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Cuisinart Corporate Office Address

Cuisinart, Inc.
1 Cummings Point Road
Stamford, Connecticut 06902

Contact Cuisinart

Phone Number: (203) 351-9000
Fax Number: (203) 351-9180
Website: https://www.cuisinart.com/
Email: Email Cuisinart

Cuisinart Facts

Founder: Carl Sontheimer
Date Founded: 1971
Founding Location: Chicago, Illinois
Number of Employees: 4000

Cuisinart Executives

CEO: Leandro P. Rizzuto
CFO: Patrick P. Yannotta
COO: Barry Haber

Cuisinart History

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Cuisinart was founded in 1971 by Carl Sontheimer in Chicago, Illinois. After a trip to France where Sontheimer and his wife saw an early version of a food processor, Carl decided that he could make something similar which would drastically reduce the preparation time for cooks.

A graduate of MIT, Sontheimer took apart the prototype that he brought from France, he streamlined some items and refined others. In 1973, Sontheimer introduced “The Food Processor” at the National Housewares Expedition in Chicago, Illinois.

cuisinart 4  It didn’t catch on right away. Most people thought of the food processor as nothing more than a high priced blender. By 1975, however, his product was being used by Julia Childs and James Beard, as well as being featured in Gourmet magazine.

In 1977, the market suddenly turned for Cuisinart, with orders going from a few units each month to hundreds of units each month. By the end of 1977, sales had hit the $50 million mark.

Cuisinart began making several different models of food processors before branching out in 1986.

Today, the company makes toaster ovens, blenders, coffee makers, cookware, slow cookers, stand mixers, and much more. Cuisinart 2   The company sells its products in almost every brick and mortar store, as well as online stores and their own online site, in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and Hong Kong. The company has a manufacturing facility in Rantoul, Illinois and headquarters are located in Stamford, Connecticut.

In 2016, the company put out a recall due to cutting blades which were held on by faulty rivets. Consumers reported that the blades were coming part and putting metal particles into their food.

Conair Corporation acquired the company in 1989 for $60 million. Cuisinart 5

Cuisinart FAQs

Question 1: What is the phone number for Cuisinart?
Answer 1: The phone number for Cuisinart is (203) 351-9000.

Question 2: Who is the CEO of Cuisinart?
Answer 2: The CEO of Cuisinart is Leandro P. Rizzuto.

Question 3: Who founded Cuisinart?
Answer 3: Cuisinart was founded by Carl Sontheimer in 1971.

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Mitch January 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm

Just spent 2 hours holding for your customer service. 5 separate calls that all disconnect after 20-30 minutes. I heard how important my call was hundreds of times. Apparently not.
Solution……I will NEVER buy another Cuisinart product!!!!!!!

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Pat Sheafor January 16, 2019 at 5:31 pm

All I need is a replacement work bowl for the 11 cup Cuisinart food processor. Computer research shows “Out of Stock” on the Cuisinart website. Amazon shows two used bowls available. Other replacement part companies state that they cannot get this, and other, Cuisinart parts.
Two hours of hold on the phone; advise that emails are answered within 24 hours; a very pleasant voice advising that there is such a high volume of calls that it is best to send an email and that if I am calling about replacement blades it takes a long time to make them (this two years after the recall?). And on the second call 48 hours after the first – a different email address to contact – Cuisinart_cserve@ conair.com. REALLY! This is not Customer SERVICE! Finally, a real person who advises me that the bowl is available for over $50 plus shipping; when I query that that is double the price on their own website which said it was not available, she checked and said she was being unable to order the item. I was given the part number so that I could ‘shop around’.
The rest of the unit is in working order. Please advise HOW one can acquire a replacement work bowl – DLC-865AGTXT1 (part number provided by Customer Service Agent), for Model # DLC- 8SBCY. # on bottom of machine is so small I cannot be sure this is accurate – EV11PC9.
A $180.00 product should have replacement parts available. If the recall on the blade really should have been a recall on the whole product, then why not be honest and say so. IF a replacement bowl is going to crack and be dangerous, why not be customer friendly and advise us not to even try to replace?
Customer SERVICE, please.
Thank you – but not holding my breath!
Patricia Sheafor, 704-578-XXXX, psheafor@ gmail.com

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Stanley M Burghardt January 15, 2019 at 6:32 pm

Stanley M. Burghardt, Auxiliary Chairman Special Children/Olympics, PGK, PFN
New York State Council Knights of Columbus
12 Northfield Drive, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-580-1018 stosh826@ yahoo.com

Special Olympics 501 (c) 3 ID 23-7061382

January 15, 2019

To whom it may concern:
On behalf of officers and members of the New York State Council Knights of Columbus, we ask you to support our 12th Annual Fluke Rodeo Fundraiser benefiting the “Special Olympics”. Their primary goal is to utilize sports to help children and young adults with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talent.
Our Fluke Rodeo will take place on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Flier enclosed). It will run from 7AM to 4PM and conclude with the weigh-in, a Barbeque, Awards Ceremony and Mega Fundraiser held at Marine Max Marina, 846 S. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst. It will start shortly after 4PM. We expect a minimum of 300 to attend this year’s BBQ / Awards / Fundraiser.
I know that Corporations, Companies and Private Businesses such as yours have limited funds allocated for donations and the volume of requests received is overwhelming. I also know that great prizes make for a successful fundraiser. I ask your donation consideration for any item(s) that can be used in our Chinese Auction, Raffle (consisting of fishing tackle, lures, rods, reels, hooks, lines, sportswear, boating accessories, household goods, personal items, gift certificates) and/or any items that can be included in the “Goodie Bags” given to each Tournament Participant

MarineMax Marina and The Fisherman Magazine are co-hosting this Tournament.

