The Cuisinart FP-14DCN is a 14-cup food processor. It has dimensions of 7.8 x 10.2 x 17 inches and weighs 20 pounds. That’s a lot heavier than the 8-pound KitchenAid KFP1322ER, but it’s also a more powerful machine. It comes in a silver brushed nickel color.
The work bowl is huge at 14 cups. This means that you won’t be so limited when cooking a large meal. We’ve researched this machine and reported our findings below.
14 Cup Bowl Size
14-cups is big. This is one of the largest ones I’ve seen, barring commercial food processors. Bowl size, while important, isn’t the only important factor when considering a new food processor. There are some other very important features to look at, like; power, convenience, and warranty.
When an appliance is a pain in the neck to operate it sits in your cabinet collecting dust. For example, we purchased an old ice cream maker at a garage sale a couple of years ago.
It works beautifully. In fact, the previous owners said they only used it a couple of times (I wonder why…). The problem is that there is a lot of work involved in using it. It’s cool and nostalgic, but it’s also time-consuming.
The Cuisinart FP-14DCN has several convenient features. While you probably wouldn’t consider the powerful 1300-watt motor to be a convenience feature, it is. This allows you to quickly chop through foods without worrying about the blades getting stuck.
Extra Wide Feed Chute
Another convenient feature is the extra-wide feed chute. This prevents you from having to chop food into smaller pieces first. The detachable parts are dishwasher safe, which makes cleanup a breeze. There is also a smaller 4-cup work bowl included. This is perfect if you don’t want to whip out the extra-large work bowl.
To protect you from the unplanned demise of your Cuisinart food processor, you have a very generous warranty. The motor is protected for ten years, while the rest is covered for three years.
- Measures 7.8 x 10.2 x 17 inches
- Five blades
- Wide feed chute
- Buttons: on, off, dough, and pulse
- 1300-watt motor
- 10-year motor warranty
Cuisinart FP-14DCN Compared to Other Food Processors
After researching, I think the Cuisinart FP-14dcn is a high-quality food processor from the iconic brand. The Cuisinart brand has built a reputation for making products that last for many years. Still, you may want to see what the competition has to offer. This could give you even more confidence in whichever direction you decide to go in. Below, I researched the competition to give you an alternate choice.
VS Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor
The Breville BFP800XL is a food processor that has taken and passed the test. It has a ton of reviews and feedback, and there are many people who are satisfied with their choice. A lot of people love this machine. It has an LCD display for the timer. It has a large 5.5” wide chute opening. It comes with a set of 8 blades. You can customize the thickness of your cuts. It has everything that the Cuisinart FP-14DCN has and more. The Breville certainly has the more upgraded features. But unfortunately, Breville usually offers very limited warranties, i.e. 1-year. This model is covered for one year although the motor is covered for 25 years.
The Cuisinart FP-14DCN has many great features. It is an easy-to-use appliance. Based on what I discovered about this machine, I think that it will hold up over time and perform well. I think that it is a good buy. Cuisinart makes great food processors. There is a 3-year warranty that covers the whole machine and a 10-year warranty on the motor. That warranty means that this company stands behind and believes in its products.