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 immersion blender. Had a plastic one that I destroyed my first canning season so my mother bought me the metal one!

  2. My favorite kitchen appliance has to be my Keurig machine. It’s doesn’t chop, puree, mix, or anything like that, but without it, nothing gets done.

    Second place goes to my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer. That thing is a workhorse.

  3. i have a weird obsession with kitchen appliances – but my favorite would probably be my small (like 1 or 2 cup) food processor – but i dont think that’s gonna cut it when i want to start making my own baby food.

  4. I love my Black & Decker Handy Chopper.

    Crossing my fingers, hoping I win this so it can be my new favorite!

  5. I will go with my Mr. Coffee. I start everyday with it. If for some reason I don’t, I really miss it.

  6. It’s a tossup between my mini-food processor, my Kitchen Aid hand mixer, and my salad spinner. I like my mini-food processor but there are times when I could certainly use a larger one! Thanks for the chance at this very nice giveaway.

  7. i love my immersion blender so much, i love using it in hot soups! but i am in need of a food processor, been chopping too much cabbage by hand for kraut and my hand gets tired 🙂

  8. My Kitchen Aid – what a good thing it is ! I would love to win this contest so I could quit using my hand crank grinder – relish making would be so much easier .

  9. Mine has to be my soymilk maker. I havent used it in awhile but it’s awesome because it makes nut milks too, and leaves me with the pulp which i make into veggie burgers. yum!

  10. My favorite kitchen appliance is/are my electric beaters. I still use the same ones that I remember my dad making chocolate chip cookies with when I was a kid in the 70’s. In fact, it’s quite possible it could have been a wedding present to my parents. It still works, although sometimes it can’t handle whipping, so I have a newer one for that, but it’s the only time I use the new one. I’m sure I’ve licked the beaters a million times and I just can’t bear to use new ones. I hope it lasts forever!

  11. My fav appliance is my mini food processor! I use it a million times a day. I use it to make salad dressing, guacamole, to grind home-grown spices…anything, you name it 🙂 What I don’t have is a BIG one. Much needed in my kitchen!!

  12. My favorite is my jelly maker ! Love being able to make fresh jam and jellies right from my garden! LOVE IT !

  13. I love my KitchenAid stand mixer the best, but Ive been trying my mini food processor…I totally could use a normal size one!!

  14. I adore my immersion blender. My brother got it for me for Christmas about 4 years ago, and at the time he asked, “Are you sure you’re really going to use this thing?” Now I text him every time I pull it out — smoothies, soups, butters, sauces, and a million other uses — to show him how much I’ve gotten out of it. 🙂

  15. My favorite kitchen appliance is my immersion blender. It takes up little space and a does a fantastic job!

  16. love my little cuisinart chopper so handy would be lost without it..need a bigger one 🙂

  17. My favorite kitchen appliance is my food dehydrator. I use it daily either making snacks for the kids or for preserving food to put in jars for future use.

  18. It’s embarrassing to say – but my George Foreman grill. Seriously. We make a ton of grilled cheese in my house, and this makes it easy (ier).

  19. I love my Immersion blender but my stand mixer is a workhorse in my kitchen, I use it nearly every day. I don’t know which is my favorite.

  20. I have a old school mandolin my mother gave me. I love slicing with it but my husband gets upset every time I use it. He says I’ll slice my finger. Guess thats why they’re made with guards 🙂

  21. My favorite is the mixer. Always trying to make a different cake recipe. If a get this new food processor I will try to make the recipes for your book. One of my “summer manifesto” is to learn how to make jam/ jelly.Thank you for this chance.

  22. Favorite appliance? I hate to say coffee maker but that’s absolutely true. I will say my newest passion is my food dehydrator though. It’s amazing.

  23. i love my coffee maker…couldn’t live with out it- or I would at least go broke at starbucks. thanks for the chance to win this. looks like an awesome kitchen tool.

