Cuisinart 9 cup food processor Review

cuisinart 9 cup food processorThe Cuisinart Cuisinart 9 cup food processor DLC2009 has a bigger feed tube, a medium sized onion or tomato goes in whole. The size of the unit is ideal for couples or small families. Perhaps for larger families the Cuisinart 14 cup food processor unit would be the way to go. It is of essentially the same design as the Cuisinart 9 cup food processor ; however, the blades are not interchangeable between Cuisinart 9 cup food processor and 14 cup version.

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What I really like is the redesign of the locking mechanism. In the old unit (the DLC 8 plus) and also some current Cuisinart models,  the locking mechanism is to prevent start up of the machine unless the unit is assembled is controlled by a beam type latch made out of polycarbonate. I think this design is more prone to cracking.  The new unit has a stainless steel beam which when inserted locks the unit.  Cuisinart 9 cup food processor is a great design. 

Another great improvement is redesign of the small feed tube. It is now made of polycarbonate.  That material is much more indestructible than whatever lesser plastic was used to design the older small feed tubes.  Drop an old one on the floor and  the locking tabs would break off of it. That is not likely to happen with polycarbonate. The material used to produce canopies for fighter jets,  it is very impact resistant. 

 On top of everything else this model with the shape of its bowl and cover is much easier to clean than the old model. This is dishwasher safe,  however I would not run this through the dishwasher with fully heated drying cycle.   

Cuisinart offers a very wide range of discs (including a julienne, a french fry cutting disc and a fine grater disc) and a whisk attachment for this unit. If you buy a unit from another manufacturer without the range of this unit (made possible by all of the attachments) I think you may have shortchanged yourself.

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We do A LOT of cooking in our household. Some 15 years ago, we purchased a food processor and have hated it ever since. It wasn’t a Cuisinart but wasn’t cheap either. In the time it took to put all the parts together, do the work and then clean the thing, we decided we might as well do everything by hand instead. Like I said, that was a long time ago. Obviously things have changed! 

 In a nutshell….we love the feeding tube size which is large and eliminates the need to precut vegetables prior to slicing. It’s easy to put together and take apart.   Cleaning it is a breeze with the Cuisinart 9 cup food processor! It’s well made and since we were leaving it on the countertop for quick and easy access,  we also appreciate it’s appearance.  Cuisinart 9 cup food processor offers blade holders which are a convenient and safe way to store accessories. 
 We work hard during the week but still prepare nice meals at the end of the day.  We recognize the time we have saved preparing meals with it.
I have used this for Baby Food pureeing and I love it! It does it all. Some things take longer than other (green beans and peas) but it does the job. Easy stuff like carrots and squash and pears take just seconds. Easy to take apart to clean and love that it’s dishwasher safe so I don’t have to worry about hand washing it myself.

Here’s what one proud owner had to say about this Cuisinart 9 cup food processor.

I did a lot of research for the right food processor for me, and this was my top pick!  

First of all, I have used other food processors before and they were not able to make dough (engine not tough enough) and you couldn’t cut something as hard as carrots with it without bending the blade. We even broke the shredding wheel on one of them while trying to shed carrots. The first thing I noticed when I got the Cuisinart 9-cup food processor was that those days were over. The blades are strong and heavy, you can FEEL they won’t break. I have made pizza dough, bread dough in this, as well as chopped potatoes and carrots. Not a problem. 

The second thing is that it comes apart very easily, you can hear everything click in place and again when you take it apart so you know when it is ready to go.  

Bottom line: if you are going to get a food processor, you will have to spend some money or you will just be wasting your time and getting yourself frustrated.  This machine works wonderfully.  (Run4Fun)

Reveiw paraphrased for size – View original review here.


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