Giveaway: Hamilton Beach SaladXpress

November 5, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

Hamilton Beach SaladXpress

Over the years, one of the things I’ve learned about myself is that I am not a kitchen minimalist. I like useful tools, sturdy knives that hold their edge, and gadgets that make cooking and preserving projects faster. If it works well and serves a role in my regular culinary life, I will make room for it in my overstuffed (but well-stocked) kitchen.

Hamilton Beach SaladXpress

This is why my assortment of kitchen gear includes a specialized yogurt strainer (for homemade Greek yogurt), a sweet little pan designed specifically for making caramel sauce, and Hamilton Beach’s SaladXpress. The SaladXpress is the newest tool to enter my kitchen and I’ve found that even though I’m outfitted with a food processor and a number of slicers, peelers, and graters, I’m happy to make room for it.

Hamilton Beach SaladXpress

What I like about it is that it has a smaller footprint than a traditional food processor, dispenses right into your mixing bowl or saute pan, and cleans up more quickly than any food processor I’ve ever used. I’m totally smitten by the crinkle cut blade, because it means that I can give my pickles a classic wavy edge.

Hamilton Beach SaladXpress

Thanks to a spur of the moment apple chip making project at my canning workshop last weekend (one of the class participants just happened to have a dehydrator in her car), I am currently on something of dehydrating kick. When I got home from the workshop, I pulled out the SaladXpress and my trusty Nesco and got down to work. I like to toss the sliced apples with a little cinnamon, lemon juice, and freshly grated ginger before laying them out on the trays.

Hamilton Beach SaladXpress

Another thing that the SaladXpress does very well is the shredding of potatoes and other root vegetables for latkes and fritters. I find that it creates a flat, wide shred that feels closer to the one you get when you hand grate. I prefer it to the thicker, narrower piece that food processors typically produce (though I know that there are multiple schools of thought one the best way to prep potatoes for latkes).

Hamilton Beach SaladXpress

Thanks to the incredibly generous folks at Hamilton Beach, I have eight of these SaladXpress devices to give away. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about a gadget or tool that you make room for in your kitchen. Whether it’s the spaetzle maker that you use twice a year or the ableskiver pan that you know you’ll make good use of someday, I want to hear about it.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email or social media.
Disclosure: Hamilton Beach gave me a SaladXpress for review and photography purposes and is providing the eight units for giveaway. They did not compensate me to host this giveaway beyond the use of that single review unit. All opinions expressed in this post remain my own.

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909 thoughts on "Giveaway: Hamilton Beach SaladXpress"

  • My must have, make room, is my 20 quart electric roaster. It is great for soups, chili, roasts, turkeys, everything. I use it for family gatherings and to prepare large batches of soups, etc for canning.

  • I am guilty of stuffing my kitchen full of small appliances, but one of my absolute favorites is my stick blender. I use it to froth milk, make whipped cream, puree soups, and about a dozen other things!

  • My father got me a popcorn popper a few years ago and even though I have only used it a handful of times, I just can’t bring myself to get rid if it. I have dreams of making the best popcorn balls on the planet…someday.

  • One item I make room for is my Nutrimill grain mill. I kind of bake bread in spurts, so I may go a month or two without using it. However, it is so worth the space it takes when I do use it to grind 10 cups of wheat and then bake 6 delicious loaves of whole wheat bread. It is quieter than my last mill and much easier to clean. Which reminds me…I need to bake some bread today!

  • Wheat grinder! I use it often, and for many things, wheat, corn, beans and am looking into rice and other grains. Freshly ground wheat is like none other. I’d be lost without it!

  • I love my braun stick blender which I have had 30+ years and use several times a week! Great for canning and creamy soups! BUT I would definitely make room for the fancy saladXpress–and be ever so grateful!

  • Years ago my mom had a Kitchen Magician, it broke years and years ago but I still have the blades and use them by hand. I loved her old Kitchen Magician and will keep these blades forever.

  • I have a rather large Sorbet maker that I would never dream of parting with; it has it’s own space on the shelf.

  • I almost got rid of my food processor a few years ago… but suddenly I’m using it almost every day! We shred our own cheese with it (because the dusting of potato starch on commercially shredded cheese just made for too much starch – it adds up!), and I also use it to dice onions, tomatoes, garlic, and other veggies when pretty doesn’t matter. I’ve fallen back in love with it!

  • We actually have a ratatouille ceramic oven that someday we’ll use but it sits on the counter collecting dust for now.

  • I love my blender to “chop” my vegetables to use in my homemade spaghetti sauce. Raw green pepper, onion, hot peppers, and garlic topped with water blend so nice to add to my tomato puree and then I add the rest.

