Giveaway: Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor

June 11, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

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. My absolute favorite kitchen appliance is my kitchen and mixer. I wanted one for so long and I finally got one.

    But I can tell you my husband would quickly fall in love with something that will grate cheese and potatoes for him! 🙂

  2. definitely my immersion blender…before i got one, i doubted it would be any more useful than just a regular blender, but i use it so much more often than my regular blender–easier to clean, and so convenient for making smoothies right in the cup, or blending soups right in the pot.

  3. I had a lovely little food processor / blender — or rather, I still do. But last week, inexplicably, the silicone gasket got caught in the blending action and was sliced to bits into a flourless chocolate almond cake! After fishing all (excepting two, embarrassing, small shards) I baked and served it anyhow. I and one guest got a small bite of silicone, and I had to apologize profusely.

  4. I think at the moment my favorite has to be my newest 🙂 I just got a little cuisinart ICE21 ice cream maker and can barely wait the 24 hours between batches, especially now that perfect nectarines have hit my market!

  5. I have a crank type turning peeler for making curly fries and zucchini noodles. I think I paid $20 for it on Amazon. What a fun thing! Especially with grandkids.

  6. My favorite kitchen gadget, believe it or not, is my vegetable peeler. I’ve lived without one for 10 months now and miss it. But, I’ll be moving back to the U.S. in two weeks, and going home to no only it but also a small food processor that cuts up veggies in one or two short whirls. Nice. I love it too. It’ll help with all the Chinese dishes I’ve learned to make while in China.

  7. So hard to choose just one, I love my Kitchen Aid mixer, recently discovered how much I needed an immersion blender but this time of year I use my iced tea/iced coffee maker the most of all.

  8. Definitely the food processor! It does so many different things from grating to chopping to making dough, I couldn’t do much without it!

  9. My must-have kitchen appliance is my Kitchen-Aid. I can’t imagine trying to bake cookies (or make frosting, or whip egg whites) without it!

  10. My most favorite kitchen appliance is my Kitchen Aid mixer. I love that thing…and I use it almost everyday!!!

  11. Current favorite is my Cuisinart ice cream maker. I can control the fat, sugar content and still end up with a tasty frozen desert. Right now I’m playing with different variations on coffee ice cream.

  12. I know you asked for one favorite, but I have three, my kitchen-aid mixer, my electric teakettle, and my immersion blender.

  13. At the moment, I’d have to go with immersion blender. It’s so easy to puree some delicious soups without worrying about hot liquid going everywhere.

  14. The only thing I have is one of those plastic wheel things that half the time I get mad at and finish cutting with a knife. Sure takes longer but sanity is in tact. LOL

  15. I love my mixer and my food processor. Both were wedding gifts 10 years ago and have been used almost nonstop until…last month. My husband busted the top on our FP and “Fixed” it by folding a piece of paper where the plastic hook used to be. Did I mention that you have to press on not with a seriously sharp knife (continuously) to keep it going. Good times. Don’t even get me started on the mixer. The fave that works is my blender because it is trying to make pesto, hummus and more the way the FP used to.

  16. What a great machine! My favorite kitchen appliance is my Oster blender, but mostly because I don’t own a food processor. And soon I won’t even own a blender as I am moving and leaving my beloved blender with my sister. I would LOVE to win one of these!

  17. I have gone through so many “favorite appliances.” I had a real love affair with my stand mixer when I first started baking breads, but that’s gone with my obsession with Lahey bread. I loved my crockpot to pieces when I was in the Army and had to have some way of having food at the end of the day, but it’s been a long time since that. I think at this point, my favorite kitchen appliance is my current food processor, but she’s about ready to go to the appliance graveyard in the sky – she’s my grandmother’s from the 80s, and I’ve just worked her to death. We got the burny smell again today while I was making cat food, and I’m scared of whatever is growing in around the spring that you cannot get to to clean… It looks like seaweed.

  18. Gotta go with the tried & true food processor. Although it would be more esoteric to name a more novel gadget, I don’t seem to reach for more than the food processor for all my staples and crazy experiments.

    It helps me to maintain a minimalist kitchen.

  19. My favorite appliance is a little cheap hand cranked mixer. I use it to whip egg whites all the time! Everytime I use it I think about burning my own calories instead of using electricity! 🙂

  20. My favorite kitchen appliance is my pressure canner. I use it for waterbath canning, pressure canning, and making giant batches of homemade vegetable stock from vegetable scraps. My second favorite was my Cuisinart food processor, but the bowl dropped and cracked. 🙁

  21. We use the immersion blender, the toaster oven, the kitchen aid mixer and the ice cream maker on a regular and frequent basis. Picked 16 pounds of strawberries, capped and froze them. Time for jam this week!

