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

  1. 451
    Janice says:

    I love all my kitchen gadgets/appliances, but my favorite is still my Vitamix. It was a splurge, but well worth it. But the food processor would come in handy when prepping for canning 🙂

  2. 452
    Cathy says:

    My Mr. Coffee coffeemaker with a thermal carafe.

  3. 453
    jamie b. says:

    My favorite small appliance is the blender. I really like the stick blender too but I broke it.

  4. 454
    Tracy says:

    Does a stand mixer count as a small appliance? I love mine for saucing apples, pears, and tomatoes for canning.

  5. 455
    Rebecca E says:

    My favorite is my old Cuisinart food processor. My husband gave it to me before we were married so it is about 18-19 years old. Slowly all of the pieces have broken apart. You need to use a butter knife to rig it to work and hold the top down so it doesn’t fly off along with the blade. But, oh the wonderful things it can do! Saves so much time!

  6. 456
    Lori Parker says:

    My coffee grinder has been used for many things besides coffee beans. I love it. I also love my coffee press. I have never made coffee in it either.

  7. 457
    Kelley says:

    It’s a tie between my food processor and my immersion blender. If I had to choose I would pick my immersion blender since it’s so versatile.

  8. 458
    Aaron says:

    +1 for the electric teakettle. I’m all about quicker coffee.

  9. 459
    Samantha says:

    I love my kitchen aid hand mixer.

  10. 460
    Julie Daniels says:

    I love my french press and use it every day. I’m the only one who drinks decaf so I can bring it along when we travel or even go camping. Just because you’re pooping in the woods doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a good cup of coffee!

  11. 461

    us citizen traveling in scotland’s western isles, the hebrides, the inner hebrides, on the isle of mull at kilbrennan farm b&b – using a different kitchen to me ~ different utensils, different appliances ~ finding an electric hand mixer with semi-flexible wire beaters did the mixing job fine and was way easier to clean than the typical us rugged-style beaters ~ that HB stack and snap food processor would do the trick in my kitchen ~ no garden this summer as we are traveling in europe – but will take advantage of the community farm at the bottom of the hill when home for veggies, tomatoes and such to put up ~ like your site and book ~ thank you!!

  12. 462
    Kristen says:

    My all time favorite small kitchen appliance is my immersion blender. I never knew that I could love an appliance, but I love that thing to pieces 🙂

    I’ve had a couple food processors, but I’ve yet to find one that really sings for me, maybe this will be the one.

  13. 463
    Aimee Devereaux says:

    It’s a tough choice, but I’m going with my rice cooker. It has been saving my busy ass lately. And coffee grinders should be a different category, they would always win!

  14. 464
    Marsha Schaefer says:

    My favorite appliance is a 30 year old Oster Kitchen Center that my husband bought me as an anniversary gift. I didn’t really appreciate it at the time, but it’s done everything I needed/wanted it to do. As most things do, the motor is starting to wear out and the plastics are getting old and yellowed. I will be replacing it with all separate appliances. Maybe I can start with a new food processor!

  15. 465
    Kris says:

    I LOVE my immersion blender. It’s just a small little thing, but it comes in SO handy. My food processor is a thing I rescued from my church store. It’s cracked and barely works, but I haven’t brought myself to shell out for a real food processor. The chance of winning a brand spanking new one my really excited!

  16. 466
    Jodi G says:

    I love my immersion blender. Smoothies, salsa, soup, and sauces! YUM!

  17. 467
    wendi says:

    I love my kitchen aid mixer! It was my mom’s 1st big purchase in the 70’s! It is over 40 years old, avocado green, and still works like the 1st day she bought it. I have had it over 20 years now.

  18. 468
    Kate Roach says:

    I love my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer! I use it for whipping eggs to kneading bread.

  19. 469
    courtney says:

    my kitchenaid stand mixer – i wanted it for so long and now that i finally have it, i use it for all kinds of things, even when it probably isn’t necessary. 🙂

  20. 470
    Lourdes MacDonald says:

    My favorite is my pasta making machine. I also use it to make homemade tomato sauce.

  21. 471
    Torrie says:

    I can’t go without my morning coffee, so of course I love my coffee maker. I also loved my food processor until I left it on the stove and melted it. Major bummer!

  22. 472
    Elizabeth Simmons says:

    I think my absolute favorite is my blender with the wide mouth tube. It is vital for processing from the garden. I have replaced parts several times. I really would be happy to win an new one!

  23. 473
    Cheryl Medlin says:

    Oh, by far my favorite is my Crock Pot. Close runner up, especially in summer, is my Ninja blender!

