Size and Appearance
The Cuisinart dfp-14bcn measures 9.3 inches x 16.6 inches x 12.6 inches while the Cuisinart fp-14dc measures 17 inches x 7.75 inches x 10.25 inches. They both have a large 14-cup capacity. Which is the perfect size if you have a medium to large family, help with bake sales, or host Thanksgiving for example.
The Cuisinart fp-14dc is smaller, but not by much. You won’t notice a big size difference, but there are stark differences in the appearance.
In my opinion, even at a glance, it’s obvious that the Cuisinart fp-14dc is the newer generation model. It has a more sleek design. Whereas the Cuisinart dfp-14bcn is more boxy. Still both are good looking small kitchen appliances.
The Cuisinart fp-14dc has 3 different sized work bowls; 14 cups, 11 cups, and 4 ½ cups. These bowls are made of a very durable polycarbonate. On the other hand, the Cuisinart dfp-14bcn comes with just one 14-cup durable polycarbonate work bowl.
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The Cuisinart fp-14dc is much easier to use, and just as important, clean, than the dfp-14bcn. I’ve come across some reviews that claim the machine is temperamental. It was reported that, the parts (work bowl, base, and chute) need to be lined up perfectly in order to work.
The control panels of both wipe off easily for simple cleanup. The Cuisinart fp-14dc features a retractable cord and storage case that stores the blades and discs. Some of the parts for both food processors are dishwasher safe. The work bowls are nested, meaning that they stack inside one another. The small bowl stacks inside medium bowl, and the medium goes inside the large.
Power and Performance
The Cuisinart fp-14dc is the newer and more powerful model. It has a 1000-watt motor compared to the 720-watt motor for the Cuisinart dfp-14bcn. You have more options with the newer model which means that performance will be much better.
The control panels for each model are similar. The dfp-14bcn has two buttons; on, off/pulse. The fp-14dc has four buttons: on, off, dough, and pulse.
Attachments and Accessories
The Cuisinart fp-14dc comes with a lot of different attachments and accessories: adjustable slicing disc with 1mm to 6mm selections, reversible shredding disc, large mixing/chopping blade, small mixing/chopping blade, 3 work bowls, storage case, spatula, instruction/recipe book.
The Cuisinart dfp-14bcn comes with a fair share of attachments and accessories too: medium 4mm slicing disc, chopping blade, shredding disc, spatula, and instruction/recipe book.
The warranty for the Cuisinart fp-14dc is ten years for the motor and three years (limited) for the rest of the machine. The Cuisinart dfp-14bcn comes with just a 3-year limited warranty. You can visit the Cuisinart website to find more details on the warranty.
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