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Cuisinart Elite Die-Cast Mini Prep, 4-Cup

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Summary

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.
  • Spatula.
  • Recipe book.

Additional information

  • Die-cast-metal housing.
  • 5 1/2" x7 1/4" x 9 1/4" high.
  • 4-cup cap.
  • 220W.
  • 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

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).

 

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more challenge cutting. Chop instead. Made applesauce, and everyone loved the texture. Takes up very little space inside a cabinet. Easy to use and easy to clean. I love it. A friend ordered one. She has a problem with her hand and cutting fruits and vegetables into small pieces is something she cannot do. As do I. But now we have no problem.
    Date published: 2019-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing little machine I love my 4 cup Chopper/Grinder. I wish I had bought it a long time ago. I has made my life so much easier with chopping onions and garlic. Plus lots of other stuff.
    Date published: 2019-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for smaller tasks Great for those smaller tasks that “get lost” in a full sized food processor. Plenty of power and easy to use it has become one of our most used kitchen tools.
    Date published: 2019-10-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quapity Very fragile plastic lid. Got itbroken.Haven't used it all... Plus the return process is very compllicated.i will stick tokitchenaid.
    Date published: 2019-09-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice little chopper. This chopper does exactly what it says it does. Handy tool to have around.
    Date published: 2019-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mini Chopper Efficient and easy to use. Caution not to overload the bowl when chopping. This is my second mini chopper
    Date published: 2019-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuisinart Elite Chopper This was chosen on America’s Test Kitchen and I wasn’t disappointed! It’s the perfect size and weight for keeping in my upper cabinet... simple to use and clean!
    Date published: 2019-08-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Misleading info? Some reviews state unit is “die cast-“ leading one to believe the base is made of die cast metal, when in fact it appears to be injection molded plastic. Works great so far. Does what it’s supposed to do, like the blade lock feature! My biggest problem will be down sizing recipes to accommodate the size
    Date published: 2019-08-26
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  • What's the difference between this food processor and the Elemental?

    Asked by: Diane124
    Both the Cuisinart Elite Die-Cast Mini Prep and the Elemental chopper grinder have the same functions with the 4 cup bowl, the reversible motor and blade lock. However, the Elite has a heavier die cast metal housing, where the elemental is silver colored plastic.
    Answered by: Product Expert
    Date published: 2019-08-22

    Can I make peanut butter with this mini processor?

    Asked by: Jakki J
    Making peanut butter is quick and easy, you’ll never buy it from the store again. For a change, substitute walnuts or pecans for the peanuts. You can make ¾ cup with 1½ cups toasted peanuts.
    Answered by: Product Expert
    Date published: 2019-04-22

    Does this food processor have other disks (e.g., for shredding)?

    Asked by: Elaine
    Hi Elaine, The Mini Prep does not include any discs. It only comes with the SmartPower® Blade with BladeLock System.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-05-21
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