Experienced cooks know the value of a good food processor and the Hamilton Beach ChefPrep 10-Cup Food Processor 70610 has become the best “kitchen hand” around by helping people save money and time. Our reviewers have spoken and deem the Hamilton Beach 70610 to be the best food processor on the market at the best price. With a powerful motor and great safety features, this Hamilton Beach food processor is the perfect kitchen accessory to help cut down prep time for meals.
Hamilton Beach Food Processor: “Best Value”
Let’s be honest, cooking can be a hassle. As someone who actually enjoys the elements of the kitchen, from its one-of-a-kind warmth to its variety of free smells, I still find myself dreading ALL of the work cooking requires from time to time. I’ll admit my eyes weren’t made for the pungency of onion cutting and my arms get weary after chopping carrots. There must be some alternative to beat my cooking woes, right? Enter: the food processor.
Anytime you spend money on an household item, one of the first things that comes to mind: “Is this worth the money?” Most times you don’t want go too cheap, but you certainly don’t want to spend an arm and a leg either. However, the Hamilton Beach 70610 can be purchased for about 40 bucks and in spite of its cheap façade, lasts a few years and performs exceptionally well. Reviewers say:
“I bought this food processor over three years ago. It was the cheapest one at Walmart, and I really didn’t expect it to last very long. It feels and looks cheap, and only has two speeds plus a pulse option. It has held up extremely well, though, and still works very well.” —ss08, Reviewer since 2010
“The Hamilton Beach ChefPrep 500 watt food processor is practical, inexpensive, and performs well…. and the best thing about it is that you can buy it for less than $40, and have it perform just as well as the more expensive brands like Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid. I highly recommend.” —PZarate, Reviewer since 2007
In addition to getting a bang for your buck, Hamilton Beach has guaranteed consumers that its processor is safe for everyone to use:
“The double lock really makes this machine fully safe to use” —giftique, Reviewer since 2010
“There is not much of a chance that you’re going to lose a finger with this machine! I use it all the time, and when my grandchildren are here, they want to be the ones to push the power buttons!” —marciaw510, Reviewer since 2013
Versatility and health benefits
Lately I’ve noticed that many restaurants are adding a lot more vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options to their menu for those who want or need to be more health conscious than others. Since most of what you find in grocery stores is highly processed, a home cooked meal will always trump eating out, and with Hamilton Beach, health is made easy because the possibilities are endless:
“I use it to make dough for scones, chop veggies for huge batches of salsa to can and shredding 5 pounds of cheese at a time so I use it for just about anything and it works great.” —vinpin, Reviewer since 2009
“Our family is vegan and we eat only whole foods. This processor is wonderful for making your own nut butters, such as almond butter or peanut butter from raw foods. We also use the food processor daily for things like making our soy milk.” —KayLeenCarlson, Reviewer since 2013
What to know
Although reviewers rave about how much they enjoy the Hamilton Beach ChefPrep 10-Cup Food Processor 70610, they also warn that this food processor may take up more counter space than you’d like and can be a little tough to take apart.
Also, you may want to be careful not to overload the machine. Even though this Hamilton Beach processor can hold up to 10 cups of fruits and veggies, reviewers say the “chute lid is a little small,” so cutting your food into smaller pieces before processing will help to avoid a mess.
In spite of the extra elbow grease you’ll need to take the Hamilton Beach 70610 apart to fit into your cabinet, the time you’ll save and the food you’ll make are worth the value you get.
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