Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt – Easiest Ice Cream Machine Ever

Have used this product multiple times and when i make the frozen food base correctly it consistently produces a good product. This product so far has worked as described each time that i have used it.

Great way to reduce sugar and fat in your diet n control what goes into your body.

It worked great, i had ice cream in 20 minutes. Here are the specifications for the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt:

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  • Double insulated freezer bowl holds up to 2 quarts of frozen dessert
  • Brushed stainless steel housing with embossed logo
  • Fully automatic
  • Heavy-duty motor makes frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 25 minutes
  • Large ingredient spout for adding mix-ins

I chose the larger size, to have more and make it less often. The only thing that might make it better would be to make the agitator sturdier. As the ice cream freezes, it doesn’t scrape the sides of the bucket and leaves a layer that is frozen much harder than the rest of it.

This device was bought because i wanted to try my own homemade ice cream and it got great reviews. Coupled with the ben and jerry’s recipe book, you can’t go wrong. All you really need is the base ice cream ingredients, and add anything you want to it. The device does make the ice cream in about 20-25 minutes. The bowl stays frozen throughout the duration and well after. It is quite noisy, getting noisier as the ice cream begins to solidify. I liked it so much i bought my parents one as well, and they love it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Definitely a keeper!
  • After using this, dad will never go back to a hand or electric crank!
  • Just what I was looking for.

It arrived on time and works very well. I bought this to make sugar free ice cream. So far haven’t figured out how to keep from freezing hard as rock. Tried vodka and next will try glycerine. Excited to find my favorite ice cream.

I bought this upon a recommedation by my sister-in-law. Simple to use and makes great ice cream without the mess of a traditional ice cream freezer.

Great product to make healthy ice cream and frozen yogurt.

I’ve always wanted to make my own homemade ice cream. Just made my first batch, and it tasted better than vanilla bean ice cream.

I read 100’s of reviews on many different makes and models of ice cream makers. This one always came out on top. Then i asked my son what one he uses and. It performs as described and i have had no issues with it. I read the instructions thoroughly and taking advice from some of the reviews i read, i’ve had perfect ice cream every time.

The first one they shipped didn’t work. Either bad switch or dead spot in motor.

Very easy and good for empty nesters.

This maker makes it so easy to have ice cream year round. With only 2 in the household, the 2 quart is a plenty. I have made too much cream and did a 2nd batch immediately after the 1st and it was fine.

I wish someone would make one with a timer :).

I cooked my custard first and it was still warm when i started freezing it in the machine and in 30 min. No rock salt, no churning, no grinding noise. The only problem is now i can have homemade ice cream any time i want.

I bought this for my wife and i to make ice cream at home and we love it. It is a huge hit with our friends and the flavor possibilities are endless. It comes with some very good receipts that are easily custom tailored to your own. It is not too large so it makes for easy storage.

It’s great and saves a trip to the fro-yo place. The kids love coming up with some very interesting combinations.

Making ice cream with this automatic ice-cream machine is a dream come true for this family. Now, where’s the treadmill?.

I just love this ice cream maker. Since i live in sunny socal, i can use it all year long.

My family loves it and loves ice cream. Who needs a store when you have this?.

Used twice, works great so far. Love not having to mess with ice and salt.

Cuisinart Automatic Coffeemaker Burr Grind and Brew 12 Cup Charcoal Water Filter 5 Oz, Best for “coffee snobs”

Worked great, but now only one person drinks coffee in our house now, so it’s a bit too much. Plus it quite loud when grinding. Now even i can get my hot~water for my tea too and my hubby has his coffee quick & quietly.

We received this as a wedding gift 6 years ago this week. It died on us in january, but after using pretty much every day for almost 6 years – i think it did it’s job. It’s a good little coffee maker for the price; considering there are not too many grind & brew options. Coffee makes grind & brew that’s cheaper and breville makes one that costs twice as much. The grinder does need to be maintained at least once a week (w/ daily use) but think about it, freshly grinded/brewed coffee every morning. Plus, you can ditch your wake up alarm and just set the timer on this puppy to wake you up with the grind and smell of morning brew. Agree with some of the other posts claiming the carafe design sucks. It does, but i learned to live with it and all in all, i think it’s a great buy. Will be buying again, now that it’s met it’s bitter end.

It took a long time to figure out how to work this machine.

Key specs for Cuisinart Automatic Coffeemaker Burr Grind and Brew 12 Cup Charcoal Water Filter 5 Oz, Brushed Stainless Steel:

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  • Elegant Brushed stainless steel styling
  • 8 oz. Bean hopper with a sealed lid to prevent moisture
  • Burr Grinder automatically grinds beans before brewing
  • Strength selector – Choose coffee strength when brewing with the grinding of beans: Strong, Medium or Mild
  • Portion Control – Program the amount of coffee you want to grind: choose from 2 – 12 cups

Comments from buyers

“The best!!!!
, Really happy with this coffee maker!
, Great machine.

(was a gift)-so far i heard, they like it .

If i had reviewed this coffeemaker a year ago, i would have raved about it. Lining up the handle, the brew basket arrows, grind on/off, strength, # of cups, water level. Whew and that’s the easy stuff.What i later learned is that you have to dry each piece completely before making a second pot, you must clean the shoot from the grinder to the brew basket every 3 – 4 uses, you have to run a vinegar and water solution through it once a week, you have to soak the lid to the pot and the cover to the brew basket to remove sediment that settles in it. When i say, ‘have to’, i mean, ‘have to’ or else your coffee will run over the top of the pot rather than into it. Also, water will get trapped and steam will escape above. This is my one hour sunday ritual and i’m getting really sick of it. I also run it through the dishwasher but i use my coffeemaker every morning and only run my dishwasher once or twice a week. However, if you are willing to put this kind of effort in.

I had a cuisinart grind and brew, but this is the first with the burr grinder. Better coffee and much easier to clean.

This makes great coffee when it works. As posted, you must clean the chute every 7-10 uses. Serious problems arise if you put frozen or cold beans in the chute because they condense moisture which will immediately clog the chute. Also take great care when pouring water in the reservoir because if it make its way into the chute, it will also clog the chute. I found that certain beans such as starbucks which has a high oil content cause early clogging. I recommend using the spray arm on the sink to fill. I made a tool from 12 gauge copper wire to clean the deeper parts of the chute that the brush doesn’t reach. Finally the pitcher can be very hard to open at times so i put a little veg oil to help that. A lid redesign is needed or a tool to help open the pot. Finally it is difficult to get the last cup out unless you are very flexible.

I have had this coffee maker for a few months and have had 0 issues with it. I use the time in the morning and just bring the carafe to work with me, stays hot all day. You simply can’t beat the taste of the coffee, freshly ground and don’t sit on a burner to bitter the taste. Parts are very easy to take off and clean. I was able to replace my kuerig (tired of paying for k-cups) , grinder, and former coffee pot with this.

We bought this coffee maker 20 months ago and still love it. We make one pot (10 cups – not the full 12) every day. I only need to clean out the grinding chute when i add beans which is about every 6 uses. It’s super easy to clean and even comes with a combo measuring spoon/cleaning brush which is what i use. We primarily use javana flavored beans but have used the non-grind feature occasionally. All in all, this is by far the best coffee maker we’ve ever owned and highly recommend it to anyone who likes to grind fresh beans for each pot of coffee. Much less clean up than our previous model and way easier than using a separate grinder.

My husband and i have been using this coffee maker for over a year and a half and we love it. We mostly use fresh coffee beans, so we use the coffee grinder feature a lot. When we cleaned it for the first time, it was easy to do and watch along with the ‘how-to’ dvd. If we had to list one complaint it would be that when you get to the bottom of the carafe and need to pour the coffee out, you literally have to turn the carafe upside down (twisting your arm a little). We don’t think that this is a major drawback because on the flip side, this carafe keeps your coffee piping hot for hours. We highly recommend this coffee maker to those that love freshly ground/brewed coffee.

We bought this coffee maker to replace an older generation cuisinart. Any of the nuisances that we had with the older version coffee maker have been fixed in this one. I am surprised how much better the coffee tastes with this coffee maker. Cleaning the grinder area is only a minor inconvenience after each hopper full of beans. Could not be happier with this coffee maker.

The cuisinart fully automatic burr grind and brew thermaltm 12 cup coffeemaker dgb900bcc is an heroic machine. It does its task of making fine coffee without complaint. Fill the machine with water and coffee, set the timer, and forget your coffee cares and worries. Your coffee will be ready, expertly brewed and hot, ready for you to enjoy, at the time you designated. This is a manifest blessing and boon to the coffee lover. This machine is very easy to clean and maintain as well; much easier than previous models.

