There are a few kitchen appliances that we grow up seeing stacked on our shelves; A Blender, a Food processor and a mixer. Now you don’t have to be a cooking expert to know what each of them does, we all just instinctively know which one is one. The biggest question however, that is often debated about is, if we really need a food processor, say a Cuisinart 11 cup food processor?
Speaking about my cooking experience, when I started cooking I wasn’t pretty sure why do we really need a food processor and like many rebels, I did some tiresome cutting, grating and shredding all by hand. But once I switched to a food processor, there was no going back. Now from then till now many food processors have come up in the market,with more features and everything, But by far, the most latest and efficient processor in my kitchen is the 11 cup Cuisinart food processor DLC-8SY.
Talking from a cooking expert’s perspective, the DLC-8SY just helps you out massively. I have worked my way through recipe upon recipe, testing capacity, power, noise and all kinds of fancy functions with this piece of machine and every time it has saved me hours of chopping, slicing, grating, slicing and blending. Now I am not talking just about the occasional onion mincing, I have chopped vegetables, made pizza dough and even tried making frozen desserts with the very own Cuisinart 11 cup food processor.
Not only is the chopping, mincing and shredding game strong, but the best part about this appliance is that it has a huge capacity (11 cups of anything, just imagine!). Be it my everyday routine life food work or a big family dinner, Cuisinart 11 cup food processor, the DLC-8SY is my ultimate helping hand in the kitchen.
Speaking about the features and technicalities, here are some of the distinguishing specifications of this model:
Very simple to use, like even if you have had no previous experience with a food processors, this Cuisinart 11 cup food processor will be the simplest processor that you can use. Be it vegetables, parsley, meat or dough, you will love working with all kind of ingredients as long as you have this machine. Secondly, from a safety point of you, the machine is equipped with full protection, ensuring that any kind of burnout or disruption in its motor would result in complete shut down of the machine. Plus the Warranty of the motor will help you claim a new one, if something goes horribly wrong.
As mentioned earlier the accessories are just cherry on top. Although you won’t need them all, but a few will definitely turn into a chef-maestro.
With the huge capacity that comes with the Cuisinart 11 cup food processor, one other characteristic that you will love is the Hassle free shredding and finely grained ingredients, which will become a norm after you use this machine. I myself have been amazed with all the burden I have put on this appliance and just how finely chopped results I have obtained. Plus, the dough making, if not flooded, has never been easier before as well.
While you need to purchase a separate dough blade for it, another drawback of this wonderful device is, that the 4 flour-cup limit does not necessarily always work. The quantity of flour has to be kept lesser than the 4 cup mark, otherwise the dough ends up as a mess (Personal experience here).
When it comes to maintenance and cleaning, the DLC-8SY can be a tough job. The feeds can get jammed but that’s largely because of the kind of ingredient you are dealing with. Secondly, you need to go over the instructions as well, when it comes to fixing the lids. Be sure to give the instruction and how-to-use manual before diving in head first.
On a overall, the machine is a all rounder. Smooth to work with, best results and long lasting. However, Cuisinart didn’t just stop here. A better version of the machine also exists, by the name of Cusiniart’s Prep 11 Plus-DLC-2011CHBY. It is regarded as the next step to the Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 Food Processor, DLC-8SY.
Now it bears all the same features as the Pro Custom, Cuisinart 11 cup food processor model i.e the same Different blades, dough kneading, meat mincing, ingredient shredding. The difference lies in the construction, the results and other up-gradation. This is recommended to those people who believe in using the food processor for more of a professional use. For instance, for a daily use and a family of 4, DLC- 8SY is the best out there and falls in budget. This Cuisinart 11 Cup Prep Plus tends to land in the more technical category.
So in short, with the prep 11 plus, you can expect finer, faster results, better dough kneading, but with the pro- custom you get the same features, with a extra bonus of durability. But remember, which ever machine you choose, the results will be absolutely magnificent when you use the Cuisinart food processor 11 cup technology and will become a major component of your cooking.