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SMARTPOWER DUET® Blender/Food Processor
INSTRUCTION
BOOKLET
BFP-703C
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
When using an electrical appliance,
basic safety precautions should always
be followed, including the following:
1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING.
2. To protect against the risk of
electrical shock, do not put motor
base of SmartPower Duet®
appliance in water or other liquid.
3. Close supervision is necessary
when any appliance is used by
or near children. Cuisinart does
not recommend the use of this
appliance by children.
4. Always unplug from outlet when
not in use, before putting on or
taking off parts, and before cleaning
or removing contents from blender
jar or food processor work bowl.
WARNING: Never put hands into
the blender jar/food processor work
bowl or container or handle the
blades with appliance plugged in.
5. Avoid contact with moving parts.
6. Do not operate any appliance
with a damaged cord or plug or
after the appliance malfunctions,
or is dropped or damaged in any
manner. Return appliance to
nearest Cuisinart service facility
for examination, repair, and/or
mechanical or electrical
adjustment.
7. The use of attachments, other than
those recommended by Cuisinart,
including canning or ordinary jars
not recommended or sold by
Cuisinart, may cause fire, electrical
shock, or risk of injury to persons.
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8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of
counter or table or touch hot
surfaces, which could damage the
cord.
10. Keep hands and utensils out of
jar/food processor work bowl
during use to reduce the risk of
severe injury to persons or
damage to blender itself. A
rubber or plastic spatula may be
used but must be used only when
the blender is turned OFF.
11. When motor base is in ON mode,
and LED lights are flashing or
glowing, do not touch cutting
assembly, interfere with blade
movement or remove blender
Jar cover. Accidentally touching
a speed button may activate
the blender.
12. BLADES ARE VERY SHARP.
HANDLE CAREFULLY.
Store out of reach of children.
13. To reduce the risk of injury, never
place chopping blade/cutting
assembly on base without the
blender jar or food processor
work bowl properly attached.
14. Always operate blender or food
processor with the cover in place.
15. Never leave your blender or food
processor unattended while
running.
16. When blending HOT liquids in
blender jar, remove measured pour
lid (center piece of cover) to
allow steam to escape.
17. Twist on locking ring firmly.
Injury can result if moving blades
accidentally become exposed.
18. Do not use an extension cord
with this unit. Doing so may result
in fire, electrical shock, or personal
injury.
19. Regarding your cord set: A
longer cord has been provided
so that you will have flexibility in
positioning your Cuisinart®
SmartPower Duet® Blender/Food
Processor near an electrical outlet.
Exercise care when using the
longer cord to avoid entangling or
tripping over the cord. The longer
cord should be arranged so that it
will not drape over the counter or
tabletop, where it can be pulled on
by children or tripped over. Excess
cord should be stored in the cord
storage area at the back of the
blender base to avoid injury caused
by the longer cord.
20. Be certain the food processor
cover is securely locked in place
before operating appliance. Never
operate without the cover locked
securely in place.
21. Do not attempt to defeat the
food processor cover interlock
mechanism.
22. Never feed food into processor by
hand. Always use the food pusher.
23. Make sure the blade or disc has
come to a full stop before
removing cover.
24. This food processor attachment is
to be used only with Cuisinart®
SPB-7 series blenders. Do not use
with any other manufacturer's
blender base.
This appliance is intended for
household use only.
25. Wash the blender jar, food
processor work bowl, food
processor chopping blade, locking
ring, and covers before first use.
26. WARNING: TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL
SHOCK OR FIRE, DO NOT
REMOVE THE BASE PANEL.
NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS ARE INSIDE. REPAIR
SHOULD BE DONE ONLY BY
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
NOTICE:
This appliance has a polarized plug
(one prong is wider than the other). To
reduce the risk of electric shock, this
plug will fit into a polarized outlet only
one way. If the plug does not fit fully
into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not modify the plug in
any way.
Maximum rating of 350 watts is based
on the jar attachment that draws the
greatest power. Other recommended
attachments may draw significantly less
power.
UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . p.1
Place the gift box containing your
Cuisinart® SmartPower Duet® on a
flat, sturdy surface before unpacking.
Remove instruction booklet and other
printed materials from top of
corrugated insert. Next, remove the top
corrugated insert. Carefully lift blender
base from box and set aside. Carefully
remove slicing/shredding disc as it is
very sharp. Remove food processor
accessory. Remove the lower corrugated
insert containing the blender jar
assembly. Be careful not to tip the jar
when removing. Remove any additional
literature from the box. To assemble the
blender, follow the “Assembly”
instructions on page 4 of this
instruction booklet. Replace all
corrugated inserts in the box and save
the box for repackaging. See the
“Features and Benefits” section of this
booklet for a listing of all blender parts.
Unpacking Instructions . . . . . . . . p.2
Congratulations! You have purchased
two of Cuisinart's most versatile
appliances wrapped into one! The
SmartPower Duet® Blender/Food
Processor combines Cuisinart's
top-of-the-line 7-Speed Electronic
Blender with our legendary Cuisinart®
Food Processor.
Before using for the first time: Wash
all parts according to the “Cleaning
and Maintenance” section on page 5 of
this booklet to remove any dust or
residue.
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.2
Blender Features and Benefits . . p.2
Use and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.3
Blender Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . p.3
Blender Helpful Reminders. . . . . p.3
Blender Operation . . . . . . . . . . . p.4
Blender Quick Reference Guides p.4
Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . p.5
Do’s and Don’ts . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.5
Food Processor Features &
Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.6
Food Processor Getting Started . p.6
Food Processor Assembly for
Chopping, Puréeing & Mixing . . p.6
Slicing & Shredding . . . . . . . . . . p.7
Food Processor Operating
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.7
Chop, Purée & Mix . . . . . . . . . . p.7
Add Food While Processing . . . . p.8
Removing Processed Food . . . . . p.8
Preparing Foods for Food
Processing with Chopping Blade p.8
Slicing & Shredding. . . . . . . . . . . p.9
Preparing Foods for Slicing &
Shredding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.9
Recipe Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.9
As a blender, the SmartPower Duet®
Blender/Food Processor is the life of
the party, engineered with seven
speeds that let you purée, blend, mix,
stir, liquefy and more. One speed is
just for crushing ice, though ice can be
crushed perfectly at any of the settings.
You can make soups, salsas, thick and
delicious frozen drinks, baby foods,
etc. The blending capabilities are
endless!
Attach the workbowl and cover and
the Smartpower Duet® appliance
becomes a fully functioning Cuisinart®
classic food processor. Chop raw and
cooked foods, including meats, to any
consistency. The reversible
slicing/shredding disc and feed tube let
you make mountains of vegetables,
fruits and most cheeses in minutes.
This combination of Cuisinart's two
most versatile appliances into one
promises years of happy and healthy
food preparation.
As with all Cuisinart® appliances,
cleanup is quick and easy.
BLENDER FEATURES
AND BENEFITS
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Ice
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8c.
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1.
Cover
is easy to use. Just press on; no
turning or twisting required.
Tight-fitting seal resists leakage.
2.
2 oz. (50ml) Measured Pour Lid
allows you to measure and add
ingredients neatly without
removing the cover.
3.
40 oz. (1.25L) Glass Jar with
Dripless Pour Spout
has a unique, sturdy, widemouth
design and a dripless pour spout
for no mess pouring.
Cleaning and Storing . . . . . . . . . p.10
Recipes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.10
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . p.20
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7.
4.
Leakproof Rubber Gasket
(not shown)
holds the glass jar snugly in
position for safe operation.
5.
High-Quality Cutting
Assembly with Patented
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7.
is strong enough for all blender
tasks, including tough jobs, from
ice crushing to chopping delicate
herbs.
Note: Blades are very
sharp…handle carefully.
8c. Food Processor Button
Collar
9.
is self-aligning so that the glass
blender jar slides easily into
position, eliminating the
frustration of twisting and
turning the blender jar to lock
it into place.
10. Hidden Cord
Storage Compartment
(not shown)
Heavy Duty Motor Base
is so sturdy and stable, it will not
“walk” on your counter – even
during ice crushing! The motor is
strong enough to handle all
blending tasks, including crushing
ice without liquid, and is backed
by a three-year limited warranty.
8.
7-Speed Touch Pad Control
with Indicator Lights
is easy to use, read and clean.
Seven speeds give you great
versatility-use low speeds for
delicate blending all the way up
to high speeds for cheese, garlic,
or lemon zest. The red LED
lights clearly indicate what
blender speed you are using.
USE AND CARE
the Blender jar for this.
Stainless Steel Blades
is preset to the best speed for all
food processing tasks. Always use
this button when food
processing. This speed may also
be used with blender jar.
Slip- Proof Feet
BLENDER ASSEMBLY
To use your Cuisinart SmartPower
Duet® Blender/Food Processor, begin
by assembling the blender jar.
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1. Turn the blender jar (a) upside
down, and place it flat on a sturdy
surface.
prevent movement during use
and prevent damaging marks on
countertops or tables.
2. Position the rubber gasket (b) on
the round opening on the bottom
of the blender jar.
keeps countertop safe and neat by
conveniently storing excess cord.
11. Impact-Resistant
Plastic Housing
3. Turn the cutting assembly (c)
upside down, and place the blade
end in the blender jar opening.
to blender jar. Once assembled,
turn the blender jar right side up.
5. Push the cover onto the top of the
blender jar. Push the measured pour
lid into the cover.
6. Place the blender jar on the motor
base so that the jar markings are
facing you and the handle is
positioned to one side.
7. Plug in power cord. Your blender is
now ready to be used.
HELPFUL REMINDERS
• Once the cover is in position,
Note: Blades are very sharp…
handle carefully.
is crafted of the finest quality
materials to resist staining,
cracking, and odors.
12. Innovative Cuisinart Design
in combination with power,
performance, sturdiness, and easy
cleanup, makes this blender
a winner.
*Backed by a three year limited
warranty.
4. Secure the rubber gasket and
cutting assembly into position by
placing the smaller opening of the
locking ring (d) on top of the
cutting assembly. Engage threads
by twisting the locking ring
clockwise until tightened. Make
sure locking ring is tightly fastened
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(d)
8a. Pulse Button
allows you to pulse at any speed
from high to low, so you can
blend ingredients only as much
as needed.
(c)
8b. Ice Crush Button
(Blender Only)
activates the ice crushing speed.
This button is preset to the best
speed for crushed ice. However,
you can crush ice at any speed.
The Food Processor attachment
is not intended to crush ice. Use
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(b)
(a)
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additional ingredients can be added
during blending by simply lifting
the measured pour lid, adding
ingredients, and replacing the
measured pour lid.
Cover should always be in place
while the unit is ON.
Warning: Do not place blender jar
on base while motor is running.
Do not twist locking ring from
blender jar when removing blender
jar from base. Simply lift blender jar
from motor base.
Boiling liquid or solid frozen foods
(with the exception of ice cubes or
1/2"(1.3cm) pieces of frozen fruit)
should never be placed in the
blender jar.
