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Cuisinart® Story

Before the Cuisinart came the Robot Coupe, a machine invented in the 1960s by French catering company salesman, Pierre Verdon. He sought to find a way to reduce the number of man hours spent dicing onions, blending dressing, and grinding spices by hand. Unlike traditional blenders that required liquids to incorporate ingredients, the Robot Coupe had a shallow, wide bowl that didn't need extra liquid.

Verdon scaled down the machine for home use and called it Le Magi-Mix, a huge hit in France. Carl Sontheimer, an American engineer raised in France, spotted the Magi-Mix at a French trade show in 1971 and recognized its potential in the American market.

Sontheimer redesigned the machine, adding safety mechanisms and improving the chopping disks and blades, and called his model the Cuisinart. When it was initially introduced in 1973, it was poorly received, viewed as little more than an overpriced blender. However, with endorsements by culinary celebrities James Beard, Julia Child, and Craig Claiborne, the public's perceptions radically changed.

Claiborne deemed the Cuisinart "perhaps the best food invention since toothpicks." Beard wrote an entire cookbook around it, while Child rewrote recipes around "the wonderful F.P. machine" that enabled "every one of us to make perfect pastry dough every time." Suddenly sales skyrocketed and the Cuisinart became a staple of American kitchens everywhere.

Within a decade, Cuisinart introduced seven new models, each with a larger capacity work bowl and a stronger, more efficient motor. Since then, Cuisinart has continued to introduce innovative products for American kitchens, from coffeemakers and toasters to mixers, blenders, and ice cream makers. Their mission remains to introduce people not just to products, but to a passion for good cooking.

 

About Cuisinart® Products

Chef's Classic Stainless-Steel Cookware

Unsurpassed heat distribution: The 18/10 mirror finish stainless-steel exterior, with aluminum core encapsulated, heats quickly and spreads heat evenly and eliminates hot spots.

Superior Cooking Surface: The 18/10 stainless-steel cooking surface does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors.

Cool Grip Handles: Riveted for strength and durability, the stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop and ensure safe and comfortable handling.

Drip-Free Pouring: The rim is smoothly tapered to eliminate drips and spills while pouring.

Flavor Lock Lids: The tight-fitting stainless-steel covers seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results.

Versatile Performance: Oven-safe to 550 F, safe for use on stovetop, in oven, or under broiler. Also freezer-safe for easy storage and dishwasher-safe.


Chef's Classic Nonstick Stainless-Steel Cookware

Quantanium® Nonstick Cooking Surface: The patented titanium-reinforced nonstick interiors provide lasting food release, healthy nonfat cooking options, and easy cleanup.

Unsurpassed Heat Distribution: The 18/10 mirror finish stainless-steel exterior with aluminum core encapsulated heats quickly and spreads heat evenly and eliminates hot spots.

Cool Grip Handles: Riveted for strength and durability, the solid stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop and ensure safe and comfortable handling.

Drip-Free Pouring: The rim is smoothly tapered to eliminate drips and spills while pouring.

Tempered Glass Cover: The Clear Vue, break-resistant glass covers let you monitor food as it cooks. Lids fit tight to seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results.

Versatile Performance: Oven-safe to 550 F, safe for use on stovetop, in oven, or under broiler. Also freezer-safe for easy storage and dishwasher-safe.


Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard Anodized Cookware

Hard Anodized Exterior: Harder than stainless-steel, the cookware exterior is dense, nonporous, and highly wear-resistant for extra durability and professional performance.

Quantanium® Nonstick Interior: The patented titanium-reinforced nonstick cooking surface provides lasting food release, healthy nonfat cooking options, and easy cleanup.

Unsurpassed Heat Distribution: The pure aluminum core heats quickly and spreads heat evenly. Eliminates hot spots.

Cool Grip Handles: Riveted for strength and durability, the solid stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop and ensure safe and comfortable handling.

Drip-Free Pouring: The rim is smoothly tapered to eliminate drips and spills while pouring.

Flavor Lock Lids: The tight-fitting stainless-steel covers seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results.

Versatile Performance: Oven-safe to 550 F, safe for use on stovetop, in oven, or under broiler. Also freezer-safe for easy storage and dishwasher-safe.


MultiClad Pro Stainless-Steel Cookware

Triple-Ply Construction: The three superior layers include a pure aluminum core with Heat Surround technology for fast heating throughout, an easy-care 18/10 brushed stainless-steel exterior, and an 18/10 non-reactive stainless-steel interior.

