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Cuisinart Elite Mini Prep Food Processor, 4-Cup

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Cut down food-preparation time with the Cuisinart Elite Mini-Prep Food Processor with 4-cup work bowl. With its heavyweight and durable die-cast housing and a locking blade that will not slip off during pouring, the Cuisinart Mini makes short work of small but time-consuming food prep tasks such as mincing garlic and nuts and preparing sauces. Its compact design makes it an ideal alternative to full-size food processors for mini-size batches.


  • Easy-to-clean electronic touch-pad controls.
  • Razor-sharp stainless-steel blade.
  • Rugged die-cast metal housing ensures stability and years of use.
  • 4-cup capacity BPA-free plastic work bowl.


  • Small yet powerful food chopper ideal for prep jobs under 4 cups.
  • Auto-reversing blade lets you switch from Chop to Grind instantly.
  • Chop setting quickly minces nuts, garlic and herbs and chops onions.
  • Grind setting quickly pulverizes spices and prepare pesto, sauces or spreads.
  • BladeLock feature locks the blade securely into place while you're pouring ingredients from the bowl.
  • Work bowl and blade disassemble easily from base for cleaning in the dishwasher.
Dimensions & More Info


  • Chopping/grinding blade
  • Spatula
  • Recipe book


  • Plastic housing.
  • 5 1/2" x7 1/4" x 9 1/4" high.
  • 3-cup cap.
  • 250W.
  • 2 lb. 12 oz.
  • This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards.
  • Made in China.


Use & Care


  • Use the Chop setting for mincing nuts, garlic and herbs, and for chopping onions without tears.
  • Use the Grind setting to pulverize spices and prepare pesto, sauces or spreads.
  • Always operate on a level surface.


  • Removable parts (work bowl, blade and spatula) are dishwasher-safe.
  • Wipe base clean with a damp cloth.

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  • 3 to 4 Tbs. pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 to 3 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 10 to 15 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 1⁄2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup grated pecorino cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


In work bowl of Cuisinart mini food processor, combine the pine nuts and garlic. Process to chop coarsely. Add about half of the basil and process to chop coarsely. Add the remaining basil, the parsley and olive oil and process on Grind until a thick green sauce forms. If the sauce is too thin, add more basil or parsley; if it is too thick, add more olive oil.

Add the cheeses to work bowl and season with salt and pepper. Process briefly. Pour into a glass jar or other container and top with a thin layer of olive oil to prevent the surface from discoloring. Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Makes 12 servings.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series, Vegetable, by Marlena Spieler (Simon & Schuster, 2002).