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. My favorite appliance is definetly the coffee pot. The rest of what I do can pretty easily be made without the electrical outlets. The coffee can too – I just find it easier to do in a machiene than on the stove. 🙂

  2. I do love my immersion blender. It’s such a simple thing that makes creamy soups, smooth apple butters and more so easy! I also love my micro-plane grater as I am forever zesting frozen lemons. 🙂

  3. My KitchenAid stand mixer – it was my first “major” appliance buy upon graduating from college (all too many years ago now!) and it has mixed many a batch of cookies!

  4. Love my grain Nutrimill grain mill and a close second is
    coffee maker. The new food processor sounds wonderful.

  5. My favorite small appliance? Immersion blender. Of course soups and smoothies and such, but it also helps me get smooth ice cream from cream-on-top milk.

  6. I have a VitaMix (a wonderful birthday gift from my husband this year) that I use tons and LOVE. However, some things you just need a food processor for. I would love a really great one!

  7. My KitchenAid mixer is my favorite appliance. Next up would be my Ninja blender. I’ve had it for only a couple of months but it’s the bomb!

  8. I love my mom’s Vitamix. I live with her right now and use it all the time. It’s so much better than the cheap blender that we used to use. I need to get a food processor or great blender of my own for when we move to our own place in the near future.

  9. My first thought was my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. But really, my immersion blender gets used far more often. Unless you count my coffee maker. That ultimately wins hands down. Love me, love my Keurig.

  10. It’s a little weird, but my French press is my most useful kitchen tool! Besides the obvious hot coffee use, I strain cold brew, nut milk, and blended fruits and vegetables to strain the pulp and make juice.

  11. I love my Cuisinart but it too is an older one and lacking certain design features I need. A new one would be great, especially during canning season!

  12. My favorite is my Keurig coffee machine, since my husband doesn’t drink coffee. With this I can have a hot cup of coffee any time without feeling like I wasted a whole pot.

  13. Probably my stand mixer, right now. It’s not a Kitchen Aid, but I have attachments for a blender, grinder and slicer/grater.

  14. For putting up jams and preserves, I really enjoy an immersion blender. I do not have a dishwasher so, anything I can use to minimize washing is great! I do love my food processor for making hollandaise and curds. My workhorse is a 1988 Cuisenart. I do need a new bowl for that.

  15. Definitely my espresso machine. Without it, my job, my relationship and my sanity might all be in trouble! 😉

  16. my favorite gadget is probably my salad spinner. makes my life SO much easier. followed by the food processor. i’m on my 2nd one since 1999, both hamilton beaches. those babies are built to last! but mine’s a little 4-cup job. i’d love to get my hands on the big’un.

  17. I love my kitchenaid stand mixer. I have many attachments for it, but I really want the pasta attachment. I would love to make my own pasta someday.

  18. My favorite is probably my Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer. It can do so much, but it can’t do everything, which is why this food processor would be an amazing addition to my kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. My favorite small appliance is my mini / small food processor! Loved my large food processor, but it’s broken.

  20. My bread maker is probably my favorite right now, it doesn’t heat up the house in the summer they way making it in the oven would.

  21. I love many of my kitchen appliances. My toaster oven is probably my favorite, but also my waffle iron for stocking up on freezer waffles for my kiddo. I also really enjoy my dehydrator.

  22. I make a fair amount of soups thus, my favorite appliance is my immersion blender. In fact, by regular blender died on me and I have not replaced it as my immersion blender has done all I need it to do.

  23. I love my immersion blender, my grain mill, my mixer, my blender and my bread machine for kneading dough for me…I did LOVE my food processor until it died less than 6 months after I got it. I’m praying really hard to win this one as I would LOVE to have one for canning season again! After having one one time I’m not sure if my wrists would be willing to go back to the shredding and chopping all by hand again!

    And yes, you did say one appliance, but really, I use them all frequently, often multiple times a week and I’m grateful to have them!

  24. I have a mini Cuisinart and I absolutely love it. But it is just too small for some jobs, so this would come in very handy!

  25. I love my bread machine. I can dump everything in, in the morning and come home to pizza dough ready to go.

  26. My most used kitchen appliance is the kitchen aid mixer. But right now everyone in my house is IN LOVE with the cuisinart ice cream maker. Ice cream for dinner!

  27. most used is the coffee maker, but i actually rather dislike it (plain old drip coffee tastes so much better and is more pleasant to make, but unfortunately my mornings are not really designed for pleasant anymore). favorite is probably my immersion blender for versatility (and ease of cleaning). or crockpot for making beans. or sodastream if it counts as a kitchen appliance. hmm

  28. My favorite ( for it’s longevity) , is the Braun “citromatic” 2. A true survivor, going on 30 years of use and abuse!

  29. My favorite is probably my sandwich press. It was a gift from my husband last year and we use it to make all sorts of grilled sandwiches,… one of my favorites is granny smith apple, brie, and honey.

  30. The tiny food processor my friend got me when I had my little girl is my favorite. It processed just the right amount for the freezer containers I stored her food in.

  31. Immersion blender and small food processor. It’s nearly the season to use both for fresh tomato gazpacho, yum. I do have an ancient multi cup Cuisinart food processor that lives in my car because I need it both at home and at camp; definitely could use a new Hamilton Beach Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor!

