth. It also has reversible plates so you could heat tacos or even cook eggs on this. I haven’t used it for much else other than panini and cooking some turkey bacon, but it should work fine. The plates are easily removable and wash up easily with a soft sponge and dish soap. They are also replaceable if the finish ever wears off, but by that time it might be more reasonable to buy a new unit than pay half the price for new plates. Overall, i love mine and use it daily to make panini with black forest ham and cheese and a little tapenade.

It is a nice little device, take some time to warm up, but once it is warm it s okay. The problem we had with it is that it smaller than we thought, it looks bigger in the pictures. Also it is not very stable, and also it gets very warm outside too which is very safe with kids.

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  • Contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle and half grill/half griddle options
  • Removable and reversible dishwasher-safe nonstick cooking plates for easy storage
  • Cooking plates drain grease for healthy cooking and integrated drip tray collects grease for easy disposal
  • Panini-style handle with hinged cover adjusts to thickness of food; adjustable temperature control
  • Includes manual with gourmet recipes and a dishwasher-safe scraping tool for easy cleanup

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I owned the large griddler for a number of years and was satisfied with it. Eventually the removable plates were difficult to clean and one of the controls broke. In looking for a replacement i wanted removable non-stick plates for cleaning, easily removed and cleanable grease catcher, top to be articulated to accommodate different sized foods and a stainless steel professional appearance. Griddler is the only product to my knowledge to fit this criteria. I live alone so when i saw the compact model it seemed like the better choice. The quality is excellent and the same as the larger model, the price is less and it takes much less counter space. However it still does everything like the large sized model. The only difference is the size which is perfect for one or two people at a time. I highly recommend with no reservations.

Refurbished gr35 purchased via amazon (focus camera) to replace original that lasted at least five years with near-daily use. Straightforward unit without complications for those whose main goal is to make grilled sandwiches and panini. Like-new appearance of ‘refurbished’ unit, quick delivery, and solid (again, as if original-maker) packaging. A terrific bargain all around.

Removeable and reversible plates make a world of difference. Cooks great and cleans even better. We went through three or four foreman grillers until we agreed that they were not very good appliances. Difficult to clean and the non-stick finish wears off quickly.

We use this all the time, mainly we cook italian sausages or hot dogs on it, but we’ve also cooked hamburgers, steaks and chicken. The griddler can be used a griddle for pancakes but we’ve found that a real griddle still works better. For one round of pancakes this is fine but if you plan on doing a couple batches it’ll take you a while because the griddler will need to heat-up again slightly after each batch. Also using this for meats as well as pancakes means you need to clean it extremely well between each use, a charred taste might be good between meats but you don’t want your pancakes tasting like last night’s steak. The removable plates and grease tray make cleanup a breeze. Both plates are two sited, one is flat for the griddle the other is ridged.

This little griddler-that-could answers the question: how do i cook quick and healthful meals daily. I’ve used it just about every day (and sometimes twice a day) since it was delivered, almost two weeks ago. I’ve had splendid results each and every time. It cooks like a champ and clean up is an absolute breeze. No splattering and the drip tray is adequately placed to catch any drippings. The stainless steel design matches my other kitchen appliances and, because it’s compact, it doesn’t take up much countertop space. An attractive and welcome addition to my kitchen. I’m so very glad that i purchased this product but may need to order a backup in case i overwork this one.

It does the job but i regret to get the smaller size to save 20 bucks. . It is ok, for 2 square sandwiches. But bigger would it be better.

Contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle and half grill/half griddle options

This is a great little griddle/panini press. I’ve only used it for about 2 weeks, but have loved the results. Very impressed with this unit so far. The reversible/removable grill plates are very light weight and easy to clean. I’m slightly worried about how long the nonstick surface will last. It has scratched off where the metal clips hold the plates, but that can be expected where metal comes in contact with a nonstick surface. Do not even think about using metal utensils with these plates, resist the urge to use a fork or knife to flip or move things around on the nonstick plates. For cleaning i just let the grill plates cool down then clean them with a brush and some soapy water after wetting down any stuck on spots for a few minutes. I can’t imagine needing to stick these in the washing machine or wanting to – as i would like the nonstick surface to last as long as possible. So far i have made grilled cheese sandwiches cut into strips /w tomato basil dipping sauce.

