What’s the Best Food Processor? (A Product Review)

For any cuisine, but especially the vegan cuisine, the food processor is essential. I’ve had a small one, which was good enough, but since it only had a two cup capacity, I couldn’t use it for big meals. So, I started looking for larger food processors, with more capacity and of better quality; and Hamilton Beach is a brand I trust.

The Hamilton Beach food processor comes with many perks. It is exactly what I need to make more delicious recipes that I would love to share on my blog.

Chop Chop

Cashew nuts are one of the main ingredients for homemade vegan cheese. The easiest way to chop them up is in a food processor. There are other ways to prepare vegan cheese, you can use potatoes, and other types of nuts, but I personally prefer the ones made with cashews, and I really love the homemade vegan cheeses that are based on a combination of cashew nuts and russet potatoes.

In my next post I will definitely discuss vegan cheeses, share a recipe, and make some fondue. Yummy, I’m looking forward to that 🙂


Today, I’d like to review the Hamilton Beach food processor for you. I own several kitchen gadgets from Hamilton Beach, and I love them. They last a long time and they do not break. At least, they didn’t break in my kitchen. Just do not slam the thing on the counter or don’t do any other damaging action, and then say “hey, Christine said that this wasn’t supposed to break.” Be always gentle, right? 😉

So, things to cut up in your food processor are: nuts, fruits, bread (for crumbs), crackers, veggies (great to chop onions, no more tears). You can grate, mince, chop, puree, and mix your food. For me, it has been an excellent tool to make vegan pie bases and crusts that are based on nuts.


Hamilton Beach Food Processor – Pros and Cons


  • Price: you get great value for a good price
  • Versatile
  • It has a bowl scraper. That means that you don’t have to stop every now and then to scrape down the sides 🙂 It’s done while you chop.
  • Capacity: 10 cups
  • Large feed chute ==> less prep time
  • Dishwasher safe
  • It includes a slice/shred disc and an S-blade for mixing, chopping, and pureeing


  • I don’t see any cons. The Hamilton Beach food processor has received many great reviews on Amazon, and it is also considered easy to clean. Nonetheless, some users claim that it is not that easy to clean. This food processor is pretty compact, so I think it all depends on how you clean or what your expectations are.

Do I Recommend it?

As a regular user of food processors, my answer is yes, I wholeheartedly recommend the Hamilton Beach food processor. It is compact, so that makes it easy to store in your kitchen cupboard. The price is great. A bowl of 10 cups capacity is perfect for me, and I love the fact that it has a bowl scraper and a feed chute. I never liked stopping the processor halfway, take the lid off, then scrape down the sides off manually, put the lid back on, make sure it clicks, and then start processing again. With the built in bowl scraper I can forget about that hassle 🙂

The best price is on Amazon and delivery is free (check conditions on the product page). And it would be a good idea to get it before I write my next post about vegan fondues. So, then you’ll have a food processor ready to use for my recipe 🙂 😉 There you go, that’s a good incentive 😉


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22 thoughts on “What’s the Best Food Processor? (A Product Review)”

  1. I’m trying to remember what brand mine is at home, I thought it was a Hamilton Beech too but the base looks a little different. I absolutely love my food processor and wish someone had given me one when I first moved out! I want to make sure that my daughter has a food processor and a crockpot when she moves out next year. I have never tried vegan cheese based on nuts so I look forward to to your next article.

  2. Thanks for reviewing Hamilton Beach food processor. If you trust them, then I trust you. It looks like a great machine for less than $50. And I bet it’ll pay off itself many times in the future. Thanks again.

  3. Hi, Christine,
    I am happy I found this post. This is what I am looking for now. I use Hamilton Beach coffee maker, for the preparation of my coffee and I was looking for a food processor from the same brand. And love it. Can you give me more advice to help me make the right choice? A Hamilton Beach food processor for 4 people.
    Thank you!

  4. I love Hamilton Beach products! My HB stand mixer is the workhorse of my kitchen and I don’t know what I’d do without it. I have a different brand of food processor and it’s too bulky and clunky for my small kitchen. If it ever conks out, I’ll definitely consider getting a Hamilton Beach replacement. Great review!

  5. Hi Christine, I was surprised that this Processor has a 10 cup capacity.  That is pretty big, that’s awesome

    I also like that It has a bowl scraper..  I have never seen one of those, seems it would save a lot of time

    Can I put Potatoes in this Hamilton Beach Food Processor?

    • Hi Phil,

      Yes, you can put potatoes in it. That will work too. I also like the bowl scraper, it really saves a lot of time.

      Thanks for visiting again!

  6. I just read through an excellent review for another kitchen appliance on your website and this one on what the best food processor is caught my eye so I decided to have a look. I am glad I did, as I was going to make a purchase of a blender and a food processor today.

    The last article convinced me about which blender to buy, and this one on the Hamilton Beach Food Processor has convinced me to go with this brand as I make these purchases. I like the looks of it, the features are more than adequate for my family’s needs, and the price is also reasonable. Thanks once again, I love the content you have on your website!

    • Hi Dave,

      I’m so glad I helped you with your purchases today 🙂  This food processor has a great capacity for families. 

      Happy blending and processing! 🙂

  7. Hello Christine,

    Thanks for providing a good review of Hamilton Beach food processor.

    I don’t have any food processor in my kitchen yet. I am searching for some good and useful food processor. I found Hamilton is the best one for my kitchen in a good price range, after reading your review on Hamilton food processor.

    Thank you


  8. Nice review Christine and I absolutely agree with you point about opening up the processor halfway through to rearrange the ingredients.  Probably even more important that there is as little intervention as possible like that in the current health environment.

    I see lots of of reviews for food processors on the net many of which are sourced from Amazon.  Can I ask you what you think the absolute biggest selling point of this one is over all of the others that you have looked at please?


    • Hi Hamish,

      I like Hamilton Beach in general, they offer excellent products, and I also have a Hamilton Beach food processor at home. It is a great one, not too many buttons, it is perfect for what I need, and it has lasted me for years 🙂 

  9. Thanx for giving us a good article. We can learn more things from this.
    Hamilton Beach food processor is the best item for households. I was using a Hamilton beach food processor in my family. There is 10 cup capacity. The best product at a low rate.

    I want to share your article in social media so that more of my friends can know more about best food processors.

  10. Thank  you for your post. it is a timely article for me. I broke my food processor and plan to buy a new one, but never take time to do the research.

    Here comes your article. It is so nice that I can have the the best food processor. I particularly like your pros and cons analysis of the product. It is perfect for me and has all functions I am looking for. We have a family of four and the capacity of processor fit our needs.

    I am definitely going to purchase this food processor. I had a check of the price and it is $45, which fits my budget.

    It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing such a great article among us. I really enjoyed this post. Here you have discussed in detail the best Food Processor. Currently, the use of the Food Processor is increasing day by day. Now People are choosing Food processors. In my opinion, This is better than any other option. I think, With 10 cups of capacity, this food chopper is perfect for home cooks. In mere seconds it can chop Food or vegetables. I used it myself. People can easily operate the Food Processor due to quick responses. I’m so impressed. I think this article is useful for everyone. 
    Lastly, I would like to share this post on my social media so everyone can know about the best Food Processor. Thanks


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