More convenient than ever, the Cuisinart Elite Collection 4-Cup chopper/grinder effortlessly handles a variety of food preparation tasks such as chopping, grinding, and puréeing. The blade has a patented auto-reversing ability with a sharp edge for delicate chopping and puréeing soft foods, while the blunt edge grinds through spices and harder foods. Additionally, the revolutionary BladeLock System feature keeps the blade secure during processing and pouring. It’s cutting-edge food prep from Cuisinart. All removable parts are dishwasher safe.