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. I love my immersion blender, it makes things so much easier. But my Kitchen Aid stand mixer is a very close second 🙂

  2. My favorite small kitchen appliance is a tie between my juicer and my blender. I love fresh grown goodness! (That is what has drawn me to canning to begin with.) My blender turns ordinary fruits and veggies into delicious smoothies and the juicer can take any produce and extract the delicious nutrients for energy in a glass. The best part is I can make adjustments to customize my flavors (just like I’ve learned to do with *some* of my canning recipes.) 🙂

  3. My Vitamix, although I still use my little food processor for things that don’t work so well in the Vitamix.

  4. My all time favorite kitchen appliance is my immersion blender. I don’t know how I lived without one so long! It makes so many tasks simple.

  5. My coffeemaker (or any coffeemaker for that matter) will always be my favorite (and necessary) kitchen appliance. I grew up with the scent of freshly roasted coffee, and my morning is not complete without it!

  6. That would be my workhorse mixer that I’d have to call my favorite. It does so many different jobs for me!

  7. I’ve been very happy for years with just a mini food processor (which I’ve had to replace a couple times), and it’s the most-used appliance in my kitchen other than the coffee maker, but this post is making me think I might truly need a full-size one. Hm.

  8. The Cuisinart ( I’ve had it over 20 years ) is the work horse during canning season. But the over all everyday most used is our Big KitchenAid mixer.

  9. My favorite is probably my immersion blender. I love using that thing for jams, butters, and spreads.
    And I’m expecting my first child in September so I’ve started using it to make purees for baby food…I’m sure this food processor would help with that too!

  10. I have a food processor I use like crazy during canning season It has got to be at least 24 years old. I would love a new one : )

  11. my kitchenaid mixer; it’s not quite ‘small’, but…it does many things! and, i use it all the time–for baking! and, now, for pasta making (w/the attachment)!

  12. Since learning that regular mouth mason jars fit on my blender’s blade base, it’s been the blender. Last minute grab n go smoothies have been a lifesaver this last week of school.

  13. My immersion blender wins hands down! Love that I can puree a soup without moving the hot soup to a blender to process. Great for salad dressings too. Yesterday my blender died, so I whipped out the immersion blender and made my berry breakfast smoothie and it was perfect.

  14. Don’t laugh, but my favorite appliance is my old La Machine food processor (circa 1985 I think). It’s old and falling apart, so I’d love a replacement for it!

  15. The toaster would have to be my favorite. Use it almost every day for either breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  16. I use my Cuisinart Smart Stick nearly every day. It’s great for soups, smoothies, protein shakes, instant pudding, frozen coffee, apple butter, spaghetti sauce… yeah, I use it for everything. Love the small size for storage in my itty bitty kitchen and love the easy clean up. Even bought one for my best friend for Christmas!

  17. I love my Blendtec blender. I can do just about anything in it-smoothies, nut butters, you name it. I would love to have a new food processor as well.

  18. My butter yellow KitchenAid Epicurean mixer is a true love, and a vintage 1920’s tea kettle large enough for anyone to shout, “Hot water and plenty of it!”

  19. My Nutribullet. I only ever used my coffee grinder to grind seeds, and now I have a blender and grinder in one. Loving it!

  20. My favorite is my waffle maker. It is the one thing that cant be replicated by any other tool and easy to never mess up. I am gluten free so its hard to find a good GF waffle. A good food processor help me make great toppings for any waffle.

  21. I love my immersion blender. My husband actually pushed me to get it. I didn’t think I’d ever use it, maybe during canning season. But it’s handy for all kinds of things. Second is out hand crank coffee grinder. Grinds it perfect, fits on top of a canning jar and slows down the pace of the morning…which I like.

  22. I love my food processor! However, it is an older model, and like you mentioned about the older ones you have used, it is a pain to store all of the accessories for it, since you cannot store more than one disk/blade in it at a time. I would LOVE to have a new one! Love the blog, and love, love, love all the awesome knowledge you pass on to us!!