  32. Bodum “schiuma” mini milk frother! I use it for everything, making salad dressings, gravy, frosting, coffee, baby bottle, like I said, everything!

  33. I love my blender, we use it for smoothies, protein shakes, and milkshakes. Although i use my crockpot a ton and really love that too.

  34. My favorite small appliance has to be my Kitchen-aid stand mixer – I love that thing! But I also loved my food processor before it broke 🙁

  35. My cordless immersion blender is amazing. It is the best for pureeing soups and even has attachments so I can easily chop nuts, herbs, etc. in its own container. The best thing about it being cordless is I don’t have to worry about plugging it in and having the cord fall in the pot!

  36. I’m torn between my Sunbeam stand mixer (can’t afford a Kitchenaid but maybe someday) and my Mr Coffee Espresso maker. I love them both!

  37. My favorite small kitchen appliances are my electric kettle and my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I would like my food processor more, except that is is ancient and missing its shedding disc. A new food processor would be lovely!

  38. I love my immersion blender, I have so much fun making soup because of it, and it’s just so generally handy, not to mention fitting easily in a drawer.

  39. Probably my mini blender. My large one bit the dust so the little one has been used more than ever. A nice big one would be awefully nice.

  40. I love my Vitamix, but I sometimes forget that pulsing is possible – I tend to let it’s power get away from me so a food processor would help me control my ‘puree’ monster..^_^

  41. I love my small food processor, but it’s not big enough to do bigger jobs. It’s great for things like pesto, though!

  42. My stand mixer is my go to gadget. My food processor bowl is cracked & I haven’t gotten a replacement yet, so this would be great as canning season begins!

  43. Our Zojirushi rice cooker. It has a timer so we can set it at night for hot cereal in the morning or in the morning for grains at night.

  44. Even though I got a KitchenAid stand mixer not long ago, I really like my Cuisinart hand mixer. It does as well as the other, except that you can’t leave it and go off for a minute or two!

  45. It’s probably my 15-year-old toaster oven, which saves me from having to turn on the oven in the summer.

  46. I love my toaster oven. We use it multiple times per day, for all kinds of things. I loathe my current food processor and never use it. Winning this would be a blessing.

  47. I am so dependent on my appliances. It’s hard to pick one, because my favorite depends on what I am doing. The one I couldn’t live without is my food processor-an early Cuisinart that I’ve had for more than 30 years!

  48. I used to have a mini chopper/food processor that was perfect for making smaller portions of hummus, pesto, chopping herbs, etc. I hate getting the big one out for those small tasks but since I don’t have it any more I usually get out a knife and cutting board.

  49. Appliance-wise I can get by with only a handheld blender and small food processor in my kitchen…I don’t even need a microwave (lived without one for 6 years before getting one as a gift)

  50. I make my tomato sauce in the food processor. Instead of boiling the tomatoes and peeling them, I just throw them in the food processor. Saves a bunch of time and I always have an influx of tomatoes at the end of the gardening year.

  51. I have a tiny 2 cup food processor that I use all the time. A bigger one (my previous big one needs replacement) would be fantastic!

  52. I’m not a huge gadget girl but have been thinking I need to get a reliable food processor. I currently use my hand chopper from Pampered Chef for most things but it’s a LOT of work when making big batches of relish and salsa!!

  53. My favorite appliances is my food processor, so I am constantly washing the parts. I could always use another one!

  54. I have to say my favorite appliance is my coffee maker. Without it I would be a daily mess and not able to see what I am supposed to be canning as my eyes would be too blurry, lol.

  55. I adore my mini food processor but it is starting to wear out after almost 10 years of use

  56. I have to say my favorite small appliance is my immersion blender. I love using it in the Fall to puree butternut squash for soup!

  57. oh my, my old old hand-me-down food processor recently died entirely, and trying to make do with my immersion blender (which is so by far my favorite small appliance, especially with the whisk attachment… looooove it) and a teensy cheap-o mini-processor that I regularly overfill… well it just hasn’t been cutting it. love this!

  58. Its either my Kitchen Aid Mixer or my tiny (about 1 cup size) black and decker food processor/mill.

  59. My KitchenAid mixer! And my digital scale. I use them both all the time. I bet I would get plenty of use out of a food processor too!

  60. I absolutely love my mini food processor. Its great for small batch recipes like hummus, tapenade and some salad dressings!

  61. My espresso machine Sylvia and my coffee grinder Rocky. I know you said just one, but Sylvia and Rocky have been a couple from the start. They’ve been with me for almost 12 years now and still going strong.

  62. I got an immersion blender as a wedding gift and Ive used it several times a week for years. Salad dressing, pesto, soup and of course applesauce and fruit butters!

  63. I can’t go a day without my Keurig! But most of the rest of what I tend to use in the kitchen is non-electric, and I don’t even own a food processor so that would be a wonderful addition. Thanks!

  64. I love my immersion blender for soups and the waffle maker. This food processor would be perfect for homemade baby food- I have a little one on the way!

  65. I think my favorite small appliance right now is my Sodastream which I use for bubbly water. I love to throw a few strawberries from the garden into the water for a little added flavor.

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