Unsurpassed Heat Distribution: Pure aluminum core with Heat Surround technology heats quickly, spreads heat evenly and eliminates hot spots.

Superior Cooking Surface: The 18/10 stainless-steel cooking surface does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors.

Cool Grip Handles: Riveted for strength and durability, the solid stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop and ensure safe and comfortable handling.

Drip-Free Pouring: The rim is smoothly tapered to eliminate drips and spills while pouring.

Flavor Lock Lids: The tight-fitting, stainless-steel lids seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results.

Versatile Performance: Oven-safe to 550 F, safe for use on stovetop, in oven, or under broiler. Also freezer-safe for easy storage and dishwasher-safe.


Cuisinart French Classic Tri-Ply Nonstick Stainless-Steel Cookware

Superior Craftsmanship: Expertly manufactured in France.

Professional Triple Ply Stainless-Steel: Pure aluminum core is bonded between 18/10 stainless-steel to optimize heat conductivity and durability.

Polished Stainless-Steel: Polished 18/10 stainless-steel in both the exterior and interior ensures superior cooking performance.

Exceptional Heat-Surround Technology: Allows heat to be distributed evenly along the bottom and sidewalls of the cookware, delivering quick and even heating without hot spots.

Stay-Cool Stainless-Steel Handles: Elegant, wide-grip stainless-steel riveted handles remain cool and provide a comfortable grip. Thumb rest provides smooth control.

Tight-Fitting Lids: Stainless-steel lids seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results every time. Easy-grip cover handle offers safe convenience.

Versatile Performance: Oven-safe to 550 F, safe for use on stovetop, in oven, or under broiler. Also freezer-safe for easy storage and dishwasher-safe.

Induction Ready: Induction-ready stainless-steel exterior is suitable for use on induction and all other stove tops including gas, ceramic, glass, electric and halogen.

Cuisinart French Classic Tri-Ply Nonstick Stainless-Steel: Cookware features the Eterna professional nonstick cooking surface that ranks as the "world's longest lasting nonstick" cookware interior. Safe in the oven up to 500  F, but not safe for broiler use.


Cuisinart Green Gourmet Tri-Ply Nonstick Stainless-Steel Cookware

Exclusive Ceramica Nonstick Technology: Ceramica nonstick cooking interior is ceramic-based and petroleum-free so the cookware manufacturing reduces oil consumption and preserves ecosystems. =

Healthier Cooking: Ceramica nonstick surface is completely PTFE- and PFOA-free to ensure no harmful chemicals are transferred to foods. Nonstick cooking surface eliminates the need to add oil or butter.

Energy-Saving Construction: Professional tri-ply construction features an aluminum alloy core bonded to a stainless-steel interior and exterior. Hard anodized interior with Ceramic nonstick surface heats quickly, saving energy to reach desired cooking temperatures.

Versatile Performance: Cookware design is suitable for all stove tops. Brushed stainless-steel exterior is magnetic induction-ready.

Classic Stainless-Steel: Brushed stainless-steel exterior delivers a professional look and exceptional performance.

Stay-Cool: Handle-Riveted stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop.

Eco-Friendly: GreenGourmet cookware combines superior cooking performance with eco-friendly materials. Handles are made from 70% recycled stainless-steel.


About Cuisinart® Electrics

Food Processors & Accessories: Powerful motors, touchpad controls, chopping/mixing blades, slicing/shredding discs, roomy work bowls, dough blades, and easy cleanup all make Cuisinart the leading choice in food processors worldwide.

Coffee Makers & Accessories: Whether you're a dedicated coffee drinker or someone who enjoys deliciously fresh coffee on occasion, Cuisinart offers a variety of coffee makers and accessories to satisfy your tastes and your taste buds.

Blenders: Cuisinart's powerful blenders effortlessly crush ice, blend shakes and smoothies, purée soups, and more. Easy-wipe push-button controls and dishwasher-safe parts make clean-up a breeze.

Toasters & Ovens: Cuisinart's state-of-the-art toasters and ovens are designed for everyday enjoyment, with user-friendly electronics and space-efficient silhouettes.

Waffle Makers: For consistently crisp golden brown waffles in fun shapes and sizes, Cuisinart offers a variety of waffle maker options, all in stainless-steel with precision shade control settings and nonstick baking plates.

Specialty Electrics: Cuisinart has developed a wide array of high-performance appliances for the home kitchen, including an electric skillet, rice cooker, ice cream makers, popcorn maker, slow cooker, griddler, and breadmaker.


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