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Cuisinart vs. KitchenAid Food Processor

Cuisinart and KitchenAid are both big names in kitchen appliances; so, if you’re trying to decide between Cuisinart’s 11-cup Food Processor and KitchenAid’s 12-Cup Food Processor, here is a comparison of the two products that you might find helpful.


Cuisinart’s food processor has a 600-watt motor, while KitchenAid has a 700 watt, so you’re getting a little more power with the KitchenAid model.

Design and Colors

Cuisinart’s food processor has a wide mouth feed tube, called the Supreme feed tube, and the KitchenAid has two feed tubes in one–a wider tube with a narrow insert tube. Both machines have a control touch pad for easy wiping. KitchenAid’s food processor measures 8 1/4 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches deep and 15 1/8 inches high. Cuisinart’s machine measures 9 1/2 inches wide by 7 inches deep and 14 3/4 inches high, so the Cuisinart takes up slightly less counter spaces. However, the KitchenAid food processor holds one cup more.

The Kitchen Aid food 12-cup food processor is available in a variety of colors, including:

  • Chrome
  • White
  • Red
  • Empire Red
  • Onxy Black
  • Pink
  • Komen Pink

Cuisinart’s 11-cup food processor is available in

  • White
  • Die Cast
  • Black

Features and Accessories

The KitchenAid 12-cup food processor has some really great features. Its handy four-cup mini bowl and blade fits inside of the machine and allows you to use it as a mini grinder, for chopping small quantities. KitchenAid’s food processors comes with a multipurpose blade, a dough blade, a 2 mm fine slicing disc, a 4 mm medium slicing disk, a 4 mm medium shredding disc and a spatula/cleaning tool, which all fit inside a plastic accessory storage case.

Cuisinart’s 11-cup food processor comes with a shredding disc and a medium, 4 mm slicing disc, as well as a chopping/mixing blade and a metal dough blade, small and large pushers and a spatula.

Both machines include an instruction manual and recipe book. Cuisinart also throws in a how-to DVD.


The Cuisinart 11-cup food processor and KitchenAid 12-cup food processor are competitively priced.


Cuisinart does include a limited 3-year warranty on the entire unit, and a 10-year motor warranty. KitchenAid offers its Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty, which will replace a faulty item for one year after purchase.


While both food processors are excellent, we feel the KitchenAid 12-cup food processor is the winner. With the extra 1 cup capacity, 2 feed tubes in one, four cup mini bowl, the added accessories with storage case, and the wide variety of colors to match any decor, KitchenAid’s food processor has a lot to offer.

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