For over 30 years, Cuisinart's aim has been to produce the very finest kitchen equipment so that cooks at home, as well as professional chefs, have the tools to express their creativity. All Cuisinart products are engineered for exceptionally long life and designed to be easy to use, as well as to give excellent performance day after day. This is why they have come to be regarded as the defining machines in their field by chefs across the world.
Cuisinart is now the leading brand in a number of categories besides just food processors, by bringing to market new products that are truly innovative and state of the art.
2010's - In May 2010, Cuisinart UK was awarded the Housewares Product of the Year Award for the introduction of the Cuisinart Soup Maker, an innovative product allowing soup to be sautéed, cooked and blended to perfect consistency in one product in just 20 minutes.
2000's - Cuisinart went back to its origins and launched in the French market, endorsed by the internationally renowned chef, Paul Bocuse and in 2003 Cuisinart entered the UK, selling through accredited and specialist kitchen retailers.
1990's - Cuisinart continued to build on its success by entering into other categories such as coffee makers, toasters and hand blenders.
1980's - During the 1980's Cuisinart continued to raise its profile with introductions of successful cook books and videotapes to support the food processor and in 1989 it was bought by Conair Group; putting the resources of the world's largest personal care appliance company in the hands of inventors, engineers and home economists.
1970's - Carl Sontheimer an American engineer, who lived in France, watched a food preparation machine being demonstrated in a restaurant. So impressed by the machine, he believed he could adapt the technology to become a useful housewares appliance for American households. During the early to mid 1970's, Sontheimer returned to America and continued to develop the food processor with the help of food experts, James Beard and Julia Child. In 1973 after much hard work and determination the 1st Cuisinart food processor was launched into the American market.