Do not place ice, frozen foods or
very cold liquids into a blender jar
which has come directly from a hot
dishwasher.
Do not place very hot liquids or
foods into a blender jar which has
come directly from the freezer.
Boiling liquids should cool for
5 minutes before being placed in
blender jar.
Follow “Cleaning and
Maintenance” instructions on
page 6 prior to your first use.
Ice
Crush
Stir
BLENDER OPERATION
1. Place the motor base of your
Cuisinart® SmartPower Duet®
Blender/Food Processor onto a flat,
sturdy surface. It is important that
the surface be clean and dry.
Assemble the blender by following
the “Assembly” instructions. Once
the jar is assembled and is in position
on the motor base, plug the
Cuisinart® SmartPower Duet®
Blender/Food Processor into an
electrical outlet.
2. Add all necessary ingredients to the
blender jar and replace the cover.
You may add additional ingredients
by lifting the measured pour lid and
dropping ingredients through the fill
area. Replace the measured pour lid
after adding ingredients. Do not
place hands into blender jar with
blender plugged in.
Note: Add liquid ingredients first,
then follow with solid ingredients.
This will provide more consistent
blending and prevent unnecessary
stress on the motor.
Tip: Liquid ingredients can be measured
in the measured pour lid using the
measurement marking. Solid ingredients
can be added by simply dropping them
through the fill area into the blender jar.
Replace the measured pour lid after
adding ingredients.
Note: To remove blender jar cover, lift
edge of cover upwards. Lifting measured
pour lid will not remove cover.
3. TO START BLENDING: press
the ON button. The red ON LED
light will flash, indicating that the
blender is turned on but no speed
has been selected.
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4. PRESS THE DESIRED
BLENDING SPEED: both
the ON indicator light and the
activated speed indicator light will
glow. The blender will now be
functioning at the desired speed. It
is possible to switch speeds without
pressing the OFF button, by simply
pushing the next desired speed
button.
5. TO STOP THE BLENDING
PROCESS: re-press the activated
speed button. The blending
process will stop. The red ON
indicator light will continue to
flash to let you know that the
blender is still ON and can be
reactivated by pushing the desired
speed button. The blender can be
completely deactivated and
stopped from any speed by pushing
the OFF button.
You will need to press the ON
button again to continue blending.
6. PULSE MODE: while the blender
is turned ON, you can create a burst
of power for quick, efficient blending
by activating the PULSE function.
To do so, first push the PULSE
button, which will cause the PULSE
indicator light to flash. Next, push
and release the desired speed button.
Repeat as desired. You determine the
duration of each pulse. While
pulsing, all indicator lights (the ON,
To Activate Blender
To Begin Blending
To Change Speeds
To Pulse
To Crush Ice
To Stop Blending (and Deactivate Blender)
To Stop Blending (in Pulse or ICE
CRUSH Mode)
To Stop Blending in Stir, Chop, Mix, Purée,
or Food Processor Mode
Press ON- The blender is in
ON Mode.
Press desired Speed Button.
Press desired Speed Button.
In ON mode press PULSE,
then press and release desired speed
button as needed.
In ON mode, press and release ICE
CRUSH Button as needed.
Press OFF Button.
Release button.
Press Speed Button again. This will
return the blender to ON mode. Press
OFF Button to turn blender OFF.
SPEED SELECTION GUIDE
FOR BLENDER FUNCTION
Refer to this guide to choose the best speed for your desired result.
Ingredient/Recipe
Speed
Result
Reconstituting frozen
orange juice concentrate
Mayonnaise
Salad dressings
Nuts
Whipping cream
Bread crumbs
Grating citrus zest
Milk shakes
Baby food
Health drinks
Frozen cocktails
Grinding hard cheese
Spices
Ice
Stir
Stir
Stir
Chop
Mix
Mix
Purée
Purée
Purée
Food Processor
Food Processor
Food Processor
Food Processor
Ice Crush
Smooth and full-bodied
Thick and creamy
Desired consistency
Coarse to fine
Thick topping
Uniformly fine
Uniformly fine
Smooth and creamy
Smooth and creamy
Smooth and creamy
Thick and slushy
Coarse to fine
Coarse to fine
Snowy
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the PULSE, and the desired
SPEED) will glow.
The PULSE function can be used to
break apart larger pieces of food or to
control the texture of food when
chopping. The PULSE function is
also effective in starting the blending
process when you do not want
continuous power, or when
processing items which do not require
an extended amount of blending.
7. TO CRUSH ICE: Use Blender Jar
Only. The SmartPowerDuet®
Blender/ Food Processor motor is
strong enough to crush ice without
liquid at any speed; however, for your
convenience we have preset the best
speed for ice crushing. To give you
greater control, the ICE CRUSH
function automatically operates as a
PULSE function. To crush ice, place
ice cubes in the blender jar, and place
the cover and the measured pour lid
on the blender jar. Press the ON
button. Press the ICE CRUSH
button in short pulses until ice is
crushed to desired consistency. See the
"Recipe Tips" section on page 9 for
more details.
8. TO DISLODGE FOOD: use a
rubber or plastic spatula to help
remove food lodged around the
cutting assembly.
DO NOT USE SPATULA
UNTIL YOU HAVE TURNED
OFF AND UNPLUGGED THE
BLENDER. Replace the cover and
measured pour lid and continue
blending if necessary. Make sure
spatula is not inside the blender jar
before blending.
9. WHEN FINISHED
BLENDING: press the OFF
button, and unplug the blender
from the electrical outlet. Never
remove the blender jar from the
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motor base until pressing the OFF
button. Do not twist locking ring
from blender jar when removing jar
from motor base. Simply lift
blender jar from motor base. Do
not place hands into blender jar
with blender plugged in.
CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE
Always unplug your Cuisinart®
SmartPower Duet® Blender/ Food
Processor from the electrical outlet
before cleaning. The blender is made
of corrosion-resistant parts which are
easy to clean. Before first use and after
every use, clean each part thoroughly.
Periodically check all parts before
reassembly. If any part is damaged or
blender jar is chipped or cracked, DO
NOT USE BLENDER.
Remove the blender jar from the
motor base by lifting straight up and
away. Twist off the locking ring by
turning counterclockwise. Remove the
cutting assembly and rubber gasket.
Wash in warm soapy water, rinse and
dry thoroughly. Place the locking ring
in the upper rack of the dishwasher or
wash in warm water.
CAUTION: Handle the cutting
assembly carefully. It is SHARP and
may cause injury. Do not attempt to
remove blades from cutting assembly.
Remove the blender jar cover and the
measured pour lid. Wash in warm,
soapy water; rinse and dry thoroughly,
or place in the upper rack of the
dishwasher. The blender jar should be
washed in warm soapy water and
rinsed and dried thoroughly. The
blender jar can also be placed upside
down in the dishwasher.
Finally, wipe the motor base clean with
a damp cloth to remove any residue
and dry thoroughly. Never submerge
the motor base in water or other
liquid, or place in the dishwasher.
Tip: You may wish to clean your
blender cutting assembly as follows:
Squirt a small amount of dishwashing
liquid into assembled blender jar and
fill halfway with warm water. Run on
STIR for 15 seconds. Repeat using
clean tap water. Empty blender jar and
carefully disassemble parts. Wash
cutting assembly, gasket and locking
ring in warm, soapy water. Rinse and
dry all parts thoroughly.
DOS AND DON’TS
WHEN USING YOUR
BLENDER/FOOD
PROCESSOR
DO:
• Make sure the electrical outlet is
rated at the same voltage as that
stated on the bottom of the blender
motor base.
• Always use the motor base on a
clean, sturdy and dry surface.
• Always add liquid ingredients to the
blender jar first, then add remaining
ingredients. This will ensure that
ingredients are uniformly mixed.
• When using either appliance, cut
most foods into cubes approximately
1/2" to 1" (1.3cm to 2.5cm) to
achieve a more uniform result. Cut
all cheeses into pieces no larger than
1/2"(1.3cm).
• When using blender, use the
measured pour lid to measure liquid
ingredients such as alcohol. Replace
measured pour lid after ingredients
have been added.
• When using either appliance, use a
rubber or plastic spatula as needed
only when the blender is turned
OFF. Never use metal utensils, as
damage may occur to the blender
jar/work bowl or cutting assembly.
• Place blender cover on firmly.
Always operate the blender with the
cover on.
• Make sure locking ring is tightly
attached to blender jar.
• When using blender, always remove
locking ring, cutting assembly, and
rubber gasket before cleaning.
• When scraping the blender jar with
a spatula, remove the food from the
sides of the blender jar and place it
in the center of the blender jar, over
the cutting assembly.
• When chopping fresh herbs, garlic,
onion, zest, bread crumbs, nuts,
spices, etc., make sure the blender
jar and cutting assembly are
completely dry.
• If food tends to stick to the sides of the
blender jar or food processor work
bowl during use, pulse in short bursts.
• When using food processor, pulses
should be short bursts. Space the
pulses so the blades stop rotating
between pulses.
DON’T:
• Don’t store food or liquids in your
blender jar or food processor work
bowl.
• When using blender, don’t place
cutting assembly and locking ring
onto motor base without the blender
jar attached.
• Blender or food processor will not
mash potatoes, knead dough, or beat
egg whites.
• Don’t remove blender jar or food
processor bowl while unit is ON.
Keep the blender jar or food processor
cover on while blending.
• Don't twist locking ring from
blender jar when removing blender
jar from motor base. Simply lift
blender jar from motor base.
• Don’t overprocess foods. Blender or
food processor will achieve most
desired results in seconds, not minutes.
• Don’t overload blender or food
processor. If the motor stalls, turn
OFF immediately, unplug the unit,
and remove a portion of the food,
then continue.
• Don’t use any utensil inside the
blender jar or food processor bowl
while the motor is ON.
• Don’t use any container or accessories
not recommended by Cuisinart. Doing
so may result in injury.
• Don’t place hands inside the blender
jar or food processor bowl when
blender is plugged in.
• Don’t add boiling liquids or frozen
foods (except ice cubes or 1/2" (1.3cm)
pieces of frozen fruit) to glass blender
jar. Boiling liquids should cool for
5 minutes before being placed in
blender jar.
• The food processor accessory is not
intended to crush ice. This could
damage the chopping blade and will
damage work bowl.
FOOD PROCESSOR
FEATURES
AND BENEFITS
Food Pusher with Oil Dispenser (1)
1. Food Pusher with Oil Dispenser
2. Bowl Cover with feed tube
3. Sharp stainless steel chopping blade
chops raw and cooked food to any
consistency from coarse chop to
fine purée
Bowl Cover with Feed Tube (2)
4. Stainless steel reversible
slicing/shredding disc makes
perfect slices
Stainless Steel Chopping Blade (3)
5. Adapter stem
6. Clear work bowl
7. Gearbox Collar
Reversible Slicing/
Shredding Disc (4)
8. Same motor base used for both the
blender jar and the food processor
bowl
Adapter Stem (5)
FOOD PROCESSOR
STEP BY STEP
GETTING STARTED
Work Bowl (6)
Please note that the bowl with collar
will fit on the base in eight different
positions. The handle can be in front
or on either side and the feed tube in
front, back, or on either side.
