The Cuisinart DFP-14BCN is part of the food processor & chopper
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, food processor
models like the DFP-14BCN are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Weight of processors, rounded to the nearest pound, includes the base, bowl, lid, and chopping blade.
Claimed capacity (cups):
Capacity of processors is as claimed by the manufacturer.
We judged each model's proficiency at chopping onions, and almonds.
About This Brand
This is a mid-range to premium brand that offers models with capacity ranging from 4 to 20 cups. Some models also function as blenders. The brand is sold in department, specialty, and appliance stores, and online. Prices range from about $30 to $800.
Features & Specs - Cuisinart DFP-14BCN
Controls Indicates the type of controls the food processor has.
Dishwasher safe Whether the processor can be put into the dishwasher (usually the top rack)
Wattage The wattage of the food processor.
Separate shredding blade Whether the processor has a separate shredding blade that can be reversible or singular.
Separate shredding blade
Separate slicing blade Whether the processor has a separate slicing blade that can be adjustable, reversible or singular.
Separate slicing blade
Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade Whether the processor has a reversible blade which includes both a shredding and slicing blade.
Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade
Dough blade Whether the processor has a dough blade for kneading bread.
French Fry/Juilienne blade Whether the food processor has this blade
French Fry/Juilienne blade
Whipping attachment Used to whip eggs or cream.
Minibowl insert Whether the unit has a small bowl with its own blade that fits into the larger bowl of the processor. Useful for chopping up small quantities (e.g., garlic).
Disk carrier/organizer Organizes extra blades and disks into a neat carrier.
Juicer attachment A reamer that juices citrus fruits like lemons, oranges etc.
This model and its bowls don't seem as durable as my old food processor from years ago. It grates cheese nicely but feels like the lid or grating blade is going to break because of the way they flex when operating--at least when grating cheese. Cuisinart seems to have cheapened its manufacturing standards, but the highest rated food processor is twice as expensive and, judging from reviews and videos on Youtube, probably doesn't perform twice as well. Overall, I like this food processor but not as well as the first Cuisinart I ever bought. So with caveats, I would definitely recommend this to a friend and in fact did.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Santa Barbara
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Very temperamental machine
I loved my old Cuisinart food processor, it lasted for many years in spite of hard usage. I didn't think twice about buying the same thing again but the new version just isn't very good. When it chooses to work, it processes pie dough beautifully but the slicer doesn't work well with carrots sliding around the blade. I actually returned my first one because it wouldn't turn on. The next one worked better for awhile but now I can't seem to get the work bowl and lid to align properly with the button on the base that turns the motor on. I give up and am changing brands.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Normal, IL
(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
Can't find replacement parts
Parts not available
Plastic parts not durable
I love this machine, but the lid cracked after about 2 years of use. Can't find a new lid anywhere, and Cuisinart says that it will be at least another 30 days to replace it. The large pusher sleeve cracked after only about a year, but at least it doesn't render the machine unusuable. If the lid cracks, you can't start the machine at all.