[Sca-cooks] Possible bargain on knife setfor anyoneinterested...

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Nov 26 15:16:37 PST 2007

> I vaguely remember Cuisinart as the manufacturer of the Robot-Coupe
> food processor line for professional kitchens shortly before the
> Cuisinart food processor for home kitchens became available. Or maybe
> it was Robot-Coupe creating the original Cuisinart and then changing
> the name of the company...
> I always wanted a Robo-Coup R2  to casually keep visible in my
> kitchen... It's what G-d used to puree rocks when creating the earth,
> and S/he needed filler, and is still, for my money at least, probably
> the finest, most no-nonsense, most durable, and most powerful food
> processor in the world outside of some kind of specialized, industrial
> setting, and has been for maybe 35 years... very little design change
> over the years, too...
> Adamantius

Robot-Coupe predates Cuisinart and is a French company.  A second company, 
Robot-Coupe USA was licensed to manufacture and distribute in the U.S.

Cuisinart was started by Carl Sontheim a U.S. born engineer raised in 
France.  The original food processor appears to have been developed in the 
US, but manufactured in France.  Sontheim supposedly worked from the 
Robot-Coupe design to create a lighter machine for home use, so it is very 
possible there are ties between Robot-Coupe and Cuisinart that aren't 
readily apparent.

I did misspeak in one regard, Conair doesn't own Cuisinart.  They hold the 
right to use the Cuisinart trademark in the U.S.


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