Cuisinart Press Releases

Cuisinart® Mini-Prep® Plus™ Processor Combines Innovative Features with Compact Convenience

STAMFORD, CT - June 2003 Cuisinart, a leading supplier of culinary appliances and professional quality cookware, has unveiled the Mini-Prep® Plus™ Processor, model no. DLC-2A, featuring a new European design and a specially designed blade for extra convenience in small food preparation tasks.

The product, which was designed in Italy, reflects the same look as Cuisinart's newly launched PowerPrep Plus™, the company's first redesign of its food processor. The DLC-2A has touchpad controls, which allow for easy cleaning and give consumers a new look for the kitchen.

The Mini-Prep® Plus™ Processor is the perfect kitchen helper for all small food preparation tasks, from finely chopping herbs or bread crumbs to finely grinding hard cheese. The versatility of the product lies in the Auto Reversing SmartPower™ Blade, which makes it quicker and easier for consumers to chop and grind foods. With just the touch of a button, consumers can select the "Chop" function for soft foods, such as onions or herbs, or the "Grind" function for hard foods like peppercorns, nutmeg and hard cheese. The end result--consumers can prepare small quantities of food more quickly and efficiently than ever before.

The Mini-Prep® Plus™ Processor takes up a minimum amount of counter space, yet offers a multitude of product benefits, including more power than other choppers. The Mini-Prep® Plus™ Processor has a large 3-cup capacity work bowl, which is transparent. The cover has two small holes which allow for liquids to be added while the machine is running, and easily locks onto the unit. Both the work bowl and cover are durable and dishwasher safe. Other convenience features are the cord wrap and four non-skid feet for greater stability on the countertop. Cuisinart's Mini-Prep® Plus™ Processor also comes with a spatula and has an 18-month limited warranty.

Suggested Retail Price: $60.00
Everyday Price: $39.95
Availability: Currently available in white, brushed chrome, black and blue.


Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories. The company manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, "Savor the Good Life™." These products include cookware, hand blenders, hand mixers, coffeemakers, toasters and toaster ovens, as well as food processors, electric teakettles, kitchen textiles, scales and prep boards.