Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini Prep Plus 3-Cup 250-Watt Food Processor
In my latest product review installment I’ve decided to review my favorite kitchen tool: the Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini Prep Plus 3-Cup 250-Watt Food Processor! Gosh, I am gushing just thinking about this mini food processor. It has seriously changed my cooking life forever.
My husband and I received this great little Cusinart Mini Food Processor as a wedding gift last summer. It was on our registry list, along with many other kitchen appliances and goodies. My mom has a Cusinart Mini Food Processor like
this and has raved about it. My brother owns one, too. So I guess I was naturally the next in line in the family to get one.
Before we had a food processor I would cut and chop everything by hand in our kitchen. Yes, by hand. I would get out my cutting board and knife and get to work. I would chop everything by hand – garlic, spinach, peppers, carrots, you name it. And I am not a great vegetable chopper. At all. So most of the time these tasks would take me at least 20-30 minutes and whatever I chopped up was always lacking in the proper consistency that I was hoping for. I would say blah, but I didn’t ever know there was another alternative. I just thought this was the way it was and was why so many people dislike cooking. Silly, silly me!
Enter the Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini Prep Plus 3-Cup 250-Watt Food Processor. We plugged it in and within seconds of the first use, I knew my kitchen life was going to be changed forever. I put in a clove of garlic, hit the chop button and WACK WACK – perfectly chopped garlic in less than 3 seconds. This, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
The food processor also has a grind button, which is very helpful when you are mixing things that tend to be more coarse. It can make softer foods get a bit soupy and liquidy, so make sure that is your intention before you grind like crazy. It’s also really easy to clean, which is a huge plus for me. The only pieces are the top, the cup, the blade, and the base. It’s super easy to wash out and you can reuse multiple times within a cooking session.
I use our Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini Prep Plus 3-Cup 250-Watt Food Processor for everything. And I mean everything. When I did the Whole 30 this past January, this mini food processor was a godsend. I used it to chop veggies to prepare in dishes, chop garlic, onions, and even make salad dressing. In fact, I even put this mini food processor and one of my top 30 items on whole 30:
And more recently, I’ve included the Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini Prep Plus 3-Cup 250-Watt Food Processor in my new Fit & Awesome Store under Kitchen Tools. All the items in the store link out to Amazon – it’s just a curated list of items I’ve found to be useful to me in my health and fitness journey.
The only thing I have to say about the Cusinart mini food processor is that I wish it was just a tad bit bigger. Even a 4 cup size would make a huge difference. We don’t have a very big kitchen so storage is an issue which is why we have not upgraded yet. Sometimes when we are making larger dishes we have to run this thing for two rounds, but honestly it is so easy that I don’t even mind. I can see us eventually upgrading to a larger version, but for right now this one will do just fine. We are so thankful to our wonderful friends and family who gave us such beautiful wedding presents like this awesome Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini Prep Plus 3-Cup 250-Watt Food Processor.
Hope you find this review useful. August product review month continues!
If you are interested in learning more about the Cusinart Mini Food Processor, the links to purchase on Amazon are below. It comes in a bunch of different fun colors:
What about you? Do you use a food processor? Have you found it to be a kitchen / cooking life saver as much as I have? Post in the comments and let me know!
I was just thinking about how I really want one of these smaller processors. I have the big Cuisinart but sometimes that’s just too much to haul out for cooking.
This little one is perfect and doesn’t take up much space at all. Highly recommend!
They now have the 4 cup version and I wonder if the 4 cup bowl will fit the 3 cup base.
Hmm, I’m not sure. If you end up trying it out let me know.