Cuisinart is a brand of cookware, food processors, and other small kitchen appliances and utensils.
It was founded by Carl Sontheimer in 1971, and became a leading brand in the United States and Canada.
The Cuisinart food processor was endorsed by Julia Child and James Beard as a means of quickly preparing food. It now sells products in the UK but only through specialist kitchen retailers.
The trademark is a subsidiary of and owned by Conair Corporation which acquired the brand following Cuisinart's bankruptcy in 1989.
The word "cuisinart" is also sometimes used in the US as a general term for any food processor.
Steve Jobs stated that he based the physical design of the Apple II, a personal computer first released in 1977, in large part on the Cuisinart food processor.