I'm sure something along the lines of this question has already been posted, but I find it too time consuming to plough through the multitude of posts with the word "Cuisinart". I recently purchased a Cuisinart Custom Pro 14 chrome from Khol's on an open box buy in the clearance area for $96. I do not have the DVD (before you advise me on how to get the DVD pls read the message that I posted on this thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/408307). I also have the Cuisinart Mini-prep plus that I got from Costco for $24 and want to make the most of that as well. I can really use advise,tricks, tips,and ideas for either one of the machines. I tried to CHOP onions,and made a nice onion puree. I know now that I can do a puree, can do pastry, chop nuts and herbs. I would like to CHOP my vegetables. I remember my aunt buying one of these way back in '79 and she crushed some oreo's in it for cookies and cream ice cream. I have not seen her use it since. But there must be something more to it than making sauces, purees, and cookies and cream ice cream. I would like to do fries and some more CHOPPING. I thought my CHOPPING days with a knife was over. Help me please!