Kitchen Must-Have: Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor – Frugal Novice

Kitchen Must-Have: Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor

My contributor received a Hamilton Beach food processor to facilitate this review, and Hamilton Beach provided the food processor for the associated giveaway.

Frugal Novice contributor Debbie really knows her way around the kitchen, so she was perfect to test out the Hamilton Beach professional food processor sent my way for review. In fact, she regularly hosts a group of friends at her house for dinner, so she was able to use the food processor to make food for an upcoming gathering and share her opinions of the machine:

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I decided to try out several preparations of ingredients with the food processor to really get a feel for the variety of options it provides, and first started with dicing a potato. If you’ve ever done this manually, you know how hard it can be to get uniform cuts – so it’s really appealing to get the job done with a food processor instead!

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Here’s what the setup looks like – there’s a blade that spins around and then the potato will also be pushed through the grid, giving me nice cubed pieces of potato.

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The dicing worked really well and I’m happy with the finished product.

I did notice some potato left on the top of the disc when I removed it from the processor:

dicer-removal

The food processor comes with a device to help clean the dicer; there’s a bit of a learning curve in getting it to line up right, but once I got the hang of it I was able to use it to remove the leftover pieces of potato.

You can see in the video above that there’s a locking handle on this food processor. It holds everything together well and keeps the machine stable, along with the help of suction cups underneath.

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After dicing the potato I decided to try slicing cucumbers. The slicing disc has 15 different thicknesses to choose from, giving you a lot of options for various needs.

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Last but not least I used the shredding disc to shred cheddar for homemade pimento cheese.

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It worked really quickly, saving a lot of time and effort that would have been used if I’d shredded the cheese by hand.

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cheese-leftover

There was a little bit of cheese left on the disc, but not too much.

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Looks great, don’t you think? All set for making some amazing pimento cheese.

The Hamilton Beach Professional 14-cup food processor provides a lot of power and efficiency, and has some really smart features built in  – the suction cups and locking handle mentioned above, but also…

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a spot for the cord to be stored. Genius.

…and…

a storage container for all the parts and pieces. Love this!

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The Hamilton Beach Professional 14-cup food processor is a great tool to have in your kitchen arsenal, and I’m looking forward to making many more dishes with its help.

You might just be able to see how great it is for yourself! One lucky reader will win their very own food processor just like the one shown above. Enter via Rafflecopter below!

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  • Daniel M January 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    comes with 5 attachments

  • Tara Woods January 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    My favorite feature is the convenient storage case.

  • Janine Hwang January 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I like the minimal precutting with the 3-in-1 Big Mouth feed tube, which fits whole foods as well as small, thinner pieces.

  • Susan Chester January 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    A feature I like is the storage case. I also like that most of the pieces are safe to put in the dishwasher.

  • Theresa D January 12, 2017 at 5:20 am

    I like that it comes with 5 attachments and has a case to keep them together.

  • Keeley Sullivan January 12, 2017 at 5:45 am

    I love the slice and dice features

  • Sonya Allstun January 12, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I love the large capacity and the dicing feature is a BIG plus. I also like that it is BPA free.

  • Dawn Monroe January 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I like that it comes with 5 attachments, storage case and warranty.

  • Jeanne Coulombe January 12, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I love that it can do anything chop shred dice has big holding tank different attachments. I want this with arthritis this is my best friend oh I want it!

  • Monique Rizzo January 12, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I like the nice large size and the fact it can do shredding, dicing or chopping. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New years!

  • Robin January 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    I like that it has Easy Stack & Snap assembly with no difficult twisting.

  • cynthia dawson January 12, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I love that is has a storage case

  • Jillian Too January 12, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I like the 3-in-1 Big Mouth feed tube that can fit whole foods.

  • Samantha January 12, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I love that it dices cubes!

  • Kyl Neusch January 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    love that is has a storage case

  • Richard Hicks January 12, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I like that it is large 14 cup capacity

  • Laurie Emerson January 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    I love the fact that it has a easy Stack & Snap assembly with no difficult twisting.

  • Tiffany Cardenas January 12, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I love the storage case for attachments and the ability to dice.

  • Isaac Abadi January 12, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I love the large size and storage case

  • Janice Gabriel January 12, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I like the fact it has a five year warranty, which goes to the high quality of the product.

  • Aaron January 13, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I am most excited about its heavy-duty construction!

  • jules m. January 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    my favorite thing about it is that it Dice cubes. :) I hate chopping up things into small pieces. this would save so much time!

  • Rachel Freer January 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I like that the 5 attachments have a storage case. I never know where to keep my attachments.

  • Breanne January 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I’m most excited about the 5 attachments.

  • Michelle H. January 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I like the 3-in-1 Big Mouth feed tube that will result in less of a need for cutting.

  • Summer D January 13, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I love that it has a storage case for the attachments. What a smart idea.

  • Rosey January 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I’m most excited that there is no difficult twisting.

  • Cynthia E. January 13, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    This food processor seems AMAZING!!! It’s hard to pick one thing about it that makes me most excited. I love that it has commercial quality performance, that it has a 3-in-1 Big Mouth Feed Tube for minimal precutting and that it is multi-functional–dicing, shredding and 15 different slice thicknesses! What?!!!!

  • vicki lorenz January 13, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    The stack and snap sounds very easy to do. Very nice item

  • Trisha McKee January 13, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I love the 14 cup capacity. And I love the storage case. It makes it easy.

  • Sand January 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    I’m excited about the cube dicing!

  • BRYAN E. January 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    We like the easy-clean touchpad controls / LED indicator lights, and the dishwasher safe components i.e. cutting blades, etc.

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