Avid cooks who spend a lot of time with food prep need more than just a good kitchen knife set. Cuisinart food processors speed up and simplify food prep with settings to chop, grind and even mix and shred ingredients for your favorite recipes.
Choosing a Cuisinart Food Processor
Use a food processor to slice and chop herbs, nuts, fruits and vegetables, or to make dishes like hummus, salsa and coleslaw. You can also use it to mix or whip ingredients for things like dough or whipped cream. Use different blades and settings, including pulse and grind, to get the consistency you need.
Choose a size that works for your needs. Today’s Cuisinart mini food processors have 3- to 4-cup containers. Use this size processor for simple sauces and dips. A Cuisinart 8-cup food processor is big enough to take on heftier tasks like spiralizing and slicing. A 14-cup model is a solid choice for an active at-home chef, while a 20-cup option is ideal for catering use.
Food Processor Features
Cuisinart work bowls are easy to attach and remove from the appliance and come with measurement markings and wide-mouth openings for ease-of-use. Consider the following features when making your selection:
● Power. Tasks like mixing bread dough or chopping thick vegetables will require a high level of power. At a minimum, look for a 500 watt unit to get the power you need. Or try a 1,000 watt Cuisinart for quick and easy chopping through tough foods.
● Blade Options. A mini food processor typically has one fixed blade, while a large processor has blades for different purposes. Choose a model with all the Cuisinart food processor parts you need for your recipes. Options include slicer/shredders, spiralizers and cutting cones for making ribbon slices and crinkle-cuts. The Cuisinart Elite Food Processor models have two bowls in one, allowing you to use more than one blade at a time. You can chop veggies and mix hummus with the touch of a button.
Choose a unit that blends with your kitchen’s appliances. Stainless steel food processors or white food processors look sleek on your countertop.