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Cuisinart DFP-14CGRY 14-Cup Food Processor Review

Cuisi­nart art is the name of belief when there’s talk of qual­i­ty, dura­bil­i­ty, work­a­bil­i­ty, and ele­gant design. Cuisi­nart has set a stan­dard for the food proces­sor in func­tion­al­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty. Cuisi­nart has set mer­it on which you can judge the func­tion­ing of oth­er food proces­sors. It has made cook­ing easy and quick. The bor­ing cook­ing has turned into art and fun with Cuisi­nart. Now, you don’t have to wor­ry about mak­ing piz­za dough, chop­ping fruits and veg­eta­bles, shred­ding chick­en or cheese; the Cuisi­nart 14- cup food proces­sor is there to help you and to make cook­ing and bak­ing fun. It serves not only a pur­pose but many pur­pos­es which is the rea­son for its popularity.

This proces­sor comes with a 14 cup work bowl along with a han­dle. It also pos­sess­es a large push­er and sleeve assem­bly. The work bowl cov­er of the proces­sor has an extra-large feed tube so that you can add ingre­di­ents or the stuff eas­i­ly into the bowl. It also has an addi­tion­al small feed tube and push­er. It has blades and discs to cut, chop, shred, and to make a puree. Due to all these fea­tures, Cuisi­nart has become a name of quality.

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Motor Power

cuisinart DFP14BCNY 14-cup food processor

Motor pow­er is extreme­ly impor­tant when it comes to the work­ing and func­tion­al­i­ty of the proces­sor. The motor pow­er decides how effi­cient­ly and quick­ly the proces­sor will work. The 14 cup food proces­sor, motor pow­er is 720 watts. The more the motor pow­er, the bet­ter the func­tion­al­i­ty. The 720 motor pow­er allows the chop­ping and shred­ding to be done super quick­ly and finely.

Capacity Size

Capac­i­ty size is anoth­er impor­tant fea­ture for good and prop­er func­tion­ing. The work­ing bowl is 14 ‑cups which is huge. The work bowl is made of poly­car­bon­ate resin ther­mo­plas­tic which ensures the dura­bil­i­ty of the bowl. The 14-cup bowl allows you to process and chop a large amount of food for every size of the meal.

The work bowl is cold and heat resis­tant. The work bowl size is 7 inch­es in diam­e­ter and 6 inch­es high.   Nor­mal­ly, you have to process the food again and again but with 14- cup capac­i­ty, you can process the food at once with­out any worry.

You don’t have to wor­ry about large fam­i­ly size meals or par­ty meals. You can eas­i­ly make food with the help of this proces­sor. With a 14-cup bowl, you can eas­i­ly knead the dough for cook­ies, piz­zas, cakes, bread, and muffins. It has made life easy and quick. The plas­tic is also BPA free which means no harm­ful chemicals.

Dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als have dif­fer­ent capac­i­ties in the bowl. The capac­i­ty for chopped fruits and veg­eta­bles is 3 cups. The capac­i­ty for chopped meat, poul­try, or seafood is 2 ½ pounds. The capac­i­ty for bread dough is 2  ½ pounds. The capac­i­ty of nuts is 3 cups. The sliced, shred­ded fruit and cheese capac­i­ty is 14 cups. The cake bat­ter capac­i­ty is 4 pounds which can make 5 lay­ers of 8 inch­es. The cook­ie bat­ter capac­i­ty is 3 ½ pounds which can make approx­i­mate­ly 90 cookies.

Attachments

There are many attach­ments to it:

  • It has a stain­less steel stan­dard slic­ing disk which is 4mm thick.
  • It comes with a medi­um shred­ding disc and
  • a stain­less steel chop­ping blade.

The slic­ing disc cuts veg­eta­bles and fruits into slices with­out torn edges. It can slice the whole fruit and veg­eta­bles, cooked meat or raw meat, and even frozen meat.

The func­tion of the shred­ding disc is to cut the hard cheeses into long and amaz­ing shreds. It can also shred hard veg­eta­bles like pota­toes, car­rots, and zuc­chi­ni. The amaz­ing fea­ture is that it can process nuts and choco­lates into a fine texture.

The func­tion of a sharp stain­less steel chop­ping blade is to chop raw and cooked fruits, meat, cheese, and veg­eta­bles to the con­sis­ten­cy of your choice. The best part is that you can con­trol the tex­ture of the mix­ture. It can even chop nuts, can make but­ter, sauces, may­on­naise, and pas­try bat­ter. The met­al blades are excel­lent in mix­ing cake bat­ters and frost­ing. Also, it can make cook­ies, muffins, and bis­cuits batter.

Functionality

This proces­sor can do many tasks. It is spe­cial­ly designed to per­form many tasks. You can do any­thing you want to do. It can chop, slice, shred, knead, puree, and can even make dough for any­thing. It can cut the hard cheeses into long and amaz­ing shreds. It can also shred hard veg­eta­bles like pota­toes, car­rots, and zuc­chi­ni. The notable func­tion is that it can process nuts and choco­lates into a fine texture.

The slic­ing disc can cut the veg­eta­bles and fruits into slices with­out torn edges. It can slice the whole fruit and veg­eta­bles, cooked meat or raw meat, and even frozen meat.

