The food processor is an incredible invention. It's a tool which streamlined home cooking by making quick work of slicing, dicing, and shredding. It has the abilities of a blender, mixer, and a slicer. Cuisinart introduced the first food processor to the US in 1973. The design and features has not changed much...until now.
Cuisinart took everything they have learned in the past 35 years, distilled it down to the essentials, and created the Elite Collection. The new units have features such as nested bowls, no-leak design, and super powerful motor. This new line comes in various sizes (12, 14, 16 cups) and colors/materials (white, black, die cast metal).
The 12-cup unit just became available in September. A unit showed up in the RainyDayKitchen soon after. We were eager to take a look so we unpacked it right away. Our first impressions were: lots of accessories, excellent construction, and great looks!
The 12-cup die cast metal food processor came with two integrated bowls. The cover has the new SealTight feature. The blades (dough, chopping/mixing, shredding) have the exclusive BladeLock capability. However, our favorite part is the heavy die-cast brush metal base.
Cuisinart is backing up its confidence in the quality of this new line by offering a full 10-year warranty on the motor and a limited 3-year warranty on everything else. We'll have a detailed FirstLook soon. [Permalink] - Cusinart Elite Collection