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. 951
    Carrie says:

    Nut sure these are technically gadget’s but I would have to say my French Press for coffee, and my pressure canner.

  2. 952
    Tim Auman says:

    My pepper mill, Use it every day for supper, sometimes for breakfast as well……my food processor does see heavy use.

  3. 953
    Lorees Guess says:

    My spice grinder. Love drying herbs and mixing my own spices.

  4. 954
    Amy L says:

    Our Solis coffee maker is my everyday fave, but the immersion blender is a must have for making jam! I don’t care for clumps of fruit in my jam so the immersion blender makes it easy to break them down just enough.

  5. 955
    Marla Beihl says:

    It’s a tough call~but my fave is my crockpot! I use it year round to help prepare the meals for the 8 of us. I would love to have one of these nifty little machines to help me with all the prep work I have. I’m kinda sick of slicing and chopping!

  6. 956
    Jody says:

    Probably our very small (4cup), very simple coffee maker, just because I love waking up and smelling coffee!

  7. 957
    Mike says:

    Does a Keurig count? Cause that’s probably the one I use the most lately. Dehydrator is also nice, but I don’t use it all that often. My girlfriend would probably say the Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, though.

  8. 958
    Rita Gay says:

    Hands down my kitchen Aid, my husband stretched our budget to the max 10 years ago and bought it for my birthday, best gift ever – that baby has been used to make everything, it’s now seeing me though making gluten free everything due to a recent health diagnoses.

  9. 959
    Diana says:

    That’s a hard call-either the immersion blender or the mixer, I suppose it depends on the season!

  10. 960
    Sarah Lott says:

    For me, it would have to be the immersion blender. I love making soups, so purees are quick, easy, and, most importantly, easy to clean up(!) when I use my immersion blender.

  11. 961
    Luisa says:

    Although not an appliance, I love my citrus zester. Before I ever cut and juice any citrus fruit, I zest all the peel (after washing it) and freeze it in little ziplock bags. i just joined a CSA and have my largest vegetable garden ever, so this food processor would be great for all the incoming produce. Thanks for your great blog!

  12. 962
    Nicole says:

    My kitchen aid stand-up mixer is by far my favorite small appliance! For someone who loves to bake, this is a godsend! Thanks to hubby for such an awesome birthday gift!

  13. 963
    Chelsea says:

    It doesn’t get used as much as it should but my Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker is by far the best “fun” item I bought for my house. I’m much more of a sorbet eater and during the summer time its a great way to make fun adult beverages!

  14. 964
    Stacy Richey says:

    I’m a canning/preserving newbie. I am seeking the best but frugal way to do this process. I’m seeking all the advice and wisdom via Internet, this amazing blog, books, etc. I have not purchased a small kitchen appliance for this process, yet. I do own a few Hamilton Beach products. I really like their products and the prices. I hope to win this lovely, and start my canning/preserving journey!!! Thank you for this giveaway.

  15. 965
    Peggy says:

    Getting a hand-held immersion blender changed everything – extended the potentials considerably! (The coffee grinder reserved strictly for spices is a pretty nice little favorite too.)

  16. 966
    Holly D says:

    My stick blender is my favorite small appliance!

  17. 967
    pg says:

    My most used and appreciated small appliance is my coffee maker, especially in the early mornings!

  18. 968
    Kate says:

    My tiny-sized coffee maker is great for saving counter space, saving water, saving coffee, and making just enough that I’ll drink it all without leaving some over to get stale and end up watering the plants with it.

  19. 969
    diana v. says:

    immersion blender #1. luv the ease & storage of it.

  20. 970
    Marilyn says:

    Not sure this counts but oh boy do I love my french press. It makes the perfect amount of coffee for my partner and I to each have a mug, which I find particularly charming.

  21. 971
    Greg says:

    My most used small appliance would be my blender making smoothies sand soups.

  22. 972
    Libeled Lady says:

    I’ve found that my coffee grinder is a little powerhouse, perfect for my morning cup plus grinding rice, grains, and spices. I would rescue it in a housefire.

  23. 973
    Michelle says:

    The Vitamix. I love mine!!

  24. 974
    Dee Tee says:

    My hand held food processor. I keep it in the drawer next to the sink. I use it to make mashed cauliflower, potatoes and even to make in the cup milk shakes for the kids. I love that thing. <3

  25. 975
    Jill says:

    My immersion blender – thick creamy soups are my favorite

  26. 976
    Mandy says:

    By far the most used is the coffee maker! There are only two of us and we make 12 cups every morning. We are addicted! But the good news is once I get my coffee in me, I can cook up some fun meals! We bought one that is insulated so it stays hotter. We also wanted one that had a timer so we could have it ready for us when we get up!