Appreciate the convenience of having grinder on the machine but if you use dark, oily beans it requires daily cleaning of the grinder shoot. Sometimes the beans dropping from the hopper get into a bind and it will not grind without removing the beans. Area where black plastic top part of the carafe meets metal part has a leak and drops coffee onto the counter when pouring a cup. Had an issue with the button on the bottom of the brew basket holder broke off. Sent several email messages to their customer service dept without any reply for over 3 months. Found a customer service phone number – was on hold 17 minutes before a live person came online and helped me with getting a warranty replacement part.

I don’t often review products, but i am so pleased with this purchase i felt compelled to express my thoughts. Prior to buying this machine, we had the earlier version of the cuisinart grind and brew. The motor on that machine had died after 8 or 9 years. In researching replacement options, this machine had enough negative reviews to make it less than a slam-dunk decision, but the alternatives also had up and down reviews. Since our experience with the previous generation grind and brew was overall positive, we decided to give it a shot. After a month, we find this machine not only delivers superior coffee than its predecessor, but is much simpler to use in the following ways:loading beans in the machine every three or four days instead of every day;easy brushing of the chute once a week, instead of washing parts every day;settings for strength and # of cups is simplersome of the reviews said clogging was an issue with starbucks beans, but that has not been our experience. I will check back if problems develop.

This purchase replaced the same model that i had for years. I like the improved pouring spout. This machine makes the best coffee.

These product is a good coffee maker. Not thrilled about having to clean so much when doing the grinding but what the hey. It is nice to have it all in a reasonalbe sized package.

I love this coffee maker; i use eight o’ clock coffee beans and they turn out perfect. Love the feature of making your coffee strong, med, mild; i set mine to med. I haven’t had the experience of the shoot clogging up with the exception when i was a little careless pouring the water in the reservoir and the beans got a little wet. If you use oily beans then perhaps this might pose a problem.

I had one of these for 2 years and it finally died. I hesitated before replacing it because of the reviews. Whne i reviewed other other brands, i found they did not fare any better. I am glad that i did purchase this a second time. It is quieter, a little faster on the brewing time, the chute does not need cleaning very often, and the brush fits in the chute. I will give this a 5 when the grounds can be finer. They are coarse and use a lot of beans.

I purchased this before reading some of the negative reviews. While i agree that it is a bit messy to clean the filter basket, i have not run into any of the other problems noted. And, it is the only coffeemaker that i have ever owned that actually pours coffee into the cup without dribbles all over the counter. So far, this is by far the best grind/brew option i have ever owned and i much prefer it over grinding separately.

This is the best machine on the planet. It makes better coffee than starbucks. You must take care of it though. Clean the chute every pot and rinse the top with hot water. We had problems until we started doing all of the above. We have had the machine right now for 5 years with no problems now. Use illy coffee for a killer drink.

The cuisinart coffee maker & grinder is an excellent machine. I have owned it for about three weeks. It clearly makes the best coffee i have had at home. I set up the coffee pot the night before to automatically grind and brew at 5:15 in the morning. I usually, drink my coffee 30 minutes to an hour later after brewing. It pours out of the carafe just right. I read where reviewers were complaining about it leaking.

Best coffee maker i’ve ever owned.

I bought this coffee maker waaaay back and loved the coffee but hated the way the thermal carafe poured (poorly. ) well i bought a new one for a second home and wowowow they now have a new spout on the carafe and it works very well. The coffee is excellent and stays warm. Don’t worry about the strength because within a few tries you will have the settings figured out. I highly recommend this unit. Btw their is a competitor out there but beware because they do not have a water gauge on the outside of the unit. You have to tip-toe to peer inside and even then it is difficult at best to see the marks. My sister has it and it is a pain in the neck. The cuisinart unit cleans very easily too.

I have owned this coffeemaker for almost two years. Yes, it is a little high maintenance and my daughter still can’t make coffee with it; however, if you are an avowed coffee snob like me, you will never be happy with another after this model. Consistently makes the best coffee i’ve had and if you use fresh roasted beans, you won’t even want to go to starbucks anymore. We rarely go out for coffee now.If you are of average mechanical intelligence, then watching the video will give you all the relevant info you need to operate this machine. We’ve never had any issues with the grinder and we use it twice a day. I don’t use espresso beans, but i do buy fresh beans every few days so they are relatively oily and i clean the chute about once every two weeks. That part is tedious, but it is well worth it for truly exceptional coffee. If you enjoy dried out folger’s preground coffee down to the bottom of the big plastic bucket, then the fabulosity of this coffeemaker will be lost on your tastebuds. Go for something simpler to operate.

Cuisinart DGB500BK Grind & Brew – Complete cleaning really is a pain

Longest lasting coffee maker we have had – just replaced first one as it was knocked off the counter while painting – no fault of it’s own 🙂 only drawback is the grinding chamber must be cleaned after every use so more up-keep required than other makers.

My husband and i absolutely love waking up to the fresh brew this coffee maker makes.

This is the best coffee maker that i have owned to date. However, this is not perfect, here are some of the good/bad things that i find important:the good:* easy to use — just pop in the beans and hit go. Does a good job at throughly grinding the beans. * good coffee — the coffee seems weak when only brewing a small amount, you can offset this by adding one extra cup worth of beans to the grinder before starting. The coffee that is made is very good, though. * built in water filter — very nice for those of us with lots of lime in our water. Other coffee makers make you pre-filter the water, or you have to be ready to use some archaic means of cleaning out the lime, not fun. The bad:* loud — when it is grinding, sounds like armageddon is on its way. Of course, this is somewhat expected, but my other grinders are quieter. * wire filter — leaves lots of very tiny grains in the bottom of the pot. Here are the specifications for the Cuisinart DGB500BK Grind & Brew:

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  • Grinds coffee beans and brews coffee at preset time
  • Charcoal filter eliminates chlorine and odors from tap water
  • Glass carafe holds 12 5-ounce cups of brewed coffee
  • Grinder removes for easy clean-up; brew-pause for mid-brew pour
  • Measures 15 by 8 by 7-1/2 inches, 3-year warranty

I absolutely love the grind and brew. We are so spoiled by having the super fresh coffee every day. I find the price is fine as these coffee makers were ridiculously high priced a few years ago. Getting replacement parts is easy. These type of coffee makers are a little bit of a pain to clean, but worth it due to the great coffee that comes from the fresh beans. I had a white one before and like the black because it is easier to keep clean.

We have had two cuisinart grind-and-brew pots, not nice looking at all, horrid to keep clean, and we bought the second when the first died because there were no other good pots out there. Well, for over $900 we could have gotten such a deal. In spite of the story of the pot that blew up, we decided to try it. We drink two pots of coffee a day, we want our beans ground just before the coffee is made, and the price on this wasn’t awful. We had it shipped next-day (a prohibitive cost, but we were desperate) and my husband ‘made do’ with cups from my little pod coffeemaker, which is just great but not meant for heavy-duty. Yaaayi washed the pieces, ran vinegar and three rinses through it, washed the parts again, and put together the makings of our first pot of coffee in three days. The grinder sounded more civilized than the former two pots; the fragrance emitted was divine. We poured our first cups and toasted each other. At last, we’d found the perfect coffee pot for us. We drink our coffee black, we prefer kona beans, and what we had in our mugs was as close to the perfect cup of cofee as we figure we’ll get on the mainland. Here’s what’s improved mechanically: the grinder is wider and larger–we think that’s what keeps the grounds from spitting into the water holding area; the cover over the paper filter (because the gold filter that comes with the pot allows sludge through) fits in such a way that you’ll never worry about the filter slipping and an entire pot being ruined with coffee grounds in each cup; it’s a 12-cup poti say cuisinart has listened to customer comments and refined the pluses of their machine while doing better with areas that were in the minus category. This is a win-win pot and i highly recommend it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Makes Great Coffee, Fast, Long 3 Year Warranty
  • CUISINART the BEST in Grind & Brew
  • Cuisinart Grind and Brew

I bought my wife this cuisinart coffee maker for her birthday. She’s a coffee fanatic, and the krups coffee maker we had was driving me insane. It was slow and didn’t have much capacity. There were no legible fill level markings and the carafe drooled coffee all over our tile countertop with every pour. My wife would grind the beans with a separate machine, then pour the grounds into the krup’s filter. I felt the cuisinart would solve several problems at once, and it has. A quick scan of the comments regarding this machine can lead one to the obvious conclusion that you’ll either love it or hate it. Having lived with this coffee maker for well over a year, i’ll add my comments to the heap, for what they’re worth. No question, but any affordable, coffee bean grinding device is going to be, in my experience. If you choose to use the grind option, you have to clean the mechanism after every use. This isn’t a six minute task but, understandably, it can be way too much work and hassle for some people. The machine is very user friendly. The fill marks are large and easy to read for older eyes. It has a 12 cup capacity, a large, comfy handle and i can pour it as fast as i want, without coffee dribbling across the rim, all over the place. The timer is a welcomed and often used feature. We like the automatic shut-off too. Did i mention this machine makes a makes a fabulous cup of coffee?.

Best coffee maker i have ever used .

