Cuisinart Elite Die-Cast Mini Prep, 4-Cup
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With its heavyweight die-cast housing and locking blade that won't slip off while you're pouring, the Mini-Prep is an amazingly powerful, space-saving way to make short work of small but time-consuming prep chores.
- Compact but powerful.
- Easy-to-clean electronic touch-pad controls.
- Razor-sharp stainless-steel auto-reversing blade lets you switch from Chop to Grind instantly.
- Use the Chop setting to mince nuts, garlic and herbs, and chop onions without tears.
- Use the Grind to pulverize spices and prepare pesto, sauces or spreads.
- BladeLock feature locks the blade securely into place while you're pouring ingredients from the bowl.
- Rugged die-cast-metal housing ensures stability and years of use.
- Dimensions & More Info
Food Processor includes:
- Chopping/grinding blade.
- Recipe book.
- Die-cast-metal housing.
- 5 1/2" x7 1/4" x 9 1/4" high.
- 4-cup cap.
- This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards.
- 4 lb.
- Made in China.
- Use & Care
- Removable parts are dishwasher safe.
- Wipe base clean with a damp cloth.
- Avoid harsh detergents and abrasive cleansers.
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- Panfried Falafel with Cumin and Garlic
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the chickpeas and cook until slightly softened but still very firm in the center, about 10 minutes. Drain the chickpeas and let cool slightly.
In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, onion, garlic and parsley and process until coarsely pureed. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the baking powder, cumin, the 3/4 tsp. salt and the red pepper flakes. Refrigerate the mixture until cold, about 1 hour.
In a large nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm about 1 Tbs. of the olive oil. With wet hands, shape 1/4-cup portions of the chickpea mixture into patties about 3 inches wide. Place 3 or 4 patties at a time in the pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes total. Repeat to shape and cook the remaining falafel, adding more olive oil to the pan as needed. Serve immediately. Makes 12 to 14 patties; serves 4.
Adapted from Williams Sonoma Eat Well, by Charity Ferreira (Oxmoor House, 2008).
Rated 1 out of 5 by Krissk from Limited application Purchased this in order to chop simple things as nuts, make bread crumbs, grated cheese etc. it requires you dice the product into such small dice that it makes it’s final step almost obsolete. It purées the nuts on the bottom and chops the ones on top, Can’t take the blade out for cleaning.Date published: 2019-02-18Rated 5 out of 5 by Junie411 from Great for small jobs I bought this small processor for small, quick chopping jobs. Great product. Performs well.Date published: 2019-02-16Rated 5 out of 5 by Marshie from Easy to use I love my new cruisinart. I had a old one and it ran it course. It’s easy to use and goes in the dishwasher when done.Date published: 2019-02-09Rated 5 out of 5 by Claudia65 from Handy Little Chopper I bought this chopper to replace some older models. It has a squared look making it sturdy & stays flat on the surface when running. The blade stays in when emptying contents. Nice size for small cooking projects.Date published: 2019-02-04Rated 4 out of 5 by Skaggs1224 from Small but just right I received this at Christmas, it is great for my cooking jobs!!Date published: 2019-02-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Barb A M from It is perfect for my needs! I am very pleased with this product! It does everything I wanted it to do and more! 8Date published: 2019-02-01Rated 5 out of 5 by LFB1 from Replace my old one I replaced my old one. I was excited to find the same kind because I love it!Date published: 2019-01-31Rated 4 out of 5 by Lynnsy from Wonderful appliance Truth be told, I was out to replace my 3-cup Cuisinart that I had used a great deal for many years (plastic parts were cracked and metal rusted). The store only showed the 4-cup and so I mistakenly thought that it had taken the place of the 3-cup. Although the smaller size was sufficient, I am enjoying the mixer stem that doesn't have to be removed when emptying the food from the cup. (I do find it a little difficult to remove for washing). Since I cook for 2 now, the extra cup size has replaced my need for using my larger Cuisinart.Date published: 2019-01-31
Does this food processor have other disks (e.g., for shredding)?Hi Elaine, The Mini Prep does not include any discs. It only comes with the SmartPower® Blade with BladeLock System.Date published: 2018-12-06