Cuisinart is an American home appliance brand owned by Conair Corporation. The company was started in 1971 by Carl Sontheimer to make the revolutionary food processor. The “Food Processor” was the first model introduced at the National Housewares Exposition in Chicago in 1974, 1975 for Canadians. In 1986 Cuisinart introduced a chopper/grinder (the Mini-Mate) and has since expanded to include a wide variety of products. A partial list of Cuisinart products includes: Bakeware Handheld Blenders and Countertop Blenders Brick Ovens Coffeemakers Cookware Cutlery and Cutting boards Espresso Maker Food Processors Frozen yogurt-ice cream and sorbet makers Grills, Griddles, and Raclettes Hand Mixers Kitchen tools and gadgets Rice Cookers Scales Slow Cookers Speciality Appliances Stand Mixers with five attachments Toasters and Toaster oven broilers Waffle Makers Cuisinart products are available in upscale department and specialty stores nationwide.