Summary: I have chopped, shredded, and mixed in this little machine. Its excellent, it even slices lettuce without bruising and making it watery....If you have ever had a sliced lettuce salad you will remember it. I have made pizza dough, fantastic....mixed cake batter, excellent....shredded rinds from parmesan cheese and this little machine does it without hesitation. It will be a long time before someone pries this from my cold dead hand.....chuckle.....
Excerpt: The good side; it has a lot of power and "only" the base (Machine) is easy to clean. <br /><br />The negative side; the big mouth is a nice idea but designed in a bad way; it would be too long to explain the faulty design therefore to make it short you have to prep more and waste time to use the big-mouth function; on the other hand the inner smaller mouth is to small so once again for a small job you have to do extra prepping = more time wasted.
Pros: Powerful Motor, Quiet
Cons: Cleaning by Dishwasher, Exchange of blades, Feed, General cleaning, Small Feeding Tube
Summary: Love this product. I had purchased another brand with a newer shaped bowl. The sides were slanted outward to allow for larger quantities. The problem is that the food splatters to the sides and does not process well. This one, the Cuisinart is PERFECT. Runs smoothly, very efficient, a powerhouse.
Summary: I got this gem for my birthday and can't imagine life in the kitchen without it. Food prep is super easy and meals are done at a faster pace. The thing I LOVE about this processor is the amazing clean up! It's super simple to take apart and throw in the dishwasher. I literally take it apart as I taking the food out and easily put it in the washer for quick cleanup. The pastry attachment is very helpful as is the shredding. No problems with the brand either.