How to Identify Your Cuisinart Model
Everyone, even the most inexperienced home cook, is familiar with the Cuisinart brand. This company has been building high-quality kitchen appliances for over 40 years — and (fun fact) it all started with a food processor.
Cuisinart first introduced the U.S. to the electric food processor at the 1973 Chicago World’s Fair. That initial appliance made Cuisinart a household name, and the company has never stopped trying to improve their (already great) product. There have been several different types (or “series”) of food processors sold in stores over the years… which can make finding replacement parts for yours a little challenging.
Kitchen Works USA offers replacement parts for a variety of Cuisinart food processor series, so you are sure to find the right replacement parts for your machine. However, before you start shopping, you should figure out which food processor you’re using.
If you know which series you have, click on that series below to see the parts available for your machine. However, if you’re not sure which type of food processor you’re using, here are a few quick tips to help you find your model series.
Ways to Identify Your Cuisinart Food Processor Model Series:
Based on Capacity
One of the simplest ways to determine which series your food processor belongs to is to check your work bowl capacity. Cuisinart determines a series by the size of the bowl; for example, all processors in the 7 Series have a 17-cup capacity bowl, while the 10 Series has a 7-cup bowl. If you know how much your food processor can hold, you’ll be able to tell which series your food processor came from.
However, please keep in mind that this method ONLY tells you the series, not the specific model. If you are planning on replacing your food processor completely and you want to stick with the same series, capacity is an easy way to narrow down your search. However, if you’re looking for a replacement part for your specific model, you’ll need to look a little further.
On the Lid
Your food processor’s lid is the easiest way to find the model number on newer models (so don’t use this method on the 1980s processor you inherited from grandma). To find your series model, simply turn the lid until you see the “Cuisinart” brand logo. Voila — the series will be printed just below the logo!
It is important to mention that different types of lids will yield different information about your food processor. If your food processor has a flat lid, you’ll see the series number printed below the logo (example: 8 Series). If you’re using a lid with a feedtube, you’ll see the series model number printed (example: DLC-7). And if you have a Miniprep lid, you will see the part serial number (example: DLC-2AWB).
If the lid doesn’t give you the specific information you need, don’t worry: there are other ways to identify your Cuisinart model.
On the Base
Some Cuisinart models print the series model name (e.g., DLC-7 SUPER PRO, LITTLE PRO, HANDY CHOP) at the front of the base, below the “Cuisinart” logo. Once again, this is most common with newer Cuisinart Food Processors, so don’t worry if your machine doesn’t bear its name on the base.
Another way to check the model series is by flipping the base over. There should be a silver sticker or raised lettering on the underside of the base. This sticker or lettering should include the Cuisinart brand name, as well as the model number. Just remember that the text on these stickers is very small and can be difficult to read. You might want to have a magnifying glass handy!
On the Bowl
You can also find your food processor model number by looking into your work bowl. Remove your bowl from the base of your machine and hold the handle in front of you (like you’re holding a bouquet of flowers). From there, look directly down into the bowl near the bottom of the handle. You should see a set of letters (either DLC or FP) followed by a dash (-) then three numbers printed on the bowl.
On the Stem
The food processor stem can also provide you with your machine’s model number. To find it, remove your stem from the machine base and remove any metal disc that may be attached. Turn the stem over (so that the half-moon shaped part is facing up). The series number will be etched into the metal (example: DLC-8) above the retractable metal prong.
On Your Parts
You can also find the model number for your food processor on any of the parts that came with the machine. Admittedly, this is the most difficult way to identify your machine model number. as the number is imprinted in the plastic in very small print. It may be too small for you to read — and, if you use your food processor frequently, the number might be scratched off or otherwise damaged.
It’s also difficult to identify your model series through this method if you are using amber-colored parts. Cuisinart did not consistently number their parts until they moved to using clear gray plastic, so there is a chance that your parts won’t be numbered at all with an older food processor! Even if you do spot a serial number on one of your parts, it’s best to use one of the other methods listed above to double check.
Once you’ve identified the Cuisinart Food Processor model you have, visit our online store to find replacement parts that will suit your specific machine. Your food processor will be back up and running before you know it!
Use this chart to match your bowl's serial number to a series number:
Workbowl Serial Number
|DLC-7 Series||DLC-005A, dlc-005AGTX-1|
|DLC-7 Series, 2014 version||DLC-2014WB|
|DLC-8 Series||DLC-865AGTX, DLC-865ATX|
|DLC-8 Series, 2011 version||DLC-2011WB|
|DLC-10 Series||FP-631AGTX, FP-631ATX-1|
|DLC-10 Series, 2007 version||DLC-2007WB, DLC02007WB-1, DLC-2007WBN-1|
We sell parts for the following series:
|7 series (DLC-7)
Includes 'Custom 14' or 'Deluxe 14'
|14 cups||DLC-7, DLC-7E, DLC-7M, DLC-7P, DLC-7S, DLC-7 Super Pro, DLC-7FC
DLC-2011 (Oval Base)
DFP-14, DFP-14N (Square Base)
|8 Series (DLC-8)
Includes 'Custom 11' or 'Deluxe 11'
|11 cups||DLC-8, DLC-8F, DLC-8E, DLC-8PLUS, DLC-8S
DLC-2011 (Oval Base)
|10 Series (DLC-10)
Includes 'Prep 7'
|7 cups||DLC-10, DLC-10E, DLC-10P, DLC-10S
DLC-2007 (Oval Base)