Giveaway: Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor

Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap Food Processor

One of the things I’ve learned in my years of canning is that once the produce starts coming on in great waves, it’s helpful to have a small appliance or two in your kitchen arsenal to help break fruits and vegetables down into preservable shapes and sizes. I often use my blender to help soften fruit for jam making (pulse, don’t puree) and often use the grater blade for my food processor to shred all manner of veg for batches of relish or salsa.

control buttons

Recently, the nice folks at Hamilton Beach asked if I’d be interested in trying out their new Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor. Since I’m always curious about new appliances (particularly ones that can help out during canning season), I said yes. I’ve had this guy in my kitchen for a couple of months now and there are a bunch of things I really like about it.

chopping blade

First off, I really like its general concept. Instead of having to turn and lock the pieces into alignment, the components of this machine simply stack together. Once you’re ready to process, two little pieces click and hold the lid in place. When I first used the machine, I found it a little disconcerting that the bowl doesn’t lock onto the base, but it has proven to be plenty sturdy, so it doesn’t worry me at all.

I also really appreciate the fact that both the chopping blade and the slicing/grating disc fit into the bowl for storage (I’ve never found a good method for storing the accessory discs for my other food processor).

grate and slice blade

It’s also a seriously powerful in the shredding and slicing department. I have used it to grate many pounds of carrots, cabbage, potatoes, fennel, and very old, hard Parmesan cheese. It’s been a champ with them all. I also appreciate how wide the feed tube is. Makes it really easy to get large root vegetables in there.

The chopping blade is also a workhorse, though I was disappointed to find that it sits up a little too high to be truly useful for moderately sized batches of pastry dough and pie crust. Still, it makes quick work of larger batches of dough and things like these sunflower seed and cheddar crackers.

lid

My one complaint about this machine has to do with the length of the cord. It’s too darn short! Truly though, I find this to be the case with most modern appliances. Because my kitchen is 47 years old (and has never been remodeled), I have just a couple of outlets placed at either end of the room. I either end up positioning the processor at an awkward angle and stretching the cord to its full length or getting an extension cord. If you have a space with more generously positioned electrical outlets, this shouldn’t be an issue for you.

Overall, I’m quite impressed with this food processor. I’ve long used a first generation Cuisinart (my aunt Flora bought it sometime in the mid-seventies) for my processing needs and I was pleased to see that this inexpensive unit could do much of what I ask of my vintage machine.

Finally, the giveaway. Hamilton Beach has generously given me eight of these Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processors to give away to my readers. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite small kitchen appliance. Food processor? Coffee maker? Immersion blender? Hand-cranked coffee grinder?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, June 14, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway open US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Also, make sure to check back tomorrow, when I’ll be sharing a recipe for fennel relish made right in the Stack & Snap (with action pictures and everything). If you’re a fennel fan, it’s certain to be a new favorite.

Disclosure: Hamilton Beach gave me one Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor for review and photography purposes and they’re providing eight additional units for this giveaway. They did not pay for inclusion on the blog and my opinions remain entirely my own. 

 

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1,230 Responses to Giveaway: Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor

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    Victoria says:

    Since I don’t own a food processor, my favorite appliance right now is my KitchenAid stand mixer. Love the bread dough that comes out of it!

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    Lisa says:

    The immersion blender was the one I most resisted–and now love. We make lots of tomato soup in summer and winter squash soup in winter and it’s so much easier with the immersion blender

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    Maureen G says:

    My favorite small appliance is my rectangular electric skillet. It has a glass lid with one of the glass handles broken but I love it. In summer I use it to cook chicken, fish. burgers & dogs. It is a real workhorse.

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    Becky says:

    I love a lot of kitchen appliances! My favorite is my crock pot. But the idea of a new food processor is amazing! My old one bit the dust recently and I haven’t replaced it yet. Maybe this is a sign!

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    edward says:

    I’m pretty reliant on my hand blender / immersion blender. Especially my version with the different attachments. Love the trick of making whipped “cream” out of skim milk with the flat plastic disc…..

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    Renee Campbell says:

    During the growing season my favorite appliance is my steamer/juicer. It’s so helpful when making my jellies! Thanks

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    Katie Rose says:

    My favorite has got to be my stick blender. I use for soup, salad dressing, blending jam, whipping cream–it’s great!

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    Danece says:

    My blender, I use it to make smoothies for my family, and popcicles for my gran children

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    Don Stilwell says:

    My favorite small appliance is a Japanese made, hand held, manual tea leave grinder that is used for making Matcha tea. Matcha is sort of like the tea version of espresso and it gives all of the benefits of tea but on steroids.

