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.
Summary: I finally decided to get one of these being tired of having slicing onions and carrots. I really know nothing about food processors as I've never had one before and I was expecting good things. What I did not realize is that all this particular machine does is mush things up. It doesn't chop, it just pulverizes. I'm now considering buying the large food processor with adjustable slicer, because to me, that is the most important reason why I would want one of these.