  27. 977
    Megan says:

    My favorite appliance is my food processor, but it is not working well anymore! 🙁

  28. 978
    Becky says:

    It would be very hard to choose between my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer or my Cuisinart Food Processor! My son gave me both of them as gifts (at different times) and I always say that they are the two best gifts I have ever received! I use both of them ALL THE TIME -and don’t think I could live without either!

  29. 979
    Royce says:

    This looks like a really nice product. Pick me, pick me!

  30. 980
    Carol says:

    mini blender for smoothies and my Kitchen Aid Mixer.

  31. 981
    Melissa says:

    My favorite kitchen gadget is definitely my immersion blender. I use it all the time!
    -Melissa

  32. 982
    Randi says:

    My current favorite small kitchen appliance is my immersion blender, but this food processor would definitely be my favorite if I had one!

  33. 983
    Christa says:

    Love my 4 cup Cuisinart. It’s great for one batch of pesto and I know it’s summer when I break it out to use!

  34. 984
    Suzanne says:

    I love my Krups coffee grinder which I actually don’t use for coffee. I grind spices in it! And best yet – I found it at a thrift shop for $5!!!!

  35. 985
    jonquil says:

    The food processor is my favorite small appliance, specifically, the shredder attachment. It’s the only reason slaw or carrot cake gets made in my kitchen!

  36. 986
    Joanne says:

    My favorite is an electric coffee grinder. No coffee is allowed in it though, because I use it for everything from grinding dried herbs from my garden to making oat flour from steel cut oats and flaxmeal from flax seeds. It rocks!

  37. 987
    Rob says:

    If a foodmill an appliance? The Oxo one is the best $50 you’ll ever spend.

  38. 988
    Diana says:

    The blender is the most loved and used appliance in my kitchen. I am not a milkshake/smoothy girl. This work horse helps me wip up salad dressings, make almond milk, soups, sauces, and create amazing dips. If there were a fire I would seriously run out of the house with my blender in arms. Thanks for the giveaway. Slicing and chopping- I am ready to deligate.

  39. 989
    Mike H says:

    I love my stand mixer. Makes making bread way easier.

  40. 990
    Jamie says:

    I love my immersion blender. I originally got it to make baby food and now I use it all the time:) This food processor looks awesome. Looks Like it can really cut processing time down and that is awesome for canning.

  41. 991
    Liz Hariton says:

    I looooooooove my professional grade stand mixer. The bowl is hand wash, but otherwise it’s the easiest appliance I’ve ever owned!

  42. 992
    Kelly Hrisafinis says:

    I love my immersion blender to make creamy soups in the winter. I would love a food processor to make my son baby food.

  43. 993
    Sophie B. says:

    I love my immersion blender! It came with a whisk and a mini food processor attachment, so I use it for whipped cream, smoothies, soups, and any small job that comes my way.

  44. 994
    Victoria R. says:

    I am very fond of my tiny food processor- it was twenty bucks five years ago and have pulverized so much delicious happiness I can’t remember everything I have enjoyed from it, it would be great to have access to a bigger one!

  45. 995
    Linda says:

    I love my immersion blender for small gadgets!

  46. 996
    Maggie Hoyer says:

    How can I choose only one? Immersion blender, sure, but mandoline, peeler, and paring knife. Impossible to have just one.

  47. 997
    Natalie says:

    My parents gave me a Mr. Coffee espresso maker when I was still in college, and it saved me from horrible dining center coffee for all of senior year. I don’t think I could have written my thesis without the reassuring constant presence of fresh lattes whenever I wanted them, even though I lived in a tiny shoebox of a dorm room.

  48. 998
    Bee says:

    My most favorite kitchen appliance is my Blendtec blender hands down. That thing can blend ANYTHING and I love hearing my husband hum the theme song to “Will it Blend” every time he plugs it in to use!
    Thank you for the opportunity at the food processor! I would kill to kick my sad little 3 cup processor to the side!

  49. 999
    Jennelle says:

    My fave small appliance is def a coffeemaker–couldn’t survive without it. I have been meaning to get a nice food processor for a while. I have small one that doesn’t have many bells and whistles, and everytime I use it, I think about buying a new one. Would love to win this!

  50. 1000
    Linda Kelly says:

    Love my Immersion blender. So many others that I love to!