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Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup CH4-MR Review

The Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder (Model#CH4-MR) is a small size food processor designed to handle a variety of light duty food preparation tasks with ease. Despite being one of the smallest equipments in the Cuisinart® lineup of kitchen appliances, this device has adequate power, surprising speed and a tenacity to chomp down whatever pre-processing tasks you can throw at it.

Perfect for People Who…

The Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder is perfect for people who loves to cook for a small batch of people. Kick up your pre-processing tasks a notch with its high speed motor that brings powerful performance. Its space saving design coupled with good looks can also make it a complementary kitchen appliance to have for anyone’s kitchen counter as it is available in colors of metallic red, metallic pink, die-cast, white and black. If performance and good looks is what you want in a kitchen appliance, then it should be a Cuisinart.

Looks and Feel…

The Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup CH4-MR is actually a mighty mite in the compact category despite its seemingly petite demeanor. Its sleek design starts with the square base that houses the powerful high-speed 250W motor which is made using high quality stainless-steel housing material giving it a sturdy weight of 14 pounds. When completely assembled measures in at just 7.8″ x 5.5″ x 9.5″. It also has an easy to use touchpad controls that comes with two simple settings – chop and grind – so even newbies will never have to worry about which is the right button to push. All removable parts are dishwasher safe and it includes the following: BPA-free 4-cup capacity work bowl with handle, SmartPower® blade, and spatula. A recipe/instruction book is also included together with a 2-year limited warranty.

Exclusive BladeLock System

The BladeLock safety feature of the Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder keeps the blade securely in place during processing and pouring.

Space Saving Feature

Not all kitchens have the same set-up thus with its compact frame, the Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder is a truly welcome addition to those who have limited space for additional kitchen appliances.

Patented SmartPower™ Blade

The Cuisinart patented SmartPower™ blade of the Elite Collection 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder has an auto-reversing ability with one side having a sharp edge for the delicate chopping/puree process of soft foods while the other has a blunt reverse for grinding hard textured ingredients

Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup CH4-MR Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Compact frame
  • Intuitive features
  • Easy to assemble, use and clean
  • Simple yet modern design concept

Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup CH4-MR Cons

  • A tad heavy for a small machine
  • Has limited capacity thus not intended for large servings/li>


The Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup CH4-MR is one of those rare pre-processing devices that comes in an array of lively colors that can give life to anyone’s kitchen. But its looks alone is actually not the major selling point as this little beast of a machine has the speed and optimal power to do light duty food processing tasks making it a worthy purchase for those looking for a no-nonsense food processor.

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