Cuisinart DLC-10S 7 Cups Food Processor Reviews
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Cuisinart DLC-10S 7 Cups Food Processor

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How Great Thou Art, oh Cuisinart! ♫

Jan 8, 2010
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  • User Rating: Excellent

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Pros:Very powerful, efficient at what it does; highly versatile

Cons:Safety features get in the way

The Bottom Line: This food processor is brilliant. It never leaves my countertop.


Chopping, grating, slicing, and dicing its way through virtually any food you can chuck into it (I swear, not even stones could stop this thing.), my Cuisinart food processor is definitely a kitchen standby for me. I rarely go more than a day without using it at least once.

Performance and Versatility

The Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor boasts the ability to:

**puree sauces, soups, dips, and dressings
**chop and dice with precision a myriad array of vegetables, meats, nuts, chocolate, and hard cheeses,
**slice and shred soft cheeses, onions, cucumbers, and meat,
**grate carrots, potatoes, apples, etc., cheeses, chocolate
**knead bread and pastry dough

And it really and truly does a fabulous job at all of these tasks. The razor sharp steel blade chops with precision (as opposed to clumsily mashing nuts and vegetables to paste) and expertly cuts butter and shortening into pastry. The slicing disks, as well, are razor sharp and the high-efficiency motor handles all these attachments perfectly. I have had no problems whatsoever with the machine's power or performance as far as cutting and chopping in all my experience with it. Most of the flaws I find are matters of design...

Safety features
 
Some of these safety features, to say the least, do more harm than good. The feed tube is narrow and large tomatoes (the Cuisinart slices even very ripe tomatoes beautifully) and hunks of cheese don't fit. While loading the feed tube, the machine cannot be turned on, and a clumsy latch system on the feed tube will prevent the machine from starting unless it is manually engaged. These features make the machine somewhat hard to use until you get used to them. Then, you remember that the feed tube and bowl must be latched rather than trying every bit of troubleshooting you can think of to figure out why the food processor won't start.

Ease of operation
 
The aforementioned safety features, until you get used to them at least, are a bit of an impediment to operation. It also takes a little bit of practice getting the machine put together and disassembled. Aside from those, the operation is fairly straight forward. A single switch controls the whole unit. The button can be locked to "ON" or pressed repeatedly to "PULSE." The pulse is very sensitive and responsive and even while running continuously in the on position, the motor stays cool enough not to overheat and melt butter in pastry.

Cleaning

All the food processor's parts can go right into the dishwasher. The feed tube, which has an inner piece used to press food down into the blade cannot be disassembled and makes cleaning it a bit of a pain. Wiping down the plastic base is a cinch.

What's it come with?

Un-boxing a Cuisinart food processor is fun, just because there's so much in there!

**Cuisinart food processor base
**Stainless steel slicing blade
**Plastic dough blade
**Attachment for the following two disks:
**Slicing disk
**Grating disk
**7-cup heavy duty plastic work bowl
**Plastic lid with small feed tube (great for just mixing or chopping, or for making dressings)
**Plastic lid with large feed tube (for use with the slicing disks)
**Silicon Cuisinart spatula (OK, nothing extravagant about this, but a nice little freebee)
**User guide and recipe book
**30-minute instructional video

5-year warranty on the motor; 3-year limited warranty on the entire unit

Things I love:

**Two lids. I particularly love the small feed tube lid because it makes cleaning so easy.
**The versatility. I mean, this machine really does everything.
**The blades are very sharp and I have seen no dulling whatsoever after 6 months of use.
**Heavy, solid machine doesn't "walk" across the countertop or rock back and forth

Things I'd like to see improved upon:
 
**Ridiculous safety features (see above)
**Squared, utilitarian design isn't the most attractive for keeping on my countertop

All in all...
 
This is a great machine for any home cook who loves to cook. It'll become your favorite little sous-chef.

As always, thanks for reading!


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 99.99


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