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.
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
- 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 😉