Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor Review
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Pro Comes with an extensive range of additional accessories
The Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup is equipped with an assortment of accessories, including a standard stainless steel slicing disc (4mm), a medium shredding disc, a stainless steel chopping/mixing blade, a plastic dough blade, a detachable disc, a spatula, a "How-to" Video, and an instruction/recipe book.
Pro Single S-blade makes for great precision
The single S-blade of the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup works well for precisely processing food stuffs such as fruit, cheese, and dressings.
Pro Looks good
The Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup is a stylish appliance that is sure to complement your kitchen countertop.
Pro Large bowl capacity
The bowl of the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup is 7 inches in diameter and 6 inches high. Its large capacity makes preparing several batches of fresh soup, hummus, salsa, pesto, dough (for multiple loaves of bread), and even dog food an absolute breeze. This ultimately means that you can get all of your food prep done in one go.
Pro Highly durable appliance
The Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup is made from shatter-proof Lexan plastic and is resistant to extreme cold and hot temperatures.
Pro Easy to clean
This food processor can go right into the dishwasher, making it no chore to clean following its use. It is recommended, however, that stubborn food stains are soaked first before placing into the dishwasher.
The parts of this machine that come into contact with food are BPA-free. BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical found in certain plastics, especially that used for storing food and drink. Some research has found that BPA can seep into food and result in certain damaging effects on our health.
Pro Can accommodate large batches of food
This food processor features a wide feed tube that can intake foods whole, namely cheese, fruit, and vegetables, potatoes included. This saves the user from having to perform the laborious task of chopping prior to processing, ultimately speeding up his/her food prep time.
Pro Good safety features
In order for this appliance to function, you must fit its parts in their correct positions and lock them into place. Otherwise, the machine won't start. This eliminates the occurrence of accidents when processing food.
Pro Customizable slicing
The blades of the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup can be customized to allow for varying levels of thickness when slicing food.
Con Doesn't have advanced features or settings
The Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup doesn't comprise advanced features such as variable speeds or touch panel controls.
Con Processing of certain foods can scratch/cloud bowl
The bowl of the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup can become easily scratched by the processing of hard food stuffs such as ice or whole spices. On a similar note, extended use of certain oils (e.g. wintergreen oil) can cause the bowl to appear somewhat cloudy.
Con Machine can't be used with a smaller bowl
The Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup only comes with a 14-cup bowl and there isn't the option of using it with a smaller bowl. This could be a problem for those who want to carry out different-sized mixing jobs.
Con Awkward placement of feed tube
The feed tube of the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup is placed at the back of the machine, which has been found to make it somewhat awkward to use as operation controls are at the front of the machine.
Con Can be tricky to put back together if disassembled
The Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup is a very solid construction and if you take the machine apart, you may be caught with the difficulty of putting it back together. This is namely due to the safety mechanism it comprises which must be latched properly in order for the appliance to function at all.