The cuisinart grind and brew. . Contrary, to the lame reviews that the 1 and 2 star people have given to this coffee maker, i have found this maker to brew the best and hottest cup of coffee i have ever had out of a home coffee maker. Yes, great taste, that we couldn’t get out of our past mr. Yes, you have to clean it and there are a few hidden spots that you have to find at first. After cleaning it a couple times, it takes 2 minutes max to get the job done and ready for the next cup of coffee. There has never been an issue with cleaning the coffee filter area as others seem to have had a problem with. We’re using it in a work environment.

I was suprised to read the poor reviews that people have given this machine. I have had mine for about 2 years and i am satisified with it. Yes, it is noisy when grinding, but i just have it start while i am in the shower. I would recommend ditching the metal basket for regular paper filters, that makes clean up easier. There are more parts to clean, but i usually rinse them by hand daily and run them through the dishwasher a couple times a week. The extra parts take perhaps 30-45 seconds to rinse off, not a big deal in my mind. Every couple of weeks it is good to wipe off the entire base. Some coffee grounds seems to get on the edge of the base and they will harden over time. A warm wet dish towel will clean it up. Somebody mentioned that the grinder cup got stuck.

The grinder works great and the coffee tastes fantastic. Reason why it scared me was i had set up the timer for 6:45 am and my 8 month old woke me up at 6:30 am. Standing in the kitchen at that time half asleep and the grinder goes off. Take my word for it, it rocks.

I had many unfortunate experiences with coffee makers (ranging from mr. Coffee to bunn) and could not understand why i could not get a good tasting hot cup of coffee with a machine that would not cost an arm and a leg in the price range of $100. I remember when coffee makers cost $20. 00, so the prices of many of the coffee makers i looked at were a surprise, to say the least (not to mention culture shock). However, in my quest for the best coffee maker, i found this cuisinart central brew coffee maker. It is reasonably priced, makes good hot coffee and every pot is perfect. I especially like the timer feature on it, which gives me the added benefit of waking up to a hot pot of coffee in the morning, brewed before my alarm clock sounds. This coffee maker is the best value for the money and makes the best coffee (and hot too). I would recommend the cuisinart brew central coffee maker to anyone. Good product, good price, good coffee. By the way, a friend has the stainless steel cuisinart brew central coffee maker that grinds the coffee beans and she loves it. The one i purchased is not the stainless steel model and does not grind the coffee beans, but it is exactly what i wanted and i love this coffee maker (i didn’t want the coffee bean grinder, stainless steel or thermal pot.

Excellent coffeemaker – can’t find a thing wrong with it. Would recommend this to anyone. Nothing like a freshly ground cup of coffee each morning.

We’ve been making one or two full pots of coffee a day with our bright red coffee maker for two years. Yes, it takes a little longer to set up since the grinder assembly needs rinsing, we try to do this after finishing off a pot of coffee and letting the parts air dry the rest of the day. This way, setting it up before going to bed doesn’t take any longer than a non-grinding coffee maker. We fill the bottom half of the grinder basket to the top with beans and it makes great tasting coffee. This is the fastest brewing coffee maker i’ve ever had. The other day the heating element stopped working, i called cuisinart and a few days later a brand new unit was delivered to my door. The cost for the replacement was $10 for shipping the new unit and it cost me $7 to ship the old unit back in the same box. The three year warranty is a big plus since i’ve rarely had a coffee maker last for more than two years.

Works great wish i could buy more.

I have owned the dgb-500 for 18-months which equates to well-over 500 pots of coffee. I purchased it as a replacement for the dgb-300 that i liked but was dissapointed at its durability. Pros: great cup of coffee (i like a full-bodied, strong cup served hot). Convenience of programmability, built-in grinder, charcoal filters and dishwasher safe.I also love that you can grab a cup while it is brewing without making a mess (automatic flow stopper – but see cons below). Easier to clean and more durable then the dgb-300. Cons: user errors exaserbated by the fact that you make coffee early in the am when not all of your faculties are operational. Well once i forgot to put in the basket before pressing ‘on’ and the grinder threw ground coffee everywhere. Second brewing catastrophe, i forgot to put the top on the carafe (note that the top has a raised center that depresses a valve on the bottom of the basket-see ‘automatic flow-stopper’ under pros) resulting in coffee and grounds over-flowing the basket. I am thrilled with the dgb-500 and would not hesitate to purchase the same model again.

Pros:~simple to use~keeps coffee hot, not scorched, with warming plate~saves counter space and simplifies coffeemaking with built in grinder~comes with gold permanent filter, as well as option of paper filter use~ground coffee goes straight into filter, with no complex mechanisms that may cause oilier bean grinds to clog on their way to the filter like some other grind and brews docons:~grinder grinds for a preset amount of time, whether there are still beans in the grinder or not. My previous grind and brew had the option of grinding based on the number of cups being brewed. This means that after beans are ground and have already passed into the filter, the grinder continues to whir. ~loud grinder, particularly when it continues to grind after beans are no longer in the chamber. But a noisy grinder isn’t something that’s unusual for a grind and brew, i have yet to find one that’s reasonably priced that’s not noisy. ~steam enters the grinder chamber, since the water and grinder are under the same cover. This doesn’t cause problems, just makes a bit of coffee goo in the grinder chamber that’s easy to clean out.

I’m surprised to see so many bad reviews for this item. I registered for it for my wedding and i adore it. Yes, because of the built-in grinder there are 2 extra pieces to clean, but they rinse clean pretty easily, every couple of days i scrub them well – i don’t have a dishawasher, but they are dishwasher-safe as well. And if you don’t always feel like dealing with the pieces, you don’t have to use the grinder – you can use ground coffee as well. The piece that is a pain to clean is the metal filter it comes with, but so is any metal filter and if you don’t want to have to clean it, you can just use regular paper – i switched back to paper as i am often rushing in the morning and don’t have time to rinse out the metal one. I’m also very pleased with the taste of the coffee, some have said it’s weak, i like mine rather strong and i don’t think so – it came out a little weak at first but that’s because i wasn’t used to using whole beans, only ground, so i adjusted the amount accordingly and it was fine. I’m not buying another coffeemaker until this one dies.

I’m not a great one for writing online reviews, but for this unit, i just had to. If you love fresh-ground coffee first thing in the morning, and are not a morning person, this is the coffeemaker for you. When my old coffeemaker was showing it’s age and i was looking for an upgrade, my son-in-law suggested that i check these out. After checking the online reviews, here and elsewhere, for several cuisinart models, i wasn’t convinced. But my son, who has one, was insistant, so i bought this one. It made me a believer very quickly. While i had a coffee grinder, and used it with my old pot as often as possible, more often than not, i just used ground because i couldn’t deal with a grinder first thing in the morning. Once i got used to the routine, i can now clean, set up, and program this unit for the morning in 2-3 minutes.(i’m sorry, but anyone who thinks that’s too much effort doesn’t need to be grinding beans at all) i also often reuse it a couple of times a day without cleaning it, and see no loss of performance or quality.

Grinder is much quieter than my old grind &brew. I also like the clean look of the all white. Not into the now-so-popular black and stainless steel look. This is my 3rd cuisinart grind and brew. My first one was refurbished and it lasted a year. My second one (new) lasted two years and was replaced because it was still under warranty. The replacement for that lasted a year (i’m pretty sure it was also refurbished). So just be aware that the 3 year warranty on your grind and brew only applies from original purchase date.

This makes great tasting coffee but it is a pain to clean and dry the grinder, filter basket, carafe and the parts of the machine that hold these parts every time you make a pot of coffee. The white plastic parts also discolor and stain from the coffee. I would go with a black or stainless coffee maker if that option is available. I have had it for a year and the coffee is still great tasting. Just be prepared to clean it a lot. You also have to be careful that the paper filter is correctly fitted into the basket. If it folds over when you close the door you will have coffee and grounds all over the counter. This has happened to me several times.

The quality is owing in part to the fact that even the worst whole beans are much better than the folgers we drank before. That being the case, this coffee maker makes whole bean coffee a reality for someone who doesn’t have the time or desire to do much more than drink coffee in the morning. Yes, this machine requires more cleaning than a normal coffee maker, because you’re really dealing with two machines – a grinder and a brewer. Of course the grinder needs to be cleaned daily, so would a stand-alone unit. Also, if you use the gold filter, it needs to be cleaned as well. All told, i spend 5 minutes in the evening cleaning (i. , rinsing) a total of four parts and filling the machine for the next day. The result is the best coffee i have ever had.

Cuisinart CPM-2500TR Trolley to be used : Defective Product (No More)

After about a 2 week delay, the seller finally shipped the replacement product (not real happy with the customer service department). This is a nice product, although my one beef is that it’s not a perfect fit for the waring popcorn maker model that we have. There’s no way to connect the trolley to the popper, so i had to rig something to keep it from sliding around. ————————————————–initial review: one of the rubber tires had a one inch piece missing, and it was obviously packed that way. Will update review once seller rectifies the situation.

