My old food processor recently kicked the bucket, and after finding a good deal on the Cuisinart Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor online, I decided to splurge a little. Man, am I glad I did!!! I am telling you right now that the Cuisinart Pro is the absolute, hands-down, best food processor I have ever owned. In addition to coming in handy in making meal prep go more quickly and easily, and being great for producing items such as homemade pesto, the Cuisinart Pro does so much more. I have used it to make the filling for PERFECT cheesecakes, and have been able to use it to chop ice and nuts, and items my previous food processors would have balked at. The only downside of the Cuisinart Pro is the ease of cleaning. There are numerous parts which need to be cleaned individually, and it's a touch annoying to reassemble everything ... but then on top of that, some parts don't come off at all - so you can't stick them in the dishwasher, and have to haul the think over to the sink, while making very careful not to get the cord wet. However, small price to pay for the best food processor of all time!