It can chop nuts also and can make but­ter, sauces, may­on­naise, and pas­try bat­ter. The met­al blades are excel­lent in mix­ing cake bat­ters and frost­ing. Also, it can make cook­ies, muffins, and bis­cuits batter.

Feed Chute Size

The feed chute size is con­sid­ered very impor­tant when it comes to eas­i­ness. The large feed open­ing is 4.5 inch­es by 3 inch­es with an oval shape. And the small feed open­ing is 2 inch­es. The feed chute is large enough that it allows the whole onion and pota­to to pass through it. It means you don’t have to wor­ry about cut­ting the veg­eta­bles and fruits into pieces before chop­ping or slic­ing. This allows you to work eas­i­ly and fastly.

Control Panel

The pad­dle has the func­tion of an off/on but­ton. The easy on/off but­ton allows you to do the work quick­ly. You can quick­ly chop, mix, and shred the mate­r­i­al with just a button.

You can press the but­ton to get the con­sis­ten­cy of your choice. The con­tin­u­ous but­ton allows you to grind meat and make fruit puree.

Assembling, Disassembling, and Cleaning

Assembling

To assem­ble the 14 cup food proces­sor first of all take the blade and put it in the bowl. After that put the cov­er or lid on the 14 cup bowl and lock the lid with the white shaft on the 14 cup bowl and turn it coun­ter­clock­wise so that tab inter­locks with the white pull on the bowl. Now insert the large feed tube into the bowl from the top in a way that the push­er assem­bly faces the white tab and push it down to lock it com­plete­ly. Now the proces­sor is ready to work.

Disassembling

To dis­as­sem­ble the proces­sor, first of all, take the feed tuber out of the bowl, then rotate the lid anti-clock­wise to unlock it. Now take the blade out and the process of dis­as­sem­bling is done here.

Cleaning

Except for the motor base, all parts are wash­able and it is sug­gest­ed to wash them in a dish­wash­er. Do not let the food dry over the bowl or blade and always rinse the work bowl, cov­er, push­er assem­bly, and blade or disc quick­ly after use. The clean­ing is very easy due to the drainage at the bot­tom of the large places. You can remove the lodged food in the push­er by run­ning water through it or by a bot­tle brush.

If you wash the blades with your hands, then do it with great care. They can dis­ap­pear in the soapy water so avoid putting them in soapy water. For the clean­ing of blades, fill the bowl with soapy water and hold the blade from its plas­tic han­dle and move it up and down. You can also use a brush to clean it.

The work bowl is made of plas­tic which is shat­tered and heat resis­tant so nev­er place it in a microwave oven or near heat. The mate­r­i­al of base hous­ing is tough plas­tic. Its smooth sur­face looks new for years. You can clean the base with a sponge.

Pros

  • The proces­sor is very easy to use
  • It holds a large-capac­i­ty for food
  • All the attach­ments, except for the motor are washable
  • The proces­sor is very easy to clean
  • There are extra attach­ments avail­able for this processor
  • It runs smoothly
  • It has a styl­ish look so that you can place it on the counter
  • The weight is nor­mal­ly not too heavy
  • The motor is pow­er­ful and fast
  • It comes with enough discs and blades so that you can do basic pro­cess­ing or shredding
  • It can eas­i­ly make the dough

Cons

  • The assem­bling is a lit­tle bit tricky for some people
  • Some equip­ment require extra scrub­bing  because of the processed food
  • The dough blade doesn’t come with the pack­age, you have to buy it separately
  • Some instruc­tions are only avail­able on youtube not on the user manual
  • The proces­sor is not suit­able for liq­uid ingre­di­ents because the lid is not airtight

Summary

The Cuisi­nart 14 cup is very famous among kitchen elec­tron­ics. The food proces­sor is a basic need of every cook to work quick­ly, fast­ly, and eas­i­ly. You don’t have to be wor­ried about mak­ing piz­za, cook­ies, bis­cuits, cakes, or muffins dough. The 14 cup food proces­sor can do these tasks eas­i­ly. It can even shred cheese into slices. This proces­sor comes with a 14 cup work bowl along with a han­dle. It also pos­sess­es a large push­er and sleeve assem­bly. The work bowl cov­er of the proces­sor has an extra-large feed tube so that you can add ingre­di­ents or the stuff eas­i­ly into the bowl. It also has an addi­tion­al small feed tube and push­er. The Cuisi­nart 14 cup proces­sor has a motor of 720 watts. The 720 motor pow­er allows the chop­ping and shred­ding to be done super quick and fine. The work­ing bowl is 14 cups and it can hold a large capac­i­ty of food. It has a dif­fer­ent capac­i­ty for liq­uid and dry food.

The func­tion of a sharp stain­less steel chop­ping blade is to chop raw and cooked fruits, meat, cheese, and veg­eta­bles. The slic­ing disc can cut the veg­eta­bles and fruits into slices with­out torn edges. It can even shred hard veg­eta­bles like zuc­chi­ni and pota­toes etc. It can turn the nuts into a fine paste. The proces­sor is very easy to assem­ble and clean. There is an instruc­tion­al man­u­al with it for your ease. In the user man­u­al, there are recipes of dif­fer­ent dish­es that you can make with the help of a proces­sor. In short, the Cuisi­nart 14 cup proces­sor is an ide­al choice.

Cuisi­nart DFP-14CGRY 14-Cup Food Proces­sor, via Amazon

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