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Old 12-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #11
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I don't think a 4 cup size is so small. Remember that anything bigger will also mean it will take up a lot more room in the dishwasher.

If you Do get bigger, I'd say get a LOT bigger, because you will still use this 4 cup size sometime.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #12
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I have five food processors. Three are cuisinart, the largest one is a Black and Decker. I got it for the capacity. I like each of them for different things. The oldest one is the best one for grating cheese...so I've kept it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:18 PM   #13
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Are there any particular models people like or dislike?

Currently I am kind of leaning toward this one...
http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DLC-...pr_product_top
Steve,
That is the one I got for Christmas last year it has a huge 14C bowl! Now for a sad confession......I really wanted this, but have not used it yet.......gasp!!! (Ihave a mini I have been using) In my defense DH put it on a shelf in the garage where I could not reach it. I finally pulled the ladder out and got it down last weekend. I just took it out of the box tonight! This one was puchased at Costco. I am making plans to use it soon!
Good luck with your decision.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:55 AM   #14
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Are there any particular models people like or dislike?

Currently I am kind of leaning toward this one...
Amazon.com: Cuisinart DLC-2014N PowerPrep Plus 14-Cup Capacity Food Processor, White: Kitchen & Dining

Steve.
I have the 14 cup stainless steel one just below the one you are looking at.
It is great The biggest thing I use it for is making bread. I have had this one for 4 years.
My first one was a 14 cup also. It lasted 22 years. I bought the same size so all my blades would fit. You would love the bigger one.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:32 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the input and suggestions. I ended up getting this model:

FP-14DC - Elite Collection

The main reason I chose the FP-14 is because it comes with 3 bowls in 4.5, 11, and 14 cup sizes. I got to thinking about what CWS4322 said about owning more than one machine. Although I'm looking for more overall capacity, I do make a lot of things where a small bowl would be handy. For example, if I'm whipping up a cup of mayo or salad dressing, that would tend to get lost in a 14 cup machine. Since I don't have storage space for multiple machines, I'm hoping that having one machine with multiple capacities will address both needs.

Thanks again!
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the input and suggestions. I ended up getting this model:

FP-14DC - Elite Collection

The main reason I chose the FP-14 is because it comes with 3 bowls in 4.5, 11, and 14 cup sizes. I got to thinking about what CWS4322 said about owning more than one machine. Although I'm looking for more overall capacity, I do make a lot of things where a small bowl would be handy. For example, if I'm whipping up a cup of mayo or salad dressing, that would tend to get lost in a 14 cup machine. Since I don't have storage space for multiple machines, I'm hoping that having one machine with multiple capacities will address both needs.

Thanks again!
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Do you have it yet or did you order it online? What colour did you get? Be sure to tell us about it when you have had a chance to play with it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:48 PM   #17
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Looks like a great choice Steve. Congrats.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:16 PM   #18
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Do you have it yet or did you order it online? What colour did you get? Be sure to tell us about it when you have had a chance to play with it.
I bought the die cast aluminum model online this morning (I didn't pay the $299 SRP price, either).

It should be here tomorrow. I can hardly wait! I'll post a follow up once I've spent some time with it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:52 PM   #19
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Congrats, Steve. I think you'll love it! I was gunning for that same one last year, but my boyfriend bought me the slightly smaller 12-cup/4-cup model instead since I actually DON'T have a small army to feed. Actually, I think it came down to price since last year (when I got it) the difference in price was greater than it is this year. I think this smaller one (if you can call 12-cup capacity small!) was on promotion so it made justifying a 14-cup one much harder - not that I didn't try! :)~
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:44 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the input and suggestions. I ended up getting this model:

FP-14DC - Elite Collection

The main reason I chose the FP-14 is because it comes with 3 bowls in 4.5, 11, and 14 cup sizes. I got to thinking about what CWS4322 said about owning more than one machine. Although I'm looking for more overall capacity, I do make a lot of things where a small bowl would be handy. For example, if I'm whipping up a cup of mayo or salad dressing, that would tend to get lost in a 14 cup machine. Since I don't have storage space for multiple machines, I'm hoping that having one machine with multiple capacities will address both needs.

Thanks again!
I don't have the storage space, either! Two live in the hall closet, the others live upstairs in the spare bedroom. At the other house (when I lived there and used the farm on weekends), the FPs lived in the basement. And yes, the smaller one is what I use for the smaller tasks.
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