Cuisinart DFP-14BCN food processor

Price range:
$199.00 - $278.60
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Summary: This Cuisinart food processor has

  • ~720 watts
  • 1 speed
  • lever controls
  • 14 cup capacity
  • dough blade
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About - Cuisinart DFP-14BCN

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.

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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
info Controls Lever
info Dishwasher safe Yes
info Wattage 720
info Separate shredding blade Medium
info Separate slicing blade Medium
info Reversible Shredding/Slicing Blade No
info Dough blade Yes
info French Fry/Juilienne blade No
info Whipping attachment No
info Minibowl insert No
info Disk carrier/organizer No
info Juicer attachment No
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User Reviews - Cuisinart DFP-14BCN
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Capable but not extraordinary
Easy to operate
Grates Nicely
Sharp blades
Lexan Bowls Crack
Lid And Grater Flex
Liquid Flies Out The Lid
Best Uses
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Very temperamental machine
Best Uses
Pie Dough
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:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)
Can't find replacement parts
Parts not available
Plastic parts not durable
Best Uses
Fine Shredding
Kneading Bread
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.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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