Cuisinart DLC-2007N Prep 7

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Cuisinart DLC-2007N Prep 7

If you stick around here long enough, you’ll come to know I love cooking. I don’t know if it’s finding and tweaking a recipe or prepping and cooking it that I enjoy most, but I find the whole process rela….okay, fine, it’s eating it that I enjoy most! Okay? I like to eat!  Seriously, I haven’t been on a perpetual diet for most of my adult life because I don’t love eating!

Another truth? I also love kitchen gadgets and appliances. But as much as I love them, I don’t like wasting my money. When I buy something for my kitchen, I have to know it’s something worth having, and it has to do something I can’t do or that I hate doing. And that’s why I’ve never owned a food processor.

Well, I do have a little 3 cup chopper that I love for dicing onions, but that’s not a real food processor.

For the most part, I don’t mind chopping and grating because, typically, I’m just cooking for the two of us. But I will admit to dreaming about having one for holidays or those bigger jobs, but I just couldn’t justify the cost when I’d only be using it a couple times a year. So I never bought one.

Then, one day, right after Christmas, while I was looking around Amazon trying to decide what David would be getting me for my birthday, I stumbled across food processors. Deciding, if I did get one, I wouldn’t need anything too big, I set my sights on the Cuisinart DLC 2007N Prep 7, 7 Cup Processor. It had great reviews and wasn’t so big it would take up too much space storing it for months between use.

Then, remembering I could use my Discover miles on Amazon, and knowing we’d racked those suckers up over the holiday, I decided to be a doll and make David’s life easy. I’d just go ahead and order the darn thing for him. Well, for me, but from him. And, while I was at it, I’d just go ahead and get the Cuisinart 2 blade multi disk holder, too!  And, really, it’s like he’d be getting it for free using the Discover miles, so even if it did sit 9 months out of the year, it wasn’t like I’d be wasting money. Right?

Well, let me just say, there’s no need to worry about that!  I don’t know how I’ve lived without one of these little buggers for all these years! This thing will slice, dice, chop, and grate anything in a skinny minute! 

What’s Included

 

Included with the food processor is the stainless-steel slicing disc, shredding disc, and chopping/mixing blade. It also comes with a plastic dough blade, disc arm, spatula, recipe/instruction book, and how-to DVD. The blade storage, as I mentioned, was purchased separately. And, let me just add, it’s totally worth the few extra bucks. The blades are so sharp, I’d hate to place them in a drawer and have to reach in after them. You could also buy a small Tupperware-like storage container to store them, but this keeps them organized and easily accessible. It also has the great added feature of a locking lid to keep little fingers from getting hurt. 

     

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Slicing blade

 

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Shredding blade

 

Chopping/mixing blade

Chopping/mixing blade

 

Dough blade

Dough blade

 

Blade arm

Blade arm

 

Arm attached to blade

Arm attached to blade

 

Features

 The Cuisinart Prep 7 has a 7 cup Lexan “virtually” shatterproof, dishwasher (top shelf) safe work bowl. It has an extra wide feed tube that easily fits a large baking potato, 2 cucumber halves or two tomatoes side by side as well as a small one with a small pusher for things like celery or shredding baby carrots. You can easily add ingredients through the smaller chute while the processor is on. I’ve done this often making salsa.

If you’re like me and hate loud appliances (like my blender!) you won’t have to worry about that with this one. The motor is powerful, but very quiet, on this processor. 

This processor has an “on” setting as well as “pulse”. I like that when I’m slicing larger items and don’t want to have to worry about guiding it through the chute and holding the pulse button at the same time. 

Slicing

And, if you’re a big ol’ food nerd like me, you’ll love how easily this processor makes uniform slices for fried potatoes or sliced tomatoes for cheeseburgers. Oooh, I get giddy just thinking about it. 

 

Slicing a baking potato for fried potatoes

Slicing a baking potato for fried potatoes

 

Sliced potatoes

Sliced potatoes

 

Uniformed slices

Uniformed slices

 

 Grating

 

If you want to grate cheese, it easily holds a medium block and you can guide it through the large feeder tube with the large pusher assembly. I have grated everything from cheeses for my Mexican blend (why buy the flavorless processed shredded cheese blends when you can easily and quickly make your own with your favorite cheeses and a little taco seasoning?) to cabbage and carrots for slaw. I can’t believe I have been slicing and grating by hand all these years when this little machine can do it all in a matter of seconds!

 

Grated carrots

Grated carrots

 

Grated carrots

Grated carrots

 

 

Chopping 

 

I’ll readily admit, if I’m just needing to dice a small onion for a soup or a pepper for something like guacamole, I’ll just break out my 3 cup chopper. But if you’re making a batch of salsa, you can’t beat this feature. I can dice my onions, jalapeno pepper, garlic, cilantro, and tomatoes, one right after the other, and have fresh salsa in seconds. 

My Cuisinart DLC 2007N 7-Cup Processor and 3 cup Black and Decker Handy Chopper Plus

My Cuisinart DLC 2007N 7-Cup Processor and 3 cup Black and Decker Handy Chopper Plus

 

 

 Dough Blade

 

Honestly, I can’t tell you how well this feature works since I haven’t tried it, yet. But, based on the performance of the other features, I have no doubt it works just as well. But I promise to update this review the minute I use it. 

 

Final Thoughts

I honestly love the Cuisinart DLC-2007N Prep 7 7-Cup Food Processor. I would say, if you enjoy cooking and do it often, but you’re on the fence about investing in one, do it. I honestly can’t imagine you’d regret it. It easily breaks down to clean after use and doesn’t have any small crevices where food can get trapped.

Food prep just doesn’t get any easier or quicker than this.

This is not a sponsored post. The product mentioned in this post was purchased by me, and the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. However, sponsored posts will never skew my opinion on a specific product. If you are interested in sponsoring this post, please contact me for details.
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