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Pros Good at mixing and shreddingBest at chopping, mixing, and shredding, easy to cleanGreat at pureeing and slicingGreat at mixing, chopping, and shreddingGreat at pureeing, good at chopping, inexpensive
Cons Average at chopping, little harder to cleanExpensiveNo adjustability of shredding or slicingFails at slicingLeaky, not the best at mixing, loud
Bottom Line Great for mixing things up when the elements have you insideChops up the competition, but at a high priceBest overall performing model for the priceSolid performer and great for those who's main use isn't slicingIt won't slice down the competition, but will chop up its price tag
Rating Categories Cuisinart... Breville Sous Chef... Cuisinart Custom 14 Braun... Hamilton Beach...
Chopping (20%)
5
9
6
7
7
Mixing (20%)
8
9
6
8
5
Pureeing (20%)
6
7
8
6
8
Shredding (15%)
7
8
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7
6
Slicing (15%)
6
7
7
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5
Cleaning (10%)
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8
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5
Specs Cuisinart... Breville Sous Chef... Cuisinart Custom 14 Braun... Hamilton Beach...
Model # FP-13DGM BFP800CBXL DFP-14BCNY FP 3020 70730
Bowl Size 13 Cup and
4 Cup mini bowl
16 Cup and
2.5 Cup mini bowl
14 Cup 8 Cup and 1 Cup mini bowl 10 Cup
Dimensions W: 8.25"
H: 16.5"
D: 10"
W: 8"
H: 11"
D: 18"
W: 7.75"
H: 15"
D: 10.75"
W: 14.5"
H: 13.5"
D: 9'
W: 10.5"
H: 15.5"
D: 8.5"
Measured Weight of Base 5 pounds 9 ounces 15 pounds 8 ounces 12 pounds 6 ounces 4 pounds 10 ounces 3 pounds 1 ounce
BPA Free Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes
Motor 550 Watt 1200 Watt 720 Watt 600 Watt 450 Watt
Speed Control High/Low/Pulse/Off On/Off/Pulse On/(Pulse/Off) Speed Selection/On/Off/Pulse High/Low/Pulse/Off
Cord Storage Internal Internal None External Cord Wrap Internal
Feet Smooth Rubber Smooth Rubber (Non-Skid) Smooth Rubber Textured Rubber Suction Cups
Decibels at 3ft 79 67.5 61.5 79 96
Mini Bowl Blade Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Accessory Storage Case Yes Yes No No No
Slicing Disc Adjustable to 8mm Adjustable to 8mm Non adjustable Non adjustable Non adjustable
Shredding Disc Fine and Medium Fine and Medium Medium Fine, Medium, and Grating Medium
Dough Blade Yes Yes No Yes No
Whipping Attatchment No Yes No Yes No
Citrus Juicer No No No Yes No
Dicing Kit Yes, with a cleaning tool No No No No
Build in Bowl Scraper No No No No Yes
French Fry Disc No Yes No Select Models No
Julienne Disc No Yes No No No
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