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. 801
    JB says:

    My favorite by far is my immersion blender. It gets used many times a week. It lets me put whole peeled citrus in my water kefir and just wiz away to release the flavor and keep the fiber. What better friend to have when making smooth creamy soups. A quick whip to some cream for a nice topping? I know just where to turn. I <3 my immersion blender.

  2. 802
    Irma Wiegel says:

    Love my food processor….it is 15 years old and if it goes during canning season, I will be lost.

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    Valerie Walthert says:

    I love our waffle maker, same one my mom had growing up. Best Sunday mornings- waffles with berries

  4. 804
    Mary Ann Witt says:

    My Oster Kitchen Center I bought just as I was getting married 29 years ago. I’ve made countless loaves of bread, cookies for school, birthday cakes, chili sauce, etc. What a gem.

  5. 805
    Betsy says:

    I love my kitchenaid mixer, but I’d have to say my spice grinder is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. 806
    Dahlia says:

    I don’t think I could survive without my food processor…I use it to make nut butters, soups, pie dough, to slice and dice veggies, and to puree whatever my heart desires. After constant use over the past few years, it is getting a little tired and I am sure it would love a friend to step in and do the processing for it from time to time.

  7. 807
    Pamela says:

    Vitamix, no doubt at all.

  8. 808
    Bill says:

    I’m still stuck on my KitchenAid stand mixer and grater/slicer attachment, plus an additional stainless steel bowl. Easy to use, easy to clean and over 15 years old.

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    oukay says:

    Of course, I can’t live without my coffee maker; however, I do love my immersion blender.

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    LeeAnna says:

    I love my coffee/spice grinder. Perfect for making buckwheat flour for Sunday waffles.

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    Jason says:

    I have to say my Magic Bullet. No clean-up other than the cup you make your smoothie in.

  12. 812
    Mary Conaway says:

    I have to agree with a number of these folks, my Kitchenaid mixer is great. It was a Christmas present from my Dad years ago. I have talked about getting a food processor & a juicer, I have parrots & both appliances would be great to create goodies for my guys.

  13. 813
    David H says:

    Definitely love my immersion blender, I use it for shakes, soup, pesto, sauces, dressings, so useful!

  14. 814
    Shellan says:

    My oldest kitchen appliance is a Hamilton Beach hand mixer that I got with s&h green stamps back in the ’70s….but my husband thinks we can’t do without the coffee maker. I have actually been looking at this food processor for a while….trying to figure out a way to justify the expense .

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    Deborah says:

    I love so many of my appliances! But the one I use the most is my Kitchen Aid Mixer, that I got second hand from my mother. It’s the best mixer I’ve ever had.

  16. 816
    joann lesh says:

    I like my Kitchen Aid mixer. Just sliced 4 gallons of bull kelp to make pickles. It makes quick work so the kelp doesn’t have time to get slimy.

  17. 817
    Jackie Fortin says:

    My favorite appliance is a little food processor. I have nothing else but would really like a processor like this one. Thanks for the opportunity

  18. 818
    Kay says:

    I love my ancient coffee grinder which has been used all my life to grind spices for Indian food.

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    Deb & Paula says:

    We both agree the immersion blender. Most recent use has been to make our own mayo with the most beautiful deep orange yolk free range eggs.

  20. 820
    Kathryn says:

    I have an appliance that is a blender & food processor combined, and it’s got to be my favorite small kitchen appliance. Both tops fit on the same base. I acquired it on clearance at Sears several years ago, and it was $14 well spent!

  21. 821
    Cindy G. says:

    My favorite item that I don’t own (but had the opportunity to see in action this Sunday in a canning session that included your bread & butter pickles, pickled asparagus and rhubarb jam with strawberries & oranges), is a mandoline slicer. It made very quick work of the cukes and onions!

    My favorite item that I do own is a little Black & Decker handy chopper. Sadly, I foolishly tried to chop up banana peels (for the worm compost bin), and stripped the inside of the blade attachment (the slicer/grater bit still works, and came in handy for chopping cranberries when I made jam at Christmas). I don’t think B & D makes them anymore, so I don’t know if I can get a replacement part 🙁 I also love my immersion blender for making quick smoothies and pureeing the vegetable base for cream of vegetable soup.