Perfect for one or two people. Previously and decided to buy it again when it wore out. They have made some improvements and it is a very versatile little grill. For a single burger, cutlet etc. You do not need to use the oven and heat up the whole kitchen. The new model is very easy to use and very easy to clean.

The best griddles i have bought.

This is great for a small kitchen; grilling eggplant, chicken, burgers, and panini sandwiches. But i quickly discovered that the grease pan underneath doesn’t work very well. If i want to avoid getting grease on my counter, i have to put down several paper towels to catch it. This works, but it’s disappointing to find such a big flaw in an otherwise really useful product. It is easy to clean, and i find myself using it even more than i thought i would. So all in all, it was a good purchase for me.

I purchased this griddler after seeing the one my son had (different brand)and thinking about ways it could have been improved. This appliance seems to fit the bill for me with it’s reversible, removable, and dishwasher safe plates as well as the smaller size. Having recently moved into an apartment, space is at a premium. Easy to use, clean, take apart and put together. Next to my microwave, it is my favorite appliance as it is truly multi-purpose–sending the space hogging griddle to storage. It fits perfectly in a small corner of the counter. The price was not a wallet breaker either.

The operative word is ‘compact’. I read the listed dimensions, checked my ruler to see how much smaller it was than the grill i had been using and decided it would be okay. I find it easy to use and the clean up is quick and easy. It is just smaller than i expected. Can’t get as much food on it as i would like.

Removable and reversible dishwasher-safe nonstick cooking plates for easy storage

I needed this for a ho ho present but i needed a smaller unit than the full sized one that we have. This works perfectly for our friend. Her son only has one knob to turn (as opposed to our three knob cuisinart model) and he can easily operate it. For a 12 year old to make his own panini after school – this baby does the job and serves the purpose for a great price.

We are a family of four with two kids between 10-15. This has become a great alternative to eating out at fast food places and frozen pizza. With working parents and kids in activities we are always needing quick and easy meals. We keep bread, lunchmeat, and cheese on hand and can always use this to fall back on if needed. The kids have no problems using the unit without us and it cleans up very easy. I think the unit is very well made and we have not had any issues with it at all. The plates come out easily and clean up with soapy water. Contrary to another reviewer i think the plates open up very wide, we often make thick sandwiches and haven’t had any trouble. We have even used it with hamburger buns instead of bread. We thought the kids might get tired of panini’s, but using different breads, cheeses, and lunch meats keeps the variety going.

Make sure to clean it well before testing it out. The cooking plates ship with an oily film on them that can smoke if not cleaned first. Bought it mainly for steaks on those rainy days (or when i don’t want to grill) and it is great for that. Does boneless chicken breasts very well. Makes food taste like it is hot off the grill- a little crispy around the edges if you want and with grill marks every time. It seems the food is also juicier than fire grilled meats (probably due to quicker cooking times). Haven’t tried paninis yet or the smooth cooking side of the plates. Holds one normal sized steak, two burgers or two chicken breasts.

Very easy to use and clean the grill plates snap off and are dishwasher safe. When i use it to cook hamburgers they cook very fast and evenly. This is a great buy for the price.

Makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches and cleans up in no time.

This matte black unit is far more superior than the stainless model. It never wears or discolors like the stainless steel unit and always look new on counter. I’ve owned both and had to replace the ss unit twice before i bought this one because of the ss turning brown from the heat. Otherwise the machine itself works fantastic, removable plates makes this easy to clean.

I absolutely love this little griddler. It makes the best panini, quick and easy and delicious. It took me a minute to figure out how to get the lid to lay evenly over the whole sandwich, but now–after making at least a dozen–i’ve got the technique down perfectly. When my sister came to visit, i made her a turkey, swiss and cranberry chutney panini. She went home and bought this very machine.

Cooking plates drain grease for healthy cooking and integrated drip tray collects grease for easy disposal

This was a gift to me, i use it all the time, i keep it on the kitchen counter, so it really gets used, thanks, mr.