  • I would consider myself a kitchen minimalist (I don’t even have a proper food processor), but my mother-in-law gave me a Kitchen Aid mixer last year and I love it.

  • I would have to say my electric tea kettle and my vitamix get the most use. I once had a salad shooter that my mom bought me and I LOVED it, but sadly it was lost in a move. I would absolutely love the newer version!! πŸ™‚

  • What a great thing to have to be prepared for lunch salads. I hate chopping everything up and this would make life so much easier.

  • I recently bought a milk frother. Even when i was buying it I knew how ridiculous it seemed, but now I use it daily and I love it. I dont have a lot of counter space, but miraculously there is a spot for it

  • Well there are so many things that I still need but I have recently made room for an ice cream maker and a water distiller. A popcorn popper is great for roasting nuts and I have a heat gun that I use to roast coffee beans. I do that outside though because of the smoke and chaff it makes. I was using the popcorn popper for roasting the coffee beans but the heat gun works better. I need a slicer for cooking and dehydrating. I’m currently rigging up my own homemade dehydrator.

  • I love my waffle maker, so impractical but when I make waffles for the kids, once a year, it’s worth keeping it.

  • This would make a great addition to my (small) collection of appliances I’ve got that have helped me “break into” canning!!! I AM HOOKED!!! So far, the Apple Master is my favorite gadget – made lots of Crockpot Apple Butter which turned out GREAT!!!

  • I’m a big gadget kitchen junky! I use my juicer and crockpot weekly. Can’t live without my kitchen aid mixer. I would love to win this! Making homemade everything with two toddlers becomes a challenge but the more effective tools the fast I can spent time with my family and eatting healthy too! Thank you for this opportunity!!

  • I use my Blendtec blender most every day and I cannot live without it. My hubby was very skeptical when I put it on prime counter space, but he had to eat his words. I use it for making smoothies, dips, ground chia or flax seed, gluten free and nut flours, etc. It gets a workout. I would gladly make room for a SaladXpress as well!

  • I think I’m going to vote for my counter top electric griddle… I prefer making pancakes and fried eggs on it because it heats much more evenly than my finicky gas range. This Salad Xpress would be an amazing addition to my kitchen!

  • Wow! Another useful little gadget!! I love kitchen gadgets. I think I would love one of these!! My favorite gadget is my automatic can opener. I know that is silly, but it is space saving and does something my hands cannot do anymore (use a handheld opener).

  • My favorite gadget is my slow cooker. There’s nothing better than hot food ready when you get home in the winter.

  • This reminds me of my mom’s Salad Shooter! She/we used that thing all the time. It was nice and small and very handy for a quick shred or slice. I wouldn’t mind having a Salad Xpress.

  • Well this is a neat little tool. I have a dehydrater in my pantry taking up space that I have yet to use. My favorite kitchen gadget as of late is the silicone tube used to remove garlic skin. Love it.

  • My favorites are my slow cooker and immersion blender. I don’t use the slow cooker as often as I should, but it is great to have! I use the immersion blender mostly for soups. Also, I have been following all the comments on this post to get more ideas for gadgets to buy!

  • I don’t know if it’s actually considered a gadget, but I can’t go without my gravy skimming cup. It’s so handy as a measuring cup but to pour off the oil from drippings it works the best!

  • Mine would have to be my pasta machine. I never use it as often as I would like, but it seems like every time I do for homemade pasta, it contributes to a meal that we all remember long after the dishes are cleaned and friends have gone home.

  • Love my bullet, but it’s just too small for some jobs. I only have 27″ of total counter space, so machines need to be compact and efficient.

  • WOW this looks awesome. Would be a great addition to my healthy eating lifestyle. My favorite gadget is my Hamilton Beach small “bullet” for my protein shakes and smoothies! I LOVE IT and use it every day!

  • I have made room for all kinds of useful items! πŸ™‚ The kitchen aid mixer is a favorite but other than during holiday baking it rarely gets used. Then there are the rice cooker, two slow cookers,a magic bullet (still in the box), and the food processor that could be awesome if only it would wash itself! And who can forget about the juicer that I had to have for my 10 day juice diet that one time!

  • My ice cream maker… I love it… make my grandkids good icees, sorbets, ice cream and all kinds of yummys… It is so big I have it out all the time.. covered with a dishtowel…
    I hope to say my Salad Express next month! Happy Holidays, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving to all.

  • I’ve always wanted one of these. I make room for my bread machine full time, even though I only use it about once a week. My dehydrator I use less, so it’s not on the counter.

  • Our would be our pasta maker., When we use it, dinner becomes a family event, everyone jumps to help. At food just tastes better when you make it yourself.

