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. First of all it was freakin' HUGE. I have a 5.5 quart standard Kitchen Aid stand mixer and this thing towered over that and felt nearly twice as heavy. Cleaning it was just.... ugh.
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. A storage case for the blades would've been nice, instead they are lounging around on the bottom of my cabinet.
Summary: This is so bad. I have had it 1½ years or so, and now have to hold the lid down physically for it to operate at all. Have used it very little because 1) it is not intuitive to operate, 2) the bowls are markedly slanted and take up half a shelf in the dishwasher, and 3) the seal to the lid can NOT be cleaned manually, and MUST be put in the dishwasher to get enough water through the seals to get even a part of the food out.
Excerpt: I purchased this unit because I use a similar unit at work for making various items. I use the 14 cup model at work, but purchased the 12 cup unit for myself. It works just as well, and is a real time saver when preparing dishes that require various chopped & sliced items.The 14 cup model comes with an accessory caddy that keeps everything together nicely.
Pros: Capacity, Even Mixing, Heavy Duty, Works Quietly
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. Cheese grating...veggie chopping...compiling sauces, salsas, hummus or most anything else in that area...awesome.
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. I've had food processors that danced across the counter unless you wrapped your arms around them. The FP-12DC won't budge under the heaviest load.
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. not my sink sprayer, no brush, not the included cleaning tool. and these places are nasty, permafood repositories. Have I made it clear how impossible this is to clean yet?
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. The locking/seal mechanism is indeed as feeble and poorly conceived as all the other reviews.. an awful awful product. I am deeply disappointed.
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? Do I enjoy cleaning complex and exceptionally sharp kitchen equipment? Do I have a gigantic dishwasher that is only ever half-filled, so there is always room for these enormous bowls and other necessary parts?