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. 151
    Erika says:

    I love my blender and couldn’t live without it! We use it everyday for smoothies and it does an awesome job making frozen banana ice-cream.

    Course….prob couldn’t live without my coffee maker either…. :o)

  2. 152
    Mike H says:

    My Immersion Blender with the mini food processor has to be my favorite small kitchen appliance. Its so versatile ( i hate products that only have one function) from blending soups into creamy deliciousness, to chopping basil and garlic for pesto and power whipping cream for an airy dessert topping.

  3. 153
    Jodi Monroy says:

    Coffee press! and blender! Both are indispensable

  4. 154
    Maggie says:

    I do like my immersion blender, particularly for chowdery soups or for fruit butters.

  5. 155
    Elaine Sanders says:

    my favorite kitchen item would either be my Cobalt Blue Kitchen Aid stand mixer – I think I’ve had it for about 25 years and it still works great! or my Vita mix blender – which I use almost every day.

  6. 156

    Currently, my fav appliance is my Kitchenaid mixer. I bake ten times more now than I did with just my hand mixer.

  7. 157
    Barbara Keller says:

    My favorite kitchen appliance has to be my 28 year old Kitchenaid mixer. It’s a bright red workhorse that continues to do anything and everything that I want it to do.

  8. 158
    Michaela Holtz says:

    I have a favorite food processor is the one my mom has been using in Slovakia for years – back there the brand was Ronic and it was medium size (4 c)one. When my neighbor in the US was cleaning her house and ask me if I want the food processor she had and never used, I almost squealed. It was the exact same one my mom had (except the brand was Sunbean in the US). I already knew how versatile it was and love it until today. That said i would welcome bigger food processor with a few more options. Thanks for blogging, I have your book and use it regularly while canning.

  9. 159
    Angie says:

    Love my immersion blender for quick dressings.

  10. 160
    Ada says:

    I received an immersion blender for Christmas a few years back that I now don’t know how I ever lived without. As much as I love the immersion blender, I’m in need of an actually food processor to help with chopping big batches of vegetables, making breadcrumbs, etc. etc.

  11. 161
    Ruth says:

    I’m still working on my morning coffee, so definetly my coffee maker at the moment. Its an ultra fancy model that also produces hot water on demand. Though my mixer comes in at a close 2nd.

  12. 162
    Thad says:

    Immersion Blender is probably my fav … I even use it to make smoothies and milkshakes because the cleanup is so much easier.

  13. 163
    Roger Underwood says:

    My favorite is our coffee bean grinder. Love that fresh smell in the morning!

  14. 164
    Michelle Cox says:

    My “most used” appliance right now is my keurig coffee machine because I had a baby in February! But my “favorite” kitchen appliances are my food dehydrator & kitchen aid!

  15. 165
    Katie U says:

    My favorite right now is a small coffee grinder that I use for grinding whole spices.

  16. 166
    MJ Barnes says:

    I love my immersion blender! So great for soups, canning and much more. What a great giveaway. Thanks!

  17. 167
    Linn says:

    I do love me some immersion blender! It’s one of those appliances you do not even realize how much you need until it becomes an essential ingredient in your cooking experience!

  18. 168
    Todd Schut says:

    Kitchenaid stand mixer. Between the mixer and all of the attachments, it gets used the most. Oxo serrated vegetable peeler might sneak in second.

  19. 169
    Daisy says:

    My favorite appliance – that’s tough. I do enjoy my bread machine. I teach full time, so the pleasures of kneading and rising are not in my schedule. The bread machine makes bread of many kinds, dough for pizza crust, and in general makes the house smell great.

    Then there are the slow cooker – in three sizes – but that would take more than a comment box for a description.

  20. 170
    Carter says:

    My favorite appliance is probably my rice cooker. Probably because, in 30 years, I have never figured out how *not* to burn rice on the stove.

  21. 171
    Michelle says:

    Immersion blender. I don’t use it often but every time I am thrilled that I have it!

  22. 172
    Jeannette Harnish says:

    I have two favorites, my mini food chopper and my electric knife sharpener. Would love to win the processor!!

  23. 173
    Joy says:

    My toaster oven. We have given up having a microwave, so this is invaluable in quickly heating up food, warming plates, or baking when it’s too hot outside to turn on the oven.

  24. 174
    E. Conley says:

    Sadly I don’t have a favorite electric appliance. Tho my stove is pretty darn nifty, for a 1980’s model.. Cast-iron burners and a build in, interchangeable grill/griddle.