Directions for use reference a certain
position for instructional purposes
only.
Gearbox Collar (7)
Smart
BLENDER
Blender Base (8)
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SmartPower Duet
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FOOD PROCESSOR ASSEMBLY
FOR CHOPPING, PURÉEING &
MIXING
1. Hold gearbox collar in one hand
and work bowl handle in the other.
Twist bowl clockwise onto collar.
2. Place collar with bowl onto motor
base with handle facing front.
3. Place chopping blade over shaft in
3. work
Place bowl.
chopping
blade over
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Chopping
bladeshaft
should
work bowl. Chopping blade should
Stir
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BLENDER/FOOD PROCESSOR
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Stir
Chop
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Food
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slide easily to the bottom of the
bowl. Lower blade will almost
touch bottom of bowl.
BE SURE TO HANDLE THE
METAL BLADE WITH CARE
AS IT IS RAZOR SHARP!
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4. Place food to be processed in work
bowl. Put cover on work bowl, with
feed tube at about 11 o’clock. Turn
the cover clockwise until it fits into
position. Cover lock must click into
locked position prior to use. If you
have trouble fitting the cover on
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the work bowl, turn chopping
blade hub slightly and replace
cover.
5. The food pusher fits in feed tube
with more rounded side towards
the outside of the bowl. ALWAYS
USE PUSHER TO GUIDE
FOOD THROUGH FEED
TUBE. NEVER USE YOUR
FINGERS OR SPATULA.
6. Plug your SmartPower Duet® into
a wall outlet. Push the On button
and then the Food Processor
button to start chopping or
puréeing. It is recommended that
one hand be placed on the Food
Processor lid while in use for unit
stability. If the machine doesn’t
start, make sure it is plugged in and
the work bowl and cover are locked
into place. The food processor
will not start until the collar,
work bowl and work bowl lid are
locked into place. Nevertheless,
always unplug the unit before
placing hands into the food
processor bowl. NOTE: The
motor base will start, but the
food processor blade will not
turn until assembled properly.
SLICING AND SHREDDING
WITH THE REVERSIBLE
SLICING/SHREDDING DISC
The slicing/shredding disc can slice
and shred a variety of fruits and
vegetables, meats and cheeses.
Food Processor Assembly for
Slicing and Shredding
1. Hold collar in one hand and bowl
handle in the other. Twist bowl
clockwise onto collar.
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2. Place collar with bowl onto motor
base with handle facing front.
3. Place adapter stem onto the center
shaft. To Slice: Attach disc to stem
with the raised edge of slicer on
top. To shred: Attach disc to stem
with the raised shredding slots on
top. Place the slicing/shredding
disc onto shaft with the desired
cutting blade facing up. Be sure
to handle the metal blade with care,
as it is razor sharp.
4. Place cover on work bowl, with
feed tube at about 11 o’clock. Turn
cover clockwise until it fits into
position. Insert food in feed tube.
5. Hold pusher with more rounded
side towards the outside of the
bowl and insert it in feed tube over
food. Always use pusher to guide
food through feed tube. Never
use your fingers or spatula.
6. Plug your Cuisinart® SmartPower
Duet® into a household electrical
outlet.
7. To remove cover, unlock it by
turning it counterclockwise, then
lift it straight up.
OPERATING CONTROLS
Your SmartPower Duet™ appliance
comes with a Food Processor button.
This button is the perfect speed for all
your food processing tasks. Always use
this speed when using the food
processor. You may also use the Pulse
button with this function for pulsechopping.
To use your food processor, make sure
that the bowl is assembled properly
and the blade or slicing/shredding disc
and the cover are locked into place.
When using the control panel, the
LED will light next to each button
you press.
Press the On button. For continuous
operation, press the Food Processor
button. Motor will start if you have
followed assembly instructions.
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To turn motor off, press the Food
Processor button again or Off button.
For on-off operation, called pulsechopping or pulsing, press the On
button, press the Pulse button, and
then press and release the Food
Processor button the desired number
of times. Motor runs as long as you
hold the Food Processor button down.
Motor stops when you release control
switch. Try it a few times.
You control the duration and
frequency of pulses by the length of
time you hold the Food Processor
button down and the rate at which you
press it. Allow enough time between
pulses to let food in work bowl fall to
bottom.
Always use the button for
pulse/chopping. Never turn cover back
and forth to start and stop processor.
USING THE SMARTPOWER
DUET® BLENDER/FOOD
PROCESSOR TO CHOP, PURÉE,
AND MIX
Refer to Food Processor Assembly
instructions on page 6.
1. Remove cover and put food into
work bowl.
First, cut food into 3/4"(1.9cm) pieces.
You will get a more even chop if you start
with pieces that are all the same size.
Put pieces into work bowl with metal
blade in place. You can put in up to
1 cup of food at a time. If you want to
process more, do it in batches.
2. Put on cover and lock it. Insert
pusher. It is recommended that one
hand be placed on the food
processor lid while in use for unit
stability. Press the On button,
press the Pulse button, and the
Food Processor button (to pulse),
then release. Repeat two to three
times. Each time blade stops, let
food pieces drop to the bottom of
bowl before pulsing again. This
ensures that the blade will chop
them at every pulse.
Watch what happens to the food.
With pulse/chopping technique, you
can get an even chop without danger
of overprocessing. Check texture by
looking through work bowl. Be careful
not to overprocess.
For a coarse chop, pulse only a
few times.
3. If you want a finer chop or purée,
press the On button and then the
Food Processor button and let
machine run continuously until the
food is chopped as fine as you want
it. Check frequently through clear
cover or bowl to avoid chopping
too fine. Use a plastic spatula to
scrape down any pieces that stick to
inside of bowl.
Onions and other food with a high
water content turn into a smooth
purée very quickly. Do not overchop - look at food frequently
through work bowl.
REMOVING PROCESSED FOOD
Before removing processed food, press
Off button and wait for blade to stop
spinning. Then remove cover by
turning it counterclockwise. Never try
to remove cover and work bowl
together; this can damage work bowl.
To purée, follow same procedure as
for chopping, but let machine run
until food is a smooth purée.
General Guidelines for Preparing Foods for Processing
with the Food Processor Chopping Blade.
THE FOOD
HOW TO PREPARE IT.
Fruit and vegetables
Peel and core if necessary. Remove large hard pits and seeds.
Cut into 3/4"(1.9cm) pieces and process up to 1 cup (250ml) at a time.
Meat, poultry and fish
These should be very cold but not frozen. First, cut into
3/4"(1.9cm) pieces. Put up to 1/2 pound (225g) in work bowl. If you
want to chop or purée more, do it in batches of not more than
1/2 pound (225g) each. Pulse/chop or run continuously until desired
consistency is reached. Check texture every 2 or 3 seconds to
avoid overprocessing.
Bread, crackers or cookies
for crumbs
Break into 1"(2.5cm) pieces and process continuously until texture
is fine. For seasoned crumbs, chop with herbs For buttered
crumbs, dribble melted butter through feed tube while
processing - 1 teaspoon (5ml) melted butter to each slice of bread.
Crumb crusts
Chop crackers or cookies as described in preceding paragraph.
Add sugar, spices and butter and cut into pieces, as specified by
recipe. Pulse/chop until combined.
Hard cheese “grated”
If it’s too hard to cut with a knife, don’t try to chop it – it may
damage blade. First cut into 3/4"(1.9cm) pieces. Pulse/chop until
pea-sized, then process continuously. You can chop it as coarse
or as fine as you want. Simply run machine longer for finer
chop. Process up to 3 ounces (85g) at one time.
Whipping cream
Processor-whipped cream works well for most purposes. It is
excellent as a topping for desserts or hot drinks. Cream must
be at refrigerator temperature. You can whip up to 1 cup (250ml)
at a time.
Parsley and other fresh herbs
Work bowl and metal blade must be clean and dry. Remove
stems; use leaves only. Dry herbs completely. The more herbs
you chop at once, the finer chop you can get. Chopped herbs
keep for several days in the refrigerator in airtight bags, or can
be frozen for months.
New users are often surprised at how
fast the processor works. You will
quickly get used to its great speed.
These are some conditions that affect
your results:
• Size of pieces you put in bowl –
all should be about the same size.
• Amount of food you process –
don’t add too much.
It is important not to let metal blade
fall out of work bowl as you empty it.
Here are two ways to prevent it from
falling out.
• Type of processing you choose –
continuous or pulse/chopping.
1. Before tilting bowl, use spatula to
remove food from around blade.
Carefully remove blade by the
plastic hub.
ADDING FOOD
WHILE PROCESSING
2. Hold top of blade in place with
finger or spatula while pouring out
processed food.
To add liquid while the machine is
running, pour it through open feed
tube. This is especially useful when
making mayonnaise or dressings.
A small hole in the pusher allows you
to add liquids in a very slow, steady
stream – useful when making sauces.
When you want to add small pieces
of food like cheese, meat or garlic
cloves while machine is running,
drop them through open feed tube.
To prevent spills when adding
sugar and other dry ingredients,
use a funnel.
At this point, you may either lift the
work bowl off motor base, or hold the
collar at the base and turn the handle
of the bowl counterclockwise and lift
blade straight up.
Your SmartPower Duet® Blender/Food
Processor makes many everyday food
preparation tasks much easier and
faster. Follow these guidelines to get
best results when using metal blade
with food you prepare most often.
NOTE: Occasionally, a piece of food
may become wedged between the
blade and the work bowl. If this
happens, remove the cover, lift the
blade out carefully and remove the
8
wedged piece. Empty the bowl,
reinsert the blade and lock the cover
into place. Process smaller amounts of
the food at one time.
SLICING AND SHREDDING
1. Assemble clear work bowl on collar
and base in the usual way. (See
steps 1 and 2 on page 7.)
2. Pick up adapter stem. Hold stem
by side that has the octagon shape
(eight sided) and push rounded side
down as far as it will go on motor
shaft.
3. Place the reversible
slicing/shredding disc with the
desired cutting edge facing up onto
the adapter stem. Always handle
slicing/shredding disc by the rim.
Never touch sharp cutting blades.
4. Put cover on work bowl, lock it
into place by twisting it clockwise
and insert food in feed tube.
5. Insert pusher. Use moderate
pressure to push down on pusher
with one hand while using your
other hand to push the On button,
Pulse button, and hold down the
Food Processor button. Slicing and
shredding only take a few seconds.
Wait until disc stops spinning
before removing cover. When it
stops, remove cover before
removing work bowl. Never try to
remove cover and work bowl
together; this could damage
work bowl.
6. Remove slicing/shredding disc
before removing work bowl. To
remove it, grasp flat top section of
adapter stem and lift it straight up.
