The lid placement is so much easier on this processor. The buttons do not take excessive pressure to operate. So nice. I use it almost daily. I hated having to get the old processor out of the cupboard. Instead I would just chop everything by hand. The cleanup is much easier too.
Because of arthritis in my hands, I couldn't open and close my old food processor & chose this one because of the push button lid. I've only used it a few times, but I can open and close it by myself. I do have a little difficulty dialing the thickness on the blade but can do it with the help of a rubber gripper. I didn't realize that it's a bit taller than my previous Cuisinart and am still trying to find a convenient place to store it in my kitchen. It doesn't quite fit under my upper cabinets but all in all I am happy with my purchase. I am not a baker (except for pies dough that I haven't yet made) but I like the convenience of chopping and slicing. For me, the place to wind the cord underneath is worthless because it is too heavy to do it. It would be more helpful on the back or if retractable.
I am very happy with the way this food processor has saved me hours of prep time. Still amazed at how fast I can have sliced anything, including onions, in whatever shapes or sizes I dial in.
This is my third food processor from Cuinart. The first I purchased in the late ‘80s and loved it. The was one was a gift received three years ago and I loved it. Unfortunately a small piece of plastic broke on the food chute and eventually required replacement. The replacement food chute only worked once and thus the third purchase of this model. This particular model is wonderful as the blade locks into the bowl, enabling easy pouring of contents from the bowl. It also has a seal on the lid to prevent spillage when pureeing. The adjustable slicing blade and the machine’s power were the final reasons for buying yet another Cuisinart. Great product so far.
For years my wife was after me to get a food processor but I kept procrastinating. We recently ordered one and I was totally amazed on how well it works. Be careful, however, it works so fast that you will want to keep chopping and slicing and then realize you have too much food processed.
The interlock fails unless I push it down hard or pound it. It eventually failed so I am donating it to charity