  23. I just recently learned the joys of an immersion blender, and although a rather specialized tool, when it’s the right one for the job – it’s amazing!

  24. I am in the middle of a passionate love story with…my Vitamix! Can’t spend a day without using it! Food processor and Mandoline come quite close though!
    This new food processor looks very good…I would love to win one!

  25. 2 favorites in my kitchen are my coffe grinder that is solely used for grinding spices and my stick blender. Those are the two that get the most use in my house.

  26. I guess it would be a tie between my coffee maker (I really shouldn’t be allowed in public without coffee) or my immersion blender. I’ve found lots of great uses for it!

  27. Not sure if this qualifies..but my favorite small kitchen appliance is my digital thermometer. If not, my Vitamix.

  28. I’d have to say immersion blender, since mine broke a bearing and I’ve been missing it sorely.

  29. Favorite small appliance is my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I absolutely love that thing. I use it at least once a week, if not more.

  30. My rice cooker is my favorite small kitchen appliance. It’s so nice to be able to make a big batch of rice one day and have it stay fresh and hot for the next 4-5 days. My crock put would be a close runner-up, because we use it for everything from cooking meals to making apple butter to rendering fat.

  31. My favorite kitchen appliance would have to be my coffee maker. She’s not fancy but she gets me up and ready for the world every single day! 🙂

  32. I use my immersion blender quite a bit, especially now that I’ve been making smoothies most mornings in order to use up the whey left over from making yogurt. It’s also great for making pesto (I use almond meal instead of whole nuts, though it’s possible that the blender would do just fine). Just last month I was asking friends on Facebook what a food processor would do for me that my immersion blender wouldn’t, and though they convinced me that I should buy one, I haven’t yet.

  33. I think I love my blender and food processor equally. They both allow me to cook with whole foods and save so much time in the kitchen.

  34. I tend to go in phases with favorite appliances. Right now it’s a tie between my yogurt maker and blender. I make the yogurt then make smoothies in the blender.

  35. I loved my immersion blender – until it died. Now I love my Ninja blender. It makes great smoothies and can still give me some good soups like the immersion blender did (just not as easily).

  36. My favorite gadget is my Vitamix Blender. It was quite pricey so we use it for all sorts of things!

  37. My Kitchen Aid mixer gets a workout every week. I think I have every attachment available from the strainer to the sausage stuffer.

  38. Love my Kitchen Aid mixer … use it all the time! But I’ve been dying for a food processor (the mixer was a wedding gift). Thanks!

  39. I use my little 4-cup food processor constantly for making dressings, chopping nuts, pureeing veggies and beans, etc. It’s a workhorse but I’m afraid that its old motor is going to burn out any day now. I’ve been dreaming of upgrading to a bigger model for just the tasks you mention: shredding and slicing.

  40. My favorite small kitchen appliance, without a doubt, is my vitamix. It truly is a wonderful, time-saving device. However, it doesn’t shred as a food processer would.

  41. I use my food grater probably the most. I like to grate my own cheeses and I also use it for zesting citrus, as well as slicing different vegetables.

  42. Honestly, I think that my food processor is my favorite appliance! This week alone I’ve pureed strawberries for ice cream, whirled up some hummus, and made kofte.

  43. I love my electric peppermill, gravity fed. Alot of times I am cooking and only have one hand available and cannot use both hands to grind the pepper, my gravity fed peppermill is awesome! Need a food processor for canning though, 🙂

  44. I have a mini food chopper. I use it almost everyday in food preparation. This year I am planning on canning and could use this food processor in many ways. Thanks!

  45. well….I’d have to say my immersion blender…use it for soups, jams & milkshakes! I’d like to say my processor, but one of the plastic pieces snapped off shortley after I got it…still functional, but not as easy to use….therefore got pushed to the back of the lineup! This would be a delightful replacement! Thanks for sharing!

  46. My favorite appliance is definitely my Magic Bullet. I’ve been using it to make smoothies and milkshakes for years and its still going strong. I love making green smoothies in the morning. Only downside is when you want to make a batch of something (ie salsa) the blender attachment doesn’t hold much and it can only do very small batches. For that, a real food processor would be MUCH handier. 🙂

  47. My immersion blender gets a *lot* of use. It was a gift from a friend who swears by hers as well. It took me awhile to use it, but once I did, I never looked back.

