Review of Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor
Reviewed on: July 22, 2013
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Pros & Cons
Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor comes with a powerful high speed 250-watt motor and is a perfect little helper for small food preparation, including chopping, grinding, pureeing, emulsifying and blending. Its versatility lies in the special Auto Reversing Smart Blade which provides a super sharp edge making it easier to process both soft and hard foods. A sleek touch pad offers simple and easy to use controls. To simplify cleaning, rinse the work bowl, cover and blade immediately after each use so that food won't dry. All these parts are easy to remove and dish washer safe for even more ease of cleaning. This mini-prep plus not only looks elegant, but also pretty compact in size and the hidden cord storage underneath the motor base helps to keep the extra cord off the counter. The unit includes a spatula, product manual and a recipe booklet.
Using the chop function (chopping, pureeing and mixing) is best option when chopping soft and fragile foods such as herbs, celery, onion, garlic and most cheeses. It is also the right choice for pureeing cooked vegetables, making mayonnaise and mixing salad dressing. Two to three pulses is best when using the chop function to avoid making the food into puree. It is advisable to cut large pieces of produce into smaller evenly cut pieces of ½ inch to get small and uniform end result. Using the grind function is a good option for grinding spices and for chopping hard food like peppercorns, seeds, chocolate and nuts. A continuous hold action is best when using the grind function. Liquids such as water, oil or flavoring can be added while the machine is running through one of the two opening in the cover.
However, some reviewers say the motor smells due to overheating during chopping or grinding. The users felt the fear and risk of the motor burning during the use. This little machine is not very helpful for coarse chopping. Some pieces may need manual chopping afterwards if the chunks are not evenly cut before putting in the processor.
Overall, the Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor is a great way to prepare small quantities of food faster and more efficiently than ever before. The choice of various vibrant colors adds spice and fun, keeping in mind the kitchen decor glam intact.
- Dimension: 9.25” H x 7.00” W x 5.00” D
- Weight: 2.5 pounds
Review Group #: 1
Very powerful • Compact and pretty basic processor • Easily chops anything finely or blends into puree • Great for making baby food • Only two setting - chop and blend • Advised to give few quick pulses for chopping, to avoid making it a puree • Motor smells of over heating
Review Group #: 2
Very easy to use • Very easy to clean • Takes up little space • Dishwasher safe • Perfect for quick small kitchen jobs
Review Group #: 3
Perfect size • Quite powerful • Very handy little machine • Great for making purees for babies
Review Group #: 4
Chops evenly and fine • Very good for making purees • Works well for small, quick tasks • Not helpful for coarse chopping • Some pieces need manual chopping afterwards if looking for coarse chopping • Not a heavy duty appliance
Review Group #: 5
Quick and easy to use • Easy to assemble and disassemble • Very easy to clean with just 3 removable and washable parts • Ideal for chopping and blending for any kind of recipe
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 4.10 stars from 674 reviews, Price: $39.95