Updated 16 Aug 2017

Cuisinart

FP-14DCA Elite 14 Cup Food Processor

Snapshot: The Cuisinart FP-14DCA Elite 14 Cup Food Processor food processor has 2 speeds and a storage box for attachments. How does it rate?

FP-14DCA Elite 14 Cup Food Processor
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$999

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Test results

Overall score
84
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results in our carrot-slicing test.
  • Excellent results in our breadcrumb-chopping test.
  • Excellent results in our cheese-grating test.
  • Excellent results in our pastry-kneading test.
  • Excellent results in our mayonnaise-making test.
  • Storage box for all attachments.
  • Adjustable slicing blade with six thicknesses.
  • Double feed-chute.
  • Reversible blades.
  • Dishwasher safe (top shelf only).
  • Unit is stable on the bench when processing.
  • Comes with large, medium and small processing bowls.
  • Comprehensive instructions with recipes.
  • 20-year warranty on motor.
  • 2 speeds.

But

  • Pusher and blade attachments can be fiddly to clean.
  • Some blades are accessible by hand through the chute.
  • Heavy.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (60%): Based on how well the food processors performed across a range of processing tasks: slicing carrots, chopping breadcrumbs, grating cheese, kneading pastry and emulsifying mayonnaise. If a processor has a blender attachment, we puree soup. If it has a mini-processor we make pesto and curry paste. These additional tests don’t contribute to our overall score.

Ease of use (40%): We also looked at how easy it was to use the controls, read the labels, lock and release the bowls and attachments, and clean and store the unit.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$999
Style
Standard

Specifications

Power (watts)
1400
Weight (kg)
8.4
Maximum bowl capacity (L)
2.6 - Also has smaller-sized bowls
H x W x D (cm)
44 x 21 x 28

Features

Double feed-chute
Yes
Dishwasher safe
Yes - top shelf only
Blender attachment
No
Dough blade
Yes
Slicing blade - fine
Yes
Slicing blade - coarse
Yes
Parmesan blade
No
Whisk
No
Mini processor
Yes
Citrus press
No
Centrifugal juicer
No
Reversible blades
Yes

More Info

Notes
Processor blade performs better than dough blade for pastry.
Availability
-

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