Equipped with a 1000-watt peak-power motor, this convenient food processor quickly and easily slices, dices, chops,
and purees, helping to reduce prep time in the kitchen. It supplies a 12-cup work bowl, plus a 4-cup work bowl that
nests inside the bigger bowl--a versatile two-in-one design that can handle small and large batches alike. Both bowls
feature durable polycarbonate construction, measurement marks up the side, and drip-free pour spouts. An exclusive
SealTight Advantage System seals the bowls and locks the blades for clean, safe processing and pouring. In addition, the
unit's wide-mouth feed tube accommodates larger ingredients, which reduces the need for cutting food into smaller pieces
first, and its electronic touchpad control panel offers three selections for on, off, and pulse. Use the machine to
quickly blend up individual or family-size batches of pesto, chop onions and green peppers for a veggie pizza, or shred
cheese for omelets on a Sunday morning. Accessories include a stainless-steel adjustable slicing disc (1 to 6 mm), a
stainless-steel reversible shredding disc (fine/medium), a large and small stainless-steel chopping/mixing blade.
Thoughtfully designed, the food-prep appliance also provides blue LED indicator lights, a simple on/off locking system
with push-button release, and dishwasher-safe removable parts for quick cleanup. A spatula, "how-to" DVD, and a
recipe/instruction book come included. The food processor measures 7 by 10-1/2 by 15-1/5 inches and carries a three-year
limited warranty with a 10-year warranty on the motor.
From the Manufacturer
Cuisinart extended the potential of every kitchen, with the introduction of the food processor in 1973. Now with the
innovative Elite Collection, Cuisinart continues the pioneering tradition. Loaded with 1000 watts of peak power and
innovative options, this ground breaking collection utilizes the exclusive SealTight Advantage system and a
revolutionary nested bowl design to usher in the next generation of food processing. With two nested bowls, a reversible
shredding disc and adjustable slicing disc (8 different options with 2 discs),and a versatile chopping/mixing blade,
there is no limit to what you can do. The SealTight lid and blade assembly lets you utilize the maximum of each bowl's
processing capacity without spills or leaks, and ensures easy cleaning and convenient handling. The motor housing base
is extra-durable with a streamline design that provides a solid foundation for the demands of food processing. It's
versatile, powerful, and user-friendly food processor--something consumers always expect from Cuisinart.
Features, Benefits, and Operations
* Housing Base and Motor: With a vertically projecting shaft, this powerful base processes through a variety of
recipes with 1000 watts of peak power.
* Touchpad Control Panel: These easy to clean, electronically controlled buttons, On, Off, and Pulse, cover a host of
food processing functions. The contemporary blue LED light indicates when the unit is powered on.
* Work Bowls: Designed with maximum versatility, the work bowl should be based on task appropriateness. These nested
bowls feature SealTight technology, which maximizes each bowl's processing capacity, ensures safe handling, and keeps
all the ingredients contained in the bowl you're using! The bowls also include a locking feature to prevent them from
coming out of position when pouring, and finger recesses for user-friendliness. The large and small work bowls (12 and 4
cup) are made of durable polycarbonate material with convenient measurements marking and pour spouts. Cuisinart
recommends using the work bowls in a manner that will optimize efficiency. For example, if your recipe requires using
both bowls, begin with the small bowl to minimize cleaning. This way the small bowl can serve as a prep bowl to reserve
chopped ingredients for a recipe. Note that the bowls lock into place while nested. The convenient finger recesses can
be used to remove the small bowl with ingredients, or the bowl can remain nested during pouring or food removal.
* Work Bowl Cover with Feed Tube: The work bowl cover with SealTight Advantage feature allows for maximum bowl capacity
during processing and pouring. To remove the work bowl cover, push in the release buttons on either side of the handle
interlock. The Supreme Wide-Mouth feed tube accommodates larger ingredients and saves precutting time.
* Pusher Assembly: Secured with a snap-fit, the small pusher inside the larger pusher allows you to accommodate
ingredients of all sizes. The large pusher lock, located on the handle, enables it to be pulled out to lock and pushed
in to unlock--this feature should be used when processing heavy loads.
* SmallChopping/Mixing Blade: This small stainless steel blade will chop or mix anything in your small work bowl and
also features the BladeLock system. The BladeLock feature is designed to keep the blade in place during processing,
pouring, lifting, and handling tasks--but is not permanently attached. To operate the small blade place both work bowls
assembled on the base, position the stem adapter over the center of the bowls, twist into position, and push down to
lock. Grasp the small chopping/mixing blade by its hub, place it over the stem adapter, twist into position, and push
down firmly to lock.
* Large Chopping/Mixing Blade: Stainless steel in construction, this heavy-duty blade will process a variety of food in
your large work bowl. The BladeLock system enables the blade to stay in place to prevent leaking, while providing
optimal pouring. To operate the blade place the large work bowl assembled on the base, grasp the large chopping/mixing
blade by its hub, align it over the center of the bowl, twist into position, and push down firmly to lock.
* Adjustable Slicing Disc: The versatile 6-in-1 disc allows for thin to thick slices with 1 to 6mm indicators. This disc
may be used only in the large bowl. When using your large bowl, position the stem adapter over the center of the bowl,
twist into position, and push down to lock. If using the adjustable slicing disc, use the rotating hub and indicator
markings to select the slicing thickness. Using the finger holes, align and insert the disc over the stem adapter.
* Reversible Shredding Disc: Provides the option of either fine or medium shredding for optimal results. This disc may
be used only in the large bowl. When using your large bowl, position the stem adapter over the center of the bowl, twist
into position and push down to lock. Determine whether the fine or medium size (using the indicator markings to select
thickness) use the plastic hub to twist into position on the stem adapter. The finger holes may be used for removal of
* Stem Adapter: This user friendly tool easily attaches to either disc or small chopping/mixing blade to engage the
* Cord Storage: Keeps countertops safe and clean by conveniently wrapping excess cord under the unit.
Cleaning and Storage
All parts except the housing base are dishwasher safe, and recommend washing on the top rack only. The housing base
may be wiped clean with a soapy, non-abrasive material and dry after cleaning. If you wash the blades and discs by hand,
do it carefully as their cutting edges are very sharp. For your safety remember when handling, use the plastic hubs on
the blades and finger holes for the discs.
Bringing the Good Life Home
Cuisinart products are designed to make life delicious all day long, offering today's consumers a variety of menu
options, and fun and easy new ways to entertain family and friends.
Cuisinart first came into home kitchens over 30 years ago when it introduced the now legendary food processor. People
discovered that routines could be broken and creative cooking quickly became part of the new lifestyle. Preparing fresh
ingredients with products that offered easy and interesting new techniques meant healthier meals and more free time.
Today Cuisinart develops products to make every meal memorable. From breakfast toast and coffee to elegant five-course
dinners, the preparation and cooking have become a pleasurable part of the total experience. Today's relaxed lifestyles
and the convenience of Cuisinart products make it easier than ever to Savor the Good Life, right at home with family and