Cuisinart has been manufacturing Food Processors for over 40 years, and in that time has made innumerable changes to their design. Read on to figure out which Cuisinart food processor you have and how to find parts to fit it.
Cuisinart organizes their food processor models into ‘series’, and then, every few years, will debut a new version of a series. The series are determined by the capacity of the workbowl. For example, the 7 Series includes all DLC-7 models, of which there are a variety of versions (DLC-7E, DLC-7SP. DLC-7P, etc.), all of which have a 14 cup capacity workbowl. If you know which series you have, click on that series below to see the parts available for your machine. If you do not know which series you have, read on.
Ways to identify your model series:
On the lid (this method works best on newer versions)
On a flat lid: Turn the lid so that the ‘Cuisinart’ brand is facing you. Below that you will see the series printed (example: 8 Series).
On a lid with a feedtube: Turn the lid so that the ‘Cuisinart’ brand is facing you. Below that you will see the series model number printed (example: DLC-7).
**On a Miniprep lid, you will see the part serial number printed (example: DLC-2AWB)
On the base
At the front of the base: underneath the ‘Cuisinart’ brand name, the series model name may be printed in large block letters (eg: DLC-7 SUPER PRO, LITTLE PRO, HANDY CHOP). This method is more reliable with newer models of Cuisinart Food Processors.
On the underside of the base: flip the base over. You will see either a silver sticker with text or a raised imprint in the plastic. Underneath the ‘Cuisinart’ brand is the model number. The text is very small and can be difficult to read – you may want to use a magnifying glass to read the print.
On your parts
This is the most difficult way to identify your machine since the text is very small and imprinted in the plastic, and the numbers are printed on parts that may be used frequently, giving a high probability that the serial number may be scratched or unreadable.
This method is unreliable for amber-colored parts because Cuisinart did not consistently number their parts until they moved to using the modern clear gray plastic.
On the stem
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). You will see the series number etched into the metal (example: DLC-8) above the retractable metal prong.
On the 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). Look directly down into the bowl. The serial number is printed on the underside of the bowl, near the bottom of the handle. You are looking for a set of letters (either DLC or FP) followed by a dash (-) then three numbers.
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)
|X Series (DLC-X)||20 cups||DLC-X, DLC-XP, DLC-XPN|
|Miniprep (also called Handy Prep)||21 oz||DLC-1, DLC-1A, DLC-1TX, DLC-1BCH
CGC-2, DLC-2, DLC-2A