Bough this for my mother for christmas. I already had one of these and she just wanted something to make paninis on. My older version did not fold open all the way like this one does. I saw her again last week and she commented on how well it worked. She’s made paninis, grilled a burger and other meat and also some pancakes. She usually only cooks for her and my dad and so this saves her from getting out the frying pan etc. And given that she is a gourmet cook raised on german and french cooking to rival any good restaurant that means something. And she would have told me if it didn’t work (actually she would have made me return it). So i’m happy that she is happy.

I’ve been making these toasted sandwiches on a hinged product for a decade with stuff running all over the place. Tastes good, but messy, when i got this panini maker/grill. Now, this is how it should be done. It’s fun, tasty, and not nearly as messy. No hinge for one thing as the top and bottom plates are parallel, making the sandwich look scrumptious as well as clean. Yup, this is how it should be done.

This is the same unit i bought at costco 3 years ago. One of my kids took my old one so i thought it would be easy to replace. Twice the price it was before. Great little unit though for pannini and quesadillas. Grill plates come off easily to clean. Do not use oil sprays on grill plates as they do not clean properly and it leaves a sticky residue on the plates that doesn’t come off. Oil spray appears to degrade the teflon surface. No problems with olive oil, butter or veg oil.

I purchases this to make sandwiches and grill burgers and chicken. Grilling burgers is more like ‘steaming’ them, and the sandwiches ‘slide’ forward when you press down on the cover. Leaving you with half the sandwich’s insides exposed to the grill. This makes the george foreman i got rid of look fantastic. This unit is small and compact, but not the best grill on the block.

I love quality products that work the way they should and this does. We use it several times a week. Heats up as expected and the temperature gauge is accurate. Very easy to clean as the plates come out and go in so easily. Definitely an upgrade for us without breaking the bank. Not bulky, i keep it under the stove and i have no problem getting it in and out.

Panini-style handle with hinged cover adjusts to thickness of food; adjustable temperature control

The grill works just as advertised. I am a bit perplexed that set on medium it takes a long time to heat to temperature. Just beware, you need to be patient. Also, the stainless steel body has no coating, so unless you don’t mind living with streaks after cleaning, you have to wipe with a stainless steel (silicone) solution.

I’m not one to write reviews but thought i should share my experience. I’ve had one indoor grill before; an old foreman mini during my college years that i cooked my life on. I loved it, and i would still be using it if i simply didn’t feel the need to ‘upgrade’ so to speak. I read lots of reviews and of course cuisineart is one of the best brands so i jumped aboard and purchased the compact griddler. It’s an ok grill, does the job, but its slow. It honestly takes about 8-10 minutes for the green light to come on that tells you its hot enough. My old foreman would heat up literally in 1-2 minutes. Not only that, but it cooks a little slow too. Not sure if my review is biased because its based on the performance of a previous grill. I guess i’m just use to certain things.

This appliance is the master of all dorm room appliances. I’ve found it more useful than even a microwave. You can make pancakes, grill chicken, toast bagels, press paninis, roast potatoes, stir-fry lo-mein, and much much more. I find it gets sufficiently hot to cook most foods.

Morning-egg,cheese and ham in an english muffin. Lunch- grilled tomato sandwich and for dinner healthy chicken or fish. Prefer it over multi-dial grills.

I did my research to find the best indoor grill. Cuisinart was definitely the best rated, reviewed and such so i went with this version because we have a smaller kitchen. Plates come off for easy cleaning or in the dishwasher. Plates heat up quick and evenly. Cooks great and has a griddle and flat.

Finally, i’ve found an electric grill that performs superbly. I’ve had two other types, and both were entirely unsatisfactory. The cuisinart is compact, yet perfect for one or two people. It grills evenly and clean-up is a cinch.I love the reverseable grids – no need to take up cabinet space to store grids. So easy to use and i absolutely love it. I’m sorry i wasted money on the other two makes. It’s attractive enough that i leave it out on the counter. This one is really a winner.

