Summary: I have owned this machine for 20 years and love it. 1 motor repair & 1 new bowl are all the additional $$ I've spent on the machine. I use it daily to process everything from cake batter to bread to grating cheese. It is an indispensable item in my kitchen.
Summary: We first bought this product about 15 years ago. It is probably the most used small electric appliance in our kitchen. We mostly use the kneading blade and sometimes the chopping blade. It has been used to make hundreds of loaves of bread and pizza crusts and thousands of cinnamon rolls and sour dough rolls. We had to make a few super glue repairs, replaced the chopping blade once, the bowl twice, the lid twice, and the motor housing once.
Summary: I hope I don't jinx myself, but I bought this model Cuisinart in the early 1980's, and it is still going strong. I have replaced the metal blade and the bowl, but everything else is still going strong. I probably paid about $350. - $400 for this back then, so if you divide the price by 20 years, I think I made a very good investment.
Summary: i've had this food processor since they came out about 15 years ago. i love it. i make large quantities of bread dough, quickly. it's a workhorse. i had to have it repaired once because i had left it plugged in during an electrical storm and there was a surge. cuisinart recommends that you don't leave it plugged in when not in use. i didn't have a problem with repair though. besides that, my fault, i've only purchased 1 bowl and one blade in 15 years.
Summary: I've had my DLC-X for roughly ten years now. I bought the largest size specifically for doing bread. Even though it's a very large and impressive-looking unit, it takes up only a little more space than the smaller, more popular models. Also, at that time, the 'X' had a stronger shaft setup and a heavier-duty switching system than the smaller models. The ability of this machine to chop, shred, slice, etc., is amazing.
Summary: I'll preface this by saying that I have cooked professionally for almost 15 years. Before ordering this massive processor, I checked out almost everything comparable. I am delighted with my selection. This processor is very powerful. If you have a large family or do a lot of entertaining, this one is for you. The work bowl is massive, and batters don't slop out. The motor can handle multiple batches of cookie dough.
Summary: I have changed this review. After the problem below, we have owned two of these devices and they have been more than dependable. We could not live without them. They are the best truly large 20 cup food processor. The largest US one. We use ours all the time. The following review is out of date. A one time occurrence for us. Mine arrived broken.
Summary: I purchased this wonderful food processor about fifteen years ago and it continues to be by far my favorite kitchen appliance. I used it more often when my children were at home but even now use it almost every day and always for party preparations. It will quickly mix 5 pounds of bread or cookie dough. It's very sturdy and the only replacement needed was a new cutting blade after about 10 years of use - pretty good!
I have been wanting the 20 QT Cusinart for long time!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 January 2014
Summary: Great processor. Third Cuisinart. Had DLC 7. Replaced it with a fancier one with a rounded smooth base. It had the same size blades as the DLC 7, but a different set up with the shoot on top. I should have just replaced the cracked bowl on the first processor. The second one was OK, but I did not like the configuration of the unlock mechanism as well as the first one, and the "smooth" buttons, the bubble over the pulse, eventually cracked.