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    Katie says:

    My KitchenAid stand mixer is by far my favorite kitchen appliance. It was a gift a few years ago and it is definitely a multi-functional recommendation for any household.

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    Great giveaway! Thanks for the fennel relish recipe (yum!) Good luck to everyone!

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    mo says:

    My immersion blender.

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    Susan says:

    It’s so hard to pick just one. I love me a good gadget. But I recently bought a Kitchenaid rotary cheese grinder, just like in a restaurant! But I actually got it to grind nutmeg.

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    Rachel says:

    My Kitchenaid stand mixer!

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    Katie says:

    My favorite that I have at the moment is the spice mill (ie coffee grinder) that my brother bought me a few years ago. I have a relatively simple kitchen (my only electrics are a stand mixer, a crock pot, and the spice mill) but the spice mill is seriously helpful.

    My favorite of all time has to be the immersion blender, though. Those things are seriously helpful, especially since I have a deep and abiding love of soup!!

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    Jenny Loda says:

    I don’t know if it counts as a “small appliance” but I love my KitchenAid stand mixer. I also love my small, basic immersion blender for pureeing soups.

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    Leslie says:

    My favorite kitchen appliance… wow, that’s a hard one. I’d say it really depends on what time of the year you’d ask me… I have a GE Roaster with the accessory buffet insert which I’ve made so many great buffet style meals with for family get-togethers.

    I have an Aroma Rice Cooker – makes fabulous meals that can be all steamed together when it’s too hot outside to cook. I have a Black and Decker Convection Oven, it’s great for baking small batches of cookies, which is what’s left after the kids got at the cookie dough the minute my back was turned…

    I have a West Bend Bread Maker, which just fills the house with wonderous smells and turns out great loaves and lets not forget my old stand by – the Crock Pot. I don’t know how I survived working full time and cooking for a family of 4 without one!

    I use another Crock Pot that I got at the Goodwill, with the stick blender I gleaned from the same place – to make my hot process soaps that I give to friends as gifts.

    For the last three days I’ve put the Nesco Dehydrator to good use drying seasonal fruits into fruit roll ups and to store in mylar bags using the Food Saver Vacuum Sealer for long term storage. I can’t pick which one of my electric appliances are my favorite. I have a use for all of them, depending upon the time of the year and what’s on sale or growing in the garden.

    The only electric appliance I don’t have is a food processor. I’ve been chopping my veggies and blending everything by hand forever. These old arthritic hands have been stitched up more than once from being distracted by a screaming child while in the middle of working in the kitchen and I would be forever grateful if I was the recipient of such an excellent time saving kitchen tool! 🙂

    I understand what it’ like to live in an old house with sparse electrical outlets. I found out about WireMold products and added more outlets , in places that I needed them.

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    Elle says:

    Since I’m a grad student and just starting my own kitchen collection, I have few gadgets. I’d say my favorite appliance right now is my roommate’s blender. Yay summer!

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    David Smith says:

    Favorite kitchen appliance: would have to be our food processor. I received it as a Christmas present from my Mom and Dad a few years ago, and it has become the single most used electrical appliance in the kitchen. Not a week goes by that I don’t use it at least a couple of times.

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    Debbie in Tampa says:

    My favorite by far is my bread machine! I’ve had mine for 20 years since they first came out with them and use it all the time.

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    Kim Parrott says:

    I love my hand blender

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    Navya says:

    my favorite kitchen appliance : spice/coffee grinder. I use it all the time

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    Jennifer says:

    My favorite appliance is my brand new Vitamix. Finally pulled the trigger and got one and I absolutely love it. I can’t wait to obliterate tomatoes in it later this summer!

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    Liz says:

    My favorite appliances are probably my food processor and my stand mixer. I use them multiple times a week, and definitely makes things easier. 🙂

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    Susan says:

    I love my Vitamix high speed blender– i use it every day for smoothies, almond milk, and other things–today it was dosa’s, and mustard.

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    Milton says:

    I love my serrated vegetable peeler which still breaks me into a big smile when I use it.

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    harper says:

    Currently, as summer has officially hit the Plains, our blender. It’s smoothy season!

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    Michelle W. Flannery says:

    I just won this very appliance at a drawing today. Like you, I also have a first generation Cuisinart (weighs a ton!), and I’m looking forward to trying out this new MODERN food processor. Yeah, the cords on everything are short these days. That severely limits where I can work with a small appliance in my 32 year old kitchen. But thank you for this great review! Now I can relax as I try to figure out how to use it, and it won’t sit in a closet for a few months while I get up my courage to try!

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