I’ve owned this stand for several months now and it was a terrific addition to my home use popcorn machine. Side tray and storage area within are terrific.

Cuisinart CPM-2500TR Red Trolley to be used with Cuisinart CPM-2500 Popcorn Maker

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  • Holds the Cuisinart Kettle-Style Popcorn Maker (sold separately)
  • Handy shelf for serving and storing cups, napkins, bowls, toppings and other items
  • Storage compartment with magnetized door
  • Two smooth-rolling wheels make trolley easy to move
  • Two rubberized feet keep trolley securely in place

Very easy to assemble with clear instructions and, as an added bonus, a seperate hardware bag for each step. It seems to be be especially high quality, especially the powder-coat finish although time will tell if the finish holds up as well as the hardware not rusting. Although i mated this trolley with a paramount (not waring) popper, it fit perfectly and the four locking pins were aligned with the mounting holes. The enclosed cabinet feature is handy to store the raw corn, bags, oil and scoop. And, when fully assembled and mated up with the popper, it looks great.

Works great looks just as it does in the picture.

Like my trolley, just wished i would have known that it didn’t have a top on it. I had to make one for the machine to sit on.

Cuisinart CPM-2500TR Red Trolley to be used with Cuisinart CPM-2500 Popcorn Maker : Gave as a christmas present along with the popcorn maker – cart looks great with the popcorn maker – easy to roll around. Definitely recommend if buying the popcorn maker.

Purchased for a friend who has it in his shop/man cave with the waring wpm40 professional popcorn maker – easy to assemble and looks nice.

I was completely satisfied with my popcorn popper cart. The box arrived without any damage to it. The cart was packed with care and didn’t have one scratch. Went together easy and all the hardware was bagged and labeled with numbers to make assembly faster. My popper sits perfectly on top of the cart and the holes align with the spring pins under the popper.

It’s a cute stand and does what it’s supposed to do but don’t expect it to come in without any dings or dents. I was a little put off by the actual cabinet because there were a few scratches and dents but otherwise, it’s hard to tell. I would recommend this item, just be prepared for boxing to be far from perfect.

I love this stand it is for my 6 ounce popcorn machine perfect fit and it was very easy to put together and wel built and sturdy. I received it in 2 days,i would recommend this product to anyone.

It looks great and fits the popcorn maker perfect i just wish it had the right instructions with it mine had instructions for a cotton candy maker.

This popcorn machine stand is very neat and it makes it very easy to move the popcorn machine plus the storage compartment makes it very easy to store the popcorn, butter, salt, and popcorn scoop.

It looks nice, has nice detail, and the rubber on the wheels is even real. It fist the popcorn maker perfectly.

Using it with the elite deluxe 4-oz. Tabletop kettle popcorn maker.

You’ll need to get clamps or figure out how to securely mount the popcorn maker onto the cart.

Great addition to the popper, it completes it, very portable and stylish for any occasion, lots of compliments, love it.

This fits my popcorn machine perfectly, has a cabinet for storage, and i think it is a great price for what you get.

The cart was easy to put together. It was good quality for the money. It has a nice appearance fits well with the pop corn machine.

Finally, something that works and works well. The popcorn machine does a superb job of making popcorn and does it fast.Easiest thing i have ever assembled and i’ve done alot. Each step has the hardware in its own separately labeled bag and everything ‘fit like a glove’ including the popcorn machine anchoring to the top frame. Would recommend this product to everyone.

It is ready to party anytime.

Perfect fit for my great northern counter popcorn maker. Very sturdy, great quality, and worth every penny.

Finally got around to getting the companion cart to my popcorn machine. Easy to assemble and the cabinet holds all my popcorn, boxes, etc. Great addition to my home theater.

Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Fully Automatic Compact Bread Maker – Very Noisy

We didn’t buy this, looked at it but went with another brand. It is a nice looking machine though and somewhat cheaper. We did like the looks though.

I bought bought bread maker for my daughter. She uses this quite a bit and am very impressed. She has to use it only for the gluten free option and so far it worked exactly as i had expected it to. This bread machine has many configuration options and has been very easy to clean. I don’t mind the beeps, actually i think that the beeps are helpful to remember about the machine when i busy with something else.

Works excellent ,i make 1 or 2 loaves a week easy to use and dont mind the beeps because i make bread when im awake. Here are the specifications for the Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Fully Automatic Compact Bread Maker:

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  • Removable bread pan and kneading paddle  
  • 12 pre-programmed menu options; 3 crust colors; 3 loaf sizes – 1, 1-1/2, and 2 pounds 
  • 13-hour delay start timer; 15-minute pause; bake-only option  
  • LCD display; removable lid with viewing window
  • Includes measuring cup, measuring spoon and instruction/recipe book

I have had this bread machine for nearly three years, and use it to make a medium size recipe of challah every week. I do not use the baking option, only using the bread machine for kneading and rising. Just recently, the motor began struggling to turn the paddle. My husband removed the spindle in the bottom of the bread pan, cleaned the bushing and spindle assembly, which was very much corroded with a kind of black gunk residue. The unit that turns underneath the bread pan was showing some cutting wear on the part, possibly from the buildup of residue, making the motor struggle to turn the paddle inside the bread pan. I will need to replace the pan and or the total unit soon. I will try to find a unit with a better design, one that possibly has a better seal underneath to prevent the ingredients from seeping down around the shaft during the mixing process. It did an excellent job until this problem occurred.

I visited my sister in texas for two weeks and she had this same one. She made bread a couple of times for dinner. The ease of just having to put the ingredients in the bread pan combined with the smell of bread baking was enough to concince me to order one of my own the day after i got home. I am still experimenting with differdent breads and have a few favorites. This is a very good purchase.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great product, until now!
  • Noisy
  • Great machine!

The breadmaker works as advertised and produces a good loaf of bread. I wish i could turn off the beeping so i could run it overnight.

This is my second cuisanart breadmaker. My previous one conked out after almost 13 years. It makes bread much better than my previous model. I have particular success with rye and wholewheat. My only failure is sour dough, and i can;t blame that on my machine. More features than anyone actually needs.

I love cuisinart, i’ve always been happy with their products. A friend of mine had the same model and she was very happy with it. I really like the diversity of modes and by now i’ve used a few – but not all of them. Definitely read the manual before you use it, as there are a few steps to whatever bread (dough/jelly/jam/etc) you chose to make. Yes, it can be quite noisy so do start it during the day. Great for dough too, i’ve made a few different kinds of dough and the consistency is nice. I went ahead and purchased a protection plan, as reading maaany maaany reviews people had experience some issues with these bread makers. I do not use this product on a weekly basis so my experience with it is somewhat limited.

Bought this at lighting deal for 79. I haven’t received the unit yet and they are selling for 69.

So glad i got it beat deacon i have made when purchasing something for my kitchen. I love making homemade bread, but our house has been to cold or hot the last 6 months with no heat/air ad this allows me to make my breads and rolls and other items again and it’s so much easier and cleaner this way i just walk away. Makes gluten free breads very well also 100% satisfied.

This bread machine is easy to use, easy to clean and turns out quality consistent bread.

This was a gift for my granddaughters birthday. I haven’t used it but she did and she sad her honey wheat bread turned out delicious and beautiful. She can’t wait to do other things in it like making jelly.

When bread makers came out years ago, i followed suit and got one, poured a few boxes in and then set it aside. I don’t know why i decided to get another bread maker but it was a good decision. I can’t make bread fast enough, the bread gets gone before my husband and i can finish it off ourselves. My oldest grandson stops by everyday after school and comes in the door with his nose stuck high in the air to smell the bread. My husband takes banana bread to work for him and my son to eat. I got a receipe from an aunt for loaf bread that we use, it’s light and can be cut like regular bread.

The bread always comes out perfect. However, if a drop of anything (like flour) is outside of the pan and in the base of the maker then there is a burning smell while the break bakes. The bread is totally fine, but the little bits of flour that didn’t make it into the container burn and create a foul smell. If only i could learn to do this without any flour finding it’s way out of the baking container.

The recipes are great and its easy to use. We really like the pizza dough, it comes out perfect every time.

For 1 pound bread the dough get stick between the kneading paddle and the pan and the motor slow down and hum. With 2 pounds bread the slice is too large for the toaster.

My family loves when i make bread and hot rolls. I’m trying new recipes every day for my family to try. So far everything is coming out perfect.

I bought this cuisinart bmkr-200pc fully automatic compact bread maker, 2-pound on 10/11/2012. It has been working great for the past 10 months. I did not write a review earlier because i want to wait and see how long this breadmaker will last. Now i think it is time to give its due recognition. We use it to make a loaf of 2 pound bread every 3 to 4 days. It can be noisy at times, but otherwise is a great choice and a quality breadmaker.

This breadmaker is great for small kitchens or minimal counterspace. Love all cuisinart products most of my kitchen is cuisinart.

