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Food processor - KitchenAid or Cuisinart

Which would you recommend? I have a ninja, but my mom doesn't want one of those. Any pluses or minuses between the two major brands?

asked by Diana over 2 years ago

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added over 2 years ago

I can't comment on either brand (still using my Mom's Oscar from the 80s) but Amazon is having a big sale on KitchenAid stuff for Mother's Day today only (5/2/2015). Just thought I would pass it along.

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added over 2 years ago

I've had a Kitchen Aid chef's chopper (a small processor) and a Cuisinart 9 cup. The Kitchen Aid broke in under a year, was replaced for free by the company, then the replacement broke in under a year (making bread crumbs, so nothing crazy). The Cuisinart is less than a year old, but it seems really sturdy to me.

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added over 2 years ago

Cuisinarts are the gold standard imho my mother has had hers for 20+ years and it works perfectly. I've had mine for 3 and it's amazingly efficient. Totally worth any added cost over the kitchen aid I think.

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

I'm not at all familiar with Kitchen Aid food processors, but I have had multiple Cuisinarts since the mid seventies. I love them. Nothing has ever gone wrong with them. Definitely a work horse in my kitchen.

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added over 2 years ago

I have a kitchenaid one that I received as a gift 5 years ago and it's still going strong. I use it about 2x a week.

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SCL
added over 2 years ago

I have Kitchen Aid, too. Wedding gift 14 years ago. Absolutely no complaints. I am a fan, with the Kitchen Aid stand mixer, too, with the pasta attachment.

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HalfPint

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added over 2 years ago

Whichever has the wider feed tube. I have a cuisinart which always performed well, but the size of the feed tube annoys me to no end. I always have to cut food so that it will fit that dang tube.

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Nancy

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added over 2 years ago

Once, when I was browsing for a new processor in a kitchen equipment store that served both industrial and home cooks, the salesman said both Cuisinart and KA made both products (processor, stand mixer), but that each was strongest in its own specialty...that is, food processor by Cuisinart (RoboCoup to the trade) and stand mixer by Kitchen Aid (Hobart to the trade).

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added over 2 years ago

huh. I didn't know Robot Coupe was made by the same company as Cuisinart. My RobotCoupe has been fathifully humming along since 1984 (+/-) and it was used when I got it!.

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ChefJune

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added over 2 years ago

That used to be true, but no longer. KitchenAid is owned by Whirlpool, and Cuisinart by Conair.

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ChefJune

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added over 2 years ago

Both machines are very highly rated and endorsed by well-known personalities. I've always had a personal preference for Cuisinart. My Cuisinart SuperPro is still running like a top after 31 years. When the day comes to replace it, I expect to buy another Cuisinart.

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added over 2 years ago

My personal experience is to stick with Cuisinart for food processors and Kitchenaid for stand mixers. I have not had good experiences with small appliances by either brand other than what they are known for

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added over 2 years ago

We love the kitchenaid in our farmhouse kitchen. Here's our post about it! http://www.earlymorningfarm...

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added over 2 years ago

Both are decent brands. I have a Cuisinart and it definitely gets the job done and feels sturdy. However, I would recommend that you also consider what she'll be using it for, and what size she'll need - I like 9 cups, but they range from 4 up to 13 cups (I think). Look at the attachments that come with it. Some have mini-bowls, dough blades, etc. Then compare the two brands for that specific size.

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