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.


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. I LOVE my food processor which is REALLY old .. It assists me with the prep work when I do my once a week cook off..( foods for the week. my job has long hours.)Also people at work LOVE my salsa. So I make a full batch every week . Now im starting canning and def. need a new one ……. Ooh everything is coming out of my new garden… Can you say YUUUUMMMMM!!!!!

  2. Didn’t realize that the food processor was my favorite appliance until mine broke last month. Missing having one.

  3. I get the most use out of my toaster oven. We’re a family of three, so lots of times, I can use the toaster oven for the smaller portions that I cook instead of heating up the large oven.

  4. My favorite kitchen tool is my Braun immersion blender. It makes canning soup and sauces so easy.

  5. Sure, I love my Vitamix and my KitchenAid mixer, but the one that gets used multiple times a day – my Breville electric kettle. My desert island appliance.

  6. My KitchenAid Mixer definitely is my favorite. I have the ice cream maker attachment and recently made fresh strawberry ice cream. Yum!

  7. For daily use, its my coffee maker, and for every other daily use, definitely my tangerine kitchen aid mixer.

  8. I couldn’t live without my Thermapen. I use it for everything from food temperatures to testing the soil temp in the spring to know when it’s time to plant outside!

  9. My favorite appliance is my immersion blender as I will do most anything to avoid extra vessels to clean.

  10. Love my Kitchen Aid. Makes kneading bread dough a snap! I would LOVE to win this — my puny little antique food processor is on its last legs!!

  11. This looks like a dream come true! I loved my food processor, but unfortunately it broke a couple of months ago. It was probably one of the saddest days of my life! It was a hand-me-down from my family so it wasn’t new or anything like that, it was actually rather ancient so I suppose all of us combine got our use out of it. One day I will get around to picking another one up, but until then I will drool over this one here!

  12. I have a small 2 cup food processor with just one blade and one mode that I adore for small batch processes. And small batches is mostly what I do.

  13. I just bought a new canning book yesterday, new plastic freezer jar tops, and I have a date with the farmers market this weekend.

  14. H! I am new to canning as I just purchased a farm and finally have enough land to have a good garden! My favorite appliance, for now, is my coffee maker. It isn’t anything fancy… It can just be programmed to be ready when I get up. That’s priceless!

  15. Love the Ninja! Turns out if your food processor and stand-up blender break within days of one another, the Ninja is the solution. It’s small in size and does the job of both appliances it replaced including whipping up smoothies and making pizza dough.

  16. Immersion blender! I thought it was the silliest thing when my soon to be hubby wedding registered for it. But I love it and use it for almost everything.

  17. There are many kitchen items I would grab as the smoke alarms went off, but few with cords. I like my immersion blender. My feelings for my Vitamix are closer to love, but not love exactly (hate the way the gear and the gear grabber can misalign, e.g). I like my coffee grinder for spices, but like my mortar and pestle too. When there is a stack of limes or lemons, my sore wrists like the electric citrus juicer I got at a tag sale for $5. My Cuisinart gave up the ghost a few years ago and I have mostly lived a full life without it, but I won’t lie: there are times I wish a good fairy would give me a new food processor…

  18. I love the look of this processor. Mine is about 25 years old now and not as “fit” as it used to be. This would be such a lovely addition to my smallish kitchen. I even have an outlet that is close enough to work!

  19. What a great give away!
    My favorite kitchen appliance is my Kitchen Aid mixer. Could not live without it!

  20. I want to win! My favorite appliance is either our Excalibur dehydrator or our Vitamix. The Vitamix gets more use, so I guess it wins.

  21. Does my ipad count? Lately that’s the one item I use most when cooking! So easy to search and work from recipes on that thing.

  22. I don’t have many small appliances and just last week decided to give away my toaster since I use it so little. An immersion blender is a great gadget.

  23. You know, I think this counts as an appliance, so here it is: my hot water tap! Yes I love my immersion blender, mixer, and especially my Breville coffee grinder and its sister espresso machine, but a friend talked me into a hot water tap and I really do count it as a favorite. I knew I’d like it for a fast cup of tea or miso, but I never thought about how handy it would be for cleaning up. Love it.

  24. New to this but love to jump in with the HB… Favorite tool is my beloved egg slicer that slices “the other way” that is wedges… Great for salads!

  25. I really love my goodwill rescue rice steamer. I use I a lot. My other favorite is my juicer

  26. Favorite kitchen appliance is my recently acquired KitchenAid mixer. It makes bread making so much easier and more contained!

  27. Hate to admit it, but the small appliance that gets the most use in my kitchen is my ancient microwave. I do cook big batches for freezing and/or portioning out over the week, but if I couldn’t reheat weeknight dinners I’d be hitting the drive-thru.

  28. My favorite appliance is a very small food processor that I have been using for over 10 years. Now that my garden has grown (60′ x 60′), I’m ready to add a larger one to the mix…

  29. Right now I am using a little “onion chopper” cutter – it mashes the onion through the blades. But, it makes a great fruit salad, and my preschooler loves seeing all the fruits cut into uniform shapes. All those colors in tiny little matching cubes look so pretty too!