  24. My Blender. I live off of smoothies so much of the time! My food processor is 25 years old, and a new one would be amazing!

  25. Has to be my immersion blender especially in fall/winter when it’s time for loads of different soups!!

  26. I love my immersion blender! I was late to the party, but now that I have it… What did I do without it?

  27. I love my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. The attachments make it far more versatile than I would have ever imagined. (Big fan of the Nutribullet, also!)

  28. Coffee Grinder: This was the best purchase I made when it came to kitchen tools this past year. It has made amazing spice blends out of my garden grown herbs. It has allowed me to use the leftover tomato skins and “gunk” from making tomato sauce and bloody mary canned mixes. I take the “gunk”…dry it on parchment paper in the oven and then grind it up in the coffee grinder with some salt-Yum!. Perfect for seasoning future tomato sauce, making pasta, on salads, or putting on the rim of a bloody mary drink. I also toss in dried jalapeno peppers and more! So many awesome things can be mixed up and used in the future! You can do sweet blends too…with dried fruits and sugar or just dried fruits. 🙂

  29. I love my food processer!! My favorite things to make in it are hummus, eggplant dip & guacamoli, Mmmmmmm! My processer is on its last leg, I think my mom gave it to me when I moved out…cough cough, years ago!! It would be lovely to have this one fill its shoes!! 😉

  30. My sister gave me an immersion blender last year, and I’m not sure how I got along without one for so long! This spring, I’ve been making tons of soups with it (nettle, sorrel, ramp, and potato soup is a new favorite).

    That food processor is mighty shiny! I also make/freeze a lot of different pestos (I’ve got pea vine in the fridge that I need to pesto-ize tonight), and that would be a lot nicer machine than the tiny 1-cup processor I have now.

  31. My favorite would have to be my Hobart Kitchenaid Mixer. I also still use some of the Hobart attachments!

  32. The one I probably use most is my Aeropress, which keeps us caffeinated on a daily basis (the Chemex is for weekends/brunch/visitors). It’s nice because my partner and I keep very different schedules, so we can each make a single cup of coffee at different times.

  33. I’ve had my Hamilton Beach coffee grinder for 15 years! I use it every single day, often more than once! I wouldn’t get to the rest of the tools in the kitchen, without it. 🙂 Great little machine, made very sturdily.

  34. I have a 20 year old Cuisinart whose motor is still grinding but the parts have about had it. Would love to try out something new and different!

  35. I have to say I love the immersion blender. It purees so quickly, and it does not require much clean up.

  36. My favorite is probably my Kitchenaid mixer. I got the big one for making bread and double batches of cookie dough. However, the one I literally use all the time is my sunbeam electric water heater. We make tea all day long and it is so handy to heat up a cup of water. I have one on my desk at work too.

  37. I have to say that my Kitchen Aid Mixer used to be my favorite, but now it’s my Vitamix! I use it everyday for one meal or other.

  38. I love my food processor – I wasn’t sure how often I would be using it so I only have a four cup one, but now that I’m in to it, a larger one would be superb! I love making pestos and sauces with it.

    And it’s funny, but my second favorite appliance lately has been a rice cooker. I always thought they were a little silly (how hard is it to make rice?). But it makes perfect rice EVERY time (which I do not) and it leaves a burner free on your stove and keeps things nice and warm. It’s kind of perfect.

  39. My pressure cooker is my favorite kitchen appliance. I will be canning a ton of stuff next month. Also love my counter top farberware electric grill.

  40. I love my extra coffee grinder, which I use for spices, but mostly to grind up dehydrated tomatoes to turn them into intense tomato powder.

  41. Depends on the moment. KUERIG in the morning, ninjas cooking system for easy dinners, but I just got a food strainer and grinder fir my kitchenware stand mixer which I look forward to using during canning season!!

  42. Our fav is the Nutribullet – We use it everyday – but would totally love a food processor! Thanks so much for the chance to win : )

  43. I’m almost embarrassed to say but my “Magic Bullet” that I got as a christmas gift. As a single guy, it is perfect to grind spices (so I don’t have to use my coffee grinder), make marinades, vinaigrettes, etc.