  22. 822
    Alice Moore says:

    I could not live without my wee little espresso maker!

  23. 823
    Lynn says:

    Hmmmm… Immersion blender… coffee grinder…. Blender by a hair!

  24. 824
    Amy says:

    I had a seriously long love affair with my panini press, but now I’m kinda into my waffle maker. The slow cooker and I never hit it off. And my food processor bit the dust.

  25. 825
    Sarah Williams says:

    Immersion blender and laptop computer(recipes and instructions) are my faves!

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    Suzanne Hamilton says:

    I enjoy using my immersion blender for making soups!

  27. 827

    My favorite is my blender and food processor combined!

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    Amy L says:

    I love my immersion blender. I use it to puree soups, make smoothies, whip cream, etc.

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    Alexandra says:

    Vitamix! I liked my mini-prep as well but it broke 🙁

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    Jennifer says:

    I’d have to say my immersion blender is my favorite small kitchen appliance. I love it best when making apple butter and potato soup.

  31. 831
    Kim says:

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my Keurig. My husband surprised me with it and I’ve used it every day since!

  32. 832

    My Vitamix blender is my most favorite appliance ever! I use it at least 3 times a day: green breakfast smoothie for me; health/muscle-building shake for my son; soup or banana ice cream in the evening! What could be better?

  33. 833
    Pengo says:

    My food processor is my favorite appliance. It’s an old GE model and the plastic is cracked all to heck, but it still runs and does what it is supposed to do.

  34. 834
    Joy C says:

    Does a coffee maker count? A cup of coffee and bring on those bushels of apples, baskets of tomatoes, and flats of fruit!!!

  35. 835
    Peggy Green says:

    I’ve had my basic cuisanart food processor since college… Lets see, graduated in 1983…. 30 years. WOW! In fact the bowl part had a crack and leaked liquids but still worked fine. My husband bought me a replacement bowl and had to talk to the online help person to figure out the ordering info. They couldn’t believe I still had the same model all these years. Totally retro.

  36. 836
    Renee says:

    Love my Ninja. It turns fruit into rum drinks and makes a mean gazpacho.

  37. 837
    Beth Grim says:

    Love my Magic Bullet. I use it at least 3 times a day!

  38. 838
    Jennifer says:

    LOVE my immersion blender but would love a food processor for larger projects!

  39. 839
    Tamar says:

    I have a Vitamix blender that I use every day to make green smoothies. I’ve also used it for Jalapeño jelly in the past but it smelled peppers for weeks so it’d be great to get one of these snazzy food processors to use instead.

  40. 840
    Juliet says:

    Toaster Oven!

  41. 841
    Christy says:

    I love my KitchenAid stand mixer!

  42. 842
    Jessica says:

    My Kitchenaid stand mixer. I make everything in it, from cakes and cookies to bread dough and fondant. I don’t own a food processor, so having one would be awesome!

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    Kristi says:

    By far my favorite is my VitaMix- I use that baby everyday to whip up green smoothies and sauces.

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    Kathy says:

    My immersion blender is a favorite! I make a fruit smoothie in it every day- This food processor looks great!

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    Mairsydoats says:

    Immersion Blender – no contest! Well, my toaster oven, too…

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    Aileen randolph says:

    I love my immersion blender! Still looking for the right tool to process tomatoes, there needs to be something easier than a. Foley,

  47. 847
    Maureen says:

    Love my Vitamix…smoothies and home made peanut butter rock!

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    onesillyme says:

    My current favorite appliance is an immersion blender, simply because I just bought it! I’m between selling one house & buying another, can’t wait to get moved in so I can use it for cream of veggie soup.

  49. 849
    jessie says:

    ok, not really an appliance but I love my zester!

  50. 850
    Carrie says:

    I really love my Ninja and I love my juicer, great for smoothies and wonderful juice concoctions!