Cuisinart Elemental Food Processor
Making the cut.
Just when we thought a food processor couldn’t be any more game-changing, this dynamo came and surprised us with its many, many talents. It’s a modern, spiffed-up take on the original that launched back in 1973 (which, fun fact, was the first-ever tool of its kind, beloved by the likes of Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and James Beard). We even put it to the test against the trickiest tasks—think: working dough and shredding mozzarella—and yep, it passed with flying colors. It’s got a whole slew of perks:
- Ready for any-size batch: The 13-cup processor comes with interchangeable 4- and 13-cup containers, while the 8-cup comes with a very-versatile 8-cup container—so you can prep salsa for two or a party-size batch of coleslaw.
- Slices and dices—and then some: There’s two adjustable discs for slicing and shredding (thin or thick, fine or coarse...you decide). The 13-cup processor even comes with a bonus disc for dicing.
- Mixes, purées & kneads, too: Each container has its own chopping blade, too, for batters, soups, bread, you name it. (The 13-cup container comes with an extra blade especially for your dough.)
- (Almost) endless possibilities: From prepping pesto and soup, to shredding veggies and grinding meat, this processor takes (and literally makes) the cake.
Photography by Ty Mecham & Julia Gartland
Details & Materials +-
Plastic (all plastic that comes in contact with food is BPA-free), stainless steel.
8-cup processor includes: 8-cup work bowl, fine reversible slicing/shredding disc, medium reversible slicing/shredding disc, pusher for feed tube, & user manual with techniques & recipes.
13-cup processor includes: 13-cup work bowl, 4-cup work bowl, small, medium, and large pushers for feed tube, dicing disc, dicing disc cleaning tool, reversible shredding disk, slicing disk, small chopping blade, large chopping blade, dough blade, accessory storage case, & user manual with techniques & recipes.
8-cup: 9.58 W x 7.60" L x 15.20" H; includes 8-cup processing container.
13-cup: 10.43" W x 8.10" L x 16.43" H; includes 4-cup & 13-cup processing containers.
Processing capacity depends on the food processed. Please refer to user manual to determine the appropriate processing capacity for each food. 8-cup manual can be found here, 13-cup manual can be found here.
Care & Notes +-
Please refer to included manual for all care instructions. 8-cup manual can be found here, 13-cup manual can be found here.
Blades are very sharp, exercise caution when washing and putting away. All parts aside from the motor base are top-rack dishwasher-safe. Clean the motor base with a damp cloth.
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