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Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus Food Processor 12 85.71%
Viking Food Processor 2 14.29%
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:01 AM   #11
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P.S. I do have 2 Cusinarts 11 and 14 cups. And love them. Also there are always 20% off coupons for BB & B in the paper, I don't know if they sell Viking but they do sell Cusinart. And I found out that the biger the better.
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:16 AM   #12
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I get those 20%-off coupons from BB&B in the mail all the time.

And no, I haven't seen a Viking FP there. I think Williams Sonoma might have it though.

Their main FP's are Cuisinart and K'Aid.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:58 PM   #13
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I am on my second Cuisinart in 20 years. I'm very satisfied. Plus they are always on sale.

Viking is an applicance maker trying to leverage their brand name to knives and other stuff. That always makes me a bit suspicious.

Like Cuisinart knives.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:58 PM   #14
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Sorry, but I wouldn't buy Viking epsecially after seeing Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay struggling to get the bowl off their Viking Stand Mixers.

They both had to turn the whole thing over just to empty the bowl!! Not very good for a countertop appliance. Yes, that's a mixer, but who's to say that it won't happen with the Viking FP's as well?

Don't want to discourage, upset or scare anyone who is about to, or has already bought one, but their food prep appliances are just not my cup of tea.

Trust me, go with K'Aid.
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:06 PM   #15
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That's a now famous and quite funny episode. Neither chef had ever seen the machine before and had no idea where the latch release was so they couldn't get the beater up or the bowl off. Now that is not Viking's fault. In the past Viking has some issues with their ranges and service for them, but these have been addressed in recent years so we're told. Many loyal Viking owners out there for sure.

I have a 14 cup cuisinart, btw.
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:40 AM   #16
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They were able to tilt back the motor head with the release button. The problem came when they just couldn't turn the bowl to release it from the locked position on the base. It was hopelessly stuck.

Who wants a mixer where you must turn the whole thing over just to empty the bowl? Not me!
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:21 PM   #17
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Amazon.com lists the weights as:

Cuisinart Black Prep 11 Plus Food Processor (DLC-2011BKN): 18 pounds

Viking Graphite Gray Food Processor (VFP12GG): 25 pounds
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:45 PM   #18
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Actually, the Viking FP comes in about 4 or 5 colors.

And I was browsing around in Macy's this afternoon and saw the Cuisinart Black Prep 11 Plus there, but didn't check the price.

They also have a cute little blue K'Aid FP there as well!
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:00 PM   #19
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Viking

Viking makes a great sewing machine!
The same company makes great chain saws, tractors and snow blowers!!!!
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:31 PM   #20
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Haha!!

The same thing is true about Black & Decker! They make kitchen appliances, hand tools, power tools, lawn equiptment as well as pressure (spray) washers.

At this point, and with those co's., who knows what, and who is making what and for whom?

I think I read somewhere that they have their own cookware now as well.

At least, we know that K'Aid is made by Whirlpool. And BTW, Cuisinart's FP's are made by Conair - a hair dryer co..
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