Summary: I rely on the reviews when purchasing a product, yet I write so few reviews. I don't know why it is described as brushed stainless steel. The only metal I can see is the blade. Some reviews said it felt like a "Dollar Store" cheap plastic. I had oral surgery over a year ago. When the feeding tube was removed, I could only have ground up food...including the vegetable found in soup. I have an 11-cup Cuisinart and both machines were being used several times a day.
Summary: 3 Nov. 2013 I bought the Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus (4-cup) food processor last week to replace a beloved similar workhorse kitchen electro-domestic, by Braun - that has been discontinued. The Cusinart simply does not compare. I regret having bought it, and had I had kept the box I would return it. Here is the problem: It is compact and looks nice in the kitchen but it fails to do the very thing you want it to do: chop vegetables.
Summary: Use it everyday to make smoothies, mix dough, and other purposes. Easy to clean but not without flaws. It's rather loud and you can smell it being overheated. One time I used it to purée and even see smokes.
Summary: I have one of these in storage but couldn't find it so I bought another one and love it as much as I do the first one. I have tried a blender, a personal blender and a magic bullet - none of which can match the performance of this mini processor - its not very big so its easy to store, get out and use, and wash.