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Old 11-04-2014, 10:18 PM   #11
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Mine has, particularly with the variety of blades my food processor has. I rarely use my blender, which I bought in 1968.

That's good to hear. For shakes my Nutribullet does fine. I really don't want to spend the money for a Vitamix.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:24 PM   #12
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I've had a Cuisinart for a dozen years and it works great. Generally, Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid FP are the best of the bunch. If you have a LOT of money, a Robo Coupe.
I have a Robot Coupe. It has to be more than forty years old. I have had it for thirty five years now. The plug doesn't even have the wide blade and the cord is covered with rubber. I got it many years ago from a woman who had a house fire. When she was cleaning out she asked me if I wanted it. (She wanted an excuse to get a new one.) I took it gladly. For free? You bet. I have all the blades and fixtures. And it is still going strong. Sure it would be nice to have a bigger one. But I have fallen in love with this one. The motor is a workhorse. It handles dough as if it was just water. When I tell folks I have a Robot Coupe, they look at me as if I am lying just to impress them. They are really expensive. But the new ones are well worth the money.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:31 PM   #13
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I have a Robot Coupe. It has to be more than forty years old. I have had it for thirty five years now. The plug doesn't even have the wide blade and the cord is covered with rubber. I got it many years ago from a woman who had a house fire. When she was cleaning out she asked me if I wanted it. (She wanted an excuse to get a new one.) I took it gladly. For free? You bet. I have all the blades and fixtures. And it is still going strong. Sure it would be nice to have a bigger one. But I have fallen in love with this one. The motor is a workhorse. It handles dough as if it was just water. When I tell folks I have a Robot Coupe, they look at me as if I am lying just to impress them. They are really expensive. But the new ones are well worth the money.

What great luck! The new ones are super pricey!
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:37 PM   #14
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What great luck! The new ones are super pricey!
I also got a Hamilton Beach drink mixer. I gave that to my son-in-law. And that is still running also along with the hand mixer that my niece took. With the insurance money that the woman got, she planned on refitting her kitchen with all new equipment. I was very happy to assist her.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:30 PM   #15
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If you sign up for e-mail with Bed, Bath & Beyond, you get 20 bucks, or 20% off (can't remember right now) with that coupon you cannot find a better machine and deal than this one:

Cuisinart® Custom 14-Cup Food Processor - BedBathandBeyond.com
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I have the Cuisinart 11 cup classic and it's a massive upgrade from my old Black and Decker, the Black and Decker did the job, but wasn't powerful enough to work dough, or run for a long time without overheating the motor, and it was loud.

The Cuisinart with the induction motor is really quiet and very powerful. It's a bit pricey, but the quality is there.
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Thanks for your recommendations, everyone! I'm confused about what size food processor I need. I see that Cuisinart makes a 9, 11, and 14 cup. Any suggestions on how to choose?
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Thanks for your recommendations, everyone! I'm confused about what size food processor I need. I see that Cuisinart makes a 9, 11, and 14 cup. Any suggestions on how to choose?

Any of those sizes are big enough to handle normal recipe amounts. If you tend to make larger quantities, go for the 14 cup. Otherwise, the 9 cup is a good compromise.

Check for sales (Christmas is coming) and buy what's on sale.
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Any of those sizes are big enough to handle normal recipe amounts. If you tend to make larger quantities, go for the 14 cup. Otherwise, the 9 cup is a good compromise.

Check for sales (Christmas is coming) and buy what's on sale.
Thanks Andy. I like that approach because it's economical, and if I find I need a bigger machine I can always upgrade later. I'm a newbie so don't want to spend tons of money for something I won't use.
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Will the Cusinart 9 cup work for the small quantity I would use for the 3.5 cup? The 9 cup doesn't come with a smaller bowl attachment.
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