Removable plates for cleaning, choice of surface and three heat settings. Easily adjusts for thickness of items being grilled. Separate and easily cleaned drip tray. Have used it for grilling veggies, meats and sandwiches, stores in a small space.

It cooks great, but you can easily get burned on the top of the case. The first time i used its tilt feature to grill a sandwich i burnt my hand. I never had this issue with other brands.

Grill heats up quick, cooks hamburgers really fast, and cleans up easily in the dishwasher with little effort. Good size for a couple or one person. Haven’t used it for eggs or pancakes yet, but i have a feeling i won’t be disappointed. Update: tried to fry eggs on this grill, and it is a difficult, runny mess, but pancakes, if left small, went ok.

Okay, i’m one of those people that have a graveyard of a million kitchen appliances that gather dust in a cupboard and only come out 1-2 times a year. It has earned a noble spot right on the counter.We use it at least 4 days a week. Burgers, panini, even grilled veggies. Its nice when you have a finicky kid that wont eat what everyone else is having, i can throw a frozen boca burger on there and its ready to go in like 3 minutes. I’m really happy i got the ‘compact’ size, its perfect for us.

Cuisinart SPB-7 SmartPower 40-Ounce 7-Speed Electronic Bar Blender : Super blender

Great blender, but i warn you against using it for ice crushing. I had to replace three blade assemblies withing a six month period. I bought a kitchen aid, which has heavy duty blades and works well for ice crusing, but doesn’t blend nearly as well as the cuisinart. Also, the blade assembly in the k a has now given out, but its been doing yeoman service for a year. I’ve just bought a waring spb2 and so far, it crushes ice and a good job of blending, if you do both at the same time. Its container is a bit narrow for straight ice crusing. In that reagard, the k a is superior. Bottom line: using the waring, holding the other two in reserve, just in case.

I’m very happy with my blender. Also i’m very happy since i received it very fast i will be using it during the upcoming holidays. And the price is a good price and i save myself a trip to the store.

Having purchased cheaper blenders in the past, i decided to go with something a bit sturdier with more power. The cuisinart smartpower blender delivers on both counts. It has a substantially heavier glass container than most i’ve seen, and a powerful motor that had no problems shredding through ice. However, i made gazpacho with it once and did find that i had to redistribute the contents with a spatula in order to achieve consistency, even after i had prepped with a food processor, so thicker substances will get stuck away from the blade somewhat. It’s an attractive model with an integrated design that eliminates cracks and crevices where food can get stuck. The jar and blade are really easy to take apart and clean.

My original blender was destroyed after my son dropped it on more than one occassion. I loved the blender, but could not find it without the complete set, and i did not need a new set. I looked on amazon and found the blender. It matches the rest of the set i already own perfectly. This blender can cut up just about everything. The price and product were right so i brought it.

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  • 7-speed touch pad control with easy-to-read indicator lights
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  • 2-ounce pour lid with marked measures for adding ingredients while blending
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

The feel of the blender makes it appear to be sturdy. Good and heavy and stable, a nice feel after looking at other blenders. We have currently owned this model but our daughter broke the glass jar and threw it away. Although the glass is available other parts of the jar were not. I was forced to buy a replacement blender. I have read some poor reviews of this item on amazon and don’t understand how the machine is a problem. We had our old blender for six years, used it often and never had any problems. I don’t feel anyone will be sorry for purchasing this blender.

I picked up one of these on sale locally. It does an adequate job of blending my morning smoothies, but just barely. I find it best to add frozen items slowly and in small pieces. There are days when the motor makes awful noises and i wonder if i need to stand back. It will suffice until i can afford something better. Meanwhile it is nice to know that i can get many spare parts here on amazon. For what it is, a low cost blender, i give it four stars.

This is an “awesome” blender. We already had a cuisinart spb-7 and have used it for almost a year now. So happy with the way it performs, we had to have another for our wet bar. The blades are really super sharp and can obliterate ice in seconds. Easy to clean up in the dishwasher. The guy who designed this one, had it all together.

This was a replacement of the same product but a slightly newer model.

