Best Alternatives To Cuisinart Food Processors

In December Cuisinart announced to recall the models CFP-9, CFP-11, DFP-7, DFP-11, DFP-14, DLC-5, DLC-7, DLC-8, DLC-10, DLC-XP, DLC-2007, DLC-2009, DLC-2011, DLC-2014, DLC-3011, DLC-3014, EV-7, EV-10, EV-11, EV-14, KFP-7 and MP-14, to replace their blades. After earlier problems with the Cuisinart websites, because of the high customer inquiries and due to the fact that 8 million food processors are affected, customers tend to lose trust in the brand. [1]

If you do not have a food processor yet or want to buy a new one you might think, what are some alternatives to Cuisinart food processors. Here are some alternatives to models from Cusiniart:

The Best Cuisinart Alternative For Most People

Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup versus Cuisinart´s DLC-10SY

Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup
Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup

One of the most popular food processors is the Hamilton Beach 70740. The processor is made of stainless steel with some plastic parts. There are 3 speeds – low, high and pulse control – to manage the speed of the blades, which are powered by a 450 watt motor.

Hamilton Beach delivers the 70740 with a slicing / shredding disc and a chopping blade.

The large chute can fit in thick ingredients, so you do not have to precut.  Furthermore, its compact storage makes it a valuable kitchen helper.

With which model is the Hamilton Beach 70740 comparable to Cuisinart food processors?

In terms of price and functionality the 70740, 8-cup processor of Hamilton Beach is comparable to Cuisinart´s DLC-10SY in terms of price and functionality. One large difference is that the model of Cuisinart is more expensive than what Hamilton Beach delivers.


Best Mini Food Processor Cuisinart Alternatives

BLACK+DECKER HC306 One-Touch versus Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini


Black and Decker is known for their non-expensive, but reliable products. The HC306 One-Touch is one of their most popular products among food processors, with over 2.500 customer reviews on amazon.

The 70-watt strong engine powers a blade that is made for chopping, mincing and dicing. The food processor includes one-touch and pulse control as typical for  mini food processors.

The small work-bowl can hold 1 1/2 cups and is BPS-free.

With which model is the BLACK+DECKER HC306 One-Touch comparable to Cuisinart food processors?

The nearest competitor to the HC306 is the Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini. Both processors have a similar engine and similar functionality. Even though the work-bowl is larger with the Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini, the HC306 is less expensive, which makes it a great alternative.

Best High End Kitchen Food Processor Cuisinart Alternative

Hamilton Beach Professional versus Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY 14-Cup

Hamilton Beach Professional
Hamilton Beach Professional

If you use your food processor on a daily basis we can highly recommend the Hamilton Beach Professional. The processor comes with 5 attachments including a storage case.

With the discs you can dice cubes, slice thick to thin, shred, knead, chop, mix and puree, which delivers precise and fast results. The  3-in-1 feed tube allows to feed in pre-cut to whole ingredients.

A food processor should be simple and so Hamilton Beach ut all controls on an easy to use and intuitive display. If you use your processor regularly you might hate the task of cleaning it extensively after each processing. The Hamilton Beach Professional comes with a dicing tool, which allows to remove rests of food from grids.

If there are any issues after buying the Hamilton Beach Professional you have a 5 year limited warranty.

With which model is the Hamilton Beach Professional comparable to Cuisinart processors?

The main competitor of the Hamilton Beach Professional is the Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY 14-Cup Food Processor. Both processors have a 14-cup work bowl and similar functionality. Even though the Professional is more expensive than the DFP-14BCNY you get an additional dicing tool and a storage case.


Cuisinart has indeed great products. However, due to recent activities new customers should look at viable alternatives, which you can find in fact many. For further information on the different types of food processors we highly recommend our Introducing to the 7 best food processors.


[1] Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors Over Laceration Hazard

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