Holding work bowl collar, turn
work bowl counterclockwise and
lift it straight up to remove it from
base.
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General Guidelines for Preparing Foods
for Slicing and Shredding.
Food
To Prepare for Slicing
To Prepare for Shredding
Long narrow foods like
carrots, celery, cucumbers,
and zucchini
Cut into even lengths about 1"(2.5cm)
shorter than height of feed tube. Stand
pieces upright in feed tube, flat side down,
adding enough pieces so they cannot tilt.
For long shreds, cut into
largest size that will fit
sideways in feed tube. Stack
in feed tube to about 1”(2.5cm)
from top. For shorter shreds,
stand pieces upright in feed
tube, flat side down (as
described in slicing column).
Apples, onions, potatoes,
peppers, tomatoes and
other large round fruits
and vegetables
Cut one end flat and cut lengthwise in
halves or quarters. Pack solidly in feed
tube to prevent tilting.
Same as slicing. Place in
feed tube sideways for longer
shreds, or upright for shorter
shreds.
Fill feed tube to about 1"(2.5cm) from top.
Use light to moderate pressure.
Strawberries, mushrooms,
radishes and other small,
round fruits and vegetables
Slice off top and bottom, leaving center
section. Place in feed tube, flat side down.
Radishes shred well.
Same as for slicing.
Cabbage, Iceberg Lettuce
Cut off top & bottom, leaving center
section. Cut into wedges to fit feed tube
upright. Remove core. Cut top & bottom
pieces in similar wedges.
Do not shred.
Uncooked meat
and poultry
(8 oz.(250g) maximum at one time)
Use boneless cuts.
Cut into feed-tube lengths. Remove skin
if desired. Wrap in plastic wrap and put
in freezer until it feels hard when you try
to squeeze it but is still easily pierced
through with tip of sharp knife. Remove
plastic wrap and stand upright in feed
tube.
Note: Chicken and beef for stir-fries
should be sliced with the grain. Boned,
skinned chicken breast will usually fit
when frozen as described above and cut
in half crosswise.
Same as slicing.
Soft cheeses like
Mozzarella
Do not slice
Chill in freezer for 5 minutes
before processing. Cut into
pieces to fit feed tube. Stand
pieces in feed tube and use
light pressure on pusher.
Use 4 oz.(112g) maximum.
Medium-hard cheese like
Cheddar and Swiss
Cut into pieces to fit feed tube. Stand
pieces in feed tube and use light pressure
on pusher.
Same as slicing.
Chill 5 minutes in freezer
before processing.
Use 4 oz.(112g) maximum.
Hard cheeses like Parmesan
Do not slice.
Same as for slicing.
RECIPE TIPS
You’ll find many easy ways to prepare
savory, healthful meals with your
Cuisinart® SmartPowerDuet®
Blender/Food Processor. The simple
recipes that follow include some old
Cuisinart favorites as well as some
creative combinations that are sure to
please your friends and family. Thanks
to the superior ice crushing power of the
SmartPowerDuet® Blender/Food
Processor, you’ll also be able to make
delicious frozen drinks.
RECIPE TIPS FOR USING
YOUR SMARTPOWER
DUET® BLENDER:
Chopping Nuts
Pulse 1/2 cup (125ml) of nuts (shells
removed) on Chop 4-5 times. Turn
blender OFF; scrape blender jar with
spatula. Turn blender ON and pulse on
Chop 2-3 times. Turn blender OFF.
Pulse fewer times for more coarsely
chopped results. For best results, process
no more than 1 cup (250ml) at a time.
Bread, Cookie or
Cracker Crumbs
For best results, use day-old bread
(drier bread works best). Break bread
slices into 1/2"(1.3cm) pieces, and
process no more than 1 cup (250ml) of
pieces at a time on Mix for 5-10
seconds. Crackers and cookies should
also be broken into 1/2"(1.3cm) pieces;
process 1 cup (250ml) at a time on Mix
for 10-15 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Crushing Ice
(Blender Jar Only)
Add up to 10 large ice cubes to blender
jar. Press the Ice Crush Button, using
short bursts, 10 times or until cubes are
the consistency of snow. Turn blender
OFF. Pulse fewer times if coarsely
chopped ice is desired.
Grating Citrus Zest
For best results, blender jar and cutting
assembly must be clean and dry.
Remove zest from fruit in strips (using
vegetable peeler). Use no more than
8 strips at a time (zest of one medium
lemon). Cut strips in half. Add strips
and 1 teaspoon (5ml) sugar (from
recipe) to the blender jar. Blend on
Food Processor Speed for 15-20
seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Grinding Hard Cheese
Cut cheese into 1/2"(1.3cm) pieces.
Blend on Food Processor Speed for
30 seconds. Turn blender OFF. For
best results, grind no more than
3 ounces (85g) of cheese at a time.
Grinding Spices
For best results, blender jar and cutting
assembly must be clean and dry. Add
1/4 -1/2 cup (50ml-125ml) of spices,
seeds or peppercorns to blender jar.
Blend on Food Processor Speed for
30-35 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Whipping Cream
Whip 1 cup (250ml) of cream
(whipping or heavy cream) at a time.
Blend on Mix, and process for 45-60
seconds or until creamy and smooth. If
making sweetened cream, add sugar
after 10 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Makes about 1 cup (250ml).
Puréeing Sun-Dried
Tomatoes
Rehydrate 1 ounce (28g) of tomatoes in
1 cup (250ml) boiling water. Allow to sit
for 10 minutes or until softened. Add
tomatoes and water to blender jar.
Cover and pulse on Food Processor
Speed 5 times; then run continuously
on Food Processor Speed for 15-20
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Drain in
fine strainer if desired. Makes about
1/2 cup (125ml) of puréed tomatoes.
CLEANING AND STORING
YOUR SMARTPOWER® FOOD
PROCESSOR ATTACHMENT
Store the chopping blade and slicing/
shredding disc as you would sharp
knives – out of the reach of children.
The work bowl, cover, pusher,
chopping blade, and slicing/shredding
disc are top shelf dishwasher safe.
When placing parts in your
dishwasher, insert the work bowl
upside down. Remember where you
place the sharp blade and disc, and be
certain to unload the dishwasher
carefully.
The gearbox collar is not immersible.
To clean, just wipe with a damp cloth.
If you wash the blades and discs by
hand, do it carefully. Avoid leaving
them in soapy water where they may
disappear from sight. To clean the
metal blade, fill the work bowl with
soapy water, hold the blade by its
plastic center and move rapidly up and
down on the center shaft of the bowl.
Use of a spray hose is also effective. If
necessary, use a brush.
The work bowl should not be placed in
a microwave oven.
RECIPES
For use with SmartPower
Duet® Blender Only
Before following any of these
Cuisinart recipes, make sure the
SmartPower Duet® Blender/Food
Processor is properly assembled.
Follow the "Assembly" directions on
page 3 of this instruction booklet for
correct blender assembly procedure.
Note: Always turn power base off
prior to removing bowl cover.
FROZEN BEVERAGES
FROZEN CRANBERRY
ORANGE MIMOSAS
Makes ten servings
1
cup (250ml) cranberry juice
cocktail, chilled
1
cup (250ml) orange juice, chilled
1-1/2 cups (375ml) ice cubes
1
bottle (750 ml) brut champagne,
chilled
Place cranberry juice, orange juice, and ice
cubes in blender jar in order listed. Place
cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and process on Food
Processor Speed until thick and frothy,
about 30-40 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Pour 1/3 cup (75ml) juice mixture into
each champagne glass. Top with chilled
champagne. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 32 (0% from fat) • carbo. 8g
• prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 14mg
FROZEN FRUIT DAIQUIRI
Makes five 4-ounce (125ml) servings
4
ounces (125ml) frozen limeade
concentrate, thawed
3
ounces (75ml) light rum
2
cups (500ml) ice cubes
1
cup (250ml) ripe fruit, cut into
1" (2.5cm) pieces (strawberries,
bananas, peaches)
FROZEN DAIQUIRI
Makes four 4-ounce (125ml) servings
4
ounces (125ml) frozen limeade
concentrate, thawed
3
ounces (75ml) light rum
2
cups (500ml) ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender jar in
order listed. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and process on
Food Processor speed until slushy,
about 45-50 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 105 (0% from fat) • carbo. 14g
• prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 4mg
RUM AND ORANGE FREEZE
Makes four 4-ounce (125ml) servings
1
cup (250ml) orange juice
1-1/2 ounces (38ml) dark rum
1
cup (250ml) ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender jar in
order listed. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and process on
Food Processor Speed until slushy,
about 30 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 45 (0% from fat) • carbo. 6g
• prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 2mg
MARGARITA
Place ingredients in blender jar in
order listed. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and process on
Food Processor Speed until slushy,
about 45-50 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Serve immediately.
Makes four 4-ounce (125ml) servings
1/2 cup (125ml) lime juice
4
ounces (125ml) tequila
1
tablespoon (15ml) sugar
2
cups (500ml) ice cubes
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 90 (0% from fat) • carbo. 13g • prot.
0g • fat 0g • sat fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 3mg
Place ingredients in blender jar in
order listed. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and process on
10
Food Processor Speed until slushy,
about 45-60 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Serve immediately.
Food Processor Speed until smooth,
about 30 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 94 (0% from fat) • carbo. 6g
• prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 4mg
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 396 (9% from fat) • carbo. 76g
• prot. 14g • fat 4g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 20mg
• sod. 265mg
PIÑA COLADA
Makes two 6-ounce (175ml) servings
1/2
cup (125ml) unsweetened
pineapple juice
2
ounces (50ml) sweetened cream
of coconut
2
ounces (50ml) dark rum
1
cup (250ml) ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender jar in
order listed. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and process on
Food Processor Speed until slushy,
about 45-50 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 143 (25% from fat) • carbo. 10g
• prot. 1g • fat 4g • sat. fat 2g • chol 11mg
• sod. 17mg
MILK SHAKES/FRAPPES
CHOCOLATE MILK SHAKE
Makes two 8-ounce (250ml) servings
1
cup (250ml) 2% milk
1
scoop (4 ounces) (125ml) vanilla
ice cream
2
tablespoons (25ml) chocolate
syrup
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover on blender jar. Turn
blender ON and process on Purée
until smooth and creamy, about 25-30
seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 243 (41% from fat) • carbo. 29g
• prot. 7g • fat 11g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 34mg
• sod. 127mg
Variation:
For a strawberry milk shake,
substitute strawberry syrup and
strawberry ice cream.
