My 14 cup KA processor only 1 year old just died. It actually can be coaxed to life briefly, but it seems to be a problem with the handle latching aparatus. As I remember , I replaced 2 Cuisinart bowls for this same problem before deciding to jump ship to KA. I'm certain it is completely out of warranty and in all honesty I probably voided the warranty by putting the bowl in the dishwasher many times. The bowl appears to have a sort of superficial cracking appearance in places. Ok, OK I know I should put everything in the dishwasher, but that's how I am and I'm not likely to change. In my defense I never put the blade or any knives in the DW! I've contacted KA but I'm assuming I'm not going to get much assistance. So,, what brand processor should I buy? Though my knife skills are better than average, I choose to use my FP quite a lot when I'm busy.