    Great for small amounts to chop.

  30. Immersion blender, definitely. Soups, one-minute mayo, a quick dressing… and into the dishwasher it goes!

  31. I have an old – very old – orange/lemon/lime squeezer that I just love, and now that it’s margarita season, I’m using it all the time.

    Love your site, and look forward to canning with you this summer.

  32. I love our 33 year old West Bend slow cooker. It’s the most reliable, useful & versatile appliance. Great for the weekly batch of chili! I don’t love my food processor so much, though. I’d replace it in a snap.

  33. My Black and Decker steamer is my favorite small appliance because it steams everything from rice to wheat berries and is easy to clean. It was inexpensive and has lasted for many years

  34. the appliance that i love the most in my kitchen is my slow cooker that i hacked into a sous vide. it’s amazing. 1. because sous vide steak and salmon and eggs and everything is totally awesomely delicious and 2. because i made it out of a slow cooker that i got at a yard sale for $5.
    there are instructions here where i originally came across it and then i googled a whole lot and read other people’s instructions until my head hurt.

    i came across a company that makes a little machine that does it for you too.

    it makes my kitchen setup look pretty epic.

    also, i like my fermenting crock. i make kimchi in it. it’s awesome.

    full disclosure: i have nothing to do with the cooking for geeks guy but i do own his cookbook, and those dorkfood people i just found on google, i have nothing to do with them either.

  35. I love my Vita-Mix blender. We get so much more produce in our diet than we used to, much of it due to this wonderful smoothie-making machine.

  36. Current favorite small appliance is the coffee grinder that doubles as a spice grinder.
    I’m very fond of the toaster oven for the slightly larger category.

  37. A very old and very small Cuisinart chopper/grinder allows me to buy whole coffee beans and grind small batches for a really good cup of coffee in the early A.M.

  38. My foodsaver is my most favorite kitchen appliance. Behind that are my kitchen aide stand mixer and my spice grinder.

  39. For small appliances, I LOVE my electric kettle. Tea, instant soup, adding more boiling water to pasta, it’s a great tool!

  40. Surprisingly, a bread machine started this busy, busy mom to make bread weekly. I even developed a panettone that I make all through December. Yum!

  41. hi! I bumped into your website when I googled “HELP, I HAVE TOO MUCH ZUCCHINI!”. I can’t wait to try out your zucchini relish… I just love to do these sorts of things, and it impresses my church group when I show up with pretty “food in jars”.
    I am a single mom who relies on her garden and the food she preserves from it to cut down on my grocery bill (15 yr. old boys are expensive to feed), and have great veggies during winter. I would love to be entered in your food processor giveaway, that would really cut down on prep time, but even if I don’t I will still continue to stay glued to this web site for more wonderful recipes and ideas. sincerely, Deborah in New Braunfels, Texas

  42. I love my immersion blender. It works great for canning and for soups, add it came with a bunch of attachments that make it even more useful!

  43. My mini food processor is probably my favorite appliance. I make a lot of salsas and marinades and it’s perfect for all manner of small jobs, particularly chopping cilantro! But I’d love to have a really good full size food processor!

  44. My food processor is definitely my favorite appliance. We use it for everything-grating, chopping, green smoothies. Sadly it’s a very old Cuisinart and it’s bowl is starting to crack. I would love a replacement!

  45. My favorite kitchen appliance is a simple tool for toasting sesame seeds. It amounts to a cheap metal can, not unlike a tuna can, with a hinged and screened lid that snaps shut, and a wooden handle. You simply fill with sesame seeds and hold over the burner, shaking all the while (a la JiffyPop), and in a minute or so, you have beautifully browned and fragrant seeds for sprinkling on salads and stirfrys.

  46. I love my Kitchen-Aid Stand mixer. That cobalt blue mixer is the best kitchen item I’ve ever bought. It works like a dream. Even on days I don’t use it, looking at that bright blue just makes me happy.

  47. My favorite appliance is definitely my crock pot! It’s not especially whiz-bang but it’s hard to argue with a device that lets me dump ingredients in, come back around dinner time, and eat a delicious hot meal. Yum!

  48. My favorite small kitchen appliance is my Vitamix blender. I love it for salad dressings, green smoothies, and soups.

  49. It’s not exactly an appliance, but the hardest working item in my kitchen is my dutch oven. On the electronic front, my immersion blender takes the cake!

  50. Boy, it’s hard for me to choose a favorite. It depends on which one I’m using at the time. I love my Keurig and use it every day. But when I’m cooking, I use my immersion blender quite a bit, crock pot lots, and of course the rice cooker is essential. I keep looking at food processors, but haven’t bought one yet. I would probably can more if I had one.

  51. My favorite is my ice cream maker just because it’s so much fun to make my own ice cream. Yum!

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