Summary: I really like this Cuisinart Elite 12 cup food processor. The motor is so powerful, however, that care must be taken not to over-process stuff. Even the small bowl and blade chop whatever you put into it so quickly, you think it can't possibly be done yet, but it is.
Summary: This is a very, highly capable chunk of machinery here and at 1000 watts I'm pretty certain you'd have no problem chopping up animal remains in this baby if that was your thing (I hope not) but just be careful not to hurt yourself. Having said that, I used this once and returned it.
Summary: I researched and researched and researched AND researched some more and finally settled on this beauty...but wish I wouldn't have. I wish I would've went smaller and less expensive. It's really heavy (I am in no way weak or diminutive) and bulky and takes up a ton of space.
Summary: This is a great food processor, don't get me wrong. The high-powered engine is a true workhorse, capable of grinding, chopping and pulverizing most anything. I use it regularly for pie and pastry dough - the included plastic blade processes my pie crust into a ready-to-chill disc every time.
Summary: Heavy, powerful, doesn't leak, and hard to clean. This thing is so powerful that it will dim the lights in your kitchen. I've had mine for just under three years and I've not found a task it is not up to doing. It's heavy, really heavy.
Do you love to spill liquid all over your countertop?
Mechanical Aficionado, Amazon
6 July 2014
Summary: If what goes in this food processor is even remotely liquid-y, this unit will happily spill it all over the counter top. I filled it well below the max-liquid-fill line.. the deluge of content still occurred.
Summary: I ignored all the reviews about this being hard to clean. How hard can it really be? It's not hard. It is impossible to clean properly. I have had this for 4 months and use it 3 to 4 times a week. There are places that collect food that are literally impossible to clean.
Summary: Before you buy this food processor...or really any food processor...ask yourself this question: do I really want a food processor? Do I have too much counterspace, and need something marginally useful to take up a good portion of it?
Summary: I have owned a 7 cup Cuisinart for many years and was very happy with it. I needed a larger one so I bought this one. All three buttons had to be pushed with a lot of force to get them to work. The pulse button had to be pushed with such force that it hurt my fingers each time.
Poor quality machine and terrible customer service from Cuisinart
L M Schwinn, Amazon
11 February 2014
Summary: This food processor worked well initially, but in the last 6 months it would only work sporadically. More than a month ago, the motor died completely. It is still under warranty and Cuisinart customer service confirmed that they would replace the food processor within ten-days of receiving this one...