Cuisinart Model

How To Identify Your Cuisinart Model

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. 

Cuisinart Food Processors

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:

Series Number Workbowl Serial Number
DLC-7 Series
DLC-005A, dlc-005AGTX-1
DLC-7 Series, 2014 version
DLC-8 Series
DLC-8 Series, 2011 version
DLC-10 Series
FP-631AGTX, FP-631ATX-1
DLC-10 Series, 2007 version
DLC-2007WB, DLC02007WB-1, DLC-2007WBN-1
DLC-X Series

We sell parts for the following series:

Series Name/Number Workbowl Capacity Model Numbers in this Series More Info:
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-2011 (Oval Base) DFP-11, EV-11PC7
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
Miniprep (also called Handy Prep)
21 oz