I previously owned a sunbeam bread machine that died after 9 years of moderate use. I decided to try the cuisinart this time since some of the reviews of the current sunbeam machine were negative. After using the cuisinart twice to bake prepared bread mixes, i find that it takes longer to bake the bread than the sunbeam i previously owned and it is considerably louder during operation. The beeps are particularly loud and annoying as other reviewers have mentioned. I have not tried mixing bread from scratch yet, but this machine does perform adequately using packaged bread mixes.

Years ago i used to watch how my mother did her bread making, it was a long drawn out process and it really kept us kids busy helpping her and then ‘sampling’ the finished product. Recently i had been yearning to do the same, but i didn’t want the long drawn out process as my mother had done. I had never seen or tried out a breadmaker, either. It was intimidating because i had never experienced trying such on my own. I was in ‘fear’ of myself and not doing it right or something, not sure what. I finally got up the nerve when this bread-maker came up as one of ‘amazon’s deals–and i’m more than happy to say that i spent my money wisely. It is so simple–just follow the instructions step by step and you will be amazed by your results. Ever since i purchased it, i have been making bread weekly and i enjoy the flavor and sweet success of my efforts. If you feel intimadated as i, go on to youtube and take a look at a couple of their videos and soon you will get your nerve up and —walaa you will be enjoying your bread-maker as much as i do.

Cuisinart ICE-20R 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream : Fabulous!

The first time my wife made ice cream with this machine, she called me at work and said ‘we’re never buying store ice cream again’. It could not be easier to use, and makes incredibly tasty ice cream. Yes, it’s a little soft when it comes out, but after a night in the freezer, its perfect. Anyone saying it’s too soft is probably using ingredients that contain vanilla flavorings that in turn contain propylene glycol, which is an anti-freezing agent. Just something to watch out for. Every batch we have made has been wonderful, easy, and easy cleanup.

I’ve never owned an ice cream maker before, but have considered buying one for a number of years now. To be honest, i didn’t have the nostalgia for homemade ice cream that many people have. Every batch of homemade ice cream i’d ever eaten had an unpleasantly graininess to it. But there were so many recipes i wanted to try. Still, if i was going to bother to dish out $50 for an ice cream maker and spend more on ingredients than i’d pay for a pre-packaged carton, that ice cream had better be perfectly smootha trial run on a borrowed ice cream maker and the fabulous chocolate ice cream that resulted at last convinced me that good texture was possible. Flash forward to the arrival of my cute little red cuisinart machine, and my first very own batch of homemade ice cream, prepared with a thoroughly chilled custard–an essential, i’d read, for ideal texture, and a technique that had proved its worth in my trial run. I chose a lovely recipe for malted milk chocolate ice cream from lory brody’s chocolate american style, including the optional chopped malted milk balls. The ice cream turned out perfectly, in terms of both flavor and texture: smooth, creamy, and with just enough air to give it a pleasant lightness. Now i’m looking forward to many more happy batches of quality homemade ice cream with my cuisinart.

Cuisinart ICE-20R 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt & Sorbet Maker, Red

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  • A breeze to use–no salt or ice needed
  • Chocolate chips, chopped fruit, nuts, and other ingredients added
  • Recipe booklet included; cord storagem
  • Measures 10 by 15 inches; three-year limited warranty

I have never made ice cream before. I followed the recipes in the booklet that came with the unit. I made the chocolate and the strawberry, both for my husbands birthday yesterday. I followed the recipes exactly as written and i must say they were so easy to make and both turned out perfectly. My husband and i could not believe how insanely wonderful home made ice cream tastes. And this machine was so easy to use. I was lucky to have read the reviews prior to making because as one reviewer wrote, do not use vanilla that contains propylene glycol (pg) (anti-freeze). Some types of vanilla extract contain an edible version of pg and of course this will inhibit your ice cream from getting to a nice firm freeze point. I love this easy to use machine and highly recommend it.

My husband and i love ice cream but hate the price and all the extra garbage that you get in the store-bought types so i got this, thinking it could be a healthier and fun option for having ice cream. What a great machineit’s ridiculously easy to use – we don’t even follow the recipies and have made amazing ice creams. All it takes is 25 minutes and you’re all set. Also, not only is it soooo easy to use, but cleanup is simple.You wash/rinse a bowl and the mixer (which is basically a round spatula). I love this machine and am soooo happy we got it. (and hey, it looks cool too) :).

I bought this for my mom’s birthday and we decided to experiment. I left it in the freezer overnight with a bag of ice in the pot. I also chilled the ice-cream mixture before putting it in the machine. It did a great job of churning the ice cream, however, i did not think it was firm enough to be eaten right away. I left it in the freezer overnight and the next day we had great, tasty ice cream. You may find that the recipes call for a bit more sugar and cream than necessary. The next time i am going to try it with less of both. I am also more interested in low-fat and low-sugar recipes for my parents.

Cuisinart ICE-20R 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt & Sorbet Maker, Red : We have had this ice cream maker for about a year and we use it a few times a week. It has made very many batches of delicious dairy-free ice cream. It only takes between 15 and 20 minutes to make a batch for two people, depending on the ingredients that i use. It is a little loud when it’s running, but not enough to bother me because it doesn’t need to run for a long time. The one problem that i have to mention is that a little bit of the ice cream does go to waste because it sticks to the sides of the bowl while it’s churning, so you end up with a 1/4 inch layer of rock-hard, wasted ice cream all around the bowl. A heads up for other people that don’t consume dairy products: mimiccreme cream substitute, sweetened, 32-ounce aseptic boxes (pack of 4) cream substitute (also for sale on amazon) makes the richest, most delicious ice-cream i have ever had. Coconut milk based ice cream is a close second.

It takes a little practice to get used to what works and what doesn’t with this ice cream maker. For the price though, it is really good. I messed up my first few recipes by over filling the thing. Eventually, i was making my own delicious ice creams and sorbets. So much fun during the summer.

I gave this to my boyfriend for christmas and he loves it. Once you put all the stuff in the bowl it only takes 15 minutes, though it should be noted that it then needs a few hours in the freezer to freeze up fully and that many recipes require a little prior prepping. I still think this is the easiest one you will find and it’s a big plus to not need ice or salt. Very easy to clean and there is an opening at the top so you can watch it work.

It really has a lot of power, is very durable and works great. Just make sure you realize that you are only going to be able to make enough for 4 or 5 decent size servings per batch. Then you have to wait until the bowl freezes again to make more. I would recommend buying an extra bowl if you have a large family. Overall, i am pleased with this item.

This product turned out to be what i expected based on other’s reviews,but it does what it says if you follow the directions carefully. The only thing is that it does not get the ice cream to a solid texture,like soft serve as other’s have said,so you can freeze it more within a few hours if preferred as i did. It is slightly noisy but it does not bother me,sound can be compared to a blow dryer on low perhaps but not exact,other than that minor issue it works pretty good and i intend to use it plenty,also i was glad to purchase it in my favorite color red.

I love, love, love my ice cream maker. My family and i have enjoyed trying different creations. To my surprise it also came with an extra freezer bowl so you can make two batches without having to weight for the freezer bowl to completely freeze (about 6 hours). We found that when making fruit flavors it is best to put the fruit on as a topping as opposed to mixing it in because the fruit freezes and they don’t have the same texture. It comes with several recipes and there are plenty available on line. I don’t think the motor is very loud but if you are trying to talk or watch tv then it may be so i just put it in another room or on the patio. I also put a small towel over the top to keep it clean and help freeze faster. Yummy hint: i use condensed milk instead of sugar. Try experimenting with different milk products and yogurts.

It really helps in making my purchases. On that note, i’d like to send along my comments for this ice cream machine. Some previous reviews commented on the noise they make. I don’t find it to be any louder than when i’m running my microwave. In the first week i had it, i made 4 different batches of ice cream. I also bought the extra bowl, a good investment, too, so i can make 2 kinds in one evening, if needed. I keep my bowls in my extra freezer (which is probably colder than the one over the fridge). The key is having your freezer cold enough. All in all, i recommend this ice cream maker. The ben & jerry recipe book is great, too. But follow the measurements exactly, otherwise you’ll end up with overflow.

I bought this machine for my husband following the recommendations here. Consequently i also bought him the extra freezing container and two books of recipes,one being the ben and jerry’s book. So far he has produced several excellent batches of ice cream. We are delighted and impressed.It’s so easy and so much fun.

When i first got my ice cream maker, 3 days ago, i cleaned and put it in the freezer. As sugguested i waited two days before trying it out. I mixed the ingredients for the basic vanilla (except a few changes: 1c heavy cr, 1c light cr, 1/2c soy milk, 1/2c half & half, 2tsp vanilla ex, whatever amount of sugar it asked for, and added some green tea powder), and placed it in the fridge for about an hr-hr & a half. After pouring the ingredients in the top i let it go for 25 min. (as suggested instead of 30)and whala the ice cream came out deliciously soft serve. I put it in the freezer after eating about a cup and this morning i took another sample. It was a hard icecream on the softer side of the spectrum. Still so goodi can’t wait to try another flavor, frozen yogurt, and eventually premium(hard, i’m guessing). If your after a nice automatic ice cream machine, this (so far) has seemed like a great deal for the money (even though it’s a little higher then i was hoping to spend).