  25. 175
    Jamie says:

    It’s a tie in my kitchen between the coffee maker and the immersion blender. I’m sure that this food processor would soon make it a three way tie!

  26. 176
    Jessica says:

    I’m in love with my toaster. There is nothing better than perfectly toasted bread with some butter on it. It’s a black and decker 4 slicer that has 3 different settings including a frozen and bagel setting. It’s great!

  27. 177
    Sara says:

    I love my immersion blender. It originally came with a little mini chopper, but I’ve list the blade to that. I’m very interested in this processor. I, too have and old Cuisinart.

  28. 178
    Jeanie Phillips says:

    In the summer my favorite appliance is my food processor. I put tons of veggies in with Very Veggie juice to make gazpacho- delicious! Unfortunately my food processor is limping along and wil need replacing soon.

  29. 179
    Randi says:

    I’d say it’s a tie between my immersion blender and my Crock-Pot. Especially when I make a pureed soup in the Crock-Pot and I get to use them both together!

  30. 180
    Jennifer says:

    I have an itty bitty cuisianart chop and grind that is handy, but my kitchenaid stand mixer is probably my favorite appliance. Easy to use and clean!

  31. 181
    Dana says:

    I love my immersion blender for making smoothies. It was only $30, but strong enough to blend ice. My husband loves that we don’t have to wash a whole blender and its parts, just the blades and stem of the blender.

  32. 182
    Jaime says:

    My espresso machine is by far my most favorite!

  33. 183
    Lynn says:

    Food processor, expresso machine- for sure!

  34. 184
    Wendy says:

    My favorite is my immersion blender. It’s so versatile, very compact and easy to store and clean up is a breeze compared to other small appliances.

  35. 185
    Susan says:

    Favorite appliance? My water boiler! I make a pot of tea every morning and some evenings and it boils water faster than anything.

  36. 186
    Sarah says:

    I have two favorites, that can’t be separated – my hand-cranked coffee grinder and Bialetti coffee maker!

  37. 187
    Sarah says:

    I use my immersion blender at least a few times every day, from smoothies, to soup to making mayonnaise in no time- it’s the best!

  38. 188
    GinaG says:

    I absolutely love my immersion blender and use it for everything from salad dressings to soups to various purees. I don’t own a food processor (gasp!) and would love to add one to my arsenal!

  39. 189
    ReAnna says:

    I’d have to say that my food processor is an absolute necessity in my kitchen. I’ve used it so much that I’ve broken one the blades off!

  40. 190
    Mary Ann Mann says:

    My KitchenAid Mixer is by far my most used and loved kitchen appliance! I have many attachments for it and it meets almost every cooking and canning need that I have.

  41. 191
    Lyn says:

    Only recently purchased an Immersion Blender – love it especially for canning all the fruit butters I make. It makes short work of pureed cooked apples, peaches, plums and other fruits (with their skins on) so I can put up small batches of healthy foods. Gotta say, though, that my very old but very functional coffee pot is probably my favorite kitchen appliance. Couldn’t start the day without it!

  42. 192
    J A says:

    My favorite appliance is my immersion blender. Can’t cook without it.

  43. 193
    Courtney N says:

    Right now, my favorite small appliance in my kitchen is my Nutribullet. It’s great for mixing up smoothies, fresh tomato sauces, pancake batter, and other liquidy mixtures.

  44. 194
    Judy says:

    My favorite kitchen appliance? That’s a hard one, is it my canning pot, my coffee grinder, my coffee pot or is it my new mandoline? Have to go with the mandoline, it’s made life much easier. I’m guessing that this will be my favorite appliance when I win it! 😉

  45. 195
    Ella says:

    The best small appliance gift I’ve received is a vacuum sealer. Once I got the hang of it, it has greatly expanded my ability to store food bought and prepped at the height of their freshness. Can’t live without it now!

  46. 196
    Mona says:

    I love my kitchenaid mixer. What did I do without it?

  47. 197
    endwillnev says:

    My favorite WOULD be a food processor if I had one.

  48. 198
    Rebecca says:

    Immersion blenders are the best thing since sliced bread! I love to make thick soups and stews, so no more worrying about hot contents in a regular blender.

  49. 199
    shae says:

    Espresso machine and immersion blender!

  50. 200
    Megan Turk says:

    Immersion blender. It took my husband years to convince me that they were a good idea. Now I don’t know what I’d do without it.