  24. 474
    Lori says:

    Kitchen Aid stand mixer. 🙂

  25. 475
    nancy chandler-smith says:

    I love my food processor. I use it almost everday.

  26. 476
    adrienne says:

    My favorite is my Braun Juicer!! Use it almost everyday 🙂

  27. 477
    maureen says:

    I have a few….the one I use the most is my electric kettle…then the immersion blender and the small food processor…I cook a mainly from scratch, and use those two to prep ingredients almost daily. I really need a larger food processor 🙂

  28. 478
    Jean Layton says:

    My rice cooker has to be the appliance I can’t live without. Gluten-free living means lots of rice, the cooker means no standing over a stove to watch it.

  29. 479
    Clara says:

    I really like the immersion blender. We don’t have a regular blender so it is nice to use for making smoothies and such.

  30. 480
    Kipp says:

    Mmmm….hard question….I am thinking my favorite is my food processor.

  31. 481
    Bronwen Perlee says:

    food processor–the possibilities are endless!

  32. 482
    Mike Bishop says:

    I really like my Hamilton Beach single cup coffee maker. I’ve used it every morning for the last 2 years or so and little bugger only cost me $18 or so. 🙂

  33. 483
    Michelle says:

    My grandma’s old hand mixer! Christmas cookies taste best when mixed with nostalgia, and the 2 detachable beaters means no fighting over who gets the first lick.

  34. 484
    Ida says:

    My Vitamix. I got it primarily to grind grains into flour, and it does that very well. But it also makes great smoothies, sorbets, and soups.

  35. 485
    Shannon Ferguson says:

    My favorite would have to be my crockpot, followed closely by my Keurig

  36. 486
    amy says:

    I sure do love my immersion blender!

  37. 487
    Timeri says:

    I love my vitamix, for making smoothies and salad dressings.

  38. 488
    kaela says:

    Wow – 8 food processors! That is a crazy giveaway. 🙂

    I have a tiny Cuisinart that is also ‘vintage’ (i.e. from my childhood). It does the job, but there are times when I wish I had a larger model, especially in the heyday of summer preserving. My favorite appliance is probably the immersion blender: so, so much easier than transferring hot soups & fruit butters!

  39. 489
    Lenore Martineau says:

    My favorite is my old Regal food processor. My husband got it for me 18 yrs ago and I never used it until a few years ago when I seriously got into canning. I have used it for countless batches of sweet pickle relish, tomato sauce, jams , applesauce…it has made fast work of all of these. I am grateful for all these neat appliances that make our lives easier than grandparents had it !

  40. 490
    Jimmy says:

    sweet machine!

  41. 491
    Sandra says:

    Thinking about my favorite, I realized I don’t actually have that many! I probably use my old Waring blender (two speeds – on and off) the most. I like the immersion blender, but I haven’t quite got the hang of it yet. My mixer died and hasn’t been replaced yet, and I’m not a coffee drinker. Then again, there’s the toaster….

  42. 492
    Megan says:

    Absolutely my purple KitchenAid stand mixer.
    But I’ve been in the market for a food processor to start making some serious nut butters & flours. Totally exciting!

  43. 493
    Lisa H. says:

    Immersion Blender. It is so versatile, easy to use, and easy to clean!

  44. 494
    Emily says:

    My fav electric appliance is a toss up between my hot water kettle and stand mixer! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  45. 495
    Leilah Mooney says:

    Definitely my coffee grinder. It’s an oldie but a goodie – a hand me down from my mom, and it’s still grinding away every day!

  46. 496
    Laura says:

    I love my stand mixer. I find it hard to kneed bread by hand, and this makes it sooo easy to make bread daily, not to mention all the other goodies I can mix up quick and easy.

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    Kylie Flett says:

    I recently inherited my bf’s Mother’s 35 year old Kitchen Aid she got as a Wedding Gift – it’s a heavy son of a b* but it’s my first one and love it!

  48. 498
    Melissa says:

    My favorite appliance is totally my immersion blender. I have one with a bunch of different attachments, including a whisk attachment, so it doubles as a hand mixer. It spends very little time in the drawer due to waffle making and soup blending…

  49. 499

    I have a very small (2 cup) Ninja that I use to chop fruit when making jam. I love it, but wish is was bigger. My absolute favorite is my old crank grinder that attaches to my table. I don’t have a slicer or chopper, so this would be great when canning.

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    Tanya says:

    I love my coffee grinder. I use it every morning. The food processor looks great!