ORANGE CREAMSICLE
Makes one 12-ounce (375ml) serving
3/4
cup (175ml) skim milk
2
scoops (8 ounces) (250ml)
orange sherbet
2
tablespoons (25ml) instant
nonfat dry milk
1/2
teaspoon (2ml) vanilla extract
Place ingredients in blender jar in
order listed. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and process on
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CAPPUCCINO SHAKE
Makes four 8-ounce (250ml) servings
1
cup (250ml) espresso coffee or
strong coffee
1/2 cup (125ml) half-and-half
1/4 cup (50ml) sugar*
1
cup (250ml) ice cubes
Ground cinnamon
Place all ingredients except cinnamon in
blender jar in order listed. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and process
on Food Processor Speed until smooth,
about 25-30 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Pour into glasses, and sprinkle with
cinnamon. Serve immediately.
MOCHA SHAKE
Makes one 12-ounce (375ml) serving
1
teaspoon (5ml) instant coffee
crystals
1
tablespoon (15ml) hot water
1/2
cup (125ml) 2% milk
* Use less sugar (about 3 tablespoons)
(45ml) if less sweetness is desired.
2
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 87 (31% from fat) • carbo. 14g
• prot. 1g • fat 3g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 11mg
• sod. 14mg
scoops (8 ounces) (250ml)
vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt or
vanilla ice milk
2
tablespoons (25ml) chocolate
syrup
Variation:
Pour mixture into ice cube trays, and
freeze until solid. Place in blender jar
and crush, using Ice Crush to make a
refreshing frozen dessert.
ICE CREAM SODA
Makes two 12-ounce (375ml) servings
1
cup (250ml) 2% milk
1
scoop (4 ounces) (125ml) vanilla
ice cream
2
tablespoons (25ml) chocolate
syrup
1
cup (250ml) ginger ale
Place milk, ice cream, and chocolate
syrup in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn
blender ON and process on Purée
until smooth and creamy, about 40-45
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Divide
ginger ale into two tall glasses (about
14-16 ounces each) (425-500ml). Add
ice cream mixture and stir gently.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 287 (34% from fat) • carbo. 40g
• prot. 7g • fat 11g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 34mg
• sod. 136mg
Dissolve coffee crystals in hot water and
place in blender jar. Add remaining
ingredients in order listed. Place cover
on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Purée until smooth, about
25-30 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 479 (28% from fat) • carbo. 71g
• prot. 15g • fat 15g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 43mg
• sod. 255mg
SMOOTHIES
ALL-FRUIT SMOOTHIE
Makes six 6-ounce (175ml) servings
1/3
cup (75ml) orange juice
1
cup (250ml) cantaloupe, cut
into 1" pieces (2.5cm)
1
cup (250ml) green or red
seedless grapes
1
cup (250ml) canned pineapple
chunks, drained
1
cup (250ml) navel orange
segments, cut into 1" pieces
(2.5cm)
1
cup (250ml) strawberries, cut
into 1" pieces (2.5cm)
1
medium banana, cut into
1" pieces (2.5cm)
SAUCES/DRESSINGS/
VINAIGRETTES
CHOCOLATE SAUCE
coarsely chopped, about 10-15 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Transfer to skillet
or saucepan; simmer over medium-low
heat, stirring occasionally, until thick,
about 20-30 minutes.
1
cup (250ml) ice cubes
Layer the ingredients in the blender
jar in the order listed. Do not pack
fruit tightly into blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender
ON and process on Food Processor
Speed until smooth, about 30-40
seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Makes six tablespoons (90ml)
Note: The riper the fruit, the sweeter
the smoothie.
Place chocolate and sugar in blender
jar. Place cover on blender jar. Turn
blender ON and process on Food
Processor Speed until coarsely
chopped, about 10-15 seconds. Add
water, and process on Food Processor
Speed until smooth, about 10 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Serve
immediately or cool and refrigerate in
an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.
Reheat before serving.
Makes 3/4 cup (175ml)
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15ml):
Calories 85 (53% from fat) • carbo. 9g
• prot. 1g • fat 5g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 0mg
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 92 (0% from fat) • carbo. 22g
• prot. 1g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 5mg
BANANA-PINEAPPLE
FREEZE
Makes two 8-ounce (250ml) servings
1
cup (250ml) unsweetened
pineapple juice
1/2
medium banana, cut into 1"
pieces (2.5cm)
1/4
cup (50ml) instant nonfat dry
milk
1
cup (250ml) ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender jar in
order listed. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and process on
Food Processor Speed until smooth,
about 25-30 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 152 (0% from fat) • carbo. 32g
• prot. 6g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 3mg
• sod. 87mg
3
1-ounce (28g) squares
semisweet chocolate, each
broken into 8 pieces
1-1/2 teaspoons (7ml) sugar
1/4
cup (50ml) boiling water,
cooled for 5 minutes
TOMATO SAUCE
Makes four 2-ounce (50ml) servings
1
28-ounce (875ml) can Italian
plum tomatoes, drained
2
medium shallots, peeled, cut
into 1/2" pieces (1.3cm)
1/2
teaspoon (2ml) dried oregano
1/2
1/2
teaspoon (2ml) salt
teaspoon (2ml) sugar
Place ingredients in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover on blender jar. Turn
blender ON and process on Purée until
Note: Purée 20-25 seconds for a
smoother sauce.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 57 (16% from fat) • carbo. 10g
• prot. 2g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 312mg
CLASSIC VINAIGRETTE
1
small garlic clove, peeled and
quartered
3/4
cup (175ml) vegetable oil
1/4
cup (50ml) red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon (15ml) Dijon
mustard
1/8
teaspoon (0.5ml) ground white
pepper
1/8
teaspoon (0.5ml) salt
Place garlic in blender jar. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and process
on Food Processor Speed until finely
chopped, about 10 seconds. Add
remaining ingredients in order listed, and
blend on Stir until combined, about 1520 seconds. Turn blender OFF. Store in
refrigerator in an airtight container for up
to 3 weeks.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15ml):
Calories 126 (100% from fat) • carbo. 0g
• prot. 0g • fat 14g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 56mg
BABY FOOD
PURÉED SQUASH
Makes four 2-ounce (50ml) servings
1
medium acorn squash
(about 1-1/4 pounds) (680g)
1/4
cup (50ml) water
Cut squash in half, and remove seeds.
Place in a microwave-safe dish with
2 tablespoons (25ml) of water, cover with
plastic wrap, and cook at 100% power
until soft, about 12-14 minutes. Allow to
cool, and scrape out pulp with a spoon.
(There will be about 1-1/2 cups (375ml)
pulp.) Place water, then pulp in blender
jar. Place cover on blender jar. Turn
blender ON and blend on Purée until
smooth, about 15-20 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Scrape blender jar with a
spatula. Turn blender ON and blend on
Purée for 10-15 more seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Store in an airtight
container in the refrigerator for up to
1 week, or freeze in individual portions
for up to 2 months.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 38 (0% from fat) • carbo. 9g
• prot. 1g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 2mg
OATMEAL WITH BANANAS
Makes eight 2-ounce (50ml) servings
1-1/2 cups (375ml) milk
1/2
cup (125ml) plus 2 tablespoons
(25ml) quick cooking oats
1/2
cup (125ml) banana pieces,
in 1" (2.5cm) pieces (about 1/2
of a small banana)
Place milk in a small saucepan over
medium heat and warm for about 5
minutes (do not boil). Add oats, and
stir to combine. Reduce heat to low,
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and cook, stirring frequently, until
oatmeal thickens, about 1 minute.
Place oatmeal mixture and banana in
blender jar. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and blend on Purée
until smooth, about 20-25 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Store in an
airtight container in the refrigerator
for 1-2 days. Add 1-2 tablespoons
(15-25ml) of milk if the oatmeal
thickens too much during storage.
Warm before serving.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 67 (26% from fat) • carbo. 10g
• prot. 3g • fat 2g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 5mg
• sod. 23mg
Variation:
Substitute other ripe fruits such as
peaches, pears or fresh apricots.
PURÉED PEACHES
Makes nine 2-ounce (50ml) servings
4
1/2
medium peaches (about 6
ounces each) (175ml), peeled,
pits removed, cut into 1"
(2.5cm) pieces
cup (125ml) water
Place peaches in a steamer basket in a
medium saucepan. Add enough water
to be 1"(2.5cm) deep in pan. Cover
tightly, and bring to a boil over
medium-high heat. Steam until
peaches are soft but not mushy, about
4-5 minutes. Replenish water if
necessary during steaming.
Place water and steamed peaches in
blender jar in that order. Place cover
on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
blend on Purée until smooth, about
15-20 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Scrape blender jar with a spatula.
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Turn blender ON and blend on Purée
for an additional 10-15 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Store in an airtight
container in the refrigerator for up to
1 week.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 25 (0% from fat) • carbo. 6g
• prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 0mg
• prot. 3g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 7mg
• sod. 17mg
BATTERS
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
CUISINART CRÊPES
Makes sixteen crêpes
(about 8-9" (20-22cm) diameter)
1-2/3 cups (400ml) warm water
3
tablespoons (45ml) softened
butter, in 1" (2.5cm) pieces
1
cup (250ml) all-purpose flour
Makes sixteen 4-inch (10cm) pancakes
3
large eggs
1-1/2 cups (375ml) buttermilk
1
teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
Makes twenty 2-ounce (50ml) servings
2
1/2
1/2
1-1/4 cups (300ml) all-purpose flour
CHICKEN WITH NOODLES
pound (250g) boneless, skinless
chicken breast, cut into 1"
(2.3cm) pieces
1-1/2 cups (375ml) reduced-sodium
chicken broth
1/2
cup (125ml) egg pastina
1/2
cup (125ml) frozen peas
Place chicken, broth, pastina and peas
in a medium saucepan. Cover; bring to a
boil over medium-high heat. Reduce
heat to low, and simmer, partially
covered, until chicken is cooked and
pastina is soft but not mushy, about 8-9
minutes. Remove from heat, and cool for
5 minutes.
Place chicken mixture in blender jar.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn
blender ON and blend on Purée
until smooth, about 30 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Scrape blender jar with
a spatula. Turn blender ON and
continue blending on Purée for 30
seconds longer. Turn blender OFF.
Store in an airtight container in the
refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze
in individual portions for up to
2 months.
Note: For a thinner consistency, add
1-2 tablespoons (15-25ml) of milk.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 24 (0% from fat) • carbo. 3g
large eggs
3
tablespoons (45ml) vegetable oil
1
tablespoon (15ml) sugar
1
teaspoon (5ml) baking soda
1/2
teaspoon (2ml) baking powder
1/2
teaspoon (2ml) salt
Vegetable oil cooking spray
Place first eight ingredients, in order
listed, in blender jar (not vegetable oil
cooking spray). Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and blend on Purée
for 10 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Scrape blender jar with a spatula. Turn
blender ON and blend on Purée for an
additional 15-20 seconds. Turn blender
OFF.
Coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle
with vegetable oil cooking spray, and heat
over medium heat. Pour batter into
4-inch (10cm) pancakes. When they start
to bubble, turn and brown the other side,
about 45 seconds. Repeat with remaining
batter, coating skillet with vegetable oil
cooking spray as necessary.