  44. My favorite kitchen appliance is my kitchen aid stand alone mixer. It is nice to turn on the mixer and be able to do something else for a minute. Especially when beating egg whites!

  45. My Senseo coffee maker – not available anymore – don’t know what I will do when it breaks!

  46. By far, my immersion blender. It really helps make the smoother jams I prefer, and it doesn’t spatter at all. It comes with a cute storage bag, too!

  47. Like many, it’s absolutely my KitchenAid mixer. I never realized how incompletely I was mixing things before and now everything is so beautiful I can hardly get over it. Second place definitely goes to my Braun coffee grinder — an amazing little thing that makes my French press coffee so much nicer.

  48. You will totally laugh at me, but my favorite kitchen appliance (and most used next to the coffee maker) is my air popper. We eat a ton of popcorn around here, and it is so much yummier when it is air popped!

  49. Wow! I am torn between my toaster oven because it is convenient and cooler when in use, and my KitchenAid stand mixer, which is still going strong after 35 years. I love them both! In fact, I bought a kitchen island/cart to put them on together, side by side, because I have a tiny kitchen.

  50. I received a Hamilton Beach food processor as a wedding present 32 years ago. It lasted 30 years before I dropped and broke it one day. I never realized how much I depended on it until it was gone and I would love to have a new one!

  51. My immersion blender rocks! Blends everything from roasted tomatillo salsa, to awesome kefir smoothies and makes an incredible soup!

  52. My favorite kitchen item would be my garlic press. I use that soooooo much! But if it needs to be electric…..I guess my blender. It gets used quite a bit as well! 🙂

  53. My favorite is the coffee maker! Hands down
    I would use this processor for salsa for canning- looks handy 🙂 Thanks!

  54. My favorite appliance would be my Waring Pro Waffle Iron, oh the crazy waffles I make with ease of access to family made maple syrup. I broke my last food processor and after throwing away my mandaline slicer post finger injury I have little to slice correctly.

  55. Ooh, that’s a toughie. I’m going to give the award to best small appliance in a supporting role to my immersion blender. Who’da thought?

  56. My favorite tool is my Cuisinart FP. Grates hash browns every weekend! I’d love to send this little Hamilton Beach beauty to my daughter who has a tiny kitchen and desperately needs a food processor. She was just promoted to prep cook and I’d love to congratulate her success with this cutie looking food processor. Thanks for sharing your experience with it!

  57. I love my little kitchen aide chopper. It’s tiny and I usually end up making several small batches to get the job done! I do a lot of cooking and prepping but could not afford a big fancy food processor. This would be a dream come true 🙂

  58. I love my coffee grinder! I eat gluten free and use it to grind my own small batches of nut and seed flours. I would love to see how this Hamilton Beach Food Processor handles some of these tasks.

  59. I really enjoy my KitchenAid mixer…I use it so often and it’s beautiful enough to live out on the counter full-time, especially with the new glass mixing bowl.

  60. I love my good old Salad Shooter. That feels strange to say, but it’s super handy for making piles of shredded veggies for lettuce wraps, spring rolls, etc. and clean up is fast and simple.

  61. As a Mom in a two income/two career family I don’t have time for things like chewing. I live on smoothies. A few years ago I splurged on a high speed blender and it’s been a wonderful time saver. Also, frozen margaritas.

  62. Breadman bread maker. I used to make bread maybe twice a year. With the bread maker, I’m probably making it once a week (or dinner rolls or pizza dough). I like that I don’t have to heat up the oven in the summer for a loaf of bread. My only complaint is I wish it would beep before it started the baking cycle so I could remove the mixing paddle.

  63. I work my little immersion blender half to death sometimes, but it hasn’t failed me yet! Smoothies, salad dressings, and all manner of other yummies from the kitchen!

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