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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 297 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I'd re-engineer this if I could

    Posted
    nikonjunkie

    So my background is engineer with plastics molding, and there are a few simple tweaks that could raise this from 2-star status to 5-star status in my eyes. First of all, the cup is very difficult to place on the post. You have to line it up just so. Unfortunately, there's no line or indicator to tell you where to line this up, so you may fumble with it for a good minute before it'll go on. Would've been so easy to mold a line or arrow into the cup AND base at no additional cost. Once aligned, you'd know it was ready to snap on. Secondly, forget about putting anything with liquid in here, or prepare to be sprayed with it no matter how tightly you hold the lid on. The lid edge meets the cup edge, and there's no sort of seal or lip, so when I put some stewed peppers in with a tiny bit of water, my walls (and I) got sprayed with red liquid. Good times. It even sprayed a little when making aioli last night, with no water. Would've been so simple to mold a lip onto the lid to prevent this, again, at no additional cost to manufacturing. How'd this get through the prototype phase and get approved?? It chops and blends decently well, but for items that are blessedly less liquidy, you'll have to remove the lid a few times, scrape the solids off with the included little spatula and push them down toward the blades again. Otherwise, they'll be missed and will stay solids, clinging to the cup walls.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A product that works as advertised

    Posted
    audiophile331

    I bought this mini food-processor for my 70-year old mom. After years of cutting onions and garlic cloves by hand, I decided to buy my mom a simple food processor for her to use on a daily basis. She was skeptical at first, but after I opened the box and set it up for her on the counter she thinks the world of this food processor. She finds it simple to operate and even easier to clean. She uses it almost on a daily basis to chop onions, garlic, and all kinds of fruits (apple, pears, etc.) I could not have asked for a better and simpler solution to give my mom. As far as we're both concerned, this is the best food processor you can buy for under $40.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice little processor

    Posted
    Batmick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    We bought this one to replace the previous model that finally broke after years of heavy use. The new model is slightly bigger but still small enough to be perfect for those everyday chopping and cutting jobs. They also improved the design of the blade and cup so that the loads are mixed better and thus chop faster and more evenly. The new design also has a lot more rounded corners,covered buttons and less cracks and grooves so that cleaning is much easier. This is our go-to machine and we hope it will last as long as the last one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good for dips but not for chopping

    Posted
    King
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this thinking that I could save time chopping tomatoes and onions when I cook, just like the pictures shown on the box. It is way too powerful though. This obliterates vegetables into a liquid and the tomatoes become salsa with just a slight push of the chopping button for 2 seconds. I gave it 2 stars because it is cheap and it does make dips, salsa, or drinks easily. I would not recommend if looking for just chopping.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a bachelor!

    Posted
    JGriff63
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I needed a food processor for a recipe I was making. I didn't want to spend $100+ for a food processor. I saw this at Best Buy, and figured, 'It's better than nothing." I was wrong; this thing is awesome! I have already used it more than I thought I would. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a full-sized food processor, but if you need something to grind or chop, this does it, and WELL!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for quick mincing

    Posted
    stargate
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I used to own the older version where you could vary the speed but had to physically remove and flip the blade for switching between soft and hard foods. I like that this has the convenience of doing both hard and soft foods without changing blades. I liked the old version's squarish design and chrome finish, this one has a very cheap looking plastic finish. I mostly use this for mincing garlic and ginger and is a good gadget to have handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price!

