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Old 09-08-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Best Food Processor?

If anyone could please help out -

I need recommendations on the best food processor available - around 12 cup capacity. Most concerned about whether most of the parts are made out of metal as opposed to plastic and how durable the motor is.

I'm looking to spend up to around $200, perhaps more, if the model is worth it.

Secondly, any advice on where to procure: websites and/or stores where a good model can be purchased - refurbished is okay as long as it's a quality processor.

Thanks ahead of time.


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Old 09-08-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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Kitchen Aid and Cuisinart are reliable commonly available brands. I've had an11 cup Cuisinart for many years and it does all I need.

Robo Coupe also make a good FP but I believe thay are more expensive.

I usually just search the internet for deals when I need something. A site that has the best prices today may not tomorrow. Lately, I ahve been getting some of the best deals from Amazon when you factor in shipping costs.

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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Robo Coupe is the best. It's the only brand I've seen and used in professional kitchens. However, like Andy said, it's going to be more expensive than what you normally see in a home kitchen. For your budget I would recommend Cuisinart. I have that at home and it works.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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I can't remember what brand I have at home (I rarely use it) but the grater disk had a plastic insert that broke it's first use.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:42 PM   #5
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Make your selection here. Then shop around for your best price.

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Old 09-08-2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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I have a 14 cup Cuisinart that I absolutely LOVE! It will turn a roast into ground beef in no time. It mixes dough, chops, shreds, slices, everything. I think it was around $300 but I had a coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond for 20% off so it turned out to be around $270. The motor hasn't struggled to do anything I've wanted it to do. It even came with a "How To" Video as well as a recipe book.

Here is a link to a Linens-n-Things 20% off printable coupon. I think it's the same price there. If you don't have a LNT, most BB&B takes competitors coupons. Here's the link: LNT 20% off coupon
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:22 PM   #7
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I'm with Mama - I've had the 14 cup Cuisinart for several years now and it has never failed me. I can even knead bread in it. Nice and heavy duty, easy to clean up...next to my KitchenAid mixer, it's the most important appliance in my kitchen.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:00 AM   #8
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I have a KitchenAid and I love it. Heavy duty, and very efficient. KitchenAid has a store on Ebay, and you can get a 12 cup for about 139 bucks plus shipping.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:46 AM   #9
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Kitchen Aid

I also agree, I have heard Kitchen Aid is a reliable and well-established brand name.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:28 AM   #10
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I have a Cuisinart and am happy with it. I have several different discs , slicing, grating, shredder , fry cutter and have used them all.

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