Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor
Hamilton Beach Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper for Slicing, Shredding, Mincing, and Puree, 10 Cups - Bowl Scraper, Stainless Steel
I purchased Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor, it’s not intended to chop nuts, grind coffee or knead bread. Says so in the instructions! As a companion tool to a KitchenAid small (small, like 1 1/2 cup) chopper.
The small chopper handles routine one-portion mincing for celery, onion and mushrooms, but I wanted to get away from the drudgery of grating cabbage and carrots by hand using a steel grater to make coleslaw.
As a coleslaw maker, the Hamilton Beach is hilariously fast and did a good job. To be a little picky, a smaller grater blade for the carrot would be nice, but all in all the results were easily deli-quality, and I’m happy there! There are of course more sophisticated machines such as the Cuisinart, but the price doubles or triples this one and that’s going to be a return-for-investment calculation.
I learned that cutting the cabbage to fit the chute took longer than actually doing the shredding. So there’s a bit of a learning curve to get the prep squared away. Also, this about the chute: there’s no way in the world you’ll get large whole onion rings out of this machine like they show in the promo picture above. The chute would have to be at least three times the diameter in order to fit a full red onion down there. Maybe a 1/4 section of onion would fit. So kinda misleading illustration there.
The base has four suction cups, instead of the usual rubber feet which is a pretty good idea; but it does make lifting the unit off a counter a bit of a challenge, especially for a very non-porous surface such as polished marble (I’d guess—, we have run-of-the-mill 1980s semi-porous countertops here, so it comes unstuck fairly easily.)
Finally-the assembly is large, ten cups is a lot of volume, but some ingredients will need that extra room and won’t process correctly if the bowl is filled to capacity for them.
Here’s the chart, for example:
Fruits and Vegetables 2 to 3 cups (ca. 710 cubic centimeters) (cut into 1-in. [2.5-cm] cubes
Meats 0.7 lb (ca. 318 gram). (350 g) (cut into 1-in. [2.5-cm] cubes)
Parmesan or Romano 5 ounces (ca. 189 gram) (cut into 1-in. [2.5-cm] cubes)
Cheddar, Jack, Mozzarella 8 ounces (ca. 302 gram) (cut into 1-in. [2.5-cm] cubes)
Crackers 10 cups (ca. 2,366 milliliters) (can fill bowl and lid up into chute). So you can go nuts with the crackers. 🙂
The pieces can be placed by nesting into one another, with the lid inverted to fit into the smaller storage space. Although not particularly heavy, it is a large unit; the machine when fully assembled may not fit underneath cupboards if you have counter space below the cupboards.
Compared to the little KitchenAid handy chopper, this is like a Full-size car sitting next to a go-cart. I’ll post more if it blows up or has problems doing the things it’s supposed to do.
BTW, it’s not intended to chop nuts, grind coffee or knead bread. Says so in the instructions!Promised Review By D L
The Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor is a versatile and efficient kitchen appliance that can help you chop, slice, and shred a wide variety of foods. With its powerful motor and large 10-cup capacity, it can handle everything from nuts and seeds to meats and vegetables.
One of the standout features of the Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor is its wide feed tube, which allows you to easily process large items without having to cut them down to size. This can save you time and effort in the kitchen, and makes it easier to process larger quantities of food.
The food processor also comes with a variety of attachments, including a chopping blade, a slicing blade, and a shredding blade, so you can choose the right tool for the job. The slicing blade is particularly useful for creating thin, even slices of vegetables, while the shredding blade is great for shredding cheese and other soft ingredients.
In addition to its slicing and shredding capabilities, the Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor also has a pulse function, which allows you to control the speed and power of the motor. This can be especially useful when you want to finely chop nuts or herbs, or when you want to create a rough chop for ingredients like onions or garlic.
Overall, the Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor is a reliable and efficient tool that can help you prepare a wide range of foods quickly and easily. Whether you’re a home cook or a professional chef, this food processor is sure to become an essential part of your kitchen.