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

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

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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:

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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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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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  • Julie Wood January 2, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I love that this food processor can Dice cubes, slice thick to thin, shred, knead, chop, mix and puree! It does it all and saves a cook so much time. I love this food processor! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Rust January 2, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I really like that stack and snap assembly feature. My last food processor (20 years ago), was incredibly difficult to assemble, which led to me leaving it on a shelf most of the time.

  • Margaret Smith January 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I like the Easy Stack & Snap assembly with no difficult twisting feature. No complications trying to twist together or apart.

  • Joanne A. January 2, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I like the illuminated buttons and easy to read function icons. It can be frustrating when buttons are difficult to figure out and read, especially with “older eyes” lol. Thank you!

  • Elena January 2, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I like the Stack & Snap assembly feature

  • Ellie Wright January 2, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I like the 5 attachments and storage case.

  • Christie January 2, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I like the Easy Stack & Snap assembly. If its more trouble than its worth I wouldn’t end up using it, so this is very nice.

  • Stephanie Phelps January 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I love the Easy Stack & Snap assembly with no difficult twisting.

  • Elle January 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I like that it comes with 5 separate attachments.

  • Jim K January 2, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    5 attachments and storage case

  • HS January 2, 2017 at 12:58 pm

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

  • Adrienne Gordon January 2, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    The stack and snap feature is neat.

  • marissa c January 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I love the cord storage and storage for all the parts. I love stuff like that in kitchen equipment when I don’t have much storage space.

  • Jammie Morey January 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I am most excited about the attachment storage, I always lose attachments to my kitchen gadgets.

  • Ann Fantom January 2, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I like that it Dices cubes, slices thick to thin, shreds, kneads, chops, mixes and purees

  • Steve Weber January 2, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I like the 5 attachments and storage case.

  • Will G January 2, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I like that it Dice cubes, slice thick to thin, shred, knead, chop, mix and puree.

  • Cheryl B January 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I like that it has a 5 year warranty.

  • Tammy Horn January 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    So many great features, but my favorite would be the Stack & Snap assembly feature.

  • Rachel January 2, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    The feature I’m excited about is stack and snap assembly.

  • Renee G January 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I love that it has a 5 year warranty.

  • Mary Cloud January 2, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I like that it’s dishwasher safe and has a five year warranty

  • angela cunningham January 2, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I like that it dishwasher safe

  • Brittney House January 2, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I like the 5 different attachments.

  • Nancy Loring January 2, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I am glad that it has a 5 year limited warranty. With a house full of kids that warranty may come in handy.

  • Nicole Martin January 2, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I like that you can just snap it together!

  • Patricia Wojnar Crowley January 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I like that it has Dishwasher safe blades, bowl, and lid.

  • Kristen January 2, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I like that it can knead :)

  • Tracy Guida January 2, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I love that has a storage space for the cord and that is one of the most important things to me with appliances. I hate dangling cords.

  • elizabeth p January 3, 2017 at 12:59 am

    It’s super easy to use and dishwasher safe.

  • Cami Valenzuela January 3, 2017 at 1:51 am

    I really like the 5 attachments and storage case. Mine is a pain to use and store

  • Rebecca Graham January 3, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I like the dishwasher safe feature.

  • Tina W January 3, 2017 at 3:53 am

    So many cool features, but the cord storage is the one that stands out. So simple, but such an annoyance when you try to move it and the cord is flopping all over the place. Thoughtful touch.

  • Ashley C January 3, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I love the blade variations and the storage case! The chopper I have right now only has one setting and it seems to turn most things into mush instead of just chopping them!

  • Tari Lawson January 3, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I am excited by it’s ability to dice food.

  • Cynthia C January 3, 2017 at 6:31 am

    I like the dicing feature and the wide feed tube.

  • Dan Dykstra January 3, 2017 at 6:56 am

    My wife loves the feature of the Hamilton Beach mixer because it can Dice cubes, slice thick to thin, shred, knead, chop, mix and puree.

  • Rhonda Grisham January 3, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I really like that it has a 5 year limited warranty! I am huge on companies that stand behind their product.

  • Cheryl January 3, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I’m most excited about the 5 attachments and storage case.

  • kathy January 3, 2017 at 7:35 am

    I like the 5 year warranty

  • gala January 3, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I like its heavy-duty construction

  • Tracy Pryor January 3, 2017 at 8:26 am

    My favorite feature is the 3-in-1 big mouth feed tube.

  • Christina Sparks January 3, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I like that it can dice cubes, slice thick to thin, shred, knead, chop, mix and puree.

  • Donna Clifford January 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

    easy stack and snap

  • amanda lea January 3, 2017 at 11:10 am

    It being BPA free is a plus!

  • Tracy Davis January 3, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I really like that it has a 5 year warranty.

  • Suzanne K January 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I love just about everything about this! I’ll pick the 3-in-1 Big Mouth feed tube for my favorite feature.

  • Kristen M January 3, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    The 3 in one feed tube looks handy for processing a variety of shapes and sizes.

  • Joanna Allison January 3, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I’m most excited about the 3 in one feed tube.

  • Mita January 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I like the 5 attachments and storage case.

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