  48. it’s most likely the addiction talking but i love my french press for everthing. He’s an awsome multitasker and makes a damn fine cup of coffee… much better than that german fellow mr. kurig

  49. I also have big problems with all the appliance cords being too short! Maybe it’s because our kitchen hasn’t been rewired since it was built in 1948. 😛 So I do an awful lot of appliance work either on the kitchen table (delightfully backbreaking) or right next to the sink. I have three essential appliances: the toaster oven, the rice cooker, and the immersion blender. As always, thanks for a great giveaway!

  50. I love my immersion blender for all sorts of soups and sauces. I never bother with a regular blender, my immersion blender does it all.

  51. I love love love my coffee maker. I work nights so it is a necessity. The next best in my opinion is a food processor but unfortunately I do not have one but would so love to be able to invest in a really nice one…

  52. my blender/processor which is about 12 years old … although it’s teeny tiny compared to this giveaway – the processor is used for all sorts of small projects. wouldn’t mind a bigger one though as I have always wanted to try making cookie dough in the processor.

  53. The appliance I use and love the most is my Kitchen Aid mixer. I have started making more things from scratch and couldn’t do without it.

  54. I love my 50 yr. old Kitchen Aid Mixer. It was handed down to me by my mom who got it from her mom. We do so much with it from baking to meat grinding and now we are looking into the pasta attachment.

  55. I am definitely in love with my electric kettle. It’s a holdover from study abroad that speeds up a number of “boil water then add X” processes in addition to being in almost constant use for tea.

  56. We got this great Breville blender with a dome-shaped bottom and these cool blades that suck the particles downward because we couldn’t afford a Vitamix and we LOVE it. Other than that, does my shihtzu count? She’s tiny and follows me around the kitchen like a Roomba catching crumbs!

  57. My favorite small kitchen appliances are my electric kettle and my Vitamix. Use them both almost daily!

  58. Favorite? Well, that depends, but probably the VitaMix would be the most missed if it disappeared. Or the immersion blender, if a VitaMix is “bigger” than “small.”

    Do not have a food processor and tend to use the VitaMix and the KA attachments instead. But there are times when a food processor would be very nice to have. This one looks about ideal. Thanks!

  59. oh gosh, my panini press, no contest – but I think that’s because it doesn’t have a lot of competition – right now I don’t even have a toaster! I like to use it for grilled cheese (obvious) but also to grill veggies for salads or to toast bagels.

  60. Definitely my immersion blender! I like to make pureed soups and can’t imagine doing so without it!

  61. My HB coffeemaker. The timer allowing the coffee to be ready when I get up is a great feature. Never fails me.

  62. I have a mini chopper that gets a lot of use! I use it to blend cashew dips and chop up ginger and garlic for Indian food.

  63. Right now my favorite and most used appliance is the Soda Stream soda maker. I am addicted to bubbly water. I drink it all day long!

  64. My very favorite kitchen appliance is my Champion juicer. I’ve had it for 18 years and it still lives up to its name. It’s a champ. My Cuisinart food processor died a couple of years ago and I just have not replaced it. Food prep does get tedious without it, I must admit. I would so love to win one of the Hamilton Beach food processors to make my life easier. Thanks for the contest.

  65. The simple toaster oven. Toasts, broils, bakes…it does it all…and doesn’t heat up my house.

  66. My little immersion blender has put in many years of service, and is still my favorite small appliance! In fact, it may be my favorite kitchen appliance, period (sorry KitchenAid, but I could technically live without you)!

  67. My most used appliance these days would have to be my Magic Bullet blender, it’s smoothie season! 🙂 I am looking to upgrade to a Vitamix soon!

  68. I wish I could say that my favorite thing was my hand crank coffee grinder, but I don’t have one. But my favorite appliance is my electric coffee grinder. With out it I would not be able to have great tasting coffee every day.

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