Nutritional analysis per pancake:
Calories 75 (36% from fat) • carbo. 9g
• prot. 3g • fat 3g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 27mg
• sod. 168mg
teaspoon (2ml) salt
Vegetable oil cooking spray
Place first six ingredients, in order
listed, into blender jar (not vegetable oil
cooking spray). Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and blend on
Mix for 10 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Scrape blender jar with a spatula.
Turn blender ON and continue
blending on Mix until smooth, about
5-10 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Refrigerate in a covered container for 2
hours before using. Store in an airtight
container in the refrigerator for up to 2
days. Stir well before using.
Coat a 9-1/2"(24cm) nonstick skillet with
vegetable oil cooking spray, and place
over medium heat. Pour 3 tablespoons
(45ml) batter into skillet, and swirl to coat
bottom of the pan evenly with a thin film.
Cook about 1 minute on each side, or
until lightly browned.
Reserve crêpes. Repeat with remaining
batter, coating pan with vegetable oil
cooking spray as necessary.
Serve with creamed chicken, fresh
berries or sautéed apples.
Nutritional analysis per crêpe:
Calories 59 (46% from fat) • carbo. 6g
• prot. 2g • fat 3g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 46mg
• sod. 107mg
HONEY WHEAT WAFFLES
SOUPS
Makes six waffles
(about 3 cups (750ml) batter)
COLD GAZPACHO
CREAM OF
ASPARAGUS SOUP
Makes eight 6-ounce (175ml) servings
1-1/2 cups (375ml) milk
Makes five 6-ounce (175ml) servings
3/4
cup (175ml) parsley leaves
2
large eggs
2
3
3/4
cup (175ml) plus 2 tablespoons
(25ml) all-purpose flour
cups (500ml) tomato juice,
divided
tablespoons (45ml) butter or
margarine
1
rib celery, peeled, cut into 1"
pieces (2.5cm)
1
small onion, cut into 1" pieces
(2.5cm)
1
medium cucumber, peeled, cut
in half lengthwise, seeds
removed, in 1" pieces (2.5cm)
3/4
pound (375g) asparagus,
trimmed, cut into 1" pieces
(2.5cm)
1
clove garlic, peeled, cut in 4
pieces
3
cups (750ml) chicken stock or
broth
1/2
medium green bell pepper,
cored, seeded, cut into 1"
pieces (2.5cm)
1
cup (250ml) half-and-half
3
teaspoons (15ml) cornstarch
small jalapeño pepper, cut in
half, seeds removed, cut into
1/4" pieces (.6cm)
1-1/2 cups (375ml) cold water
1/2
cup (125ml) whole wheat flour
4
tablespoons (50ml) butter, melted
2
tablespoons (25ml) honey
1
teaspoon (5ml) baking powder
1
teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
1/2
teaspoon (2ml) salt
1/4
teaspoon (1ml) baking soda
Preheat waffle iron. Place ingredients in
blender jar in order listed. Place cover
on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
blend on Purée for 10 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Scrape blender jar with
spatula. Turn blender ON and continue
blending on Purée until smooth, about
10-15 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
1
2
medium tomatoes, seeds
removed, each cut into 8 pieces
Follow manufacturer’s instructions to
bake waffles.
2
tablespoons (25ml) lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon (1ml) black pepper
Nutritional analysis per waffle:
Calories 239 (41% from fat) • carbo. 28g
• prot. 7g • fat 11g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 96mg
• sod. 419mg
Place 1 cup (250ml) tomato juice in
blender jar. Add celery and next six
ingredients. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and blend on Purée
until vegetables are medium-finely
chopped, about 10-15 seconds. Turn
blender OFF.
Place in a large serving bowl, and add
remaining 1 cup (250ml) tomato juice,
lemon juice, and pepper; stir to
combine. Chill before serving.
4
scallions, cut into 1" pieces
(2.5cm)
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 85 (11% from fat) • carbo. 16g
• prot. 3g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 511mg
Salt and white pepper, to taste
Place parsley in the blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender
ON and pulse on Purée until coarsely
chopped, about 4-5 times. Reserve.
Turn blender OFF.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan
over medium heat. Add onion, and
cook until soft but not brown, about
2-3 minutes. Add asparagus, stock, and
all but 1 tablespoon (15ml) of reserved
parsley. Cover; bring to a boil over
medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low
and cook, partially covered, until
asparagus is tender, about 10-12
minutes.
Drain vegetables, being sure to reserve the
cooking liquid. Allow cooking liquid to
cool 5 minutes. Add 1 cup (250ml) of
the cooking liquid and half of the solids,
in order listed, to the blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON
and blend on Food Processor Speed
until smooth, about 25-30 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Return the puréed
vegetable mixture to the saucepan.
Repeat with remaining 1 cup (250ml)
liquid and vegetables. Add remaining
cooking liquid and half-and-half to
puréed vegetables in the saucepan; stir to
combine. Stir cornstarch into water, and
add to soup. Cook, stirring often, over
medium heat, until soup thickens, about
6-8 minutes. Do not boil. Adjust
seasonings to taste; garnish with
remaining parsley, and serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 112 (64% from fat) • carbo. 7g
• prot. 3g • fat 8g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 23mg
• sod. 610mg
POTATO-LEEK SOUP
Makes four 6-ounce (175ml) servings
1
tablespoon (15ml) margarine
2
medium leeks, whites only,
sliced horizontally and cut into
1" pieces (2.5cm)
1
small onion, in 1" pieces
(2.5cm)
2
medium potatoes, peeled, in 1"
pieces (2.5cm)
1-3/4 cups (425ml) reduced-sodium
chicken broth
1/2
cup (125ml) water
1/2
teaspoon (2ml) salt
1/4
3
teaspoon (1ml) white pepper
tablespoons (45ml) chopped
chives (optional)
Melt margarine in a medium saucepan
over medium heat. Add leeks and onion;
sauté until soft but not brown, about 5-8
minutes; stir occasionally. Add potatoes,
broth, and water; cover; bring to a boil
over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to
low, and simmer, uncovered, until
potatoes are soft, about 10-15 minutes.
Drain vegetables, being sure to reserve the
cooking liquid. Allow cooking liquid to
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cool 5 minutes. Add half of the cooking
liquid and half of the solids to the
blender jar. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and blend on Food
Processor Speed until smooth, about
15-20 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Return the puréed vegetable mixture to
the saucepan. Repeat with remaining
liquid and vegetables and return
vegetable mixture to saucepan. Add salt
and pepper; stir to combine. Garnish
with chopped chives, if desired.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 208 (17% from fat) • carbo. 38g
• prot. 5g • fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 380mg
CREAMY
CANTALOUPE SOUP
Makes five 6-ounce (175ml) servings
1/2
cup (125ml) orange juice
1
medium cantaloupe, seeds and
peel removed, cut into 1" pieces
(2.5cm)
1
cup (250ml) plain nonfat yogurt
2
tablespoons (25ml) sugar*
2
tablespoons (25ml) port wine
(optional)
2
tablespoons (25ml) fresh mint
leaves
Place orange juice and cantaloupe in
blender jar. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and blend on Purée
until smooth, about 20-25 seconds. Add
yogurt, sugar, and wine (if using). Blend
on Purée until smooth, about 15 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Serve chilled.
Garnish with mint leaves.
*Use less sugar if the cantaloupe is
naturally sweet.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 96 (0% from fat) • carbo. 20g
15
• prot. 4g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 1mg
• sod. 45mg
CORN CHOWDER
Makes seven 6-ounce (175ml) servings
1
tablespoon (15ml) butter or
margarine
1
medium leek, white only,
washed, cut into 1" pieces
(2.5cm)
1
medium onion, cut into
1/4" pieces (.6cm)
2
celery ribs, peeled, sliced in
1/4" pieces (.6cm)
1
medium potato (about 9
ounces) (250g), peeled, cut
into 1/2" pieces (1.25cm)
1- 2/3 cups (400ml) reduced-sodium
chicken broth
1
bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon (1ml) dried thyme
1-1/3 cups (325ml) 2% milk
2
cups (500ml) corn kernels (fresh
or frozen; thaw if frozen)
Divided salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over
medium heat. Add leek and onion; cook
over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add
celery, and sauté until soft, about 2
minutes. Add potato, broth, bay leaf, and
thyme. Cover; bring to a boil over
medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low,
and cook, partially covered, until potato is
tender, about 8-10 minutes.
Place milk and 1 cup (250ml) corn
kernels in blender jar. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend
on Food Processor Speed until well
combined, about 25-30 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Add milk mixture and
remaining corn to saucepan. Season with
salt and pepper, if desired. Cook gently
over low heat until heated through.
Remove bay leaf before serving.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 208 (17% from fat) • carbo. 36g
• prot. 7g • fat 4g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 8mg
• sod. 290mg
DESSERTS
ESPRESSO GRANITA
Makes six 1/2 cup (125ml) servings
2
cups (500ml) hot espresso coffee
1/2
cup (125ml) sugar
1
cup (250ml) chilled coffee
Combine espresso and sugar in a small
bowl until sugar dissolves. Pour into
ice cube trays, and freeze until solid,
about 8 hours. Place chilled coffee and
10 espresso cubes in blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender
ON and blend on Food Processor
Speed until thick, about 20-30
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Add
remaining ice cubes. Turn blender ON
and blend until thick, about 20
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve
immediately in well chilled parfait
cups. Top with a dollop of whipped
cream.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 68 (0% from fat) • carbo. 17g
• prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 1mg
Combine sugar and water in a medium
saucepan, and bring to a boil over
medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low,
and simmer until sugar dissolves, about
3-4 minutes. Cool completely**. When
cool, add lemon juice and zest; stir to
combine. Pour into ice cube trays, and
freeze until solid, about 8 hours. Place 10
frozen cubes in blender jar. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and press
Ice Crush button 10 times or until ice
is the consistency of snow. Continue
crushing 10 cubes at a time until all are
crushed. Turn blender OFF. Spoon
into well chilled parfait cups and serve
immediately.
* Zest is the colored part of the citrus
rind. Do not use the white pith. For best
results, remove zest from the lemon with
a vegetable peeler.
** Place mixture in a covered container,
and store in the refrigerator overnight,
or chill over an ice bath for 30 minutes.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 216 (0% from fat) • carbo. 54g
• prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 1mg
LEMON RICOTTA
CHEESECAKE WITH
RASPBERRY SAUCE
Makes eight servings (one 9" (22cm)
cheesecake)
3
whole graham crackers
1
tablespoon (15ml) cold butter,
in 8 pieces
Makes eight 1/2 cup (125ml) servings
1
tablespoon (15ml) sugar
2
cups (500ml) sugar
4
strips lemon zest, cut in half
2
cups (500ml) water
1/2
cup (125ml) liquid egg substitute
6
tablespoons (90ml) lemon juice
30
ounces (850g) part-skim ricotta
cheese
1/2
cup (125ml) sugar, divided
FRESH LEMON GRANITA
1-1/2 cups (375ml) fresh lemon juice
(juice of about 6 lemons)
1
tablespoon (15ml) grated lemon
zest*
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Cover
the outside of 9"(22cm) springform pan
with foil.