As a thrift store find, i have no idea how old it is or how much it was used before coming into my hands. Therefore, i can’t review the longevity of this blender at all, and i don’t have the benefit of a user guide. The problems i have, you may not have. The lid of this thrift store blender has some orange staining inside which bleach soaking cannot remove. I would guess it is prone to staining for everyone. The lid fits snugly yet is easy to remove. The lid plug is snug yet easy to remove. The jar is glass and very sturdy. The blades inside the jar seem on the small side to me. However, i have been able to blend smoothies with frozen spinach and raw kale; i can’t complain about the performance.

I’ve had this blender for about a year now, and use it regularly to make smoothies or soups. The ‘digital’ control panel seemed a little gimicky at first, but i’ve learned to appreciate the easy cleanup that it allows with a sponge. The wide openings of the heavy glass jar (which is much sturdier than most) allow for easy cleaning and pouring, and the motor has more than enough power for everything i’ve thrown at it. My only complaint is that the rubber lid stained when i blended some hot tomato soup in it. The instruction manual warns against blending hot liquids however, and the stain is purely cosmetic and on the inside of the lid where it isn’t visible. The plastic base of the jar also seems like it would be prone to snapping over time, but in my frequent use of the blender i haven’t had any troubles with it. Overall i would highly recommend this blender over the cheaper alternatives, the heavy glass jar, sharp blade and powerful motor make it a joy to use.

Does a great job and clean up is a breeze.

I purchased this same blender well over five years ago. My partner and i use it 5-6 days a week and usually one or two times a day making post work-out smoothies. This machine easily blends ice and large chunks of frozen fruit including large frozen strawberries with no difficulty. This blender worked flawlessly for all these years until the black spindle that rotates the blades in the container finally sheared off. Everything wears out eventually. Frankly, i’m surprised it lasted as long as it did. The blender is very easy to clean with its smooth face and the glass jar managed hundreds of trips through a hot dishwasher. I just wished that i bought a second glass pitcher soon after my initial purchase. It would have been terrific to use one pitcher while the other was in the dishwasher. Considering the workout we gave this blender i feel it has held up beautifully and was definitely worth the price.

I had used this product while on vacation and liked how it liquified kaleand frozen fruits.

As expected very clean and functional.

I use it every morning to make a fruit smoothie. Easy to use and easy to clean. I bought this last month to replace the same model that i had been using daily for four years. I had broken the jar and decided to replace the entire unit because it had discolored somewhat over time. The motor was still working after four years so now i have it in storage for a backup.

I have had my blender for two years without a problem. I have just spent the past hour reading blender reveiws, and my conclusion is that this blender is comparable to any other good blender at any price point. If i am making smoothies and the fruit is ice solid and i have placed a lot of fruit in the belnder, i will have to stir it. But, no blender, save an industrial version, such as the kind they use at jamba juice, is going to do better. It crushes ice well and has never leaked. All of the speeds work properly and it is easy to clean. The lid, however is vinyl, so if you are going to place it in the dishwaher, please be aware of the food remains in the washer with it. White will stain regardless of the manufacturer.

I’ve had this blender for over a year now and it has yet to let me down. It looks great, and is a snap to use. In addition, the base comes apart into several pieces so that it can be cleaned easily without leaving any `gunk’ behind. I’ve never had any problem with ice; this thing just chews it up. The wide range of controls is a plus because i use this thing for everything, from pureed vegetables for soups to milk shakes.

I love this blender, it really works. I care of it like a child, i never left it dirty. It does incredible shakes and more.

I recieved this blender as a wedding gift and was so excited. But it has really not met my expectations. Its first or second trip through the dishwasher turned my lid pink. Apparently there may have been a slight remnant of tomato sauce on a plate in the dishwasher, and that in turn stained my lid. I called cuisinart and they didn’t seem to agree this was a problem. After some arm twisting they agreed to send me a new white lid, but warned me that it would happen again if i put it in the dishwasher with anything dirty again. Lid problems aside, the blender works pretty well, but doesn’t do a terribly fantastic job crushing ice really fine. I would probably suggest looking into waring instead of cuisinart for a good blender.