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I got a 12 cup cuisinart for christmas and the thing weighs a ton. . .
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Posted to Thread #30190 at 4:54 pm on Mar 28, 2018
It lives permanently on my countertop. The plastic container seems very sturdy. I should try grating some Pecorino Romano I have in the fridge. Great for bread dough but I need to try it for other things. The basic blade is sharper than h*** too; I don't have a dough blade.
I think the cheapening of the Cuisinart mini preps started a while back. I purchased mine, oh, about 5-7 years ago (?). It has been decent, but I cannot say I have used it very much; not even 1 time a month. I noticed recenly that it has cracks in the plastic that holds the blade. Kinda weird, but I must've processed something hard, like carrots, in too big of pieces--or was it parmesan? Disappointing, as I am sure it would have crapped faster out had I used it more frequently. The motor is still willing but the blade is weakening.
I love my toaster, a Sunbeam of about (at least) 45 years of age. It is the type that automatically lowers the bread and then auto-raises it slowly; it has some type of infra-red something or other to give an accurate toast. And it toasts fast so you get truly toasted bread: brown on the outside but still softer bread on the inside, if you so desire.
My toaster is wonderful, and I highly recommend it but they are getting to be pricey "antiques". It is starting to have troubles detecting when bread is dropped in the "one slice" slot, but I have figured out a couple of little tricks to wake the slice detector up, so we are still using it, though I must give "toaster lessons" to anyone who has not used it before, especially if the bread does not lower at first drop.
Yes, my ancient toaster works, but I do have two back-ups of the same model in storage. . . don't tell my husband. . . ! And I gave my sister one of the same models as she loves mine. She doesn't use it much because she has no counter space and doesn't eat much toast. So I guess I have triple-redundancy for a toaster failure in a toaster emergency!
A Proud "Master Food Preserver San Bernardino County" since 1996!
Other messages in this thread:
- 30190. Has anyone recently purchased a new mini food processor that is any good? - KarenNoCA - 3:08pm on 03/28/18 (15)
- almost identical experience - pmassell_93 - 4:19pm on 03/28/18
- I got a 12 cup cuisinart for christmas and the thing weighs a ton. . . - mistral - 4:54pm on 03/28/18
- I have a 12cup KA (many many years old) with a mini-prep bowl. All works very well. [NT] - Charley - 5:11pm on 03/28/18
- Maybe I should look into getting a mini prep bowl for my 12 cupper.(nt) [NT] - mistral - 2:03am on 03/29/18
- Mine is a KA. Don't know about Cuisinart. ;o) [NT] - Charley - 11:13am on 03/29/18
- I am truly hoping that my ancient food processor never dies - judy-mass - 11:38pm on 03/28/18
- Mini is Oster. Not that great, but works for crumbs, etc. For smaller items I use a coffee grinder. - MarilynFL - 3:13pm on 03/29/18
- Seems to be the case with - Marg CDN2 - 5:52am on 03/30/18
- And my upper cabinets are somehow out of reach - - colleenmomof2 - 1:20pm on 04/02/18
- Lol Colleen. I'm having the same problem. Those kitchen fairies sure are hard at work! [NT] - Curious1 - 8:07pm on 04/02/18
- I did for "2 cents" at Kohl's! All plastic - except the blade ;) - colleenmomof2 - 1:26pm on 04/02/18
- I just ordered replacement parts for my 40 year old Cuisinart DLC7 base. They are hard to - Curious1 - 8:05pm on 04/02/18
- Ooh yes. How did you find the replacement bowl. Actually...WHERE? [NT] - Marg CDN2 - 12:40am on 04/05/18
- This is the link, my husband thinks it will fit. I’ll let you know if it doesn’t. I would have [LINK] - Curious1 - 2:43pm on 04/05/18
- Yikes! [NT] - Marg CDN2 - 7:41pm on 04/05/18