Cuisinart DFP-3 Food Processor
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Convenient Little Food Processor

The Cuisinart DFP-3 is a convenient food processor that processes up to three cups of food per batch. It features an ejector disc that directs the food items through the chute attachment. This way the user can obtain efficient and continuous shredding or slicing of the ingredients. The food processor comes with three different discs: a slicing disc that is 2-mm, a shredding medium disc and a chopping and mixing stainless steel blade. A spatula, manual and instruction booklet are included with the unit. This food processor is powerful enough for chopping up nuts and carrots. It is perfect to use for dips, sauces and other food items that need to be pureed too like soups and tapenades.

The Good

Though small, the DFP-3 has a powerful 600 watt motor that helps the unit work great for easier and harder tasks. It is simple to assemble and operate and the size is great for a small family or a couple. It is a sturdy little appliance that makes food preparation a blast. Most parts are removable and easy to clean with warm, soapy water or in the dishwasher on the top rack. It takes little counter space so it is a perfect addition to a small kitchen. It is also easy to store to free counter space.

The Bad

Users report that the shredding blade tends to liquefy or pulverize some ingredients so it is recommended to use the pulse function for a slower speed. It’s also important not to overfill as many of the users agree that if too full, the processor may liquefy the bottom ingredients while leaving the top untouched, so smaller batches are recommended. The plastic seems to stain easy sometimes. Immediate cleaning is suggested.

Small Footprint

This food processor is a small, simple machine that isn’t much to look at but delivers great shredding and pureeing effortlessly. It is compact and fits well any kitchen and matches any style without clashing with other appliances. The plastic tends to stain so after a while of use it may be a bit of an eyesore. It does disassemble easy for storing.

Overall Verdict

The DFP-3 food processor features a motor about as strong as bigger models so it does a good job at shredding and pureeing. There are no extra blades included in this model which makes the possibilities somewhat limited but for pureeing, shredding and slicing this gets the job done. It is small and easy to store so it works perfectly in households with limited storage and in small kitchens and apartments with little counter space. It is a great size for a single person or a small family. It can be used to make soups, salsas and even pie crusts with easy. It is recommended to keep an eye during the process as it may liquefy or “pulverize” certain foods since the motor is strong. It is a sturdy little unit that is simple, easy to use and does its job. It is also easy to clean and most parts are dishwasher safe, making this food processor a simple and useful appliance