The 12 cup bowl will be much handier to work with for those larger jobs.
In fact, it is so much bigger, it makes my old food processor look like little brother. This little 3 cup model has given me many good years of service and will continue to be a back-up for small jobs, but I am so excited to have a larger one to work with now!
So why did I choose this particular one? I read a lot of reviews. I compared prices. After all things were taken into consideration, this is what sold me on this one instead of another brand that I considered strongly.
So now I need to find something to slice, chop, shred or otherwise process. And, by the way, I do not work for Food Network or Cuisinart or receive any compensation from them, but I do love their food processors.