Cuisinart FP-8SV – Best Value for The Money

OVERALL RATING

  • CAPACITY 99%
  • EASE OF USE 95%
  • APPEARANCE 91%

PROS

– Great performance
–  Dishwasher safe parts
– Decent 350-watt motor
– Reversible cutting discs and blades
– Easy maintenance

CONS

– Lid sealing issues
– Inefficient food processing
– Average cup capacity

Food processors are generally considered as being an indispensable part of any kitchen. Thankfully there are so many models on the market to choose from and almost anyone can find a model that meets their requirements. This is one of those more basic models that come with an attractive price and still, offers decent albeit basic functionality.

Overall, this food processor comes with a good feature set that doesn’t make you break the bank. The low motor power rating shouldn’t prove to be an issue as it performs well enough on all types of foods. It effortlessly cuts through anything you throw at it. The best feature of the food processing unit is the healthy pulp that you can prepare each time in a matter of mere minutes. Keep on reading to learn how this model performs on our test and in real world usage scenarios.

The Specifications


  • DIMENSIONS: 7.6 x 9.6 x 15.2 inches

  • WEIGHT: 6 pounds

  • POWER OUTPUT: 450W

  • CAPACITY: 8 cups

Take this into consideration before your purchase

This is not a device that is lightweight and compact in size. It does feel and look premium although it comes at the price of portability. If you prefer using kitchen appliances that are easy to move around for convenience than you should possibly avoid this one. The design is attractive so it might look great in your kitchen as a permanently displayed item.

This model also requires you to prepare foods before processing. This isn’t the most convenient solution but after processing you can expect great results. We also have to point out that the lid is loose during operation so you need to monitor it at all times as it appears as it will pop out at any moment.

The positive side of this appliance is that is not loud during use. This makes using it great especially when you are preparing foods and meals for extended periods of time.

The Features


Strong enough motor is rated at 350 watts of power which might seem low but in our experience, it performs great. It chops, slices and grinds effortlessly when it comes to fruits and vegetables. We advise against using it to grind meat as it was not intended for such use. The reversible stainless steel blade and grinding disc perform great and reduce food into small bits very fast. You can expect that almost anything you put in it for cutting will get reduced into a fine state. Just make sure to prepare foods in smaller pieces before putting it inside the bowl for processing. We also have to point out that this is one of the quietest devices on our test. Thanks to the use of low power motor it never gets noisy during operation which will please those of you who do not like loud kitchen appliances.

Great cutting performance thanks to the blade design reduces various kinds of foods into a fine pulp. It’s always a good thing when a product manages to surprise us with a good power-to-performance ratio. At first, we were doubtful about its efficiency as it uses a low power motor. And yet the blades manage to chop, slice and grind anything that you throw at them. We believe that this is possible mostly to a great design. You can expect all of your foods to get processed into the finest pulp but do not expect fancy speed settings as this is a basic functionality model. It allows simple operation and great performance and that’s all there is to it. We like the simplicity and feel that this model might be a great choice as a first-time food processor for most people.

It’s easy to maintain and clean thanks to the clever design of each individually removable part. Every part except for the base is dishwasher washable. Dismantling the bowl, lid and feeder is an easy process which allows quick maintenance. We wish that the lid felt more secure since it tends to feel loose when the unit is working.

The design and build quality do not disappoint as the whole product feels premium and high quality. We appreciate the weight of the unit as being a confidence inducing sign of the quality of the parts. Also, note that this isn’t the most compact food processor on the market. While the design could be better for the price, we feel that in this case, the functionality came first. The extra weight will make moving it an uneasy matter so you should consider its size and weight before deciding to buy it. The included one-year warranty is standard and really nothing to write home about.

The Pros And Cons


Cuisinart FP-8SV isn’t the cheapest food processor around and we had high expectation for it. It certainly doesn’t disappoint although it could have included some extra functionality for the price.

N

PROS

– Great food processing performance

– Dishwasher-safe parts allow easy and quick maintenance

– Decent 350-watt motor performs good and runs quietly

– Reversible cutting discs and blades perform great

– Build quality feels premium

M

CONS

–  Lid sealing could have been better

– Inefficient blade performance for some types of foods

– The 8-cup capacity might be inadequate for some users

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The Conclusion


Overall, this is a product which does many things right and thankfully, comes with only a few minor disadvantages. We wish that it came with a higher cup capacity and that it performed equally great on all types of food. Perhaps we expect too much from a device in this price range since there are more affordable models that perform almost the same and cost much less. Nevertheless, this is still a high-quality food processor which performs great, feels premium and doesn’t cost a fortune. We feel that most of the potential customers will find it to perform great for most of their everyday food processing needs.