250-watt food processor with 3-cup plastic work bowl Chops and grinds with patented reversible stainless-steel blade Simple push-button control panel; durable, yet lightweight plastic body Dishwasher-safe bowl and lid for quick cleanup; spatula included Product Built to North American Electrical Standards Durable Product This little 250-watt workhorse comes in handy when a full-size food processor is unnecessary. The 3-cup work bowl is just right for making pesto or a salad dressing, and two receptacles in the lid have pinholes for one or two oils to stream into the bowl while the processor is blending a perfect emulsion. It's also ideal for chopping and grinding. Pressing the "chop" button deploys the sharp edge of Cuisinart's patented reversible blade to chop onions, herbs, or bread crumbs. Pressing the "grind" button whirls the blade in the other direction so its blunt side can grind nuts, coffee beans, or cheese. Compact at just 9 inches high and lightweight (it has a plastic body), the Mini Prep Plus can be tucked away in a cabinet, and the little spatula accompanying it goes into a drawer. It carries an 18-month warranty against defects. The plastic work bowl and lid are dishwasher-safe, but the stainless-steel blade should be hand washed to protect its edges. --Fred Brack
The Good: I love fresh homemade salsa, but I hated dirtying up my larger Cuisinart processor to make it, so I would rarely trouble myself before I found this one. I truly love it. It's so much easier to secure the lid and get blending right away, and I can do everything from chopping veggies to grinding my nuts into flour in order to make pastries.The Bad: It is very powerful, and can be too powerful at times, so you have to blend in shifts if you don't want certai..
I really like this mini food processor. I have a larger Cuisinart food processor as well, but since I am single I thought this smaller one would be a good choice for me. It is small enough that it minces garlic or ginger well and is a lot easier to use for that than my garlic press or mini-grater for this purpose. I do a lot of ethnic cooking and like to use whole spices like nutmeg, cumin seeds, szechuan peppers, ect., grinding them as I need them. ..