It has been working great for us. Just pour in any kind of juice to make slushies in the summer.

I love ice cream and now i can make it and eat it in 20 minutes. I keep two bowls in the freezer so i always have one ready to use. I fix the ingredients first, then take the bowl out of the freezer, pour in the mix and 20 minutes later have ice cream. I have made many kinds of ice cream, all turning out well, using ben & jerry’s basic recipe. Every kitchen needs this appliance.

Easy to use and easy to clean.

I decided to get this ice cream maker just for fun, mostly to use with friends when it gets hot. It had great reviews already so i felt pretty good about this model. I’ll list the pros and cons below:===pros===*really easy to make good ice cream*recipe book included (and recipes taste great)*easy to clean/maintain*1. 5 quarts is perfect for 3-4 people===cons===*takes a long time to freeze the mixing bowl (20+ hours to be safe) – along with that, you can’t really make 2 batches (if you want different flavors) in a row unless you buy another bowl separately. While it would be nice to be able to make different flavor batches consecutively, i don’t have enough of a need to do that to take away any stars. This really is a great product and has been very reliable so far.

I bought this because my son was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. I wanted to be able to provide ice cream without breaking the bank. There are new coconut milk ice creams available but at $6 a pint i could pay for this unit in a hurry. I buy my thai brand coconut milk (not lite) from walmart at $1. You just freeze the cylander, add 2 cans of coconut milk, a little sugar, vanilla and whatever else you want to flavor and let it go. 1/2 hour later i had what looked like soft serve ice cream. My children were so thrilled.

I’ve had terrific results with this making ice cream, yogurt, & especially sorbets. The learning curve is quick enough to be fun & complex enough to keep you busy for a while. Freezing dulls the taste buds, so your base – whatever it is – should taste just a little too sweet, a little too strong (this is one of the reasons why melted ice cream is kinda. This also makes it important to concentrate flavors, which can be a challenge. Here’s a recipe template: slowly reduce 2 cups of wine by half – i use a slow cooker with the lid off – it takes hours, but you don’t have to do anything. If you want, infuse the wine with herbs, spices, citrus peel, small frogs, whatever, during this time (it may take more than you think to have the right presence). Stir in 2/3 – 1 cup sugar, till dissolved. Add this syrup to 2-3 cups fruit juice or puree.

I knew i might regret buying an ice cream maker, so i bought a red one to remind me that too much of a good (great) thing can be dangerous. I read other reviews for this and other ice cream makers, and settled on this one for my purchase. Some reviewers found it to be a little noisy, but it isn’t unbearable; electric mixers and food processors are considerably noisier. The great thing is the ice cream is so very good; my husband particularly likes the gelato. I love this new toy, but i’m glad i bought it in red. Otherwise, the ice cream could be very tempting every single day.

I got this ice cream maker for my husband, an avid ice cream lover, for christmas. However, neither of us had made ice cream before and weren’t sure that amateurs like us, or a relatively cheap machine such as this one, would make quality ice cream. Making delicious ice cream with this machine couldn’t be easier. The machine is easy to assemble and easy to use. You need to keep the bowl in the freezer for at least 8 hours before using the machine though, so you can’t make one batch right after another. There are many ice cream recipes floating over the internet, but we use a very simple and delicious ice cream base that never disappoints: one can of condensed milk, one can of evaporated milk, one can of regular milk and 2 eggs. We mix this up in the blender or with a beater, and jazz it up with vanilla, almond extract, or whatever liquor we have on hand and pour it into the machine. Twenty minutes later, depending on the type of ice cream we’re making, we add nuts, cookie dough, caramel, fudge, marzipan, etc. The possibilities are endless and the result is always delicious.

Cuisinart Coffee Maker – 12 cup – – Great cup of coffee

Bought this coffee maker for my mom for christmas, and it makes just about the best tasting coffee i’ve had in a long timeeasy to set up. . No dribble or dripping, a five ‘beep’ signal when it’s done perking and a two ‘beep’ signal at the two hour auto-shut-off. It’s the least expensive of the cuisinart line, but for the money, it’s the best tasting. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a great coffee maker.

I bought the cuisinart coffee maker with a thermos carafe. Not bad, but disappointing in two respects. First, the coffee was not hot enough, and second, the carafe did not pour well, due to the need to have a sealed top, i assume. So i tried again with a more standard cuisinart coffee maker ((dcc-1100c). It replaces a braun, which had worked well for years but suddenly died. This model is pretty close to ideal. Coffee good and hot, a setting for a small number of cups that actually works well, a great carafe, and, of greatest importance, excellent coffee.

I was somewhat disappointed in this cuisinart coffee maker. First of all pouring the water into the small opening of the reservoir is a difficult process that causes water to spill into the coffee filter. Also i do not like that the water indicator is only on one side of the machine. It would be nicer if you could see the water level from both sides. The coffee has been good and does come out hot, but loses heat as it sits in the pot. So felt it was a little pricey and don’t like the idea of having to replace the water filter every 2 months, but i guess if you have filtered water in your fridge than you don’t need to use the water filter in the coffee maker.

The previous one lasted exactly a little over 3 years, just as long as the warranty. Anyhow, it makes a good cup of coffee and keeps it hot. I’ve used other brands of coffee makers that stop working after only one year. I consider this to be the best of the brands i’ve used for taste and quality.

We have been using one of the insulated carafe type makers which made coffee fine but was difficult to pour. This new one is easy pour and makes good coffee. We have only had it about a month, and have not experienced any problems.

Coffee maker arrived on time and was easy to understand directions. I would recommend this product to other customers.

  • Cuisinart got it right this time
  • Not quite what I thought
  • My wife is happy with her new coffee maker!

I concur with everything said. I’m very happy with the quality of the coffee but, yes, the reservoir is an issue. It’s very awkward to pour in the water, and i always wind-up wiping water off the counter or pouring some into the basket. Also, the way my pot needs to be positioned on the counter means i have to rotate it each time to be able to check the water indicator. I think it does make excellent coffee though (which is most important to me) and the unit was more affordable over others i considered.

I have purchased several coffee makers over the last few years, and i can findly say i love my coffee makerwe have owned two hamilton beach, and one bunn. Not happy with either one of them. I purchased this coffee maker after reading different reviews, and liked what i read. We have had it for a month now, and still pleased with this coffee maker. Pros- reasonably price the hottest coffee ever. Love the preset brew (coffee ready when i wake) nice apperance/ i have the whitecons- i have no complaintsi would totally recommend this coffee maker to anyone looking for a nice hot cup of coffee 🙂 *****.

This maker brews coffee very well. You can really taste the difference compared to a low cost machine. Don’t forget to put the lid on the carafe or you will have a huge mess.

Features of Cuisinart Coffee Maker – 12 cup – White

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Cuisinart CSO-300 Combo Steam/Convection Oven – This is the best appliance I own

This combo oven has saved me from repairing an old stove’s oven and i have used it to bake several items, including cookies. The size is generous and the steam function is helpful. The top and one side can get hot. I put it on a chrome rolling cart and it looks great. The back is near the window blinds and neither heat nor steam from the vents causes any problem. I am glad i got it and since it’s still a novelty, i watch items heat or bake, too. The chicago metallic non-stick 4 piece toaster oven set fits in this with plenty of room to spare. I have seen the pan that comes with it warp (temporarily) from the heat but not the set. So far i have baked a casserole, tater tots, sandwiches, potatoes, fries, and i have reheated biscuits and rolls using the heat/steam combo. I look forward to making bread from scratch in it, too.

I got this cuisinart 4 months ago for my husband and i to use and haven’t used my big oven since. I learn new ways to use it every day. I’ve used the convection + steam and it was great. I’ve cooked a pot of rice in it. For small meals and cooking great veggies this is a great piece of equipment.

Have been using it for over 9 months now. Been using it to bake cookies, toast bread, bake pot roast, steam vegetables, warm dishes. I have even cooked traditional chinese dishes that only do well in big steamers (steam fish, chinese radish cakes,. . Very very versatile and pretty easy to keep clean. I i’ve even steamed rice in this thing. Things cook faster in here than normal oven, especially if you use steam feature. So recommend you experiment a bit with it. If you used steam feature, there will likely be some water caught under the metal tray. If you don’t dry out the water and try to toast/bake with it, the inside will turn steamy. So you just have to learn own to use the unit and adjust. I hardly ever use my regular oven anymore, and it is more energy efficient. In fact, i sometimes wish it is a bit bigger bigger so i can indeed skip using the main oven. This was my most satisfied purchase for the kitchen for the past 5 years.

