Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

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Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by get_g0ing » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:47 pm

Hi,

Any recommendations for a good 7 or 8 cup food processor please?

Main use: to make energy bars (youtube recipes).

Thank you.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by elcadarj » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:56 pm

Cuisinart still makes their classic. Ours is over 15 yrs old, still going strong. https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DLC-10 ... 983196f217

Here's a review: https://www.thespruceeats.com/best-food ... rs-4066038

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by get_g0ing » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:05 pm

elcadarj wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Cuisinart still makes their classic. Ours is over 15 yrs old, still going strong. https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DLC-10 ... 983196f217

Here's a review: https://www.thespruceeats.com/best-food ... rs-4066038
Thanks. Any comment on how it compares to the Kitchenaid 7-cup please?

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by Chip » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:31 pm

get_g0ing wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Thanks. Any comment on how it compares to the Kitchenaid 7-cup please?
I had a larger KitchenAid (14 cup?) for a while. With very little use the work bowl and lid started disintegrating. Even though they were both handled with care. Eventually it stopped working because one of the safety gizmos broke off. I went to the KitchenAid site to buy a replacement bowl and lid and found it was full of comments from dissatisfied users who were having the same problem.

So I punted and bought a Cuisinart. So far so good.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by caffeperfavore » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:41 pm

Had our Cusinart for 14 years. No problems and still going strong.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by lthenderson » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:10 pm

Chip wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:31 pm
get_g0ing wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Thanks. Any comment on how it compares to the Kitchenaid 7-cup please?
I had a larger KitchenAid (14 cup?) for a while. With very little use the work bowl and lid started disintegrating. Even though they were both handled with care. Eventually it stopped working because one of the safety gizmos broke off. I went to the KitchenAid site to buy a replacement bowl and lid and found it was full of comments from dissatisfied users who were having the same problem.

So I punted and bought a Cuisinart. So far so good.
+1 My experience as well with our 10 year old KitchenAid. After buying the replacement bowl, we hand wash it instead of putting it through the dishwasher and it has lasted much longer but it still is shedding plastic pieces now and then. When we finish our kitchen remodel, we plan to replace it with a Cuisinart.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by Chip » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:14 pm

lthenderson wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:10 pm
After buying the replacement bowl, we hand wash it instead of putting it through the dishwasher and it has lasted much longer but it still is shedding plastic pieces now and then. When we finish our kitchen remodel, we plan to replace it with a Cuisinart.
That may have been the source of the problem, since we always ran it through the dishwasher. Though we never used the heated drying cycle. Glad to be rid of it. One of the few America's Test Kitchen recommendations that didn't work out.

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Post by daheld » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:24 pm

We have the older version of this model, and I have to tell you that for the money, it is an absolute tank. Has performed very well over the years.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/BLACK-DECKER ... zYQAvD_BwE

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Post by barnaclebob » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:28 pm

We regularly use our 14? cup kitchen aid, maybe a few times a month for making hummus, salsa, graham cracker crusts etc so its no closet queen like the blender is. Most of the time it was washed in the dishwasher on the bottom rack with heated drying. It has performed well from 2009 up to this year when the top part of the handle broke. We lift the whole thing including the base by the handle so I must have torqued it wrong one day or a fatigue crack finally hit its critical length. It still works we just have to be careful with it. If I'm feeling spendy when we replace it I might go with a Robot Coupe.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by get_g0ing » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:53 pm

elcadarj wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Cuisinart still makes their classic. Ours is over 15 yrs old, still going strong. https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DLC-10 ... 983196f217

Here's a review: https://www.thespruceeats.com/best-food ... rs-4066038
I don't get it, the 7-cup model with 600 watt motor (DLC-10SY that you linked to) looks to be discontinued (no longer on Cuisinart website), but the newer 8-cup is only 350 watt (FP-8SV). :confused

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by elcadarj » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:36 pm

When I use the Amazon link it takes me directly to the item page, Amazon shows it in stock and I can add it to my cart. I don't think 350W will mix trail bars well.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by get_g0ing » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:51 pm

elcadarj wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:36 pm
When I use the Amazon link it takes me directly to the item page, Amazon shows it in stock and I can add it to my cart. I don't think 350W will mix trail bars well.
Yes, it's available on Amazon and ebay. I meant it's no longer on the Cuisinart website. Also Bed Bath & Beyond didn't have the 7-cup either, but had the 8-cup. That made me curious how come Cuisinart replaced it with the much lower watt product.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by elcadarj » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:22 am

Production cost to hit $99 price point.

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Post by get_g0ing » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:17 am

elcadarj wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:22 am
Production cost to hit $99 price point.
Little sad because when I was reading the reviews, the DLC-10SY seemed like a real classic machine.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by elcadarj » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:41 am

Why sad when you can still buy it from a legit source like Amazon?
Edit: In fact, in my location, Amazon Prime could deliver one to me tomorrow.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by get_g0ing » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:08 am

elcadarj wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:41 am
Why sad when you can still buy it from a legit source like Amazon?
Yes, I already ordered it, expecting it next week.
My comment was in general for other people, meaning, it will not be possible to find a powerful 600 watt motor in the medium size category once the current supply runs out.
https://www.cuisinart.com/discontinued/ ... s/DLC-10S/

Also I find it disappointing when a classic product is replaced by a "new" model but actually lower quality. In addition, I see that an appliance category would have soooo many products, all low price but none do a good job. A good example is drip coffee makers: only 3 or 4 good machines, and 100s of cheap machines which make bad coffee. So you can't walk in to a common store like walmart or target and buy a good drip coffee machine. I just don't understand either of the two points I mentioned.

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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by elcadarj » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:38 am

get_g0ing wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:08 am
Also I find it disappointing when a classic product is replaced by a "new" model but actually lower quality. In addition, I see that an appliance category would have soooo many products, all low price but none do a good job. A good example is drip coffee makers: only 3 or 4 good machines, and 100s of cheap machines which make bad coffee. So you can't walk in to a common store like walmart or target and buy a good drip coffee machine. I just don't understand either of the two points I mentioned.
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Re: Best 7 or 8 cup food processor?

Post by barnaclebob » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:59 am

Before putting too much emphasis on wattage you need to know if its peak or continuous. My meat grinder is rated to about 550 watts (3/4hp, not sure if thats input or output though) and so is my Ankarsrum mixer which also has a brushless motor. Both of these definitely have way more power than any food processor this size.

The description on that newer model says its 550 watts vs the 350 watts in the summary on top and someone in a review said that there is somewhere in the instruction manual that says one of the blades will draw more current, up to 550 watts.

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Post by bryanm » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:18 pm

barnaclebob wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:59 am
Before putting too much emphasis on wattage you need to know if its peak or continuous. My meat grinder is rated to about 550 watts (3/4hp, not sure if thats input or output though) and so is my Ankarsrum mixer which also has a brushless motor. Both of these definitely have way more power than any food processor this size.

The description on that newer model says its 550 watts vs the 350 watts in the summary on top and someone in a review said that there is somewhere in the instruction manual that says one of the blades will draw more current, up to 550 watts.
In addition, one should consider the intended use—particularly the duration. Wattage/horsepower is a frequent difference between "pro" and "consumer" quality electric kitchen appliances, but it's often not about power, it's about ability to handle high intensity loads for long durations. If you're a bakery using the food processor to knead dough all day, you need a beefy motor or you're going to burn out. It's entirely possible that a lower wattage unit would be just fine for home use.

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