The Cuisinart DLC 2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Review
When you need to choose a food processor, size matters. Do you need a large or small mixing bowl for the almonds you chop or the sauce you want to prepare? This review will help you decide if this Cuisinart Mini Prep will fit your lifestyle.
From a design point of view, a brushed chrome and nickel food processor in the kitchen should give you a sense of style and good design while you prepare your morning smoothie or trademark sauce for dinner.
The Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor certainly looks sleek, stylish, and simple, but it can still chop, puree, blend and emulsify. If you don’t need something over the top with thousands of functions this food processor with its no-nonsense design is worth a look. It is lightweight and available in different colors.
In this review, we will cover the features of this mini food processor, its pros and cons, and help you decide if this smaller, more compact processor is suited to your everyday needs.
- It has a 3 cup capacity bowl
- It has a reversible patented stainless steel blade
- It comes with a simple push button control panel for ease of use
- It is made from durable light weight plastic and colored in brushed chrome, stainless steel or metallic red
- The work bowl and lid are dishwasher safe for quick and easy cleanup
- A spatula is included
- It has a 250-watt power supply
- It is built to North American Electrical Standards
- Dimensions: 8.2in x9.8in x 5.6in (20.82cm x24.9cm x 14.22cm)
- Weight: 3lbs (1.3kg)
- It is quiet and compact
- It cuts very fine and purées well
- It works very well for light tasks such as chopping onions and preparing sauces
- The 4 cup size of the mixing bowl is a good balance with 50 watts of power
- It does not grind beans
- Not very versatile
- Only looks like it has a stainless steel finish, the body is actually plastic
- It does not function well for heavy tasks
The Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus works very well for daily meal preparation for one or two people with its 4 cup capacity. It works best for light weight types of tasks such as preparing salad dressing or chopping onions. It is also very useful for smaller tasks such as pan sauces, baby food, and purées.
This little guy is a real countertop appliance, its small size means it doesn’t take up too much space and it is light weight and easy to move. It is a good processor to help you prepare restaurant quality sauces, dips, and dressings. It is easy to store and disassembles easily.
Alternating between the pulse and chop functions give the best results. The container has no nooks or crannies and is easy to clean.
Compared to other food processors in its class, the Mini Prep functions well for chopping and some grinding. Other smaller processors are more suited to large amounts of liquids for smoothies and, compared to more sturdy and powerful processors, it doesn’t handle heavy vegetables like potatoes well.
It is a very good light mid-range model for your everyday uses. It is a first and foremost a preparation appliance (like its name so clearly says) because it works very well for chopping and dicing ingredients for larger meals.
If you prepare meals for one or two people and you are the type of foodie with a saucy inclination (for pastas and so on of course) this Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor will suit you. It has enough power for lighter ingredients and a large enough size for pasta sauces or preparing ingredients for larger recipes.
It is not a heavy duty food processor, nor is it a tiny handheld blender. It is the perfect in-between fit for everyday use.