Purchased this oven about 4 months ago and have loved it since. From frozen pizza to baked chicken to just reheating leftovers. The steam feature keeps leftovers moist and yummy and heats evenly (unlike a microwave). We actually replaced a microwave with this oven and have not missed the microwave at all.

I love this oven for baking fish and seafood. My favorite is to steam king crabs. I baked some cookies on the convection bake cycle but the cookies in the back row were done and the cookies in the front were still way undercooked. Did not find the temperature or air flow even throughout the oven. Over all i love it for steaming vegtables and seafoods and fish fillets. It appears to be a better steamer then a baking oven.

Just got my cuisinart steam oven a few days ago. I made ciabiatta bread yesterday ( first bread ever), and it turned out great. Used the dough setting on my wife’s bread maker, divided the dough and steamed it in the oven for 25 min at 100 degrees, then incised it, painted it with egg and cooked on bread setting at 400 for 25 min. Tonight i cooked my first fish ever, salmon steamed at 250 on bake/steam for 20 min. I also toasted some left over ciabiatta to eat along side. In short, i’m cooking stuff i’ve never cooked before quite easily. It is also really great for reheating and steaming vegetables. This is some seriously good kit for a very reasonable price. I passed on some scan pan cookware ( which i love) and bought this instead. I have other cookware, but this cannot be duplicated.

  • Perfect addition to our kitchen
  • Excellent, nicely made and designed!
  • Beware the steam vents

I am a single man so a big oven like the thermador would be a little to big any way. I make often food for friends and so far i have used this oven in different modes. I love the steam function, made one of the best ribs and salmon ever. Also made french bread it was great. Usually i put a bowl of water in my regular oven to do these things but this works so much better. Also the convection function works great. The only thing so so is the toaster function. You cannot go wrong with this oven. The cook book with the oven is quite simple but a cookbook from miele and bosh can be downloaded on the www.

My husband is the chef in the family & he loves the steam option (i use it for toast). He makes sausage, chicken, etc – & heats up all leftovers. We are very particular about our kitchen items & this is a real ‘keeper’ .We even bought one for our daughter’s house & she loves it, too.

I was interested in getting a steam/convection oven because of a short article i saw in food and wine, and mentions in modernist cuisine. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find recipes using the combination techniques. Cuisinart provides a few recipes with the oven, and the recipe for roast chicken is fantastic. But much of the time, you’re going to be making things up as you go along. I’ve found that we’ve had a tendency to overdo things at first. I think the oven tends to heat quickly because it’s quite small. On the other hand, we fixed some fresh halibut recently using the bake/steam cycle that was very good. So, bottom line is that you need to be willing to experiment. And sometimes you’ll be a bit off the first time. But the results are very rewarding once you get it right.

The best counter top appliance in our gourmet kitchen. Cooks chickens perfectly and amazingly fast and consistent. Saves us many trips to the grocery store deli for the rotisserie chickens we thought could only be enjoyed form there. Now we make our own at home in 45 minutes. Pizza is better cooked in the oven,ok roasts as well.

Have had the oven for 2 days and have used it twice — once in steam mode and once in convection mode. Food looked and tasted good so no complaint there. However, the vents that expell the water vapor when in steam mode are located in the rear of the unit. My backsplashes were streaked with this water vapor– not unlike shower doors after a hot shower. Since my backsplash is corian, cleaning it was not a big problem. However, other surfaces, especially painted drywall, could present a much bigger issue. I suggest before purchasing this oven some thought be given to placement of the unit taking into consideration the vents are in the rear and expell hot steam along the width of the unit. The top of this unit gets really hot so be very careful not to store anything on top of it.

Features of Cuisinart CSO-300 Combo Steam/Convection Oven, Silver DISCONTINUED BY MANUFACTURER

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  • 120 minutes of steady, uninterrupted steam
  • Specialized bread proofing technology; bakes and proofs bread better and faster
  • Unique Steam Bake and Steam Broil functions as well as standard functions of a traditional countertop toaster oven
  • Accommodates a whole 4-1/2 pound chicken or a 12-inch pizza; reheats foods without drying them out
  • Includes 47-ounce removable water reservoir, wire rack, baking pan, broiling rack, crumb tray, and drip tray

From the manufacturer

Eat healthier by preparing a variety of heart healthy meals, such as steamed fish and vegetables.

Benefits of Steam Cooking

Steam cooking is one of the best ways of preparing food in terms of healthy eating. It is a way of cooking that has been used for thousands of years by Far Eastern cultures. Today it is used everywhere in the world.

  • Retains vital nutrients
  • Retains taste & juices
  • Does not require oil
  • Vegetables retain shape

Why Cook With The Cuisinart Convection Steam Oven?

Create amazing culinary works of art with a healthy twist!

Cuisinart Convection Steam Oven is the only countertop convection steam oven on the market today.

In addition to all of the great features that you would expect to find in a Cuisinart Toaster Oven Broiler, you also get the great benefits associated with steam cooking.

Create awesome culinary works of art that are not only delicious, but good for you. Create:

  • Steamed fish & vegetables
  • Dim Sum style dumplings
  • Bread & pretzels
  • Juicy meats & poultry
  • Book of 32 recipes included with unit

Maxmize Your Culinary Artistry With These Great Cooking Functions:

Steam Cooking

Cook with 4 different steam functions including: steam bake, steam broil, basic steam, and super steam settings.

Find many of your new favorites in the recipe book that is included with your unit.

Variety of Other Cooking Functions, Including Convection

In addition to steam cooking, the Cuisinart Convection Steam Oven also has the following cooking functions: toast, bake, keep warm, and convection bake.

Bake Bread to Perfection

The bread function simulates a professional bread oven on your counter.

An initial burst of steam followed by convection baking yields professional results every time with crispy crusts and perfectly risen interiors.

The Cuisinart Convection Steam Oven is Simple and Easy to Use

Interior Oven Light

Allows you to see the progress of your meal as it cooks.

No need to open the oven to visually inspect your food.

Simplified Digital Controls

One touch knob allows for easy navigation.

To start, simply rotate the knob to select the cooking function. Press the knob to select temperature, push again, set the timer. Hit Start.

All The Space You Need To. ..

– Toast 6 slices of bread.

– Bake a pizza up to 12 inch in diameter.

– Roast a 4 pound chicken.

– Steam bake up to 12 doughnuts.

– Bake a loaf of bread (16 half inch slices).

– Steam bake 3 pounds of ribs.

TOB-60N convection Toaster Oven TOB-135 Digital Convection Toaster Oven Broiler TOB-260 Convection Oven Toaster Broiler CSO-300 Steam Convection toaster oven
TOB-60N Convection Toaster Oven Broiler TOB-135 Digital Convection Toaster Oven Broiler TOB-260N Chef’s Convection Oven CSO-300 Steam Convection Oven
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Toaster Function Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bake Function Yes Yes Yes Yes
Broil Function Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steam Bake Function No No No Yes
Other Cooking Functions Yes – 2 Yes – 4 Yes – 9 Yes – 5
Steam Clean No No No Yes
Control Panel Mechanical Digital Digital Digital
Interior Light No No Yes Yes

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This morning i tried it for a new approach to cook bacon. It is the perfect answer for reheating frozen roll for dinner. I have the answer to finishing perfect croissants that are moist on the inside and flaky on the outside. A wonderful; useful addition to my kitchen.

Makes crispy french fries, chicken nuggets, etc. Does a great job at warming up leftovers. But, what i really love is the steam bake. Literally makes chicken and steaks melt in your mouth. Cook for a couple on 160 degrees.

I am working on a kitchen remodel and in doing my research i learned about steam ovens. The built in ones were extremely expensive so i decided to see if a counter top version exists. After reading about this and the reviews, i ordered it through amazon, and i have used it every day since it arrived. It is perfect for one person as it does it all. It makes perfect toast, better than both the toaster oven and the pop-up toaster both of which have headed off to new homes. I never liked using the microwave as a study i read years ago maintains that it destroys nutritional content in food, plus food never stayed hot. I have used the steam oven to cook everything from veggies to salmon plus warm up my leftovers, and it works great every time. I am thrilled with this purchase.

I bought the unit mainly for the summer time when i don’t want to generate a lot of extra heat when baking; these expectations were fulfilled; it definitely generates less heat then my full-sized oven. I have used the unit to bake bread but have found that the ‘bread’ setting does not work for traditionally shaped loaves because the proximity of the top crust to the top heating elements burns the top of the loaf; instead i use the ‘super steam’ setting, which does not use the top elements and provides temperatures that are high enough (400 degrees) for my bread baking method; i have also successfully baked traditionally shaped sweet bread loaves using this method. It would have been better if the unit had been designed with more control over the top elements (perhaps a 1/2-power setting or the ability to toggle the elements on/off in mid-cycle). The unit does work well using the bread setting for making lower-profile things like meatball or chicken parmesan sandwiches, browning the cheese and toasting the bread (i use french baguettes for these). The only other setting i have used so far is ‘steam,’ which works well for proofing bread at low temperatures.