We would be most grateful for any consideration you can give this request.

Thanking you in advance,
Stanley M. Burghardt

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Mimi Paul December 17, 2018 at 5:08 pm

I am on my forth Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven and none of them will maintain a temperature. If I set it at 350, it goes from 300 to 450 to 350 and so on. It never stays at a temperature. I have had many batches of burnt cookies. Save your money, DON’T BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!

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Karen Stephen November 6, 2018 at 1:41 pm

To Whom it may concern,

I am extremely disappointed in the complete lack of customer service I have received from your company. I contacted customer service via email on the 10th of September 2018, advising of two defects with the coffee maker I purchased in May 2018. I did not receive a response until the 21st of September, advising me to call customer service. I did that and spoke to an agent who advised me that I would be required to mail the entire unit to Woodbridge, pay for it and include payment to have the unit returned to me. This is a ridiculous process, especially for a machine that is less than a year old! I advised him of this and requested to speak with a supervisor. I left a message for the supervisor, went to voicemail, AND I HAVE NEVER RECEiVED A CALL BACK!

On the 24 of October, I sent an email requesting the contact information for the head of customer service, AND I HAVE NEVER RECEiVED A RESPONSE!

I sent this email to the attention of the head of customer service on November 1, AND NEVER RECEIVED A RESPONSE!!!!

As I have mentioned in the past, I have had other Cuisinart products that I have never had a problem with. The lack of customer service I have experienced in dealing with this matter will make me hesitate before purchasing any future products from your company.

Just an aside, I have a Jennair oven that is over 8 years old, an error code showed up today, I called Jennair, spoke to one of their customer service reps, and have a service repair scheduled for tomorrow! This is how customer service should look like!

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Ernest Klinker October 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

ernieklinker@ gmail.com I’ve purchase you popcorn makers with the plastic lids and they keep cracking and falling apart. I was told you have knowledge of this from one of your reps and was told I would have replacement in 4 weeks. It’s now 8 weeks later and still nothing, so I called head office and was told there’s no eta on parts. so I asked for a new machine so I can start eating popcorn again, but the manager I left a message for is apparently to me avoiding this dilemma. Is anyone going to call me back or resolve my popcorn problems. Please let me know thx

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Jeannine Groff October 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm

I am the mother of author Lauren Groff and 2 time Olympic triathlete and Ironman/Ironwoman Sarah (Groff) True. I purchased my Cuisinart Food Processor after Lauren was born and before Sarah was born and it is still working beautifully. My family still enjoys pesto, bisques, gazpacho, and many other delicious and healthy food prepared by this wonderful machine. The whole family gets together at Christmas and several times in the summer in New Hampshire. If you would be interested in taking a photo and getting a testimonial from us, please let me know.

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Sherry Streeter October 1, 2018 at 11:07 am

I have been a fan of Cuisinart for years and had great experiences with your products. But yesterday my four year old toaster quit on me. Just stopped working. The push lever won’t stay engaged and even when I hold it down only two of the four coils heat up…. one side of each slot. So I’m very disappointed. Can you tell me if it’s repairable? my husband, who’s very handy in this regard, has had no luck.
Thank you.

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Zackra Mark June 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

RE: Customer Service interaction concerning a defective product (other previous emails not shown).

Not COOL! Your letter identifies me as a Valued Customer yet you deny me help even though your warranty rhetoric in the manual that came with my Cuisinart PrepExpress states the follow: “This warranty is available to consumers only. You are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart PrepExpress that was purchased at retail for personal, family or household use.” It does not say ‘except if purchased on eBay’. I purchased this item at retail price and I AM a consumer. The box was brand new and unopened. The problem is a defect in the product that occurred in the making of it. There was no damage to the item upon receipt, nothing broken, nothing used to make this problem evolve once it left the manufacturer. Unless of course, your company knew that this and other units were made at that time were prone to defects and sold the lot to someone that would sell them anyway?

I was honest and forthright with you about buying it on eBay, for which I am being denied my warranty rights. If I had been dishonest and told you it was a Christmas Gift and I wasn’t sure where it was purchased, would I have been treated differently?

So pardon me if I call your company hypocritical and not working in the best interest of a Valued Customer. Whatever happened to “Satisfaction Guaranteed”?

A Very Angry Consumer,
Zackra Mark

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