Break each graham cracker into 8 pieces
and add to blender jar. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend
on Mix until crushed, about 10-15
seconds. Add butter and 1 tablespoon
(15ml) sugar; blend on Mix until
combined, about 10-15 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Press mixture into bottom
of pan, and bake 10 minutes.
Add lemon zest and 1 teaspoon (5ml)
sugar to clean and dry blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON
and blend on Food Processor Speed
for 15-20 seconds. Add egg substitute
and remaining ingredients in the order
listed; blend on Mix for 60-75 seconds.
(It may look as if the ingredients are not
mixing; however, the blender is working.
After about 30 seconds, the mixture will
start to circulate in the blender jar.) Turn
blender OFF. Pour into prebaked crust,
and bake until firm, about 1 hour. Cool
completely on a wire rack, and then
refrigerate at least 6 hours before
serving. Serve with raspberry sauce
(see page 11).
Nutritional analysis per serving
(cheesecake only):
Calories 251 (39% from fat) • carbo. 24g
• prot. 14g • fat 11g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 37mg
• sod. 211mg
BAKED ALMOND CUSTARD
Makes six servings
3
large eggs
1-1/2 cups (375ml) 2% milk
1
cup (250ml) evaporated skim
milk
1/2
1
cup (125ml) sugar
teaspoon (5ml) almond extract
6
teaspoons (30ml) finely chopped
or slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Add first
five ingredients to blender jar (not
almonds). Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and blend on Mix until
combined, about 10 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Divide mixture among six
6-ounce ramekins or custard cups, filling
each about 3/4 full. Top each with 1
teaspoon (5ml) almonds.
Place ramekins in a 9" x 13"(22cmx33cm)
baking dish and add hot water to reach 1"
(2.5cm) up the sides of the ramekins. Bake
until a knife inserted in the center comes
out clean, about 1 hour. Remove ramekins
from water bath and cool on a wire rack.
Cover and chill in the refrigerator before
serving.
on work bowl. Press the ON button
and process on Food Processor
Speed until smooth, about 30-40
seconds. Press OFF button.
Transfer to a serving dish and garnish
with parsley. Serve at room
temperature.
Nutritional information per
tablespoon(15ml):Calories 40 (27% from fat) •
carbo. 6g • prot. 1g• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol.
0mg • sod. 69mg
Makes 1 cup (250ml)
cup (50ml) fresh cilantro leaves
1
small garlic clove, peeled
1
jalapeno pepper, halved, seeded,
cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1.3cm)
1
small onion, cut into 3/4-inch
pieces (1.9cm)
3
plum tomatoes, cut into
1/2-inch pieces (1.3cm)
1
teaspoon (5ml) fresh lime juice
RECIPES
1
teaspoon (5ml) salt
For use with SmartPower
Duet® Food Processor Only
Place cilantro in the SmartPower
Duet® work bowl fitted with the
chopping blade. Place cover on bowl
and press the ON button. With the
food processor running on Food
Processor Speed, add garlic through
the feed tube and process until finely
chopped, about 5 seconds. Scrape
work bowl. Add jalapeno, onion,
tomatoes, lime juice and salt.
Press the Pulse button and pulse
on Food Processor speed until
coarsely chopped, about 8 - 10 times.
Press OFF button.
HUMMUS
Makes 2-1/4 cups (550ml)
2
cups (500ml) canned garbanzo
beans, drained
1/2 cup (125ml) fresh lemon juice
4
tablespoons (50ml) tahini
4
garlic cloves, peeled
1-1/2 tablespoons (25ml) olive oil
2
teaspoons (10ml) salt
Parsley sprig
Place first 6 ingredients in the
SmartPower Duet® work bowl fitted
with the chopping blade. Place cover
1
tablespoon (15ml) fresh chives
1
cup (250ml) low-fat sour cream
1/3
cup (75ml) skim milk
1/4
cup (50ml) low-fat mayonnaise
1-1/2 teaspoons (7ml) prepared
horseradish
1/4
teaspoon (1ml) ground white
pepper
1
can (6 ounces) (175ml)
crabmeat, drained (about
3/4 cup)
FRESH TOMATO SALSA
1/4
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 181 (25% from fat) • carbo. 25g
• prot. 9g • fat 5g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 112mg
• sod. 111mg
SPICY CRAB DIP
Makes 1-3/4 cups (425ml)
Nutritional information per tablespoon (15ml):
Calories 20 (0% from fat) • carbo. 4g
• prot. 1g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 271mg
Place chives in the SmartPower
Duet® food processor work bowl
fitted with the chopping blade. Place
cover on work bowl and press the ON
button. Process on Food Processor
Speed until finely chopped, about
5 seconds. Leave in bowl. Add
remaining ingredients to work bowl
and press Pulse button. Pulse on
Food Processor Speed until
combined, about 6 times. Press OFF
button. Refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours
before serving to develop flavor.
Nutritional information per tablespoon (15ml):
Calories 64 (53% from fat) • carbo. 2g
• prot. 2g • fat 2g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 15mg
• sod. 91mg
CREAMY GUACAMOLE
Makes 1-1/2 cups (375ml)
1/4
cup (50ml) fresh cilantro leaves
1
medium garlic clove, peeled
1
small scallion, trimmed, cut into
1-inch pieces (2.5cm)
1/2
small green chili, seeded
1/4
teaspoon (1ml) salt
1/8
teaspoon (0.5ml) chili powder
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1/2
cup (125ml) nonfat plain yogurt
2
tablespoons (25ml) fresh lemon
juice
1
small plum tomato, cut into
1/2-inch pieces (1.3cm)
2
small ripe avocados, peeled, pits
removed, cut into 1/2-inch
pieces (1.3cm)
Place cilantro, garlic, scallion,
chili, salt and chili powder in the
SmartPower Duet® food processor
work bowl fitted with the chopping
blade. Place cover on work bowl and
press ON button. Process on Food
Processor Speed until finely
chopped, about 5 seconds. Scrape
work bowl and add yogurt, lemon
juice, tomato and avocado. Press
Pulse button and pulse on Food
Processor Speed 5 times, then run
continuously until smooth, about 20
seconds. Press OFF button.
Tip: To prevent browning, bury
avocado pit in the center of the
mixture for storage.
Nutritional information per tablespoon (15ml):
Calories 39 (69% from fat) • carbo. 2g
• prot. 1g • fat 3g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 30m
PESTO SAUCE
Makes eight 1-ounce (25ml) servings
3
ounces (85g) Parmesan cheese,
cut into 3/4-inch pieces (1.9cm)
3
small garlic cloves, peeled
2
cups (500ml) fresh basil leaves,
loosely packed
2/3
cup (150ml) olive oil
1/4
cup (50ml) pine nuts
Place cheese in the SmartPower
Duet® food processor work bowl
fitted with the chopping blade. Place
the cover on the work bowl and press
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the ON button. Process on Food
Processor Speed until finely
chopped, about 45 seconds. Reserve.
Add garlic and process until finely
chopped, about 5 seconds. Scrape
work bowl and add basil, oil and pine
nuts. Process until combined, about
15 seconds. Scrape work bowl and
add reserved cheese. Process until
well blended, about 30 seconds. Press
OFF button.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 262 (89% from fat) • carbo. 2g • sod.
202mg • prot. 5g • fat 26g • sat. fat 5g •chol. 8mg
RASPBERRY SAUCE
Makes eight 1-ounce (25ml) servings
12
ounces (375ml) frozen
raspberries, thawed, at room
temperature (about 1-1/3 cups)
(325ml)
1
tablespoon (15ml) sugar
Place raspberries and sugar in the
SmartPower Duet® food processor
work bowl fitted with the chopping
blade. Place cover on work bowl and
press ON button. Process on Food
Processor Speed until well combined,
about 20 seconds. Press OFF button.
Strain mixture through a fine sieve.
Store in an airtight container in the
refrigerator. Serve over fruit, ice
cream, cake or cheese cake.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 52 (0% from fat) • carbo. 13g
prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 0mg
CLASSIC MAYONNAISE
Makes 2/3 cup (150ml)
2
large egg yolks
LOW-FAT BLUE CHEESE
DRESSING
2
tablespoons (25ml) red wine
vinegar
1
tablespoon (15ml) vegetable oil
Makes 1 cup (250ml)
1
teaspoon (5ml) dry mustard
1
cup (250ml) fresh parsley
1/8
teaspoon (0.5ml) ground white
pepper
1/3
cup (75ml) skim milk
1/2
cup (125ml) nonfat plain yogurt
1/8
teaspoon (0.5ml) salt
2
2/3
cup (150ml) vegetable oil
ounces (50ml) blue cheese, cut
into 1/2-inch pieces (1.3cm)
1
tablespoon (15ml) fresh lemon
juice
1
tablespoon (15ml) balsamic
vinegar
1/4
teaspoon (1ml) ground white
pepper
1/4
teaspoon (1ml) salt
Place first six ingredients (egg yolks
through salt) in the SmartPower
Duet® food processor work bowl fitted
with the chopping blade. Place cover
on work bowl and press ON button.
Process on Food Processor Speed
until combined, about 5 seconds.
With machine running, pour 1/3 cup
(75ml) oil into pusher and let it drip
through the small hole. The
mayonnaise will thicken gradually.
Remove the white pusher and slowly
add the remaining oil through the feed
tube. Stop processing once all the oil
has been added. Press the OFF
button.
Variation: Cholesterol-Free
Mayonnaise
Substitute 1/2 cup (125ml) liquid egg
substitute for the 2 large egg yolks.
Prepare as directed above.
Nutritional information per tablespoon (15ml)
of Classic Mayonnaise:
Calories 66 (94% from fat) • carbo. 0g
• prot. 1g • fat 7g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 17mg
• sod. 22mg
Nutritional information per tablespoon (15ml)
of Cholesterol-Free Mayonnaise:
Calories 66 (94% from fat) • carbo. 0g
• prot. 1g • fat 7g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 22mg
Place parsley in the SmartPower
Duet® food processor work bowl fitted
with the chopping blade. Place cover
on work bowl and press ON button.
Process on Food Processor Speed
until finely chopped, about 10 seconds.
Add remaining ingredients and process
until smooth, about 20 seconds. Press
OFF button. Store in the refrigerator
in an airtight container for up to two
weeks.
Nutritional information per tablespoon (15ml):
Calories 17 (53% from fat) • carbo. 1g
• prot. 1g • fat 1g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 3mg
• sod. 96mg
WHIPPED CREAM
Makes 1 cup (250ml)
1
cup (250ml) whipping cream
1
tablespoon (15ml) sugar
1
teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
Place cream in SmartPower Duet®
food processor work bowl fitted with
the chopping blade. Place cover on
work bowl and press ON button.
