The Cuisinart DLC-2011CHB is part of the food processor & chopper
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models like the DLC-2011CHB 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 DLC-2011CHB
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.
I use this on a regular basis so keep it on my countertop. I cook a lot and this has been a wonderful replacement to my old processor. I use it for bread dough (use my Kitchen Aide pro mixer for larger batches), pureeing, some chopping (still use my knives a lot) but it is great for making my homemade dressings, salsa, guacamole dip, and sauces. Clean up is a snap. It does a wonderful job overall. Also use it to chop fresh herbs to freeze in cubes.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Professional Cook
from Santa Ynez, CA, Carnation, WA
(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)
Cuisinart DLC Beware!
Very poorly made
I bought the machine 2 1/2 years ago and use it 6 months per year in a part time residence. During that time I use the machine at least once a day, usually 2 or 3 times. I am a professional cook who knows how to use appliances and take very good care of them. I have owned 6 different Cuisinart processors over a 30 year span. I have a 6 year old Chopper in both residences that I use 4-5 times a week.<br />Several product disadvantages of the DLC model became apparent within a month of the purchase: 1. the bowls are almost impossible to separate from one another without prying with a tool; when using the small bowl, the medium and sometimes also the large bowl get dirty and need to be separated and washed; processed food gets into areas of the top, particularly the rim that are impossible to reach with any cleaning tools I have discovered; within 6 months of use, the small and medium bowls cracked; within 8 months of use the small blade rusted and chipped; the top chipped within 4 months of use. During the last six weeks the plastic covers for the spring mechanism of the top popped off. To remove the top I have to put the tip of a small knife into the space and spring the opener. Last week the motor failed.<br />I contacted Williams Sonoma 2 months after purchasing the processor and was told they had received numerous other complaints. They were sorry. I then contacted Cuisinart and received a form thanking me for being a loyal customer.<br />Every other Cuisinart processor I have had has worked dependably for 5+ years. This machine is poorly designed, badly made and disfunctional. I would be interested in knowing the cooking backgrounds and use frequency of the positive reviewers.<br />I will never buy another Cuisinart product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
Works very well but won't last
Performs All Task Well
I have owned two of these food processors. The bowl on the first one developed stress cracks after only a couple of uses. Cuisinart said it was caused by washing it in the dishwasher and would not replace it. Even though the instructions said dishwasher safe, they said it was better to hand wash it. So I exchanged it where I had bought it. The second one did the same thing. I continued to use it until eventually the cracks went all the way through. I was shocked when I found out how much it would cost to replace the bowl. For just a few dollars more I purchased one on close out when Linens N Things was going out of business. Just out of warranty, the stainless blade started rusting. Cuisinart's only resolution was to sell me a replacement. Their explanation was that there are all grades of stainless and some will rust. I think that is unacceptable. I won't buy a replacement blade or another Cuisinart product. I'm going to try another brand.