So far, this oven is working perfectly and is cooking everything just as anticipated. And it looks beautiful in the kitchen. Wish it was a but bigger but aside from that i am very happy with it.

Nice features- howeveri’ve been using this oven for about three days now and i’m having fun experimenting with it. The first thing i cooked was a chicken and needless to say, i should of practiced on something smaller like a piece of bread. I’ve been working with ovens for the past 25 years as i’m a chef/restaurant owner therefore i’ve had plenty of experience using convection ovens, not just this small of one. It’s going to take a little ‘hands-on’ cooking to master this oven, and when you do, it will produce some great tasting food. It says that it will cut down your cooking time by 60 percent, but i haven’t found that to be true. The main thing, play around with it until you have it mastered. Be careful on how close the heating elements are to your product that your cooking or else it will be charbroil. If you have any doubts, just buy it. It’s fun to use and it’s very easy to clean. Can’t wait to cook some ribs in it and some sweet corn.

120 minutes of steady, uninterrupted steam

Absolutely the best invention. Makes stale bread tastes better. I use the bake steam setting at 325 for 5 minutes on bagels or baguettes and they always come out moist on inside and toasted on outside. The steam setting makes everything so moist and when u combine steam and bake together onmeat or bread you get both juicy and crispy.

Nicely made and easy to use. My mom who had a stroke is not able to understand the dial, even though it’s easy. So if anyone who will be using it is mentally challenged, think twice about getting it. A stove-top steamer works better than the steamer in this oven. Why do you need an oven with a steamer when you can steam on the stove?. I use my pressure-cooker steamer and it’s even faster. If you need it, it should serve you well for years. I certainly think it is better than a microwave, because i believe microwaved food is bad for the health. Do some research, and you will see. If you are pregnant, please do not stand near a microwave for the sake of your unborn child. So, for all around health reasons, i recommend this well-made oven.

I have a full sized convection oven; but this is so much better for small meals and reheating. I haven’t used all of the features yet; but so far it is a winner. It preheats crazy fast compared to my full size oven and it is running on 110 instead of 220 electric hookup.

Ton’s of functions i’ll never use. Reheats pizza in a magical way.

We purchased this oven after reading a review of the product in the december 2013 food and wine magazine. It is a very versatile tool. So far i have used it to warm expensive leftovers from a restaurant dinner and to cook fish. I am still having fun experimenting with it. I have some responses to some of the unhappy comments from other purchasers:–re insufficient instructions: our oven came with a thorough instruction book combined with a helpful recipe book. If your order did not include this you can download it from the cuisinart website. Also found the food and wine article helpful for cooking ideas. –re difficult to clean: the instruction book states you can use the steam function without food in the oven to loosen any food stuck to the walls, let the oven cool, then wipe the walls with a cloth or paper towel while still damp. I followed this procedure and cleaning was easy.

Food preparation time cut drastically, on certain kinds of foods; however, the steamer portion of this appliance is something i have wanted for a long while. Steamed claws, veggies, warmed-overs, you name it – this unit’s steamer is truly a special and personal gift. The size is much larger than i had anticipated. Actually seems as though the inside is larger than the outside. A bit expensive but between the convection/bake, the steamer and the numerous additional settings, it is genuinely something to behold. In my opinion, this appliance is well worth the price. We use this appliance much more frequently than the former oven we had.

Specialized bread proofing technology; bakes and proofs bread better and faster

This is a fantastic little oven, but it’s not perfect. First of all, as other reviewers have said, it would be nice if the oven were slightly larger. But i understand the compromise. If it were larger, it would be very inconvenient on my countertop. So i’ll just have to work with its size. The size does cause certain problems, though. For example, in some shelf configurations, and with deep casserole dishes or tall loaves of bread, the top of the dish or bread may be too close to the upper heating element. You have to keep an eye on it. Also, anything (particularly bread) that is too close to the convection outlet may brown too quickly. I bought this oven for the steam feature, of course.

Really like the steam feature. But wish you could set it for at least 2 different stages of cooking like other high end toaster ovens. This one you have to hang around and watch and wait to change cooking cycles. Very annoying when using the bread proofing feature. Also there is no plain bake setting without convection. Also when the time is up on your setting, the oven turns off. There is no way to have it continue or current setting or change to warm without manually changing the setting or timer. I expected better for this much money.

Start up time to initial steam is too long, steam emmisions are not evenly dispused through cooking chamber, water drippage out right side vents. Heavy water collection on tray during steam cycle (spits water – meaning steamer design is flawed). Air flow in convection cycle is poor and not uniform (square corners in cooking chamber and non-directional air out/return are causing this). Despite these flaws it definitely is superior to a regular convection oven to reduce food shrinkage and maintain moist foods.

This is new technology for me, but i like it so far. Consumer reports rated it highly, comparable to much more expensive ovens.

The convection cooks to temp. Easiest and tastiest steamed rice ever. This will allow me to eliminate the clunky rice steamer we own that sucks up storage space. Made ‘sous vide’ style filet mignons last week and then threw them in the cast iron frying pan for a minute to brown. Have not baked or proofed anything yet. Reheats things well especially with a wee bit of steam. I love the cuisinart cso-300.

Maybe better models are on the horizon, but for now, cuisinart is first to market with a consumer countertop combo oven. Professional kitchens have enjoyed the benefits of cooking with steam and convection for a while now, and it’s finally available for the home kitchen. This oven has really revolutionized the way i cook. I would seriously put it up there with the microwave, toaster, and electric mixer, as in how did we ever get by without them?.It makes many recipes that are difficult to make easy. Artisanal bread, perfect custards, crispy roast chicken, risotto, shellfish, the list goes on and on. And just about anything you would bake comes out better using the convection mode. The oven is easy to clean, runs smoothly, and has a nice chrome finish. To see a bunch of recipes to make using this oven, visit firepluswater[dotcom or google “combo oven flan”. ]

Hands down the best toaster oven ever. I hardly need to use my big oven any more. It’s an actual real appliance. Well built an extremely versatile.

Unique Steam Bake and Steam Broil functions as well as standard functions of a traditional countertop toaster oven

It’s healthier to use than a microwave and the food is so moist when using the steam option. It may take an extra couple of minutes to warm food, but it’s worth the wait. I even roasted a whole chicken in it and the results were delicious.

This countertop oven has virtually replaced my use of my oven/range. Has a wide variety of settings. Learn to use them all and it is a great oven.

I have had this for a few months now. And boy am i so [email protected]%# happy i got it. It is really a nice piece of kit. It has a quality to it that certainly has it appearing like a top quality item. I mostly bought it cause my old steamer, a cheap one, was giving out. I bought this and love it, i do have to change how i steam cook my items with this oven due to how it works. My old steamer pushed steam from the bottom up, this one pushes it out from the top side on the right. It has more area inside than my older steamer, so i have to think about where i place my potato and such in it. My old steamer had a two tray system, and i do miss that. So i had to re think of how to cook things in this steamer as it only has the one tray.

I’ve pretty much given up using my microwave and now am cooking almost everything in this steam oven. I love it and use it almost daily. Fish, vegetables, meat all come out tasting fresh and not over cooked. And every once in a while, i’ve used it to make toast, something i never really thought i would use it for. This has been one of the best investments i’ve made for my kitchen. It’s also a heck lot a lot cheaper than buying a built-in steam oven.

Use this several times a day from toast, steaming baby food, cooking whole dinners (especially fish) and really best of all: reheating leftovers and making them taste fresh and perfect again. This is our most used appliance by far. I stack a medium pyrex, then add the included metal rack, then place 2 au gratin dishes on top to fill it to max capacity and can make an entree, starch and side. Everything cooks perfectly and the dishes are easy to clean.

This is the best appliance i own. It does everything, plus it is perfect to sit on your counter. I can tell you it makes the best bread ever. It steams anything from lobster to carrots. The warm feature i use all the time. The best thing is that it doesn’t need to be filled every day. The side where the water is stored is very large and holds a lot of water. It is so easy to clean by just turning on the steam setting for about 15 minutes and then let it cool off, then just wipe it down.

Accommodates a whole 4-1/2 pound chicken or a 12-inch pizza; reheats foods without drying them out

I will give the mighty combo 4 stars. The unit is good, to very good, but not consistent. I use it most often each day for toast and for that, it is inconsistent. Browning some days more evenly on both sides than on other days. I tried one recipe from the cuisinart guidebook that came with the unit. Although i followed the tea bread recipe exactly, the bread was not cooked in the time stated. Also the bread bubbled over and made quite the mess. I will say it is easy to clean though. Made a great pumpkin pie in it as well. The unit was a tremendous help on thanksgiving as another oven for roasting vegetables and cooking sides.

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.

Features

– 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.

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  • 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
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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.