    Posted
    hdesignert
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this food processor to make Pesto and it does the job perfectly! I have made about 6 batches so far with no issues at all. Except for pesto is a bit messy to make! This processor is super easy to use, and does exactly what I bought it to do! I used it to grate some zucchini for some zucchini bread and it worked great for that too! Great little processor for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Product

    Posted
    TresCool
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is an ideal size for a singleton or maybe a couple and it has a small footprint. It quickly chops and grinds to the desired size/consistency, and does so relatively quietly. Removing the processed food is easy and not messy. It is easy, fast and fool proof to assemble, use and clean. This processor makes cooking much less of a chore. This would be ideal for anyone who has trouble chewing or swallowing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful and durable

    Posted
    NikChik
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is a great product. I use it when making small recipes and it really speeds up prep times. My husband had this same product before we got married, and we're still using that one, so it has lasted more than six years. I just bought one for my mom for Christmas and she loves it too. She has a garden and uses this to chop up her own veggies for recipes. A really good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    just the right size

    Posted
    dmr325
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My wife did not want a "full sized" food processor taking up more space in our kitchen. She now uses this small unit all the time and is in love with it. It was a great value. Cuisenart was the first to introduce this kitchen appliance to the US from europe years ago. Their reputation for quality products still stands stong. Would recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for everyday use

    Posted
    Be11yDawg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This replaced an older, smaller food processor. My only complaint is that vegetables get pushed to the outside of the blades and does not seem to get folded back in to the cutting area without stopping and removing the top. I did not have to do this with my older style unit. On the plus side it does chop very well once completed and is perfect for most recipes we use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great processor for small jobs

    Posted
    cuisinartist
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this to replace a mini processor I had received as a gift some 20 years ago. What an improvement! The little motor is mighty powerful. I need to puree my husband's food, and this works very well as long as you follow instructions and do not overload the bowl. I'm very pleased with the purchase of this little machine. Very reasonably priced as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic size

    Posted
    LoboAZ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great size for chopping a small amount without getting your large processor out and dirty. I find this the perfect size for making hummus. So glad they make this. I hardly ever use my big one any more. This one I bought as a gift, but I've owned mine for over 5 years and it still works great! No problems with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works good

    Posted
    Everynicknametaken

    It fits nicely in my, limited, cupboard space. Not liking having to stand and push the button is really a very minor problem for me. I just like to multitask in the kitchen and pushing a button for 20 secs seems like forever :) It has been a good purchase and I would recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for quick, small jobs.

    Posted
    Ippifive
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Cuisinart replaced a small Black and Decker chopper I had for years. The new one has a bigger capacity, which is very convenient. I no longer need to use my large food processor for small jobs. It does the jobs quite efficiently and cleans up easily. Also, It is easier to handle than other mini processors I considered. It has been a good purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just the right size

    Posted
    19hotrod29
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Have been wanting to purchase a smaller size food processor . When this little 3 cup became available,and after reading the reviews,I did not hesitate. Does a great job,easy to clean and a great price. And it is easy to store. . Was a great price for such a dependable product like Cuisnart..Would recommend this product to anyone .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cuisinart Mini Chopper - 3 cup is Awesome!

    Posted
    ITguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This Cuisinart Mini Chopper works great replacing an old nut chopper that broke. It is quick, easy to operate and has better volume for chopping enough nuts for my recipes in one pass. Can't wait to try it with some other things like fruit, etc. I purposely wanted a small appliance for storage and small quantity food items.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    Posted
    felixdelacey
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This was my first food processor. It is easy to use and easy to clean. It is small, but most of the time is the perfect size for my needs. One part did break and I had to order a replacement, but I still am happy with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This product is robust, easy to use and durable

    Posted
    sunil
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We purchased the same item second time because of its robust nature, easy handling and use, rough and tough and durability. We used the first one almost for two years and for many kitchen purposes. It is also very economical which made this our second time choice again. Thanks for making this wonderful product. Sunil

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small, but POWERFUL! Awesome addition to kitchen.

    Posted
    PapaSmurf
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This has to be the best purchase I made for cooking. It has made making breakfast/ dinner/ lunch a snap...I can prep herbs/ veggies a whole lot faster, which gives me more time for other things. Clean up is a breeze and it takes up very little real estate on the counter... not to mention the PRICE... # AWESOMESAUCE

    I would recommend this to a friend