  • I couldn’t live without my crock. I use it at least once a week. Normally on Sundays, so I’ll have lunch ready to go for work for the week. Pot roast, slow cooked BBQ chicken, and the list goes on. Another gadget I love don’t don’t use nearly as often is my panini grill/press…I have fun creating sandwiches with that puppy. Gadgets in the kitchen are definately fun.

  • The 1940’s Rival Juice o Mat inherited from my husband’s grandmother is a useful treasure in our kitchen. I even take it along on family vacations. It’s a sturdy, simple machine-age tool. We use it to juice citrus for cocktails, marinades, cooking and baking (especially for key lime pie!).

  • I could not live without my Roma Food mill!!!! I LOVE that thing! Cuts my canning time in half with apple sauce and tomato sauce!

  • I love my toaster, and electric can opener. I would love to have a salad express. It would take its place on the counter right next to the can opener.

  • I think I used to be a frustrated kitchen minimalist but have given in and I’m trying to accrue the right tools for the many things I love to do. I love my immersion blender and water bath canner.

  • I love my Ninja to death! I use it almost every day and will always hang out on my counter. I also love my electric tea kettle, talk about handy!

  • I love my Ninja to death! I use it almost every day and will always hang out on my counter. I also love my electric tea kettle, talk about handy!

  • I have a collection of baking pans (from a square angel food cake pan to specialty bundt style ones I use once a year).

    This appliance would be a real time saver!

    Julie

  • I make room for my George Forman Lean Mean Fat Machine. I only use it once a month when I’m home and cooking bacon. The Salad Express would make apple prep a breeze for dehydration!

  • I leave room on my counter for my juicer – this encourages me to use it more. I’m sure a SaladXpress would be out on the counter for the very same reason. Plus, it looks rather appealing.

  • I’d have to go with my food mill. I use it all summer long canning a monumental amount of pizza/pasta sauce or apple sauce. I hate peeling and seeding. Can you tell?

  • If we’re going with single-application, completely self-indulgent kitchen gadgets, then mine would definitely be my fantastic Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker, complete with simultaneous swirl dispenser and mix-in incorporating capability!

    1. I forgot to say that the most useful gadget in my kitchen right now is a mandolin slicer, and this would be so much easier and faster!

  • I cannot live without my Foodsaver appliance. I use it nearly everyday for something. I think the Salad Express could be #2. My husband has a salad every single day.

  • I love my spring form pan. I have owned it for over 10 years.
    I have used it 3 times. I still would not part with it.

  • I have recently tried to change my eating habits. I joined WW in July and have made some progress I am proud of, knowing I have a ways to go. Currently, my favorite acquisition to my kitchen is my Nutri-bullet. I love it. I enjoy salads too. Anything to make my healthy choices easier and convenient to put together would be most helpful. The SaladXpress would be another fabulous addition. Thanks!

  • I never saw this before, but would love to have one as I am trying to eat more fruits & vegetables to be healthy. I would love to have one. It would be very helpful to me.

  • My favorite kitchen “gizmo” is my paring knife….lol…..seems like I use it more than anything else!…I would love to have this wonderful salad Xpress to give my thumb a chance to heal from pealing and chopping everything…. πŸ™‚

  • I love my dehydrator so much. Every summer dehydrate plum tomatoes so I can have “sun dried ” tomatoes all winter long!

  • Wow, the salad express looks like a pretty neat thing. I guess I have to say that the gadget that I like the best and keep out on my counter all the time is a Presto grill we use it almost every Sunday after church for grilled cheese sandwiches.

  • I still keep my yogurt maker, even though I only use it when we go on a health kick. πŸ™‚ It is so satisfying to observe the process of yogurt making, and the taste can’t be beat.

  • I love my “Wonder Shredder”, have been using it for over thirty years to grate vegetables, fruits and cheese into big strips.

  • I can not live without my egg slicer…I have chickens and we eat hard boiled eggs, egg salad, and toss them in salads….so my egg slicer is a must in my kitchen! I went out and bought a 2nd one, as my kids tend not to replace it in the right spot and I hate to search for it when i need it!

  • I love my Cuisinart Griddler. Great for panini, regular old grilled cheese, grilling steaks and burgers indoors, and even opens flat to cook French toast and pancakes. It’s also easy to clean as the reversible grill plates pop off.

  • I have a hand crank apple peeler that I use once a year when making apple pies for Thanksgiving. I find the object so aesthetically pleasing that I have it on display on a shelf on my kitchen the there 364 days of the year.

  • Ever since my brother moved out and took his amazing Blendtec with me, I have opened up my cabinets and counter to a Ninja Master Prep. There is space on the counter for a future Vitamix…*sigh

  • My crockpot! As a wife, mom and entrepreneur I always look for ways to cut the time in food prep. I would love to have this to make the salads quickly to add to the hot meal. Fingers crossed πŸ™‚