  22. I could easily be a kitchen gadget junky !! My favorite overall is my mixer. Love it for all types of baking. I need a better food processor – This would do the trick I’m sure. Thanks for giving us the chance to win !! PS Loving your cookbook – can’t wait to start jamming soon. Been raining so much – I hope the berries don’t drown 🙁

  23. My favorite appliance right now is my KitchenAid mixer! For almost 20 years, I’ve used a hand mixer, and finally last Christmas, bought myself a KitchenAid stand mixer with some gift money. Love. It!

  24. My favorite small appliance is definitely the immersion blender. It’s not only useful, it’s also fun!

  25. one of my very favorite is my old Hamilton Beach food processor! I’ve used it for everything – including crushing ice, and grating hard cheese! The poor thing is ready to retire…

  26. I could not be without my kitchen aid mixer. But as you know there is always room for a food processor!

  27. I love my Nissan insulated French press. It brews a tremendous cup of coffee, and keeps it warm long enough to enjoy a second cup.

  28. Lately it has been my Blendtec blender which I use every day for smoothies and green juice but I also love my Kitchen aid mixer. I feel torn having to choose.

  29. My favorite small appliance is my coffee grinder. I didn’t believe that it would make a difference in my coffee, but it is just wonderful.

  30. Kitchen Aid mixer is my favorite. I always say it is amazing how the right tool makes any job easier.

  31. I love my immersion blender. Mine came with a mini chopper that is perfect for chopping nuts or small amounts of onion or other vegetable. I also use it for making things like cream of broccoli soup and aioli. Couldn’t live without it.

  32. I have to say that my favorite small kitchen appliance is my electric tea kettle. It gets used several times a day!

  33. I could not live without my Kitchen Aid stand mixer!! It allows me to multitask without messing my creations up. Plus it helps me make a mean meatloaf .

  34. These days I am totally enamoured with my hand held Foodsaver vacuum sealer. On Sundays I pack all of my breakfasts and lunches for the work week in jars and seal them up!

  35. It’s a toss-up between the immersion blender and our new electric tea kettle. Boils water in 4 minutes. Can’t beat that!

  36. My all time kitchen fave is an old-style, hand crank slicing & grating machine called a Griscer Slicer. We live in Amish country, so non-electric kitchen things are kind of common & this one is even made by a local company! I use it for everything from shredding cabbage & carrots to grating soap for my homemade laundry detergent!

  37. I love my stand mixer – but the rest of the family does, too, which means they’re cooking a lot more. Win!

  38. Ummmm… my hand-me-down food processor that is currently leaking oil, has a cracked bowl and I’m sure, any day now, will completely shut down on me after close to 20+ years of use.

  39. I use my Kitchen aide the most. My Cuisenart is next in use. It is 20 years old and hte plastic is cracking, so I have been researching replacements for it.

  40. I use my Kitchen aide the most. My Cuisenart is next in use. It is 20 years old and hte plastic is cracking, so I have been researching replacements for it.

  41. I grind whole spices in my little electric coffee grinder – makes a world of difference in flavor!

  42. Definitely my immersion blender. I use it all the time for healthy soups and smoothies. And it’s really easy to clean!

  43. Hmmm, I guess it would be my coffee maker since I use it every day! A close second is my stick blender, but I use it for soap-making and blending my oils with the lye 🙂

  44. My favorite kitchen appliance is my beloved workhorse standing mixer. I think I use it for pretty much everything and almost everyday. Second place goes to my immersion blender. I feel like a ninja when I use it. 😉

  45. My heavy-duty Bosch mixer gets the most use. It has a blender attachment, ice cream maker, and citrus reamer which makes it very versatile.

  46. My favorite appliance and also newest, is my simple food processor. What a difference it makes with prep for canning. I also have to say my coffee maker is my most important! Without it, I don’t know how I would get my day started!!

  47. I don’t have a lot of kitchen appliances, but I really love my air popper for popcorn. I don’t have a microwave, so that’s how I eat my popcorn! With real butter too, mmm.

  48. My favorite is my panini grill. I use it for so many different things besides just paninis. It is in constant use.

  49. My favorite small kitchen appliance is my food mill. Even though it’s not electric and can be tiresome to process large batches, I use it for everything!

  50. I *adore* my immersion blender. It’s a cheap one but it has made many batches, smooth as silk, apple and pear butter. In addition, I depend *heavily* on my crock pot–I also use if to make the butters mentioned above and regularly use it to make Greek yogurt for my DIL and grandkids.

