Cuisinart Small Food Processor Has Patented Stainless Steel Blade
The Cuisinart name has long been synonymous with fine kitchen equipment. Continuing in the tradition of quality tools for the home chef, the Cuisinart DLC-2 Mini Prep Plus Food Processor is a compact, yet powerful small food processor. This 250-watt processor with a 3-cup capacity is able to grind, chop, mince and more with the touch of a button. Perfect for handling smaller batches of ingredients, this mini food processor is an ideal size for whipping up dressings and sauces. The Cuisinart DLC-2 Mini Prep Plus Food Processor compares closely to the Kitchenaid 3-Cup Chef’s Chopper in Chrome.
At an identical price point, cup capacity, body design and function capability, these two models are virtually interchangeable at first glance. When comparing the user ratings and reviews of both the Cuisinart Mini Prep and the Kitchenaid Chef’s Chopper, the Cuisinart seems to have a slight edge over the Kitchenaid. According to online reviews, the Cuisinart seems to do a better job when it comes to grinding food. The feature that sets the Cuisinart apart is the patented reversible blade, which allows the blunt edge of the blade to hit the food, shattering it into a fine grind.
This Cuisinart food processor has a 250-watt food processor with 3-cup work bowl. Chops and grinds with patented reversible stainless-steel blade. Simple push-button control panel; durable, yet lightweight plastic body. Dishwasher-safe bowl and lid for quick cleanup; spatula included. Measures approximately 8 by 5 by 9 inches with a 18-month warranty.
Some reports of center rotor that turns the blade snapped off during use. User reviews mentioned it had trouble chopping nuts and hard cheeses.
So What’s The Scoop?
Overall, both the Cuisinart and the Kitchenaid seem to be fine small food processors, but for those interested in freshly grinding coffee, breaking down whole spices or other fine grinding work, the Cuisinart small food processor may be a cut above.