I live in a small apartment with LIMITED counter space. Registering for kitchen gear as wedding gifts, don't want things on the registry to be too pricey. Want to get the smallest cuisinart that will be useful—ok with doing multiple batches of some things (and also have stick blender), and also find that too large a batch of some things leads to uneven processing (the stuff on the bottom getting totally chopped up while the top remains unmixed) but want to know what size I need for doughs, etc. Is 9 cups too small? Do I NEED 11 or more?