I bought the mini food processor at an outlet years ago, for around $20. I wanted the real deal, but it just wasn't in the budget. "Why not?" I asked myself, "What do I have to lose, other than $20?" But this was the little processor that could, and it got used often, even after the 14-cup model made its way into my kitchen. The other day, I dropped the prep bowl one too many times and it cracked for good.