Pros: OK power
Cons: bad feeder tube, harder to clean, hard to use
This is my second cuisinart, my first, the DLC 5 was small, but easy. the Custom 11 is a lemon. The feeder tube must lock into place (hard to lock/unlock) or the thing won't run. So you have to pre-cut the length or diameter of carrots, etc. so you can get them in the chute! The locking mechanism quit after 2 years of use, the plastic cracked and broke off. New part = 40 bucks. The feeder tube is full of nooks and crannies to dirty up and it doesn't come apart to be cleaned. Takes more time to use and is more annoying than the DLC 5.