Process on Food Processor Speed
until cream begins to thicken, about
30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla.
Continue processing until cream is
thickened, about 30 seconds. Press
OFF button.
Nutritional information per tablespoon (15ml):
Calories 115 (86% from fat) • carbo. 3g
• prot. 1g • fat 11g • sat. fat 7g
• chol. 41mg • sod. 11mg
CHICKEN STIR-FRY
Makes 4 servings
1
pound (500g) boneless, skinless
chicken breasts
1
medium garlic clove, peeled
1
1-inch (2.5cm) piece fresh
ginger, peeled
2
small carrots, peeled, cut to fit
feed tube horizontally
4
ounces (125ml) mushrooms,
stems trimmed
6
medium scallions, trimmed,
cut into 1-inch pieces (2.5cm)
1
small zucchini, cut to fit feed
tube vertically
1
medium red pepper, cored,
seeded, cut into rectangles to fit
feed tube
6
tablespoons (90ml) vegetable
oil, divided
2
teaspoons (10ml) cornstarch
2
teaspoons (10ml) cold water
1/2
cup (125ml) reduced sodium
chicken broth
2
tablespoons (25ml) soy sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons (7ml) sesame oil
Freshly ground black pepper,
to taste
Cut chicken breasts in half. Roll each
half into a cylinder and wrap in plastic
wrap. Freeze until chicken is hard to
the touch, but is still easily pierced
with a sharp knife.
Place garlic and ginger in the
SmartPower Duet® Food Processor
work bowl fitted with the chopping
blade. Place cover on the work bowl
and press the ON button. Process on
Food Processor Speed until minced,
about 10 seconds. Remove and
reserve. Insert the shredding disc.
Pack carrots in the feed tube and
shred. Remove and reserve. Insert
the slicing disc and slice mushrooms,
scallions, zucchini and pepper,
reserving each separately. Slice semifrozen chicken. Press OFF button.
Heat oil in a stir-fry pan or large
skillet over medium-high heat. Add
2 tablespoons (25ml) vegetable oil and
stir-fry chicken until it is cooked
through and juices run clear. Cook
chicken in batches if necessary.
Reserve and keep warm.
Add 2 tablespoons (25ml) oil to stir-fry
pan and cook garlic and ginger until
fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add
carrots and cook for 15 seconds. Add
remaining vegetables and cook until
just tender, about 1 minute. Remove
and reserve.
Combine cornstarch and water in a
small bowl. Add broth, soy sauce and
sesame oil. Add to stir-fry pan and
cook over medium-high heat until
thickened, about 2 minutes. Add
reserved chicken and vegetables; stir to
combine and cook until heated
through. Season to taste with pepper
and serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 380 (57% from fat) • carbo. 12g
• prot. 29g • fat 24g • sat. fat 3g
• chol. 66mg • sod. 803mg
POTATOES AU GRATIN
Makes 6 servings
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1
small garlic clove, peeled
1
cup (250ml) heavy cream
1/2
cup (125ml) reduced sodium,
low-fat chicken broth
1/4
pound (125g) cheddar cheese
4
medium potatoes, peeled,
halved lengthwise, ends cut flat
Bake until potatoes are tender, liquid
is absorbed and top is browned, about
1 hour. Sprinkle remaining cheese
on top, 5 minutes before the end
of cooking.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 361 (52% from fat) • carbo. 34g
• prot. 9g • fat 21g • sat. fat 13g
• chol. 74mg • sod. 302mg
SHREDDED CARROTS AND
ZUCCHINI
Makes 4 servings
2
small zucchini, trimmed, cut to
fit feed tube
3
medium carrots, peeled, cut to
fit feed tube
4
tablespoons (50ml) margarine
1/4
teaspoon (1ml) salt
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper,
to taste
Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC) and
spray a 9-inch (22cm) square baking
dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.
Place garlic in the SmartPower Duet®
food processor work bowl fitted with
the chopping blade. Place cover on
work bowl and press ON button.
Process on Food Processor Speed
until minced, about 5 seconds.
Place cream, broth and garlic in a
small saucepan and bring to a simmer
over medium-low heat.
Insert the shredding disc into the food
processor work bowl and shred the
cheese. Reserve. Insert the slicing
disc and slice the potatoes. Press
OFF button.
Layer half the potato slices in the
bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and half the
cheese. Add remaining potatoes in a
layer over the cheese, and season.
Pour the hot cream mixture over the
top of the potatoes.
1/4
teaspoon (1ml) dried basil
Freshly ground black pepper,
to taste
Insert the shredding disc in the
SmartPower Duet® food processor
work bowl and place cover on work
bowl. Press ON button. Place
zucchini in feed tube and shred, using
Food Processor Speed. Remove and
reserve. Place carrots in feed tube and
shred. Press OFF button.
Melt margarine in a medium skillet
over medium heat. Add carrots and
cook until tender, about 2 minutes.
Add zucchini and seasonings. Cook,
stirring often, until just tender, about
1 minute. Serve warm.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 140 (77% from fat) • carbo. 7g
• prot. 1g • fat 12g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 285mg
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CHICKEN SALAD
Makes 2 servings
1
small celery stalk, peeled, cut
into 3/4-inch pieces (1.9cm)
1/3 small red pepper, cut into
3/4-inch pieces (1.9cm)
1
cup cooked chicken, cut into
3/4-inch pieces (1.9cm)
1/4 cup (50ml) low-fat mayonnaise
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper,
to taste
Place celery and red pepper in the
SmartPower Duet® food processor
work bowl fitted with the chopping
blade. Place cover on work bowl,
press ON button and press Pulse
button. Pulse on Food Processor
Speed until coarsely chopped, about
3 - 4 times. Add chicken and
mayonnaise; pulse until combined,
about 3 - 4 times. Press OFF
button. Season, to taste, with salt and
pepper.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 244 (59% from fat) • carbo. 3g
• prot. 22g • fat 16g • sat. fat 3g
• chol. 70mg • sod. 211mg
APPLESAUCE
Makes 1-1/2 cups (375ml)
1
pound (500g) apples, peeled,
cored, cut into eighths
1/4 cup (50ml) water
Place apples and water in a 2-quart
(1.9L) saucepan over medium-low
heat. Simmer until apples are soft,
about 20 - 25 minutes. Add additional
water, if necessary, to prevent burning.
Remove from heat and allow apple
mixture to cool before processing.
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Transfer apple mixture to the
SmartPower Duet® food processor
work bowl fitted with the chopping
blade. Place cover on work bowl and
press ON button. Process on Food
Processor Speed until combined,
about 15 seconds. Scrape work bowl.
Process until smooth, about 10 - 15
seconds. Press OFF button.
Nutritional information per 1/2 cup (125ml):
Calories 84 (0% from fat) • carbo. 21g
• prot. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 1mg
TOSSED SALAD
Repeat with zucchini. Press OFF
button. Toss vegetables with lettuces.
When ready to serve, add vinaigrette
and toss to combine.
*We recommend using a combination
of romaine, Boston, red and green leaf
lettuces.
Nutritional information per serving: (salad
only) Calories 40 (0% from fat) • carbo. 8g
• prot. 2g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 26mg
VINAIGRETTE
Makes 1 cup (250ml)
Makes 8 servings
1
small garlic clove, peeled
8
1/3
cup (75ml) red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon (15ml) Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon (2ml) salt
1/8
teaspoon (0.5ml) freshly ground
black pepper
1
cup (250ml) vegetable oil
cups (2L) assorted lettuces,
washed, dried and torn into
bite-sized pieces*
6
radishes, ends cut flat
4
plum tomatoes, ends cut flat
1
celery stalk, peeled, cut to fit
feed tube vertically
1
small red onion, peeled, ends
cut flat
1
medium carrot, peeled, cut to
fit feed tube horizontally
1
small zucchini, trimmed, cut to
fit feed tube horizontally
Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Place lettuces in a large salad bowl.
Insert the slicing disc in the
SmartPower Duet® food processor
work bowl. Place cover on work bowl
and press ON button. Using Food
Processor Speed, slice radishes and
transfer to salad bowl. Slice tomatoes,
celery and red onion separately,
transferring each to the salad bowl
after slicing. Insert the shredding disc.
Place carrots in feed tube horizontally
and shred. Transfer to salad bowl.
Place garlic in the SmartPower Duet®
food processor work bowl fitted with
the chopping blade. Place cover on
work bowl and press ON button.
Process on Food Processor Speed
until finely chopped, about 5 seconds.
Add vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper;
process 5 seconds to combine. With
machine running, slowly pour oil
through feed tube until well mixed,
about 30 seconds. Press OFF
button.
Nutritional information per tablespoon (15ml):
Calories 247 (98% from fat) • carbo. 1g
• prot. 0g • fat 27g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 0mg
• sod. 157mg
WARRANTY
THREE YEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY
This warranty supersedes all previous
warranties on Cuisinart® SmartPower
Duet® Blender/Food Processor.
This warranty is available to
consumers only.
You are a consumer if you own a
Cuisinart® SmartPower Duet®
Blender/Food Processor that was
purchased at retail for personal, family,
or household use. This warranty is not
available to retailers or other
commercial purchasers or owners.
We warrant that your Cuisinart®
SmartPower Duet® Blender/Food
Processor will be free of defects in
material or workmanship under
normal home use for three years from
the date of original purchase.
We suggest that you complete and
promptly return the enclosed warranty
registration card to facilitate
verification of the date of original
purchase. However, return of the
warranty registration card is not a
condition of these warranties.
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of
your return, please also enclose $10.00
for shipping and handling of the
product. Please also be sure to include
a return address, daytime phone
number, description of the product
defect, product serial number (stamped
on bottom of product base), and any
other information pertinent to the
product’s return. Please pay by cheque
or money order.
Your Cuisinart® SmartPower Duet®
Blender/Food Processor has been
manufactured to strict specifications
and has been designed for use with the
Cuisinart® SmartPower Duet®
Blender/Food Processor accessories
and replacement parts. These
warranties expressly exclude any
defects or damages caused by
accessories, replacement parts, or other
repair service other than those that
have been authorized by Cuisinart.
These warranties do not cover any
damage caused by accident, misuse,
shipment, or other than ordinary
household use. These warranties
exclude all incidental or consequential
damages.
BEFORE RETURNING
YOUR
CUISINART® PRODUCT
If you are experiencing problems with
your Cuisinart® product, we suggest
that you call our Consumer Service
Centre at 1-800-472-7606 before
returning the product for servicing.
Often, our Consumer Service
Representatives can help solve the
problem without having the product
serviced. If servicing is needed, a
Representative can confirm whether
the product is under warranty and
direct you to the nearest service
location.
If your blender should prove to be
defective within the warranty period,
we will repair it (or, if we think it
necessary, replace it) without charge to
you. To obtain warranty service, please
call our Consumer Service Centre
toll-free at 1-800-472-7606, or contact:
Cuisinart Canada
156 Parkshore Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 5M1
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