I bought this after missing out on a smaller floor sample a nearby store was selling. I'm happy that I missed out on the other one, as this one is great! (I had a bit of hesitation buying one this big, as this is my first food processor).
I find having the small bowl is a real help, as I often process a small amount for a salad dressing, etc. I have not found that both bowls need to be washed after the small one is used - the seal keeps liquids where they belong, and you can pull out the small bowl for pouring. I also have not had a problem with the seal getting dirty. It is easy to remove and reinstall, and easy to wash.
I can see how food or water might get into the lower handle after a while. I have not had a problem with that so far, though.
The performance of this unit it incredible. It is very quiet - when I use my blender, conversation stops, but when I use this you can hardly hear it running. Also, the motor seems like it will be big enough to handle anything I could throw at it.
I love this product so much! I decided to order one after seeing how the product works on the cuisinart website. The feature to make a dough is amazing, no need to kneel the dough anymore, no mess, mix butter and flour really well in seconds, seriously! save a lot of the time, baking and cooking make it easier.
my wife and I purchased our new food processor just over a month ago. This thing is amazing. We love how you can adjust the thickness of the slicing blade. It operates so quietly and does not strain to chop up anything. We freeze dry,can and preserve food so it gets used often. We are considering buying a second bowl and lid just so we can keep going without stopping to rinse the bowl. We also love the many accessories like the bowl reducer and the chute reducer for smaller loads as well as the blade holding case. This was a great purchase.
I bought this a few weeks ago to replace my Cuisinart I’d had for over 25 years. They r no longer making hat bowl and top. Machine still works. Lv this machine. Powerful. Especially Lv the adjustability if the slicing disk. Instead of. Multiple disks. Also Lv the reversible shredding disk coarse to fine. The extra work bowl has already come in handy. A keeper. Loved the price too
I bought this a few weeks ago and it works great. The little bowl is very handy as is the assessory holder. I use it almost daily. It’s powerful and quieter than expected. I only wish I had a spiral attachment available.