  51. My favorite appliance is my KitchenAid mixer. I used that poor baby all the time (next to my coffee maker!).

  52. This is hard…by appliance I imagine you mean ‘electrical’ or crank powered…but, I have to say I have two microplane graters and just love how they make quick work of things like garlic, ginger, cheese and clean up is easy…if it has to be electric, I think my immersion blender would be tops for its ease of use as well. For canning there’s just nothing better than my food processor to slice and dice and grate.

  53. My favorite appliance ha to be my newest – a hot water kettle. We bought it for tea, but I find myself using it all the time, especially when canning.

  54. Immersion Blender! However I do use it for tasks best suited for a Food Processor and occasionally smell burning….

  55. If you exclude everything related to my morning survival cup of coffee, my favorite appliance is my immersion blender. Making applesauce is a snap with it, because you just stick it right into the pot. I only got one last year and I don’t know how I went so long without it!

  56. Wow! What a gift! My favorite appliance? This has to be my mini food processor. She has served me well – even if I wish she was a little bigger sometimes. I love the fact that I can whip up a chopped onion with very few tears! The small size forces small batch processing so the end product is more consistent.

  57. This summer my plan is to use my blender with regular mouth mason jars for individual serving sized smoothies for me and my 3 year old! 🙂

  58. My favorite kitchen appliance . . . well, that depends what I happen to be doing that day. One that I use every day and would hate to be without is my Bunn coffee maker. When I see my dad drive in, I grind the coffee, put it and fresh water into the Bunn and by the time he gets to the door (which is only a few minutes), the coffee is ready!

  59. I am a gadget girl…but when it comes down to it, the only one I can’t live without is the coffee maker.

  60. I’ve come to adore my kitchen scale. I find baking so much easier now that I’m weighing most of the ingredients instead of measuring them. There are fewer things to clean, and I think my baked goods turn out better.

  61. Right now I am so loving my nespresso coffee machine. It makes the best espresso ever, thank you so much for the chance

  62. My favorite small appliance is my hand crank nut chopper. It is attached to a 1 cup container, so I know when I have enough nuts chopped for cookies or muffins. It is also my favorite because it was my Mom’s, and I have many memories of sitting at the table chopping nuts while she baked & we talked about everything & nothing.

  63. I use my coffee roaster every couple of days because we are huge coffee drinkers. I suppose I could also mention the frequency with which I use my coffee maker 😉

  64. At the moment my favorite is a heavy duty coffee grinder. It will never see coffee though. I use it to turn dried beans into flour in one easy step – beats all the grain mills I’ve used.

  65. It is hard to pick just one. I love my immersion blender, hand mixer and processor.
    My processor is too small. and the feeding tube is too small. I need a larger capacity.

  66. My KitchenAid is the workhorse of my kitchen, therefore making it my favorite.
    My “vintage” Cuisinart has been limping along for a few years and I could really use a new one.
    thanks!

  67. Far and away my favorite is my Cuisinart immersion blender. It came with a small chopping attachment, and between the two heads of the device I get a lot done. I make a lot of creamy vegetable soup in the winter, and being able to puree it without having to ladle hot soup into the blender — priceless. I also tend to puree or part puree right in the pan before I turn on the heat when making jam.

    I, like you, have an old and inefficient kitchen and no present options for upgrade – so I don’t have a lot of appliances. I just don’t have room! I’m starting to think about expanding a little for functional reasons. Hand shredding jalepenos, for example, is a very iffy process! Lots of what I do could stand a technical upgrade.

  68. My favorite kitchen appliance is a grinder. I have two – one for coffee beans, one for dried peppers and spices.

  69. My favorite machine in the kitchen is the coffee maker. I DON’T start my day without my coffee. 😉 I would love to add a food processor to it.

  70. My most used is my coffee pot, my favorite is currently my KitchenAid mixer. I recently had to put my food processor down, it was about 20 years old (it was used more than any appliance) and had cracks in the plastic part of the blade but it did it’s time with much grace! 🙂

    Love your blog, just love it.

  71. In our house the blender is the most used for smoothies. This is because the food processer is a monster and a little unreliable. Hamiton Beech is all about simplicity it looks like. And I like that.

  72. My favorite is my KitchenAid Mixer that I saved up for (almost a year!) to buy. It makes short work of so many things! I love it!

  73. It’s a toss up between my hot water kettle (gets used most days and I have had it for 10 years) and my food processor (hummus, pesto, banana soft serve, yum)!

  74. I love my coffee maker first and foremost. I will say my food processor ties with my coffee maker. I use it for all my chopping needs as well I make butter every week in it.

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