Cuisinart Food Processor
"The food processor seems like a simple thing but it is one of a collection of simple things that allows me to fulfill many different roles. I am a mother who is very particular about the home cooked foods I serve my family every day. The time saved in the kitchen (and elsewhere in the home) allows me to pursue my professional interests, which I am passionate about, on a
full-time basis. I get great emotional satisfaction knowing that my family can "savor the good life" even though I don't spend all my time in the home!"
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"1973: With great expectations, the Sontheimers unveil the 'Food Processor' at the National Housewares Exposition in Chicago.
"1974: Determined to make the product a kitchen staple, Sontheimer starts improving the discs and blades. He mixes eggs into a puff shell dough in 15 seconds instead of 15 minutes, chops a pound of meat in less than 60 seconds, and creates flavored spreads, pastries and dough faster and with less cleanup than ever before.
"1975: Sontheimer takes his new techniques and machine to such food authorities as James Beard, Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, Jacques Pépin and Helen McCully. Their accolades, plus stories praising the machine in Gourmet, The New York Times and other major publications, help establish Cuisinart as a worthwhile investment for serious home cooks."