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Cuisinart (company)

Cuisinart (/ˈkwiːzɪnɑːrt/kwee-zin-art) is an American kitchen appliance and cookware brand owned by Conair Corporation. Cuisinart was founded in 1971 by Carl Sontheimer and initially produced food processors, which were introduced at a food show in Chicago in 1973.[1] The name “Cuisinart” became synonymous with “food processor.” The brand’s name is a portmanteau of “cuisine” and “art.” Cuisinart was purchased by Conair Corporation in 1989.[2]


Conair has revenues of roughly $2 billion per year, and Cuisinart makes pretty much everything for the kitchen. In 2023, Cuisinart brought out a portable countertop electric pizza oven capable of hitting 700ºF in the crowded pizza oven market—though reviews were mixed.